Bistro One LR at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach ($95) Choice of Red Beet Carpaccio or Pan Seared Foie Gras. Herb Crusted Lamb Chops & Mediterranean Branzino
OR 6 oz. Creekstone Filet Mignon & Creamy Maine Lobster. Dessert includes Chocolate Textures and Strawberries and Cream. Reservations 786.276.4000. 1 Lincoln Road Miami Beach.
Bistro Bal Harbour at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami ($125) Start your Valentine’s Dinner with a crisp glass of bubbly. First Course Wianno Oyster & Dried Kumquat. Second Course Poached Lobster Salad or Beet Salad with Duck Ham. Third Course choice of Seared Mediterranean Sea bass or Short Rib followed by a White Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries and Red Currants. For reservations 305.455.5400. 10295 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour.
15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar ($170 for two ppl.) Features a three-course menu with dishes designed to be shared. Menu includes Parisian gnocchi, dungeness crab salad, New Zealand lamb loin, paella negra, bourguignon short ribs and spiced chocolate fondue. Vegetarian menu also available. 5:30 to 11 p.m. Glass of champagne each. Reservations: 305.503.0373, 15th floor of Viceroy Miami hotel, 485 Brickell Avenue, Miami.
Bulla Gastrobar ($55 per person) Diners will be allowed to pick one tapa, entrée and dessert from the holiday prix fixe menu. Dishes include Ossobuco al Vino with braised veal shank, roasted squash and cipollini onions; Langostinos con Arroz Cremoso with prawns, porcini mushrooms and creamy rice. For an additional $30, you and your significant other can share a bottle of Plic Plic Plic, Garnacha & Cariñena or Tempranillo Blanco, Nivarius. Reservations: 305.441.0107, 3250 2500 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables.
L’echon Brasserie Chef Jose Mendin and Josh Elliott are letting couples celebrate Valentine’s Day from Friday to Sunday. Guests will enjoy a special menu including dishes such as, Foie Gras Torchon with Sicilian pistachio, rhubarb chutney and confit, aged balsamic, brioche $24; Butter Poached Maine Lobster with sauce Américaine, orange, braised fennel and lobster mushroom $40. Reservations: 786-483-1640, 6261 Collins Avenue (Hilton Cabana Miami Beach) Miami Beach.
SUGARCANE raw bar grill Chef Timon Balloo and Jason Morale have created a special menu that will include dishes like: Wood Fire Roasted Oysters with caramelized fennel, bacon and cream $16; Florida Rabbit Porchetta, parsnip puree and bleeding pomegranates $26. Reservations: 786.369.0353 3252 Northeast 1st Avenue, Miami.
CORSAIR ($85 per person) the latest culinary destination by celebrity chef Scott Conant. A prix-fixe menu will be available from Friday, February 13th – Sunday, February 15th. Special five-course menu includes Roasted Snapper, Mascarpone Raviolini with preserved truffles, Short Rib Agnoliti and Tuna & Yellowtail Tartare. To celebrate, a Corsair Wine Pairing can be added for $40 per person or a Corsair Reserve Wine Pairing for $65 per person. Regular a la carte menu is also available. 786.279.6800; 19999 W Country Club Drive, Aventura (within Turnberry Isle Miami)
Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen ($59.95 per couple) features a three-course special menu by Executive Chef Miguel Faget. Guests can enjoy a romantic dinner while watching the sunset over the ocean on Miami Beach. Dishes include Ceviche Mixto, Carne Tampiquena, Molcajete Yucateco and more. Includes a complimentary bottle of prosecco. 305.532.4747; 530 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Macchialina Taverna Rustica In addition to his regular menu, Chef Michael Pirolo will have specials such as Vitello Tonnato, Truffle Risotto and Whole Orata. Specials can be ordered a la carte or included in the Chef’s tasting menu for an additional charge. Mixologist Will Rivas will prepare a special cocktail for the weekend named La Vie en Rose. Available all weekend long from Feb. 13 – 15. 305.534.2124; 820 Alton Road, Miami Beach
Maya Tapas & Grill (69.95 per couple) includes a complimentary Champagne toast. The Lincoln Road favorite will offer a three-course menu by Chef Miguel Faget including Grouper Picatta, Salmon Tartare and Peppercorn-crusted NY Strip Steak. 305.538.0058; 809 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Pilar Local Restaurant & Bar ($89 per person) includes a bottle of champagne per couple. Executive Chef Erica Nicholl three-course Valentine’s Day menu feature special dishes such as Tempura Lobster Tacos, Organic Frisee and Chilean Sea Bass en Papilotte. Reservations available at 305.937.2227; 20475 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura
Tongue & Cheek ($150 per couple or $100 dinner for 2 to-go) Valentine’s Day menu is available all weekend long from Feb. 13 – Feb.15th. Includes a four-course menu with a complimentary bottle of Solo Contigo Wine. Chef DeRosa’s menu includes Grouper Cheeks, Foie Gras Torchon, Crispy Oyster with Bone Marrow Custard and Chilled West Coast Oysters on the Half Shell. For reservations: 305.704.2900; 431 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Via Verdi Cucina Rustica ($96 per couple) will feature ‘his and hers’ specialty cocktails and authentic Italian dishes such as the Ravioli with Maine Lobster, asparagus and bisque- or the Beef Braised Short Ribs with freshly shaved black truffle and Potato-Sage mashed potato (786) 615-2870; 6900 Biscayne Blvd. Miami.
Serendipity 3’s menu will feature specialty cocktails including: Aphrodite, made with Chambord, Vanilla Vodka, Godiva Liqueur, Milk and Honey, and the Strawberry Shortcake cocktail, made with Cake Vodka, Hot Chocolate Powder, fresh strawberries, topped with heart shaped pound cake. Finish off with a romantic desert made with chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream, chocolate dipped strawberries and hot fudge ($15).For reservations, call (305) 403-2210.
Monty’s Sunset will feature a bubbly toast, fresh oysters, or the Bahamian Conch Cevich – fresh conch, cucumber, shaved sweet onions, roasted peppers, celery, and island spices in a key lime citrus sauce. For Reservations, call: (305) 672-1148; 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach.
SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables Chef David Sears has couples covered for the holiday with a themed menu including: Yuzu Butter Poached Whole Maine Lobster with carnaroli risotto, compressed green papaya, preserved Meyer lemon, charred capers and langoustine oil $46; Red Samba Roll with pickled red onion, asparagus, avocado, garlic cured rainbow trout, tempura coriander, strawberry yuzu gel and strawberry aioli $19. Reservations: 305-448-4990. 180 Aragon Avenue (Westin Colonnade), Coral Gables.
Freddo, (50% off) Buy one gelato sundae at regular price ($7), get one half off. Flavors include frozen creations like Dulce De Leche, Berry Temptation, and Banana Split. Freddo’s products are created from fresh high-quality raw materials and incorporated into over 30 classic flavors. 610 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach ($175 per person) Dinner and show package includes one pass to BleauLive with Grammy Award winner Michael McDonald, a two-hour open bar with specialty cocktails, and pre-show dinner (6 p.m. or 7 p.m.) at one of Fontainebleau’s signature restaurants, Michael Mina 74. Guests choose an appetizer of either the Japanese Wedge, Lamb Meatballs, or Burrata-stuffed Tomato; entrée of the Florida Snapper, Truffled Chicken Bucanti, or 5 oz Skirt Steak; and MM74 Beignets or ‘Rocky Road’ for dessert. Reservations: 877-512-8002. 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
Dolce Italian Restaurant ($75 per person) A choice of Antipasti – Chilled Maine Lobster served with a rich potato and shallot salad, string beans in a black truffle vinaigrette or Steak Tartare with fried artichokes and hazelnuts. For Primi – Duck and Foie Gras Ravioli garnished with braised leeks and pears or Tortellacci di Zucca cooked in pumpkin, amoretti, and brown butter. As a main entrée, Fillet of Beef, served with roasted veggies, potato cream and a bone marrow reduction or Mediterranean Branzino with a saffron risotto cake, asparagus and cacciucco. For dessert, Vanilla Crème Meringue or Chocolate Mousse with hazelnut brittle. Reservations: 305-695-4550.1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
Devon Seafood + Steak ($58 per person) Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu with a selection of One Pound Lobster Tail – rich and buttery, steamed and finished with lemon butter or a 14 oz. Bone-In Filet – tender and juicy bone-in filet mignon sprinkled with steak seasoning, mesquite grilled to your specifications and finished with a rosemary demi-glace. Both entrées will be served with choice of vegetable and one of Devon’s popular shareable sides, which include Lobster Mac N’ Cheese, Crab Hush Puppies or Roasted Mushrooms with Truffle Butter. Reservations: 305-275-0226. 11715 Sherri Ln, Kendall.
BLT Prime ($65) Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu of Kumamoto Oysters – drizzled in champagne mignonette or white balsamic pearls or Braised Rabbit Rillettes – roasted with chicory and truffle vinaigrette on toasted brioche; Fillet Rossini – foie gras in truffle bordelaise with baby carrots and pomme puree or the Roasted Arctic Char served with escarole and cannellini bean cassoulet with a side of White Asparagus with citrus nage and cilantro or Roasted Fingerling Potatoes caramelized with onions, pancetta, and rosemary; and Red Velvet Cake served with blueberry sauce and cream cheese ice cream or Chocolate Mousse for dessert. Reservations: 305-591-6606. 4400 NW 87th Ave, Doral.
Meat Market ($225) Six Kusshi Oysters topped with cucumber mignonette, an entrée of King Crab and Aussie AA5 tenderloin drenched in roasted lemon herb butter and served with garlic dipping butter, and a Chef’s special dessert to share. Festive cocktail also available, the “Be Mine… Cheri Coupe,” mixed with black berry puree, crème de cacao liqueur, rose petal syrup, and touch of citrus, topped with Sparkling Rose and served with edible flower garnish in a champagne flute. Reservations: 305-532-0088. 915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach.
Seagrape ($19-$250) Specials on luxurious 1 oz. jars of imported caviars including Siberian Osetra ($150), Royal Oserta ($225), and Keluga/River Beluga ($250); dinner specials of Lobster Bisque ($19) brewed with winter truffle, chestnut, and celery; Fresh Perigord Truffle Carbonara ($42) topped with crispy guaniciale and parmesan; and Beef Rossini ($65) – Florida Wagyu filet mignon, foie gras, and a perfect potato puree. For dessert, couples can share the Bittersweet Lover’s Dark Chocolate Fondue ($20) with cinnamon scented churros, skewered exotic fruit, long-stemmed strawberries, crystalized rose petals and toffee brittle for dipping. Reservations: 786-605-4041. 4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
Crown Room at Thompson Miami Beach ($12) two themed cocktails for a limited time (Friday, Feb. 13 & Saturday, Feb. 14) – the Raspberry Kiss made with Absolut Elyx Vodka, Briottet Creme de Cassis, fresh lemon, simple syrup, fresh raspberries and a float of Veuve Cliquote Rose Champagne; and the Chancellor made with Glenlivet 12-year scotch, Dolin sweet vermouth, Fladgate Port Wine and angostura bitters. 786-605-4041. 4041 Collins Ave Miami Beach.
Moye ($75) Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu, share an appetizer – either Bruschette topped with cherry tomatoes, basil and stacciatella; Burrata with prosciutto, tomatoes, anchovies, and oranges; a Polpette –veal meatball stuffed with scamorza cheese and tomato sauce; or a rich Zucchini Flan with scamorza cheese. Choose an entrée of either Stinco di Agnello, a lamb shank with porcini risotto, the Catch of the Day (TBD), thinly sliced Scaloppine sautéed with wild mushrooms, or Spaghetti tossed with fresh seafood. Dessert to share, selected by the chef and two glasses of Prosecco. Reservations: 305-372-5168. 829 SW 1st Ave, Brickell.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana ($25-$100) will offer special dishes including Antipasto di mare – lobster salad with avocado mousse, multicolor radish, tomatoes and tangy lemon dressing ($25). Entrée selections include Spaghetto Allo Scoglio – spaghetti loaded with lobster, shrimps, clams, mussels, and calamari ($85); Sogliola Ripiena di Gamberi – dover sole stuffed with shrimp drizzled in a lemon and caper berry butter and served with veggies ($55); Bistecca Fiorentina alla Griglia – 22 oz. T-bone grilled to your liking, served with Brussels sprouts, roasted fingerling potatoes in a Shiitake mushroom sauce ($100). Reservations: 305-531-4833. 1014 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach.
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, a la carte items this Valentine’s Day including Roasted Alaskan King Crab Leg with Tobikko aioli, micro basil and orange tobikko and Grilled Adobo Rubbed New York Strip Steak with white bean purée, crispy white beans and scallion salad. For dessert, a Champagne Panna Cotta with hazelnut crumbles. Guests can also enjoy specialty drinks including the Perfect Pear with Grey Goose La Paoire, Guava, fresh squeezed lime juice, St. Germain and topped with Prosecco. Reservations: 305-722-8959. 2550 Northwest 2nd Ave, Miami.
Lure Fishbar ($89) will offer a five-course prix-fixe menu this Valentine’s Day. Entrée specials include the Bucatini with butter poached lobster and Grilled Beef Tenderloin served with veggies, whipped potatoes, and herb demi. Special cocktails include the Clover Club ($14) made with Beefeater 24, raspberry and lemon notes, and egg whites; The French ($16) with Beefeater 24, lemon zest, and sparkling wine; and the Homestead Bound ($12) crafted with Absolut Vodka, luscious strawberries, oranges, lemon, basil, and refreshing mint Lure Fishbar is located in the St. Moritz Tower at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Reservations: (305) 695-4550. 1600 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.
Florida Cookery at The James Royal Palm features special Valentine’s menu additions with Oysters 2 Ways ($14), Surf and Turf with braised short rib and a sautéed diver scallop ($32), and a choice of chocolate passion fruit gateau with chocolate hazelnut micro cake or raspberry gelee ($11). Reservations: 786-276-0333. The James Royal Palm, 1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.
Terrazza at Shore Club celebrates the romantic holiday with new menu selections including: heirloom kale salad ($13), grilled Spanish prawns ($18), lobster ragu with oyster mushroom and house made pappardelle pasta ($28), a 16 oz. bone in filet mignon ($48), a salt crusted local whole fish ($52), and a chocolate-flourless cake with chocolate ganash, creme anglaise, and chocolate covered strawberries ($10). Regular al la carte menu available all day. Dinner seatings are from 7 p.m. – midnight. Reservations: 305-695-3226. Shore Club South Beach, 1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.
Rosa Mexicano ($40) has crafted a 4-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu featuring tableside Guacamole en Molcajete, followed by the choice of an Appetizer, Entrée and Dessert. Highlights include but are not limited to: Ceviche de Camarones, Flautas de Langosta, Chile Poblano Relleno, Beef Short Rib Enchiladas, and Shrimp & Scallop Brochette. For dessert, diners choose between Rosa’s famous Churros en Bolsa and Buñuelos Rellenos. An a la carte menu is also available. Reservations can be made by calling either Miami location: 786.425.1001. 900 South Miami Avenue, and 305.695.1005. 1111 Lincoln Rd.
Batch Gastropub ($50 per person) Cupid has found the perfect match for Foodie lovers Batch Gastropub will be featuring the perfect Party of Two Menu that includes 2 Entrees, 1 App, 1 Dessert & a bottle of bubbly. Care for a drink after dinner? They have you covered with its highly buzzed about Late Night Happy Hour with drinks starting at $4 from 12AM – 5AM. In the mood for a little dancing? Enjoy tunes lasting till 5AM. Dinner,Drinks & Dancing? Now that’s what we call a perfect Valentine’s. 30 SW 12th street Brickell FL 33130. (305)808-5555
Love Is Blind ($22-32 per person) A candle lit dinner with one of their 6 signature appetizers which are always complimentary with any entree. Leave your date with a lasting impression with their Sesame Crusted Seared Tuna with Almond Cream Sauce, Baby Bok Choy and Caramelized Onions or a Grilled Filet Mignon with Red Wine Reduction or Roasted Wedge Potatoes and Herb Butter or Applewood Grilled Boneless Short Rib. Looking for some extra brownie points? Why not treat your date to a $15 bottle of house wine! Your date will sure be loving you for this date!
Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita ($22-32 per person) $5 glasses of house wine. Indulge on “Maybe the Best Serrano Ham Croquettes you have ever Tasted” or choose from 5 of it’s signature appetizers. For your entree impress your date with a Grilled Filet Mignon with Red Wine Reduction, Roasted Wedge Potatoes and Herb Butter or a Chilean Seabass, Pan-Seared with Cream Sauce, Sauteed Spinach with Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes or Gran Gnocchi di Patata in a Parmesan Cream Sauce, with Shrimp, Pesto and Fresh Portobello Mushrooms.
Steak Brasil ($25.99 per person) Diners can indulge in cuts of meat ranging from lamb chops, smoked ribs, chicken, sausage and the staple item on the menu, the picanha. The fresh salad bar has a wide selection to complement the hearty meat options, including tomatoes, leafy greens, mixed salads and an assortment of cheeses. Diners can also enjoy a bottle of wine for only $25 to accompany their meal. Starting at 5:30 p.m.190 Southeast 1st Avenue, Downtown, Miami, FL 33131, (305) 415-2006
Pilar Local Restaurant & Bar ($89 per person) includes a bottle of champagne per couple. Executive Chef Erica Nicholl three-course Valentine’s Day menu feature special dishes such as Tempura Lobster Tacos and Chilean Sea Bass en Papilotte. Reservations available at 305.937.2227; 20475 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura
660 at The Angler’s ($79) Three course prix fixe menu includes: Tuna Poke with sesame ginger soy, roasted pistachio and wonton crisp; Surf & Turf with pink peppercorn crusted filet and grilled prawn, Yukon gold mash potato and sauteed baby spinach; and strawberry mousse with dark chocolate, fresh berries and mint. Guests will also enjoy the Valentine’s Day themed cocktail, Wild Heart with rose petal infused vodka, Hungarian dessert wine Royal Tokaji and rosé prosecco. 305-534-9600 660 Washington Ave Miami Beach
Area 31 ($70) Three course prix fixe menu that includes: amuse, langoustine cocktail with sea urchin, oyster creme and sea beans; stripe bass with eggplant caviar, black truffle, wild leeks; and mini doughnuts with green apple and vanilla custard. Included with the menu is a split of Laurent Perrier. Reservations: 305.424.5234 16th floor of the Epic Hotel, 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami.
Bâoli Miami features aphrodisiac menu pairings this Valentine’s Day ($39) Maine Lobster Tempura with ponzu dressing, spicy mayo and fresh lime, ($25) Kumamoto Oysters opened at the time of order paired with mignonette sauce, ponzu mayo, fresh lime and cocktail sauce, ($39) 8-oz. Prime Filet Mignon served with wafu sauce, and ($12) Warm Chocolate Fondant with vanilla ice cream. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made at email@example.com or by calling 305-674-8822.
Atrio Restaurant + Wine Room ($65) features a delectable three-course meal complete with a glass of with a glass of Prosecco per person. Spoil your sweetheart with Atrio’s romantic backdrop 25 stories in the sky. The first course is a choice of either Crab Stuffed Tomato On The Vine with Gazpacho Sauce and Apple Cider Jelly or Fried Oyster Salad with Shaved Radish, Poached Pear, Spinach, Pistachio, and Ginger Buttermilk Dressing. The entrée is a choice of Pan-Seared Striped Bass, Pecan Crusted, with Fava Bean Puree, Popped Corn, Citrus Reduction or Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin with Broccoli Tarragon Pesto, Creamed Potato, Kumquat Chutney, and Red Wine Jus. Dessert is a Raspberry & Lychees Tartlet with Pistachio Cream and White Chocolate Mousse. Complimentary Valet is included. Reservations: 305-503-6500; 25th floor of Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami.
JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant ($25 upstairs party, $35 three-course dinner) features a Single’s Mingle Valentine’s Day Party upstairs from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. with party music by Da Infamous DJ Q, a raffle with prizes, a drink and a buffet of appetizers. Downstairs, couples will be treated to a three-course special menu which includes: Eggplant Provencal, Filet Mignon, Stuffed Chicken, Herb-crusted Salmon and Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries with Gran Marnier sauce for dessert. Each guest will receive one complimentary glass of Prosecco and all the single ladies will receive a single red rose. Reservations: (305) 445-3777; 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables.
Cleo South Beach ($80) will feature a special Valentine’s Day dinner menu where couples can enjoy a selection of mezzes including the Hummus, Lebaneh, and Borek as well as starters ranging from the Cauliflower with Bagna Cauda and the Brussels Sprouts. As an entrée, guests can choose from an array of items such as the Lamb Tagine and Grilled Hanger Steak. To top off the night, couples will receive a sweet dessert surprise and for $105 they can choose from a bottle of Mumm Sparkling Rose or Whispering Angel Rose. Reservations: 305-534-2536 1776 Collins Avenue Miami Beach.
Monty’s Sunset will feature a bubbly toast, crispy fried Oysters, and Strawberry Salmon- topped with Strawberries, tomatos,arugula,almonds, and balsamic. For Reservations, call: (305) 672-1148; 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
La Terrasse ($125pp) features a special “French Kiss” menu, which includes: Chef’s amuse bouche; octopus carpaccio, pan seared scallops, or foie gras; duck confit, seabass, or beef tenderloin; mille feuilles, berries in Porto wine and cream, or tiramisu; coffee selection of choice; and a bottle of wine and two glasses of champagne per couple. Reservations: 786.899.0037. 22 Washington Ave, Miami Beach.
VINTRO Hotel & Kitchen ($150 pp) features a 4-course dinner, which includes: amuse bouche; heirloom tomato and burrata salad or ceviche; beef risotto with bay scallops and blood orange; filet mignon, braised lamb shank, or grilled whole snapper; chocolate mousse; and bottomless Prosecco, red and white wines. Reservations: 305.704.3680. 2216 Park Ave, Miami Beach.
1826 Restaurant & Lounge ($95 pp) features a 6-course dinner, with seatings at 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm, which includes: cucumber gazpacho with grilled oyster lemon ginger Sabayon; seared tuna with green asparagus, snap peas, leeks and warm vinaigrette; tiger prawns with mango and tomato crazy water; roasted foie gras with local strawberries and house made brioche; aged balsamic marinated ribeye with shaved thumbelina carrots; and chocolate ganache with local strawberries and hibiscus sorbet. Guests will also enjoy sounds from a live saxophonist, and the grand unveiling of Tony Curry’s statue, “The Proposal.” For reservations: 305.763.8860. 1826 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
Fresh American Bistro ($75 pp) features an aphrodisiac menu curated by Executive Chef Philippe Ruiz, paired with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the romantic outdoor terrace. The menu will include tantalizing selections like fresh oysters and heart-shaped tuna tartare to help ignite and sustain desire and passion between diners. For reservations: 786.923.9300. Located inside Sole on the Ocean, 17315 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach.
Novecento/it Espresso Lounge ($55) features a 3-course dinner, which includes: aguachile negro, vitel tone con ensalada rusa, or burrata; pan seared tuna wrapped in prosciutto, filet mignon, or homemade crab ravioli; and dulce sinfonia, a sweet and pleasant tasting for two of decadent desserts. Guests will also enjoy special prices on bottles of Prosecco and champagne. For reservations: 305.576.7447. Located in Midtown at 3201 North Miami Avenue #115, Miami.
The Traymore Restaurant and Bar ($75pp excl. alcohol) Amuse: chilled east coast oysters with cucumber and Thai chili mignotte. Appetizers: lightly grilled fig and wild arugula salad or Maine lobster and blue crab bisque. Main: slow cooked black cod with red ribbon chard, onion, smoked artichokes and aged cider reduction, or coffee crusted dry aged beef tenderloin with parsnip puree and roasted parsnip, black trump mushrooms and cherry-bone marrow butter. Dessert: pink macaroon, raspberry and rose cremeaux, fresh berries and berry coulis. The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach, 2445 Collins Ave. Tel. 305-695-3555. Email. firstname.lastname@example.org
BLT-STEAK (three-course $65) famed chef Laurent Tourondel and Chef Danny Ganem create a Blackboard Menu with choice of one appetizer (royal red shrimp ceviche in coconut lime juice, with avocado, mango, Fresno pepper and toasted cashews or beet panzanella salad with kumquats, mint, toasted country bread, agave nectar vinaigrette) one main course (grilled yellowfin tuna with local vegetable escabeche, capers and cilantro, braised veal cheeks with red wine jus and citrus gremolata, or Himalayan sea salt dry aged CAB double cut bone-in NY strip steak), one side dish (creamy polenta with mascarpone, rosemary and chicken jus or Meyer lemon risotto with toasted pine nuts, pecorino and oregano) and one dessert (a champagne sabayone or Valhrona manjari semifredo) each more tantalizing than the next and all meant to share. As always, enormous popovers, house-made chicken liver mousse, artisan bread and pickled vegetables are brought to the table (complimentary) at dinner. BLT-STEAK, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Florida 33139. For reservations, phone 305-673-0044.
Downtown Bistro introduces their Romantic Retreat Brunch with a 3-course $35/pp steal that includes 1 Mimosa or Bellini from 11 AM – 4 PM. Lovers can romance with dishes like their signature Escargot in cream sauce, Watermelon Caprese topped with crisp prosciutto, Seared Scallops served under a Truffle infused Risotto and a Steak Tartar topped with a quail egg. The full menu is also available on their website. Sweethearts can get spoiled for an addition $25/pp and enjoy unlimited Mimosas, Bellinis or Sangria. A la carte menu is also available and reservations can be made at 305-374-7284, located at: 114 SE 1st Street, 33131 Miami (parking lot is adjacent to the charming bistro).