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The hottest Valentine’s Day dinners in Miami

From themed prix-fixe options to a-la-carte deals, snag that Miami Valentine's Day dinner reservation while you can.

Eric Barton
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Eric Barton
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Going out to a restaurant for Valentine’s Day is like the Super Bowl, but both teams have been replaced with people who’ve never even seen the sport. It’s a night when people who don’t go out any other night of the year suddenly need a table at one of Miami's most romantic restaurants. Yes, it can be a novice day. Then again, are you prepared to tell your already-special someone that you didn’t make any plans this year? That Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark hoax? Whether or not that's your stance, if you want to survive a shot from cupid’s arrow, you’d best get to clicking confirm on that hot Valentine's reservation, and never underestimate the power of chocolates and flowers.

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Time Out Market Miami
  • Restaurants
  • South Beach
  • price 2 of 4

Time Out Market's Basque eatery gives couples several ways to celebrate this Valentine's Day. Getting together early? Book the Basque Experience, a Friday-only tasting menu that features eight seasonally inspired dishes and daily specials. For the meat-loving couples out there, Chef is currently offering a $100 Txuleton menu for two. The deal includes two Estrella Damm beers, one codfish Piperade omelet, a 750-gram Txuleta (Basque T-bone steak), shishito peppers and french fries.

Valentine’s Day dinner in Miami

  • Restaurants
  • Korean
  • Design District

You’ll likely need to call in favors to score a table, but the reward for your hard work is a special “Tenderloin Love & Care” menu at $175 per person, featuring steak and eggs paired with a filet with milk toast and Kaluga caviar. It gets even better from there, including a 45-day dry-aged ribeye, a Japanese A5 filet and a soft-serve with heart-shaped sprinkles for dessert. There are lots of VIP add-ons available. Let's just hope you your spot before finishing this sentence. Feb 13, 14

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Coral Gables
  • price 3 of 4

Executive Chef Daniel Ganem dreamed up a five-course menu priced at $185 on the Monday before Valentine’s and $225 on the day of the holiday. An optional wine pairing will set you back another $155 per person. The menu includes a wahoo crudo with Cara cara navel orange, lobster ravioli with roe, an A5 ribeye with Perigord truffles and a red velvet and robiola heart with 50-year-old balsamic. There are also special cocktails, including the Love Potion No. 9, though it’s still on you to win over that date. Feb 13, 14

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Coral Gables
  • price 3 of 4

If scanning through prix-fixe menus is making you think they all look the same, chef Giorgio Rapicavoli is offering an antidote. His $125 dinner, with an optional wine pairing for $75, offers refreshingly adventurous dishes like Moscato-cured branzino, sea scallop saltimbocca with 600-day prosciutto and a tonka bean panna cotta with Lambrusco caramel and Amarena cherries. Feb 14

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Wynwood

The new, very good Wynwood restaurant from celebrated chef Brad Kilgore is offering two special Valentine's-themed menus all February, starting at $90 for four courses or $140 for seven. There are oven-baked oysters, steak au poivre, tortellini with black truffles and a baked Florida semifreddo that’s set aflame at the table, just like your date’s eyes will be when you reveal where you're headed.

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Brickell
  • price 4 of 4

LPM will serve up a “French Kiss” prix-fixe menu at $225 per person this holiday. It includes carpaccio de thon with caviar, truffle linguine and a choice of three entrees (though we’d go with the Côelettes D’Agneau Vivienne, lamb chops every bit as pretty as the bouquet you hopefully brought your date). At the end, select from chocolate mousse or Gâteau au Fromage Frais,  a French cheesecake that'll make the entire night feel oh so very ParisFeb 14

  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • South of Fifth
  • price 4 of 4

The restaurant in the lobby of the Marriott Stanton South Beach has a $90 five-course meal that shows off its prowess with Asian fusion, including duck croquette with foie gras and a sashimi tuna tasting. But you’re going to have some serious FOMO watching people walk through the speakeasy-like door into The Den, a Michelin-starred omakase that’s offering 20 courses with a welcome drink for $325. Feb 14

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Chef Michael Beltran opened many new doors since this time last year, and his new French spot in the Miami Worldcenter Caoba residential tower sounds like a fine place for a romantic dinner. He's put together a four-course menu that includes lots of options and add-ons, like venison tartare, squid provençale, turbot and an opera cake. Feb 14

  • Restaurants
  • Pan-Asian
  • Wynwood

Austin transplant Uchi will offer a 10-course, $400 omakase tasting menu including king crab, roasted mushrooms and Ōra King salmon for those who planned ahead and got a table. But there’s good news for the sweatpants-wearing, last-minute planners among us: the special is also available as an eight-course to-go order for the slightly easier to swallow price of $250 per person.

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  • Restaurants
  • Fusion
  • South Beach

With a theme described as a French-Japanese izakaya and a heavy command of the accent keys on a keyboard, Sérêvène will offer a special menu of one-night-only dishes for $109, plus a $49 optional wine pairing and another $49 optional-but-you-should-splurge-for-it black truffles add-on. The menu ends with a “cookie sandwich” of amaretto brittle and flaming meringue, guaranteeing your night will conclude with at least one fire emoji. Feb 14

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If celebrating the holiday as if you were in Tel Aviv sounds about right, this spot in the South of Fifth neighborhood on Miami Beach has a $115 per person menu that starts with prosecco, covers a full-on gamut of Mediterranean dishes and ends with either baklava-pistachio gelato or tahini creme brulee. There’s a wine pairing option too, because, hey, you’re in Tel Aviv, at least for the night. Feb 14

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If your date for the Big Night Out is a diehard carnivore but also not into the staid (read: boring) atmosphere of most steakhouses, head out west to Pinecrest for Platea, a Peruvian steakhouse from chef-owner Fernando Salazar. There’s a special $100 menu that includes tostones with wagyu picanha, sashimi octopus, a surf-and-turf tomahawk with lobster and something sweet to cut the meat sweats: flourless chocolate cake with dulce du leche mousse. Feb 14

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  • Restaurants
  • Seafood
  • Downtown
  • price 3 of 4

Sparkly downtown skyline views come free, but the prix-fixe menu will cost you $165 with options for each course. Our pick: beets with ricotta, scallops with sea urchin and roasted fig with walnuts and vanilla gelato (because everybody else on your Instagram will be doing chocolate). Feb 14

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  • Restaurants
  • South Beach
  • price 3 of 4

Putting the G in OG as usual, Barton G will serve up an appropriately over-the-top menu that includes lobster pop tarts, crab ceviche and a seafood bubble bath, a seafood boil platter served in a bathtub-shaped bowl (DM photos of this one, please). There are also couples cocktails so you can sip from giant goblets at the same time, because Valentine’s. Feb 14

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  • Restaurants
  • Soul and southern American
  • South Miami
  • price 2 of 4

A four-course Southern-inspired menu will include a Riesling-poached pear carpaccio, gnocchi with duck confit and strawberry shortcake. Guests can add a four-course beverage pairing for $25. Fifty bucks per person makes this a solid budget pick for the holiday, even with $25 for booze. Feb 14

  • Restaurants
  • Mediterranean
  • Miami
  • price 3 of 4

The Parrot Jungle island restaurant where views are served up on a family-style platter, Joia Beach is offering a special Prix-fixe menu and entertainment experience dubbed Oui, Joia Amour. For $175 a person, you’ll get beef tenderloin carpaccio, a surf and turf filet with a lobster tail, a dessert platter and a glass of Barons de Rothschild Brut Champagne to toast to that never-ending view of the skyline. Feb 14

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