Whether you’re searching for the most romantic setting to gaze into your lover’s eye or just a new place for the two of you try and have a blast, we’ve round up our favorites places to spend Valentine’s Day in South Florida. With 14 restaurants to book from for the highest stakes date night of the year, you sure can’t go wrong with any of the below.
Does anything scream “romance” like a staycation or a weekend getaway?
Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa is offering the ultimate Couples Retreat package, which includes a 50-minute couples’ massage in their luxurious spa with picturesque ocean views and complimentary room upgrade. If you’re looking for something more low key, their menu is a steal. At only $65 per person choices are Maine lobster bisque made with bourbon vanilla crème fraîche; Blue Point oysters with watermelon mignonette; Spinach & Strawberry salad made with local baby greens, goat cheese, candied pecans, pickled onions, topped with rosemary balsamic dressing; Champagne braised Osso-Bucco with cheese Gnocchi; Surf ‘n turf of petite filet, shrimp scampi, whipped chive potatoes. For dessert, enjoy a Chocolate Bomb with caramelized bananas topped with raspberry sauce, vanilla ice cream, or try the Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée with macerated berries. Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa is located at 2842 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480. For reservation, call (561) 540-6440.
The Diplomat Beach Resort is all about the ambiance. With bright, beachy guest rooms, two sun-drenched pools, a glittering, ultramodern spa, plus eight all-new culinary concepts led by celebrity chefs including Geoffrey Zakarian and Michael Schulson, The Diplomat Spa + Wellness is filled with Instagrammable moments designed to help you shout your love. With their festive universal love treatments, The Diplomat feature Rose Quartz crystals during Valentine’s Day, which symbolizes universal love and known to restore trust and harmony in relationships.
On their Valentine’s Day menu this year, Executive Chef Rashaad Abdool will be serving: Oysters & Caviar ($26) made with Soleil oysters, hackleback caviar with pickled mushrooms; Compressed Watermelon Salad ($16) made with feta, red onions, roasted garlic vinaigrette; or Pan Seared Duck Breast ($42) duck confit, lentils, duck jus. If you’re in for an adventure, order the Surf & Turf for Two ($150) includes wagyu trip w/ chanterelle mushroom sauce, South African Lobster Tail, for sides choose from truffled whipped potatoes, charred broccolini.
To end the night, order the Strawberry Shortcake ($14). And be sure to not miss out on their specialty cocktails: Mint Chocolate Martini ($18) and Spicy Passionfruit Maracuyá ($18) served with Casamigos silver tequila, passionfruit, Fresno chili, egg glair.The Diplomat Beach Resort is situated at 3555 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood. 954-602-6000. Contact them at (954)-602-6000.
Celebrate love with a romantic escape matched with a perfectly paired set of specials. Miami Beach’s newest and 2nd adult-only hotel, Greystone Miami Beach officially opened its doors on January 30th with a complete revitalization. The art-deco boho chic, 91-room hotel features a wide range of distinct culinary outlets including Sérêvène, the property’s signature restaurant, providing the best of French and Japanese cuisine styles. Or stop by UISCE, a sexy venue that will position itself as more than just a lounge, curating craft cocktails in light of a growing appreciation for the trade and a swanky rooftop pool. Receive 25% off when you book a suite with a private deck and hot tub. Located at 1920 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida 33139., call ahead at (305) 814-4548 for reservation!
If you’re in the mood for a more casual evening, watch a movie while enjoying the stunning views of Brickell’s striking skyline and Biscayne Bay. Downstairs at Lima, Novotel Miami Brickell’s signature restaurant, experience Valentine’s Day with a special set menu for two at $95 per couple. Dinner will include charcuterie and cheese board, Vegetable Lasagna with Piquillo pepper Bechamel and charred eggplant, Seared Yellowfin Tuna with chilled soba noodles in sesame-ginger vinaigrette, Grilled Chicken Breast with asparagus, fingerling potatoes, and grain mustard cream, and Braised Beef Short Rib with risotto Milanese and sugar snap peas. Dessert offers plenty of playful creations, such as Red Velvet Cake with Cinnamon Ice cream & Chocolates. It also included one bottle of wine. The movie starts at 8:00 PM, and dinner will be offered form 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Novotel is right on 3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019. For reservations, call (786) 600-2600.
For couples in search of a romantic evening, Chef Michael Beltran is preparing an elegant, three-course Valentine’s Day tasting menu priced at $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. The meal will begin with an amuse-bouche of foie gras stuffed cherries; first course choice of Beet Salad or Scallop Crudo; Entrée Choice of Venison or Potato Crusted Local Fish. For a sweet ending, guests can opt for a Red Wine Red Velvet Cake or Crème Fraiche Panna Cotta with strawberry. All guests will be presented with a homemade chocolate cherry truffle. They will also offer a condensed a la carte menu. Ariette is in Coconut Grove3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Reserve your table at (305) 640-5862.
Newly appointed Executive Chef Gregory Sgarro created an elegant menu for Valentine’s Day (available during dinner service Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th) that will have your special someone raving for more.
In addition to the a la carte dinner menu, featured dishes include Dandelion & Pear Salad – Dandelion Greens, Crisp Brie, Malbec Pears, Cured Duck, Quail Egg, and Sherry Vinaigrette ($18); 36oz Porterhouse, for Two with Sweet Potato Crème Brule, Heirloom Carrots, Diver Scallops, Barolo Sauce, and Marcona Almonds ($125); and Chocolate Sweetheart Crush, For Two Flourless Double Chocolate Cake, Preserved Cherry Sauce, and Marshmallow Fluff ($18). Guests receive a discounted rate of $10 for valet with validation. ). Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden is at 3300 SW 27th Avenue at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. Telephone: (305) 400-0562.
Enjoy a 3-course meal from Turnberry American-inspired kitchen and bar. In search of lighter comfort food with a beautiful view of the resorts' golf courses, start the night with an Amuse Bouche of a chilled tomato shooter with basil foam and balsamic sea salt. The first course offers guests a choice of a half dozen oysters on the half shell; seafood and avocado salad or short-rib ravioli. The second course is a choice of seared ahi tuna with Israeli wasabi couscous, grilled lamb chop with twice baked potato or a 'surf and turf' of pan-roasted filet mignon and butter-poached lobster (an additional $12). End the meal with a satisfying holiday dessert buffet. Dinner is priced at $65/person. CORSAIR kitchen & bar is located at 19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180. For reservations, please call (786) 279-6800 or book through OpenTable.
Reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by calling (305) 402-9070. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is located at 151 NE 41st Street #235 in the Miami Design District.
Whether you've been with your person for years or you're cozying up to someone new, these restaurant choices will provide the intimate ambiances to indulgent cuisine and wine for a memorable romantic night.