Written by RandoMiami Contributor: Tali Wee of Zillow
Valentine’s Day is a one of those holidays that inspires some and perturbs others. Budding relationships or longtime partners feel excited to devote extra romance to their Saturday nights, while singles often feel lonely. Whether taken or single, a night out enjoying a satisfying meal puts every food lover in a jovial mood.
Miami locals have a plethora of dining options to choose from to take their newfound Valentine. Katy detailed her top selections last week, centralized around Miami Beach hotspots. Here are a few more restaurants suited for longtime loves or just friends.
In Midtown, Bocce Bar is a standout for Italian cuisine and that old-school, spirited Italian atmosphere. Recharge your mood with a game of Bocce or share bites of your beet- and goat-cheese-filled ravioli with your love. Another energetic yet romantic environment is available at SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill. Don’t worry about making decisions because at SUGARCANE, you can select several small plates, enjoying anything from clams, crab and oysters to foie gras biscuits, bone marrow and spare ribs.
Visit Wynwood, the art district, for an artistic dining evening. Wynwood Kitchen and Bar offers a stimulating experience of colorful, Latin-inspired small plates amid stunning contemporary artwork. The establishment is decorated both inside and out by some of the world’s foremost graffiti artists. Alternatively, R House Wynwood pairs casual, fine dining with an art gallery. The experience includes live music from an in-house DJ, fine art and dynamic fare influenced by American, Mediterranean, Asian and Latin cuisine.
Coral Gables Dining
For a traditional fine dining experience in Coral Gables, visit Le Provencal Restaurant. They serve authentic southern French cuisine to wow you and your date. Have you ever eaten at Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita or Crazy About You in Miami’s Brickell area? If you liked the food, check out their sister restaurant Love Is Blind in Coral Gables. The atmosphere is energetic, even noisy at times, but the international cuisine is worth the visit – and served at a great value.
Miami locals should focus on value, considering the metro missed Zillow’s top 10 best places to find love in 2015, largely due to single’s low median disposable income. You’d think Miami would be the ideal place for singles to find Valentines because the weather is warm, igniting positive outlooks and reducing the amount of necessary clothing – exposing glowing, sun kissed skin. However, singles’ incomes minus their rent costs yield a median disposable income of just $1,553. It’s tough to taste all the fine fare on that dime. The leading metros to find love had significantly higher disposable funds, including top-ranked Washington, DC at $25,915, runner up Atlanta at $24,079 and third-placed Boston at $13,835.
Check out all 10 optimal locations to find love and review the four factors Zillow used to compile the rankings. Visit Zillow Research to review detailed results on unranked cities.