There’s a lot that comes to mind when thinking about Miami. There’s partying, beaches, perfect weather, and a cultural melting pot of experiences. All those things are reasons you visit and live here, but don’t forget about another vital factor. Because of the above reasons and more, Miami is super romantic! And we’re not talking about cheesy, over-the-top gimmicks with plastic rose petals; we’re talking about real, intimate, romantic experiences – many of which come paired with an even better meal.
Here are some of the most romantic restaurants in Miami. At the very least, you now have a place that’s sure to impress your latest Tinder match.
Café Roval – 5808 NE 4th Court
Visiting Café Roval is sort of like retreating to a Mediterranean oasis for dinner. With the lighting, the significance of the building itself, and the intimate atmosphere, it’s truly perfect if you need dinner to be special. And with Chef Curtis Rhodes in the kitchen, the menu is also admirable. There’s an extensive wine list with more than 80 artisanal wines and a completely new Mediterranean menu featuring fresh, seasonal options.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio – 500 Brickell Key Drive
What’s a list of the most romantic Miami restaurants without one that allows you to see the city itself?! La Mar is acclaimed in the city for many reasons, but perhaps its biggest appeal are the amazing views. Imagine you and your date dressed in your best, enjoying authentic Peruvian dishes and holding hands with the Miami skyline surrounding you. Now that’s a date to remember!
Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill – 3252 NE 1st Avenue
Sugarcane gives you three distinct options when dining there: a menu from an open fire grill, a raw bar and a traditional kitchen, so if your date tends to be on the particular side, this restaurant is both romantic and practical! Sugarcane has earned multiple “bests” awards since its 2010 opening, and the atmosphere is great if your idea of romance is a little more eclectic. Go in the evening and sit underneath the perfectly strung lights and the inviting shrubbery.
Juvia – 1111 Lincoln Road
Juvia sits in the heart of Miami Beach and all its glitz and glamour. It’s the perfect place whether you want to impress your date for Sunday brunch or a Saturday night dinner. With its open dining space overlooking the beach, it truly sets the tone for romance and passion. Plus, everything there is perfectly curated and planned – from the menu to the décor to the specialty drinks like their signature Purple Juvia, which is Belvedere, lemon, blackberries, ginger and mint. Go to Juvia if you want to have a good time and look good while doing it.
Rusty Pelican – 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne
If you’re a native of Miami, you know of the Rusty Pelican. It’s probably that place you save for special celebrations and fancy nights out, but if you’re new to the area, let us give you the (amazing!) basics: the Rusty Pelican has a certain glamorous yet eclectic vibe. The menu is extensive and specially prepared. And best of all, it overlooks the water in the way only a Miami restaurant can. But aside from the décor and the awards, the food is actually really good too. When you go, share the 3 Tiered Seafood Tower with your boo. It’s full of delicious, fresh seafood, and what’s more romantic than sharing a mouth-watering meal?
With those options, you have no choice but to wow your date. Whether you’re looking for the perfect view, the perfect wine paring or the perfect atmosphere, these romantic restaurants will get it done. And if you want to really seal the deal, make a night of it with a suite at our downtown Miami hotel. With lush rooms, scenic views and affordable rates, you can keep the romance going well after you’ve finished dessert.