606 N. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
GG’s Waterfront is located in Hollywood and offers stunning views of the intracoastal waterway. Arrive by car or boat for your romantic night out and treat your honey to a seafood prix fixe meal. The ambiance is elegant, befitting a Valentine’s Day dinner and outdoor dock seating is available. The meal includes three courses (appetizer, entree and dessert) and a complimentary bottle of champagne is on hand for those popping the question. If the menu is not to your liking, the regular menu is also available so you can eat the famous stone crabs as well.
De Rodriguez Cuba On The Ocean
101 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami is known for its various Cuban restaurants, but De Rodriguez Cuba serves Nuevo Latina fare that is carefully arranged to present an elegant meal that your date will appreciate. It’s located in South Beach and features poolside seating by an electric blue pool. The three-course menu is $70 per person and is prepared by Chef Douglas Rodriguez, ensuring a culinary experience that is unlike any other. Champagne specials are also available for an additional price.
Essensia Restaurant & Lounge
3025 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Essensia Restaurant & Lounge takes romance to the next level. Its prix fixe menu features international samplings from the world’s most romantic cities. You and your spouse can dine at covered tables while viewing the lush green vegetation. Cool blue lighting illuminates the inside while outdoor patio tables transport you to a tropical paradise. Pair that with the four-course seasonally picked menu and you’ve got a romantic, healthy meal.
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2004 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
City Hall is not as fancy as the previous entries, but it does have a catchy twist that makes it special. Its four-course dinner includes wine and dark dining for $75. Dark dining is a technique where patrons eat a prix fixe meal in the dark, only relying on their taste, touch and smell senses to experience their food. This makes for an exciting and inventive Valentine’s Day dinner. The menu features New American cuisine so diners can expect a broad range of culinary delicacies when dining here.
Sawa Restaurant & Lounge
360 San Lorenzo Ave., Suite 1500
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Sawa Restaurant & Lounge patterns itself after the four elements, earth, wind, fire and water, so patrons can expect a fresh meal each time. They can also expect the unexpected with the murder mystery game served alongside their Mediterranean four-course dinner for $75. Team up to guess who the killer is and turn a romantic night into a fun night. Then return on a regular business night to experience the belly dancing show. It’s a Valentine’s Day that you’ll never stop talking about.
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