Valentines Day 2013: Where to eat, drink and romance in Miami

 

Valentines Day 2013: Where to eat, drink and romance in Miami

Romantic dinner

By Valerie Nahmad Schimel

Valentines Day 2013: Where to eat, drink & romance...

660 At The Angler's
Offers a three-course menu featuring grilled octopus ceviche, heirloom tomato salad, pork filet and Angus NY steak. $125 per couple.
660 At The Angler's: 660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-534-9600

III Forks
Presents a sweetheart menu combining a III Forks salad, broiled tenderloin, truffled mashed potatoes and a chocolate lovers’ dessert. $140 per couple. A la carte wine and champagne specials also available.
III Forks Prime Steakhouse: 501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach; 954-457-3920


Angelique Euro Café
Presents a four-course dinner menu Feb. 14-16 featuring a glass of sparkling wine, Gruyere gourges, escargo a la Provencal, filet mignon and lobster gnocchi. $49 per person. The restaurant will also be offering brunch Feb 16-17 featuring Parisian Omelets, Rioja steak-n-huevos and moules meuniere.
Angelique Euro Café: 117 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-529-9922

Area 31
Is offering a special a la carte menu featuring Sebastian Inlet oysters,“Not Your Mom’s Surf and Turf” (seared scallops, braised veal cheek, black trumpet mushrooms, spaghetti squash, polenta) and goat cheese panna cotta. The Epic Hotel is also offering a Wine & Dine package featuring a private cabana, three-course dinner and bottle of wine ($150 per person).
Area 31 at Epic Hotel: 270 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-424-5234

Augello’s
Presents a package including a welcome cocktail, bottle of Prosecco Foss Marai, sea bream carpaccio, rose petal risotto with caviar and chocolate mousse. $170 per couple
Augello’s: 801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Azul

Woos lovers with a five-course menu presenting oysters with champagne apple gelee, duck tartar & truffles, mushroom conomme and lobster medallions & roasted veal loin. $120 per person
Azul: 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami; 305-913-8358

Banyan Restaurant
Is offering a three-course pre fixe feast featuring Chelsea salad, lobster bisque, filet, grilled salmon and chocolate pots de creme. $39 per person
Banyan Restaurant at Bonaventure Resort & Spa: 250 Racquet Club Rd, Weston; 954-349-5744

Bianca
Presents a special menu featuring a glass of champagne, tagliolini ala aragosta with a three-pound Maine lobster and chocolate fondue. $200 per couple
Bianca at the Delano: 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-5752

Bizcaya
Offers a four-course dinner standing with a glass of bubbly. $75 per person
Bizcaya at Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove: 3300 SW 27 Ave, Coconut Grove; 305-644-4675

 

Bloom
Offers a four-course couples sharing menu featuring lobster shaken, ocean trout, Washu rib eye and chocolate Machu Pichu cake. $55 per person or $110 per couple.
Bloom Wynwood: 2751 N Miami Ave, Miami; 305-576-5443

BLT Steak
Offers specialty dishes like Peekytoe crab salad, Jackman Ranch Wagyu couloutte, cauliflower gratin and chocolate truffle torte. Available as a la carte blackboard specials or $70 three-course meal.
BLT Steak at the Betsy: 1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-673-0044

Bongos Cuban Café
Offers a four-course menu including a glass of wine or champagne; house salad; and choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Menus start at $35.
Bongos Cuban Café: 601 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami; 305-777-2100

 
Bourbon Steak
Woos with a three-course menu featuring lobster pot pie, porterhouse for two, truffle mac & cheese and banana upside down cake. $125 per person
Bourbon Steak at Turnberry Isle Miami: 19999 West Country Club Dr, Aventura; 786-279-6600

Cafe Prima Pasta
Presents a multi-course meal featuring a glass of champagne, Cupid's Caprese salad, tuna Osaka, secret garden risotto, red snapper and lover's lamb shank. $65 per person
Cafe Prima Pasta: 414 71 St, Miami Beach; 305-867-0106

Café Sambal
Presents a four-course dinner featuring lobster bisque, three cheese wontons, three-hour braised Kobe short ribs and a sweetheart bento box for dessert. $80 per person
Café Sambal: 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami; 305-913-8358

Cafeina
Celebrates with live jazz and packages for two or four people. The two-person Love-Locked package includes a bottle of pink champagne, a taste of Cafeina platter and chocolate covered strawberries ($89 per couple). The four-person Bubbly 'N Burgers package includes a bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial, beef sliders & truffle fries and chocolate covered strawberries ($159 for a group of 4).
Cafeina: 297 NW 23 St, Miami; 305-438-0792

Cascata Grill
Offers a “sensuous” three-course menu featuring lobster bisque, braised veal ravioli, southern-style duck over petite waffle and a château of beef for two people. $48 per person
Cascata Grill: 19999 West Country Club Dr, Aventura; 786-279-6800

Cioppino
Presents a six-course aphrodisiac dinner blending fig, honey and  chocolate flavors. $140 per person
Cioppino at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne: 455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne; 305-365-4286

Costa Grill
Presents a multi-course feast featuring endive & crab salad, grilled Caesar salad, branzino, filet mignon, chocolate raspberry cake, a Kir Royal toast and live music. $125 per person, seatings at 6 and 9pm
Costa Grill at Acqualina: 17875 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach; 855-591-8861

db Bistro Moderne
Presents his and hers tasting menus featuring citrus cured salmon, duo of duck, roasted Swiss char and raspberry & guanabana vacherin. $150 per person
db Bistro Moderne: 255 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-421-8800

De Rodriguez Cuba
Presents a three-course dinner featuring oysters Rodriguez, bay scallops ceviche and Chilean sea bass. $70 per person.
De Rodriguez Cuba: 101 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-672-6624

 

Devon Seafood + Steak
Offers a romantic three-course feast from Feb 14-17. Highlights include strawberries & baby greens salad, Maine lobster bisque, Ahi tuna, seared scallops and an 8oz filet Oscar.  $90 per couple, $49 per person
Devon Seafood + Steak: 11715 Sherri Lane, Kendall; 305-275-0226

Dolce
Presents a prix-fixe menu combining a glass of prosecco, baby spinach salad, lobster salad, filet mignon and black truffle ravioli. $75 per person
Dolce Italian: 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-673-0199

The Dome
Entices the senses with a four-course dinner featuring tricolor ceviche, oysters, braised short rib ravioli, candied love salad, Russian cod, chocolate delight and two glasses of champagne. $90 per person
The Dome: 271 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-648-4999

The Dutch
Celebrates with a three-course menu featuring roasted beets, tuna tartare, crispy branzino and Guiness-braised short ribs. $69 per person
The Dutch: 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305- 938-3111

Eating House
Celebrates with a six-course couples tasting menu. Highlights include a welcome glass of bubbles, whipped gazpacho, foie gras, sea scallops, cured duck breast and Tierra Nueva white chocolate. $69 per person, wine pairings available for additional $39 per person
Eating House: 804 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables; 305-448-6524

Eos
Woos lovers with a multi-course dinner featuring roasted beet salad, homemade tagliolini, Ora king salmon and spiced chocolate pot de creme. $140 per couple
Eos: 485 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-503-4400

Essensia
Present a four-course, wine-paired "passport to romance" exploring the world's most romantic cities - Paris, San Sebastian, San Francisco, Fez and Istanbul. Menu highlights include tortilla Espanola, Serrano ham wrapped dates, cioppino, Moroccan swordfish and Turkish delight. $95 per person or $135 per person with wine pairings.
Essensia at the Palms South Beach: 3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-908-5490

Fadó Irish Pub
Presents a pre-Valentine’s Day Singles Lock and Key party Saturday. On Feb 14, couples can share one appetizer, two entrees and a dessert in addition to drinking a specialty house cocktail.$45 per couple
Fadó Irish Pub: 900 S. Miami Ave, Miami; 786-924-0972

The Fed
Woos lovers with a four-course family-style menu combining stone crabs, oysters, duck, lobster and steak. $50 per person
The Fed: 5132 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-758-9559

Fix
Is wooing singles with "love bites" bar discounts including BOGO shots, half-priced draft beer and a 10pm single life champagne toast. The restaurant welcomes couples with a three-course dinner menu featuring honey glazed diver scallops, root vegetable crusted grouper and chocolate covered strawberries. $65 per person
Fix at the Blue Moon Hotel: 944 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-673-2262

Florida Cookery
Presents a four-course menu available at 6pm or 8:30pm. Highlights include butter-poached stone crab, Florida oyster stew, Latin-spice filet mignon and chocolate fondue cake. $70 for dinner, $125 for dinner and a bottle of red, white or sparkling wine.
Florida Cookery: 1545 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 786-276-0333

The Forge
Presents a “Love Menu” featuring Maine lobster thermidor, herb salad and oak grilled filet mignon. $75 per person
The Forge: 432 41 St, Miami Beach; 305-538-8533

Gotham Steak
Presents a decadent multi-course served in a private cabana. Menu includes Petrossian caviar, whole roasted rack of lamb, dover sole, flowers, personalized butler service and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut. $550 per couple
Gotham Steak: 877-326-7412


Grille 401
Presents specialty a la carte dishes like pan seared scallops, Florida stone crabs, Filet Las Olas and red velvet cake.
Grille 401: 401 E Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale; 954-767-0222

Haven
Woos lovers with a couple's Veuve Clicquot pairing menu. The four-course feast will include sugar, spice, naughty & nice themes. $75 per person.
Haven Gastro-Lounge: 1237 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-987-8885

Hakkasan
Presents a prix fixe Cantonese menu for two featuring Peking duck, wok-fried Wagyu beef and charcoal grilled honey Chilean sea bass. $350 per couple, two-person minimum
Hakkasan: 877-326-7412

Il Mulino
Celebrates with a three-course menu featuring a glass of champagne and “European fare highlighting farm-fresh ingredients.”
Il Mulino at Acqualina: 17875 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach; 305-466-9191

Ireland’s Steakhouse
Presents a la carte sweetheart dining specials for two including Oscietra caviar, stone crab, rack of lamb and chocolate heart & champagne strawberries.
Ireland’s Steakhouse at Bonaventure Resort & Spa: 250 Racquet Club Rd, Weston; 954-349-5656

Jaguar Ceviche, Peacock Garden Café  and Talavera
Are sweetening the day with a special chocolate berry bliss dessert blending warm chocolate cake, Chantilly cream, almond brittle and red berries ($12). Pair the dessert with two glasses of champagne for $25
Jaguar Ceviche: 3067 Grand Ave, Coconut Grove; 304-444-0216
Peacock Garden Café: 2889 McFarlane Rd, Coconut Grove; 305-774-3332
Talavera Restaurant: 2299 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables; 305-444-2955


Jelsomino

Offers a three-course dinner for two featuring sashimi, nigiri, filet mignon, a 10oz soft baked lobster tail and a bottle of Perrier Jouet. $295 per person
Jelsomino: 247 23 St, Miami Beach;

JohnMartin's
Offers a three-course "Cupid-approved" meal featuring gazpacho, filet mignon, pan seared salmon and chocolate brownie with Baileys ice cream. $36.50 per person, select $20 bottles of wine are also available.
JohnMartin's: 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-445-3777


Juvia

Is supplementing its regular menu with a special raspberry lychee verrine dessert.
Juvia: 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-763-8272

Khong River House
Is offering specialty cocktails and menu additions including oysters with dipping sauce, rotisserie pork buns and a alb Maine lobster with pineapple curry for two.
Khong River House: 1661 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach; 305-763-8147

Kitchen 305
Presents a three-course menu for two and a bottle of champagne. Menu includes Caesar salad, balsamic portobello mushroom salad, grilled 14oz ribeye steak, veal Milanese, Atlantic salmon and mini apple pie a la mode. $100
Kitchen 305: 16701 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach; 305-749-2110

La Gloutonnerie
Presents a specialty a la carte menu featuring 16oz rib eye, branzino filet, red velvet soufflé and flour less dark chocolate cake.
La Gloutonnerie: 81 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-503-3811

Lantao

Woos with a a three-course, Asian-inspired menu including lamb and bitter herb pot stickers, Ho Chi Minh steak and chocolate truffle cheesecake eggrolls. $65 per person, add $35 for a bottle of prosecco
Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails and The Social Club:1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-604-1800

Larios on the Beach
Celebrates with a four-course prix fixe menu featuring a glass of wine or champagne; house salad; and choice of appetizer, entrée & dessert. Menus start at $35.
Larios on the Beach: 820 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-532-9577

The Local House
Presents a three-course menu featuring a bottle of Ca'del Bosco, burrata salad, pan seared salmon and tres leeches.
The Local House: 400 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 786-230-8396

Macchialina
Celebrates with a family-style couples tasting menu including Wagyu carpaccio, spaghetti with tomato & basil, 21 day dry aged sirloin off beef, chocolate budino and prosecco. $125 per couple, additional $25 for wine pairing
Macchialina Taverna Rustica: 820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach; 305-534-2124

Machiya
Presents a three-course meal featuring the Machiya love roll, Japanese roasted sea bass, filet mignon and love by chocolate dessert. $40 per person
Machiya: 3252 NE 1 Ave, Miami

 

Meat Market
Presents a la carte Valentine's Day specials including a champagne kiss cocktail, Kusshi oysters and two surf & turf options.
 Meat Market: 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305-532-0088

Mercadito
Presents a five-course sharing menu featuring a glass of champagne, guacamole, ceviche, enchiladas and flan de tres leeches. $45 per guest
Mercadito Midtown: 3252 NE 1 Ave, Miami; 786-369-0430

Miami Seaquarium
Invites couples to "dine with the dolphins" from 8-10pm. Enjoy a four-course dinner, two annual passes to the park & two certificates for the Sea Trek Reef Encounter & Dolphin Odyssey experience. $398 per couple
Miami Seaquarium: 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne; 305-365-2401

Mondrian South Beach
Woos guests with a four-course menu featuring West Coast oyster, butternut squash soup, pan Roasted branzino and Colorado rack of lamb. $75 per person
Mondrian South Beach: 1100 West Ave, Miami Beach

The National Hotel
Presents a three-course "Cupid's dinner" featuring foie gras terrine, lamb chops & seared scallops, trio of chocolate and champagne for two. $85 per person
The National Hotel: 1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-532-2311

Oak Tavern
Presents a three-course menu featuring roasted beets, baked oysters, mushroom crusted NY strip steak, herb grilled cobia and chocolate soufflé. $50 per person
Oak Tavern: 35 NE 40 St, MIami; 305-391-1818

Oceanaire
Presents a la carte dinner specials for two including surf & turf, whole fried Key West strawberry grouper, Turks & Caicos lobster tails and a sashimi sampler.
Oceanaire: 900 S Miami Ave, Miami; 305-372-8862

 

OTC
Celebrates with $20 bottomless sangria.
OTC: 1250 S Miami Ave, MIami; 305-374-4612

Paradise Farms
Partners with Slow Food Miami and chef Jose Luis Flores (Toro Toro) to host a five-course wine-paired feast on Saturday, Feb 9. $165 per person
Paradise Farms: Reserve at www.paradisefarms.net.

 

Piazzetta
Presents house specials like carpaccio of salmon, tagliatelle with rose petals and champagne, salmon trout and seared chicken.
Piazzetta at Acqualina Resort: 17875 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach

Pollo Tropical
Offers two entrees (small Create Your Own TropiChop or a 1/4 chicken platter with rice and beans), 2 regular sized fountain drinks and a regular side of yuca sticks or sweet plantains for $9.99. Text "SWEETHEART" to 52198 to receive the offer.
Pollo Tropical: Various locations, visit pollotropical.com for details

Quattro
Woos diners with a four-course tasting menu. Highlights include Maine lobster medallion, squid ink risotto, Mediterranean seafood & vegetables and grilled beef filet. $80 per person; tax and gratuity not included.
Quattro: 1014 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-531-4833

Serafina Dream South Beach
Is offering a specialty menu featuring prosecco rose, Italian truffle pizza, lover's salad, sea bass and tiramisu. $50 per person
Serafina: 1111 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-534-8455

RA Sushi
Is hosting its first  “Foodies Show Heart” charity cooking competition Feb 13. From 7-9pm, six local food bloggers & media personalities will team up with a RA Sushi chef to create the most creative & delicious sushi roll using a secret, seasonal ingredient. The public will serve as the judges, with each attendee receiving ONE token to vote for their favorite foodie. The winning dish will be featured on RA Sushi's menu for 30 days and a portion of dish proceeds will benefit the competitor’s charity of choice. 
RA Sushi: 5829 SW 73 St, South Miami; 305-341-0092

Red
Presents a special a la carte menu featuring fresh shucked oysters, butter poached Maine lobster, duo of lamb and Wagyu surf & turf.
Red, The Steakhouse: 119 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-534-3688

The Restaurant at the Setai
Presents a multi-course wine-paired feast featuring salmon royal, Maine lobster, braised beef short ribs and Valrhona chocolate heart. $120 per person without pairings, $180 per person with wine pairings
The Restaurant at the Setai: 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-520-6800

The Royal at the Raleigh
Offers a three-course feast featuring Knauss Berry Farm strawberry gazpacho, Island Creek oysters, grilled yellowfin tuna and red wine braised short rib ossobuco. $85 per person, additional $35 per person with wine pairings. A $25 poolside "Seductive Dessert" with champagne also available.
The Royal at the Raleigh: 1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-612-1162

RumBar
Presents a 20-foot chocolate dessert buffet. $18 per person, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and rum tastings available from 7-8pm
RumBar at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne: 455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne

The Setai Grill
Presents a multi-course wine-paired feast featuring foie gras rougher, Nantucket Bay scallops, Maine lobster, New York strip and red velvet chocolate sphere. $140 per person without pairings, $200 per person with wine pairings
The Grill at the Setai: 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-520-6800

Scarpetta
Woos lovers with a prix-fixe menu featuring creamy polenta with truffled mushrooms, duck & foie gras ravioli and prime sirloin of beef. $85 per person
Scarpetta: 877-326-7412

Serendipity 3
Presents specialty "Devils Cake" and "Sweet Strawberry Kiss" martinis as well as a special "Strawberry Sin" sundae with a heart shaped chocolate cake, 3 scoops of ice cream, a chocolate covered strawberry, a deep fried strawberry and a drizzling of chocolate & strawberry sauce.
Serendipity 3: 1102 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach;  305-403-2210

South Street
Presents a three-course menu featuring a bottle of Veuve Clicquot per couple, mini chicken & waffles, 12oz filet & lobster Étouffée and red velvet whoopee pies. $95 per person
South Street Restaurant" 4000 NE 2 Ave; 305-573-5474

Steak 954
Welcomes lovers and friends with a specialty menu featuring crisp pork belly, yellowfin tuna tartar, 8oz filet & butter poached lobster and slow cooked osso bucco.
Steak 954: 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; (954) 414-8333

STK Miami
Celebrates with complimentary Godiva truffles with dinner, a live saxophonist and a speciality Baileys and Chocolate Milkshake for two with a spicy fudge brownie and a white chocolate raspberry blondie. STK is also hosting a "Knot in Love" party Feb 13 featuring a  fashion show by Beach Bunny Swimwear, music by DJ Artime & Mount Gay Rum cocktails from 8-10pm.
STK Miami: 2377 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-604-6988

Terrazza
Offers specialty menu additions including lobster fra diavlo, beef Chateaubriand, oven roasted branzino and chocolate fondue
Terrazza: 1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-695-3226

Toro Toro
Offers a multi-course feast featuring a shellfish platter, Toro Toro salad, a his and her skillet and a dessert sampler for two. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami; 305-372-4710

Tosca
Woos lovers with a prix-fixe feast featuring fettucine with mascarpone cheese tossed tableside, dover sole meuniere and bone-in tenderloin. $245 per couple. Seatings at 7 and 9:30pm and a cabaret show at 8 and 10:30pm.
Tosca: 210 23 St, Miami Beach; 786-216-7230

Toscana Divino
Presents a four-course Tuscan tasting menu featuring salad of raw & cooked artichokes; Florida stone crab; and fresh wild strawberries, white chocolate and vanilla cream. $75 per person
Toscana Divino: 900 S. Miami Ave, Miami; 305-371-2767

Trattoria Il Migliore
Presents a specialty a la carte menu including scallop & short rib duet, 14oz center cut veal chop, porcini dusted walu and chocolate sampler. Pair it with 50% off your first bottle of wine (excluding reserves). 2576 NE Miami Gardens Dr, Miami; 305-792-2902

Tutto’s Mare
Is celebrating with a three-course menu that includes spinach salad, truffle ravioli, strawberry pave and a bottle of prosecco. $55 per person
Tutto’s Mare: 2525 SW 3 Ave, Miami; 305-858-2525

Villa Azur
Presents cupid's specials like a flirty appetizer assortment, duck breast & "forbidden fruit" dessert.
Villa Azur: 309 23 St, Miami Beach; 305-763-8688

WD 555
Presents a multi-course menu featuring Blue Joint oysters, chilled sweet pea soup, lamb tartar, grilled artichoke, filet mignon and rainbow chard. $90 per person
WD 555: 555 Jefferson Ave, Miami Beach; 305-672-6161

 

Yardbird
Is treating diners to a la carte Valentine's Day specials like cornbread & foie gras-stuffed quail, ribeye cowboy steak with lobster-stuffed twice baked potatoes and dark chocolate cherry cake for two.
Yardbird: 1600 Lennox Ave, Miami Beach; 305-538-5220

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