As romantic as a night in sounds, eating takeout on Valentine’s Day is a real bummer. Though dinner at one of the most romantic restaurants in Miami might not guarantee excitement either. Have yourself a real love fest this holiday and heed one of our suggestions for Valentine’s Day dinner in Miami. The list of restaurants, with options in South Beach, Wynwood and just about every corner of the city, features places with Valentine’s Day specials designed to feed you, make you tipsy and get you in the mood.
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Valentine’s Day dinner in Miami
The Coral Gables restaurant lets you customize a multicourse meal with options from a list of Valentine’s Day-themed specials and its regular menu, all priced á la carte. Festive dishes include a salad topped with lobster medallions and risotto with wild baby strawberries, champagne and hamachi tartare.
The Standard Spa’s scenic, waterfront restaurant introduces a handful of holiday-inspired offerings, such as a gourmet spiny lobster with a honey mango salad and a delicate tuna crudo dressed in Peruvian huancaina sauce. Dishes are priced á la carte.
Toast to your current romantic status with a Cupid Blossom: Russian Standard vodka, St-Germain, lemon juice, muddled strawberries and a prosecco topper. That should work up your appetite to try specials like the Florida red snapper crudo, wood oven Maine lobster and dark chocolate flourless cake. Single or taken, this is one meal not to be missed.
Not that the Matador Room needs keeping it sexy, the Jean-Georges spot inside the Edition offers a series of dressed-up dishes that ensure your Valentine’s Day feel special. Start with a sea trout sashimi salad and then move on to seared diver scallops and a wagyu tenderloin with black truffle. Dessert is an expected twist: strawberry-shaped Valrhona chocolate with a strawberry glaze. Pop bottles of Dom Perignon Brut 2006 for $275 (or $50 a glass)—because V-Day.
Ladies looking for a fun Galentine’s Day option should head to Market at the Edition: Feast on salmon crudo (to share), three oysters, angel hair pasta, parmesan chicken and a special Valentine’s Day dessert for just $40. Turn up with unlimited rosé for an extra $30.
Rolling solo? Dragonfly throws a party on the patio for singles, featuring a welcome cocktail, BOGO deals on drinks all night and passed appetizers for just $20. Couples will want to make a reservation for the restaurant’s prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu ($70)—a mix of cooked items and sushi. It’s available for lunch and dinner, should you find yourself with two Valentines this year.
Dinner is either your typical a-la-carte love fest of LT’s signature items or a three-course prix-fixe menu ($85) that includes your choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert from a list of specials. After dinner, stick around for free live music performances in the lobby.
Take a make-believe trip France by way of Villa Azur, the stunning, European-themed restaurant in South Beach. The á-la-carte menu is loaded with shareable plates like steak tartare, seafood ceviche, a bone-in rib-eye steak for two. Expect lots of candles and chill beats by DJ Stephan M.
We’re suckers for La Mar’s skyline view on a regular day, which makes the romantic spot for any V-Day celebration. In addition to the upscale Peruvian dishes on the menu, chef Diego Oka puts out a series of specials just for the day: stone crabs with oysters and leche de tigre; lobster with squash and ricotta ravioli and black truffles; and a Peruvian white corn cake with chicha morada sorbet. All items are priced á la carte.
The three-course menu ($75) at Three is packed with the delicious food you’d expect from the Norman Van Aken establishment: creamy conch chowder, pork two ways and the peanut opera cake. The white sturgeon caviar, available as a mid-course add-on, is what makes the restaurant a worthy candidate for your Valentine’s Day feasting.
If Italian is your bag, La Moderna will woo you with a prix-fixe, four-course menu that includes shrimp tartare with stracciatella cheese, a trio of zucchini blossoms, house-made gnocchi and glazed beef tenderloin. Dinner is $80 per person and includes an assortment of classic Italian pastries for a sweet finish.
The gorgeous waterfront restaurant Kiki on the River is as good a place as any to toast to love. So book a couple seats this Valentine’s Day (and, trust us, ask to sit outside). At $85 a person, enjoy a dinner with plenty of options for seafood and land lovers—plus a chocolate hazelnut mousse cake with gold flake for your sweet tooth. It’s a solid choice for both new couples and couples with some time under their belts.