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Miami Locals Share their Favorite Date Night Restaurants

There is something truly magical about a romantic, candlelit dinner in Miami. Whether it's the city lights illuminating the palms swaying in the breeze, the tranquil bay views, or the general ambiance that, with the right restaurant, can be both festive and intimate.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we asked Brown Harris Stevens’ favorite real estate power couples to share their most romantic go-to venues in Miami. Their suggestions, which also include a few choice hotels for your stay, offer something for everyone.

Sonia Toth and Keith Marks (The Keith and Sonia Team)

With an array of diverse and eclectic picks, Sonia and Keith's recommendations comprise a great sampling of some of Miami's best-kept dining secrets.

Laggniappe House

This casual, local establishment offers live music, wines, and a vast outdoor seating area. Pick your favorite meats and cheeses in the lobby while enjoying local Jazz talent. Employees will then take your selections and artfully assemble them into the charcuterie spread of your dreams, complete with preserves and sliced baguettes.

Boia De

An intimate, chef-driven restaurant that specializes in modern American cuisine with a strong Italian influence, and a focus on natural, organic wine.


Celebrating the culture and cuisine from Greece and Turkey, this Wynwood restaurant believes that meals taste better when shared with those we love. Using recipes that embody simple, honest cooking with loud colors and big, bold flavors, this hotspot is a must-try for Valentine's Day.

Looking for a romantic staycation? Check out the Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club. This world-renowned oceanfront destination brings a new era of glamour elevated with rich Italian dining, and a world-class spa.

David Veit and Kristina Gugunava

Both longtime residents with strong community ties, David and Kristy's picks include some of Miami's newest hot spots, as well as beloved local standbys.

Dirty French

Infused with French and North African flavors that hit all the right notes, you have to try the prime rib, duck a l’orange, and the Cote de Porc. Be sure to save room for dessert– the chocolate souffle is a must.

Mary Gold’s

Cultured and well-traveled, while remaining true to its roots, MaryGold’s is located in the "new Wynwood".

Award-winning Chef Brad Kilgore’s Florida brasserie menu reflects refined, yet approachable dishes that are creatively conceptualized, and classically executed.

Houston’s North Miami Beach

Tucked away just off bustling Biscayne Boulevard, this restaurant features an intimate patio surrounded by swaying palms– the perfect setting for great American fare prepared from scratch.

Call me Gaby

A neighborhood hotspot for romantic al fresco dining, garden appetizers, family dinners and everything in between, Call Me Gaby is casual elegance, and delicious food in the heart of South Beach.

Forte Dei Marmi

Organic, local, and genuine, Forte Dei Marmi offers traditional, sophisticated Italian cuisine using the highest quality produce, farm-raised prime meats, and wild-caught seafood.

Oscar Salas and Fatima Hendges

Offering both fine cuisine and views, Oscar and Fatima's picks offer the perfect balance of refinement and mass appeal.

Any one of these restaurants are sure to impress your partner on Valentine's Day.

La Mar

Looking for a waterfront dinner overlooking Miami’s incredible sunsets? Check out La Mar, within the Mandarin Oriental. Featuring the acclaimed cuisine of chef Gastón Acurio, La Mar integrates the authentic and diverse flavors of Peruvian gastronomy, with an atmospheric setting overlooking Biscayne Bay, and the Miami skyline.

Fiola Miami

If a quiet, romantic dinner is more what you had in mind, check out Fiola Miami, recognized as one of the best Italian restaurants in Miami with amazing food, impeccable service, vibrant ambiance, and great selection of wines!

Key Biscayne | Crandon Park

A romantic picnic at the Key Biscayne Lighthouse beach is always a special treat, particularly during the week to avoid crowds.

Looking for a getaway that is not too far from Miami? A weekend at the Breakers Palm Beach, the original home of "R & R", is the ultimate staycation.

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