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12 romantic restaurants for date night in Miami

It’s easy to fall in love with Miami—especially since once you do, there are so many standout date spots. Once you fall in love in the Magic City, wooing someone with a memorable date night depends on what you’re looking for: a cozy atmosphere, a see-and-be-seen vibe, or a little bit of both.

Bird’s nest-inspired seats make a Brickell lounge one of the city’s most dramatic settings for romance. In Coral Gables, a low-key osteria known for a stunning patate fritte has tables on a charming, pedestrian-only plaza. At a Miami Beach hotel, a world-renowned chef dishes up a nostalgic, supper club-inspired menu in a sexy, oval dining room.

There’s a table for every kind of date in this tropical paradise. Read on for a guide to 12 Miami restaurants ready to host your next romantic occasion.

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Amber Love Bond
12 Restaurants
Updated January 31, 2023
Restaurants:Mignonette Downtown, Luca Osteria, Bonding
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Italian, Thai
Neighborhoods:Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, Brickell
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Mignonette Downtown

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown Miami
4.7
2040 reviews

Mignonette is the place for an impressive, early-in-the-game date. The beloved oyster bar in downtown Miami exudes a laid-back vibe that falls somewhere in between old Florida and New Orleans. Dial up the extravagance with a seafood tower or keep it low-key with a comforting lobster roll—one of Miami’s best.


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Luca Osteria

$$$$
Italian
Coral Gables
4.9
841 reviews

Owned by Miami’s first Chopped champion, Giorgio Rapicavoli, this inviting osteria pays homage to his Italian roots. Get better acquainted with your date over Luca’s decadent, Internet-famous starter—balls of fried potato blanketed with creamy fonduta and a single, gleaming egg yolk. Then make room for family recipes such as pasta al limone and lamb chops, complemented by natural wines and negronis. For optimal romance, pick an al fresco table under the twinkling lights of Giralda Plaza.


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Bonding

$$$$
Thai
Brickell
4.7
36 reviews

A hidden gem among Brickell’s high-rises, this intimate Thai restaurant creates an amorous ambiance with pink lights and paper lanterns. Sleek white tables and booths line the cozy restaurant, just as suited for twentieth dates as it is for firsts. Bonding has served some of the area’s best Thai food since opening in 2012. From duck salad to drunken noodles to green curry made with coconut milk, green chile paste, basil leaf, a medley of veggies, the menu is filled with flavorful winners.


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Drunken Dragon

$$$$
Asian
South Beach
4.6
1254 reviews

Set the adventurous mood right away at Drunken Dragon, a Korean barbecue spot where the decor includes an edgy collection of bondage ropes and steamy art. 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. Wash your East Asian feast down with playful tiki cocktails before continuing your night in South Beach.


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Komodo

$$$$
Contemporary Asian
Brickell
4.7
3507 reviews

Komodo, an ultra-stylish Southeast Asian lounge and restaurant owned by nightlife king David Grutman, is one of Miami’s fanciest escapes. The restaurant’s red decor adds a sexy sheen to its sprawling, 17,000-square-foot interiors. Ask to dine in one of the nests perched above the main dining room so you can cozy up while watching diners below. On the menu, expect extravagant entrees such as dumplings stuffed with gold leaf and truffled honey salmon. If your night starts to slow down, get the baked Alaska and watch the sparks fly.


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Estiatorio Milos – Miami

$$$$
Seafood
South Beach
4.7
3766 reviews

Greece comes to Miami at this lofty hideaway, known for exceptionally fresh seafood flown in from the Mediterranean multiple times a week. A meal here is both transportive and interactive; select one of the signature fish packed on ice from the market display and have it prepared to your liking. For an especially luxe date, splurge on deep-sea prawns. Round things out with baklava, best enjoyed with two spoons.


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MILA

$$$$
Japanese
South Beach
4.6
3459 reviews

A self-styled MediterrAsian restaurant, Mila is a rooftop showstopper, dressed in warm woods, earth tones, and foliage galore. Shareable plates such as shawarma-spiced wagyu dumplings and Alaskan king crab tempura are ideal for a group and served izakaya-style, meaning they come from the kitchen as they’re ready. If your crew is all about brunch, Mila’s quintessentially Miami version features a live DJ, bottomless drinks, and a leisurely two-hour buffet.


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Byblos Miami

$$$$
Mediterranean
South Beach
4.6
3250 reviews

Romance comes easy at this dimly lit Mediterranean lair. And though it’s tempting to cozy up to your date at a velvet banquette, Byblos’ mezze-heavy menu, including lamb ribs and black truffle pide, was meant for sharing. For a conversation-driven meal, bring a group here on weeknights when the vibe is calm and refined. If you’re looking for something livelier, go on the weekends, where a live DJ sets a decidedly buzzier vibe.


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Matador Room - The Miami Beach EDITION

$$$$
Latin American
South Beach
4.6
2173 reviews

Wow your date at celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s pan Latin restaurant at the Edition Hotel. The moody lair 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 to the hotel for ice skating, bowling, and even dancing, if the mood strikes.


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Uchi Miami

$$$$
Sushi
Wynwood
4.8
1406 reviews

When you want to toast a special anniversary, make your way to this James Beard Award-winning Austin transplant. Uchi isn’t your average sushi spot—each bite is prepared with precision by the chefs, leaving no need for embellishments. With easy-to-share small plates and stellar sashimi options, the restaurant offers an ideal menu for couples who want to try a bit of everything. Opt for the chef’s tasting or give your server a few ideas and let them wow you with a customized, no-decision-required meal.


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Gianni's at the Former Versace Mansion

$$$$
Italian
South Beach
4.5
10835 reviews

Gianni’s, housed in the former Versace Mansion, oozes the opulence needed for an over-the-top proposal. The Ocean Drive spot is one of the more popular dining destinations in the area, set alongside the late designer’s gold-lined mosaic pool. Gianni’s Italian menu includes hits such as lobster spaghetti, octopus carpaccio, and mushroom risotto. There’s also a solid wine list that the knowledgeable staff can help guide you through to pick just the right bottle for your momentous night.


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El Cielo - Miami

$$$$
Latin / Spanish
Brickell
4.5
775 reviews

At this MICHELIN-starred Colombian restaurant, every dish is a sensuous experience. To wit, a meal here usually kicks off with a luxurious cacao bath for your hands to take the edge off any proposal-related nerves. The inimitable menu pairs ancestral cooking techniques with molecular gastronomy, and was inspired by chef Juan Manuel Barrientos’ Medellín roots. A chef’s tasting experience is a must: the leisurely, 20- to 22-course meal marries Colombian bounty with local produce, setting the stage for a memorable, one-of-a-kind proposal.


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