By Kara Franker
Ready for the day of love? From Miami to Palm Beach, here are a few romantic getaway ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day in South Florida.
1. Four-Course Dinner at Touché Rooftop Lounge and Restaurant in Miami
Downtown Miami’s most romantic rooftop restaurant is featuring a four-course dinner for Valentine’s Day. You'll be offered a choice of one appetizer, pasta, entrée, and dessert, along with a celebratory glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne for $95 per person. Savory dish options include the Marilyn Monroe, shrimp tempura, crab salad, scallop, spicy aioli, Red Heart Ravioli in Lobster Sauce, fresh 1 lb. lobster in tomato sauce over fresh red dough ravioli stuffed with tomato and buffalo mozzarella, and Pork Chop Neapolitan Style, pork chop in hot sweet cherry pepper sauce. To sweeten the night, desserts such as the Lava Cake with raspberry coulis and compote and Tiramisu with Amaretti cookies and chocolate sauce will be available. For reservations call 305.358.9848.
2. Elegant Cuisine and a Romantic Serenade at the Delano on South Beach
Bianca at Delano offers an evening of romance and elegance for couples. Accompanying an exquisite three-course meal, you will be treated to a screening of the romantic classic in the enchanting Delano orchard. Menu highlights include Insalata Rossa with red oak leaf, radicchio, grapefruit, pomegranate seeds, beets and goat cheese, Lobster Risotto, and a Chocolate Mousse Dome for dessert. Additionally, each guest will receive a glass of champagne for a celebratory toast along with dessert. Price is $100 per person. After dinner head poolside to the Delano Beach Club and groove to music by Grammy-winning R&B superstar Miguel (VIP price is $150 per person. Bianca Dinner and VIP concert ticket is $200 per person). For reservations call 305.672.2000.
3. Visit Luxurious Villa Azur on Miami Beach
Treat your loved one to an unforgettable experience at Villa Azur, located in the heart of Miami Beach. The French Mediterranean restaurant and lounge with an Italian twist, will offer Valentine’s Day specials, prepared by Chef Erwin Mallet and a exquisite Love Potion cocktail, crafted by Mixologist Martin Gutierrez. Setting the mood for the evening, an acoustic band will play all evening for you. With the romantic décor, featuring vintage pieces and beautiful chandeliers, white French doors open to a lush courtyard accented by plush white leather couches, it will surely set the mood. For reservations 305.763.8688.
4. Fine Dining for Two at db Bistro Moderne Miami at JW Marriott Marquis Miami
Looking for a delicious meal and great ambiance? db Bistro Moderne Miami provides the perfect setting to share an amazing experience with your loved one. Owned by infamous chef and restauranteur, Daniel Boulud, the restaurant will offer a four-course Valentine’s tasting menu, with limited a la carte options on Friday and Saturday, for $150 per person. Enjoy Chef Jason Pringle’s handcrafted menu featuring a flavorful Black truffle Risotto, uni, meyer lemon, asparagus, and make your way to the Duo Beef entree, roasted tenderloin, braised cheeks cardoons, mushrooms, and sauce bordelaise or a Butter-Poached Halibut, lobster, fennel, cara cara navel. Top off this lovely meal withdessert masterpiece by Chef Jerome Maure like the Chocolate Napoleon, gianduja & ginger cremeux, chocolate sable praline ice cram. Reservations are recommended. Make it a romantic Valentine’s weekend at JW Marriott Marquis Miami with their “Ultimate Valentine’s Dinner Date” package. For reservations call 305.421.8800.
5. Six-Course Meal at Diplomat Prime in Hollywood
Head to Diplomat Prime and enjoy a six-course pre-fixe Valentine’s Day dinner featuring an amuse-bouche, seafood sampler, Surf and Turf, Duet of Chocolate and more. Diplomat Prime’s Valentine’s Day dinner is $175 per person and includes a complimentary glass of champagne. For reservations call 954.602.6000.
6. Red Light Green Light Party at Living Room at the W Fort Lauderdale
Living Room at the W Fort Lauderdale is hosting the ultimate Valentine’s Day romantic dinner inviting one and all (singles, couples and the complicated) to enjoy a romantic night of endless possibilities. Upon arrival, choose a colored wristband – green, yellow or red – to mark their relationship status. DJ A-Train will set the tempo for the evening with his eclectic array of beats and mash-ups. The 2nd annual Red Light, Green Light party brings guests a romantic night of intrigue featuring party favors and delicious cocktails overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. For table reservations, call 954.414.8300.
7. Deliciously Divine Dinner at Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale
Treat your loved one to a special dinner at Steak 954. Enjoy the oceanfront views on the outdoor terrace or experience the unique 15-foot long jellyfish aquarium in the dining room. This holiday’s delectable specials include Oysters Rockefeller, Butter Braised Baby Root Vegetables, Charred Broccolini and Surf & Turf of petite filet, Madagascar prawn, celery root gratin & Madeira sauce. For reservations call 954.414.8333.
8. Sweeten up V-Day at Big City Tavern in Fort Lauderdale
Plan a romantic night on Las Olas Boulevard with Big City Tavern Executive Chef Louie Bossi’s mouthwatering Valentine’s Day menu. Begin your succulent meal (prices are à la carte) with Mozzarella Di Bufala, pickled strawberries, baby arugula, aged balsamic, then move on to the Wood Grilled Local Mahi, lobster corn vinaigrette or the Gnocchi al Forno, san marzano sauce, stracchino, house cured pancetta. End your night on a sweet note by indulging in the Chocolate Grand Marnier Fondue for Two with stem berries, brown butter pound cake, vanilla bean marshmallows, deep chocolate brownies and frozen mini ice cream sandwiches to dip. For reservations call 954.727.0307.
9. Romantic Italian Dinner at Casa D'Angelo in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton
Make Casa D’Angelo your romantic Valentine’s Day dining destination. In Fort Lauderdale, enjoy an a la carte menu from Executive Chef Angelo Massanova and compliment your meal with a glass or bottle from their vast champagne and wine selection. In Boca Raton, talented Executive Chef Rickie Piper will be preparing several specials including a must-try Risotto Con Porcini, risotto with porcini mushrooms, white truffle oil, and a 12 oz Bistecca Alla Fiorentina on the grill. Top off your meal with a delightful Ricotta Cheesecake to satisfy your sweet tooth. For reservations in Fort Lauderdale call 954.564.1234 and in Boca Raton call 561.996.1234.
10. Blue Valentine Dinner at The Blue, Boca Raton Resort & Club
Situated on 356 resort-style acres in South Florida, the iconic pink Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is offering a Valentine’s Night dinner with a view at The Blue fine-dining restaurant located on the 27th floor of the famed hotel. Offering spectacular views up and down the Atlantic coast made possible by its birds' eye vantage point, the “Blue Valentine” dinner for two includes prime window seating, a four-course fixed menu with The Claw Bar offering fresh seafood choices, and a complimentary glass of champagne. Cost is $250 per couple, or $95 per person for a three-course fixed menu and complimentary glass of champagne. Room rates from $329 per night.
11. Invite Your Sweetheart to City Oyster & Sushi Bar in Delray Beach
Head to City Oyster & Sushi Bar and indulge in a special dinner for two or a night out with friends on Valentine's Day. Start your culinary journey with the Sweet Heart Roll, before diving into delicious mains from Chef Dennis Teixeira like the Pappardelle and the Pan Roasted Bronzini and Brussel sprouts. End the night with a delicious homemade dessert from Pastry Chef Nico Jambetakis including his homemade Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with peanut brittle or the Chocolate Grand Marnier Fondue for Two with stem berries, brown butter pound cake, vanilla bean marshmallows, deep chocolate brownies and frozen mini ice cream sandwiches to dip. For reservations call 561.272.0220.
12. Romantic Candlelit Dinner at Café Boulud in Palm Beach
When it comes to romantic settings, Café Boulud’s Terrace and candlelit courtyard provide a dreamy ambience second to none. Enjoy a Cupid’s feast, prepared by Executive Chef Rick Mace for $115 per person. Indulge in a seductive three-course dinner with champagne, truffles and caviar. Pastry Chef Eric Snow's divine desserts provide a happy ending to a memorable meal that will include a sweet surprise to take away. For reservations call 561.655.6060.
13. A Memorable Night at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill in West Palm Beach
Cozy up to your sweetie at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill. Executive Chef Kevin Darr will serve his à la carte menu along with a variety of delicious specials including Grilled Wagyu NY Strip, lobster risotto, organic mache, roasted shallot agro dolce, Pan Seared Halibut, butternut squash puree, sautéed Chinese broccoli, pistachio beurre blanc and Housemade Fresh Sweet Corn Gnocchi, cellar bacon, rock shrimp, local heirloom tomatoes, opal basil. General Manager Michael "Iggy" Ignatowicz will also be on hand offering pairing suggestions from the restaurant’s award-winning wine list with more than 400 wines by the bottle, half bottle, glass and flight, including some great values. For reservations call 561.366.0071.