Valentine’s Day is around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a romantic dinner out? From cozy intimate dinners to lavish tasting menus, there are plenty of options for celebrating love this holiday season. Here’s our list of Valentine’s Day specials around Miami.
You can’t make a Valentine’s Day restaurant list without mentioning at least one Italian eatery. Casa Isola checks all the boxes: intimate, delicious, and affordable. The menu at this Miami Beach establishment is loaded with standouts like fried calamari, burrata panzanella, short rib linguine, chicken marsala, and the crowd-favorite rigatoni alla vodka. Most items can feed two people, so expect to have at least a few leftovers. Rounding out the menu is a stellar Italian wine list. Prefer cocktails? Check out Casa Isola’s sister restaurant Patio Isola on the mainland.
Mediterranean food is another Valentine’s Day staple, and Costa Med on Key Biscayne serves up some of the best in town. Decisions, decisions: The menu at this neighborhood gem is vast, so we recommend ordering something from at least three sections. Our suggestions: the steak tartare, the seared scallops, and the filet mignon medallions. The restaurant is a bit on the smaller side, so reservations are a must – especially on Valentine’s Day.
Jaya at The Setai
Treat your Valentine to an unforgettable evening at Jaya at The Setai. The casually elegant Pan-Asian restaurant will welcome guests on Tuesday, February 14 for a one-night-only exclusive menu created by Executive Chef, Vijay Veena.
Guests will be welcomed with a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Champagne. Priced at $145 per person, the five-course menu will offer guests everything from an amuse-bouche to a caviar option and a dessert. Dishes include tuna tartlet with yuzu marinade, Ossetra caviar, and lime zest to truffle dumplings with scallops, shrimp, and black truffle emulsion, and filet mignon featuring cipollini onions, broccolini, roasted potatoes, and truffle jus.
Up the ante with the infamous Gold Martini of Beluga Gold Vodka, Louis XIII Cognac De Rémy Martin, Grand Marnier Centenaries, Inniskilling Ice Wine, and 24 Carat Gold Flake ($125) or another signature cocktail, wine selection, or cigar.
Jaya is located at 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
LPM Restaurant & Bar
LPM Restaurant & Bar is celebrating the day of love with their French Kiss specialty prix fixe menu. For a fixed price of $225, indulge in decadent plates and cocktails with your significant other. Featuring carpaccio de thon with caviar; truffle linguine pasta; your choice of their delicious côelettes d’agneau vivienne, coquelet au citron confit, or daurade entière au citron with a pepper and tomato relish; a side dish of either grilled broccolini or their renowned pommes de terre gratinées; and end the night with your choice of mousse au chocolat chaud et glace à l’orge or popular gâteau au fromage frais.
LPM Restaurant & Bar is located at 1300 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
On Tuesday, February 14, Phuc Yea, the Viet-Latin mainstay will be offering several chef specials, as well as menu staples perfect for sharing with your Valentine. Start your night off like Lady and the Tramp with the signature PY noodles– a house-made signature egg noodle dish served with garlic butter, oyster sauce, and Parmesan cheese.
To share, options also include millionaire fried rice, egg, black truffle, truffle oil, black pepper, chives, quail egg; sweet n’ sour pork bun; and caramelized chicken wings ($14), with house-made pickles. Bar maven Ani Meinhold will be curating a Valentine’s Day cocktail flight ($45) featuring three specialty craft cocktails.
Gift your crush a flight of cocktails or the hot as phuc hot sauce trio ($30) that includes hot as phuc Thai bird chili vinegar, hot as phuc Thai bird chili paste, and hot as phuc mama’s sauce [nuoc cham].
Phuc Yea is located at 7100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33138. For more information, visit their official website.
RED South Beach
Budgets be damned: If you’re going to splurge, do it at RED South Beach. The premier Miami Beach steakhouse features no shortage of decadent offerings like stone crab, lobster fra diavolo, prime ribeye, and Cheshire pork chop. This is one steakhouse where everything is just as good as the steaks, from seafood and chops to salads and sides; there is no wrong choice here. No matter what you order, just promise us you’ll get the mac and cheese. Seriously, it’s amazing.
For Valentine’s Day, many restaurants tend to forgo their usual offerings and just serve one special menu. At Toscana Divino in Brickell, you have the best of both worlds: a la carte specials or an indulgent menu tasting. Either way, you and your date will enjoy some of the best Italian cuisine on this side of the 305. Besides exquisite Italian food, Toscana Divino is also known for its CVS receipt-size wine list, which is full of great finds.