Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2017

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Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, so don’t let it sneak up on you. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to celebrate the holiday with your special someone. Below, you’ll find an extensive list of V-Day specials in Miami.

Please note that details are subject to change, so make sure to confirm with the venue beforehand.


Artisan Beach House

At the newly opened Artisan Beach House at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami, Executive Chef Paula DaSilva is offering a three-course Valentine’s Day menu for $185 per couple, including a complimentary glass of champagne for each. Kick off the evening with Sashimi of Blue Fin Tuna and avocado puree with a burst of finger lime, sweet nuts and spicy chili oil. Diners can then choose a sharing portion of either 32 oz. Dry Aged Cowboy with creamy polenta, charred asparagus and truffle butter or Olive Oil Poached Red Snapper with marble potatoes, crème fraiche and caviar. The evening’s Sweet Ending is a Roasted Fig Crostada with local honey ice cream. The restaurant’s a la carte dinner menu is also available for order. With ocean views and a delectable menu, couples will have much to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.

Artisan Beach House is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour at 10295 Collins Avenue. Artisan Beach House is now open and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Telephone: (305) 455-5460.

 

Bakehouse Brasserie

Valentine’s lovers can tell their lover je t’aime this Valentine’s Day at the romantic Bakehouse Brasserie. Prepare to be serenaded with love filled French poems all night while enjoying a French chocolate and wine pairing curated by Bakehouse pastry Chef Tatiana Vernot. The city of love couldn’t get any closer, enjoy this romantic tasting for only $30 per couple the day before Valentine’s Day — February 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

Bazaar Mar at SLS Brickell 

Looking to really win over your date this Valentine’s Day? No better place to do it than with Chef José Andrés’ brand new culinary gem, Bazaar Mar at SLS Brickell. The already-acclaimed restaurant will be offering a prix-fixe menu for $125++ per person including a cocktail, appetizers, main, and desert. A few highlights from the abundant menu include José’s Asian Taco Ibérico bellota ham, cured hamachi, osetra caviar, Korean seaweed, ginger; “Rosa” Cobia Ceviche “rose” of leche de tigre, nasturtium leaf, sweet potato, corn nuts; Sea and Land Ibérico pork meatballs and baby squid stew, from the heart of Catalonia, and for desert Chocolate Soufflé 70% cocao dark chocolate, caramelized banana ice cream. Feel the love this Valentine’s day and enjoy Bazaar Mar’s decadent Valentine’s menu.

For reservations, please contact bazaarmarreservations@slshotels.com or 305.239.1320.

 

Beaker & Gray

Trendy Wynwood hotspot Beaker & Gray is celebrating Valentine’s Day with an exclusive prix-fixe menu for $85 per person or $110 per person complete with cocktail pairings, featuring dishes crafted by Executive Chef Brian Nasajon. Diners can begin the lovely evening with a choice of English Pea Soup with Snow crab, black truffle and yuzu or Farmer Greens with Rock shrimp, candied pistachio and Mandarin chili, paired with Butterfly Tango – herradura reposado, basil, yuzu, Thai chili and club soda.

Main course consists of Short Rib with butternut squash, shiso and pickled ginger or Queen Snapper with winter squash, sunchokes and tomato water, paired with A Stone’s Throe with Cooper’s Craft bourbon, mandarin Napoleon, squash cordial and egg glair. End on a sweet note with choice of Strawberry Short Cake with buttermilk biscuit, opus blend and compressed strawberry or Chocolate Tartwith English toffee, chocolate sable and lemon confit, paired with Happily Clever After – Chambord, walnut, Cocchi di Torino and Aphrodite bitters.

For reservations, call (305) 699-2637.

 

Bird & Bone

Chef Richard Hales brings a family-style, Southern-Inspired meal to you (and your significant other) this Valentine’s Day. The prix-fixe menu is priced at $85 and includes: Daily Oyster on the Half Shell, Little Gem Wedge Salad, Nashville Hot Sweetbread, Bone-in Ribeye and for dessert a Chocolate Jar! 2 person minimum for $85.

 

Bitter Truth

Bitter Truth is introducing Tinder Tuesday to Miamians on Valentine’s Day from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Active Tinder users are invited to bring their Valentine’s day match on a romantic and entertaining date. Guests who speak with Bitter Truth’s bartenders and show they’ve matched with their date will be served a delicious fish-bowl style punch to share cooties with their date before they share cooties! Pass on the sit-down dinners with fixed menus and uncomfortable attire … Instead, celebrate this day of love and company with local live music, nice craft cocktails, feel-good lite bites and chill vibes. Call (305) 461-2700 for more information.

 

Bourbon Steak

Bourbon Steak will be offering a special prix-fixe menu on Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. to close. The menu includes choices such as American Wagyu Beef Tartare, Glazed Beef Short Rib, Pan-Seared Scallops and Chocolate Bread Pudding. The special menu costs $145 per person. For reservations, call 786.279.6600.

 

Bulla

From Feb. 8-20, the spanish Gastrobar Bulla Gastrobar will be offering a special Valentine’s Day-inspired market menu for dinner at both locations. The menu is a la carte and will offer En Las Nubes, de Ibérico (bread with bellota ham), The Lady and the Tramp (homemade Spanish truffle spaghetti), Pasiones (Wild King prawns tartar), Los Amantes de Teruel (Guinea hen), Flores, Bloody Mary y Salmon (Salmon goat cheese stuffed zucchini blossoms) and Apple of my Eye cocktail! Prices range from $12 to $30.

 

Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits

Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits, Fort Lauderdale’s chic oceanfront restaurant, will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a mouth-watering dinner special. From 6PM to 10PM guests can indulge in an Anderson Ranch Rack of Lamb with black truffle soubise, turnips, greens and chocolate demi-glace ($49). With a delicious choice of Roasted Pineapple Upside Down Almond Cake with Morello cherry sauce and sesame tuile ($12) or Bittersweet Warm Chocolate Tart with port soaked currant and vanilla bean sauce ($12) for dessert. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale at 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations, please call (954) 302-6460 or visit www.burlockcoast.com.

 

Byblos Miami

Miami Beach’s Mediterranean hotspot, Byblos Miami, is hosting a Valentine’s Day evening to remember, offering a prix-fixe menu for $85++ per person including a first course, second course, third course, and dessert. Highlights of the menu include: Grass Fed Steak Tartar Argon Aioli + Garlic Chips; Uri Buri Pink Key West Shrimp Pickled Fresnos + Omani Lemon + Preserved Lemon; Black Truffle Pide Buffalo Mozzarella + Halloumi + Tartufata; Local Snapper Chemen Marinade + Vine Leaf + Red Chermoula + Charred Lemon and more! What’s more — guests can splurge a little more with Byblos’ prix-fixe wine pairing menu for $65++ per person that’ll include a Prosecco toast and 4 course wine pairing. Seize this Valentine’s Day by making a reservation at at Byblos now!

 

The Continental

The Continental features an approachable tasting menu — three courses, including two glasses of champagne, for $65 a couple. Guests are invited to cozy up in the retro-chic environment or take a seat on the roomy candlelit terrace and enjoy a selection of Continental global specialties including Burrata & Berries, Chicken Tacos, Baja Style Branzino, Korean BBQ Lettuce Wraps, Jerk Chicken, Roasted Heirloom Carrots and Roasted Squash. To go along with the retro-romantic theme dessert is Chocolate Fondue, a fabulous and interactive experience.

 

DÔA

This Valentine’s Day, LatAsian restaurant DÔA encourages guests to celebrate their love for their partner, friends or food with its unique pre-fixed sharing menus including a vegetarian option!

Celebrating friends can indulge in the pre-fixed $95 per person menu, which features a three course meal with dishes including Chicken Swekers, Sashimi Platter, Mushroom Hot Pot, Spicy Beef Tenderloin (8 oz), and a surprise dessert by Executive Chef Carlos Estarita.

Couples seeking to wine and dine their lovers can find a lavish feast with the $125 per person menu. This special offers opulent servings of Half Dozen Oysters, Lamb Siu Mai, Robata Asparagus, Australian Score 7 Wagyu, Miso Black Cod and a surprise dessert by Executive Chef Carlos Estarita, amongst many others.

Vegetarian couples and friends can also indulge guilt-free with the vegetarian friendly menu, which features Vegetable Maki, Asparagus Nigiri, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Mushroom Hot Pot, Robata Corn, Mochi and Fruit Platter.

 

Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market

In addition to their regular a la carte menu, Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market will offer a 5 course prix fixe (for 2 people) at $85 + tax/gratuity with an optional wine pairing available at $25 p/p + tax/gratuity.

Courses include Yellowtail Lavender, $18, Lavender Kombu Cured Japanese Yellowtail Sashimi, Cucumber Jalapeño Dashi, Daikon, Pickled Shallot, Heirloom Tomato; Tako, $19, 77c Spanish Octopus, Romesco, Tokyo Turnip, Fennel Shiso salad; Ossobukko, $22, Certified Angus Braised Short Rib, Shiitake Demi, Parsnip Purée, Carrot Green Oil; Ikasumi Yaki Meshi, $17, Tamanishiki Rice, Squid Ink, Lacto Fermented Baby Carrot, Farm Egg; and a special Valentine’s Day Dessert, $20, Jonetsu paired with special cocktail.

Reservations can be made on http://www.dragonflyrestaurants.com/doral-florida/reservations or via phone @ 305.222.7447.

 

The Dutch

The Dutch, award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini’s modern American bistro, is inviting you and your sweetie pie to enjoy a romantic four-course Valentine’s Day dinner. For $95 per person(excluding tax and gratuity) couples can share a Seafood Platter with half a dozen oysters, Maine lobster salad, Florida pink shrimp, little neck clams and corvina ceviche, followed by a Truffle Risotto with Perigord black truffles and Grana Padano. Entrees include a choice of Bone-In Manhattan Steak with rustic potatoes and spicy pimento aioli or Steamed Red Snapper in a spiced lobster broth with crispy yucca.

For dessert, indulge in Gripper’s Chocolate Grail with chocolate and passion fruit, caramelized banana and meringue or Bourbon Bread Pudding with candied almonds, vanilla ice cream and dulce de leche donuts. Regular a la carte menu will be available.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 938-3111 or booking online at http://www.opentable.com/the-dutch-miami.

 

Eating House

Winner of Food Network’s Chopped Champions, Forbes 30 Under 30 listee and three-time James Beard Award nominee, Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli and his team at the happening pop-up gone permanent, Eating House, are honoring Valentine’s Day with three days of celebrations. For lovers who cannot snag reservations, or want to stay away from the crowds on Tuesday, Eating House is offering a weekend full of bites of love with four different dinner specials offered Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11, 2017.

On the actual holiday, the crew is cooking-up a delectable seven-course Valentine’s Day dinner. The tempting menu is offered during dinner service on Tuesday, February 14, for $69 per person, along with an optional coursed wine pairing for an additional $39 per person, as well as titillating drink specials. Reservations are strongly suggested and the regular a la carte will not be offered.

For reservations, call 305.448.6524.

 

Epicure Gourmet Market

The local gourmet market provides all market needs to treat your special someone this Valentine’s Day. Customers can choose from Epicure’s award-winning cheese department, sommelier-curated wine and champagne cellar, a premium caviar section and a seasonal bakery offering artisanal cakes, cookies and pies. For that extra detail, patrons can also pick up a hand-crafted bouquet of freshly cut blooms from the floral department. Epicure is the ideal one-stop-shop for all Valentine’s Day gift essentials!

 

The Forge

In honor of Valentine’s Day, The Forge will be offering an extended prix-fixe option for dinner (beginning at 6 p.m.) from Saturday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 14. Price is $125 plus service and tax. Options include a wedge salad, Jamaican jerk bacon, a 12-ounce center-cut filet mignon and special Valentine’s Day desserts.

 

Gin + Collins

For those looking to do something a little different and skip the prix fixe dinner for Valentine’s Day, celebrate a romantic evening at Miami Beach’s new chic gin lounge Gin + Collins (2912 Collins Ave) for their Valentine’s Day Social from 6:30pm–10:30pm.

Head Bartender Nikos Mantzaridis will be shaking up craft tequila cocktails such as the From Mexico with Love, which is made with Casa Noble Reposado, Cointreau, ginger syrup, basil, lemon, cava and a rose-shaped strawberry on top; Club de los Amantes, featuring Casa Nole Blanco, St. Germain, raspberries, lime and egg white; and the sweet Champurrado with Casa Noble Anejo, crème de cacao, biscotti, cinnamon and coconut cream. While sipping on the specialty cocktails, guests will enjoy live music and can get playful with board games like Jenga and Connect Four.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Gin + Collins’ new Taco Tuesday is launching with two for one Carnitas, Smoked Beef Brisket and Fried Avocado tacos. For those who want the chance to show off a love for our four-legged friends, Gin + Collins has teamed up with Urgent Dogs of Miami. Patrons who bring a donation (food, treats or toys) between 6:30pm – 7:30pm will receive a complimentary welcome cocktail.

 

Halves & Wholes

Escaping from their regular sandwich making routine, this Valentine’s Day enjoy Halves & Wholes is serving its favorite Wynwood Parlour Ice Cream sandwiches in the shape of hearts especially for V-DAY! Stop by for lunch and grab a little love all day for only $5.

 

Il Mulino South Beach

Il Mulino New York South Beach, the renowned classic Italian eatery located in the South of Fifth neighborhood, presents an indulgent three-course dinner on Valentine’s Day for $175 per adult.

Guests will begin the meal with their choice of Burrata with arugula, fennel, frissee and pears topped with black truffle; Caprese, fresh buffalo mozzarella, sliced tomato, basil; Oysters, lemon vinaigrette with shredded pineapple; Ravioli Porcini in a champagne truffle cream sauce; or Cream of Zucchini with Baby Shrimp, zucchini and beet puree with shrimp in vegetable broth.

For the main course, patrons can choose from Salmone all Griglia with porcini mushroom sautéed in light garlic and olive oil served over broccoli rabe; Costoletta alla Salvia, double cut veal chop grilled with sage and garlic and roasted potatoes; Red Snapper Crab Meat, crab meat stuffed red snapper, risotto, and vanilla butter; Ravioli Di Amore, cheese and basil stuffed ravioli in a sun-dried tomato and gorgonzola sauce; Risotto Barolo with a Barolo glaze; and Langostinos, jumbo prawns with spinach.

For the ultimate sweet ending to an unforgettable evening, couples can enjoy Chocolate Covered Strawberries with a glass of bubbly.

 

Izzy’s Fish and Oyster

Izzy’s will be open for Valentine’s Day dinner starting at 5 p.m. Holiday specials include Nicholas Feuillatte Champagne by the glass or bottle, oysters and caviar, petit filet with Maine lobster, black truffle fettuccine and $4 stone crabs.

The restaurant will also be doing a Valentine Day’s brunch on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12. Specials include Knaus Berry Farm sticky buns with strawberry French toast, mint and Chantilly cream along with bottomless rosé for $25 and desserts by Antonio Bachour.

 

Jardin

On Valentine’s Day, Jardin in West Palm Beach is offering a variety of dining options with their seasonal Instagram-worthy creations. For romantic tables of two, there is no better setting than their secluded courtyard fountain seating. Couples or groups of friends can order a la carte or indulge in a six-course tasting from Chef Jordan Lerman that includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Highlights include the Black Tuffle Gnudi with ricotta and tarragon cream and a Swank Farms Winter Salad. For dessert, finish with Pastry Chef Stephanie Cohen’s Strawberry Panna Cotta with champagne sorbet, cream, chocolate ganache.

 

Kuro

Kuro, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is offering a variety of Valentine’s Day specials to enjoy with your significant other. Specials include Scallop Tempura with curry spice and yogurt ($18); Hamachi Tartar with cherry pepper jam and caviar ($24); Mongo Ika with ume and shiso ($8); Truffle Miso Soup with black winter truffles and egg ($8); Mushroom Nabe with black winter truffles and mixed mushrooms ($26); and a Chocolate Sphere with raspberry, chocolate and yuzu ($16). For reservations, please call (954) 585-5333 or book online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.

 

Los Fuegos / Pao

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Los Fuegos or Pao with a special prix fixe menu options that include Ruinart Rosé NV.  Choose from a three-course prix-fixe menu and a glass of Ruinart Rosé NV priced at $115 per person plus service charge and tax, or a three course prix-fixe menu and a bottle of Ruinart Rosé NV priced at $300 per person plus service charge and tax.

 

Macchialina

Macchialina, the stylish brick-walled trattoria, is inviting guests on a culinary adventure with a Valentine’s Day chef’s tasting menu, in addition to the regular a la carte menu.

The five-course tasting, for $95 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), will feature Branzino Crudo with sea salt, lemon and smoked mozzarella to start, followed by Lardo wrapped Prawns with crema di cannellini and concentrated tomatoes, Spaghetti con Granchio with crab, pomodoro, pepperoncino and breadcrumbs; and 21-day Aged Sirloin of Beef with potato gatto, broccoli stufati and natural jus. End the night with dolce of Tortino Cioccolato.

Guests who want to spend a perfect night indoors have the option to make Macchialina cuisine at home! This year, they will be offering a preorder Valentine’s Day Dinner for two that you cook in the comfort of your own home, including step-by-step instructions and a boutique bottle of Italian red wine. The $150 dinner features a Gorgonzola and Pear Salad with heirloom tomatoes; Cavatelli Macchialina with baby meatballs, porchetta, pecorino and a side of garlic bread; and for dessert a classic Tiramisu with chocolate crumble and espresso granite. Decant your glasses of wine and enjoy a romantic dinner for two as you listen to their specially curated Valentine’s Day playlist on Spotify.

Orders must be placed by Sunday, February 12 for pick up on Valentine’s Day. Reservations and orders can be placed by calling 305-534-2124 or emailing info@macchialina.com.

 

Mama Mia’s Italian Ristorante

For Valentine’s Day weekend only, Mama Mia’s has prepared an exclusive menu with authentic Italian dishes to make guests feel like they took off on a romantic weekend getaway to Italy. All ladies will receive a complimentary glass of champagne to start the night off right.

For dinner, enjoy fresh Shrimp & Crab Martini Ceviche and Caesar Salad to begin the meal, and then move into the main course with options such as the Ravioli Pomodoro, a delicious dish of cheese-filled ravioli topped with fresh garlic, succulent tomatoes, and garnished with basil and parmigiano-reggiano; Stuffed Shrimp, shrimp stuffed with rock shrimp and fresh crab meat; Filet Mignon Courvoisier, a grilled tender center-cut filet sliced and drizzled with a warm white wine mushroom cognac sauce.

Nothing screams “Valentine’s Day” more than dessert, and Mama Mia’s is serving the best Red Velvet Cake in town for a sweet ending to the night. For reservations, call (954)-923-0555.

 

Meat Market 

Meat Market, the sizzling high-end steakhouse is getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day with dinner specials for you and your significant other to share. Specials include an appetizer of Truffled Oysters Rockefeller, followed by a Prime 32 oz. Porter House (for two) topped with Tristan smoked lobster tail etouffee. For dessert, Strawberries and Honey with honey cake, whipped vanilla creme fraiche, macerated strawberry, strawberry sorbet and fresh herbs. Guests can accompany their meal with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose ($65). Menu available at both locations.

Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. For reservations, please call (305) 532-0088. Meat Market Palm Beach is located at 191 Bradley Place. For reservations, please call (561) 354-9800.

 

Mina’s Mediterraneo

This Valentine’s Day, Mina’s Mediterraneo will open their lush, garden area for dinner, allowing guests to take advantage of one of Miami’s most charming and romantic outdoor settings! Beneath twinkling lights strung overhead, Mina’s will offer an a la carte menu featuring a wide range of delicious, yet affordable Middle Eastern inspired dishes. Guests can choose to indulge in an after-dinner drink menu, as well as apropos cocktails like the Chocolate Old Fashioned or the Dusty Rose. Insider tip: reserve early to secure a romantic corner booth in The Garden for an extra special night with your sweetheart.

 

Mignonette Downtown and Mignonette Uptown

Monday, February 13th is Galentine’s Day, a day honoring female friendships established by fictional lady-boss, Leslie Knope of Parks & Recreation. Mignonette Downtown and Mignonette Uptown invite gals to leave significant others at home and celebrate each other! Every lady-full table will get the royal treatment at both locations; a round of rose and special chocolate dessert on the house!

Only a girl squad of great talents could pull this off. Luckily, Chef/Owner Daniel Serfer took notes during the new Ghostbusters. Ladies, get in formation:

Devin Braddock, Executive Pastry Chef and land-mermaid, let her imagination run wild in creating her chocolate ‘oyster’ treat.  Braddock crafted a chocolate shell, with a peppermint marshmallow ‘oyster’ and vanilla anglaise ‘liquor.’ “I work in a very male-dominated industry, so lady-friendships are harder to come by and even more sacred. My best friend Dallas is a pastry chef and we are each other’s backbones.  I am thrilled to help celebrate Galentine’s Day and spread the lady love with chocolate!”

Lauren Reskin, Sweat Records founder and Mix-Mistress, created a special playlist to set the mood. The music, like her Netflix cue, will feature strong female leads. Reskin highlights Whitney Houston, Peaches, Beyoncé and includes male artists who celebrate women, “a girl power playlist without Prince really wouldn’t be complete,” Reskin says.

Katia Bechara, Augustan Wine rep and green-thumbed goddess, selected the perfect pink bubbles to pour at each table celebrating. The elegant Spumante Rose by Pertimali Rosato from Italy is “lightly sweet with soft beads of watermelon and strawberry.”

Dress to impress (each other) and come out on Monday, February 13th to celebrate Galentine’s Day!

 

Novecento

Novecento Brickell and Aventura will be offering a 4-course menu for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, Feb. 14 for $55 a person (tax & gratuity not included). Menu highlights include flounder carpaccio, pulpo a la plancha, lomo a la parrilla and a dessert tasting platter. Novecento will also offer their Tuesday night promotions, where all wine, Prosecco and Champagne bottles are 50% off.

 

Pinch Kitchen

Pinch will be offering a prix-fixe three course dinner with a complimentary bottle of cava per table on February 14th! The cost is $47 per person and reservations are highly recommended. Reservations can be made via Resy or Open Table.

The prix-fixe menu includes options like beef carpaccio, grilled sepia, bucatini with Maine lobster, petite fillet and orange chocolate souffle. Call 305-631-2018 for more details.

 

Regent Cocktail Club

Skip the basic dinner and movie combo and join LDV Hospitality’s Regent Cocktail Club for a romantic evening behind-the-bar with an exclusive Valentine’s Day edition Champagne Cocktail Class on Tuesday, Feb. 14th. Singles and couples alike can enjoy a comprehensive introduction to fundamental bartending techniques and learn the ropes of creating signature Champagne cocktails in Regent’s intimate setting. To complement the premium bubbly, attendees will enjoy savory light bites provided by Dolce Italian. After the class, guests can enjoy a musical performance by French Caravan. Guests can purchase tickets priced at $65, at Mixstir.com.

 

The Restaurant at The Raleigh

Fall in love all over again at one of Miami’s most iconic properties with the quintessential outdoor dining experience at The Restaurant at The Raliegh. For $75++ per person, guests can enjoy the restaurants prix-fixe menu including items such as Seared Foi Gras leek marmalade, sweet & sour cherry jus, mustard seed, crouton; Lobster & King Crab Risotto roasted corn, uni, coconut; Wagyu Beef Duo braised short rib, beef tenderloin, chenterelle mushrooms, marsala jus; and for dessert Manjari Chocolate Tart havelnut cremeux, roasted white chocolate crumble. This relaxed and undeniably charming outdoor spot makes it the perfect escape to cozy up with your loved one this Valentine’s Day!

 

River Yacht Club

River Yacht Club, a unique and visionary waterfront venture located in the Miami River District, is the perfect Valentine’s date location if you are looking for a fun and unique experience. The restaurant will feature Burlesque style performances from Erika Moon and other special programs throughout the evening with a special a la carte dinner menu including various themed dishes including a heart-shaped tuna tartare, oysters in a champagne jelly and a passion fruit dessert. For reservations and more info, call (305) 200-5716.

 

The Sarsaparilla Club 

The Sarsaparilla Club is offering a special  ten course tasting menu created by real life couple, Jeff Mcinnis and Janine Booth. The Valentine’s Day menu cost $79 per person and includes a beverage pairing for $35 or a bubbles pairing for $45. The American Dim Sum restaurant is going to feature some of its notorious dishes but also some Valentine’s Day specials like Persian Love Rice and Pink Deviled Eggs.

Couples who are opting for a vegetarian night can choose to indulge in the vegetarian menu, which features Soy Glazed Mushroom Steamed Bun, Beer Battered Tempura Eggplant Bun, and Persian Love Rice spiced with saffron basmati.The night ends with the famed Dim Sum Desert Cart.

 

Scarpetta by Scott Conant

Valentine’s Day at this romantic AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant will be celebrated with a four-course prix-fixe shared menu in the elegant ocean view dining room. For $150 per couple, excluding tax and gratuity, with an optional sommelier chosen wine pairing, guests will begin the evening with an amuse bouche of Rose Beets and Goat Cheese; followed by Conant’s signature Spaghetti with tomato and basil. Entrée is Roasted Beef Tenderloin Oscar with asparagus and chasseur sauce. For dessert, diners will enjoy Lemon-Thyme Ricotta Fritters with milk chocolate cremeux and mango champagne.

 

Seaspice

Seaspice’s Executive Chef Angel Leon has prepared romantic candlelit dinner specials pour deux this upcoming Valentine’s Day. Enhanced by beautiful riverside views and canopy of lights, guests can order specials of Kaluga Caviar on toasted brioche with peeky toe crab and local strawberry gazpacho, Pan Seared Day Scallops with fennel jam and preserved grapefruit; Wood Fire Roasted Chateubriand, and Grilled Maine Lobster served with caramelized cauliflower, garlic butter and fresh herbs salad. Executive Pastry Chef Jill Montinola’s new dessert, A Woman’s Sigh (dulcey mousse, port gelee, passion fruit and marshmallow) is the happy ending finish to the lovers day dinner.

 

Semilla

Valentine’s Day isn’t only for lovers; in fact, it’s the perfect night to get out and mingle while love is in the air.  Semilla Eatery and Bar is celebrating singles by offering a la carte menu items and happy hour snacks all night long at the bar.

For the more settled-down variety, Semilla is offering a lovely pre-fixe Valentine’s Day dinner (which can also be enjoyed at the bar) featuring three courses for only $59.00 per person, including a special gift for the lady.

Can’t celebrate your sentiment on a Tuesday?  No problem – the romantic celebratory extravaganza starts on Friday, February 10th at Semilla, and the special menu is offered all weekend long.  Special seatings Valentine’s Day. 6-8pm, 8-10pm, 10pm-Midnight. Call for reservations: 305-674-6522.

 

Shooters Waterfront

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Shooters Waterfront and Events by Grateful Palate will offer a day of romance on Saturday, February 11th. Couples, singles and gal-entines are welcome to celebrate early with the restaurants’ cupid-approved specials.

The weekend kicks off with a free one-hour couple’s yoga class taking place on the Shooters’ scenic waterfront lawn from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The restaurant’s wildly popular weekly Yoga and Yolks session, instructed by Taryn Allen, is open to all levels and concludes with a complimentary glass of rosé. Following a rejuvenating class, Shooters invites yogis to indulge in a healthy all-you-can-eat brunch buffet for $34 per person, bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for $20 per person and an a la carte menu alongside the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway. The endless brunch assortment includes breakfast meats, a custom omelet station, eggs benedict, sushi, a pancake, waffle and crepe station with all the toppings, bagels with fresh lox, pastries and assorted salads from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In the evening, Shooters’ special events venue, Events by Grateful Palate, will offer a special prix fixe dinner menu from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For $99 per couple, the menu boasts three indulgent courses with starter options including a Crisp Winter Salad, fresh greens, radicchio, beets, fennel, turnip and pomegranate seeds tossed in a red wine dijon vinaigrette; or a Crab and Shrimp Tower, blue crab marinated in remoulade alongside poached shrimp, baby frisse, and heirloom tomatoes. Entrée options include a six-ounce Petite Filet paired with creamy au grautin potatoes and grilled asparagus; Rosemary Lemon Herb Chicken served with butter seared potatoes and heirloom carrots; or Lemon Fennel Pan Seared Pompano accompanied by fresh arugula and mango couscous. Dessert options include Strawberry Cheesecake or Red Velvet Chocolate Cake. Handcrafted cocktails and an international selection of wines by the glass or bottle are available to order at various price points.

Shooters boasts 340 feet of dockage and complimentary valet parking where guests are welcome to come by land or sea. For yoga class reservations, please call 954.566.2855. For dinner reservations, please call 954.566.3044.

 

Smith & Wollensky

Just off its extensive restaurant renovation relaunch event, Smith & Wollensky is gearing up for the most romantic day of the year with a variety of dishes built specifically for sharing.

Smith & Wollensky’s culinary team suggests that guests begin the night with a stunning Shellfish Bouquet for Two that includes Lobster, Alaskan King Crab, Jumbo Shrimp, Oysters and Clams paired with Classic Cocktail Sauce, Cognac Mustard Sauce, Ginger Sauce & Sherry Mignonette.  Other sensual, shareable items, include seasonal Garlic Roasted Alaskan King Crab Legs, Oysters Rockefeller or Roasted Bone Marrow.

Of course, steak is at the heart of Smith & Wollensky’s menu and they work tirelessly to provide the best in the business.  They have a partnership with family-feeder farms of Iowa to serve the highest quality USDA Prime cuts available, all hand-trimmed and dry aged on-site.   Its “Steaks for Two” section is perfect for sharing and includes a Porterhouse, Chateaubriand with red wine demi-glace and roasted vegetables or Double Cut Cowboy Ribeye, all cooked to order, sliced and presented tableside.  The decadent Truffled Macaroni & Cheese is also fan-favorite and great to share as a side dish.

End the evening by splitting the restaurant’s iconic Coconut Layer Cake, which has been a mainstay on all Smith & Wollensky menus for the past 20 years (it was born out of the Miami Beach location) and was featured on Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate”, where Chef Anne Burrell refers to it as ethereal.

 

StripSteak by Michael Mina

Celebrate with your special someone at Fontainebleau’s modern American steakhouse from celebrity chef Michael Mina with a delectable four-course prix-fixe menu priced at $200 per couple, excluding tax and gratuity, with an optional sommelier chosen wine pairing. First course is an Oyster and Shrimp Cocktail with champagne mignonette; followed by Baby Beet Salad with blue cheese, apples, candied hazelnut and Acacia honey. Then, indulge with a Chateaubriand (for two) with truffle mac and cheese, crispy Brussels sprouts and béarnaise sauce. End on a sweet note with a decadent Milk Chocolate Mousse Bar with caramelized banana ice cream.

 

Sugar Factory

This Valentine’s Day, Sugar Factory is offering a special prix-fixe menu for $59 per person or upgrade to $75 per person with a bonus offering of either: Bubbly Kisses Goblet or Valentine’s Smooch Martini. Menu highlights include Baked Brie, Surf & Turf, Lemon Chicken Paillard and a Valentine’s Fondue. Whether you’re riding solo or accompanied by your significant other this holiday, this menu is sure to leave your sweet tooth satisfied!

 

Sweet Liberty

On Sunday, February 12th, acclaimed neighborhood bar, Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. is teaming up with Bookleggers Library, a community Miami-based mobile library, to host the very first Sweet “Library” Brunch. What completes Brunch better than Sweet Liberty’s Smoked Duck Benny and Dry Sherry Cobblers? How about an expansive selection of erotic literature, romance novels, and love poems – which is just what Sweet “Library’s” Brunch has to offer. For those new to Bookleggers, there are three simple rules: FIRST, come to Sweet Liberty between 12pm and 5pm and receive one book absolutely FREE. SECOND, each additional book can be purchased for $2. And THIRD, guests can also trade in any of their old, used, or new books – a book for a book. Spice up your Sunday Brunch at Sweet Liberty’s first-ever erotic book exchange shindig!

 

Toro Toro at Miami’s InterContinental

Toro Toro at Miami’s InterContinental is getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day or as many like to call it,  Single Awareness Day with our  Anti-Valentine/ “Love on the rocks” cocktail. Whether you want to sweeten up your sweetheart or cheers to the single life, this pomegranate, raspberry vodka cocktail will be a delight to sip on. Toro Toro is offering the cocktail from February 11-14, during bar hours (Sun. – Wed. | 11:30 am – 1 am; Thurs. – Sat. | 11:30 am –2 am) and the best part is it’s two for the price of one!  The ingredients include: 1.5 oz vodka, 1 oz art In the age rhubarb tea, 1 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz monin pomegranate, 1/2 oz agave, and is garnished with the Toro Toro swizzle stick through a heart shaped strawberry sitting on rim of glass with a long sprig of rosemary. I am attaching both a picture and  flyer of the cocktail.

In addition, Toro Toro will be hosting a one of a kind, romantic three course dinner for $59 with the option of upgrading to champagne pairing for $35.

 

Turnberry Isle

Turnberry Isle is offering a Valentine’s Day Private Cabana Poolside dinner on February 14. The special includes a five-course prix-fixe menu with a complimentary bottle of champagne. The cost: $250 per cabana. For reservations, call 786, 279.6912.

 

Vagabond Kitchen and Bar

Vagabond Kitchen and Bar’s Chef’s Table is back just in time for Valentine’s Day! A group of 10 single ladies are welcome to join in on this experience. At $75 per person, guests at the Chef’s Table can dine on a prixe fixe menu while sipping on bottomless bubbles. For those wishing for a more intimate evening, Vagabond has prepared a 3-course meal at $75 per person with a complimentary glass of champagne.

Tickets are available here.

 

Villa Azur

Villa Azur’s Executive Chef Erwin Mallet presents Valentine’s Day specials of Foie Gras “Mille Feuille” with strawberry confit, poppy seed and homemade brioche ($26) and Branzino Fillet with baby artichoke puree, hibiscus dressing and crispy fingerling potatoes ($37), while Executive Chef Sebastien Feneyrol unveils a new dessert, Citrus Sweetheart Infusion (for 2), which features lemon and lime crémeux, crispy pistachio, red fruits and rhubarb confit and fresh raspberries with a white chocolate pearl atop.

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