A meal among the twinkling lights and balmy breezes at this Indian-inspired spot in the Setai is exactly what one pictures when they think “date night in Miami.” Sexy house music and captivating fire dancers make for a not-so-subtly suggestive backdrop as you and your date go in on sushi, curries, tandoori, and spicy craft cocktails by the outdoor reflecting pool. The soft light is bolstered by a cluster of trees surrounding said pool, each illuminated like a shopping promenade during the holidays. The warm air and soft wind create an aura of magic, and whether you’re trying to impress someone new or celebrate someone special, it’s a guaranteed mood-maker.
Planning to propose on Christmas? Score at least a passing grade in originality by doing it at one of Miami’s most romantic restaurants, amid the twinkling lights and serene ponds of Jaya. They’ll have the normal lineup of tandooris and curries, plus Seared Foie Gras with Ginger Caramel Glaze, Kusshi Oyster with Ginger Cucumber Foam, and Lamb Chops with Truffle Mashed Potatoes.
Cost: A la carte menu prices vary
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.