Valentine's Day Dinners in Miami
Valentine's Day is this Friday, February 14 and if you haven't made your dinner reservations, we suggest you stop whatever you're doing and get on that!
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Luckily, just about every restaurant in Miami has a special offering. From complimentary champagne to dining in the dark, here's a rundown of romantic offerings in the sexiest city in America -- Miami.
All prices are exclusive of tax and gratuities (except if noted) and reservations are strongly suggested (in other words, don't bring your lovely to the finest restaurant in town on V-Day expecting to be waltzed in without making a phone call first).
Angelique Euro Cafe is hosting a $49 prix-fixe Valentine's dinner all weekend long. In case the dinner lasts until the next day, enjoy a petite brunch from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. with limitless mimosas for $14.
Area 31's executive chef Wolfgang Birk offers special à la carte items, including five-spiced poached foie gras ($22), seared diver scallop ($19), and butter-poached lobster ($29). Guests can take home special edible chocolate body paint, and five lucky tables (chosen at random) will receive an additional gift from Exhale spa.
Atrio Restaurant & Wine Room's
gorgeous view accompanies a three-course dinner, accompanied by a violinist. For $95 per person, you can start with octopus carpaccio served with a fried oyster salad; then enjoy beef tenderloin accompanied by truffle bread and butter pudding and seared foie gras for an entrée (other offerings are available). The evening ends with a salted chocolate délice topped with Kahlúa crème fraîche and lychee mousse.
Batch Gastropub invites singles and couples to celebrate Valentine's Day. Couples can enjoy dinner, including a bottle of Champagne, for $60 per person. Or come as a singleton and buy someone a special Valentine's $5 dollar shots from across the bar.
The Bazaar by Jose Andres a nine-course pre-set tasting menu is $175 per person and includes a complimentary glass of champagne, Osetra caviar cone; smoked oysters with ice and smoke, and apple mignonette; dragon fruit ceviche tuna with pecans, and lime hibiscus.
Biscayne Tavern is hosting a special beer dinner with Chicago's Goose Island Brewery. Fifty-five bucks per person (plus tax and gratuity) gets you a four-course menu including baby beet salad, three-mushroom risotto, New York steak with potatoes and bacon, and flourless espresso chocolate cake. Each course is paired with a brew from Goose Island. Dinner is Friday, February 14, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Bocce Bar is offering a Valentine's Day five-course prix fixe tasting menu. Priced at $55 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), it features Kumamoto oysters with lemon granita and fennel pollen, followed by pappa al pomodoro with Mazara gamberi crudi. The pasta course consists of braised short-rib ravioli with burro fuso. Pan-seared branzino with farro and wilted kale follows. End the evening with a caramelized strawberry and champagne millefoglie. The $75-per-person meal includes wine pairings; $55 per person without the wine.
Brother Jimmy's BBQ in Brickell is hosting a family-friendly Valentine's Day celebration that singles will also enjoy. Kids 12 and under can enjoy a free homemade meal. Then starting at 9, DJ Vertigo plays for your dancing enjoyment. Ladies can enjoy a complimentary signature "pricked by a throne" cocktail.
City Hall is hosting a dark dining event on Valentine's Day. The four course dinner is served blindfolded, allowing your other senses to kick in. $75 per person includes four course dinner with wine pairings, tax and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. Call 305-764-3130 to make a reservation.
De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean is offering a special three-course dinner by chef Douglas Rodriguez, including Ecuadorian shrimp ceviche & tostones, Cuban sandwich crispy sticks, Florida lobster thermidor and smoked ribeye. Lovers' red velvet cake with chocolate ganache cream chantilly and pomegranate for dessert. $130 per couple.
Dolce Italian at the Gale South Beach offers lovers a decadent Valentine's Day menu available throughout the weekend. The four course prix fixe dinner includes sensual flavors like oysters, lobster, foie gras and truffles, and is priced at $149 per couple.
The Dutch has special à la carte dishes, including a whole roasted snapper a la chalaca for two, fresh fish covered in a light vegetable crudo with a spicy kick, served with a Florida citrus salad, palm hearts, and local mustard greens ($68). For dessert, pastry chef Joshua Gripper offers the "Chocolate Lovers Grail": chocolate custard, milk chocolate chantilly, passionfruit, and white chocolate sorbet, served with local strawberries, almond meringue, and caramel chocolate sauce drizzled on top ($18 for two).
The Federal Food Drink & Provisions is serving up a Valentine's Day "affair" entitled "The Encounter". For $60 per person, enjoy a five-course meal that includes foie gras mousse, oysters, duck agnalotti, venison chop, artic char balik, and strawberries and cream.
Florida Cookery hosts a four-course dinner that includes a complimentary glass of prosecco; amuse-bouche of oyster with pearls, followed by crab bisque with sweet corn dumplings; local sturgeon, cauliflower purée, brown butter hazelnut, and pomegranate; and surf and turf (braised short rib with salsify and English peas and sautéed diver scallop with Peruvian potato and blood orange). Two sweets are offered: A palate-cleansing pre-dessert of passionfruit semifreddo is followed by a white-chocolate cheesecake with raspberry coulis. Cost is $75 per person.
The Forge is offering a three course dinner that includes oak-grilled filet mignon, lobster thermidor, and aalmon oscar served with jumbo-lump crab meat. $75 per person.