With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what to eat. Because while diamonds and roses are great, there’s nothing more romantic than a good meal. So as an expression of our undying love for you, our dear followers, we’ve done the hard work for you and have rounded up some of the best bets for Valentine’s Day 2018 around the Magic City. Whether dining solo, drinking with your best gals, or taking date night up a notch with your sweetheart, there’s something sexy out there for everyone. Enjoy!
Bulla Gastrobar (Coral Gables): Whether you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day, Bulla has the dining experience for you! Gather your chicas and enjoy and a complimentary red sangría for each woman in your party (of 4 or more) on February 13th. Or, if you’re dining with someone special, get in the romantic spirit with the Chocolate-Covered Cherry cocktail, a martini made with the delicious chocolate sauce used on their churros – perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth all week long.
CHARCOAL (Wynwood): Join The Wynwood Yard’s only full-service restaurant for not only Valentine’s Day, but their one-year anniversary celebration. Specials include a $35 wine pairing and dessert option to accompany your dinner, and complimentary chocolate torte with dinner to celebrate their anniversary. Indulge your honey with a luxurious ounce of American caviar with accouterments served with your purchase of a bottle of Champagne. Or, if you’ll be indulging only yourself this Valentine’s Day, pony up to the bar for dinner that evening and get a complimentary glass of “Who Needs Love?” punch with your meal.
FattyCakesNY (By Delivery): Get your last-minute cookie cakes for Valentine’s Day from FattyCakesNY. Incorporating some ridiculous ingredients into their cookies, like gummy bears, Twizzlers, popcorn, bacon, and Swedish Fish, FattyCakesNY’s mission is to make the strangest, tastiest cookies the world has ever known. Special flavors for Valentine’s Day include the Chocolate Chip Heart Cookie Cake, Box of Chocolates Cookie Cake, or Cherry Cordial Cookie Cake. Order by Sunday, February 11th at 9PM to ensure on-time delivery!
BRIO Tuscan Grille (Various Locations): Guests are invited to indulge in BRIO Tuscan Grille’s tempting Valentine’s Day menu, designed with love in mind! Including enticing cocktails, delicious starters and entrées, plus a decadent dessert, it’s the perfect way for guests to treat their special someone this Valentine’s Day. BRIO Tuscan Grille locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties will offer this special Valentine’s Day menu during lunch and dinner, from Friday, Feb. 9th through Sunday, Feb. 18th. Start the evening with a Sweetheart Martini or indulge in a glass of bubbly, indulge in Lobster & Shrimp Scampi or Bistecca BRIO, and finish your romantic evening with a decadent Molten Chocolate Cake.
Dunkin’ Donuts (Various Locations): Dunkin’ Donuts’ famous festive heart-shaped donuts have returned, and this year the brand is bringing guests a swoon-worthy selection of beloved Valentine’s Day varieties, including the Vanilla Truffle Donut (filled with vanilla-flavored buttercreme, frosted with vanilla icing and topped with semi-sweet chocolate curls), the Brownie Batter Crumble Donut (filled with rich chocolatey brownie batter filling, frosted with chocolate icing and crumbled brownies), and the Cupid’s Choice Donut (illed with Bavarian Crème, frosted with strawberry-flavored icing and sprinkled with a festive mix of pink and white sprinkles). Select Dunkin’ Donuts locations will also serve new Lovestruck MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats (chocolate glazed MUNCHKINS® covered in pink and white sprinkles) as well as the Lovestruck Donut, a donut topped with strawberry icing, a chocolate drizzle arrow, and a Lovestruck MUNCHKINS® placed in the center.
Nautilus South Beach (South Beach): Miami Beach’s nautical-themed gem offers couples a $75pp seafood-focused Mediterranean dinner for two at the Cabana Club’s sweeping terrace, which includes a bottle of Taittinger Rosé Champagne paired with choice of Oysters Champagne Mignonette or Butternut Squash Soup with chili oil; main options of Beef Tenderloin with mascarpone polenta and chocolate port reduction, Mushroom Risotto with black truffles and shaved parmesan, or Grilled Branzino with asparagus and citrus vinaigrette; and a sweet finale of Molten Chocolate Cake with caramel ice cream or Red Velvet Ice Cream Sundae with white chocolate. Viva L’amore!
Jack’s Miami (Midtown): Enjoy Valentine’s Day Italian style with delicious home-cooked style meals. For $45 guests can enjoy a four-course meal that starts off with eggplant rollatini and ends with strawberries and zabaione. Main entrees include your choice of Salmon, Jack Dawson dish, or lamb chops. Molto Bene!
VEZA SUR Brewing Co. (Wynwod): VEZA SUR is inviting all the single ladies to stop by the brewery on Galentine’s Day, February 13th, to sample the newest beer cocktails to hit the menu. Try the Propuesta Indecente, made with muddled strawberries, fresh lemon syrup, simple syrup, and topped with a Guava Sour beer. Also on the menu, Single As a Pringle, which is made with fresh lemon juice, basil syrup, pear purée, muddled basil leaf, and served in a snifter over ice. Top it off with a Belgian Gator Ale and garnish with basil leaf.
Tacology (Brickell): Treat your loved one to a “Corazon” cocktail at Tacology, offered now through February 14 for $12. On Valentine’s Day, the drink will be $6 all day. The cocktail is made with Beluga Noble Russian Vodka, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Lime Juice, Agave, Egg White, and a Passion Fruit, Blood Orange, and Pomegranate Infusion.
Kiki on the River (Miami River District): Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Kiki on The River, Miami’s most chic new restaurant on the Miami River with inside dining and riverfront garden celebration options. Recently named EATER’s People’s Choice for the most beautiful dining room in Miami, Kiki on The River will offer idyllic riverfront views and a lavish $85 per person sharing menu.
Faena Miami Beach (Miami Beach): Enjoy an evening of romance this Valentine’s Day at one of Faena’s award-winning restaurants, Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann or Pao by Paul Qui, where you and a loved one can indulge in curated three-course, prix fixe menus featuring Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne. Indulge in sumptuous dishes like Iced Seafood Caper and an impressive Grill Parrillada at Chef Mallmann’s asado eatery, or tempt your taste buds with Kaluga Caviar and 72-Hour Wagyu Shortib on Pao’s oceanfront terrace. Prix fixe tasting menus priced at $125 per person or $300 per couple. Single person tasting menu includes one glass of Ruinart Rosé NV, and couples’ tasting menu includes one bottle of Ruinart Rosé NV. Guests who enjoy a tasting menu can also add on specially-priced tickets to Sensatia, Faena’s seductive Cirque Cabaret, and experience a passionate Valentine’s Day-inspired performance fusing live music, sensual aerialist acts, incredible acrobatics and more to stir and satiate the senses. Sensatia add-on tickets available at $75 per person or $150 per couple.