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Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Miami, if You Must

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If the invasion of fuzzy teddy bears and cheap boxes of chocolate on aisle five hasn’t been enough of a hint, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Yes, it’s the one day of the year couples seem obligated to proclaim their love in as many materialistic ways as possible — with restaurants that are quick to partake, many offering meals whose only memorable feature is the ridiculously high check.

For those who cannot escape going out on February 14th, here’s a list of 18 places to take a date in South Florida — that won’t be a complete letdown — listed in geographical order from north to south.

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Le Jardinier

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Visit the Michelin-starred, vegetable-focused restaurant in the Design District for a prix-fixe lunch or dinner, starting with champagne. Lunch ($75 per person) includes options like golden beets with goat cheese and black bass, or filet mignon for meat enthusiasts. Dinner ($140 per person) features dishes like fluke crudo with charred avocado (caviar extra $35) and chestnut pappardelle with veal ragout. Both meals end with a decadent strawberry dessert.

Abbale Aventura

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This popular Israeli neighborhood restaurant in Miami Beach recently opened a second Aventura outpost. For Valentine’s Day, both restaurants will offer a six-course prix-fixe menu with a glass of prosecco followed by a kosher-style menu with lamb chops, prime flat iron steak shashlik, and grilled branzino for $95 per person.

Muchaaachos

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the new Argentinean restaurant in Normandy Isles, featuring a four-course menu and a bottle of Grazie Mille Amistad Malbec for $95 per person. The menu, influenced by Argentina’s Italian population, includes tomatoes and burrata, fugazzeta (mozzarella-stuffed pizza with charred onions), skirt steak with chimichurri, salsa criolla, and sweet potato with miso butter.

The Strand at Carillon Miami

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At Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, enjoy a Valentine’s Day menu for $129 per person, featuring Japanese cheesecake with smoked trout caviar, marinated seared tuna, blood orange risotto with duck rillette, seared scallops, and veal cheek braised in port wine soy. The meal concludes with a shared dessert of chocolate beet cake, chocolate mousse, strawberry gelato, and chocolate-covered strawberries.

COTE Miami

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This Michelin-starred Korean steakhouse from New York City presents a ‘Tenderloin Loving Care’ Valentine’s Day menu at $175 per person. The menu features “Steak and Eggs,” USDA Prime Filet Mignon, 45+ Days Dry-Aged Ribeye, Japanese A5 Filet Mignon, Marinated Galbi, Janchi Somyun, soft serve with soy sauce caramel, chocolate bonbons, and more.

This popular Wynwood sushi restaurant offers a $450 prix-fixe omakase for two on Valentine’s Day. The multi-course menu includes oysters with strawberry and champagne, seared scallops with Kaluga caviar, chef’s choice nigiri with hiramasa crudo, Yaki prawn, yuzu sakana, and a raspberry champagne sorbet as a palate cleanser. The meal moves on to the chef’s choice of sashimi and ahiru (aged duck breast), finishing with a strawberry-topped chocolate petit gateau.

MILA Restaurant, Rooftop Lounge & Mixology Bar

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For a lively Valentine’s Day, this Mediterranean-Asian restaurant and lounge offers indoor seating at $150 per person and outdoor at $195 per person, featuring izakaya-style dining. The menu includes tapas and raw bar items like edamame hummus, potato millefeuille, sashimi, and hamachi crudo. Main courses feature ‘Mediterrasian’ black cod, wagyu skirt steak, and assorted sushi. The special dessert is Manjari chocolate mousse with cocoa sponge cake, yuzu candied jam, and miso ice cream.

Macchialina

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Miami Beach’s favorite neighborhood Italian will feature a Valentine’s Day tasting menu for $150 per person with a beverage pairing option for an additional $75. Dishes include crab salad with crispy shallots, garlic shrimp with cauliflower and pine nut vinaigrette, gnocchi with artichokes, mushrooms, and black truffles, and tagliolini with lamb shank ragu.

Area 31

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Located on the 16th floor of Downtown’s Kimpton EPIC Hotel, this restaurant offers panoramic views of the city, Biscayne Bay, and Miami River for Valentine’s Day. The special pre-fixe menu is $135 per person, featuring Kusshi oysters, wild mushroom ravioli with truffle sage cream, and Area 31 Surf & Turf with tiger prawn, carrot mousse, chipotle Bernaise, Hanger steak, celery root gratin, smoked rosemary yogurt, and horseradish chimichurri. Dessert includes a unique panna cotta with rhubarb, basil sponge cake, and chocolate fudge sauce. Live entertainment is also available, with an optional bouquet and champagne for an additional $85.

Carbone

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This wildly popular Italian restaurant will offer a romantic four-course prix-fixe dinner for two priced at $225 per person. Enjoy menu favorites like the Caesar alla ZZ’s, Mario’s meatballs, spicy rigatoni vodka, and veal parmesan. Wrap things up with the lemon cheesecake for dessert.

Chef Kannon Swaris will serve a nine-course special omakase menu priced at $125 per person this Valentine’s Day. Highlights include Kumamoto oysters with ikura, chawanmushi (Japanese steamed egg custard) with fresh wasabi and Hokkaido uni, bluefin tuna pizza, robata charred cauliflower, and lobster with shiso herb crust, and King crab stuffing.

Sexy Fish

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For Valentine’s Day, this opulent restaurant offers a Lover’s Omakase Menu at $250 per guest, including a bottle of Perrier Jouet Grand Brut per couple. The multi-course menu features oyster and shiso with smoked yellowtail, yuzu, and tofu, Spanish red prawn nigiri, otoro tuna with caviar maki, tomato and miso udon with truffle, Japanese wagyu, and lobster with sweet corn and truffle, capped with a special Valentine’s Day dessert platter.

Dirty French Steakhouse

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Those seeking an extravagant experience will be best served heading to this over-the-top steakhouse. The menu kicks off with classics like tuna tartare and lobster ravioli, leading up to the main course of either filet au poivre or Scottish salmon. Decadent desserts include opera cake and beignets. 

Osaka Cocina Nikkei

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For Valentine’s Day, fans of Nikkei (Japanese with Peruvian influence) cuisine can enjoy a special $200 per person prix-fixe menu at this Downtown favorite, starting with a welcome glass of champagne. The menu features Zeitaku ceviche with Ora King salmon, yuzu sauce, 24-karat gold quinoa, and Perigord truffle, along with lobster Mentaiko, which includes cooked lobster sushi topped with rocoto miso gratin and grana padano cheese.

La Petite Maison

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This French Mediterranean Brickell favorite features a special $195 Valentine’s Day menu featuring starters such as bluefin tuna tartare on puff pastry with yuzu, avocado, and caviar yogurt; duck confit with orange and grilled escarole; and gnocchi with black truffle. Desserts include warm chocolate mousse with malt ice cream and an orange blossom tropézienne tart with pink pralines craquelin, available until February 29. A special cocktail menu includes options like the Cognac & Champagne Colada, a sparkling cocktail with pineapple and nutty flavors.

This Coral Gables Italian spot offers a $130 per person Lucchetti Dell’amore menu for Valentine’s Day inspired by the love padlocks tradition. Appetizers include phyllo pastry millefeuille with lobster tail and fried zucchini flowers with goat cheese and truffle honey. Main courses feature seabass on salmon roe velouté and grilled Angus filet mignon. Desserts include tiramisu and chocolate mousse with crunchy hazelnut, complemented by raspberry sorbet.

Rusty Pelican

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Well-known for its extraordinary waterfront view of Miami’s skyline, this popular date night spot will offer a four-course prix-fixe menu for $150 per person on Valentine’s Day. Dishes include grilled oysters, Australian wagyu beef au poivre, and chocolate mascarpone with cocoa nib mousse. Pro-tip: For an uber-romantic experience, schedule dinner during sunset.

Harry's Pizzeria

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For a fun Valentine’s Day outing, this local hotspot offers a pizza-making class at $90 per person or $160 for two. Participants make heart-shaped pizzas and enjoy a salad and the special Scarlet Spritz cocktail. The interactive event includes appetizers like polenta fries, arancini, and meatballs, along with cocktails, concluding with olive oil cake, seasonal fruit compote, and whipped cream.

Le Jardinier

Visit the Michelin-starred, vegetable-focused restaurant in the Design District for a prix-fixe lunch or dinner, starting with champagne. Lunch ($75 per person) includes options like golden beets with goat cheese and black bass, or filet mignon for meat enthusiasts. Dinner ($140 per person) features dishes like fluke crudo with charred avocado (caviar extra $35) and chestnut pappardelle with veal ragout. Both meals end with a decadent strawberry dessert.

Abbale Aventura

This popular Israeli neighborhood restaurant in Miami Beach recently opened a second Aventura outpost. For Valentine’s Day, both restaurants will offer a six-course prix-fixe menu with a glass of prosecco followed by a kosher-style menu with lamb chops, prime flat iron steak shashlik, and grilled branzino for $95 per person.

Muchaaachos

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the new Argentinean restaurant in Normandy Isles, featuring a four-course menu and a bottle of Grazie Mille Amistad Malbec for $95 per person. The menu, influenced by Argentina’s Italian population, includes tomatoes and burrata, fugazzeta (mozzarella-stuffed pizza with charred onions), skirt steak with chimichurri, salsa criolla, and sweet potato with miso butter.

The Strand at Carillon Miami

At Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, enjoy a Valentine’s Day menu for $129 per person, featuring Japanese cheesecake with smoked trout caviar, marinated seared tuna, blood orange risotto with duck rillette, seared scallops, and veal cheek braised in port wine soy. The meal concludes with a shared dessert of chocolate beet cake, chocolate mousse, strawberry gelato, and chocolate-covered strawberries.

COTE Miami

This Michelin-starred Korean steakhouse from New York City presents a ‘Tenderloin Loving Care’ Valentine’s Day menu at $175 per person. The menu features “Steak and Eggs,” USDA Prime Filet Mignon, 45+ Days Dry-Aged Ribeye, Japanese A5 Filet Mignon, Marinated Galbi, Janchi Somyun, soft serve with soy sauce caramel, chocolate bonbons, and more.

Uchi

This popular Wynwood sushi restaurant offers a $450 prix-fixe omakase for two on Valentine’s Day. The multi-course menu includes oysters with strawberry and champagne, seared scallops with Kaluga caviar, chef’s choice nigiri with hiramasa crudo, Yaki prawn, yuzu sakana, and a raspberry champagne sorbet as a palate cleanser. The meal moves on to the chef’s choice of sashimi and ahiru (aged duck breast), finishing with a strawberry-topped chocolate petit gateau.

MILA Restaurant, Rooftop Lounge & Mixology Bar

For a lively Valentine’s Day, this Mediterranean-Asian restaurant and lounge offers indoor seating at $150 per person and outdoor at $195 per person, featuring izakaya-style dining. The menu includes tapas and raw bar items like edamame hummus, potato millefeuille, sashimi, and hamachi crudo. Main courses feature ‘Mediterrasian’ black cod, wagyu skirt steak, and assorted sushi. The special dessert is Manjari chocolate mousse with cocoa sponge cake, yuzu candied jam, and miso ice cream.

Macchialina

Miami Beach’s favorite neighborhood Italian will feature a Valentine’s Day tasting menu for $150 per person with a beverage pairing option for an additional $75. Dishes include crab salad with crispy shallots, garlic shrimp with cauliflower and pine nut vinaigrette, gnocchi with artichokes, mushrooms, and black truffles, and tagliolini with lamb shank ragu.

Area 31

Located on the 16th floor of Downtown’s Kimpton EPIC Hotel, this restaurant offers panoramic views of the city, Biscayne Bay, and Miami River for Valentine’s Day. The special pre-fixe menu is $135 per person, featuring Kusshi oysters, wild mushroom ravioli with truffle sage cream, and Area 31 Surf & Turf with tiger prawn, carrot mousse, chipotle Bernaise, Hanger steak, celery root gratin, smoked rosemary yogurt, and horseradish chimichurri. Dessert includes a unique panna cotta with rhubarb, basil sponge cake, and chocolate fudge sauce. Live entertainment is also available, with an optional bouquet and champagne for an additional $85.

Carbone

This wildly popular Italian restaurant will offer a romantic four-course prix-fixe dinner for two priced at $225 per person. Enjoy menu favorites like the Caesar alla ZZ’s, Mario’s meatballs, spicy rigatoni vodka, and veal parmesan. Wrap things up with the lemon cheesecake for dessert.

Kaori

Chef Kannon Swaris will serve a nine-course special omakase menu priced at $125 per person this Valentine’s Day. Highlights include Kumamoto oysters with ikura, chawanmushi (Japanese steamed egg custard) with fresh wasabi and Hokkaido uni, bluefin tuna pizza, robata charred cauliflower, and lobster with shiso herb crust, and King crab stuffing.

Sexy Fish

For Valentine’s Day, this opulent restaurant offers a Lover’s Omakase Menu at $250 per guest, including a bottle of Perrier Jouet Grand Brut per couple. The multi-course menu features oyster and shiso with smoked yellowtail, yuzu, and tofu, Spanish red prawn nigiri, otoro tuna with caviar maki, tomato and miso udon with truffle, Japanese wagyu, and lobster with sweet corn and truffle, capped with a special Valentine’s Day dessert platter.

Dirty French Steakhouse

Those seeking an extravagant experience will be best served heading to this over-the-top steakhouse. The menu kicks off with classics like tuna tartare and lobster ravioli, leading up to the main course of either filet au poivre or Scottish salmon. Decadent desserts include opera cake and beignets. 

Osaka Cocina Nikkei

For Valentine’s Day, fans of Nikkei (Japanese with Peruvian influence) cuisine can enjoy a special $200 per person prix-fixe menu at this Downtown favorite, starting with a welcome glass of champagne. The menu features Zeitaku ceviche with Ora King salmon, yuzu sauce, 24-karat gold quinoa, and Perigord truffle, along with lobster Mentaiko, which includes cooked lobster sushi topped with rocoto miso gratin and grana padano cheese.

La Petite Maison

This French Mediterranean Brickell favorite features a special $195 Valentine’s Day menu featuring starters such as bluefin tuna tartare on puff pastry with yuzu, avocado, and caviar yogurt; duck confit with orange and grilled escarole; and gnocchi with black truffle. Desserts include warm chocolate mousse with malt ice cream and an orange blossom tropézienne tart with pink pralines craquelin, available until February 29. A special cocktail menu includes options like the Cognac & Champagne Colada, a sparkling cocktail with pineapple and nutty flavors.

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Zucca

This Coral Gables Italian spot offers a $130 per person Lucchetti Dell’amore menu for Valentine’s Day inspired by the love padlocks tradition. Appetizers include phyllo pastry millefeuille with lobster tail and fried zucchini flowers with goat cheese and truffle honey. Main courses feature seabass on salmon roe velouté and grilled Angus filet mignon. Desserts include tiramisu and chocolate mousse with crunchy hazelnut, complemented by raspberry sorbet.

Rusty Pelican

Well-known for its extraordinary waterfront view of Miami’s skyline, this popular date night spot will offer a four-course prix-fixe menu for $150 per person on Valentine’s Day. Dishes include grilled oysters, Australian wagyu beef au poivre, and chocolate mascarpone with cocoa nib mousse. Pro-tip: For an uber-romantic experience, schedule dinner during sunset.

Harry's Pizzeria

For a fun Valentine’s Day outing, this local hotspot offers a pizza-making class at $90 per person or $160 for two. Participants make heart-shaped pizzas and enjoy a salad and the special Scarlet Spritz cocktail. The interactive event includes appetizers like polenta fries, arancini, and meatballs, along with cocktails, concluding with olive oil cake, seasonal fruit compote, and whipped cream.

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