Restaurants to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Miami in 2022

Plan your romantic dinner at one of these Miami restaurants, like the newly renovated Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in the Design District.

Plan your romantic dinner at one of these Miami restaurants, like the newly renovated Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in the Design District.

Struggling to plan the perfect romantic experience for your loved one on Valentine’s Day? Do not panic, there is still time to make a last minute reservation for a delicious meal with just the right atmosphere. We’ve saved you the time from researching restaurants and bars – here are some of our top options for a V-Day worthy night out in Miami.

Ariety

Chef Michael Beltran has prepared a delicious three-course Valentine’s Day menu at his beloved Coconut Grove gem, Ariete. The meal will begin with an amuse-bouche followed by options such as wahoo, grouper, venison and Chef Beltran’s famous prime rib. Save room for dessert, which includes a mushroom flan and a refreshing semifreddo.

Details: Dinner is priced at $90 per person. Ariete, 3540 main road. Book a table here.

Back door monkey

This Wynwood favorite will offer a prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day starting at 6 p.m. on February 14. Menu items include a tuna and octopus ceviche, a spicy tofu “wok” and more. Each dish will be accompanied by a wine selected by the sommelier.

Details: Dinner is $65 per person and includes wine pairing. Back Door Monkey, 2328 N Miami Ave. Book a table here.

Boia De

Crispy polenta, homemade pasta and bubbles will be on the menu at Boia De, where James Beard Award semi-finalists Alex Meyer and Luciana Giangrandi will serve a special Valentine’s Day menu on February 14. The experience begins with a glass of bubbly followed by five bites, three pasta dishes to share and a decadent dessert. An optional food and wine pairing will also be offered.

Details: Dinner is priced at $115 per person, with the option to add wine pairing for an additional $60. Boia De, 5205 NE 2nd Ave. Book a table here.

Cafe La Trova

Enhance the romance in Little Havana at Cafe La Trova, where you can enjoy a family-friendly three-course Valentine’s Day menu prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein. Pair each tasty bite with themed cocktails from famed bartender Julio Cabrera and his team of rockstar cantineros. Don’t get too full, though — you’re going to want to take a spin on the dance floor as live musicians fill the restaurant with salsa.

Details: Dinner is priced at $85 per person and includes a glass of prosecco or a Mojito Criollo. Cafe La Trova, 971 SW 8th St. Reserve a table here.

Mehzcla at the Balfour Hotel

Located in the beautiful and intimate Balfour Hotel, the newly opened Mehzcla is the perfect place to wine and dine with your significant other with Latin American flavors and Art Deco vibes. The restaurant will offer a six-course menu specially prepared on Valentine’s Day, which includes a wine pairing selected by chef Steven Acosta. Grab a table outside with views of Ocean Drive or inside around the hotel’s historic marble fireplace.

Details: Dinner is priced at $85 per person and includes wine pairing. Mehzcla, 350 Ocean Dr. Reserve a table here.

Meraki Greek Bistro

Meraki’s two locations will transport couples to the Greek islands this Valentine’s Day with a four-course dinner worthy of a dream for two with authentic flavors from the Aegean Sea. Options include lobster tail with legume truffle pasta, roast lamb served with asparagus and baby round potatoes, amazing Meraki orange cake and more. Customers will also be able to enjoy their choice of sparkling pink Akakies or Brut Cuvée Spéciale.

Details: Dinner is priced at $200 per couple and includes a bottle of wine. Meraki Greek Bistro, 142 SE Ave and 3462 Main Hwy. Book a table here.

Michael’s authentic food and drink

Head to the Design District and settle in for a special Valentine’s Day feast crafted by Chef Michael Schwartz. Highlights on the menu include steak tartare with truffle aioli, pepper-crusted prime rib, charcoal-grilled cobia with green coconut broth, and more. Guests may add an additional wine pairing curated by Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink sommeliers.

Details: Dinner is priced at $125 per person, with the option to add wine pairing for an additional $45. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, 130 NE 40th St. Reserve a table here.

Or not

At Orno in Coral Gables, chef Niven Patel will celebrate lovebirds with delicious New American cuisine from his own farm, Rancho Patel. Orno’s Valentine’s Day menu will include three courses with the option of adding a wine pairing. A la carte options will also be available.

Details: The three-course prix-fixe dinner is priced at $90 per person, with the option to add wine pairing for an additional $45. Orno, 1350 S Dixie Highway. Book a table here.

Osteria Morini

Italian cuisine is the language of love for many, and Osteria Morini has prepared a romantic evening that all foodies will remember. Valentine’s Day specials at this favorite include themed cocktails like the Rose Regale, made with sparkling rose murgo and rose petals, and three delicious dishes, including a capesante with Nantucket Bay scallops, lobster tortellini served with black truffle and fillet of beef served with “cacio e pepe’sugo.

Details: Guests dining on Valentine’s Day can take advantage of Osteria Morini’s $15 Pasta Night, which takes place every Monday. Osteria Morini, 1750 Alton Road. Book a table here.

Uchi

Spirit your love to Japan this Valentine’s Day in Uchi. The romantic Wynwood Restaurant will serve a special 10-course omakase menu from February 11-12 and February 14. Menu highlights include a set of caviar, oysters, lobster, duck and more.

Details: Dinner is priced at $315 per person. Uchi, 252 NW 25th St. Reserve a table here.

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