The Conrad Hotel’s Atrio Restaurant is a romantic place to take one’s significant other or date this Valentine’s Day and they have a great promotion to offer lovers. A price-fixed $65 per person, three-course menu and a view of the sunset at 25 stories high is sure to be breath taking and enhance the senses. Complimentary valet is included and a glass of prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) for laughs over who gets the hiccups first. The menu selection includes items like poached oyster, juicy beef tenderloin with an array of desserts that you and your date should eat slowly and trade spoonfuls to bond more over the meal. Each selection also is delivered fresh to the restaurant from local farms in Florida, therefore the investment of eating and drinking at the Atrio comes with a great value in the taste and sight of the plates served. Miami Beach and Coral Gables are other romantic areas in Miami-Dade and will be packed with high-traffic on Valentine’s Day. The Brickell Financial district is a great romantic area with its wide sidewalks and bright lights. The sea air and horizon of Biscayne Bay is only a short walk east and the lit areas are perfect for sitting and talking one on one without bother after a meal.
From the second you get to the 25th floor of the Conrad, you feel as if the entire floor has been reserved for your benefit. The hosts and bartenders are professional and expert in their service areas so you can get to the “quality time” with your significant other. This time is what you have to spend with that person minus the transportation to the area, minus the speaking with others and before you need to pay the bill and leave. This time is significant for quality conversations without interruption and the kind that create memories. From a blog by Dr. Deanna Brand, Ph. D. in the Huffington Post from 2013, Valentine’s Day does cause a lot of anxiety for both partners in the relationship. There is an anxiety to create the best memory possible, do the most romantic gesture and make the best romantic memory ever. But really, the day shouldn’t be a “shot in the arm” for romance and love between two people but should be a celebration and renewal of the ongoing romance in a relationship or a new relationship. As the sit down dinner concludes, the Bar at Lvl 25 is only a few feet away where an after dinner cocktail (consider this instead of a heavy dessert) can be had that can put a great cap on the night or ignite activity for the rest of the night.