Love Bites

From picnic-style to moveable feasts, here’s where you can feed your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. All dinner specials are on Thursday, Feb. 14 and prices do not include beverages, tip or taxes unless otherwise noted.


Acqua at Four Seasons Hotel Miami: Four-course set menu with his and hers selections on Valentine’s Day; $75 per person with optional wine pairings at $50 per person. The Hotel will also offer its popular chocolate tapas bar on Valentine’s Day offering gourmet selections such as dark chocolate orange terrine with mini macaroon,chocolate and caramelized banana tart with bourbon vanilla sauce, chocolate fountains and chocolate-covered rice krispie treats; $21 per person; 9 pm to midnight; 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami. 305-381-3190.

Andu: Five-course meal with shellfish escabeche, Greek salad, gnocchi, lamb-loin and Valrhona liquid chocolate cake; 5:30 p.m.; 141 SW Seventh St., Miami. $80 per person. 786-871-7005.

Azul’s Sexy, Four-Course Valentine: A choice of three options for each course, including variations of oyster and caviar, conch bisque, black truffle risotto, Maine lobster and grilled beef sirloin; 6:30 p.m.; Azul at the Mandarin Oriental 500 Brickell Key Dr., Brickell Key; $150 per person. 305-913-8358 or

B.E.D. Miami: Three-course tapas menu features lamb chops, lobster ravioli, flan and a bottle of Moët & Chandon Rosé champagne. 929 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; $300 per couple. 305-532-9070.

The Bar at Lvl 25 at the Atrio: Dine at the bar and enjoy oysters, jumbo shrimp and champagne cocktails; 6 p.m.; Atrio at the Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Ave., 25th floor, Brickell; $90 per person. 305-503-6529.

Biltmore Hotel Valentine’s Celebration Champagne Gala Dinner: Eric Hemer, sommelier, showcases the rosi champagnes of Laurent-Perrier, Gosset, Henriot, Veuve Clicquot, Nicolas Feuillatte and Moet & Chandon paired with dinner; 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12; 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; $225, $150 for the Cellar Club and Premier members. 305-913-3203.

The Blue Door at the Delano Hotel: Four-course dinner features baked champagne oysters, basil-poached Maine lobster, beef tenderloin and a trilogy of desserts. Regular menu also available; 7 to 11:30 p.m.; 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $75 per person. 305-674-6400.

Bonefish Grill-Coral Gables: A la carte menu is available and each table receives a gift; 5 p.m. to midnight; 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. 305-460-1888 or

Bourbon Steak: Includes caviar and smoked salmon parfait, oysters, miso-glazed black cod and chocolate molten cake; 5:30 to 11 p.m.; 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura; $295 per couple. 786-279-6600.

Cafe Sambal Candlelit Dinner: Three-course meal with stone crab and soft shell crab salad, caviar, roasted veal loin with Maine lobster and frozen chocolate and coconut ice cream bombe; 6-11 p.m.; Cafe Sambal at the Mandarin Oriental 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami; $75 per person. 305-913-8358 or

Caramelo: Chef Willy presents a Valentine’s Day menu that includes lump crab cake over avocado salad or Arugula and Watercress salad as an appetizer, a main course of either fresh grouper or veal chop, and dessert of chocolate heart-shaped Tartufo with mixed berries or homemade Tiramisu. 264 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables; $100 per couple (tax and gratuity not included). 305-445-8783.

Chart House Restaurant: Special Valentine’s Day menu includes filet mignon and sea bass; 5 p.m.-midnight; 3371 Pan American Dr., Miami; $72.50 per person. 305-856-9741.

Chef Allen’s: The four-course menu includes caviar, wild mushroom ravioli, yellow fin tuna tartare and dark and white chocolate mousses, vanilla rose anglaise and macadamia chocolate cake; 6 p.m.; Chef Allen’s, 19088 NE 29th Ave., Aventura; $75. 305-935-2900.

Cioppino at the Ritz-Carlton: A four-course menu that includes lobster and fava bean salad with ûproseco vinaigrette, egg ravioli with truffle sauce, veal and Napoleon; 6-10:30 p.m.; Cioppino at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne; $150 per person. 305-365-4186.

Crab House Seafood: The a la carte menu is available; 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Crabhouse, 1551 79th St. Causeway, Miami; menu items start at $5.95. 305-868-7085 or

Diego’s: The fixed-price menu features clam chowder, prawns with sauce, roast beef and baked apple; Diego, 65 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables; $49.95. 305-448-2498 or

Dogma Grill: Wine is added to the list of beverages and sparkling wine will be included with each combo ordered; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Dogma Grill-Biscayne,

7030 Biscayne Blvd., Biscayne Corridor; combos start at $6.95.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse: Sharing menu with two dinner choices and dessert options paired with wine. Dishes include a 40-ounce Porterhouse, puff pastry filled with lobster and a dark chocolate Frangelico fondue; 5-10 p.m. Valentine’s Day, continues 5-11 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and 5-10 p.m. Feb. 17; 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; $98 for dinner and dessert option is $9.50. 305-569-7995.

The Forge: Chef Andrew Swersky’s menu includes foie gras and sauteed diver sea scallops, sundried huckleberries, port wine, potato gallette, filet mignon and South African lobster tail, crispy homemade sugarcoated fillo layered with zabaglione, whipped cream and fresh raspberries, three layers high, gliding on a raspberry Grand Marnier Marsala sauce. 432 41st Street, Miami Beach. $121 per person (tax and gratuity not included). 305-538-8533.

Gourmet Creations: Chef-owners Jorge Montes and Andres Alarcon will create dinners for two that include a bottle of champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries, house-made mozzarella caprese, New York strip steak with truffled sweet potatoes, French beans and shrimp scampi and a tiramisu. Orders must be placed by Feb. 12 and can be picked up 4-8 p.m. Feb. 14-16; 9529 SW 72nd St., South Miami; $75 for entire meal. 305-598-3240.

La Palma Ristorante: Valentine Dinner special is a la carte and features favorites from the regular menu; 6 p.m. Feb. 14; menu prices start at $5.95; 116 Alhambra Cir., Coral Gables. 305-445-8777.

Lobster House: A la carte menu available and includes lobster tails, stone crab, and New York sirloin steak. The early bird special is 2-4 p.m. and features salmon fillet, seafood pasta or baby back ribs for $10.95; noon-11 p.m.; Lobster House, 3527 N. Pine Island Rd., Davie; menu prices start at $12.95. 954-748-6080.

Lvl 25 at Atrio: The four-course meal features white asparagus gazpacho, warm brie and black mission fig tartlette and petite filet mignon and chocolate mousse with raspberries; 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Atrio at the Conrad Miami 1395 Brickell Ave., 25th floor, Brickell; $100 (includes a champagne toast). 305-503-6529.

Mandarin Oriental’s Romantic Evening on the Beach: Guests can enjoy a decadent Valentine’s menu with a bottle of chilled champagne on a VIP beach bed at the hotel’s private beach overlooking Biscayne Bay. The menu includes sushi, stone crab claws, caviar, Maine lobster, sea scallops and chocolate fondue with Godiva Liqueur; 7:30 p.m.; Mandarin Oriental Hotel 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami; $1,000 per couple VIP beds. 305-913-8358 or

Miami Seaquarium Dine with the Dolphins: Couples can enjoy a candlelight dinner under the stars, overlooking the Dolphin Harbor. Also includes two Dolphin Odyssey gift certificates, where couples can swim with the dolphins, and one day’s admission to the park; 8 to 10 p.m.; Miami Seaquarium 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy. Key Biscayne, Miami; $395 plus tax per couple. 305-365-2501 or

North One 10: Four-course menu includes oysters, smoked salmon and heart of palm salad, filet mignon and berry chocolate chip shortcake; 5:30 p.m.; 11052 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami; $89 paired with wine, $69 per person. 305-893-4211.

Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe: An a la carte menu that includes fried calamari and zucchini straws, shrimp scampi, lobster ravioli, lobster tail and rack of lamb; 5 to 11 p.m.; 15 SE 10th St., Miami. Entrees are $19.95-$37.95. 305-374-9449.

Restaurant at The Setai: Offers a five-course tasting menu including pacific oysters, tuna tartar, Peking duck, Burmese lobster bisque, short ribs and a passion fruit souffle; 7 to 11 p.m.; 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $125 for dinner, optional $55 for wine pairings. 305-520-6000 or

Rusty Pelican: Buffet that includes salads, roasted prime rib, ham, sushi, cheeses and a chocolate fountain; 6 p.m.-midnight; Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway; Key Biscayne; $80 per person. 305-361-3818.

Sagamore Hotel: Romance Menu at Social at The Sagamore includes Pacific Coast oysters and tuna sashimi, beef tenderloin, butter-poached Caribbean rock lobster tail, chocolate fondue and strawberry cheesecake beignets; 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.; 1671 Collins Ave., South Beach; $75 plus tax and gratuity. 305-535-8088.

Soyka’s: All ladies will receive a “special gift from Soyka” and entertainment will be provided by singer Kimona and pianist. Regular menu at regular prices with the following specials. Appetizers of Maine lobster cakes with mixed greens with a lime chipolte tarter sauce or beef tartar with black truffles; Entrees of Key West spiney lobster tail with beef tenderloin with a red beet reduction sauce or wood roasted duck breast or Macadamian crusted black grouper; Desert includes chocolate soufflé or Dulce de Leche with fresh strawberries, shaved semi sweet chocolate and fresh whip cream. 5582 NE 4th Court, Miami. 305-759-3117.

Sushisamba Dromo’s Samba Sensual Valentine’s: Assortment of aphrodisiac-infused treats, including a special four-course omakase; 7 p.m.; 600 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; $55 per person. 305-673-5337 or

Texas de Brazil Churrascaria: The regular fixed-price menu is available and includes filet mignon, Parmesan pork loin, chicken breast and roasted leg of lamb; 5:30 to 10:15 p.m.; 300 Alton Rd., South Beach. Also at Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12th St., Doral. 305-599-7729. $44.99 per person. 305-695-7702 or

Vinnie’s: Meal includes salad with homemade vinaigrette, New York steak strip, lobster tail with potatoes and vanilla truffle ice scream. Also features musical performance by Skip Oldham; seatings are at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Vinnie’s 4599 S. University Dr., Davie; $100 per couple. 954-727-0035.

Wish: Features chanterelles over pine-nut risotto, slow cooked 12-ounce filet mignon with basil-baked Florida lobster tail and cinnamon bread pudding cheesecake; 6 to 11 p.m.; 801 Collins Ave., South Beach; $250, includes bottle of champagne, $180 per couple. 305-674-9474.


Chima Brazilian Steakhouse Valentine’s Day: The Sweetheart Package includes rodizio, salad bar, glass of house champagne and any dessert from the menu. Also includes a keepsake photo of diners on a Chima frame; 5:30 p.m.; 2400 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; $85 per person. 954-712-0580 or

Council Oaks: The fixed price menu includes lobster bisque, filet mignon and stuffed lobster and a chocolate heart candy; 4-11 p.m.; Council Oaks at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; $75 per person. 954-327-7501.

Garden Cafe at Jimmie’s Wine Dinner: Meal features a wine pairing with dishes such as shrimp ceviche, a sirloin strip salad, braised pork and filet mignon; 7:30 p.m.; 148 N. Federal Hwy., Dania Beach; $119 per person includes tax and gratuity. 954-921-0688.

Grapevine Bistro: Special holiday menu includes an endive salad, stone crabs, braised short ribs, Maine lobster tail and molten chocolate cake. Also features a Takeout for Two menu, which includes artichoke bruschetta, Caesar salad, skirt steak, Floribbean mahi, maine lobster tail, butternut squash ravioli and a personalized “sweetheart cake.” dinner seating is 6-10 p.m.; $29-$39 for dinner, $79.95 per couple for takeout special; 256 S. University Dr., Plantation. 954-475-1357 or go to

Himmarshee Bar & Grille: Three-course meal offers oysters, mussels, a goat cheese salad, diver sea scallops, sea bass, pork chops and honey-glazed duck. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.; 210 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; $99 per couple. 954-524-1818.

Le Bistro: Dinner features crab cake, filet mignon and jumbo shrimp, asparagus, roasted garlic potato cake and a chocolate parfait; 7 p.m. through Feb. 17; Le Bistro Restaurant, 4626 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point; $50 per person. 954-946-9240.

Lola’s on Harrison: A goat cheese salad, salmon tartar, ricotta gnocchi, mahi mahi and Coca-Cola barbecue sauce and Key lime pie; 6 p.m.,; 2032 Harrison St., Hollywood; $50 person. 954-927-9851 or

North Ocean Grill: Three-course meal offers lobster bisque, raspberry salmon filet, grouper, New Zealand rack of lamb, Porterhouse steak, creme brulee and chocolate cake: 5 p.m. dinner seating; 2000 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; $35-$49 per person. 954-556-7667.

Serafina Waterfront Bistro: Three-course limited menu includes a seafood salad, imported cheeses, Chilean sea bass, ravioli stuffed with lobster, surf n’ turf, profiteroles and pistachio Italian ice cream: seatings at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; 926 NE 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; $48-$64. 954-463-2566 or

Tavern n Town: The three-course meal includes lobster bisque, fillet of Key West yellowtail and vanilla panna cotta; 5:30 p.m.; 3841 N. Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West; $75 per person. 305-296-3676.