Valentine’s Day 2011 – Restaurants


Where & when to treat your special someone for Valentine’s Day 2011

660 at the Angler’s
Offers a three-course selection of “romance-inducing” dishes, including risotto of wild mushrooms, Chilean sea bass and DIY s;mores fondue. $150 per person, available 5-11pm. 660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-594-5811.

1500 at the Eden Roc
Woos guest with a four-course feast. The menu is available Monday, Feb 14 from 6-10:3pm and includes tuna crudo, olive oil poached salmon and short ribs. $95 per person. 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-5594

A Fish Called Avalon
Offers an expansive pre-fixe menu featuring a choice of 9 appetizers, 8 entrees and 4 desserts. Menu items include chopped salad, South African lobster tales, pan seared branzino & roasted Canadian salmon. 700 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-532-1727

Angelique Euro Café
Begins celebrating Thursday with a champagne tasting & live jazz. The restaurant is then offering a three-course prix fixe menu Friday-Sunday. Menu highlights include Florida lobster & mushroom risotto, filet mignon and Gorgonzola smashed potatoes. $52. 117 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-529-9922.

Area 31
Features a Valentine’s Day menu geared towards chocolate lovers. Highlights include marinated shrimp with cauliflower, white chocolate & mizuna and cocoa nib crusted foie gras. The menu is available Fri – Monday and the restaurant will also host a special Valentine’s Day happy hour on Monday from 6-11pm with live music, sparkling rose and tasty sweets. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way., Miami; 305-424-5234

Asia de Cuba
Woos lovers with a five-course dinner from 7pm-midnight. The menu includes signature dishes like tunapica, Kobe style beef dumplings and sweet soy wild salmon. $75 per person, regular menu also available. 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305-514-1500.

Celebrates Valentine’s Day with a  four-course menu from 7-11pm. Menu highlights include cauliflower risotto, crab stuffed Maine lobster and warm chocolate tuffle cake. $125 per person. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami; 305-913-8332.

Bangkok, Bangkok
Offers a special dinner menu. Choose an appetizer, entree and dessert while enjoy two complimentary glasses of house wine. $45 per couple. 157 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables; 305-444-2397.

Banyan Restaurant at the Hyatt Bonaventure in Weston
Offers an eclectic menu from 5:30-10pm. Highlights include filet mignon, shrimp ouzo and a chocolate strawberry champagne cupcake for two. $39 per person. 250 Racquet Club Rd., Weston; 954-616-1234.

Bertoni Brick Oven Pizza and Lounge
Offers complimentary raspberry mimosas upon arrival then the choice of two prix fixe menus ($35 per person and $39 per person). Highlights include fried calamari, pizza and homemade cannelloni. 15180 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami; 305-354-4669

Big City Tavern
Woos lovers with a special a la carte menu. Highlights include prosciutto with burrata, handmade ricotta gnocchi and red velvet cake. 954-727-0307.

BLT Steak at the Betsy
Woos lovers with a four-course feast. Menu highlights include local red snapper crudo, pan roasted halibut and Chilean Wagyu flat iron. $85 per person. 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-673-0044

BRIO Tuscan Grille
Invites guests to enjoy a “Taste of Tuscany” with a special a la carte menu featuring primavera formaggio, beef medallions with black pepper shrimp and fresh catch with lobster & shrimp salad. Menu available Friday, Feb 11-Monday, Feb 14 from 4pm to close. The Village at Gulfstream Park: 600 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach; 954-362-1600

Blue Door Fish at the Delano
Offers a “heart pounding” four-course menu including coho salmon, Belone oysters, black sea bass and red velvet molded lava cake. $99 per person, includes two glasses of champagne. Dinner available from 7-11:30pm. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-6400.

Café Sambal
Woos lovers with a four-course candlelit dinner from 6-11pm. The menu includes duck consumer, petit raw bar, lobster raviolis and cupcakes with passion fruit lollipop. $75 per person. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami; 305-913-8332.

Caffe da Vinci
Offers a special a la carte Valentine’s Day menu. Highlights include a portobello tower, grilled filet mignon and homemade shrimp ravioli. 1009 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbor Island; 305-861-8166.

China Grill Fort Lauderdale
Offers guests a choice of two prixe-fixe menus from Friday-Monday. Indulge in a five-course feast featuring spicy beef & scallion dumplings and lobster pancakes. Or chose a Surf & Turf and dessert for two. $69 per person for five-course menu, $95 per couple for the surf & turf dinner. 1881 Southeast 17 St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-759-9950.

Cha Cha Rooster
Treats all double dates to a complimentary bottle of bubbly or Chambord specialty cocktails on Feb 14. 1120 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-455-2231.

China Grill Miami Beach
Offers its regular a la carte menu as well as select Valentine’s Day dishes for two, including a 36oz Creekstone Farms porterhouse. 404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-2211.

Costa Grill at Sunny Isles’ Acqualina Resort
Celebrates Valentine’s Day with a four-course beachside feast. Pair rose petals and live music with menu highlights like pan roasted snapper and macadamia crusted lamb rack. Available Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Feb 12-14) from 7-10:30pm. $110 per person. 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 877-496-3110.

Da Campo Osteria
Celebrates with a  special a la carte menu from 5-10pm. Highlights include tuna tartar, risotto of the day, salt crusted branzino and short rib osso buco. 3333 NE 32 Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-226-5002

Woos guests with a five-course feast available Friday-Monday (Feb 11-14) from 7-11pm. Menu highlights include tuna tartar, foie gras and roasted beef tenderloin. $70 per person. 485 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-503-4400.

Invites guests to celebrate with a six-course Love’s Journey dinner. Available in the dining room and the hotel’s Tiki cabana and gazebo (for an additional fee), the menu includes a grilled winter vegetable Napoleon, chardonnay butter poached lobster tail and hazelnut crusted rack of lamb. Available Friday through Monday (Feb 11-14). $185 per couple, includes a bottle of Hogue Genesis wine. $285 for a private meal in a Tiki cabana or gazebo. 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-908-5458.

Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant
Is hosting a red dress party on Feb 12 for single ladies. Sip discounted “pear pink knickers” cocktails and wear a red dress for a free drink. 900 S Miami Ave., Miami; 786-924-0972.

The Forge
Is offering a special aphrodisiac-centric menu with course named Foreplay, entree and After the Climax and ingredients including oysters, truffles and dark chocolate. 432 41 St., Miami Beach; 305-532-8533.

Woos lovers with a four-course feast including avocado & octopus salad, pan seared sea bass and lobster & veal. 4 Grove Isle, Coconut Grove; 305-858-8300.

Gotham Steak
Treats guest to a private, poolside cabana dining experience offered exclusively on Monday, Feb 14th. Inside white draped cabanas, diners can choose from two tasting menus that Kumamoto oysters, Maine Lobster and Dover sole carved tableside. Each menu includes a bottle of
Champagne, flowers and personalized butler service. $500 – $700 per couple. From Feb 11-14 Gotham is also offering a four-course prix-fixe menu in the restaurant. The menu includes Maine lobster risotto and Chateaubriand. $250 per couple. 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach;  877-326-7412.

The Grill on the Alley
Offers a special Tomahawk Chop for Two designed to be shared. Choose one starter, two side dishes, one bone-in 32oz rib chop carved tableside and a signature chocolate cake for two. $110. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 305-466-7195

Offers diners a three-course Valentine’s Day menu Feb 12-14. Highlights include lobster edamame with sushi style rice, filet mignon Freekeh risotto and honey glazed salmon. 30 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables; 305-569-0908.

Il Mulino
Offers a special four-course Valentine’s Dinner beginning at 5:30pm on Feb 14. $125 per person. 17875 Collins Ave.,
Sunny Isles Beach; 877-496-3110.

Ireland’s Steakhouse
Offers couples a three-course “intimate, fine-dining” experience on Saturday, Feb 13 and Monday, Feb 14 from 5:30-10pm. Menu items include P.E.I mussels meuniere, an 18 oz porter house and red velvet cake. 250 Racquet Club Rd., Weston; 954-616-1234.

Jaguar Ceviche
Offers a five-course Latin American menu. Highlights include ceviche Nuevo, Sebastian crab cake and filet mignon. $32. 3067 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; 305-444-0216.

Joey’s Italian Café
Offers a three-course menu on Monday, Feb 14 from 6pm-midnight. Menu highlights include bay scallops, lobster ravioli and whole Florida snapper. $80 per person, includes ½ bottle of champagne per couple. 2506 NW 2 Ave., Wynwood; 305-438-0488.

La Cofradia
Offers a three-course Peruvian feast. The menu includes cebiche eros, grilled baby octopus and lust chocolate turrnone. $150 per couple, includes one bottle of Montes wine and two glasses of port wine. Dinner available Sat-Monday. 160 Andalusia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-914-1300.

La Dorada
Is offering special menu selections, including baby grilled lamb chops and jumbo shrimp. 177 Giralda Ave., Coral Gabes; 305-446-2002.

Le Provencal Restaurant
Is treating couples to two French prix fixe menus. Choose between a three-course meal for $37 or a four-course meal for $46. 266 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-448-8984

Celebrates the holiday live jazz and a special a la carte menu featuring crispy Oriental style shrimp, wood-oven baked lamb rack and sea bass. 163 NE 39 St., Miami; 305-572-1400.

Maya Tapas & Grill
Offers a prix fixe menu for two Feb 13 & 14. Menu highlights include a glass of champage, fettucini shrimp scampi and Spanish roasted bonesless half chicken. $49.95 per couple. 530 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-532-4747 and 809 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-538-0058.

The Miami Seaquarium
Invites couples to Dine with the Dolphins Monday from 8-10pm. Enjoy a candlelight dinner under the stars, two annual passes to the park and two Dolphin Odyssey experience certificates. Dolphin Odyssey is a 90-minute experience that includes feeding, touching & learning about the animals. $398 per couple. 4400 Rickenbacker Cawy., Key Biscayne; 305-365-2501

The National Hotel Miami Beach
Offers a “decadent” menu featuring grilled prawns, lamb chops and chocolate raspberry souffle. Dinner available from Sat, Feb 12 through Mon, Feb 14. $150 per couple. 1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-532-2311.

Nikki Beach
Hosts a love affair Sunday, Feb 13 with a Sweetheart Sunday Brunch from 11am-4pm. The brunch will be paired with live entertainment and ladies are invited to wear red in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Movement. $42.95. 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-538-1111

Norman’s 180
Offers Valetine’s Day specials including Blue Point oysters and seafood-stuffed lobster. 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-529-5180.

Offers diners a special Valetine’s Day menu Saturday through Monday. 1414 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-403-0900; 620 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne; 305-362-0900; 121 Alhambra Pl., Coral Gables; 305-557-0900.

Ortanique on the Mile
Treats couples to a special “Love Birds” menu featuring Rocke Island oysters, pan seared scallops and roasted lamb chops. 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-446-7710

Offers parties of two or more a free bottle of wine with any $40 purchase. 130 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-764-3040.

Pairs the romance of Valentine’s Day with the action of Lincoln Road with its three course feast. The menu includes handmade gnocchi, beef tenderloin and Maine lobster. $85 per person. 1014 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-531-4833.

RA Sushi
Hosts a Valentine’s Day Meet Market on Sunday, Feb 13. From 8pm-midnight singles can indulge indiscounted liquid courage and “love bites” like “me-so hungry soup, r-eeel love roll and a cupid crunch roll.” 5829 SW 73 St., South Miami; 305-341-0092 for info.

Randazzo’s Little Italy
Offers “Southern Italian soul food at sweetheart deals” with a three-course menu. Highlights include caprese salad, heart shaped lobster ravioli and lobster fra Diablo. $55 per person. 385 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-448-7002.

Red Koi
Treats diners to a complimentary glass of champagne. 317 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-442-8552.

The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove
Woos lovers with a sweetheart champagne brunch Sunday, Feb 13 from 11:30am-3:30pm. The brunch buffet includes a carving station, Italian favorites and free-flowing champagne. Come Monday. Bella Notte offers a five-course feast featuring crispy oysters, Chilean sea bass and Colorado rack of lamb. Brunch $75 per adult. Dinner $97 per person, includes one glass of champagne. 3300 SW 27 Ave., Coral Gables; 305-644-4680.

The Setai
Offers guest a choice between a five or seven-course tasting menu on Valentine’s Day (five-course available Saturday as well). Highlights include yellow tail hamachi, Kushi oyster and Sonoma Duck foie gras. $110 for five-course menu, $45 additional for wine pairings, $155 for seven-course menu, $55 addditiona for wine pairings. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-520-6000.

Greets lovers with a three-course feast on Monday, Feb 14 from 6pm-midnight. Menu highlights include pan seared scallops, grouper a la plancha and grilled rib-eye. $75 per person. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3111.

Celebrates with live entertainment and a special dinner prepared by Chef Paul Suriel. Menu highlights include oysters, filet mignon wrapped in bacon and chocolate soufflé. Dinner available from 5-11pm. 5556 NE 4 Ct., Miami; 305-759-3117.

Spris Coral Gables
Offers a Valentine’s Day dinner for two – one appetizer, two main courses & a bottle of house red or white. $59. 2305 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-444-3388.

Pairs Godiva and vodka with the launch of its new line of vodkas. Sip Godiva chocolate and raspberry chocolate vodka while nibbling on a special Valentine’s Day menu. Singles encouraged. 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beachl 305-604-6988.

Steak 954
Celebrates with a special a la carte menu featuring Nueske bacon & scallops, Thai style lobster salad and yellowfin tuna. Dinner available from 5:30-11pm. 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach
Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-414-8333.

Offers a special a la carte Valetine’s Day menu on Monday, Feb 14. Highlights include tuna tartare and truffle butter poached lobster. 3250 NE 1 Ave., Miami; 786-369-0353.

Sushi Samba Dromo
Woos lovers with a tasting menu featuring scallops dumpling soup, a trio of Gunkan, poached langoustnies and Wagyu beef ishiyahki for two. $70 per person, regular a la carte menu also available. 600 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-673-5337

Offers its regular a la carte menu and treats guests to one complimentary glass of champagne with their dessert order. 3252 NE 1 Ave., Miami; 305-424-9079.

Talavera Cocina Mexicana
Offers a five-course meal featuring Guaca-shrimp, fresh corn soup and seared petit beef. $32. 2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-444-2955.

The Trapiche Room at the JW Marriott
Welcomes guests with a three-course Valetine’s Day dinner available Saturday (Feb 12) and Monday (Feb 14). The menu includes lobster bisque, rack or lamb and sea bass. $75 per person. 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-329-3656.

Van Dyke Café
Celebrates Valentine’s Day with a “Love and Jazz” concert by Michele Manzo and a special three-course menu. Menu highlights include ceviche & shrimp, lobster ravioli and grilled salmon. $45 per person, includes a glass of champagne. 846 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-532-1233.

Via Luna at the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale
Offer diners a special Valentine’s Day dinner Feb 11-14 from 6-10pm. Highlights include a champagne toast, ahi tuna tartar and zuppa di pesce with scallops, langoustines and blue crab, $65 per person. 1 N Ft Lauderdale Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-465-2300.

Vino e Olio
Plays cupid with a “sinful” four-course menu available Friday through Monday. Menu highlights include seared Florida shrimp and scallops, hearts of burrata homemade ravioli and amberjack tataki. $68 per person, optional wine pairing an additional $30. 139 NE 39 St, Miami; 305-573-0707.

Vita by Bâoli
Offers sprinkled rose petals, a Frank Sinatra cover singer and a new Mediterranean menu. 1906 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-8822.

Yard House
Offers its annual Valentine’s Day aphrodisiac menu Friday, Feb 11 through Monday, Feb 14. Highlights include shrimp ceviche, lobster mac & cheese and grilled rib eye. 320 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables; 305-447-9273; 601 Silks Run, Hallandale; 954-454-9950.

Wish at the The Hotel
Offers a special surf and turf menu Monday (Feb 14) from 6-10pm. The three-course feast includes hamachi sashimi, butter poached Maine lobster and pan seared beef tenderloin. $75. 801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-9474.


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