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The Best Hotel Restaurants in Miami

Laine Doss | April 18, 2018

Miami's hotels are highlighted by its restaurant scene. No longer a place where weary travelers fortify themselves with basic sustenance, hotel restaurants in Miami and Miami Beach are run by some of the biggest names in the culinary world. From winners of a coveted James Beard award -- the Academy Awards of culinary -- to celebrity chef-driven concepts, Miami's best hotel restaurants offer world class experiences.


Shelborne South Beach

Why it made the list

Top Chef alum Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth are both culinary and life partners. The recently engaged couple have brought their New York City restaurant, Root & Bone, to the Shelborne, specializing in southern comfort food. Try the friend chicken, a whole bird brined in sweet lemon tea before being breaded and fried. The result is chicken that's golden and crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside, with a fragrant hint of tea and a slight citrus tang.

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Eden Roc Miami Beach

Why it made the list

The eponymous Nobu at the Eden Roc is chef Nobu Matsuhisa's largest dining room to date. The restaurant is a study in simplistic beauty with natural wood tones allowing the outside garden area to become part of the space. Of course, sushi is Nobu's claim to fame, and you'd be hard pressed to find fresher fish anywhere in Miami.

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W South Beach

Why it made the list

Chef Andrew Carmellini masters American fare at the Dutch. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Dutch serves upscale versions of favorites like jerk pork, pappardelle with a lamb ragu, and a bone-in ribeye for two. Whatever you do, save room for dessert. The restaurant offers a daily rotating selection of fruit pies like salted key lime.

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The Miami Beach EDITION

Why it made the list

Jean-Georges Vongerichten's stunning restaurant at the EDITION was inspired by the 1950's architecture of the hotel when creating the menu for Matador Room. The fare is a mix of Caribbean, Spanish, and Latin and South American cuisines, with the chef's refined French sensibilities. Chef Jeremy Ford won his Top Chef title while helming the kitchen of the restaurant. Though he's gone on to open his own restaurant in Miami Beach, the food -- made with local ingredients -- continues to impress.

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Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Why it made the list

Scarpetta is celebrity chef Scott Conant's Italian restaurant that offers traditional fare in a modern setting. When the weather is good (which is nearly always on Miami Beach), sit on the terrace that overlooks the famed resort's pool area and the ocean beyond. Don't miss the spaghetti -- a seemingly simple dish that's prepared to perfection. After dinner, be sure to indulge in a glass of house made limoncello.

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Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Why it made the list

Chef Aaron Brooks's Edge Steak & Bar is the Miami hotel restaurant most frequented by locals who hanker for a good steak seared perfectly. The chef also serves dishes based on his Australian roots, so expect lamb -- and even kangaroo -- on the menu. A Sunday brunch is themed after a food truck roundup with all manner of different cuisines to try.

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SLS Hotel South Beach

Why it made the list

The Bazaar by Jose Andres at the SLS is one of Miami Beach's most delightful experiences. The venerated chef features modern takes on traditional Spanish tapas with items like blue cheese ice cream sandwiches, a foie gras PB&J, and dragon fruit ceviche. Every dish comes with its own surprise, so keep the camera ready.

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The Setai

Why it made the list

Jaya at the Setai is a luxe restaurant that offers dishes influenced from Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, India, China, and Japan. Named after the hotel's interior designer, Jaya Ibrahim, the space is understated elegance with the focal point being a courtyard with several water features. On Sundays, Jaya hosts an elaborate jazz buffet brunch that features a bounty of items, a raw bar, carving stations, and even liquid nitrogen ice cream.

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