With a fantastic beachline, Miami is definitely one of the most romantic places to be on Valentine’s Day. Miami has a slew of plush restaurants that offer an amazing view of the city, excellent food, and a romantic atmosphere. Here’s a list of the top 10 most romantic Valentine’s restaurants in Miami to pick your Valentine’s Day restaurant from.
10 Most Romantic Valentine’s Restaurants in Miami
With its pristine white setting and elegant dining, Bazaar Mar is a fine choice to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Specialties include seafood like Maryland blue crab mixed with Japanese mayo and salmon roe.
Must-try: Their California funnel cake ($13.00) and classic cobia ceviche ($26.00), among others.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio
This chic restaurant at the deluxe Mandarin Oriental on Brickell Key will make you proud to have chosen it. With unique, fusion-style Japanese-Peruvian food and fantastic waterfront views of Biscayne Bay, La Mar will definitely begin your special dinner on a grand note.
Must-try: Their classic ceviche ($22.00) made with a citrus-based marinade of ají limo chili peppers, fluke, cilantro, red onions, classic Leche de Tigre, and choclo.
Take your partner to Casa Tua for a Mediterranean experience on the most romantic night of all. Nestled inside a beautiful garden, Casa Tua extends a South-European menu that includes spaghetti, lasagna, beef tenderloin, lamb chops, and branzino.
While your partner is going through the extensive fine wine list, wrap up the dinner with Casa Tua’s signature tiramisu ($14.00) or the vanilla and orange crème brûlée ($14.00).
The Social Club
Situated right in the heart of Miami Beach, The Social Club is the right place to go with your Valentine if you are looking for a more fun night. The menu offers Southeastern American-style food fare and delicious cocktails. They also have a special Valentine’s Day three-course dinner menu on Tuesday, February 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Offering wonderful Italian food with authentic taste, Il Gabbiano displays a panoramic view of Biscayne Bay. This is one of the most expensive places in Miami; however, special occasions call for grand celebrations and Il Gabbiano is worth the splurge.
Must-try: Their creamy fettuccine Alfredo and spaghetti carbonara, each priced at $26.75, tender filet mignon with sautéed foie gras for $55.00, and the risotto with porcini mushrooms at $37.00.
660 at The Angler’s
In keeping with the spirit of Valentine’s Day, this South Beach restaurant also has a special Valentine’s Day dinner offer. From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., couples can enjoy a special three-course dinner accompanied with ever-flowing cava at a reasonable $65.00 per person ($50 without unlimited cava). The three-course meal includes a starter of steak tartare and black pepper-crusted tuna, pan-roasted NY strip and seared scallops for the main course, and for dessert, choose between strawberry shortcake or any one of their assorted, refreshing sorbets.
Sitting on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel, Area 31 is also celebrating Valentine’s Day with a three-course dinner offer, at $140.00 per couple. The exclusive Valentine’s Day dinner includes king crab tiradito served with jícama, rocoto peppers and avocado, striped bass bouillabaisse with prawns, scallops, new potatoes and saffron, and wagyu bone-in filet served with salsify and truffle salad. For dessert, there’s decadent red velvet cupcake. Couples will also be served Taittinger Champagne.
With a European appeal, Café Roval was designed to be a romantic getaway with a Zen theme. While the coral walls and antique chandeliers make the dine-in area attractive, the patio section is also quite alluring. Enjoy great dishes like yellowfin tuna crudo ($14.00), decadent oxtail buns ($14.00), and Malbec-braised short ribs ($34.00) while soaking in the charismatic view of palm trees, stone pathways, placid lagoons, and a cascading waterfall with a bronze Buddha at the center.
If your partner loves Chinese food and you don’t want to take them to just another Chinese restaurant on this special day, then consider Komodo. This upscale Asian restaurant on Brickell Avenue with oriental flavors will impress your partner with its swanky interiors and delicious menu.
Must try: Their Peking duck, the pastrami egg roll, and the cocktails. They have happy hour as well between 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Accented with dark wooden decor, contrasting sheer white drapes, and dim-lighting, Tamarina offers an intense atmosphere. This sophisticated fine-dinning place will definitely set the mood for the night with its top-notch Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and brilliant cocktails.
Must try: Start with oyster tasting ($3.00 to $4.00 each), followed by spinach-and-ricotta-stuffed ravioli ($25.00), salt-crusted branzino ($45.00), and end the romantic dinner with some tiramisu ($11.00).
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