Miami Valentine’s Day Restaurant Guide 2021


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This Sunday, February 14th, marks Valentine’s Day – the perfect excuse to stop by one of our local restaurants and celebrate with your other half.

Many Miami restaurants have special menus for the occasion. Read on for the best romantic dining in town – from set meals to a la carte options.

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Azabus dining room

Photo courtesy Azabu Miami Beach

Chef Sergio Rivera has put together a special evening menu that is sure to meet all the criteria for a romantic evening at the Prefect. You and your lover will start with a creamy crab salad with baby cabbage, followed by Wagyu beef carpaccio and lobster tempura. For main course, enjoy a 16-ounce prime rib eye accompanied by wild mushrooms and truffle vegetable rice. To end your date on a sweet note, the chef serves a sesame hazelnut cake. You can take another step with the optional addition of two king prawns with yuzu kosho butter and shiso ($ 24) and a champagne option from Louis Roederer brut ($ 100) or Rosé 2013 ($ 150) go further. Dinner is $ 150 per couple and is served on Saturday February 13th and Sunday February 14th.

Chica is the new restaurant from head chef Lorena GarciaEXPAND

Chica is the new restaurant from head chef Lorena Garcia

Photo courtesy Chica Miami

Chef Lorena Garcia’s restaurant serves an exclusive Valentine’s Day menu with à la carte specialties. For starters, there’s a hamachi crudo appetizer, made with cashew picada, mangoes, and Fresno chilies ($ 21). The main course is a Wagyu churrasco, which is served with black garlic mole, seared potatoes, and escabeche ($ 62). There is also a bouquet of red velvet churros tossed in cinnamon sugar and paired with a trio of sweet sauce ($ 21). Wine pairings are suggested for each course. Available during dinner from Thursday 11th February to Sunday 14th February.

Kosushi Miami's dining room.EXPAND

Kosushi Miami’s dining room.

Photo by Fillippo Bamberghi

This South Beach Japanese restaurant celebrates the holiday of love with two special menus. A curated three-course option is a sushi bar with tuna doo (a thin slice of tuna over rice, quail egg yolk, and ikura roe), a tuna sashimi flower, and hato maki. a starter of seared whole prawns and grilled Australian Wagyu; and a dessert of mochi accompanied by a berry coulis ($ 68). Alternatively, a 5-course omakase dinner is available for $ 95. Red roses adorn the room and live music will serenade guests. Served on Sunday, February 14th, from 6pm to midnight.

The gardener's terrace.

The gardener’s terrace.

Photo courtesy Le Jardinier

This French restaurant celebrates Valentine’s Day with a 4-course fixed price menu. First course options include cauliflower fondant with lobster broth and caviar; Sunchoke Velouté and French Fries; and Hamachi Crudo, tossed with citrus dressing and marinated winter radish and beets. A caviar supplement is available for an additional $ 35. The second course consists of potato gnocchi with black truffle shavings, parmesan and winter spinach. As a starter, choose from Wagyu beef fillet au jus with celery root and rapini; Lobster with winter vegetables; and Ora King Salmon. For dessert, there is a choice of caramelized pineapple tarts with passion fruit cream and roasted coconut. dark chocolate with salty caramel sabayon; or plant-based ice cream. A free glass of champagne and homemade heart-shaped macarons are also offered. Served on Saturday February 13th and Sunday February 14th from 6pm to 10pm

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Le Zoo outside terrace.

Photo courtesy Le Zoo

Le zoo

9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbor

Treat yourself to Valentine’s Day deals that include Russian ossetra caviar with blini and crème fraîche (USD 75), kumamoto oysters with pink peppercorn mignonette (USD 24), foie gras agnolotti with lobster, wild mushrooms and truffles (USD 26), and a main course of Dover sole Meunière with brown butter fries persillade ($ 72). The night’s special dessert is Italian meringue made from red berry compote, lime, and gold leaf ($ 10). You can enjoy dinner by candlelight in the main dining room, on the outdoor terrace or in the inner courtyard of the Bal Harbor Center, which is illuminated by a romantic canopy of bistro lights. Served on Sunday February 14th.

Valentine's Day 2021 Miami Dining GuideEXPAND

Photo courtesy Nikki Beach

Head to Nikki Beach for a romantic meal on the beach under the stars. The Moroccan-inspired Valentine’s Day dinner consists of a rose petal roll with tataki tuna, a Maine lobster-filled dish “Ravioli Romance” and a three-layer Dulce de Leche chocolate cake. Dinner prices range from $ 70 to $ 220 per person, depending on your bottle service choice. A guitarist will set the mood with live music. Reservations must be made online. Served on Sunday February 14th.

Pasta Bolognese in Northern Italy.

Pasta Bolognese in Northern Italy.

Photo courtesy of North Italia

Northern Italy has a dinner with starters like parmesan meatballs, short rib Sicilian ribs, or blue crab risotto with black truffle crème fraîche, melted leek, and English peas. Main courses include roasted butternut squash agnolotti, grilled branzino, and Diavolo lobster. Enjoy a classic tiramisu for dessert. The Prix Fixe menu costs $ 65 per person. Served on Sunday February 14th.

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Fifth, the footprint

Photo courtesy of East Miami

Celebrate in this Uruguayan restaurant with a special three-course menu. Start with butter salad and lobster salad, tossed with mango dressing and goat cheese crumble, then move on to a surf and turf main course – a combo of braised Angus ribs, Argentinian king prawns, yucca cake, and grilled asparagus. Finish on a sweet note with chocolate mousse and strawberries. The menu costs $ 72 per person; Wine pairings are available for $ 25. Served on Sunday February 14th.

Red Rooster Overtown

Red Rooster Overtown

Photo courtesy of the Grove Bay Group

Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s outpost in South Florida serves a four-course Valentine’s Day meal. Choose from sea trout tiradito or heirloom carrots starters, served with pickled mango, stracciatella, curry pecans, and local herbs. For a second course, the chef serves dry-aged steak tartare with taro and egg yolk jam. Scallops with dates and Thai chillies; or charred squid. Entrée options include crispy softshell crabs accompanied by smoked lamb neck. Duck with sunchoke, broccoli puree and tamarind honey; and grilled yellowtail snapper with charred gooseberry salsa, avocado, and coconut tea. The sweet ending will be the chef’s special dessert. The menu costs $ 65 per person. Served from 5pm until closing Friday February 12th through Sunday February 14th.

Tanukis Dim Sum.EXPAND

Tanukis Dim Sum.

Courtesy Tanuki

This pan-Asian restaurant offers a 5-course fixed price with offers such as uni toast with caviar, oysters with citrus sauce, sushi of the chef’s choice, short rib and foie grass as well as chocolate fondant. The menu is $ 80 per person with an optional $ 48 drink pairing. Served from 5pm to 10.30pm on Sunday February 14th.

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