Still haven’t decided where to take your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Don’t sweat it; we’ve put together a list of some remarkably romantic restaurants to visit for a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner in South Florida. These picks are known for their fantastic fare, delightful décor, and amazingly romantic ambiance; but most importantly, all ideal for a dinner date. Just be sure to call ahead for reservations since they’re sure to be full of other loveable couples celebrating that night.
Hakkasan in Miami Beach- The Fontainbleau has really made a comeback, especially in the restaurant scene. Hakkasan at the Fontainbleau is no exception. Voted Best Ambiance by Open Table and recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award, Hakkasan is the quintessential romantic Asian restaurant to check out. Its chic modern décor is sure to impress you. Why not share a Dim Sum Platter with your sweetie as a starter? Don’t forget to end the night with one of their delectable desserts, such as the White Chocolate Mousse with Passionfruit Sorbet. 801 Arthur Godfrey Rd, Miami Beach. 877-326-7412
Casa Tua in Miami Beach- If outdoor seating is on your list of demands for your Valentine’s Day restaurant of choice; Casa Tua is just the spot. They’re beautifully adorned outdoor tables are complemented by hanging lanterns in their tall and luscious trees. Sounds like an ideal dinner spot to me! Their vast menu offers many authentic Italian dishes, all in their respective order: Antipasti, Primi Piatti, Secondi Piatti, and Dolci. So if your lover loves Italian food, head to Casa Tua. 1700 James Ave, Miami Beach. 305-673-1010
Mario’s in Coconut Creek- If you’re a little farther North, but still want the Miami Beach feel, Mario’s in Coconut Creek is exactly what you’re looking for. Named after the Chef himself, Mario’s is an Italian gem in Broward County. Their indoor seating is breathtaking and only a complement to their first-class cuisine. Outdoor seating with Valentine’s Day décor is also available and sure to please any date. 6370 N. State Road 7, Coconut Creek. 954-420-3100.
Casablanca Café in Fort Lauderdale- With Casablanca being most of the world’s favorite romantic movie, it’s no wonder the Casablanca Café was voted Fort Lauderdale’s most romantic restaurant. With its soft Mediterranean lighting, Casablanca Café is THE place for an amorous dinner overlooking the ocean. Not only does it offer Mediterranean food, but its fare also includes some local favorites like the Sautéed Florida Red Snapper and their Fresh Florida Stone Crab Claws. If you want to sweep your mate off their feet like Humphrey Bogart did, choosing Casablanca Café is not a bad start. 3049 Alhambra Street, Fort Lauderdale. 954-764-3500.
Red’s Steakhouse in Miami Beach- In the mood for a steak dinner on V-Day? Red’s Steakhouse on Washington Avenue is just the place. With their stylish and modern industrial furnishings, Red’s is not only a pretty place to dine but its menu is phenomenal. Their menu includes all Certified Angus Beef Prime chops, veal, rack of lamb, chicken, pasta, and seafood. Not to mention, their wine list of roughly 700 selected wines. Warning: you might have a hard time selecting from all of their amazing choices. 119 Washington Ave, Miami Beach. 305-534-3688.
Romeo’s Café in Coral Gables- “Oh Romeo, Romeo! Where for art thou Romeo?” He’s actually on Coral Way- well, at least the café is. How can you write about romantic spots to take a date and not include Romeo’s Café in Coral Gables? It’s definitely a romantic and intimate dining experience, considering the café only sits a maximum of 28 guests at a time. They offer a three-course for lunch or a six-course prix fixe menu priced at $45 and $90 respectively. But definitely program this dinner into your schedule, since the dinner experience can take up to 2 ½ hours. That should be plenty of time to get to know your new date or spend some much needed quality time with your love. 2257 SW 22nd Street (Coral Way), Coral Gables. 305-859-2228