6 Miami Valentine’s Day Dinners To Book Before They Sell Out
Love is in the air. And so are truffles.
You’re probably either excited or dreading Valentine’s Day. Or, maybe you literally just remembered that it’s coming up horrifyingly fast (February 14, in case you were wondering). Well, allow us to help you find a good last-minute V-Day option. Try one of these five spots we really like, which are all offering something a little special for the occasion. Oh, and bring flowers too. Flowers are never a bad idea.
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If you'd rather stay the hell inside for Valentine's Day—but still want to eat something special—we recommend one of Rosie's take-home Valentine's pasta kits. They're available for two ($160) or four people ($300), in case you have a Valentine's double date planned. The package comes with: smoked salmon dip, broccoli salad, fettuccine bolognese, roasted garlic bread, and lemon panna cotta. Also included is a bottle of wine, tea-light candles, and a table bouquet so you can squint and pretend like you're in a fancy restaurant instead of your living room that kind of smells like your pet turtle.
Orilla Bar & Grill
The South Beach Argentinian steakhouse Orilla is offering a three-course menu for all Valentine's Day seatings after 7pm. And we always like this place for a date, since it’s the kind of dim, stylish spot that makes us feel 37 percent cooler than normal. The menu will include options like tuna tartare, burrata with roasted leeks, filet mignon carpaccio, lamb chops, fettuccine with black truffle, branzino, and more. It’s $125 per person, and you can make a reservation online.
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Luca Osteria doesn't normally open on a Monday, but they're making an exception for Valentine's Day. The excellent Gables Italian restaurant is offering a seven-course prixe fixe menu for $149 per person. There are only a couple tables left, so you might want to book before you even read what's on the menu. We'll give you a second. Back? Cool. You can expect dishes like cacao cured bluefin tuna, black truffle stracciatella, black cocoa pappardelle, cocoa butter-roasted sea scallops, dark chocolate budino, and more.
The wonderful Boia De is offering a five-course Valentine's Day menu, but here's the thing: right now it looks like only single tickets (for a single bar seat, we assume) are still available. But think about what a fun solo Valentine's Day affair that could be. You get to sit at the bar all by yourself eating tortellini in brodo while watching well-dressed couples try desperately to hide their intimacy issues. If we've convinced you, then prepare to spend $110 on the tasting menu. You can always ask Resy to notify you if any tables for two become available before Valentine's Day, too.
If your love language is medium rare beef, then consider making a reservation at Cote to celebrate all things love and romance. We should say that this is nearly sold out (we found a couple open tables at the time of this writing). But if you manage to find a table, you can prepare to drop over $200 per person for Cote's special T.L.C. (which stands for Tenderloin Loving Care) menu. It'll include dishes like oysters, tuna and caviar tartare, steak and eggs, and more dishes we're pretty sure are going to be incredible and lavish. Another good thing about Cote's V-Day specials is they're offering them Saturday the 12th through Monday the 14th, so you don't have to leave the house on a Monday if you’re still hungover from the Super Bowl.
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Tropezón is a new South Beach gin and tapas bar we're quite fond of, and it's great for a slightly more energetic Valentine's Day involving multiple cocktails. They'll have some new dishes on the menu for Monday, February 14, like oysters with a chorizo coconut foam along with their usual tapas like the pan con tomate on turmeric sourdough. But they’ll also have all the great drinking options that make us love this place, so come thirsty.