Samantha Schnur
Published on
3/21/2020

Where to Spend Valentines Day in Miami

It’s almost Valentines day and that means celebrating the people we love most. And what better way to celebrate the romantic holiday with your significant other than a delicious meal! See below for a list of restaurants serving up great food and drinks for V-Day!

Kiki on the River

The perfect riverfront dining experience to ensure a romantic evening featuring modern Greek cuisine by Chef Steve Rhee. Kiki on the River’s whimsical garden will transport you to a romanic night in the Mediterranean right here on the Miami River. Kiki on the River extensive wine selection and specialty cocktail menu can be paired perfectly with your meal for Valentines Day.  

Valentines Day Menu

$95ppl – All Served to share

First base:

Mini Platter

Select Oysters, topped with Meltizanosalata, avgotaraho

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

Second base:

To share

Fields of greens salad

Salad of Baby Kale, Arugula, Baby Gem Lettuce, green onions, with heirloom grape tomato, chives, feta cheese, dressed with a creamy Dijon vinaigrette.

Third base:  

Choice of the following:

Lavraki (serves 2)

Grilled, served whole, with Lemon Potato

Scallops.

Grilled jumbo scallops, served with herbed risotto, finished with balsamic glaze, garlic chips.

Surf and Turf

Black Angus filet, lobster, crab mash potato, truffle aioli

Braised Short Rib

Red wine braised short ribs, truffle polenta, green beans,

Crab Pasta  

Alaskan king and lump crab, grape tomato, San Marzano tomato sauce, squid ink pasta

Happy ending:

Chocolate hazelnut cake, raspberry sauce, chocolate covered strawberries, and a surprise.

El Santo

Chef Jimmy Gallagher has created the perfect Peruvian menu with traditional staples that will transport you and your significant other on a culinary experience for the romantic holiday. Pair your special meal with a classic wine, or fun cocktail to start the night and finish your night off in Don Diablo with some fun and dancing.

Valentine‘s Day Menu

$65 per person

AMUSE BOUCHE

Causa Croquette with Ají Amarillo Aioli

1st COURSE

Baby Octopus Anticucho Served with Crispy Peruvian Potatoes & Choclo

2nd COURSE

Chicken al Sillao Soy Sauce Glazed served with Rice

3rd COURSE

Seco de Wagyu Pan seared with Cilantro Sauce

DESSERT

Cachanga with Passionfruit Mousse

Served with Vanilla Ice Cream

Traymore

Traymore by Michael Schwartz is offering lovebirds a Friday Valentines Day they are sure not to forget. Starting at 6pm on Friday, February 14 Traymore is offering an exclusive three course menu featuring specialty menu items with love in mind. Alongside their fresh Floridian and Asian inspired menu special priced bottles of Tattinger will be available as well as a Valentines Day Cocktail.

Valentines Dinner 6PM – 11PM

$55 per person

First Course

Grille Prawn, Kumquat, Radish, Affilla Cress

Main Course

Pan Seared Lamb, Scallops, Spiced Carrots, Cauliflower, Roses

Dessert

Raspberry Napoleon Pandan, Coffee Ganache

Featured Beverage

Tattinger, La Française Brut Bottle $55

Roses Are Jack Cocktail

Bourbon, Apple Brandy, Pandan Grenadine, Lemon

Cleo South Beach

Cleo is South Beach’s Mediterranean restaurant that gives diners a sense of intimacy in the midst of the chaotic Collins Avenue. This not-so hidden gem is serving up romance this Valentine’s Day that comes in the form of a family-style menu to share with those you love most. Indulge on dishes such as Brussels Sprout Chips, Madras Curried Cauliflower, Spanakopita, Grilled Branzino, and Tandoori Chicken Kebab. The Valentine’s Day menu will be available for $85 per person.

Diez y Seis

Celebrate your significant other while embarking on a Mexican journey in the heart of South Beach at Shore Club’s Diez y Seis. Led by Chef Jose Icardi, the Mexican eatery will serve a special Valentine’s Day family-style menu on Friday, February 14 for $50 per person. The menu includes passion salad, tuna tostada, caviar guacamole, tuna, New York strip steak, cauliflower and a chef’s special for dessert.

Leynia

For a romantic Argentinian dinner with a touch of Japanese flair, head over to Chef Jose Icardi’s Leynia at Delano South Beach. Lovebirds can indulge in a special family-style Valentine’s Day menu of brie cheese empanadas, wagyu beef carpaccio, braised short rib with soaked calabaza puree made with goat cheese and honey. Since Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without something sweet, couples can indulge on either raspberry sake made with torched sudachi meringue or spiced bittersweet chocolate made with ganache, honey mousseline and dulce de leche.  V- Day Special: Family Style Menu for $115

Juvia

Surrounded by Lincoln Road’s sizzling, cosmopolitan vibe and unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and South Beach’s famed Art Deco District, the ambiance at Juvia exudes understated luxury. With the stunning views, an instagrammable dinner with your favorite plus one comes hand in hand! Enjoy some dishes like Amuse Bouche with Foie Gras Mousse and Apple Toast; Espresso Braised Pork Belly with Broccoli Rabe and Espresso Demi; Roast ‘Peking Style’ Duck Breast with Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Scallion, Hoisin Allspice Sauce. End it on a sweet note with Vanilla Raspberry Profiteroles with Warm Raspberry and Caramel Sauce. V- Day Special: Prix fixe Menu $150 per person – including a POP Moet per person

Planta

Enjoy a romantic, 100% plant-based Valentine’s Day at Planta South Beach. On Friday, February 14th, enjoy a special Valentine’s Day prix-fixe sharing menu for two, where guests can enjoy a plethora of dishes including the Ceviche Trio featuring Coconut, Mango and Avocado Ceviche, as well as plant-based croquetas, house-made picadillo empanadas, as well as paella for two. Conclude the evening on a sweet note with a Dulce de Leche soft serve with nuts and churros. Plant-based food, that special someone and a romantic sharing menu – talk about a Valentine’s Day for the books. V- Day Special: Prix-Fixe Sharing Menu for $65

Seawell Fish n' Oyster Bar

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day at North of Fifth’s favorite coastal American seafare concept, Seawell Fish N’ Oyster. With a patio covered with teal and white striped awnings and string lights, paired with teak tables, canvas director chairs and floor lanterns, you and your significant other are sure to feel all the Valentine’s Day feels with a warm romantic ambiance. In addition to the regular a la carte menu, Executive Chef Julian Garriga has prepared three special dishes including: Lobster & Foie Gras made with salsify puree, hazelnut, black truffle ($29), Prawn Risotto made with beet root, fennel agrodolce ($32), and Everything Short Rib with blue crab veloute, sunchoke fritter ($39) from 6PM- 11PM. To top it off, each guest will be treated to a complimentary glass of champagne.

Le Zoo

Celebrate Valentine’s Day enjoying fresh French Mediterranean fare in an elegant ambiance, with inspiration from Parisian sidewalk cafes and the shores of St. Tropez. Le Zoo has crafted a special Valentine’s Day menu for guests to partake in a culinary journey through France. Featuring the King Crab Thermidor for Two ($65), guests can enjoy fresh South Florida seafood prepared with energetic French flavor or the Duck Frites ($39) made with a creamy Béarnaise sauce. End the evening with something sweet, the Grand Marnier Souffle ($14) will satisfy any sweet tooth. With a variety of special Valentine’s Day dishes to choose from or favorites from the a la carte menu, Le Zoo brings French romance to Miami.   Valentine’s Day Specials: Special Valentine’s Day dishes include: ½ Dozen Kumamoto Oysters ($24), Organic Carnaroli Rice Risotto ($25), King Crab Thermidor for Two ($65), Duck Frites ($39), Grand Marnier Souffle ($14) along with a regular a la carte menu.

Naiyara

Celebrate love while immersing yourself in delicious Thai and Japanese flavors at Chef Bee’s South Beach restaurant, NaiYaRa. Whether it’s with a partner or friend, Valentine’s Day is all about love, and it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy exquisite food. The Valentine’s Day Special menu at NaiYaRa is sure to surpass any expectations, with an array of perfectly crafted seafood including Grilled Octopus, Scallop Crudo, a Special Oyster Shooter, and Stone Crab Ceviche. Don’t forget to toast to a perfect night with chilled Veuve Champagne ($100/btl).

Makoto

Enjoy Valentine’s Day in the sleek, elegant Makoto found in Bal Harbour. With dishes like the 8 oz. Koji Aged Wagyu Striploin ($65) and Lobster Udon ($45), Makoto brings sophistication and modern Japanese to Miami. The a la carte menu is still available for guests looking to indulge in their favorites. Valentine’s Day Specials: 8 oz. Koji Aged Wagyu Striploin ($65), Lobster Udon ($45)

Upland

This sophisticated, yet casual restaurant is ideal for Valentine’s Day – romantic, but not intimidating. Upland entices Miami with it’s rustic flare and quaint bistro charm. Guests can enjoy Upland’s Valentine’s Day special, Lobster Frites for Two ($90) made with a 4 lb. lobster, creamy truffle butter and fries, ideal for those looking to indulge in a culinary journey, with Californian influence, Italian inspiration and Miami flare. Valentine’s Day Special: Lobster Frites for Two ($90)

Via Emilia Garden

In the hustle and bustle of Midtown, Via Emilia Garden transports you to a little part of Italy with their garden and authentic Italian market. Enjoy this new dining destination with a special someone which provides a true Northern Italian experience right in the middle of Miami. V-Day Special: Complimentary Champagne

Habitat at 1 Hotel Miami Beach

This Valentine’s Day dine at Habitat with your special someone to indulge in valentine’s day specials such as the Meyers New York Steak made with wild mushrooms, Bordelaise sauce, Truffle Celeriac Puree and sweet pepper Coulis. Habitat is the perfect place for those who want to enjoy dinner in an intimate atmosphere designed with both comfort and luxury in mind.  V-Day Special: Meyers New York Steak ($65)

Bulla Gastrobar

Nothing says romance quite like Spanish culture! Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Bulla (boo-ya) Gastrobar with great tapas, fine wines and house-made sangrias. Enjoy a four course prix-fixe dinner menu for $110 per couple, starting off with a shared Tabla Mixta and featuring Bulla favorites such as the Huevos ‘Bulla,’ Grilled Steak, Salmon Carpaccio, and more, as well as sweet treats including the Churros con Chocolate and Flan de Coco. All tables will receive two complimentary glasses of sparkling wine to kick-off the romantic evening. Guests can additionally toast to true love and good health with a limited-edition Rosé Sangria from February 10-16 – for each cocktail sold, Bulla Gastrobar will donate $1 to the American Heart Association. A good cause, great cocktail and exceptional food? Impress your Valentine at Bulla.

Boulud Sud

Take a trip to the Mediterranean this Valentine’s Day at Boulud Sud, featuring a romantic, exclusive menu carefully crafted by Executive Chef Luis Polanco and sweet delicacies by Chef Saeko Nemoto. The enchanting three-course menu features a variety of dishes full of flavor for $85 per person with an optional wine pairing for $50 available on the 14th and 15th. Highlights from the menu include: Potato & Sunchoke Soup, Hamachi Crudo, Catalan Grilled Skirt Steak, Parisian Gnocchi, Black Truffle Risotto, Chocolate Hearts for Two and more. The a la carte menu is also available along with plates meant to share for the table and cocktails for two.

American Social Brickell

Calling all love birds! Visit American Social Bar & Kitchen for Valentine’s Day specials that will leave you feeling lovely. Take your date out to Brickell’s most iconic waterfront patio and enjoy a night of pure romance!  Enjoy specials including the Cupid’s Crush cocktail mixed with Stoli Crushed Pineapple, Liquid Lei Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, and House Champagne​, as well as the Flower Patch cocktail with Sipsmith Gin, agave nectar, rose syrup, fresh lemon juice, sparkling wine and raspberry, topped off with mini flowers as the perfect drink to impress your date. Regularly available for $12 and $13 respectively, these specialty cocktails are priced at $8 on Valentine’s Day with a food purchase. Cocktails not your style? Guests can also enjoy bottles of Moet, Chandon Brut, and premium wines for $50 to complete the perfect celebration.

Katsuya

Katsuya, located in Miami’s urban Brickell neighborhood, artfully blends master sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi’s fresh take on classic Japanese cuisine with the pulsating vibe of downtown Miami at SLS LUX. On Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will be serving up a special 36oz. Robata Tomahawk ($230) that has been dry aged for 28 days served with ginger and miso salad and a side of Truffle Koshu dashi beurre monte. No date is truly complete without dessert, and guests can indulge with an Azuki Chawanmushi made with Azuki bean, coconut milk on a azuki bean meringue.

Ember

Miami’s celebrated chef Brad Kilgore’s has crafted the best menu to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your love. Ember is offering an exclusive menu for Valentine’s Day from 6:00 -11:00PM. Some menu items you can swoon your special someone with are the charred shrimp cocktail, herb gnudi with fire roasted tomato sauce, crispy garlic oil; Slow Roasted Swordfish with mushroom and leek fricassee, celeriac puree, and salsa verde; and Spiced Duck Breast with Savoy Cabbage, Preserved Apple, Cherry jus, and Applewood Smoke. End dinner on a sweet note with Cheesecake Mousse with dark cherry marmalade, vanilla chantilly, and brown butter sable.

Bakan

Enjoy the perfect romantic dinner with an authentic Mexican experience in Miami’s most creative neighborhood. Bakan Wynwood is an indoor and outdoor restaurant-bar that will transport you and your Valentine to Mexico for the night with its earthy, artsy, modern space, including a cacti-lined outdoor bar and terrace covered with inverted wood pyramid canopies. To celebrate on February 14, couples can enjoy the perfect his and hers drinks: “Catrin y Catrina.” The Catrin is made with mezcal, pineapple, lime, activated charcoal, thyme and agave syrup, and the Catrina is made with mezcal, triple sec, lime juice and watermelon syrup, and both are served in Bakan’s iconic skull glasses. Don’t miss out on the perfect Valentine’s Day

Kaido

The dim romantic lighting paired with an intimate setting, make Kaido the perfect date night spot.  This Valentine’s Day, shake it up and do something new. At Kaido, you and your special someone will be able to enjoy 5 food courses, cocktail class with tasting menu, and one cocktail book, The Art of Mixology. The 5 courses will include 1 set each Jamon de Ono, 1 piece each of Spicy Beef Tartare; ½ Nikkei Ceviche Maki, ½ Spicy Salmon Maki; 2 pieces each of iberico pork and dumplings; 1 xo rice per couple and 2 pieces each korean short ribs; and 1 to share chocolate.

Three

Three, a celebration of elevated cuisine in Wynwood’s energetic and welcoming neighborhood, is offering guests celebrating Valentine’s Day a delicious 3-course dinner, dessert and an optional wine pairing. Featuring delectable food options such as local wahoo tartare, nantucket bay scallop ceviche, wood roasted beets, jamison farm lamb chop, fried chicken and more. Dessert options include chocolate torte, burnt cheesecake and passion fruit sunday. V- Day Special: $75 per person, $45 optional wine pairing

Bellini

This  Valentine’s day, take your significant other to Bellini Restaurant & Bar where you’ll be transported to the intimate old-world atmosphere of coastal Italy! Indulge in inspired cuisine from around Italy as well as Bellini’s Valentine’s day specials. Some Valentine’s day specials that one may find on the menu include Pâté of Foie Gras with toasts points and Fig jam ($32), Crab ravioli with Zucchini pesto and roasted baby heirloom tomatoes (&42), Black Cod with chickpeas puree and Broccolini ($46), and Beef tenderloin with mashed potatoes and Asparagus ($55). End your night by ordering their pink meringue cake iced with strawberry diplomat cream and toasted meringue for $18.