Valentine's Day Dinner for Two Under $100 in Miami
One of two things happened when you read the headline.
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You either (A) let out a loud groan and thought, Ugh, it's not Valentine's Day again, is it? Screw love, or (B) thought, Ugh, I'm too broke for dinner out.
We can't really help if love has screwed you over (though we do offer our sincerest condolences), but we can help if you prefer to keep Cupid's evening on a budget.
A hundred bucks? That's a budget? Sure is, so keep this list handy and skip the price-gouged $300 dinners.
The Place: Devon Seafood & Steak
The Vittles: Choose selections from the three-course V-Day prix fixe menu for two. Menu highlights include Maine lobster bisque, freshly shucked oysters, char-crusted ahi tuna, seared sea scallops, and, for dessert, vanilla bean crème brûlée, apple croustade, and berries 'n' cream.
The Details: Regular dinner hours throughout Valentine's Day weekend, February 14-17. For more information and reservations, call 305-275-0226.
The Price: $90 per couple or $49 per person.
The Place: JohnMartin's
The Vittles: Guests choose a three-course dinner from options such as angel hair pasta with shrimp, crab, and scallops in a vodka cream sauce; tender filet mignon with château potatoes, braised spinach, and carrots sticks in a béarnaise sauce; pan-seared salmon over spinach and arugula salad with walnuts, berries, tomatoes, and a raspberry-mint dressing; and, to satisfy sweet cravings, choose between a strawberry Romanoff in a meringue nest or a chocolate brownie with Bailey's Irish cream and berry garnish.
The Details: For more information, call 305-445-3777.
The Price: $36.50 per person.
The Place: Blue Collar
The Vittles: Like the name implies, Blue Collar is keeping the evening's menu simple: jumbo lump crab cake with pickled mango and apple rum butter; pan-roasted filet mignon with chorizo-Manchego-stuffed potato, haricots verts and red-wine pan sauce; and, for dessert, Heath Bar and butterscotch bread pudding served with cayenne whipped cream and berries.
The Details: For more information, call 305-756-0366.
The Price: $35 per person.
The Place: Fabien's the Island Bistro
The Vittles: In addition to the full menu available a la carte, the prix fixe Valentine's Day menu offers a bottle of wine per couple, French onion soup, Mediterranean salad, salmon risotto, or steak with mushroom sauce, rice and asparagus, and dessert.
The Details: Valentine's Day dinner will be served during regular business hours and complimentary parking is available. For reservations, call 305-364-5512.
The Price: $49 per person.
The Place: Serafina Dream South Beach
The Vittles: The V-Day menu will offer prosecco rosé, Italian truffle pizza, "lovers' salad," and a choice of four entrée offerings, including sea bass in champagne-and-leek sauce and risotto with Italian porcini mushrooms and Parmesan. Dessert is a special tiramisu.
The Details: For reservations or more information, call 305-534-8455.
The Price: $50 per person.
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