South Beach restaurants crank up the heat and roll out the red carpet for romance on Valentine’s Day. The holiday is just around the corner, and restaurants are dishing up special menus for lovebirds looking for an intimate evening out. Upgrade your night with our picks for the best restaurants for Valentine’s Day in South Beach.

A Fish Called Avalon

Dine al fresco by candlelight on A Fish Called Avalon’s patio overlooking the magical Ocean Drive. Join them for a romantic Valentine's dinner with live Latin-Caribbean music and Australian lobster tails served with roasted vegetables, leek truffle potato mash, and a tarragon Sake beurre blanc. Dessert is a tantalizing Raspberry Champagne Tartufo. 700 Ocean Dr., 0.5 miles from WPH

Casa Tua

Set in a refurbished Mediterranean-style villa, Casa Tua specializes in Northern Italian cuisine like risotto and savory cream sauces. Cozy nooks for dining will make you feel right at home, while the impressive wine list transports you to the vineyards of Italy. 1700 James Ave., 0.8 miles from WPH

Stubborn Seed

Jeremy Ford’s Stubborn Seed restaurant presents exquisite American eats and craft cocktails. The SoFi location lends nicely to the relaxed atmosphere, but the cuisine is ever-changing, elegant, and always delicious. The Bravo Top Chef Season 13 winner is rolling out a 6-course Valentine’s Day dinner after 8 p.m. 101 Washington Ave., 0.9 miles from WPH

Nikki Beach

Make it a beach dinner date at the oceanfront Nikki Beach restaurant. Nikki Beach is how you do Miami. Chill out barefoot on a cabana with signature sushi boats, shrimp tacos, and a glass of Champagne. Enjoy a romantic dinner in the sand with Nikki Beach’s special Valentine's Day menu, boho chic ambiance, twinkling lights, and live ukulele music. 1 Ocean Dr., 1.1 miles from WPH

Chotto Matte

Walk into a beautiful space full of blooming cherry blossom trees, an open sky roof, and vibrant wall art. Chotto Matte’s interior combines Tokyo’s urban vibe with tropical touches to create a truly mesmerizing space. The menu takes the best of Japanese and Peruvian flavors and presents a culinary experience like no other. Their Valentine’s Nikkei tasting menu includes a welcome Eternal Flame cocktail, pink Champagne sea bass and langoustine tiradito, seared wagyu beef tataki with smoked aji panca, Valentine’s nigiri platter, and a hot chocolate heart fondant with a chance to win a couples massage at K’Alma Spa. 1666 Lenox Ave., 1.1 miles from WPH

Stiltsville Fish Bar

Stiltsville Fish bar’s posh, maritime-inspired digs set the bar high for locally sourced fresh seafood. Seafood has never been this decadent. Executive Chef Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis are offering a romantic three-course special menu and “off the hook” cocktails on Valentine’s Day. Try the lovely Purdy in Pink cocktail with Grey Goose vodka, St. Germain, Lychee Liqueur,  piña syrup, pineapple juice, and bubbles. 1787 Purdy Ave., 1.5 miles from WPH

Cecconi’s

Italian cuisine is the language of love and Cecconi’s delivers. House-made pastas in a romantic courtyard under bistro lights set the mood. Book a reservation at the Proposal Table for an authentic Italian meal prepared by Executive Chef Sergio Sigala featuring a la carte plates that are perfect for sharing. 4385 Collins Ave., 2.6 miles from WPH

Go all out this Valentine’s Day with Washington Park Hotel, a landmark Art Deco hotel in the cultural heart of SoBe and only steps from our restaurant picks for the day of love. Chic guest room and suite furnishings set the scene, while a luxurious rainfall shower, slippers, and plush down comforter adds to the ambiance of a romantic getaway. Check out our Special Offers to begin planning your SoBe escape with Washington Park Hotel, where smart design and cool people mix as easily as cocktails.