This is how TO win Valentine’s Day: the best Miami spots to celebrate

You know a couple of people who hate Valentine’s Day.

Okay, a lot of people.

These are mostly the kinds of people who don’t look at Valentine’s Day listings and don’t know what plans to make with their significant other so they cry and shake until the whole thing is done at which point they die sad and alone. And without ever having had a seafood tower.

But you’re not like the others. Because you do, in fact, look at magnificent Valentine’s Day dining guides.

And as of this Sunday, we’re one week out from Valentine’s Day. Which means like it or not, it’s time to start thinking about that dinner (or lunch, or picnic). Below, a few choice options you’d do well to book before it’s too late.

Peacock Garden

The dreamy setting at Peackock Garden.
  • Tucked away in a beautiful secret garden setting in Coconut Grove, Peacock Garden offers a truly romantic ambiance dining under the garden’s softly-lit stringed lights. This Valentine’s Day weekend, the newly redesigned restaurant will offer a special menu with dishes like a Seafood Tower for TwoRoasted Prime Rib of Beef and Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake
The outdoor patio at Traymore flanks the Miami Beach boardwalk.

Traymore by Michael Schwartz will be offering a prix-fixe menu priced at $65 per person which includes any appetizer, entrée, and dessert which includes a welcome glass of Bodvár No.1 sparkling rose and petit fours. Guests can choose from appetizers such as Spicy Moroccan Lamb Meatballs, Roasted Octopus, and Andalucian Gazpacho. A variety of entrees are available which include Roasted Chicken, Wok Charred Salmon, and Grain Bolognese, with desserts such as Chocolate cake. 

Nikki Beach’s Valentine’s Day menu being offered under the stars in the sand. The Moroccan inspired Valentine’s Day dinner will be a dream, complete with a romantic ambiance, live melodies from an electric guitarist, and special menu. The special menu features a Rose Petal Roll with tataki tuna, Ravioli Romance with Maine lobster, Late Night Dulce a three layer Dulce de Leche Chocolate cake as a few of the delicious options available. Dinner packages can be purchased for parties of 2,4, or 6 with champagne offerings.
$70++ per person Pre-fix dinner for two includes one welcome glass of Champagne per person
$145++ per person Pre-fix dinner for two includes one bottle of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut 
$220++ per person Pre-fix dinner for two includes one bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 

Market at EDITION

Oysters and Rosé Happy Hour

The day before Valentine’s Day is the most sacred of holidays, Galentine’s Day. A day to get together with your closest friends and celebrate each other! Market at EDITION, the cafe-style dining with outdoor tables overlooking Collins Avenue, is an all-encompassing restaurant by culinary mastermind Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Part patisserie, part boulangerie and part salumeria, the restaurant offers an airy, light and bright atmosphere, the perfect spot to toast to friendship this year.

Start the celebration by pairing a glass of $10 Whispering Angel rosé with $2 oysters and continue the culinary journey with a pizza or ceviche. Finish off the holiday with delicious instagram-worthy pastries made in house. Oysters and Rosé Happy Hour offering is from 4PM-6PM daily, For reservations call (786) 257 4600. 

Matador Room, the restaurant inspired by rich history and 1950s glamour, will be enchanting guests with their special “Love is all you need” pre-fixed 4 course menu by world renowned Chef Jean Georges at $95++ per person.

The romantic evening starts with a choice of Chicories Salad, Citrus and a Pomegranate Vinaigrette or Spicy Tuna Tartare with Black Olive, Cucumber and Avocado for an appetizer. For their mid-course couples can choose from Bacon Wrapped Gulf Shrimp, Passion Mustard and Avocado or Maitake Mushrooms with Goat Cheese and a Fresno Pepper Vinaigrette. For the entree guests will be faced with the tough decision of selecting from Lobster Taco, Celeriac Aioli, Endive and Black Truffle, the signature Arroz con Pollo, Crackling Skin and Lemon or the Beef Sirloin “Burnt Ends”, Chimichurri Sauce with Lime and Shoestring Fries. To end the evening on a sweet note the Salted Caramel “Impossible Flan” and the Warm Vanilla Fritters, Chocolate Pudding, Mexican Chocolate make the perfect shared desserts.

Guests can also choose from two champagne specials, offerings include Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne NV for $119++ per bottle or Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne NV for $149++ per bottle.

Enjoy Bodega’s Valentine’s Day weekend special, available all weekend-long: Oyster Po Boy Taco (Arbol Remoulade, Tomato, Lettuce, Pickled Onions, Cilantro) | $4

Newcomer Maü Miami has all the fixings you need for this special holiday. Flying to Mykonos might not be a possibility right now, but a unique dinner at Maü Miami instantly transports you to the Greek Isles along with Tulum-inspired vibes. The modern bohemian Mediterranean restaurant in Midtown Miami has a special treat for sweethearts looking to celebrate their love this Valentine’s Day. 5 Star Culinary Chef Kosme has crafted a Valentine’s Day menu available for $125 per person on Feb. 14. The five-course pre-fixe menu encompasses your choice of an appetizer, salad, main entree, dessert, and lastly, the love course which includes chocolate-dipped tuxedo strawberries and a complimentary bottle of Moet champagne. Guests can also savor date night al fresco in the outdoor patio, or inside the restaurant’s beautiful dining room, where two vibes and oases enter Mykonos and Tulum. Get ready to celebrate romance with a fun and unique Valentine’s Day dinner at Maü, featuring an electronic violinist tableside, live DJ entertainment and, a pre-fixe menu.

Public Square

  • Tuck away in one of the cozy dark green leather booths at South Miami’s hottest new restaurant, Public Square, offering a prix-fixe menu for $75 per person with dishes like Dressed Oysters, Grilled Filet Mignon and Apple Empanadas. Menu attached.
  • The full prix-fixe menu is available for to-go and guests will have the option to include a complimentary bottle of red or white wine placed in a beautifully branded bag.

Root & Bone

Root & Bone in South Miami recently debuted a beautiful newly upgraded outdoor space called “Somi Garden” shared with its sister restaurant, Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar. This Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will offer its favorite Southern dishes with a prix-fixe menu priced at $55 per person. Menu attached. There will also be live music at Somi Garden, with a Progressive Jazz Band on Friday, One Man Band on Saturday, and a special Jazz Band on Sunday night for Valentine’s Day. 

The full prix-fixe menu is available for to-go and guests will have the option to include a complimentary bottle of red or white wine placed in a beautifully branded bag.

Glass & Vine 

  • This Valentine’s Day weekend, dine outside under the beautiful lights at Glass & Vine, located at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove. The prix-fixe menu, priced at $65 per person, will feature Mini Burrata, Diver Scallops and a dessert “Delight Platter” with Nutella alfajores, chocolate brownies and more. There will also be live music at the restaurant with Latin Jazz on Friday night, Soul Sessions on Saturday night, and a special Jazz Band for Valentine’s Day dinner on Sunday.

Stiltsville Fish Bar

  • Stiltsville in Sunset Harbor will offer a prix-fixe menu at $65 per person with Chilled Oysters for two, Whole Carribean Lobster and Vahlrona Chocolate Hearts. Menu attached.

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