12 Restaurants To Indulge In On Valentine’s Day

RandoMiami, RandoLists, RandoFoodKaty CoffieldComment
Photo courtesy of: Serendipity 3

Photo courtesy of: Serendipity 3

It’s that time of the year again! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. For those of you who aren’t in the mood to cook a 5-course meal for that special someone I have a few really awesome restaurant options you should definitely check out right here in Miami.

Downtown Bistro
114 SE 1st St. | Miami, FL 33131

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. you can indulge in a 3-course menu, which also include either one mimosa or a white peach bellini for $35. Some of the menu options include escargot served in their delicious cream sauce, their seared scallops served with truffle infused risotto, and, my personal favorite, their steak tartar topped with a quail egg. For dessert you must try their crème brûlée. Reservations are suggested and can be made at 305-374-7284. 

Florida Cookery at The James Royal Palm
1545 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Begin a romantic Valentine’s Day evening at The James Royal Palm with a delicious dining experience. Guests are invited to dine by The James Royal Palm’s beautifully lit pools under the stars and share in a three-course dinner. The Valentine’s menu includes Oysters 2 Ways ($14) to share with a loved one; a Surf and Turfentrée ($32), made with braised short rib with parsnips and English peas and a sautéed diver scallop, with red beet and heirloom tomato marmalade; and a choice of chocolate passion fruit gateau with chocolate hazelnut micro cake and raspberry gelee ($11). 

Before heading to dinner, stop by James Club for delicious Valentine’s cocktails, The Love Potion and Sweet Indulgence!

Terrazza at Shore Club
1901 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Starting at 7 p.m. cozy up with a loved one this Valentine’s at Terrazza at Shore Club and dine decadently by the South Beach shore with Terrazza’s newest menu selections. Start off the romantic dinner with an Heirloom Kale Salad, with Kalamata olives, toasted pumpkin seeds, and topped with crispy Halloumi Cheese ($13) or Grilled Spanish Prawns, with Grilled Carabinero Shrimp, burnt lemon, imported olive oil, and garlic crostini ($18); choice of entrée including Lobster Ragu with oyster mushroom and house made Pappardelle Pasta ($28), a 16 oz. Bone in Filet Mignon ($48), or a Salt Crust Local Whole Fish with braised Swiss chard ($52). To top off the delicious Valentine’s dinner, enjoy a Chocolate-Flourless Cake, served with chocolate ganash, crème anglaise, topped with toasted candied walnuts, with chocolate covered strawberries ($10).

The St. Regis Bal Harbour
9703 Collins Ave. | Bal Harbour, FL 33154

Valentine’s Dinner at J&G Grill
Indulge in a dinner with the most seductive ingredients curated by J&G Grill’s new Chef Dagan Stocks, along with specialty desserts by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour. Highlights of the four-course prix-fixe menu includes shareable canapés to start, along with Kumamoto Oysters, Salad of Shaved Asparagus and Crispy Poached Egg with Black Truffle Vinaigrette, Cox Farms Chateaubriand of Beef for Two and a decadent Pistachio Cake with Chocolate Mousse and Passion Fruit Sorbet for dessert. $165 per person; advanced reservations required.
Ultimate Romance
Go beyond expectation and celebrate Valentine’s Day with a private butler-served romantic dinner overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Start with a bottle of vintage Dom Perignon Champagne, followed by a four-course dinner by Chef Dagan Stocks. A luxurious Oceanfront Day Villa is yours to enjoy throughout the evening. Only one experience is available; $1,800+ tax & gratuity.
Mixology for Two
J&G Grill head mixologist David Ferre will lead couples in an interactive course in cocktail creation designed just for two. Learn how to fuse and infuse unique ingredients to create your partner’s perfect cocktail. Saturday, Feb. 14 from 5-6 p.m.; Located at J&G Grill Bar; $50 per person.
St. Valentine’s Afternoon Tea
Spoil your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with a romantic tea for two experience by Executive Pasty Chef Antonio Bachour.Saturday, Feb. 14 from 2-5p.m.; Located at The St. Regis Bar; $59 per person.
St. Regis Sommelier’s Club Oysters & Champagne Pairing
Head Sommelier Sebastian Verrier will lead couples on how to best pair oysters with the finest Rosé Champagnes. Saturday, Feb. 14 from 6-7 p.m.; Located at The St. Regis Wine Vault; $100 per person.
The St. Regis Bar
The St. Regis Bar is delighted to offer an alluring menu of sushi and Champagne pairings for the bold hearted connoisseurs, and live music adds to the already-romantic atmosphere. Saturday, Feb. 14 from 12-11 p.m.

Via Verdi Cucina Rustica
6900 Biscayne Blvd. | Miami, FL 33138

Celebrate your amare at Via Verdi Cucina Rustica, a candlelit haven for romance. Enjoy the ‘his and hers’ specialty cocktails and authentic Italian dishes such as the Ravioli with Maine Lobster, asparagus and bisque- or the Beef Braised Short Ribs with freshly shaved black truffle and Potato-Sage mashed potato -for just $96/Couple. For reservations, call (786) 615-2870.

Serendipity 3
1102 Lincoln Rd. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Drink your heart out this Valentine’s Day at Serendipity 3. The menu will feature specialty cocktails including: Aphrodite, made with Chambord, Vanilla Vodka, Godiva Liqueur, Milk and Honey, and the Strawberry Shortcake cocktail, made with Cake Vodka, Hot Chocolate Powder, fresh strawberries, topped with heart shaped pound cake. Finish off with a romantic desert made with chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream, chocolate dipped strawberries and hot fudge ($15).For reservations, call (305) 403-2210.  

Oak Tavern
35 Northeast 40th St. | Miami, FL 33137

Celebrate your love with a romantic outdoor dinner in the garden at Oak Tavern.  In the spirit of love, the night will feature the Amor Y Amargo cocktail –Winner of the People’s Choice Awards at the Diplomatico Tournament Rum.Or entice your taste buds with Suzie Q- a bubbly delight. For more information and reservations, call (786) 391-1818.

Monty’s Sunset
300 Alton Rd. | Miami Beach, FL 33139 

Monty’s Sunset invites lovebirds to enjoy a romantic evening on the water with incredible sunset views. Channel your inner aphrodisiac with a bubbly toast, fresh oysters, or the Bahamian Conch Ceviche - fresh conch, cucumber, shaved sweet onions, roasted peppers, celery, and island spices in a key lime citrus sauce - and we invite you to take a romantic stroll on the dock with your beau after dinner. Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. For Reservations, call: (305) 672-1148.

Touché Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant 
15 N.E. 11th St. | Miami, FL 33132

Downtown Miami’s most romantic rooftop restaurant is featuring a four-course dinner for Valentine’s Day. Guests are offered a choice of one appetizer, pasta, entrée, and dessert, along with a celebratory glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne for $95 per person. Savory dish options include the Marilyn Monroe, shrimp tempura, crab salad, scallop, spicy aioli, Red Heart Ravioli in Lobster Sauce, fresh 1 lb. lobster in tomato sauce over fresh red dough ravioli stuffed with tomato and buffalo mozzarella, and Pork Chop Neapolitan Style, pork chop in hot sweet cherry pepper sauce. To sweeten the night, desserts such as the Lava Cake with raspberry coulis and compote and Tiramisu with Amaretti cookies and chocolate sauce will be available. There will be 3 seatings at 7:00pm, 9:00pm, and 11:00pm. Guests are encouraged to reserve early for an unforgettable night above the glittering lights of Miami. For reservations, please go to touchemiami.com or call (305) 358-9848. 

Bianca at Delano
Delano South Beach
1685 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

This Valentine’s Day, Bianca at Delano offers an evening of romance and elegance for all loving couples.  Accompanying an exquisite three-course meal, all guests will be treated to a screening of the romantic classic in the enchanting Delano orchard. Menu highlights include Insalata Rossa with red oak leaf, radicchio, grapefruit, pomegranate seeds, beets and goat cheese, Lobster Risotto, and a Chocolate Mousse Dome for dessert. Additionally, each guest will receive a glass of champagne for a celebratory toast along with dessert. To RSVP please call 305.672.2000.
Villa Azur
309 23rd St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Treat your loved one to an unforgettable experience at Villa Azur on Valentine’s Day. The French Mediterranean restaurant and lounge with an Italian twist, located in the heart of Miami Beach, will offer Valentine’s Day specials, prepared by Chef Erwin Mallet and a exquisite ‘Love Potion’ cocktail, crafted by Mixologist Martin Gutierrez. Setting the mood for the evening, an acoustic band will play all evening for you. With the romantic décor, featuring vintage pieces and beautiful chandeliers, white French doors open to a lush courtyard accented by plush white leather couches, Villa Azur offers the perfect setting for couples to enjoy an extraordinary dining experience on Valentine’s Day. For reservations or more information, please call 305-763-8688 or visit www.villaazurmiami.com.

db Bistro Moderne
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way| Miami, FL 33131

Looking for a delicious meal and great ambiance? db Bistro Moderne Miami provides the  perfect setting to share an amazing experience with your loved one. The Daniel Boulud restaurant will offer a four-course Valentine’s tasting menu, with limited a la carte options on Friday and Saturday, for $150 per person. Enjoy Chef Jason Pringle’s handcrafted menu featuring a flavorful Black truffle Risotto, uni, meyer lemon, asparagus, and make your way to the Duo Beef entree, roasted tenderloin, braised cheeks cardoons, mushrooms, and sauce bordelaise or a Butter-Poached Halibut, lobster, fennel, cara cara navel. Top off this lovely meal withdessert masterpiece by Chef Jerome Maure like the Chocolate Napoleon, gianduja & ginger cremeux, chocolate sable praline ice cram. Reservations are recommended. Make it a romantic Valentine’s weekend at JW Marriott Marquis Miami with their “Ultimate Valentine’s Dinner Date” package, details provided on their website - www.marriott.com.