Restaurants in Miami Beach
The best restaurants in Miami Beach offer a myriad of cuisines amid innovative settings—from classic Cubano sandwiches in Little Havana to California-Asian fusion in South Beach and classic French. (Another good reason to go dancing here: it burns calories.) Hakkasan, located in the Fontainebleau, is an award-winning Miami Beach restaurant serves up modern Cantonese cuisine and exotic cocktails. Rich turquoise fabrics and teak carved walls create an intimate setting. Come on weekends for the fabulous dim sum.
Prime 112 is a Miami Beach restaurant on Ocean Drive is a favorite among celebrities and the international crowd, thanks in part to its succulent steak and lobster dishes, and an incredible truffle macaroni and cheese. It’s a great place to celebrate—as long as you love the noisy energy. Located in The Sanctuary Hotel, OLA specializes in Latin American, Caribbean and Spanish flavors, created by award-winning chef Horace Rivadero. OLA is certainly one of the more innovative Miami Beach restaurants. La Gloutonnerie has an upscale French dining experience offering the classics amid French country décor—but since this is still Miami Beach, there’s good patio dining, too. Always keep up to date on new openings, you might find yourself in one of the next the best restaurants in Miami Beach.
This French-owned eatery has been serving traditional sandwiches in South Beach since 1988. More a snack bar than an actual restaurant, La Sandwicherie is a counter-service outlet with a handful of stools at the bar.
After turning the original New York Scarpetta into a smash hit, chef Scott Conant opened this nautically themed outpost in Miami Beach's Fontainebleau hotel.
Soft yellow lighting and warm wood accents are the more subtle design aspects at Sardinia Enoteca; more dramatic are the fully stocked wine racks that reach all the way up to the ceiling. Here, wine isn’t just a big deal, it's "an obsession," according to owners Pietro and Tony.
Global menu in a colorful setting
Velvet-rope restaurant with a carnival theme
The first family-owned David's Cafe's opened in the 1970's, serving Cuban cuisine, and was so popular that they opened a second location in 1993. David's Cafe II is open 24 hours and does the bulk of its business from the street-side, take-out window.
A haven for clubgoers seeking an affordable, fast dining option to satisfy their late night cravings, T-Mex has earned a following with its reliable Mexican fare.
Located inside a 1925 Mediterranean-style beach home, which is also a boutique hotel, Casa Tua serves Italian cuisine.
A flashy, high-end Chinese restaurant housed inside the equally flashy W South Beach Hotel, Mr. Chow is owned by famed restauranteur Michael Chow, who also owns restaurants in New York and London.