Depending on who you’re married to or dating, Valentine’s Day can either be the biggest deal ever, or just another day of the year. Here are some Valentine’s Day restaurants offering specials to Celebrate the day with your sweetheart, your best friend or by yourself.
The modern American steakhouse BLT Prime is inviting guests to an elegant night of fine dining with a special Valentine’s blackboard menu or a three-course prix fixe menu option, priced at $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). The meal starts off with choice of Yellowtail Hamachi with grapefruit, orange, radish and ponzu ($14) or Braised Beef Cheeks with caramelized fennel, pomegranate and crispy shallots ($15). Main course options include Alaskan Halibut with shellfish mousse, saffron potatoes and Swiss chard ($36) or Jackman’s Ranch Spinalis with foie gras croquettes, truffle bordelaise, micro carrots and pommes Anna ($42). To accompany the main dishes, guests have a choice of either Broccoli Rabe with garlic, shallots and herb butter ($12) or Spaghetti Squash with brown sugar, maple gastrique and toasted pecans ($12). Guests can end the night on a sweet note with a decadent Passion Fruit & Almond Cheesecake with blood orange salad and honeycomb or ($10) or share a Strawberry Champagne Mousse with dark chocolate caviar and white chocolate truffles ($20) with your significant other. No substitutions please, supplemental charges may apply. BLT Prime is located at 4400 NW 87th Avenue at Trump National Doral. Valet parking is available. For reservations, please call (305) 591-6606 or visit http://bltrestaurants.com/blt-prime/miami/.
Glass & Vine, voted “Local Favorite in Coconut Grove” in 2016 by Zagat, is inviting guests to celebrate the day of love with their exclusive Valentine’s Day dish for the evening. For $70, couples can enjoy Seafood Fideos (for two) loaded with seafood, broken pasta, fava beans, asparagus and tomato butter. Glass & Vine is located at 2820 McFarlane Road in Coconut Grove. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30PM to 10PM; Friday and Saturday from 5:30PM to 11PM and Sunday from 5PM to 10PM. Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday from 4PM to 7PM. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 3:30PM. Valet parking is available in front of the restaurant on McFarlane Road. Telephone: (305) 200-5268; http://www.glassandvine.com/.
Trendy Wynwood hotspot Beaker & Gray is celebrating Valentine’s Day with an exclusive prix-fixe menu for $85 per person or $110 perperson complete with cocktail pairings, featuring dishes crafted by Executive Chef Brian Nasajon. Diners can begin the lovely evening with a choice of English Pea Soup with Snow crab, black truffle and yuzu or Farmer Greens with Rock shrimp, candied pistachio and Mandarin chili, paired with Butterfly Tango – herradura reposado, basil, yuzu, Thai chili and club soda. Main course consists of Short Rib with butternut squash, shiso and pickled ginger or Queen Snapper with winter squash, sunchokes and tomato water, paired with A Stone’s Throe with Cooper’s Craft bourbon, mandarin Napoleon, squash cordial and egg glair. End on a sweet note with choice of Strawberry Short Cake with buttermilk biscuit, opus blend and compressed strawberry or Chocolate Tart with English toffee, chocolate sable and lemon confit, paired withHappily Clever After – Chambord, walnut, Cocchi di Torino and Aphrodite bitters. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637 North Miami Avenue inWynwood. Telephone: (305) 699-2637; http://beakerandgray.com/.
Meat Market, the sizzling high-end steakhouse is getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day with dinner specials for you and your significant other to share. Specials include an appetizer of Truffled Oysters Rockefeller, followed by a Prime 32 oz. Porter House (for two) topped with Tristan smoked lobster tail etouffee. For dessert, Strawberries and Honey with honey cake, whipped vanilla creme fraiche, macerated strawberry, strawberry sorbet and fresh herbs. Guests can accompany their meal with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose ($65). Menu available at both locations. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. For reservations, please call (305) 532-0088. Meat Market Palm Beach is located at 191 Bradley Place. For reservations, please call (561) 354-9800; www.meatmarket.net.
Macchialina, the stylish brick-walled trattoria, is inviting guests on a culinary adventure with a Valentine’s Day chef’s tasting menu, in addition to the regular a la carte menu. The five-course tasting, for $95 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), will feature Branzino Crudo with sea salt, lemon and smoked mozzarella to start, followed by Lardo wrapped Prawns with crema di cannellini and concentrated tomatoes, Spaghetti con Granchio with crab, pomodoro, pepperoncino and breadcrumbs; and 21-day Aged Sirloin of Beef with potato gatto, broccoli stufati and natural jus. End the night with dolce of Tortino Cioccolato. Guests who want to spend a perfect night indoors have the option to make Macchialina cuisine at home! This year they will be offering a preorder Valentine’s Day Dinner for two that you cook in the comfort of your own home, including step-by-step instructions and a boutique bottle of Italian red wine. The $150 dinner features a Gorgonzola and Pear Salad with heirloom tomatoes; Cavatelli Macchialina with baby meatballs, porchetta, pecorino and a side of garlic bread; and for dessert a classic Tiramisuwith chocolate crumble and espresso granite. Decant your glasses of wine and enjoy a romantic dinner for two as you listen to their specially curated Valentine’s Day playlist on Spotify. Orders must be placed by Sunday, February 12 for pick up on Valentine’s Day. Reservations and orders can be placed by calling 305-534-2124 or emailing [email protected].
Big Easy Winebar & Grill by Ernie Els, at Brickell City Centre, is serving a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner with modern South African inspired dishes for $160 per couple (excluding tax and gratuity). Dinner features starters such as Bison Tartare in a smoked oyster emulsion orOlive Oil Poached Octopus Carpaccio with mache and Peri Peri vinaigrette. Entrees to choose from include Double Lamb Chop with Brussels sprouts – cherry hash, port and blackberry, Filet Mignon with lobster and curry sabayon or Butterbean Roasted Root Bunny Chow. Couples can end the night with a decadent Double Chocolate Mousse Cake. Big Easy Winebar & Grill by Ernie Els is located at 701 South Miami Avenue, Suite 339 in Miami’s Brickell City Centre. Lunch is served daily from 11:30AM to 4PM; Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from5PM to 11PM; and Friday and Saturday from 5PM to 12AM; The bar is open for cocktails between lunch and dinner. Telephone: (786) 814-5955;http://bigeasy.miami/.
The Dutch, award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini’s modern American bistro, is inviting you and your sweetie pie to enjoy a romantic four-course Valentine’s Day dinner. For $95 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) couples can share a Seafood Platter with half a dozen oysters, Maine lobster salad, Florida pink shrimp, little neck clams and corvina ceviche, followed by a Truffle Risotto with Perigord black truffles and Grana Padano. Entrees include a choice of Bone-In Manhattan Steak with rustic potatoes and spicy pimento aioli or Steamed Red Snapper in a spiced lobster broth with crispy yucca. For dessert, indulge in Gripper’s Chocolate Grail with chocolate and passion fruit, caramelized banana and meringue or Bourbon Bread Pudding with candied almonds, vanilla ice cream and dulce de leche donuts. Regular a la carte menu will be available. The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 938-3111 or booking online at http://www.opentable.com/the-dutch-miami.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, Lincoln Road’s upscale Northern Italian eatery is offering several dinner specials this Valentine’s Day, includingCrudo Di Tonno with ahi tuna, micro veggies, Osetra caviar and lemon oil crostino ($25); Uova Asparagi Con Tartufo Nero with seared white asparagus, soft poached egg and shaved black truffle ($25); Tagliolini All’ Astice with Maine lobster, hand-made tagliolini and salsa rosa ($45);Costata Di Manzo Alla Griglia with 32 oz. Tomahawk and steak fries ($79); and Nutellino with warm nutella cake, cream anglaise and panna cotta gelato ($12). Regular a la carte menu will be available. Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road. For reservations, please call (305) 531-4833 or visit www.quattromiami.com.
Restaurants in Broward
Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits, Fort Lauderdale’s chic oceanfront restaurant, will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a mouth-watering dinner special. From 6PM to 10PM guests can indulge in an Anderson Ranch Rack of Lamb with black truffle soubise, turnips, greens and chocolate demi-glace ($49). With a delicious choice of Roasted Pineapple Upside Down Almond Cake with Morello cherry sauce and sesame tuile ($12) or Bittersweet Warm Chocolate Tart with port soaked currant and vanilla bean sauce ($12) for dessert. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale at 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations, please call (954) 302-6460 or visitwww.burlockcoast.com.
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is inviting couples to spend a romantic dinner with them on February 14, with delectable Valentine’s Day specials. Start your meal off with choice of appetizers including Wagyu Beef Carpacciowith arugula, lemon, herb crostini and horseradish crème ($19) or Kumamoto Oyster Trio with lemon, Kaluga fusion caviar, golden osetra caviar and green apple emulsion ($17); followed by entrée options of Herb Crusted Grouper with Florida gulf hopper shrimp, Swank heirloom tomato scampi and wild arugula ($38) or an 8 oz. Filet Mignon and Jumbo Shrimp with roasted fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus and ginger demi-glace ($69). Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at One Seminole Way in Hollywood, Florida. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5PM to 10:30PM and Friday and Saturday from 5PM to 11PM. For reservations, please call (954) 327-7501 or visit www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
Kuro, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is offering a variety of Valentine’s Day specials to enjoy with your significant other. Specials include Scallop Tempura with curry spice and yogurt ($18); Hamachi Tartar with cherry pepper jam and caviar ($24); Mongo Ikawith ume and shiso ($8); Truffle Miso Soup with black winter truffles and egg ($8); Mushroom Nabe with black winter truffles and mixed mushrooms ($26); and a Chocolate Sphere with raspberry, chocolate and yuzu ($16). Kuro is located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at One Seminole Way in Hollywood, Florida. Lunch is available Saturday from 12PM to 3PM. Dinner is served Sunday – Thursday from5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. For reservations, please call (954) 585-5333 or book online atwww.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
Oceans 234, the beachside staple in Deerfield Beach, is serving up some fun and fresh Valentine’s Day specials including Maine Lobster Bisque with seafood garni and sherry chive crema ($16); King crab ravioli with lobster infused lemon garlic truffle butter ($29); pan roasted Chilean Sea bass with Chinese broccoli, Okinawa purple sweet potatoes, crispy shiitakes and mustard dashi broth ($44); 16 oz. Prime New York Strip with Lyonnais potatoes, grilled asparagus and béarnaise ($48); Surf & Turf for Two that includes stuffed 2lb Maine lobster and prime New York strip with crab, shrimp, and scallop stuffing and Lyonnaise potatoes, asparagus and béarnaise ($119); and Dessert for Two includes a decadent Mocha Chocolate Cake and Layered White Chocolate Mousse with chocolate dipped strawberries, dark chocolate ganache and passion fruit paint ($19). Oceans 234 is located at 234 North Oceans Boulevard in Deerfield Beach. For reservations, please call (954) 428-2539; www.oceans234.com.
3030 Ocean, inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is inviting lovers to an elegant Valentine’s Day Rose Champagne Dinner, along with regular a la carte menu options available. The five-course dinner will be expertly paired with a different luxurious rose champagne for each course. Priced at $140 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the dinner begins at 8PM with Oysters Two Ways – chilled with strawberry champagne mignonette and warm smoked tasso ham butter, paired with Ruinart Rose; followed by Burrata Ravioli with local heirloom tomatoes and fresh herbs, paired with Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rose; Roasted Red Snapper accompanied by farro, green olives, watercress and blood orange, paired with Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Rose and Brioche Crusted Beef Tenderloin with creamed spinach, roasted sunchoke and mushroom jus, paired with Dom Perignon Rose. Dessert is Vanilla Pot de Crème with tropical fruits, a warm beignet, guava sorbet and milk chocolate truffles, paired with Moet & Chandon Imperial Nectar Rose. Reservations are required in advance and can be made by emailing[email protected] or calling (954) 765-3030.
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille, located at the illustrious Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, is offering a four-course Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu with a multitude of dishes for guests to choose from. For $90 per person, choose from hot appetizers such as Oysters – oyster beignet, smoked creamed spinach and chive vinaigrette; Pork Belly – confit pork belly, fried quail egg, house-made apple kimchee and crispy rice noodles; Wild Sea Lobster Bisque – lobster meat, seasoned oyster crackers, saffron oil and sherry crème fraiche; or Blackened Jumbo Prawn – smoked Gouda grits and charred shishito peppers. Cold appetizers include a choice of Buratta – radicchio, mango, lemon vinaigrette, basil oil and micro basil or Steak Tartare – hand-cut filet, soft boiled egg, pickled watermelon rind and asparagus. Entrees for the evening featureRicotta Gnocchi – house-made ricotta gnocchi, acorn squash puree, sage brown butter, charred corn, truffle and tarragon foam; Lamb – herb-crusted lamb loin, charred brocco-flower, celery root puree, pomegranate seeds and black garlic; or Lobster – grilled Maine lobster, creamy white corn polenta, popped corn, cognac and lobster reduction and truffle. Specialty desserts include a choice of Two Hearts Become One – milk chocolate mousse, cherry ganache, white chocolate pearls and bourbon cream cheese and Apple of My Eye – apple cinnamon cake roll, house made marzipan, toasted almond bubble sugar and lychee coulis. Diners also have the option of selecting an additional beverage package ($15) that includes a choice of two cocktails, beer or wine by the glass (excluding super premium). Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille is located at 620 East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, inside the Riverside Hotel. Lunch is served daily 11AM – 3PM; and the full dinner menu is served from5PM – 10PM, Sunday – Thursday and 5PM – 11PM on Friday and Saturday. For reservations, please call (954) 467-2555 or visitwww.wildsealasolas.com.
Indigo, a neighborhood staple located inside the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, is offering a variety of a la carte specials for diners to enjoy on Valentine’s Day. Specials include appetizers such as lobster ravioli ($14) with house made beet pasta, Maine lobster, ricotta, fines herbs and creamy butter sauce; spicy Italian sausage and clam soup ($12) with clam bisque, Little Neck clams, spicy Italian sausage and crispy kale; octopus rings ($13) with pepperoncini, panko, herbs, spicy marinara and parmesan; and Buffalo mozzarella ($14) with roasted petite root vegetables and walnut pesto. Entrees include Surf and Turf ($45) with hand-cut petite filet, giant tiger prawn, grilled asparagus, roasted marble potatoes and béarnaise; pan seared diver scallops ($36) with asparagus risotto, toasted almonds, passion fruit buerre blanc and chervil; and stuffed Italian meatballs ($28) with house-made three cheese stuffed meatballs, scratch-made tagliatelle pasta, crispy pancetta, fried rosemary and salsa rosa. Sweet delights for the evening include Two Hearts Become One ($12) with milk chocolate mousse, cherry ganache, white chocolate pearls and bourbon cream cheese and Apple of My Eye ($12) with apple cinnamon cake roll, house made marzipan, toasted almond bubble sugar and lychee coulis. Indigo is located at 620 East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, inside the Riverside Hotel. For reservations, please call (954) 467-0671 or visit http://www.indigolasolas.com/.