Miami

Restaurants in Miami

Miami restaurants have gained worldwide acclaim for offering unique New World cuisine, also known as “Nuevo Latino” or “Floribbean,” a play on the combination of Caribbean and American culinary styles. Restaurants in Miami tend to specialize in Cuban and South American dishes, but as an international destination Miami offers plenty of award-winning international and fusion restaurants that will satisfy cravings for Chinese, Japanese, French, Middle Eastern and Italian cuisine, too.

Miami is also known for the number of nightclubs that double as restaurants, especially in South Beach. Cibo Wine Bar, located in Coral Gables, serves up authentic, rustic Italian, and also doubles as a nightlife hotspot. The stone and glass interior, complete with rustic wood finishes, makes it a sport that feels both casual and contemporary. Award-winning The Forge, open since 1969, serves a farm-to-table menu in a sumptuously decorated space with walls of hand-carved blonde wood and antique smoked mirrors. The menu boasts specialties based on Miami’s bounteous seafood, such as sea scallop ceviche, Maine lobster risotto and Florida stone crab claws, as well as fusion twists on seafood classics like miso-marinated Chilean sea bass and organic farm-raised salmon served with hazelnuts and smoked trout caviar.

Velvet-rope restaurant with a carnival theme

Just 13 tables fill this pocket-size Dutch-Indonesian restaurant, where a cozy gray banquette runs the length of the space and walls are hung with black-and-white photographs of Indonesia.

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.

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The city's colorful design district is home to this chic Italian eatery with Euro-weird décor. Hipsters dine alongside well-heeled tourists and power brokers in an expansive and light-drenched dining area, featuring earthy colors and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Experience a little "Jamaica Mon" right in Downtown Miami, where Mama, a.k.a Carol Patricia Whyte, will welcome you with the best the islands have to offer.  Open for almost a decade, Caribbean Delite serves up the finest   

A steakhouse located inside the Browns Hotel, Prime One Twelve specializes in large portions of steaks and chops. The dining room has exposed brick columns and dark-wood tables and floors.

Located at the main entrance of the Bal Harbour Shops, La Goulue evokes the atmosphere of a 1900’s Parisian bistro thanks to both an inviting dining room accented with oak and brass and the traditional French fare.

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.

The menu changes to reflect the day's catch, from cobia to scallops.