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Your Guide to the Best Restaurants to Dine at This Valentine's Day

    

11 Romantic Restaurants to Bring Your Sweetheart to This Valentine's Day

By Nicole Schubert | February 8, 2018 | Food & Drink National

From Mediterranean-inspired eateries to laidback locales, we've rounded up the best spots in the Magic City to take your special someone to this Valentine's Day.

Bazaar Mar by José Andrés at SLS Brickell

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There’s no better way to say “I love you” than over a romantic truffle dinner at Chef José Andres’s latest seafood oasis. With a limited truffle tasting menu featuring eight exclusive bites, you’ll be sure to win over you’re Valentine’s heart. Serving up José’s Asian tacos made with black truffles, smoked toro tartar crafted with toro tuna and grilled hama hama oysters topped with smoked butter and truffle shavings, as well as sea urchin coca embellished with shaved périgord truffles, the Bazaar Mar at SLS Brickell will charm your special someone from the very start. 1300 S. Miami Ave., 305-615-5859

Delano Beach Club

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Did you ever imagine dining inside an iconic swimming pool? Your dream just came true—for one night only. This Valentine’s Day, spend an evening under the stars with your loved one at Delano Beach Club for a truly unique and romantic dining experience. Splurge on a special 5-course prix-fixe dinner that can be tailored to your taste buds, perched inside Delano’s iconic pool, while you feast your eyes on a private water show featuring acrobats and performers. And if you’re looking to celebrate with some bubbly, a complimentary bottle of Dom Perignon can be added to your candlelit dinner. 1685 Collins Ave., 305-672-2000

Casa Tua

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This Valentine’s Day, expect to cozy up next to your honey underneath a glow of lantern lit trees in a luxe secret garden. We recommend ordering their winter selections such as the ravioli di ricotta e radicchio grigliato with balsamic extravecchio and hazelnuts, or the grilled Colorado lamb chops with butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, and tortino di patate. 1700 James Ave., 305-673-1010

Zucca

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Buried inside Miami’s most historic hotel, Zucca is now giving this archaic boutique property a facelift with their casual Italian eatery and mixology bar. And if you’re in the mood for a dining experience that’s vintage, but voguish, then ZUCCA is the restaurant for you. We recommend twirling your spoon on a bowl of tagliolini pasta with saffron sauce, sautéed prawns, and asparagus salad, or risotto with baby strawberries, champagne, and Hamachi tartar. Be sure to save room for dessert and end your evening with something sweet such as their panna cotta. 162 Alcazar Ave., Coral Gables, 786-580-3731

Le Sirenuse

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With the essence of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Le Sirenuse embodies romance through its waterfront views and chic décor. Share a bowl of Spaghettone Pomodoro e Basilico with their signature Il Giardino di Bronte for dessert. With the sounds of the waves in the background, you’ll be transported to the seaside city of Positano by the end of the night. 9011 Collins Ave., Surfside, 786-482-2280

Mandolin Aegean Bistro

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A taverna echoing the Aegean coastal towns, you’ll be taken straight to the Greek Isles with a passport not needed. Dip into the Greek sampler with tzatziki, olives, and tirokafteri before indulging in entrées such as the whole Mediterranean seabass grilled with olive oil, lemon, and oregano. 4312 NE 2nd Ave., 305-576-6066

Meraki Greek Bistro

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Looking for a Valentine’s Day escape from the bustle of downtown Miami? Meraki Greek Bistro is a picturesque haven for a lover’s getaway. Lending homage to the traditions of the ancient Greek Cyclades, diners can nibble on marinated chicken skewers from the skewer bar, traditional Greek gyros from the gyro bar, or a lamb kebob platter. 142 SE 1st Ave., 786-773-1535

Zuma

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On the most romantic evening of the year, we recommend taking that special someone to Zuma. A waterfront Japanese retreat, this internationally acclaimed sushi house will have you ordering for more than just two. Savor one of Zuma’s signature dishes such as the ribeye steak with wafu sauce and garlic chips, or the black cod marinated in saikyo miso with homemade hajikame. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, 305-577-0277

Mr. Chow

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To celebrate your love this upcoming holiday, head over to Mr. Chow at the W South Beach to impress your sweetheart with a bottle of bubbly and romantic meal for two. With Chicken Satay, Mr. Chow Noodles, Green Prawns, and Ma Mignon, you’ll impress the one you love with a cuisine that’s simply divine. Originally opening on Valentine’s Day in London in 1968, 50 years later, this is an anniversary that both of you should spend together. 2201 Collins Ave., 305-695-1695

Drunken Dragon

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If low key and delicious is what you have in mind, then Miami’s Drunken Dragon is the spot where you should spend your Valentine’s Day. With a Korean barbeque infused with Japanese izakaya, your heart will be soaring. Share plates such as the crack spare ribs made with serondeng sambal, scallion, herbs, and chili, the chicken bbq made with lemon and soy, and Naengmyeon made with soba noodles, shrimp, egg, and scallions. 1424 Alton Rd., 305-397-8556

Forte Dei Marmi

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Featuring a menu filled with local organic produce, farm-raised prime meats, and wild-caught seafood and fish, Forte Dei Marmi offers patrons a unique dining experience that combines Italian fine dining with slow food culture. And with an atmosphere comprised of fragrant gardens and intimate landscapes inspired by Tuscan’y Lucca province, we can’t think of more romantic setting for the special evening. 150 Ocean Dr., 786-276-3095



Photography by: Photography courtesy of Zuma; Bazaar Mar by José Andrés at SLS Brickell; Delano Beach Club; Casa Tua; Zucca; Le Sirenuse; Mandolin Aegean Bistro; Quinn PR (Meraki Greek Bistro, Mr.Chow); via facebook.com/drunkendragonmiafacebook.com/fdmmiami