The 2022 Miami Spice Date Night Guide

Where to go on a date that is budget-friendly

Aug
04
2022

This is our 2022 Miami Spice date night guide. 

It’s definitely not the first date. It’s at least the third date. You know there’s something there, you want to explore which is why you’re committing to dinner.

Miami Spice is your opportunity to splurge on a three-course meal for $45 or $60 (excluding tax and tip). It’s budget-friendly and hey, if it doesn’t work out at least you didn’t drop the big bucks.

Treat yourselves to dinner with amazing food and that special ambiance that makes it worthy of Date Night. Below are our favorite Miami Spice dinner spots, covering different cuisines and neighborhoods, all date-night approved.

DON’T MISS THE REST OF OUR MIAMI SPICE GUIDES (we’ll be adding them here):

LEKU


Cuisine: Basque
Neighborhood: Allapattah
Address: 1100 NW 23rd St
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Wednesday to Sunday; $45 Dinner Tuesday to Thursday & Sunday; $60 Dinner Friday and Saturday
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View menu: HERE 

Inside the Rubell Museum, you will find Leku. This contemporary restaurant focusing on Basque dishes with a modern twist is located in the most amazing garden patio setting. 

Leku will be offering two dinner menus ($45), and the upgraded dinner ($60) menu on Miami Spice. If you have to choose one, we’d do the $60 dinner menu. You’re still saving $30 if you were ordering an appetizer, entree, and dessert a la carte.

Our order would be, the Tortilla Española Trufada, Carrillera de Terrnea Wagyu, braised wagyu veal cheeks, sweet potato mash, and crispy chips; and the Basque Cheese Tart.

 

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LPM


Cuisine: French & Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1300 Brickell Bay Dr
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Sunday to Thursday
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View menu: HERE 

If you want to go somewhere with white table clothes, impeccable service, beautifully balanced cocktails, and delicious food, LPM is where you should book. 

It stands out for its unique French Mediterranean and Nicoise cuisine, and decor inspired by the French Riviera. They serve delicious pasta, seafood, and meat dishes using fresh Mediterranean produce.

During Miami Spice, you will still get the classic tomatoes on the table for you to slice and season with lemon and olive oil before your appetizer. We recommend you go with the Salmon Carpaccio or the Ratatouille with feta cheese to start. As an entree, we love the homemade Rigatoni with beef chorizo bolognese. But our favorite, hands down is the slow-cooked Coquelet au Citron Confit. This marinated baby chicken is probably the best chicken we’ve had in recent times. We’re never one to order chicken at a restaurant but this one is worth it. For dessert, get the French Toast with spiced ice cream and if you’re ok with the upcharge get the Vanilla Cheesecake with berry compote.

MIGNONETTE


Cuisine: Seafood
Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 210 NE 18th St
Miami Spice availability: Dinner everyday
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Mignonette is tucked into a former 1930’s gas station at the corner of NE 18th Street and NE 2nd Avenue. This oyster bar/seafood haven has been a neighborhood favorite for years. If you want a romantic seafood night out, hit up Mignonette.

This cozy neighborhood restaurant by Chef Danny Serfer is serving Half Dozen Oysters from the east coast or a Lobster Macaroni and Cheese to kick off the meal. As our main, we’d go with the Local Black Grouper or the Baked Red Fish with salsa verde cooked in a lobster broth. For dessert, we’re a sucker for a Key Lime Pie

 

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BYBLOS


Cuisine: Eastern Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1545 Collins Ave
Miami Spice availability: Dinner everyday
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Located inside the Royal Palm Hotel on South Beach, Byblos has been a long-time date night destination and Miami Spice favorite especially when you’re craving Eastern Mediterranean flavors. The interior is brightly lit, with blue and gold accents. 

During Miami Spice, each guest can select two appetizers. We recommend the Turkish Kale Salad, the Hummus, and the Lamb Ribs. We loved the Turkish Manti or the Petite Filet with smoked eggplant puree, veal jus, and za’atar butter as an entree. Save room for dessert, so you can try the Strawberry Cheesecake Qatayef or the Stuffed Baklava.

 

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PATIO ISOLA


Cuisine: Italian
Neighborhood: MiMo
Address: 6789 Biscayne Blvd
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Tuesday to Friday and Sunday; Dinner Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday
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An intimate and informal date night with pizza and pasta is what we most love. Chefs Santo Agnello and Jose Mendin have recently opened a second Casa Isola concept in the former La Placita space. They’ve changed the name to Patio Isola and added additional antipasti, sandwiches, pasta, specialty plates, and a roster of pizzas. 

This location has a lovely patio and generous offerings on their Miami Spice dinner ($45) menus. Stop by for their Cheesy Garlic Bone Marrow served with housemade focaccia; the best Rigatoni alla Vodka in Miami; and a refreshing Coconut Lime Panna Cotta with a lemoncello granita.

ORILLA BAR & GRILL


Cuisine: Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 426 Euclid Ave
Miami Spice availability: $45 and $60 Dinner Sunday to Thursday
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If you’re craving a dimly-lit steakhouse, then check out Orilla Bar & Grill. They will be featuring two different dinner menus on Miami Spice. Appetizers include the Ceviche de Pulpo and the signature Orilla Salad, along with meats cooked on the charcoal oven grill and innovative entrees like a Prime New York Steak and Lamb Chops. For dessert get the Tropical Pavlova with activated charcoal, acai, and hibiscus.

MAMEY


Cuisine: Asian, Caribbean & Polynesian
Neighborhood: 1350 S Dixie Hwy
Address: Coral Gables
Miami Spice availability: Lunch and Dinner every day
Book your table: HERE 
View menu: HERE 

Stop by Mamey’s cute rooftop bar for a sunset drink and then head down for an island-inspired meal. Chef Niven Patel’s love for vegetables is clear on Mamey’s menu, sourcing local produce from his ranch in Homestead. 

The dishes we’d get on the Miami Spice menu include the Shrimp Spring Roll with sweet chili glaze, mushroom, and Thai basil; the Lemongrass Glazed Grouper with bok choy, heirloom carrots, bamboo rice, Thai curry, and Jamaican Rum Cake with toffee sauce, vanilla bean ice cream.

 

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MAREVA1939


Cuisine: Spanish
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1677 Collins Ave
Miami Spice availability: Dinner everyday
Book your table: HERE 
View menu: HERE 

At Mareva 1939, located inside the National Hotel, Chef Sergio Chamizo is cooking dishes that represent his Spanish roots and family. We recommend sitting outside in their covered terrace with pool views. This isn’t your typical Miami Beach hotel restaurant, it’s quiet and perfect for a good conversation. We’d get the Spanish Potato Salad  with tuna ventresca, black olive soil, piparras to start. Next up we’d go for the Wild Mushroom & Artichoke Paella

 

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