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Coconut Grove
Just 10 minutes south of Downtown Miami, "The Grove" is known for its festivals and street fairs.


Bal Harbour
Elegant and sophisticated, Bal Harbour is one of the smallest communities in Miami. It is best known for the Bal Harbour Shops, an upscale mall surrounding a tropical garden and filled with a collection of unique boutiques and designer fashions, as well as large department stores like Neiman Marcus.

"The Gold Coast, as the southeast coast of Florida is called, hugs the Atlantic coastline for more than 60 miles.

Within this endless shoreline are several well-known beach communities-Jupiter, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, to name a few.

However, none is as elegant and sophisticated as the one square mile enclave of Bal Harbour Village with its lush greenery, fabulous views and romantic ambiance.

This is quite apparent, if you should happen to drive into the village during the evening hours, when date and coconut trees lining both sides of Collins Avenue are illuminated."...read more>>


Coral Gables

Romantic Miami Restaurants
by Samantha Ferguson

Cacao, located in Coral Gables, has made its mark among the other chic Coral Gables restaurants. The simple yet warm décor is perfect for any romantic evening. With exquisite dishes complemented with sweet chocolate desserts, Cacao is a perfect Miami restaurant for a special night.

Cacao's menu: For the perfect romantic evening, we suggest starting with either the Salmon Ceviche or the Tuna Ceviche with mango. For an appetizer, we recommend sharing the Venezuelan Style Gouda Cheese, which is stuffed with pork and corn chips. For the main course, try the Wild Boar Tenderloin or the Rack of Lamb. And for dessert, the Grand Saman Velvet Chocolate Mousse is simply exquisite.

St. Michel, located in Coral Gables, serves up an eclectic American-French cuisine matched by none other than a breathtaking atmosphere. The dining room is dressed in lace curtains and housed in the historic Hotel St. Michel, originally built in 1926. Known for being one of the most romantic restaurants in Miami, St. Michel has won many awards including the Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award.

St. Michel's menu: Start with the Trio of Seafood Cakes that includes conch, lobster and crab or the White and Pink Tuna Carpaccio. For the entrees, we recommend the Pan Seared Veal Medallions or the Daikon Wrapped Ahi Tuna with wasabi aioli.

Wish, located in South Beach, boasts a chic décor designed by Todd Oldham. Outside dining, also known as the "inner garden" offers a lush tropical setting to help bring out the romantics in everyone. The "inner garden", which is tucked away in this Miami restaurant, provides a very romantic setting.

Wish's Menu: Begin with the Tuan Tartare ($15) with the pickled ginger sorbet or the Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Salad, a salad you don't really find in other Miami restaurants. As for the entrees, the Crispy Skinned Snapper ($29), the Pork Tenderloins ($33), or the Pan Seared Diver Scallops ($33) are excellent choices.

Flemings, located in Pinecrest, features Danish and American cuisine. Fleming's rare cuisine is what makes this Miami restaurant so special.

Fleming's Menu: We suggest the Pate or Little Herring, which are two dishes prepared Danish style. For the entrée, try the Boullabiase Nyhavn, a stew of fresh shellfish and fish, or the tender New Zealand Rack of Lamb.

To get more information on Miami Restaurants or to view Miami Restaurant Menus, visit http://www.restaurantplace.com.

About the Author
Samantha Ferguson is the co-founder of http://www.restaurantplace.com, which is a free restaurant guide featuring restaurant menus for consumers to view when making dining decisions.


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