Restaurants in Miami

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

Executive chef Brad Kilgore, who previously helmed of Jean-Georges Vongerichten's J&G Grill in Bal Harbour, is doing amazing things with local... Read More

In 2012, the Hyde Lounge debuted at the home of the Miami Heat. The courtside space can accommodate as many as 250 people—perfect for luxury-seeking... Read More

Pay a visit to Area 31 for a version of Miami that’s all urban metropolis—no sand or surf in sight. The 16th-floor restaurant and lounge serves craft... Read More

A fine dining favorite in Brickell, the acclaimed Azul is located inside Mandarin Oriental hotel and helmed by chef Joel Huff. Unveiled in July 2011,... Read More

Ocean blue walls adorned with fish nets are an apt theme at Bahamain Pot, Little Haiti's popular Carribean eatery. Owner Trudy Ellis... Read More

It was only a matter of time before celebrity chef Tom Colicchio made his way down to Miami. His signature restaurant at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach... Read More

Blackbird Ordinary might not be an oldie, but it’s a goodie. Nix the drinking games and play some childhood games instead — such as Jenga, Battleship,... Read More

Chef Richard Hales (the man behind Sakaya Kitchen and the Dim Ssam A Gogo food truck) used his personal travels through China as the basis for the menu... Read More

Surely you’ve seen the movie Cocaine Cowboys that’s all about Miami. Its director Billy Corben is married to Meghan Perkins. Why is this important?... Read More

Chef Danny Serfer cooks up burgers designed by different Miami food bloggers during National Burger Month. The other 11 months of the year, he serves... Read More

There's real substance to Claude Troisgrois's French-goes-tropical fare. To get in step with the fashion crowd, start off with the Crabavocat, a... Read More

What started out as Miami’s first pop-up cocktail lounge has become a landmark for industry folks looking to get their nightcaps. Perched in an... Read More

After two decades in Montreal, Chef Claude Postel merged his French culinary know-how with Miami’s more amiable weather. When you’re craving a breakfast... Read More

A sister restaurant to the Toronto hotspot, this Royal Palm South Beach Byblos takes its inspiration from the Eastern Mediterranean. Starters include... Read More

The most civilized refuge on South Beach's main shopping artery, this café offers a mix of Latin and Southern cuisine, along with a healthy dose... Read More

Despite the dingy exterior and the interior’s dated and tacky ship-related décor, Captain’s Tavern serves some of the freshest... Read More

Here, you’ll find couples dancing to live music while diners in guayaberas tuck napkins in their shirts to keep the vaca frita from splashing their... Read More

Make yourself at home in this Italian villa, a surprising gem in the center of South Beach. Cozy up in the library and flip through the handpicked books... Read More

Located inside a 1925 Mediterranean-style beach home, which is also a boutique hotel, Casa Tua serves Italian cuisine. There are several dining areas,... Read More

Undoubtedly the most elegant setting for happy hour in the city, Cecconi’s drink prices fall to a remarkable four dollars during this daily event. Order... Read More

Undoubtedly the most elegant setting for happy hour in the city, Cecconi’s drink prices fall to a remarkable four dollars during this daily event. Order... Read More

No, you’re not in a Venetian courtyard, but the striped tile floor, silver buttonwood trees wrapped in twinkling string lights, and dangling filament... Read More

Like its Los Angeles counterpart, this jewel of a restaurant takes its inspiration from Cleopatra, both in cuisine as well as decor. Come ready to share... Read More

Don’t be fooled by its name or unassuming location inside a U.S. 1 strip mall. A favorite among local policemen, this casual spot proffers more than... Read More

At Cypress Room, there’s a beverage book—it’s got a table of contents and several chapters. From cocktails to spirits and cordials to after dinner,... Read More

With The Cypress Room, chef Michael Schwartz brings traditional elegance (rose-patterned wallpaper; mismatched floral China) to his unpretentious... Read More

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... Read More

Here’s an interesting story:  a fireman who also happens to be a baker. When he’s not busy putting out fires, Fireman Derek is whipping up a fury... Read More

This Asian fusion concept turns the traditional truck tale on its head. Originally the brick-and-mortar Sakaya Kitchen, chef Richard Hales took his... Read More

Looking for the perfect hot dog with a twist? Hit the menu at Dogma Grill, which is not your father's typical hot dog joint. Service can be a little... Read More

Opened in 1972, the Donut Gallery Diner has remained a favorite among Key Biscayne locals. Ironically, the restaurant does not sell donuts, but it does... Read More

Every day from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., knock back as many lychee martinis as you can (they’re only $6), or get a round of sake bombs for the table for under ... Read More

At the back of Nautilus Hotel, celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s restaurant is an ode to barefoot luxury with a touch of tropical midcentury glam.... Read More

Since its debut, towering Cap’n Crunch pancakes slathered in condensed milk syrup and piled with candied cereal have been the main attraction at the... Read More

What’s better than $1.50 half-priced oysters? Dollar oysters. Now there’s something to be happy about. There’s no limit to how many of you can order, so... Read More

It’s easy to fall off the edge into gluttonous territory with Chef Aaron Brooks’ infinite brunch offerings that defy the gastronomic anatomy of a... Read More

This Little Havana eatery is widely popular with locals for its authentic Salvadorean cuisine and generous portions. Made with the freshest ingredients,... Read More

Located in Wynwood, this no-nonsense Latin American dive is known for fresh, affordable food. Regulars overlook the shabby interior (think... Read More

Not even an electrical fire can keep this beloved Cuban diner from burning bright. Last year, the 50-year-old eatery reopened with a fresh new look and... Read More

What looks like an unassuming gastropub is actually a culinary journey that takes diners from Cuba to Peru to Korea with a menu of beer-friendly eats... Read More

The city's colorful design district is home to this chic Italian eatery with Euro-weird décor. Hipsters dine alongside well-heeled tourists and... Read More

Originally founded in the Art Deco District, the Frieze is named after the famous architectural element used in many buildings there. The shop is owned... Read More

Located on the ground level of the Penguin Hotel, the Front Porch Café has been serving diner-style breakfasts and lunches since the 1970's. The... Read More

Miamians love the views of pricey speedboats and overloaded cargo ships from the open-air tables set along the Miami River at this downtown joint, but... Read More

Everyone knows the best views are from your own private island. At least that’s what Grove Isle feels like. For an idyllic experience at this... Read More

The first Miami chef to win Chopped, Giorgio Rapicavoli does things differently than most. Instead of the standard apron, Rapicavoli keeps clean with a... Read More

Gramps quietly introduced itself to the hipster community and the Wynwood neighborhood during the country’s premier art mecca affair, Art Basel. Misfits... Read More

A traditional Argentine steakhouse, Graziano’s serves the classic parrillada (grilled meat prepared on skewers), but has set itself apart from... Read More

Oversized cinnamon rolls, red velvet pancakes, and Nutella-stuffed French toast blur the line between breakfast and dessert. Here, breakfast is over the... Read More

At HaVen, a self-proclaimed gastro-lounge, the bar changes colors, the LCD walls change landscapes, and the booze flows till 5 a.m. Bar alchemist Isaac... Read More

An 8th Street strip mall serves as an unglamorous host to this hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese joint that's been in business for 25 years. Hy Vong's... Read More

After a brief hiatus, Icebox Café reopened to the delight of dedicated guests, who pack the frosty white 120-seat interior daily. Since opening in 2000,... Read More

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... Read More

The croquetas here are so popular, there’s a drive-through so you can get your fix without even having to park. Every night, families gather for a home... Read More

Located on 27th Avenue in Little Havana, Islas Canarias has been serving authentic Cuban food to Miami’s families for 30 years. Dishes like vaca... Read More

You wouldn’t expect 500 fish tacos to fly from the window of a beach shack on wheels, but that’s exactly what the vatos pump out on a busy day. Beer... Read More

When Joe's reopens its doors each October for stone crab season, it's a near-holy event. For six months, celebrities and chefs flock to the southern tip... Read More

With its glass mosaic mural, marble tables, and vibrant garden patio, Joey’s seems right at home in the Wynwood arts district. Popular with... Read More

For a sweet ending to an already sweet meal, head to Joe’s. First you’ll chow down on freshly caught stone crabs and fried green tomatoes, and then you... Read More

In Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger, secret agent James Bond enjoys a feast of rose champagne and crab legs at Joe’s. Non-fictional and iconic characters like... Read More

When Joe’s opens its door in October for stone crab season, it’s a near-holy event. For six months, celebrities and chefs flock to the Magic City for... Read More

At Juvia, prepare to be seduced by the eclectic Asian and French food, the lilac-hued interior, and the surrounding view of Downtown Miami and the... Read More

Kush is a solid choice for burger and beers, but it’s also got one hell of a key lime pie. So don’t eat or drink too much, because the slices at Kush... Read More

Travelers stranded in Miami International Airport often take advantage of the 24-hour service they receive at the dining counter of La Carreta, an... Read More

This upscale fusion restaurant reflects the cultural heritage of chef and owner Jean-Paul Desmaison, who was born in Peru and trained in Europe. The... Read More

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... Read More

This French-owned eatery has been serving traditional sandwiches in South Beach since 1988. More a snack bar than an actual restaurant, La Sandwicherie... Read More

It’s no surprise the project of Food Network personality and cookbook author Ingrid Hoffman is worth talking about. The sleek black truck with hot pink... Read More

Not a week goes by that you don’t hear of a star sighting at LIV, Miami Beach’s ultra-exclusive nightclub. Private skyboxes with bottle service entice... Read More

True to its name, Lokal owner Mathew “Kush” Kuscher sources all his ingredients from local farms. Kobe-style beef for their burger patties comes from... Read More

When this New York restaurant docked at the Loew’s in South Beach, putting a key lime pie on the menu became the first order of business. Lure’s owners... Read More

Lure’s raw selection blows everyone else out of the water. Enjoy waterfront views of the Atlantic as you tackle stone crab or king crab claws with your... Read More

You may not expect to get one of the best libation’s Miami has to offer from a fish bar, but barkeeper Rob Ferrara has created a cocktail menu that... Read More

Since 1999, chef Michael D’Andrea has showcased his family’s 75-year-old recipes at this Staten Island-style Italian eatery in South Beach.... Read More

If you happen to be in South Beach on a Wednesday night, stop by Macchialina for their once-a-week happy hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Fizz, in the form of beer... Read More

Chef Makoto Okuwa has been rolling sushi since the age of 15. After serving as Iron Chef Morimoto’s Head Sushi Chef (New York; Philadelphia) and Sous... Read More

Dine on authentic Turkish and Greek mezes, spanakopita (spinach and feta) wraps, and grilled octopus in the restaurant's white-and-blue patio garden. Read More

Casual and rustic, this restaurant has an extensive backyard patio behind its white and blue façade. Greek-born Ahmet and his Turkish wife Anastasia... Read More

There's much to admire at Ian Schrager's newest property, The Miami Beach EDITION, and that includes Matador Room, the 1950s glam-inspired eatery from... Read More

Michael Mina’s lives up to this chef’s reputation for first-rate beef. The Dry-Aged Steak Burger sources its meat from Locker 28, an in-house dry-aging... Read More

Michael Schwartz is the sovereign of an enormous epicurean empire, ruling seven properties ranging from his hometown, Miami, to Grand Cayman, and even... Read More

Executive chef Michael Schwartz awoke the brunch beast when, after two years, he began to open his doors on Sundays for small, shareable plates. Five... Read More

Owned by chef Michael Schwartz, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink remains true to its name by using fresh local produce and ingredients. Try... Read More

If celebrity chefs are in town for only one night, they’re eating at Michael’s Genuine. You’ll likely find them breaking the double yolk farm egg that... Read More

In 2007, Michelle Bernstein was honored with a James Beard Award for Best New Chef in the South for her dazzling cookery at Michy’s. The Latin and... Read More

Chef Michelle Bernstein’s 50-seat bistro on Miami’s Upper East Side may be small in size, but it’s bold in design, featuring orange... Read More

Mignonette might be brand shucking new, but it’s what Miami’s been craving for a long time. Paying tribute to the oyster bars and culture of New Orleans... Read More

For the freshest king crab in the entire country head over to Michael Mina 74, where the titanic crustacean is kept live in the Fontainebleau’s... Read More

Come to Monty’s Coconut Grove for the tropical vibe and stay for invigorating raw bar offerings and homemade spicy mustard sauce. Nestled alongside a... Read More

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... Read More

Ms. Cheezious takes the quintessential childhood dish, grilled cheese, and makes it a grown-up delight with signature combinations such as goat cheese,... Read More

Chef Kevin Cory ‘s eight-seat sushi haven has received rave reviews from award-winning chefs and the sternest critics. As the proclaimed toughest seats... Read More

Breakfast is a perpetual and round-the-clock offering at News Café, which serves everything from smoked salmon eggs Benedict to huevos rancheros. Grab a... Read More

Before Nina Compton was declared runner up in Top Chef New Orleans, Chef Scott Conant recruited the St. Lucia-native to be his Sous Chef at the... Read More

Hailed as the founding father of New World Cuisine and credited for coining the culinary term fusion, this Miami-based chef is an industry titan. His... Read More

David Bracha, the man who made oyster happy hour a thing, has taken it up a notch at with Oak Tavern. There’s a giant oak tree, a courtyard, a communal... Read More

Owned by Douglas Rodriguez—who also founded Yuca on Lincoln Road—OLA specializes in creative pan-Latino cuisine with Spanish and Caribbean... Read More

In this Cuban castle, nectar is king. Papaya, mango, passion fruit, and mamey shakes are cult favorites. Order traditional items (chickpea stew with... Read More

Known for steak and Nova Scotia lobster, this restaurant is an old-school joint with caricatures of longtime regulars on the walls. Read More

Located inside the historic Biltmore Hotel, which dates back to the 1920’s, the Palme d’Or is frequently recognized by publications as one... Read More

Paul Qui’s first restaurant outside of Austin, Pao is one of two buzzy new eateries at the Faena Hotel. The James Beard Award-winning chef has... Read More

Known for its authentic, uncomplicated French fare, this Coral Gables restaurant is the namesake of chef Pascal Oudin, who studied under culinary legend... Read More

Pincho Factory gave Miami its famed Toston Burger, and recast the city’s idea of a burger bun. From the open kitchen, watch cooks prepare crispy... Read More

Pincho Man has been feeding graveyard shift workers and inebriated clubbers for more than a decade during his 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. service. Hailed as one... Read More

As the crème de la crème of Miami steakhouses, Prime 112 is brimming with glitterati. This is Lil’ Wayne’s neighborhood pick for group dinners, and Bill... Read More

A steakhouse located inside the Browns Hotel, Prime One Twelve specializes in large portions of steaks and chops. The dining room has exposed brick... Read More

What do you get when three guys are united by a passion for pork? The culinary love story of the Pubbelly boys and Miami’s first Asian-inspired... Read More

Like its Manhattan sibling, Quality Meats pays homage to classic New York butcher shops. Even the restaurant's interior, designed by the award-winning... Read More

There’s plenty to love about Radio Bar, a pop-up bar that became a permanent local hot spot, and which embraces the giant Radio Tower presiding over it.... Read More

There’s plenty of fish in the sea, but few as tasty as the daily catch at Red Fish Grill. A frequent host of beachfront weddings, the historic seafood... Read More

Located in South Beach's SoFi neighborhood, Red Ginger makes use of local ingredients to craft an Southeast Asian-influenced menu, with a large menu of... Read More

East meets West at the South Beach Setai Hotel’s signature restaurant, where well-traveled chef David Werly, a native Alsatian, fuses Asian and... Read More

Just like abuela’s kitchen, Rio Cristal is outfitted with authentic vintage décor. Order your meal cafeteria-style, and wait for your number to be... Read More

This unassuming, family-owned restaurant is easily recognizable by its green awning, Mexican murals, and large red, white, and green sign on the outside... Read More

Rusty Pelican was serving dinner with its city skyline views long before Miami’s signature skyscrapers rose. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows offer... Read More

In business since 1935 and housed in a 1938 Art Deco building, the S&S is an old-fashioned diner located just north of downtown. As they have since... Read More

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... Read More

After turning the original New York Scarpetta into a smash hit, chef Scott Conant opened this nautically themed outpost in Miami Beach's Fontainebleau... Read More

The vibe at James Beard Award-winning chef (and Miami native) Michelle Bernstein's Seagrape, with its low-slung dining room and bohemian vibe, is more... Read More

This enoteca on Lincoln Road employs a Morello Forni rotary stone hearth gas oven. Chefs Nicola and Fabrizio Carro hail from Alessandria in the Piedmont... Read More

Neighbors rejoiced when James Beard award-winner Michelle Bernstein and her husband, David Martinez, opened Sra. Martinez in the Design District.... Read More

An outpost of New York’s Sushi Samba, this South Beach restaurant employs a multicultural approach to sushi, using Japanese, Peruvian, and... Read More

You’d expect nothing less from a porcine joint named than a patty that blends short rib, brisket, and smoked pork. The Swine burger is the only burger... Read More

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... Read More

Nightclub ambiance meets sumptuous Moroccan décor in this dimly lit South Beach restaurant that's the place to be on Monday nights. Claiming to... Read More

Located in the city's London Square, Tea 'n Sanity sells 100% organic teas and all natural products. The shop sells its extensive line of healing herbal... Read More

Restaurateur Stephen Starr has a magic touch when it comes to knowing when, where, and how to open new eateries. In the case of Miami Beach, he opted to... Read More

The Corner is the kind of magical-seeming  place where everyone knows your spirit of choice. The closest thing Miami may have to an actual... Read More

With its taxidermy deer mounts and repurposed leather belts, the homey Old West tavern is an unexpected playground for owner and chef Cesar Zapata’s... Read More

The Lido—just off the main lobby of the hotel—is a highly designed Scandinavian-style room, but for the ultimate in casual chic, dine... Read More

Outdoor tables and plush wicker recliners contrast with tropical palm trees, hinting at the Mahogany Grille’s blending of Southern gentility and... Read More

If the face pouring your drink looks familiar, it’s probably Julio Cabrera—winner of Bombay Sapphire’s  “Most Imaginative Bartender All-Stars,” GQ... Read More

The name says it all. The River Oyster Bar has been shucking bivalves since 2003. A favorite among locals, this spot has a happy hour when oysters are... Read More

In 2003, renowned chef Tim Andriola opened his Mediterranean-Italian restaurant, Timo, in Sunny Isles Beach. With seating for around 100 people,... Read More

Oenophiles flock to Uvaggio for the wine, but stay for the food. Chef Tanner Gil logged time on the Austin food scene before making his way to Miami,... Read More

Nestled inside the Perez Art Museum, this restaurant’s views cast Miami as vibrant and colorful as the paintings inside. From a corner of the former... Read More

Established in 1971, this casual café began as a gathering place for Cuban exiles living in Little Havana. Over the decades, it has continued to... Read More

Andrea Menichetti prepares hearty Tuscan fare (gnocchi with ricotta baked in parmesan olive oil), made with ingredients from his family's farm in Italy. Read More

Wood Tavern is as cool as its drinks—and crowd, as well as its sticker-plastered, graffiti-draped restrooms. The guys who work here consider themselves... Read More

Dubbing itself "Diner 2.0," the Wynwood Diner is a sophisticated take on the classic American roadside establishment, thanks to luxurious leather... Read More

Chef Miguel Aguilar puts his stamp on the Latin-inflected menu, but the art-filled interiors are as much of a draw as the food. Read More

An ode to all things Southern, Yardbird has been packing in patrons since the moment it first opened its doors in 2011. Oversized plates are meant to be... Read More

YUCA, which stands for Young Upscale Cuban-American, caters to just that crowd, and power brokers and the political class love to network at this Miami... Read More

In a sea of limitless oysters, sushi, and tataki, only the poached egg station evidences its brunch time. No Japanese izakaya would be complete without... Read More

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