Miami Beach Dining
Tongue and Cheek.
Mouthwatering… American fared restaurant that embodies sophistication, creative twists, and whimsical humor. Presenting innovative, honest food in a relaxed and classically modern surrounding, from the food to the décor, Tongue & Cheek is a place where guests can enjoy excellent food, good friends and good conversation. A “must” try, definitely the lamb belly and octopus dish! It’s not just the food/drinks; it's the overall experience of great music, warm service and chill atmosphere
431 Washington Ave. http://www.tandcmiami.com
Dutch @ W Hotel
American restaurant that serves nice food, wine and spirits. The Dutch sounded like a place we’d like to hang out no matter what the occasion was. So that‘s just we called it!
Dutch cooks things that makes everyone happy, like a seasonal green market salad, a deluxe steak with a tower of shellfish, tasty sandwiches, flavorful curry or chili; homey roasted chicken and fresh pie or something altogether surprising and new. 2201 Collins Ave. http://thedutchmiami.com
A Southern American cuisine restaurant.
The menu likewise plays on traditional tropes of the Southern genre while updating them with some contemporary style. Astute menu deconstructionists will be able to spot several McInnis dishes that got translated from Asian to Southern when he moved restaurants...Crowded on weekend nights and during Sunday brunch. 1600 Lennox Ave. http://runchickenrun.com
Michael Mina @ Fontanbleau Hotel
Perfection all around" declare devotees of this "electric" resto-lounge in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach from nationally known chef-restaurateur Michael Mina, offering seafood-strong New American fare that's "high on quality and price"; the dark, "beautifully intimate space" under the lobby is splashed with Aegean blue at the bar and shiny metal on the ceilings, and a roving raw-bar cart adds to the "very fun" atmosphere.
4441 Collins Ave. http://www.michaelmina.net/restaurants/miami-st-pete/mm74
Order one of Executive Chef Peter Vauthy’s finely prepared Angus Beef steaks and you are sure to be pleased but don’t rule out the seafood at Red. The menu boasts whole Maine Lobster, natural Atlantic Salmon, and fresh Alaskan King Crab. The whole king crab, served as a centerpiece at the table, will dazzle guests dining this season as will the stone crabs. 119 Washington Avenue.www.redthesteakhouse.com
Nothing exceeds like excess at this vibrant, even frenzied SoBe steakhouse to end all steakhouses serving up “Flintstones”-size portions of extraordinary seafood and meat amid an “eye candy” crammed scene that lures power brokers, celebs and pro athletes alike. 112 ocean Dr. http://www.mylesrestaurantgroup.com
BLT @ Betsy Hotel
BLT Steak showcases Tourondel's signature warm popovers and specially selected Wagyu, Kobe and Certified Angus Beef. In addition to seasonal blackboard specials. The menu also offers fresh fish including Sauteed Dover Sole and Tuna Tartare with avocado and soy-lime dressing. Amidst the bustling atmosphere of South Beach, you can enjoy a meal al fresco on the restaurant patio perfectly situated on Ocean Drive.
1440 Ocean Drive. http://www.thebetsyhotel.com/restaurants/blt-steak-en.html
Hakkasan @ The Fontainbleau Hotel
Hakkasan feels like the cinematic version of the sexiest nightclub you’d never been to. The cool soundtrack sets the setting while the glamorous wait staff emerge to deliver dishes from a Michelin-star winning modern Cantonese menu created by Chef Tong Chee Hwee. 4401 Collins Avenue www.hakkasan.com
Mr. Chow @ The W Hotel
The menu features a collection of signature dishes like Peking duck, Chicken Satay, Drunken Fish, and Calimari that modernize traditional Chinese cuisine. Gorgeous place replete with large al fresco dining area, a separate lounge & dining room, and a giant space-dominating 123-foot Gold leaf and Swarovski crystal chandelier designed by Michael "Mr." Chow himself. 2201Collins Ave. www.mrchow.com
The Restaurant @ The Setai
A selected team of chefs from Asia led by Executive Chef Jonathan Wright, all specializing in their native cuisine, create a culinary journey through India, Singapore, Thailand, China and Malaysia. A series of Small Plates, Soups, Dim Sum, Peking duck, Noodles & Curries are served share style – there is no beginning or end to the journey of authentic Asian fare. 2001 Collins Ave. www.setai.com
A 10,000 square foot indoor/ outdoor restaurant and lounge on the penthouse level of the parking garage by Herzog & de Meuron at 1111 Lincoln Road. Juvia serves a harmonious blend of the regional cuisines of Asia, the vibrant flavors of South America and classic French techniques in the form of ceviches, tiraditos, fresh seafood and prime meat. 1111 Lincoln Rd. http://juviamiami.com
This “chic”, “very romantic” “little oasis” , Northern Italian place in a SoBe boutique inn is where “beautiful people” gather (especially “outside in the garden” set aglow by lanterns) for “outstanding” Northern Italian fare away from the crowds; those in the know say “reserve way in advance” for the “costly” “culinary experience” that is “worth every penny." 1700 James Ave. www.casatualifestyle.com
Where classic Italian cuisine melds with Art Deco scenes on beautiful South Beach. Blending the sophistication of New York with elegance at the heart of the South of Fifth neighborhood, enjoy exquisite dishes paired with an extensive selection of wine. "High-end" Northern Italian fare "consistently delights" diners at this South Beach new pearl where while tabs are "not cheap", but where fans say the "divine" service and "sublime" overall experience make the prices "justified. 840 1st St.
Scarpetta @ Fontanbleau Hotel
Unconventional, incredible dinners provided by a spectacular staff and lovely setting with a seaside ambience. Indulge in dishes of creamy truffled polenta with wild mushrooms or braised short ribs of beef to entice your appetite. Then,a simple, but rich flavor of the Chef’s signature entrée of spaghetti with tomato and basil. Pair with a glass of wine from the outstanding wine selection.
4441 Collins Ave. http://www.fontainebleau.com/web/dining/scarpetta
Cecconi’s @Soho Beach House
Classic Italian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as cicchetti (Italian tapas) seven days a week. The setting is great, especially at night, as it is not over done, yet not too grungy…just enough to make you feel at home and make you want to stay to enjoy your friends with long lasting conversations and great food. All in all, Cecconi’s is an absolute pleasure, exceptional cuisine and wait staff!
4385 Collins Ave. http://www.cecconismiamibeach.com/menus-1
UMI Sushi and Sake Bar @ Delano Hotel
Casual,full-dining experience right in the middle of Delano’s lobby. UMI features a large communal table that is perfect for group dining. UMI’s menu includes signature rolls like the hotel’s namesake FDR, tuna, salmon, yellowtail, crab and soy paper; Baked Crab Hand Roll, snow crab, soy paper and dynamite sauce.
1685 Collins Ave. http://www.delano-hotel.com/en-us/#/explore/?id=/delano-miami-umi
Katsuya@ SLS Hotel
Featuring the dynamic pairing of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck, With specialty cocktails, unique rolls and spectacular sushi and sashimi platters, Chef, skillfully translates Japanese flavors to the American palate. Signature dishes include Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño and Miso-Marinated Black Cod.
1701 Collins Ave. http://www.sbe.com/katsuya/south-beach
Located in the heart of Downtown Miami brings Chef Rainer Becker’s internationally acclaimed style of modern Japanese cuisine to America. Zuma offers a sophisticated cuisine philosophy of flavorsome, modern Japanese dishes in a fun and vibrant environment inspired by the informal Japanese dinning called izakaya.
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way www.zumarestaurant.com/zuma_mi.html
Ola @ The Sanctuary Hotel
This attractive South Beach eatery at the Sanctuary Hotel serves Nuevo Latino Cuisine by famed inventor of the genre, internationally acclaimed Chef Douglas Rodriguez as seen on Bravo’s Top Chef. Indulge in exquisite Latin flavors. Great appetizers and signature drinks. 1745 James Avenue www.olamiami.com
De Rodriguez Ocean
Located in the heart of South Beach D. Rodriguez Cuba offers an inspired menu of authentic Cuban cuisine, handcrafted desserts, and traditional style Cuban libations, in an old-meets-new- world setting. Owned and operated by globally recognized chef Douglas Rodriguez, better known as “The Godfather of Nuevo Latino Cuisine”. 101 Ocean Drive www.drodriguezcuba.com
The Bazaar @ SLS Hotel
The Bazaar is a groundbreaking culinary experience from the innovative artistry of award-winning Chef José Andrés and the prodigious mind of visionary designer Philippe Starck. Andrés redefines modern dining by masterfully reimagining Spanish cuisine. The Bazaar takes visitors on a wild sensory adventure, blending Old World delicacies with avant-garde delights in a bold, and a multifaceted atmosphere.
1701 Collins Ave. http://www.sbe.com/thebazaar/south-beach
660 Anglers @ The Anglers Hotel
Deemed as a charming hideaway and delectable dining destination that evokes a memorable experience, 660 is complete with a regional American-Nuevo Latino inspired menu and romantic enclaves behind the bougainvillea set for two. The tantalizing menu offers favorites such as fried chicken tacos, house made empanadas, fresh seafood and hand cut steaks and pork chops. Great hand crafted specialty cocktails list.
660 Washington Ave. http://www.anglershotelmiami.com/miami-beach-restaurant/660.html
The owners of famed French Riviera eatery ‘Le Baoli’ in Cannes decided to cultivate their successful concept overseas. Attracting an upbeat & exquisite clientele any night of the week, Vita serves eclectic Mediterranean flair at the hands of chefs Federico Genovese & Christophe Breat. Great late dinner & bar crowd on weekends. Wednesday night is not to be missed! 1906 Collins Avenue www.vita-miami.com
With an original outpost in Mexico City, La Gloutonnerie brings elegant French fare with a sophisticated bistro appeal to the area. The menu is classic French with modern twists and refinement. La Gloutonnerie is French enough to feel exotic, but cozy enough to make it your Friday night fix.
81 Washington Ave. (1st Washington Ave). http://www.lagloutonnerie.com
Essencia @ The Palms Hotel
Essensia offers a seasonal selection of wholesome global cuisine with emphasis on premium local and sustainable ingredients. Healthful and flavorful dishes made with produce, meats and seafood primarily sourced from within the State of Florida. to be good for you and the environment.
3025 Collins Ave. http://www.thepalmshotel.com/dining
This is a cozy place slightly away from the glitz and glamour of Miami Beach. The focus here is on the dining experience rather than seeing and being seen. Simple Italian oasis where chef –owner Giancarla Bodoni dishes up blissful fare with her Italian menu. This great menu is an assortment of contemporary and creative dishes as well as some traditional favorites where only organic products are used. Great choice for vegans!
1311 Washington Ave. http://www.escopazzo.com/home.html
Joe’s Stone Crab
A South Beach landmark – For nearly 100 years, Joe's has been serving up the freshest, most delicious seafood in greater Miami; a favorite spot with locals and tourists alike.
Just remember, to enjoy Joe’s, you would need to go directly, for it does not take reservations.
11 Washington Avenue www.joesstonecrab.com
A very elegant spot located at a discreet distance from Ocean Drive, the restaurant carries the refreshing spirit of the Mediterranean, a place where the simple pleasures of great food are valued above all else. The focus at Milos is always on finding the best the world has to offer: the best produce, the best wines, the best honey, the best yogurt, and above all, the best fish and seafood.
730 1st Street. (1rst Washington Ave.). http://milos.ca/restaurants/miami
Lure@ The Loews Hotel
Seafood restaurant serving the freshest amazing fish available from local and global markets. Lure also features a full sushi and raw bar program - and for those that love steak, they do that too. The restaurant features a main dining room and patio that overlooks the ocean and a… separate terrace for both cocktails and dining. In a nutshell, very sexy-trendy spot with very friendly staff, offering delicious food.
1601 Collins Ave. http://www.lurefishbar.com/#a2
"Delicious" and "ridiculously large" portions of seafood shine at this "lovely" but costly South of Fifth locale from the group behind celebrity go-to steakhouse Prime 112; with its "beautiful setup" featuring a tree-dominated terrace and a mermaid mural in the black-and-white interior, plus "superb" service, enthusiasts proclaim it's "every bit as good as you would expect a Prime to be." 100 Collins Ave. http://mylesrestaurantgroup.com/?page_id=364