From five-star haunts to riverside hideaways, here’s where to dine in Brickell and Downtown Miami for Valentine’s Day.
Brickell Key’s marquee hotel is hosting Valentine’s Day dinners at Azul and La Mar by Gastón Acurio and a limited-time overnight package. Priced at $220 per couple without champagne or $300+ per couple with a bottle Piper Heidsieck, the luxurious sit down features an oyster and caviar amuse brioche, three courses, and a dessert. La Mar has crafted individual platings, including the “Tiradito Passion” ($28) and “Langosta Acebichada” ($69). The Mandarin Oriental’s Romance Package (beginning at $837) runs through February, providing a one-night stay with in-room champagne upon arrival, breakfast for two, and dinner at one of the two restaurants.
The Brickell City Centre’s newest haunt is serving a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner with South African-inspired eats for $160 per couple (excluding tax and gratuity). Start the evening with a bison tartare in smoked oyster emulsion or with olive oil poached octopus carpaccio, then get hearty with a double lamb chop with Brussels sprouts or filet mignon with lobster and curry sabayon.
Go Uruguayan this Valentine’s Day with a three-course, prix fixe menu for $75 per person. Nosh on veal chop a la parrilla and Quinto La Huella’s signature volcan de dulce de leche dessert. Price does not include beverages, taxes, or service charges.
Dine along the Miami River while taking in a Burlesque performance by Erika Moon this Valentine’s Day at the River Yacht Club. A special à la carte dinner plays into the holiday with heart-shaped tuna tartare, oysters in a champagne jelly, and a passion fruit dessert.
The newly opened Level 1 bar and lounge is hosting live music by Gu Fidelis and serving a three-course, prix fixe menu ($60) with offerings like crab au gratin, beef carpaccio, and pear ravioli with gorgonzola and truffles. The meal closes with a chocolate mousse and banana brûlée.
The Peruvian hangout tucked inside Mary Brickell Village is serving one appetizer, entrée, and dessert for $65. The options include ceviche, seared corvina, and passion fruit nougat.
A candlelit riverside seating awaits at Seaspice. The holiday specials include caviar on toasted brioche with crab and local strawberry gazpacho, seared scallops with fennel jam and preserved grapefruit, and grilled Maine lobster. Executive Pastry Chef Jill Montinola’s new dessert, “A Woman’s Sigh”–made with dulce mousse, port gelée, passion fruit, and marshmallow–also debuts.
Indulge in hamachi ceviche, yellow corn crusted scallops, braised short rib, and more at Toro Toro’s three-course Valentine’s Day dinner for $59. Patrons can upgrade to a champagne pairing for an additional $35.
Chef Bryan Rojas has reimagined the menu in honor of Valentine’s Day. The night’s additions include cast iron foie gras, braised leeks, and a saffron pot de crème. Pair the sumptuous dishes with Fooq’s extensive Growers Champagnes list.
Sea food fare reigns at Area 31, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Executive Chef Wolfgang Birk’s three-course dinner ($70) flaunts king crab tiradito, striped bass bouillabaisse, and a red velvet cupcake paired with Taittinger Champagne.