Valentine’s Day 2016 Miami Restaurant Guide

 

Courtesy of Bulla Gastrobar
Courtesy of Bulla Gastrobar

It’s not Valentine’s Day yet, but it sure feels like it as nearly every shop in town overflows with chocolates and candies, lovey-dovey cards, and oversize teddy bears.

But forget the corny gifts. The real way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. As the love-filled holiday quickly approaches, spread some romance with a dinner reservation at one of more than 40 restaurants offering multicourse meals. Beware: Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest dining days of the year, so coupled or not, grab a plus-one and book in advance. Also note that most prices do not include tax and gratuity.

15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar 
The Viceroy’s signature restaurant will feature a seven-course dinner menu for Valentine’s Day. Menu highlights include three clam chowder with sweet corn, celery, and bacon; portobello and turnip napoleon with a ginger-soy mirin sauce; amarillo ceviche with shrimp, octopus, bay scallop, and amarillo sauce; mushroom gnocchi with seared wild mushrooms and truffle mushroom jus; filet mignon served with wild mushroom potato pave, tomato coulis, red wine reduction, and herb oil; and grilled cuttlefish atop squid ink risotto and whipped saffron potato. For vegans, a six-course menu is also available. Dinner for two includes a glass of champagne each and is priced at $170. It’s available from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For reservations, call 305-503-0373 or visit www.15thandvine.com.

Bazi
The Miami Beach eatery will offer a five-course prix-fixe tasting menu priced at $75 per person. Menu items include dressed oysters, served with white ponzu, blood orange, and cucumber; sweet potato dumplings, a popular dish with chicken, fermented black beans, and Thai basil.; shrimp and crab udon, topped with pea tendrils, ginger, and soy; miso marinated grouper, with bok choy and sake burre blanc; and a molten chocolate bowl, prepared with passion fruit and Thai basil anglaise. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 305-695-0101.

Beachcraft
Beachcraft will offer a three-course dinner starting Feb.12 through Feb.15. Dinner runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is priced at $95 per person. An a la carte menu is also available. For more information and reservations, visit craftrestaurantsinc.com/beachcraft.

The Betsy
The Betsy’s poolside candlelight dinner for two ($1,200) includes a customized three-course dinner on the pool deck. Menu items can include oysters, baked goat cheese, or crab salad as a starter; filet mignon, lobster, or dover sole as an entree; and dessert options include peanut butter chocolate mousse, crepe soufflé, or steamed merengue. For more information, call 305-531-6100.

Bianca at Delano
Bianca will offer a three course prix-fixe menu accompanied by a Veuve Clicquot champagne toast, available throughout Valentine’s Day weekend. Menu items include tuna pizza with truffle oil; risotto all’aragosta, with fresh Maine lobster, carnaroli, and saffron; and for dessert, its concierto, which is a hazelnut espresso chocolate cake topped with mascarpone mousse and almond crumble served alongside praline gelato. The menu is priced at $100 per person. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 305-674-5752.

BLT Prime
The steakhouse, located inside Trump National Doral, will serve a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner priced at $65 per person. In addition to dinner offerings, couples will have the option of selecting the Perfect Match ($42), which pairs each course with a specialty cocktail or wine. Dinner menu items include tempura wild fire oysters, beef carpaccio, Alaskan halibut, duo of beef, and sides of white asparagus and golden potatoes. Dessert includes a creme brûlée or red velvet cake. For reservations, call 305-591-6606.

BLT Steak
BLT Steak will feature a three-course prix-fixe menu priced at $70 per person. Menu items include royal red shrimp ceviche; seared yellow fin tuna; meyer lemon quinoa risotto; and raspberry chocolate cake topped with chocolate sauce. For more information, call 305-673-0044.

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