Haven't yet set your eyes on that special restaurant for Valentine's Day? Let us find your perfect match! Whether you yearn for steak or pine for cupcakes, you and your date will soon profess your love for these one and only menus on Feb. 14th.
For the Chocolate Lover: One of Brickell's newest restaurants, Lippi, is showing their love for chocolate this Valentine's Day, with pastry chef Sarah Thompson creating a "his & her dessert" to share. Ladies can indulge on a white chocolate sphere, raspberry sorbet, and pistachio cake, while gentlemen can relish a 70 percent Guanaja chocolate cremeux, passion fruit cream, and hazelnut crunch. Two specialty cocktails will also be featured for the night, including a sparkling strawberry julep for her, and a gin on gin basil julep for him. Lippi is located at 600 Brickell Avenue, and reservations can be made here.
For the Swanky Hotel Lover: 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar, at the luxurious Viceroy Miami, is inviting guests to an intimate three-course dinner for two for $160. Valentine's Day diners will enjoy two glasses of champagne and dishes like foie PB&J and pan seared scallops amid an open, vibrant ambiance with views of Biscayne Bay. 15th & Vine is located at 485 Brickell Avenue, and reservations can be made by calling (305) 503-0373.
For the Modern Italian Lover: Modern Italian outpost, Bocce Bar, is featuring a Valentine's Day five-course prix fixe menu for $55 per person ($75 paired with wines from select, renown vineyards), in addition to its á la carte menu. Couples can enjoy Kumamoto oysters, pappa al pomodoro, a pan seared branzino, and a caramelized strawberry and champagne millefoglie to finish. Bocce Bar is located in Midtown Miami at 3252 NE 1st Avenue, and reservations are suggested by calling (786) 245-6211.
For the Traditional Italian Lover: Café Prima Pasta on Miami Beach is setting the mood this February 14th with two evening specials. Begining at 5 p.m., a “sunset special” of select, half-priced dishes and drinks will be offered. Guests can then stay for two different four-course prix fixe menus featuring "his" and "her" menus for $75 per person, with seatings at 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Ladies can enjoy the "Perlei" menu of insalata pomodori e mozzarella, heart-shaped ravioli di cuore, branzino cileno, and dolce della passione for a sweet ending. Gentleman will be treated to the “Perlui” menu of insalata aqua marina, al tartuffo e funghi, costine di manzo and a dessert of carmello e cioccolato. Space is limitied, and guests can make a reservation by calling (305) 867-0106 or by visiting their website. The restaurant is located at 414 71st Street on Miami Beach.
For the Chinese Food Lover: The Fontainebleau's Cantonese gem, Hakkasan, will feature both the regular á la carte menu and a five-course prix fixe dinner, priced at $250 per couple. The prix fixe dishes will be served family-style and feature a dim sum sampler, traditional Peking duck, stir fried spicy tiger prawns, wok-fried wagyu beef, charcoal grilled honey Chilean sea bass, and chicken fried rice with mushrooms in a lotus leaf. For dessert, lovers can indulge in a sinful dark chocolate ganache. Hakkasan is located at 4441 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach, and diners will receive discounted valet parking of $12 with validation. To make a reservation call (877) 326-7412.
For the Cocktail (and Cupcake) Lover: In celebration of Valentine's Day, Moreno's Cuba is marrying cupcakes and cockails. Guests can end their day sweetly and sip on specialty cocktails ($10) inspired by classic flavors like red velvet cake, tiramisu, chocolate covered cherry and German chocolate. Moreno's Cuba is locted at the Riviera Hotel at 2000 Liberty Avenue on South Beach.
For the Steak Lover in Miami: Also at the Fontainebleau, Gotham Steak is offering love birds the ultimate, romantic dining experience for $350 per couple. Guests can savor a five-course prix fixe menu, featuring an amuse bouche of tuna tartare, a whole main lobster salad, wild mushroom ravioli, whole roasted European dover sole, Australian wagyu and a soft chocolate with ganache for dessert. Gotham Steak is located at 4441 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach, and diners will receive discounted valet parking of $12 with validation. To make a reservation call (877) 326-7412.
For the Steak Lover in Aventura: Celebrity chef Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak is turning up the heat on Valentine's Day with a divine three-course dinner for $125, complete with a red rose and treat to take home. Daters can dine on fresh seafood, from oysters to local snapper, and of course, Bourbon's all-natural, organic and hormone-free beef. Reservations can be made by calling (786) 279-6600. Bourbon Steak is located at the Turnberry Isle Miami hotel at 19999 W Country Club Drive.
For the Lover of Restaurants with a View: A Miami classic, the Rusty Pelican is serving up a romantic five-course dinner from executive chef Jim Pastor. For $89 per person, guests can dine with gorgeous views of the Miami downtown skyline. The Rusty Pelican is located on Key Biscayne at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, and reservations can be made by calling (305) 361-3818.
For the Barbeque Lover: Brother Jimmy's BBQ at Mary Brickell Village is cooking up some love for both families and lovers on Valentine's Day. Fulfill your BBQ cravings on February 14th, and bring the kids (12 and under) who can eat for free. Later, starting at 9 p.m., DJ Vertigo will be on hand to get the soiree started, and ladies can even get their hands on one complementary signature “Pricked by a Throne” cocktail. Other specialty drinks featured will include the “French Kiss” and “Love Potion." Brother Jimmy's is located at 900 S. Miami Avenue, Suite 135.
For the Decadent Dessert Lover: Daters can indulge this Valentine’s Day at the Lincoln Road sweet shop, Serendipity 3 Miami. For those seeking a decadent treat, head over to this New York spin-off to enjoy "The Taste of Love,” a heart shaped brownie dessert topped with vanilla and chocolate ice cream, two chocolate dipped strawberries, valentines sprinkles, hot fudge and raspberry sauce. For a liquid dessert, diners can sip on a duo of signature cocktails including "Triple Chocolate Kiss," a fusion of White Godiva liqueur, Dark Godiva liqueur, and Godiva chocolate syrup, and the "Rose Overdose" of sparkling rose wine, vodka, orange liqueur, rose syrup and passion fruit puree. Serendipity 3 is located at 1102 Lincoln Road on Miami Beach and reservations can be made by calling (305) 403-2210.