Miami Restaurants

Miami's restaurant scene has exploded in the past few years, with new restaurants springing up left and right every month. The melting pot of residents and visitors has brought an array of sophisticated, tasty cuisine. Little Havana is still king for Cuban fare, and Miami Beach is swept up in a trend of fusion cuisine, which com
Miami's restaurant scene has exploded in the past few years, with new restaurants springing up left and right every month. The melting pot of residents and visitors has brought an array of sophisticated, tasty cuisine. Little Havana is still king for Cuban fare, and Mia
Miami's restaurant scene has exploded in the past few years, with new restaurants springing up left and right every mont

Miami's restaurant scene has exploded in the past few years, with new restaurants springing up left and right every month. The melting pot of residents and visitors has brought an array of sophisticated, tasty cuisine. Little Havana is still king for Cuban fare, and Miami Beach is swept up in a trend of fusion cuisine, which combines Asian, French, American, and Latin cooking with sumptuous—and pricey—results. Locals spend the most time in downtown Miami, Wynwood, Midtown, and the Design District, where the city's ongoing foodie and cocktail revolution is most pronounced. Since Miami dining is a part of the trendy nightlife scene, most dinners don't start until 8 or 9 pm, and may go well into the night. To avoid a long wait among the late-night partiers at hot spots, come before 7 pm or make reservations. Attire is usually casual-chic, but patrons like to dress to impress. Don't be surprised to see large tables of women in skimpy dresses—this is common in Miami. Prices tend to stay high in hot spots like Lincoln Road, but if you venture off the beaten path you can find delicious food for reasonable prices. When you get your bill, check whether a gratuity is already included; most restaurants add between 15% and 20% (ostensibly for the convenience of, and protection from, the many Latin American and European tourists who are used to this practice in their homelands), but supplement it depending on your opinion of the service.

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  • 1. Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant

    $$$$ | South Beach | Seafood

    In South Beach's decidedly new-money scene, the stately Joe's Stone Crab is an old-school testament to good food and good service. Stone crabs...Read More

  • 2. Juvia

    $$$$ | South Beach | Japanese

    High atop South Beach's design-driven 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage, Juvia commingles urban sophistication with South Beach seduction. Three...Read More

  • 3. La Mar by Gaston Acurio

    $$$$ | Downtown | Peruvian

    Don't have time to make a foodie pilgrimage to Lima, Peru? Not to worry; the next best thing beckons in downtown Miami, where Peruvian celebrity...Read More

  • 4. Makoto

    $$$$ | Japanese

    Stephen Starr's Japanese headliner, executed by celebrity-chef Makoto Okuwa, is one of the most popular restaurants in all of South Florida...Read More

  • 5. Rusty Pelican

    $$$ | Key Biscayne | American

    Whether you're visiting Miami for the first or 15th time, a meal at the Rusty Pelican is a memorable experience. Vistas of the bay and Miami...Read More

  • 6. Bourbon Steak

    $$$$ | Steakhouse

    Michael Mina's long-standing South Florida steak house has never gone out of style. The restaurant design is seductive, the clientele sophisticated...Read More

  • 7. Gianni's at the Villa

    $$$$ | South Beach | Italian

    Set within the glitz and ostentation of Gianni Versace’s former mansion, the Villa Casa Casuarina, this restaurant doles out excellent Italian...Read More

  • 8. Hakkasan Miami

    $$$$ | Mid-Beach | Chinese

    This stateside sibling of the Michelin-star London restaurant brings the haute-Chinese-food movement to South Florida, adding pan-Asian flair...Read More

  • 9. Il Mulino New York -- Sunny Isles Beach

    $$$$ | Italian

    For more than two decades, Il Mulino New York has ranked among the top Italian restaurants in Gotham, so it's no surprise that the Miami outposts...Read More

  • 10. Le Zoo

    $$$$ | North Beach | French

    Following success with Makoto in the swanky Bal Harbour shops, restaurateur Stephen Starr has shifted gears from Japan to France, bringing a...Read More

  • 11. Meat Market

    $$$$ | South Beach | Steakhouse

    On Lincoln Road, where most of the restaurants emphasize people-watching over good food, this is one spot where you can find the best of both...Read More

  • 12. NAOE

    $$$$ | Downtown | Japanese

    By virtue of its petite size (eight patrons max) and strict seating times (at 6 and 9:30 nightly), the Japanese gem will forever remain intimate...Read More

  • 13. Red, the Steakhouse

    $$$$ | South Beach | Steakhouse

    The carnivore glamour den seduces with its red-and-black dominatrix color scheme and overloads the senses with the divine smells and tastes...Read More

  • 14. The Forge

    $$$$ | Mid-Beach | Steakhouse

    Legendary for its opulence, this restaurant has been wowing patrons since 1968. After a face-lift in 2010, antiques, gilt-framed paintings,...Read More

  • 15. BLT Steak

    $$$$ | South Beach | Steakhouse

    This Ocean Drive favorite, renowned for seriously divine Gruyère cheese popovers and succulent steak and fish dishes, illuminates the vibrant...Read More

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