Fall in Love with These Amazing South Florida Restaurants

Feb 3, 2022

Book a table at one of these spots for an incredible night out.

Whether you are making Valentine’s plans or just want to plan a memorable night out, you’ll no doubt find the perfect go-to in South Florida. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite date night spots in the South Florida towns — perfect ways to end a day of town tours.

Casa Tua (Miami Beach)

Casa Tua is a sought-after Northern Italian bistro set in a lush, backyard oasis. Seats in Casa Tua’s elegant dining room are also available, but we recommend booking a table outside under the palm trees and fairy lights.

Start your meal with a seasonal craft cocktail like the Ginger Passion Martini before moving on to the main course. And don’t overlook the Dolci menu with tempting offerings like the Chef’s Daily Cheese Selection and Tiramisu Casa Tua.

Il Gabbiano or Novikov (Brickell)

For a special occasion in Brickell, check out Il Gabbiano for Italian or Novikov for Asian-fusion.

Il Gabbiano is a waterfront white-tablecloth bistro with a refined Italian menu and an impressive wine list. From classics to innovative twists on traditional dishes, you’ll find it all here — plus incredible desserts (if you can manage to save room).

Also in Brickell, Novikov is a hip Asian-fusion spot with terrace dining and an extensive menu of dim sum, sushi, and elevated entrees like Peking Duck and Wagyu Ribeye. Again, expect tons of unique approaches to classic favorites, plus plenty of house specialties and dishes you won’t find anywhere else.

Peacock Garden (Coconut Grove)

Peacock Garden is a beloved local hotspot known for its lush outdoor dining area, set under a canopy of leafy trees. This hip spot was opened by Miami-based restauranter Lalo Durazo (city-dwellers are likely familiar with his Miami taco outpost, Bakan).

Once you’re seated in your wicker chair at Peacock Garden, relax with a glass of their house-made Basil Sangria as you peruse the seafood and raw bar menu.

Fratellino (Coral Gables)

Fratellino is the go-to date night spot in Coral Gables. This intimate Italian serves a menu of homemade pasta, salads and chicken dishes which you can enjoy inside or outside. This incredible eatery was recently recognized as one of the best Italian restaurants in the state — one bite and you’ll see why.

Bourbon Steak at the JW Marriott Turnberry (Aventura)

Bourbon Steak is an exceptional dining destination known for its butter-poached steaks and duck fat fries. The menu was created by James Beard award-winning chef and restaurateur Michael Mina.

If you’re just starting the night with drinks, find a spot at the sleek bar and ask the expert bartender for a signature cocktail. For Valentine’s Day, they’ll be offering a prix fixe 3-course meal complete with dessert duos.

3030 Ocean Restaurant (Fort Lauderdale)

Plan a candle-lit night out at 3030 Ocean Restaurant. With tables right on the waterfront, this is an amazing spot to take in the scenic views while sipping a glass of wine or craft cocktail. For dinner, you’ll be treated to a meal of elevated American cuisine, including fresh local seafood and farm-fresh shareable plates.

Ireland’s Steakhouse (Weston)

Ireland’s Steakhouse is an AAA Four Diamond award-winning fine dining spot at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa. Book a table and sample one of the chef’s specialties. You can’t go wrong with a stuffed lobster tail, crisp yellowtail snapper, or truffle mac ‘n cheese. The restaurant’s cellar holds over 1,200 bottles, so ask your server for a wine pairing suggestion.

Vienna Wine Bar (Davie)

Vienna Wine Bar serves European fare alongside an impressive wine list. The menu includes fresh seafood, steaks, and a selection of tempting desserts. For Valentine’s Day, book a Champagne Dinner Package for even more incredible options — but be sure to reserve early, as these spots fill up fast.

Deja Blue (Parkland)

Book a spot on the waterfront terrace for a breezy al fresco meal. Enjoy the views as you order a few Mediterranean tapas. When you’re ready to move on to the main course, there’s branzino, lamb chops, and lobster paella just to name a few. Happy hour is offered Tuesday through Sunday, and their cocktail selection and wine list are massive.

Six Tables Restaurant (Boca Raton)

This intimate French bistro is a tough reservation to come by — but plan ahead if you’re heading to Boca and you’ll be able to snag a spot in this six-table eatery. If you can book during its single-seating, you’ll be treated to a Chef’s Prix-Fixe Multi-Course meal which can be paired with the chef’s wine selection. If you prefer, bring your own bottle for a small corkage fee.

Sundy House (Delray Beach)

Consider this historic inn for a staycation or, even, a fun night out. Either way, the restaurant is an unforgettable place for a romantic dinner.

The indoor dining rooms are beautiful but the outdoor seating area is really the place to be. Wander through a botanic garden to reach your cozy table, then order a craft cocktail and fresh seafood appetizer before deciding on your meal.

La Sirena (West Palm Beach)

La Sirena is an iconic West Palm Beach staple that’s been serving world-class Italian cuisine since 1986. Here, expect first-class service in a stunning environment. The menu includes refined comfort food, like Fettuccine Della Casa Ravioli Caprese. La Sirena’s wine program includes 1,600 bottles and has received the Grand Award from the Wine Spectator five times.

Cafe Des Artistes (Jupiter)

Let yourself be transported to France via this amazing coastal town. Cafe Des Artistes is a quaint bistro that offers European-style sidewalk seating and a menu of luxurious French classics. Take in the sunset over the Jupiter Yacht Club Marina while you enjoy a glass of French wine.

Baleen at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort (Naples)

For oceanfront sunset dining in Naples, book a table at the award-winning Baleen. This eatery focuses on gourmet coastal cuisine which can be enjoyed al fresco on the terrace or in the sleek dining room. If you’re looking for something even more romantic, book a private beachfront table just for you and your date.

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