6 Miami Restaurants and Bars to Take Your Date

Food Travel MiamiFLORIDA - Miami Restaurants and Bars can make or break a date, whether you're seeking luxury or something laid-back. Here, we've rounded up some top picks for taking your special someone (and keeping the love going strong) on date night.

6 Miami Restaurants and Bars to Take Your Date

 Best Miami Restaurants and Bars for a Romantic Date

Enjoying a romantic evening isn't better than taking in breathtaking views while sipping delicious food. These top picks make for an unforgettable first date!

1. Amal Miami

Amal, the latest restaurant from Toronto-based INK Entertainment Group, offers an authentic Lebanese culinary experience on Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Inspired by Lebanon's sandy shores, Studio Munge designed the stunning space with soft pink and terracotta colors mixed with white plaster walls and oak furnishings.

The menu offers an array of flavorful dishes, from traditional mezze like hummus and baba ghanouj to salads, skewers, lamb, seafood, and new takes on classic shared plates. Plus, this summer, they're opening a 5,000-square-foot rooftop bar with panoramic views of Miami and Biscayne Bay and an elevated cocktail program and entertainment.

2. Sushi Bar

For an unforgettable dining experience, Sushi Bar is a must-visit. They're one of Miami's few omakase restaurants where you can truly "let your chef decide." It boasts an impressive menu with various drinks that'll make you want more. And the wine list doesn't disappoint either - it's truly one to behold. The sushi bar also features an impressive chocolate roll and other culinary treats. And the best part? You can order everything online through Postmates and have it delivered to your door - you won't regret it!

3. Amara at Paraiso

Amara at Paraiso is the quintessential Miami waterfront restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz. Situated along the Bayside with bold Latin American flavors and coastal ingredients, this 4,500 square foot space makes for a romantic dinner and drinks with your significant other. Amara at Paraiso offers classic Latin cuisine and South American-inspired dishes. Amara will surely please your appetite if you're in the mood for a crispy octopus or an epic parrillada of short rib, chorizo, and sweet bread.

4. Cecconi

Cecconi Italian Restaurant, situated within the exclusive Soho Beach House, offers an authentic Italian dining experience for brunch, lunch, cicchetti, and dinner. Their menu boasts hand-made pasta, seafood dishes, and dishes from Italy made with only the finest ingredients. Customers at this Venetian-inspired outpost rave about the food, which features uncomplicated yet visually pleasing dishes. Start with a light salad like salmon roe and pea salad, or try something more substantial like braised lamb ravioli with pistachio and pomegranate sauce for dinner.

5. Sugar Rooftop Bar

If you're searching for an idyllic spot to watch the sunset with your date, Sugar Rooftop Bar is one of Miami's premier spots. Situated on the 40th floor of the EAST Miami hotel, it boasts 360-degree views over Miami and Biscayne Bay. Sugar is a favorite destination for locals and visitors, offering a garden-like setting and lively cocktail vibe. You'll find Asian-inspired tapas on the menu, such as steamed prawn and scallop dumplings, plus an impressive wine list to match.

6. Dirty French Steakhouse

At this Miami restaurant, guests are greeted by the Jungle Bar draped in tropical-leaf pattern and gold-leafed ceiling with a Murano glass leaf chandelier. The main dining room features burnt orange velvet tables with silk-and-brass lamps for an enchanting atmosphere. There's also a dining parlor with aubergine velvet banquettes and a private dining room featuring floor-to-ceiling mosaic mirrored "disco ball" walls, among other eye-catching elements. The menu offers modern takes on steakhouse classics such as massive raw bar towers stacked with shrimp, lobster cocktails, oysters, and more, alongside $285+ tomahawk steak.