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12 Romantic Miami Restaurants That Set The Mood

It’s easy to fall in love with the city of Miami, but once you fall in love in Miami it’s often tough to figure out where to take your special someone when it’s time to impress them with dinner. Of course the menu matters — and fortunately in the 305 there’s no shortage of incredible chefs and bartenders with great restaurants — but when it comes to date night it’s all about the atmosphere and the setting you’re surrounding yourself with.

Whether you’re looking for something that’s cozy, quiet, and intimate or you want that “see and be seen” sexy vibe where your love is on display for all to see, there’s something for every couple hunting for a date night hotspot in this tropical paradise.

From South Beach to Coral Gables, here are 12 restaurants in the Magic City that are perfect for any romantic occasion.

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Amber Love Bond
12 Restaurants
Updated January 20, 2022
Restaurants:Komodo, Drunken Dragon, Luca Osteria
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary Asian, Asian, Italian
Neighborhoods:Brickell, South Beach, Coral Gables
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Komodo

$$$$
Contemporary Asian
Brickell
4.7
3167 reviews

An ultra-stylish Asian lounge and restaurant owned by nightlife king David Grutman, Komodo is the ultimate fancy date night spot in Brickell. The restaurant exudes a red aura that just makes everything seem sleek and sexy. Order the Peking duck that can be seen on display as you enter or opt for other fan favorites such as the lobster dynamite or the truffled honey salmon. When the night starts to slow down, get the baked Alaska to set the mood on fire.


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Drunken Dragon

$$$$
Asian
South Beach
4.6
1158 reviews

Set the mood right away at Drunken Dragon, where the decor boasts a collection of Japanese bondage ropes and steamy artwork. Sip tiki cocktails and taste flavors from all over Asia while enjoying a romantic night on South Beach. Start with popcorn and crispy bok choy before moving on to larger plates such as the ribeye, pork belly, and stone pot rice with mixed vegetables, egg yolk, kimchi, and gochujang.


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Luca Osteria

$$$$
Italian
Coral Gables
4.9
634 reviews

Owned by Miami’s first Chopped champion, Giorgio Rapicavoli, this restaurant is inspired by his childhood in Italy and his family’s recipes. Standout dishes include the patate fritte made with black truffle, parmigiano fonduta, and egg yolk; bucatini all’amatriciana; and the lamb chops. The food is complemented by a selection of natural wines and a thoughtful cocktail menu filled with Italian classics such as the americano and negroni.


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Estiatorio Milos – Miami

$$$$
Seafood
South Beach
4.7
3485 reviews

Take a trip to Greece without leaving the states at Estiatorio Milos. Known for its incredibly fresh fish and seafood, as well as its elegant dining experience, this spot is perfect for a date night on the town. For an interactive part of the meal, select one of the signature fish out of the market display and have it prepared to your liking. Make sure to save room for dessert as the baklava is a favorite.


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MILA

$$$$
Japanese
South Beach
4.6
2694 reviews

Coined as a MediterrAsian restaurant, Mila is one of those spots where the romance is on full display, as diners tend to dress for the occasion. Dishes are served izakaya style and come from the kitchen as they’re ready. It’s one of those spots where sharing is the name of the game and each bite gets better than the next. Popular dishes include the seafood tower, short rib, and King crab escabeche. Treat your date to a fabulous brunch where the dishes never end and the beverages are bottomless.


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Matador Room - The Miami Beach EDITION

$$$$
Latin American
South Beach
4.6
2010 reviews

Wow your date at celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Latin restaurant located at the Edition Hotel on Miami Beach. The dark restaurant features a sunken oval dining room reminiscent of a 1950s supper club with dishes such as crunchy calamari, arroz con pollo, and glazed short rib tacos. Don’t end the date with dinner — head downstairs for ice skating, bowling, and even dancing, if that tickles your fancy.


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Mignonette Downtown

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown Miami
4.7
1910 reviews

Mignonette is the spot for the longtime couple looking for a seafood feast or an early-in-the-game stop to impress with your restaurant knowledge. A beloved oyster bar in downtown Miami from chef Daniel Serfer and Ryan Roman, Mignonette features fresh (aka flown in daily) oysters, seafood, veggies, and some meats. While oysters basically own the menu, there’s something special about the lobster roll that makes it a can’t-miss dish. Other highlights include the daily catch and blue house salmon served with andouille sausage, sweet potato hash, and aji amarillo sauce.


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Uchi Miami

$$$$
Sushi
Wynwood
4.8
1201 reviews

A James Beard Award-winning restaurant originally from Austin is where you’ll want to go when aiming to spend a romantic evening in Wynwood. This isn’t your average sushi spot, as each bite is prepared to precision by the chefs, leaving no need for anything to be added. With easy-to-share small plates and by-the piece-sashimi, it’s the ideal menu for the couple who wants to try a little bit of everything. Opt for the chef’s tasting or give your server a few ideas and let them customize an order for you.


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Lido Restaurant and Champagne Bar at The Surf Club

$$$$
Mediterranean
Surfside
4.7
327 reviews

Located in Surfside, one of Miami’s most affluent neighborhoods, you’ll find one of the most lovely restaurants in the 305. Though the restaurant’s bar also acts as the lobby bar at the Four Seasons, it’s one of the more romantic places you can take a date. With carefully curated cocktails and the city’s longest Champagne list, grabbing a drink before dinner is a must. Once seated, the coastal Italian menu filled with seafood and pasta will make for a memorable evening.


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Byblos Miami

$$$$
Mediterranean
South Beach
4.6
2954 reviews

Dive into romance at this dimly lit Mediterranean restaurant as you cozy up to your date on one of the velvet banquettes. Dishes here are meant for sharing with popular options including the lamb ribs and the black truffle pide. If you’re looking for a calm, quiet evening, opt for weeknights or early on the weekends — if you’re looking for something with a bit of a vibe, there’s a DJ late night on the weekends.


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El Cielo - Miami

$$$$
Latin / Spanish
Brickell
4.6
705 reviews

An award-winning, high-end Colombian restaurant is inspired by chef Juan Manuel Barrientos’s roots, and every bite is meant to consume all five senses. Prepared using molecular gastronomy, this menu (go for the chef’s tasting) will have you and your date staring in wonderment, playing with your food, and licking your fingers all without even leaving the table. The experience is intimate and flavorful, and the coursed-out meal can last up to three hours.


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Gianni's at the Former Versace Mansion

$$$$
Italian
South Beach
4.5
8918 reviews

Opt for Italian Mediterranean at Villa Casa Casuarina, formerly the Versace Mansion’s restaurant, Gianni’s. One of the more popular dining destinations on Ocean Drive, this spot oozes opulence as it’s located alongside Versace’s very famous mosaic pool lined with gold. Menu highlights include the lobster spaghetti, octopus carpaccio, and mushroom risotto. There’s also a solid wine list that the knowledgeable staff can help guide you through in order to pick just the right wine for the evening.


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