Candlelight and Ocean Views: Miami's Ten Most Romantic Restaurants

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Red Fish Grill via Facebook
Miami is, by definition, an extremely romantic city. Palm trees sway in the balmy breeze, lightly scented by the nearby ocean. So it comes as no surprise that a multitude of restaurants take advantage of Miami's sexy vibe -- adding candles, moonlight, and plenty of champagne and oysters for good measure.

Here's a list of ten of the most unabashedly romantic spots to take your wife, your girlfriend, your husband, your boyfriend, or any combination thereof.

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Romeo's Cafe via Facebook
10. Romeo's Café
The two-and-a-half-hour dinner at Romeo's Café is a romance with food itself. There are no menus at this intimate 28-seat restaurant, because chef/owner Romeo Majano custom-prepares a four-course ($60) or six-course ($90) dinner based on your dietary restrictions -- and his intuition. The resultant dinner is indulgent, lavish, and will make your date feel like royalty. Which, if you've ever seen a Disney movie, is very romantic.

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area 31 via Facebook
9. Area 31
Way above the bustle of downtown Miami, Area 31's outdoor terrace offers nothing but gorgeous views of Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach to the east. At night, ships and condos are turned into a display of firefly-like pinpoints of light, twinkling in the distance. If you want to up the ante, the restaurant offers several private dining rooms, cabanas, and casitas where executive chef E. Michael Reidt will prepare a menu featuring sustainable seafood and farm-fresh local produce.

Location Info



Area 31

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Romeo's Cafe - CLOSED

2257 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant


1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant


455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Villa by Barton G. - CLOSED

1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Cecconi's Miami Beach

4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Timo's at the Villa Mayfair

2901 Florida Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge

309 23rd St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Red Fish Grill

9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

Casa Tua

1700 James Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Laine, your list of top 10 is right on the money.... Chart House???? Are you kididng me that place is a dumb ED , when was the last time you are there?? BTW the city is looking for someone else to take over the lease because owners run the place to the ground.....

Ed Ochoa
Ed Ochoa

You missed some very good ones, The Forge, Rusty Pelican, Chart House all 3 are top 10 romantic restaurants not only with the inside decorations but also the outside scenery too

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

 Ed:  I agree the Chart House has beautiful views, but I like to veer from chain restaurants. As for The Rusty Pelican and The Forge -  romance is a subjective thing and it's a top ten list, so we eventually have to choose our ten best.


Coral Gables THE POC it is a great and familiar place all the difference is the best of Johnny and Will the kings for customers always it is my favorite. Great rate and a most different dishes and elegant side the wine list is fabusolously attend per William Caraqueño..(:

Susan Leonhardt
Susan Leonhardt

I have eaten at most of them but my all time favorite is Barton G. I have been there for lunch and dinner and never been disappointed.

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