Still haven’t decided where to take your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Don’t sweat it; we’ve put together a list of some remarkably romantic restaurants to visit for a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner in South Florida. These picks are known for their fantastic fare, delightful décor, and amazingly romantic ambiance; but most importantly, all ideal for a dinner date. Just be sure to call ahead for reservations since they’re sure to be full of other loveable couples celebrating that night.
Hakkasan in Miami Beach- The Fontainbleau has really made a comeback, especially in the restaurant scene. Hakkasan at the Fontainbleau is no exception. Voted Best Ambiance by Open Table and recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award, Hakkasan is the quintessential romantic Asian restaurant to check out. Its chic modern décor is sure to impress you. Why not share a Dim Sum Platter with your sweetie as a starter? Don’t forget to end the night with one of their delectable desserts, such as the White Chocolate Mousse with Passionfruit Sorbet. 801 Arthur Godfrey Rd, Miami Beach. 877-326-7412
Dining at Cecconi's is perhaps the only way that most of Miami will experience the exclusivity that is the SoHo Beach House. The prestigious club is rewarding Miamians with the opportunity to dine in their new Venetian-style restaurant. Former executive chef at Casa Tua, Sergio Sigala, brings a bit of everything from his parent restaurants in London and West Hollywood to the swanky eatery. Dishes will include a wide variety ranging from wood oven roasted scallops to Kobe beef tartare with truffle and pecorino. Not only will they offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but a Midnight Menu Thursdays through Saturdays. The space boasts 150 indoor/outdoor seats and a 200-plus-bottle international wine list. Amazingly, reservations are accepted to dine in style with Miami's elite.
And what a week it has been. The Joonbug office here in New York is bustling as the event staff gets ready for PROM Class of 2010, our adult version of the momentous occasion in all our lives. Our Events Director, Staci and our PR Manager, Paige have really outdone themselves and we are looking forward to a spectacular night this Saturday at Espace on 42nd Street, just off of Times Square. I would love for all my little Joonbugs from Miami to be in attendance, but keeping with the theme of sophistication and formality, my choices for you this week will be all velvety and top notch. Aren't they always?
In its new location on Astor Place in South Beach, local favorite Maison d'Azur has sought to revamp its image and style with new-age spice and flare. A colorful glance at the Cote d'Azur, Maison offers the venue, the cuisine and the entertainment which are exemplified by stunning outdoor cabanas for VIP reservations as well as a lush, indoor dining area. In keeping with the upscale style of the Fisher Island nightlife crowd, Maison compliments sister venues Casa Tua in Miami and Pazza Notte in Midtown Manhattan. Surpassing these two upscale likenesses, Maison embodies a full-night experience complete with DJ's from South Beach's hottest nightclubs as well as in-your-face belly dancers as the capstone of the evening's entertainment.