Romance is in the air this month and few places know how to create a special vibe as well as the Magic City.
Miami dining truly offers something for everyone—whether you're looking for a lowkey meal, a dinner party or anything in between. One thing the city has always excelled at doing best is creating spaces that are complete with beautiful food and a beautiful environment. With longstanding favorites and newcomers to the city, Miami is filled with some of the most memorably romantic restaurants that the hospitality industry has to offer.
In light of Valentine's Day just a few days away, we're rounding up some of our top romantic restaurants in the city that are sure to turn up your date night.
1700 James Ave, Miami Beach / Website
Casa Tua has long remained Miami's ultimate romantic date night destination. From decadent Italian cuisine to an outstanding wine list and intimate seating in its cozy, candlelit garden, Casa Tua exudes romance throughout the entire year.
Lido Restaurant and Champagne Bar
9011 Collins Ave, Surfside / Website
Located at the breathtaking Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, this stunning restaurant offers impeccable service, authentic seaside Italian fare, innovative libations, and an impressive wine and champagne list—all in a truly unique atmosphere that makes for the ultimate date night. Enjoy aperitifs or digestifs in the elegant Champagne Bar and enjoy a nod to the past.
4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach / Website
Cecconi's' cross of elegance and modern courtyard design makes it the ultimate date night destination, complete with candles adorning each table and delicate string lights creating a magical glow. The menu features modern Italian food, with star items such as the Black Truffle Pizza with goat cheese and zucchini blossom, and Baked Gnocchi Romana, with gorgonzola.
4312 NE 2nd Ave, Design District / Website
Even before the Miami Design District boom, Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Mandolin has been drawing in couples for years with its enticing al fresco dining that transports you straight to Greece. Indulge in classic dishes from the Greek mezes to the grilled octopus or authentic baklava for dessert as you enjoy a picturesque evening under the stars.
Jaya at the Setai
2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach / Website
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Settle into the luxury property's iconic courtyard for an intimate evening in a magical setting as you indulge in Jaya at The Setai's signature Southeast and Northern Asian cuisine. On certain nights, guests can even enjoy live performances and music to enhance the experience.
335 S Biscayne Blvd, Biscayne Bay / Website
Looking over the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay, Il Gabbiano is the most perfect atmosphere for a date night. With many tables situated on the outdoor terrace, and an impressive wine list to pair with the classic Northern Italian menu, you can't steer wrong with a night at this classic Miami hot spot.
Bellini at MR C Coconut Grove
2988 McFarlane Rd, Coconut Grove / Website
Brought by the revered Cipriani family, Bellini at MR C Coconut Grove offers the exquisite Italian cuisine the Cipriani brand has become revered for, paired with unparalleled, attentive service. Seating is offered inside its elegant dining room or al fresco on the restaurant's balcony, where diners can enjoy waterfront views as they sip the brand's famed Bellinis.
Glass & Vine
2820 McFarlane Rd, Coconut Grove / Website
Nestled in Peacock Park, Glass & Vine transports you out of Miami and into nature. The menu takes a spin on contemporary American food, with many Latin elements, utilizing fresh and local ingredients. Cozy up in the garden and enjoy a fabulous meal in great company. Pro tip: plan your meal around Friday or Saturday nights for a touch of live music with Latin Jazz on Fridays, Soul Sessions on Saturdays and a special Jazz Band just for Valentine's Day.
1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale / Website
Located in the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Kuro is the perfect sushi to beef Japanese spot. The restaurant features a beautiful modern interior, looking over the hotel's pool area. Kuro’s location is unique, allowing diners to explore the newly renovated and reimagined Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
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