Going out to eat is a time-honored tradition on Valentine’s Day. Luckily, there is no shortage of South Florida restaurants offering special deals to celebrate the holiday. To help readers find the ideal establishment, we’ve gathered some of the area’s best offerings.
TORO Latin Kitchen & Tequila Library
This contemporary culinary destination, located inside Le Méridien Dania Beach, invites romantic couples, hopeful lovers-to-be, and fun family and friends to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend. Chef Richard Sandoval, a global pioneer in contemporary Latin cuisine, offers a Bottomless Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday and Valentine’s Dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday evenings. For only $80 per person, guests can enjoy a succulent three-course Dia de St Valentin menu with a champagne toast.
Address: 1825 Griffin Rd, Dania Beach
This Pan-Asian, Latin-fusion eatery will offer three dinner seating options at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., including a complimentary champagne toast per person and one red rose per couple (to be presented at the end of the meal). Guests can enjoy dishes from the delectable dinner menu, including Korean Steak Chimichurri ($29), Miso Marinated Lamb Chops ($35), seafood offerings such as the Truffle Butter Crunch Roll ($18) and the Sushi for Two ($70).
Website: Casa Sensei
Address: 1200 E Las Olas Blvd. STE 101 Fort Lauderdale
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will feature special holiday menus and entertainment at various restaurants inside Seminole Casino Coconut Creek:
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek’s fine dining steakhouse will provide a Valentine’s Day dinner special on Saturday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 14, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Featured items will include a choice of Manhattan seafood chowder ($18) or baby beet and goat cheese salad ($16) for an appetizer; Japanese Wagyu filet mignon ($24 per ounce), surf and turf for two ($214), Mediterranean prawns ($95) for entree; potato pave with chive crème fraiche and caviar ($18); and a sweet goodbye mirror glazed chocolate cake with strawberry mousse ($19) for dessert.
Address: 5550 NW 40th St, Coconut Creek
1st Street Deli
The property’s authentic New York-style delicatessen will offer a three-course Valentine’s special on Monday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to midnight for $40 per person. The menu will include a choice of roasted tomato bisque or strawberry salad (first course), petite sirloin and lobster cake with Yukon gold whipped potatoes, or bourbon pecan chicken with Yukon gold whipped potatoes (main course) and molten lava cake for dessert.
Address: 5550 NW 40th St, Coconut Creek
Cafe La Trova
Located in the heart of Little Havana, Cafe La Trova offers Cuban-style food. On Monday, Feb. 14, guests can enjoy a three-course, family-style prix fixe menu ($85+ per person) featuring flavorful dishes by James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein and holiday-themed cocktails by one of the world’s most celebrated bartenders, Julio Cabrera, and his team of award-winning mixologists. The evening includes live music, plus a rose for every couple. The Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu consists of a glass of prosecco or a Mojito Criollo per person with Starters like a Foie Gras Crema Catalana, Cuban toast (+$8) or Tuna Crudo, blood oranges, chilies, Spanish olive oil. Main Courses include Branzino with caramelized fennel, whipped cauliflower and lemon-caper brown butter or Filet mignon accompanied by foie gras nage, a potato gratin, and a sweet ending with Mexican Chocolate budino with creme fraiche, amarena cherries or Flan de la flaca.
Address: 971 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130
Forte by Chef Adrianne
Specializing in Italian flavors, Forte by Chef Adrianne’s menu for Valentine’s Day includes The Raw Bar featuring a fresh selection of seafood options daily, including oysters, crudo, carpaccio and The Burrata Bar. At Forte, deserts include a house-made Gelato and Italian favorites such as Tiramisu and Cannoli Cake and the Dark Chocolate Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding. The restaurant also offers its very own wine–the full-bodied “A” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Address: 45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
The Restaurant at the Norton
The Restaurant at the Norton is located inside of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach and is operated by the Constellation Culinary Group. Executive chef Solis and Constellation Culinary Group have crafted an entirely new menu for the occasion. It features a special section inspired by Mexican icon, Frida Kahlo, offering stuffed Chilies y Salmon, a pan-seared salmon filet with Oaxaca cheese-stuffed baby bell peppers, black bean muneta, cilantro crema, and charred scallions. Other options include the Oaxacan Mole Chicken Breast, a combination of buttered baby corn, caramelized pearl onions, king trumpet mushrooms and red mole.
Address: 1450 South Dixie Highway West Palm Beach
Movies on the Drive
The city of Wilton Manors is hosting the Movies on the Drive featuring the screening of Jurassic Park on a 20-foot inflatable movie screen under city lights. The free screening starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11 at Hagen Park. Grab your blankets, chairs, and pillows, and settle in. Concessions will not be available, so guests are encouraged to bring snacks and refreshments.
Address: Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors