Surprise Your Special Someone On Date Night At Miami's 10 Best Romantic Restaurants

It's not hard to fall in love in and with Miami. The city is rich in romance, with cool ocean breezes, soft sands, and incandescent sunsets that at some point or other reflect every color of the rainbow. It also has gorgeous skylines, enchanting rooftops, and of course, a number of restaurants that exude magic from form to flavor.

Some of Miami's most romantic dining options feature a more relaxed ambiance, with bright decor and often brilliant views of sea and sky.

Take for example Juvia, the classy but certainly not stuffy rooftop restaurant on South Beach. It's the sort of place that remains affordable while still feeling a touch luxurious, and offers the added benefit of additional date activities within walking distance (like a movie or people watching along Lincoln Road).

Or for more elegant nights, there are places that will go the whole nine yards for you and your date. Places like La Mar and Azul, both located inside the Mandarin Oriental hotel, feature phenomenal cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and views that will surely impress even the most doubting of dates.

Whatever the case, you'll find our list of restaurants will keep you and your lover enamoured all night long.

Casa Tua

Located in an Italian-style villa, this restaurant's distinguishable only by an open gate and diners seated at elegant outdoor tables. You won't find any signage outside and you might think you're walking into some millionaire's home on South...  Read More

If you're seeking to eat out somewhere a bit out of the ordinary, consider a trip to the illustrious Villa Azur. This Mid-beach restaurant offers French Mediterranean fare with obvious, within the confines of an elegant dining room and lounge...  Read More

Miami is replete with waterfront dining options, but these can often be a bit out of price range. For a more affordable option that still delivers a romantic ambiance and delectable cuisine, we recommend Crazy About You. This Brickell-based...  Read More

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Rouge is something of a hidden gem, nestled deep inside a shopping plaza and completely unassuming until you step inside. Located on Normandy Isle, this lovely bistro blend Moroccan and French flavors for a limited but certainly varied menu....  Read More

Nestled inside the exclusive Soho Beach House's courtyard, Cecconi's is a posh noshery serving delectable Italian fare. Wooden and marble-top tables are surrounded by cozy seating on the inside, and on the outside, twinkle lights wrap around...  Read More

Those seeking a refreshing change to the usual SoBe restaurants should look up, way up, at the rooftop gem known as Juvia. Flaunting French, Japanese, and Peruvian inspired dishes, this eclectic eatery boasts nothing but the freshest ingredients...  Read More

Open since 2014 at the Mandarin Oriental, La Mar by Gaston Acurio has quickly solidified itself as one of the premiere restaurants in Miami for perfectly prepared Peruvian and fusion cuisine. This Brickell-based establishment embraces an...  Read More

This restaurant is known for having the area's best breakfast (two kinds of bacon, endless frittata and omelet combinations, plentry of fresh fruit, straight from the oven pastries, Belgian waffles, and four different types of pancakes are just...  Read More

Matador Room made its debut on the Miami Beach food scene toward the end of 2014, just shortly after the Edition Hotel opened. Run by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, you'll find a Latin-inspired menu, with flavors mainly hailing...  Read More

The Forge

For American cuisine with a creative French twist, try the elegant Forge. Renovated in 2009 in honor of its 40th anniversary, the space is chock-full of eye-catching antiques and an eclectic mix of upholstered and metal furniture. The...  Read More


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