Valentine’s Day in Miami: Last-Minute Plans She Will Love

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February 14 is the perfect time to celebrate romance in a way that will win this special someone's heart all over again.

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.

James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina's, modern, American steakhouse is offering the perfect to share Valentine’s Day. The menu includes options such as Maine Lobster Risotto, Ahi Tuna Tartare or Bouillabaisse. Their full selection of entrees includes Filet Mignon, Pan-seared scallops, Delmonico Rib Eye, glazed beef short rib, miso-glazed sea bass and more. All entrees are accompanied by a trio of farm-fresh sides including their famous truffle mac and cheese, garlic mashed potatoes and classic creamed spinach. End the evening with a dessert duo of a chocolate pot de creme and strawberry shortcake. Dinner is priced at $150/person. Visit Bourbon Steak at 19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180For reservations, please call (786) 279-6600 or book through OpenTable.
Dazzle your date this year at the noteworthy L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon with the restaurant’s specialty Menu De La Saint Valentin. Priced at $175 per person, the five-course affair will include signature favorites from the world-renowned eatery beginning with two amuse bouche dishes – the Le Foie Gras with Foie gras Royale, parmesan foam and emulsion of Maury “Vieilles Vignes”; and Le Panais with parsnip espuma and blood orange reduction. Guests may then choose their first, second and main course from a handful of options. First-course dishes include Le Caviar Et Le Crabe Royal with Caviar and Alaskan king crab, crustacean jelly and celery vanilla cream; L’Hamachi with Hamachi sashimi, cilantro guacamole, and yuzu dressing; or Le Betterave with beet, apple avocado duo, and green mustard sorbet. For the second course, guests may choose between La Langoustine made with langoustine ravioli, black truffle, and foie gras sauce; or La Truffe Noire with black truffle, “Parisian gnocchi,” celeriac and Mimolette tuile. Main course options include Le Bar– Wild Atlantic black bass with shiitake chutney, middle neck clam, and curry emulsion; and Le Boeuf – grilled Wagyu ribcap with peppercorn sauce, winter vegetable medley and black truffle. The Le Mojito palate cleanser made with rum gelée, mint sorbet, and lime foam, acts as a preface to an indulgent dessert – Le Passion Chocolat with passion fruit mousse and coulis, chocolate sherbet, cake and crumble. L’Atelier will be open on Friday, February 14 from 5PM until 10:30PM.

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.

This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air at Wynwood hotspot Le Chick – the perfect locale for ladies to celebrate, coupled or not! On February 14th, ladies may enjoy a complimentary glass of Sangria. Made especially for the night’s festivities and available for just $10 all evening long and will be the Coconut For You cocktail – Puerto de Indias strawberry gin, coconut rum, hibiscus syrup, lime juice, agave, house foam. Those staying for dinner can enjoy Le Chick signature plates including – BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Fried Chicken Bun and the Royale Cheeseburger – all local favorites and perfect for the occasion. Le Chick is located at 310 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit call (786) 216-7086.
Lure Fishbar is celebrating the season of love with decadent specials perfect for couples dining in this Valentine’s Day. Raw Bar Sampler for Two ($65) – 4 East Coast oysters, 4 West Coast oysters, 4 shrimp cocktail and Maryland lump crab; Sushi/Sashimi combo for Two ($46) – choice of tuna or salmon sushi roll, Chef’s choice of six assorted sashimi and four assorted nigiri; Roasted Beet & Blood Orange Salad ($16) – arugula, whipped goat cheese, toasted hazelnut vinaigrette; Pan-Seared Scallops ($38) with parsnip puree, horseradish, shaved brussels sprouts and Surf & Turf for Two ($89) – 12 oz. New York Strip, half-stuffed Maine lobster, broccolini, roasted potatoes, grilled zucchini, lemon-infused oil. For dessert, share the Chocolate & Passion Moelleux ($12) warm chocolate molten cake, fresh passion fruit, vanilla ice cream. Lure Fishbar is located in the historic St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1601 Collins Avenue. at 1601 Collins Avenue. Telephone: (305) 695-4550.
For couples looking for an intimate evening of romance, The Commodore at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, is the perfect spot for some libations and live jazz. The cocktail club’s daily Happy Hour, available from 7PM-9PM, features signature cocktails including the Miami Mule, Papa Doble, and Uno Mas; red, white, rose and sparkling wine for $7; and $5 Beer. Snacks ($7 – $9) to start the night are beef sliders; empanadas with ground beef, chimichurri, and smoked tomato salsa; and lollipop chicken wings. The Commodore is located at at 3300 SW 27th Avenue.
Couples can enjoy the scenic view overlooking Biscayne Bay on this amorous day at Rusty Pelican with extravagant Valentine’s Day specials prepared by Eastern Regional Chef Jim Pastor. Lovers can opt for the Surf and Turf for Two ($165) complete with a 32 oz. Porterhouse and 2 lb. Maine Lobster, Pomme Dauphine, Creamy Spinach, Marinated Grilled Portobellos, and Champagne Beurre Blanc. Or for a more tropical take – the 5 lb. Carribean Snapper ($150) with Coconut Jasmine Rice, Crispy Plantains with Pineapple Salsa, Tossed Avocado and Cucumber Salad, and Cilantro Chimichurri. Reservations are encouraged. Rusty Pelican is at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Call (305) 361-3818 for reservation.