With dozens of restaurants and activities to choose from, ideating the perfect date night can often be a daunting task. Luckily, the Miami Design District (MDD) offers an oasis of possibilities that are perfect for couples seeking an extraordinary experience. From trendy dining establishments to captivating cultural attractions, MDD provides a seamless fusion of art, fashion, and culinary delights, ensuring an unforgettable rendezvous for every pair.
While the possibilities here are endless, we’ve curated six date ideas for every taste! From lingerie shopping to mid-day coffee dates, enjoying an aperitivo, and candlelit dinners.
Elle’s is a luxury multi-brand lingerie boutique dedicated to celebrating a modern representation of pleasure and intimacy – the perfect place to peruse beautiful lingerie and tasteful undergarments with your date. Want to take it up a notch? Elle’s offers private appointments for couples to have a unique experience where you can sip bubbly, and indulge in caviar while enjoying exclusive access to the boutique as you shop.
Daytime dates are best spent with your favorite coffee and a sweet treat from Pura Vida in hand. Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Pura Vida’s Instagram-worthy interiors, or bask in the outdoors beneath their iconic umbrellas. Whichever you choose, Pura Vida creates an ideal setting for engaging conversations and a revitalizing midday pick me up!
At the Dior Cafe, a lavish rooftop setting awaits to elevate your date experience! Embrace the Miami sun as you savor the exquisite flavors of an iconic Dior cappuccino and delectable pastry. Prepare to be enchanted by this trendy and upscale destination that promises an unforgettable experience any day of the week.
Bbar and Lounge
With a romantic and upscale feel, an Aperitivo at Baccarat Boutique Bbar and Lounge is perfect for any date. Pair your drink with an appetizer while experiencing the lounge’s lively and colorfully-designed atmosphere. Baccarat Boutique Bbar and Lounge offers indoor and outdoor seating, and offers a robust cocktail menu with all drinks served in Baccarat crystal.
Contessa is sure to transport you to the old-world villas of Northern Italy. Adorned in layers of emerald drapes, lush platings, and jewel-toned marble floors, Contessa creates the perfect setting for a romantic dining experience. Try the restaurant’s array of antipasti or share a signature pizza paired with a famous Contessa spritz.
L’atelier De Joël Robuchon
Treat your date to L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Florida’s only 2-star Michelin restaurant located in the Miami Design District. The format of this French menu allows the flexibility to create your own experience. A meal can be composed of an à la carte selection of small plates, appetizers, and entrées, or the 4-course Summer Menu “Aux Saveurs L’été”, a 4-course seasonal tasting with choices for each dish.
Rosetta Bakery was conceived with the intent of being an official ambassador in the Italian art of baking. Drawing from a genuine history of supreme quality and ingredients, Rosetta brings an air of timeless tradition to the neighborhood.
The Kith Treats outpost features an expanded menu along with signature specials from DJ Khaled and Mario Carbone. The extended food menu also places an emphasis on waffles, including three variations on the waffle cone (dipped in a variety of chocolates and toppings), as well as a whole made-to-order branded Belgian-style waffle that features debossed Kith logos.
Watch the Sunset from Museum Garage
The award-winning Museum Garage is an absolute must-see. Explore the different facades where designers from around the world created a surrealist environment inspired by the parlor game, Exquisite Corpse. Journey your way up to the top and be greeted by a breathtaking view of the Miami sunset taking over the sky.