There’s still time to make those special Valentine’s Day reservations. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of some of the best places in all of Miami.
Special four-course Valentine’s Day menu available from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Choices include Slow Cooked Short Ribs, Polenta, Glazed Shallots, Greens, in Huckleberry Sauce or Beef Tenderloin, Carrot Puree, Wild Mushrooms, Baby Artichokes, Cabernet Sauce.
Eden Roc Renaissance, 4525 Collins Ave., 305.674.5594; 1500degreesmiami.com
Vita by Bâoli
A Frank Sinatra cover singer wll set the mood at this romantic restaurant, while you and your date enjoy the restaurant’s new menu by executive chef Marc Debas.
1906 Collins Ave. 305.674.8822; www.vita-miami.com
Drink Your Heart Out STK Miami. STK is also partnering up with Godiva chocolate for the evening with the launch of their new line of chocolate Vodka and Executive Chef Ralph Pagano is cooking up a special Valentine’s Day menu.
2377 Collins Ave., 304.604.6988; www.onelittlewest12.com/stkmiami
This romantic wine bar will serve a specialty menu under the direction of executive chef Dewey LoSasso, who will use specialty ingredients that are known for being aphrodisiacs liek ousters, dark chocolate, and truffles. Valentine’s Day guests will also been offered wine from Shareef Malnik’s very own private collection wine cellar..
432 41st St., 305.538.8533; www.theforge.com
Chef de Cuisine Sam Gorenstein has created a special four-course prix-fixe menu for Valentine’s day in one of Miami’s most romantic restaurants. The menu will include a choice of Chilean Wagyu Flat Iron 12 oz. or Pan Roasted Halibut among other delcious sides and dessert choices.
The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive, 305.673.0044; www.thebetsyhotel.com
Executive Chef David Werly will present two exceptional menus featuring ingredients that have been specifically destined for romance. Choose from a five or seven-course tasting menu featuring Cannelloni of Avocado with Scallops Ceviche, Aphrodisiac Yellow Tail Hamachi, Kushi Oysters, Sonoma Duck Foie Gras, Nova Scotia Lobster Raviloi with Nantucket Bay Scallops, and Bitter Sweet Warm Chocolate Tart. Each course is wine paired by Head Sommelier Dwayne Savoie. The Five-Course Menu will be offered Saturday, Feb. 12, and both menus will be available on Monday, Feb. 14 .
2001 Collins Ave., 305.520.6000; www.setai.com
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
For just $72 a person, you can enjoy a ‘Kiss by Candlelight’ at the hotel’s Bistro One LR overlooking the infinity pool illuminated by hundreds of candles where you and the one you love can enjoy an elaborate three-course meal. If a sweet-treat is more your style, the hotel is hosting a chocolate and champagne display crafted by Executive Pastry Chef, Stuart Whalen; while you sipping on some bubbly and enjoying the mellow tunes performed by Cesar Paucar. Valued guest who reserve the ‘Kiss by Candlelight’ package will get the chocolate and champagne tasting complimentary.
One Lincoln Road, 786.276.400; www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/SouthBeach
Design District / Midtown
Vino e Olio
Vine e Olio is spreading the love for V-day over the course of the entire weekend. From Friday, Feb. 11 to Monday, Feb. 14, guests can chose from the special Due Cuori “Two Hearts” menu, which will feature seared Florida shrimp and scallops in a garbanzo and rosemary cream, “Hearts of Burrat” along with homemade heart-shaped raviola, finishing off with Chef Andrea’s spiced chcolate pie with Zacapa rum creme.
139 NE 39th St., 305.573.0707; www.vinoeolio.com
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
Special Valentine’s menu with a choice of truffle butter poached lobster or sweet soy braised short rib, and of course, an assortment of chocolate for dessert.
3250 NE 1st Ave., 786.369.0353; www.sugarcanerawbargrill.com
Joey’s Italian Cafe
Joey’s in Wynwood is offering a special three-course menu on Valentine’s Day from 6 p.m. to midnight. The set menu includes a half bottle of Champagne per couple and features choice of Lobster Ravioli in a Light Pink Sauce with Shrimp or Paccheri with a Beef Spezzatino & Shaved Pecorino Cheese in addition to a choice of Whole Florida Snapper served with a small Mista Salad or Veal Osso Buco served with a Saffron Risotto.
2506 N.W. 2nd Ave., 305.438.0488; www.joeyswynwood.com
Coral Gables / Coconut Grove
Coral Gables Country Club
Join Coral Gables Country club for a special pre-Valentine’s Day brunch. On Sunday, Feb 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can dine in the Atrium Room or poolside as you enjoy the club’s decadent Valentine’s Day brunch.
997 N. Greenway Drive, Miami, 305.392.0819; www.coralgablescountryclub.com
Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove
Let your loved ones know how much they mean to you at the Sweetheart Champagne Brunch on Feb. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy sumptuous Tuscan-inspired culinary creations, a carving station, children’s fare, traditional Italian favorites and free-flowing Champagne accompanied by the beautiful sounds of a solo guitarist. On the 14th, Bizcaya Restaurant will offer a five-course culinary dinner overlooking the cascading waterfall and lush foliage, seductive live music sets the mood. Crispy Oysters paired with basil fondue and caviar cream for dinner, followed by a choice of Chilean Sea Bass, Roasted Chicken or Colorado Rack of Lamb.
3300 Southwest Twenty-seventh Avenue, 305. 64.-4680, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/CoconutGrove
Gibraltar at The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa
The private island resort of Grove Isle Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove will be offering a special four-course Valentine’s Day menu at their signature restaurant Gibraltar, which offers 360 degree views of the ocean, a picturesque sunset, the sound of water hitting the rocks. and a four-course menu including dishes such as Avocado & Octopus Salad with Osetra Caviar and Aged Balsamic, Pan-Seared Sea Bass with a Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Mousse, Lobster & Veal with a Gruyere Gratin and a Flourless Chocolate Torte with Port Roasted Fruit and a Crème Anglaise.
The Grove Isle Hotel, 4 Grove Isle Drive, 305.858.8300; www.groveisle.com
Downtown / Brickell / Key Biscayne
EOS at Viceroy
The five-course “Very Viceroy Valentine’s” menu will be availbale all weekend long at the Viceroy miami from Friday, Feb. 11 through Monday, Feb. 14. Viceroy is also offering an exclusive private Valentine’s Day dining option, Love is Blind at the outdoor “Fireplace” at Eos. Guests will taste various petit fours with a blind fold placed over their eyes, taking turns feeding their partners and trying to guess the flavors.
485 Brickell ave., Miami 305.503.4400; www.viceroymiami.com
Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne
Guests will be treated to a complimentary glass of Agavero, a tequila liqueur, along with a 20-foot chocolate buffet inspired by Pastry Chef John Martinez’s favorite aphrodisiac. Another option for dining is Cioppino, the resort’s signature restaurant that will be offering a lavish fixed menu featuring options such as Lobster Arancino, Wrapped Prosciutto, Colorado Rack of Lamb and Mascarpone Cream.
455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne, 305.365.4500, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/KeyBiscayne/Dining
In the mood for romance? Let Perricone’s wine and dine you and your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. Dinner from 5:00 to 11:30 p.m. Live serenade music for love birds starting at 8:00 p.m.
15 SE 10th St., 305.374.9449, www.perricones.com
A Little Farther North
Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach
Restaurants at any Ritz-Carlton rarely disappoint, but Angle is in a class of its own. The revamped menu will serve decant dishes in a sleek, traditional setting, and will undoubtedly maintain its reputation for impeccable first-class service. Angle boasts a soft, romantic decor featuring velvet walls, glowing candlelight, and shining mirrors, suitable for a quiet evening or a celebratory occasion perfect place to set the Valentine’s Day mood.
100 S Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, 561.540.4924, www.ritzcarlton.com/resorts/palm_beach
Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
This Valentine’s Day melt at the sight of glistening aquamarine waters on the Gold Coast’s retreat favored by celebrities, posh guests, and locals who know how to live the high life. The city’s first and only Five Diamond luxury hotel, The Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale is a private haven for sunbathing, memorable fêtes, happy hours, romantic evenings and all-around indulgence.
1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., 954.302.6466, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/FortLauderdale
da Campo Osteria
Chef Todd Englihs’s da Campo Osteria at the il Lugano Suite Hotel in Fort Lauderdale will be serving a special Valentine’s Day menu from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Using only the finest ingredients and emphasizing seasonality, the menu features handcrafted pastas, inventive wood frilled flatbreads, and the restaurant’s signature mozzarella menu.
3333 Northeast 32nd Ave., 954.226.5002, www.dacampoosteria.com