When it comes to the weekend you have two choices: 1) catch up on all the errands, housework, exercise, and family time you missed during the week, or 2) go to brunch and cross another item off your bucket list. Hey, this is Miami, we know which one you’re picking, so to help you have a completely unproductive weekend, we found an unbelievable amount brunches with unlimited booze and conveniently organized them by neighborhood...
Dade County’s only pier restaurant has brunch from 11am to 1pm, with chicken & waffles, omelets, and eggs. Plus specialty Bloody Marys and mango Bellinis.
A weekly rotation of seven brunch classics, including eggs Benedict, French toast, skillets, mac & cheese, egg sandwiches, salad, and acai bowls, plus endless mimosas Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am to 3pm for $45.
You're nabbing a $65 brunch buffet including fantastic brunch cocktails.
Set up shop and get one free mimosa from 11:30am to 12pm, two-for-one Mimosas, Bellinis, or Kir Royales until 4pm.
Here, you're getting $15 unlimited mimosas or Bloody Marys with the purchase of any entrée. Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm.
Bottomless house mimosas for $24.95 per person or indulgent Moët & Chandon mimosas for $40.95, plus brunch classics like apple walnut French toast, pork belly Benedict, and steak huevos rancheros.
Free unlimited mimosas with any entrée until 3pm.
Seventy-five dollar brunch buffet with grill-to-order meat, and $20 for unlimited mimosas, select cocktails, sparkling wine, and draft beer.
Bottomless mimosas or Sangria for $15.
Get set up with an $85 unlimited brunch buffet of Peruvian-inspired classics like ceviche and tiradito, that also includes unlimited cocktails like pisco sour or The Spa Treatment, on Sundays from 11:30am-3:30pm.
A full brunch menu with $20 unlimited mimosas and Bellinis or $25 unlimited Prosecco on Saturdays and Sundays from noon-5pm.
A brunch buffet with grilled steaks, chicken, fish, and pizzas and pastries. PLUS unlimited rosé for a mere $25.
Giorgio Rapicavoli's brunch masterpieces like semolina pancakes and wood oven-baked eggs served alongside Bloody Marys and mimosas ($10) as well as sangria ($10/$35) with Vinho Verde, sauvignon blanc, Chablis, and fresh fruit. Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3:30pm.
$19 all you-can-drink specials, including jalapeño vodka bloody Mary; house-infused bacon rye whiskey old-fashioned; Warsteiner Grapefruit Radler; mimosas and Miller Lite draft, from 12-3pm.
Cuban Asian cuisine with a selection of specialty Mojitos and $20 Bottomless mimosas every Sunday (starting February 12).
You want unlimited Funky Buddha, mimosas, and Bloody Marys for $15, 11am-3pm Saturday and Sunday? You got it.
At Tarpon, you'll find brunch favorites a la carte with $25 unlimited mimosas known as The Sage and The Jade. Also, $50 magnums of rosé if you're feeling like... ordering $50 magnums of rosé.
Here's the move: a three-course, prix-fixe brunch with unlimited mimosas for $37. Boom, done.
Get savory dishes like huevos ‘Bulla’ and croquetas de jamón, sweet dishes like hazelnut waffles, and bottomless sangrias and mimosas for an additional $15 per person.
Ninety dollars gets you unlimited Champagne, Bellinis, and mimosas plus the Biltmore’s legendary Sunday brunch.
A full brunch menu with one mimosa carafe for $25 (five glasses), two for $40, or bottomless mimosas for $25 per person, along with Town’s Signature two-for-one Bloody Mary bar on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-1pm.
All-you-can-drink brunch cocktails like mimosas and Bloody Haraguchi (sake, Zing Zang, Sriracha, lemon celery bitters, and togarashi salt rim) for $20 per person, Sundays from 11:30am to 3pm.
Don't sleep on Fooq's signature Persian fried chicken 'n' pancakes or 'Choripapa,' washed down with bottomless rosé & white sangria for $20.
For $24 you'll get unlimited rosé from 11am to 8pm. That's a long day… for rosé.
On Sundays from 12pm -- 4pm get all you can drink rosé, frosé & mimosas for $25 per person, plus there's a $14 Ketel One Bloody Mary cart.
Forty-five dollars for two people. That gets you a carafe of sangria, paella, and cheese board, every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-5pm.
It's $21.99 for bottomless mimosas and Belvedere Bloody Marys, PLUS bottomless Veuve Clicquot mimosas for $50 from 11am to 4pm on Sundays.
Classic brunch starts at $95 with unlimited Louis Roederer Champagne. The Signature is $175 with Laurent Perrier and the ultra-fancy Premium is $395 with Dom Perignon.
What we have here is a food truck with a brunch selection from breakfast burgers to Key lime pie pancakes, with $12 bottomless mimosas, Bellinis, and homemade beer Bloody Marys. Sundays from 10:30am-3:30pm.
B&F sees you enjoying a decadent, all-you-can-eat oceanfront brunch feast every Sunday from 11am to 3pm for $29.95. Guests can add on bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for $15 a pop.
Unlimited mimosas or Bloody Marys for $12 with the purchase of any entrée, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am-4pm.
It's $25 for bottomless drinks, including mimosas, Bloody Marys, rum punch, and the restaurants proprietary house-brew, BC Bootlager.
Check out the $20 unlimited build your own Bloody Mary bar, mimosas, or Bellinis. Weekends, 10am-4pm.
Bottomless Whispering Angel rosé for $20 (poured out of a 3L magnum), unlimited select bottled beers for $15, and table-side bottomless mimosas for $15.
Bottomless mimosas & Bloody Marys, $5 for ladies, $15 for guys from 10am to 4pm.
All-you-can-drink mimosas, bloody Marys, and Bossi Bellinis for $12 per person until 5pm, Saturday and Sunday.
All-you-can-eat brunch buffet plus bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys for $21.95
Mexican dishes like Benedict Azteca and huevos rancheros divorciados with $12 endless mimosas or Bloody Marys, Sundays from 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Sixty dollar oceanfront brunch with bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, Kir Royale, and pineapple & cranberry mimosas on Sundays from 11:30am-2:30pm.
Bottomless mimosas, Bellinis & Peroni, plus a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar with a check list of 20+ things you can stack. Every weekend from 11am-3pm.
All-you-can-eat brunch buffet for $30 per person, bottomless mimosas, and Bloody Marys for $20, an a la carte menu, AND scenic waterfront views of the Intracoastal.
Ladies drink free screwdrivers and mimosas with the purchase of a brunch entrée.
Huevos and breakfast tacos with a variety of cocktails and full tequila bar on Sundays from 10:30am-3pm. Señoritas receive free mimosas and sangria with their meals.
Fifteen dollar bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, and UFO White beer by Harpoon Brewery on weekends from 11am-3pm.
A full brunch menu and a live DJ, with $20 bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas on Sundays from 11:30am-4pm.
Bottomless sangria Peruana, sangria brava, El Shandy cocktails or a Champagne cocktails for $25 per person with the brunch tasting menu.
Twenty-five dollar bottomless drinks including the Homestead mimosa, Heirloom Mary, and beers from Wynwood Brewing, Funky Buddha, and Cigar City.
A $49 brunch buffet with unlimited mimosas or Bloody Marys for $10.
Bottomless bubbly brunch drinks including traditional mimosas, mango, guava, pineapple, and passionfruit versions... or bottomless Bloody Marys for $25
Truffle pizzetta, omelette ou oeufs brouillés, salad de chevre chaud, and more French specialties served with bottomless mimosas ($25) or prosecco ($35) for 2 hours.
Seafood brunch menu plus bottomless mimosas or sparkling rose for $25, plus Bloody Marys and oyster shooters for just $7.
Bottomless mimosas and sangria from noon to 3pm Saturday and 11am to 3pm Sunday.
You're grabbing a $29 brunch buffet with all your favorite brunch standards, plus $18 for bottomless mimosas and Bellinis for two hours.
Twenty-five dollar bottomless rosé, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm.
It's a $50 brunch buffet with one entrée and a dessert, or $85 for all that plus unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys, wine, and Moet Ice.
Forty brunch buffet including curried fish cakes and duck confit hash, lobster omelette, homemade whitefish salad, brioche French toast, and eggs Benedict. Brunch includes bottomless mimosas, Bellinis, prosecco, and housemade Bloody Marys, selection of entrée and bottomless drinks.
Eighty-five dollars for an epic buffet of sushi, grilled meats, and other Mediterranean favorites, plus limitless glasses of Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere Bloody Marys.
Self-serve brunch for $39 per person and unlimited La Villa Barton Rosé for an additional $16. Plus, you get a $10 Uber credit for a ride home until 11pm.
$23 prix-fixe lunch menu with stuff like watermelon salad and lomo saltado, plus three dessert options and bottomless Bellinis, prosecco, or mimosas.
For $30 guests can choose bottomless margaritas, micheladas, Bloody Marias and mimosas. Mix and match is also encouraged.
Twenty-nine dollar all you can drink mimosas, $29 all you can drink Ketel One Bloody Marys, and $35 limitless rosé Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm.
$55 brunch table including fresh fruits, pastries, yogurt parfaits, Spanish cheeses, cured meats, traditional caviar service and bagels + lox plus $10 bottomless cava mimosas on Saturdays.
Bottomless mimosas. Twenty-five dollars per person.
Bottomless mimosas EVERY DAY for $30.
Twenty-five dollars per person mix-and-match Bloody Marys and mimosas with four different flavors to choose from: peach, passion fruit, guava, and orange. Unlimited for an hour and a half, on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm.
A Ritz-Carlton-worthy spread with hand-crafted cocktails and unlimited mimosas for $30.
Drag on brunch Saturdays and Sundays with two seatings (11:30am and 2pm), with $39.95 unlimited margaritas for its Saturday “Sabado Gigante” brunch, and $39.95 unlimited mimosas on Sundays.
A “jazz” brunch; $80 per person for unlimited brunch and Louis Roederer Champagne, on Sundays from 11:30-3pm.
An unlimited brunch buffet for $44, with unlimited bellinis, sangrias, mimosa's and a full Mezcal Bloody Mary bar.
Bottomless mimosas. Five dollars for ladies, $15 for gentlemen.
Bottomless mimosas & sangria, $5 for ladies, $15 for guys.
A full brunch menu with one mimosa carafe for $25 (five glasses), two for $40, or bottomless mimosas for $25 per person, along with Town’s signature two-for-one Bloody Mary bar on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-1pm.
Brunch specialties like waffle panini, omelet dumplings, and shrimp and polenta with special brunch cocktails, boasting names like Teenage Mutant Ginger Turtles and Beets by Gray. Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
Unlimited appetizers, a main entrée, bottomless mimosas, and Bye Joe sangria for $55 Sunday from 11:30am to 4pm.
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1. Beach Bar @ Newport Pier16501 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach
2. Corsair19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura
3. Il Mulino840 1st St, Miami Beach
4. Novecento - Brickell1414 Brickell Ave, Miami
5. 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar485 Brickell Ave, Miami
6. American Social690 Southwest 1st Court, Miami
7. Brother Jimmy's BBQ900 S Miami Avenue, Suite 135, Miami
8. Edge, Steak & Bar1435 Brickell Ave, Miami
9. Fado Irish Pub900 S Miami Ave, Suite 200, Brickell
10. La Mar by Gaston Acurio500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami
11. Toscana Divino900 South Miami Ave, Miami
12. Quinto La Huella788 Brickell Plz, Miami
13. Glass and Vine2820 McFarlane Rd, Miami
14. Taurus3540 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove
15. Son Cubano2530 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables
16. Brasserie Central320 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables
17. Bulla Gastrobar2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables
18. Fontana at The Biltmore1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables
19. Town Kitchen & Bar7301 SW 57th Ct, South Miami
20. Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market5241 NW 87th Avenue, Doral
21. Fooq's1035 N Miami Ave, Miami
22. GK bistronomie218 NW 25th St, Miami
23. Pawn Broker Rooftop and Lounge121 SE 1st Street, Miami
24. La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
25. STK Miami1100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
26. Zuma270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami
27. B.C. Cafe4801 S University Dr, Davie
28. Beauty and The Feast601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
29. Big City Tavern609 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
30. Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
31. Boatyard1555 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale
32. Grille 401401 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
33. Himmarshee Public House201 SW 2nd St., Ft. Lauderdale
34. Louie Bossi's1032 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale
35. Mama Mia Italian Ristorante1818 S Young Cir, Hollywood
36. Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar1313 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
37. Ocean20002000 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
38. Pizza Craft Artisan Pizzeria330 Himmarshee St Ste 101, Fort Lauderdale
39. Shooters Waterfront3033 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale
40. Tarpon Bend's Mojito Madness65 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
41. TacoCraft5829 SW 73rd St, South Miami
42. Tap 42301 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables
43. YOLO (You Only Live Once) Restaurant & O Lounge333 East Las Olas Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale
44. Pisco Y Nazca8405 Mills Dr #206, Miami
45. Beachcraft2395 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
46. Carillon Lounge6801 Collins Avenue , Miami Beach
47. The Continental2360 Collins Ave, Miami
48. Stripsteak4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
49. Brasserie Azur3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami
50. Midtown Oyster Bar3301 NE 1st Ave, Miami
51. Mina's Mediterraneo749 NE 79th St, Miami
52. Vagabond Kitchen & Bar7301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
53. Izzy's Fish and Oyster423 Washington Ave, Miami
54. Now & Zen736 1st St. , Miami Beach
55. Prime Fish100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
56. Bianca1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
57. The Driftwood Room1825 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
58. Juvia1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach
59. Olla1233 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
60. The Restaurant At The Raleigh1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
61. The Bazaar by José Andrés1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
62. Pubbelly Sushi, Miami
63. The Social Club1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
64. 660 at The Angler's660 Washington Ave, South Beach
65. Bistro One LR1 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach
66. Palace Bar1200 Ocean Dr, Miami
67. The Setai Grill2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
68. Terrazza at the Shore Club1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
69. Beaker & Gray2637 N Miami Ave, Miami
70. R House2727 NW 2nd Ave, Miami
At the base of Newport Fishing Pier Park in Sunny Isles Beach, Beach Bar @ Newport Pier is a seafood-centric restaurant. The beachfront eatery serves everything you’d expect from a seafood house: sushi, sashimi, raw bar, locally caught fish, steaks, burgers, sandwiches, salads. Seafood changes with the seasons, weather, and fishing conditions, but you can always expect to find a slew of sushi options, from traditional maki, to innovative creations, riceless rolls (for those working on their beach bods), and sushi “Boats” for a larger-format, table-share option. And a meal on the beach would be incomplete without cocktails to drink while you’re drinking in the view of Sunny Isles.
In Corsair, celebrity Chef Scott Conant has managed to construct what we imagine the bottom of the sea to look like (if illuminated by a giant flashlight and situated adjacent to a golf course). The geometric Mediterranean tiles closely resemble white and blue sea glass, and the fish (though motionless and plated) are bright and plump. The Turnberry Isle American-Mediterranean restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and after a day out in the Miami sun, you are encouraged to rejuvenate yourself with a refreshing tuna tartare with avocado wasabi, sweet soy, wontons, pickled root vegetables, and crispy rock shrimp. Progress to a crispy skin snapper whose mild flavor is augmented by lime rice and chayote squash, and conclude your meal with a macadamia nut-crusted Key lime tart.
This SoFo spot is cooking a lot of the food in the actual dining room at remote cooking stations and giving you bruschetta with mussels and fried zucchini before you even order. Be sure to try the Champagne truffle ravioli.
Novecento embraces the mantra: “mi casa es su casa” in its mecca for Argentinian cuisine. The menu is extensive, and your head will likely be spinning with the promise of empanadas, sopas, croquetas, quesadillas, and steaks. Favorite dishes include the signature hand-carved-beef empanadas, the pan-seared sweetbreads with sautéed mushrooms, French beans, corn, and baby greens, and the picada -- or sharing platter -- with fontina, Swiss, and manchego cheeses served with quince jelly, marinated mozzarella, Kalamata olives, and mixed nuts served with toasts. Novecento also conflates Italian influences with its Argentinian flavors: pastas include crab ravioli with creamy saffron sauce and potato gnocchi, while pizzas include pies with ham and white mushrooms, and prosciutto and mozzarella. Enjoy the dishes in a bistro setting in which the focal point is a lighted red dome above the bar.
In true Miami fashion, 15th & Vine is serving American cuisine with heavy Latin influence, perched a full 15 floors above the city. While snacking on small plates like scallop and dragonfruit ceviche, guests can gaze out at sweeping views of Brickell Avenue and the Biscayne Bay below through enormous floor-to-ceiling windows. With a capacity of only 96 patrons, the dining experience at 15th & Vine is fairly intimate -- individual tables are sectioned off with white marble dividers, heavy, red-cloth chairs surround each of the expansive tabletops, and a private 10-person dining room is available if reserved ahead of time. The outdoor space features a flourishing vertical garden, a wood-paneled deck, and of course, more striking city views, all of which are best enjoyed with a glass of red wine.
Embracing the hard-working spirit of America, American Social is the ultimate destination for a post-work drink. Bedecked with red, white, and blue furniture and peppered with issues of LIFE magazine on the walls, American Social is a relaxing spot for dinner and drinks. Start off your meal with shared plates like Peekytoe Crab Toast, with red peppers, shallots, mustard, aioli, cucumber, jalapeno and tarragon on a pumpernickel crouton or rock shrimp tacos. The extensive menu encourages you to nibble on burgers and sandwiches, salads, and pub dishes like cheesy fries with pickled jalapeno, ranch, scallions, and proteins like chicken, rock shrimp and short rib. And last -- but certainly not least -- its spectacular waterfront views are enough to (maybe just maybe) restore your faith in the country.
When the Brother Jimmy’s gods tell you to “Put some South in yo’ mouth,” you do not say no. The New York-based one-stop-shop for inexpensive beers and Southern fare splits its food menu equally between saucy barbecue specialities and fried delights. Hush puppies, fried pickles, hot wings anchor the starters, while fried spiced catfish and Dixie hoe cakes stand out among the non-BBQ entrées. Of course, it's a rarity to come here and not order barbecue, and luckily the platters of sliced brisket, Carolina pulled pork, and baby back ribs do not disappoint.
There are several things that separate this sophisticate venue from the high-brow steakhouses of Miami: for one, executive chef Aaron Brooks was named the Miami "Lambassador" by the Australian lamb council, and his lamb chops, served with chickpeas, fire-roasted peppers, red chimichurri, and coriander cream, are an award-winning signature. The rest of the meat-centric menu features Creekstone Farms steaks that are cooked over a mesquite-chipped grill, giving them a smoky, outdoorsy flavor that'll make you forget you’re sitting in the Four Seasons. And though the prices won't make a meal at Edge a casual spend, specialty seafood that's flown in every day makes the trip worth it.
To ensure its position in Miami’s bar culture as an authentic Irish pub, Fadó's interior was constructed piecemeal in Dublin, then shipped to and assembled in Miami, synthesizing five rooms, including the stained glass Victorian Long Hall, the Shop, the Cottage, and a series of Snugs, or private places to enjoy food, drink, and conversation. Traditional Irish fare, like shepherd’s pie, corned beef ‘n’ cabbage, and bangers ‘n’ mash, supplemented by bar favorites like fish tacos and Philly-style cheesesteak, are on offer at Fadó.
Peruvian culinary maestro Gaston Acurio is mixing Andean and Asian flavors into a bold menu that highlights his home country at this chic restaurant inside the Mandarin Oriental. The menu includes made-to-order ceviche; tiraditos, or Peruvian-style sashimi; and causas, a traditional dish of potatoes whipped with seafood, avocado, tobiko, tomato, and egg. The drink selection is equally quintessential Peru, offering various takes on the pisco sour.
Brickell’s Toscana Divino serves up traditional and modern Tuscan dishes whose ingredients are sourced locally, drawing inspiration from the local food systems that are in place in Italy. You can expect dishes like market fish with chili, ginger, cucumber, coconut, and lime, gnocchi with rabbit ragu, homemade spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce, and squid ink seafood pasta. Wine suggestions and pairings are available (and encouraged) to enhance your Toscana Divino experience.
Located within the East Hotel in Brickell, this rustic-chic spot serves specialty cocktails and refined Uruguayan fare like shrimp tostadas, calamares fritos, and white fish tiradito. Surf and turf shines on the plancha-centric menu, boasting highlights like rack of lamb, hake fillet, and traditional mollejas (sweetbreads), and there's even a room where you can watch the chefs at work grilling your selections to perfection. While the interior is sleek and woodsy, the ambience is definitely classy; we suggest you plan ahead and find a pair of dress pants that accommodates your post-feast waistline.
From Chopped champion and Eating House Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli, Glass and Vine is a vibrant restaurant with New American cuisine and Floridian flair. The Peacock Park space offers bucolic views and a laid-back atmosphere, with some 200 brightly colored seats and a menu with dishes equally as bright in flavor. The simple, ingredient-forward courses are conducive to sharing, and the best way to order is by picking a plate from each of the four sections: Snacks, Garden, Sea, and Land.
Taurus Beer & Whiskey is known for its selection of over 100 whiskeys and late-night bar bites, but come the weekend, this Coconut Grove spot is a destination for bottomless brunch-lovers to indulge in breakfast fritas or a chorizo and pork sandwiched between two buttery English muffins and jalapeno vodka Bloody Marys and mimosas. Both casual drinkers and alcohol aficionados can appreciate Taurus’s beverage program, which encompasses both domestic and international brews and whiskeys.
Miami is saturated by Cuban restaurants and Asian restaurants, but Son Cubano is tapping into a new niche for the city: Cuban cuisine with Asian influence makes its debut on the Miracle Mile. Son Cubano’s fusion menu is served in an open dining room, and accompanied by a bar, lounge, outdoor patio (for those Cuban cigars, of course), and live music. The bar features a selection of specialty mojitos, which can be enjoyed at dinner with live entertainment, or alongside bottomless mimosas for brunch on Sundays.
Brasserie Central Miami is a long, narrow Parisian-style bistro whose row of barstools seemingly goes on forever. The space is decorated with tin basins of baguettes that stand at attention like flowers in a vase, and lights hang from above in multi-shaped, multicolored glass-blown globes. The menu is served from late morning into the night, meaning you’re sure to find snacks or plates suitable for any time of day (and any type of appetite). French favorites include Coq au Vin Lyonnais, slow cooked in red wine with mushrooms, onions, and bacon, Steak au Poivre, with garlic spinach and a cognac demi-glaze, and Gratin Dauphinois. Top your meal off with a carafe of white, red, or rosé, and you’ll be in haute cuisine heaven.
Bulla (pronounced boo-ya) is slang for chatter, and likely refers to both the bustling open kitchen at this large and light-filled space, and the conversation-inducing plates. The gastropub features tapas and a full bar, and brings the flavors of Spain to Coral Gables with courses like a calamari and king prawn paella, and a salad made with watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, and truffle honey.
Fontana is the Biltmore Hotel’s upscale Italian ristorante, known for its elegant décor, refined dinner menu, and tastefully over-the-top brunch. The indoor dining room is bookended by ornate vaulted ceilings and parquet wooden floors, while patio dining is situated in a lavish courtyard with a fountain surrounded by columned arcades. The European charm is reflected in Fontana’s food program; Chef Beppe Galazzi uses local and farm-fresh ingredients when stocking the breakfast buffet of eggs, meats, fruits, pastries, and yogurt, and the à la carte dinner of homemade pastas, meats, and antipasti.
Town Kitchen & Bar makes grilled cheese, dripping with class. The self-proclaimed neighborhood joint serves "Inventive Comfort Food," featuring things like truffled lobster grilled cheese on challah, duck confit dumplings, and a full selection of a' la carte steaks -- savory classics with a little finesse. The restaurant also offers a full selection of brick oven pizzas, topped with everything from house cured sausage and truffle oil, to shredded short rib with smoked gouda, all made-to-order. The space itself is dimly lit with plush seats, an open patio, and floral center pieces -- somewhere between elegant and modestly casual. And for the bar, the scotch and tequila-forward cocktail program is almost as comforting at the grilled cheese.
The fact that this Japanese small plates spot is located in Doral should not deter you from paying a visit. With a sushi bar and binchotan grill visible from nearly every seat in the house, it’s no coincidence that the raw and grilled items are the menu’s gems. Sashimi offerings like the golden eye snapper (kinme-dai) or the Japanese sea bream (madai) grant you a glimpse into the impeccable, naturally occurring flavors the sea has to offer before soy sauce is poured, spicy mayo is slathered, or raw fish is cached behind any other fix-in in a too-complicated roll. But if it’s soy sauce you insist on, request Dragonfly’s three-year-aged version, which is deeply savory, earthy, and, above all, an acceptable accoutrement. From the grill, opt for the salted mackerel, whose mildness is brightened by a splash of ponzu.
Fooq’s makes its patchwork menu seem effortless, seamlessly combining French, Italian, and Middle Eastern elements in a spectacular culinary experiment. The Persian salad of fennel, hard-boiled eggs, marbled potatoes, celery, olives, turmeric pickles, and Dijon lemon is the lightest entrance into the menu, which takes you to a bucatini amatriciana whose smoked pancetta permeates the dish and tints the sweet onions, San Marzano tomatoes, garlic chips, and chili flakes with a familiar taste that offsets the spice. The traditional Persian stew changes daily but always comes highly recommended, and with throw pillows and cookbook-covered coffee tables, the atmosphere at Fooq’s is just homey enough to push you to try something new.
GK Bistronomie, Chef Rafael Perez’s dreamlike bistro in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District, piques the senses with the combination of its bright, open layout --walls are plastered with intricate mirrors and tables have aqua-tone settings -- and vibrant dishes whose elements are often plated asymmetrically and cacophonously, like true works of modern art. The menu reads like a wish list of Peruvian delicacies you can only hope to try during your next theoretical visit to South America, with a handful of ceviches (whose preparation you can watch at the ceviche bar), hot apps like anticuchos, fish chicharron, pork taquitos, and skirt steak churrasco. End your meal with an unexpected creme brulee with Madagascar vanilla beans, ginger marshmallow, Thai basil, and pickled blueberry.
At Pawn Broker, the glass you clink with is just as significant as the cocktail inside. One of the most highly acclaimed bars in the city, Pawn Broker is perched high above the streets on the roof of Downtown’s Langford Hotel. Each of the bar’s 1920s-themed cocktails is served in a unique, dedicated glass: The Giggle Water, an allusion to Prohibition bathtub gin, is served in a tiny ceramic bathtub, brimming with lavender foam atop Martin Miller W.S. gin, champagne syrup, and Fever Tree Indian tonic, while the White Lightning is held in a transparent lowball. At Pawn Broker, Sundays mean debauchery, not confession, meaning a boozy bar brunch with all-you-can-drink rosé, frosé, and mimosas as well as quesadillas, pastries, peanut butter French toast sticks, and eggs Benedict empanadas.
This historic Madrid food market is here in pop-up version through the end of January 2016. The market will feature Spanish classics like corn-fed ham, gin and tonics, squid-ink paella, montaditos, gazpacho, fruits, meats, fish and so much more. Better stop by before it closes, you won't regret it.
This posh Miami steakhouse fills its mammoth space with swanky red velvet booths and pink neon lighting that reflects onto the white rack-of-ribs inspired ceiling art above, made all the more overpowering by the posted DJ’s beats. Your meal will certainly vie with the sultry aesthetic for your attention: the menu of market salads, starters, raw selections, entrees, steaks, and sides plates exquisitely composed dishes like beef carpaccio with pickled mustard, garlic chips, and walnut oil, seared tuna with shitake brown butter, ponzu, and roasted baby turnips, and roasted pork chop with maple sweet potato and apple marmalade. Steaks can be ordered in small, medium, and large varieties and can be topped with a pat of truffle butter, shrimp, or a hunk of king crab or lobster.
Izakaya-inspired restaurant Zuma in Downtown Miami combines a bright, modern setting with exquisite presentation of its ocean-fresh sushi dishes, like the Dynamite Spider Roll with soft-shell crab, chili, and wasabi tobiko sauce. From the robata grill, opt for tender beef and shishito pepper skewers with smoked chili soy, or baby artichoke with truffle wafu dressing. If it’s something crispy you’re craving, crunch on rock shrimp tempura with lime and chili mayonnaise, lobster tempura with spicy ponzu, or grouper tempura with chili onions. Brunch offerings include a selection of premium sushi, sashimi, and maki rolls.
This brick-and-mortar annex of food truck monolith BC Taco touts its signature caveman-themed taco menu, shelling out favorites like the Hunter, the T-Rex, the Missing Link, and the Cave-Dweller, which -- though unconfirmed by archaeologists -- are speculated to be visible in prehistoric cave paintings around the world. The BC Café also serves breakfast items like pancakes, waffles, and breakfast sweet potatoes to fuel fellow hunter-gatherers for the long, arduous day ahead. And after a night out around the bonfire, BC Taco is the cave-orhood saving grace for its Hangover Burger, with beef, barbecue pork, mustard, coleslaw, and a sunny-side-up egg.
American comfort food comes in all shapes and sizes at Fort Lauderdale’s Beauty and the Feast. The menu features small plates, large plates, “Feast Plates,” and “Accessories,” -- assuring diners that all types of appetites will be sated -- and highlights include skirt steak with rainbow chard, Florida cab bisque with orange-infused sherry cream, double-cut pork chop, and cedar plank wild salmon. Complement your main dishes with cream of corn or roasted sun chokes, and wash them down with zesty cocktails like the Rock, Flirt, Feast, or Scheme.
In a sprawling space on Las Olas Blvd., Big City Tavern is a New American gastropub from Big Time Restaurant Group. The vintage-chic space has high tin ceilings and rustic brick walls that are studded with taxidermy, but the food, antithetical to the restaurant’s decor, is a modern approach to globally influenced American classics. The menu features from-scratch items like breads and pastas, and dishes like Asian chicken wings and pepperoni pizza can be paired with a buttermilk-fried chicken sandwich, shrimp pad thai, Moroccan-spiced grilled chicken, or duck confit pappardelle. The Fort Lauderdale-based tavern is also a haven for California wine lovers and craft beer nerds, with an expansive selection of each.
Burlock Coast Seafare and Spirits channels the creativity of Prohibition-era rumrunners. Housed in the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Carlton, Burlock Coast boasts an irreverence not typically associated with luxury hotels, which is why we love it. The venue doesn’t merely confine itself to one mission; it is at once a restaurant, a café, a market, and a bar, serving up sea, land, and raw dishes, like Palmetto Creek Pork Belly with black truffle grits and malbec, black grouper with artichoke, and tuna tartare. The décor has sleek and subtle hints of maritime charm, with ceiling lamps reminiscent of buoys and windows displaying panoramic views of the ocean. The rum shop and juice bar allow you to bottle a small part of Burlock Coast and take it with you.
Boatyard taps into the pulse of Fort Lauderdale’s yachting community as a dockside seafood restaurant. The menu boasts fresh daily catches like salmon, mahi-mahi, yellowfin tuna, black grouper, and local swordfish, which you’ll dress with citrus butter, shitake lemongrass, lemon herb vinaigrette, or saffron lemon nage. But, of course, you’ll be hungry as you await your gilled delight, so you’ll want to start your meal off with some “Shareables.” Opt for honey-butter-escorted Bimini bread, which is made with vanilla, sugar, and a coconut glaze, or the Brussels spouts with ginger, kimchee, and peanuts. Come for the food and stay for the impressive views of the Intracoastal.
The fun at Grille 401 at Las Olas is derived from three places: its two bars and its varied menu. Curate a feast from the selection of sushi, flatbreads, bar bites, soups, salads, meats and fish -- Grille 401 is made for celebratory meals with its spacious, wood-laden interiors punctuated by plush leather booths and illuminated by large, modern lanterns that make the ceilings feel even higher. The Asian Sea Bass is one of the menu’s gems, soaked in sherry soy broth and paired with cilantro-mint sticky rice, fresh spinach, and seared veggies, as are the pork chops stuffed with bacon, blue cheese, and apples, and topped with tequila-lime cream sauce. Rinse your palate with a house-made cocktail; the Acai Mojito is “antioxidant-rich” and comes highly recommended.
Occupying a Fort Lauderdale corner is the Himmarshee Public House, a grill and bar whose seemingly innumerably options cross taste boundaries. The food menu encompasses “Snacks & Bites,” “Main Plates,” “Greens,” “Sandwiches and Burgers” and “Sides,” and -- while you’ll be satisfied with the preponderance of dishes -- you won’t want to miss the smoked brisket nachos, the honey truffle fried chicken with skillet corn bread, or the Millionaire Cheese Steak with shaved rib-eye and truffle cheese sauce. The carefully curated beverage program features both local and brand name brews as well as wines and handcrafted cocktails, all of which will put a buzzy spin on the evening.
This large indoor-outdoor Italian in Fort Lauderdale is perpetually jammed with crowds waiting their turn to taste the hot and crispy Neapolitan-style pies. Chef Louie Bossi grew up in an Italian household in New York and got his pizza-making certification (yes, it exists and it's legit) from The Scuola Italiana Pizzaoili in San Francisco, so he knows a thing or two about making the perfect pie. His signature margherita is perfectly simple with buffalo mozzarella, San Marzano tomato sauce, and sea salt, but the menu has a whole selection of pies, both red and white, worth exploring. The restaurant also serves pasta and meat dishes plus daily specials.
With a name like Mama Mia Italian Ristorante, you pretty much know exactly what to expect. The Hollywood landmark has been turning out traditional Italian dishes to the neighborhood for decades from its post on Young Circle. Enjoy Italian chopped salads, jumbo meatballs with whipped ricotta, lasagna, veal milanese, and tiramisu with your choice of over 150 wines from the walk-in cellar. Stop by on Wednesday for “Lobster, Butter & Beats,” all you can eat lobster and bottomless fine wines, or on Sunday for an all you can eat brunch buffet plus bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys.
With 425 varieties of tequila, a house sour mix, and plenty of authentic Mexican eats, Rocco's is pretty hard to beat. The restaurant's famous guacamole is prepared table-side, the corn tortillas are all hand made on a Comal (a standard Mexican tortilla griddle), and the margaritas taste every bit as fresh as they are. In addition to serving tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas, the kitchen serves up a number of creative meat and fish-centric entrees, while guests seat themselves on the paper-lamp-adorned, red-brick patio. The restaurant offers a limited selection of nachos and tacos as late as 3am, and the cocktail menu features 13 different renditions of the margarita (try the strawberry basil), along with a full menu of non-tequila craft cocktails, and, of course, pitchers of sangria.
Located in Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, OCEAN2000 is an upscale American seafood restaurant with Latin flair. Expect chilled seafood dishes like bivalves, ceviche, and poke, along with seafood pastas, grilled daily caught fish like grouper or Atlantic salmon, steamed mussels, and spicy tuna tacos. Stop by the restaurant on Sunday for the “Oceanfront Brunch,” and pick your poison from a sprawling seafood display, hot and cold stations, drinks, and desserts, all at a set price. The restaurant is waterfront-facing, providing unparalleled views from the oversized dining room windows or oceanside patio of the Atlantic to enjoy during your brunch, lunch, or dinner by the sea.
The ROK:BRGR and Himmarshee Public House guys are behind this Fort Lauderdale pizzeria that's doing great things for local pie culture. The small shop makes its dough in-house and creates some pretty inventive topping combos. The menu includes both red and white pies and also features a few pasta dishes, which can be ordered in appetizer or entree sizes. Pizza Craft's Sunday brunch is also a hit because aside from hangover-curing egg sandwiches, there's breakfast pizza.
Helmed by a team of yacht-provisioning experts, Shooters Waterfront guests are welcome to arrive either by car or boat. With 340ft of dockage and valet parking, (for those who come by land) the beachside eatery is certainly catering to Fort Lauderdale's most decidedly nautical coast-dwellers. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch with idyllic views of the Intracoastal waterway -- between the patio bar, the in-laid fire pit, and the collection of cushioned wicker seats, there is little need to venture indoors. The menu offers classic seafood favorites -- broiled Maine lobster tail, flash-fired Mahi tacos, and seared brown butter scallops -- in addition to plenty of hearty steaks, burgers, and pasta dishes. For brunch, there is a bottomless supply of mimosas and Bloody Marys, and for the afternoon crowd, the wine, beer, and cocktail lists leave little to be desired.
Tarpon Bend is the place to go for sumptuous seafood brunch, lunch, and dinner offerings. The weekend brunch menu is limited but fulfilling (and filling), and entrée options include the Crab Cake Benny, with two seared blue crab cakes crowned with peppery arugula, bacon, and two poached eggs, and the blackened tiger shrimp on a cloud of creamy cheddar grits with bacon, scallions, and pico de gallo. If you’re seeking something a little less savory, the Nutty French Toast with hazelnut, pecan, and walnut challah bread embellished with a dollop of brown-sugar-cinnamon cream might be your vice of choice. The beverage program features specialty house cocktails, multiple mojito mixtures, wines, beers, and margaritas.
Appealing to the Miami masses, TacoCraft is a boutique taqueria and dive bar in one. Marrying heirloom family recipes with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and modern presentation, the kitchen slings standouts like ahi tuna and chorizo tacos in a hip, stylish space (think barebones wood paneling, tattoo-like sugar skulls and graffiti adorning the walls, and violet mood lighting). While the spot blows up on Taco Tuesdays, it’s a prime late night option, so swing through when your drunk munchies get truly unbearable.
Craft drafts, inventive bar fare, and bottomless brunch: need we say more? Whether you’re looking for lagers, IPAs, hefeweizens -- or unlimited Bloody Marys and mimosas -- Tap 42’s Coral Gables outpost has you covered. The menu draws from American and Asian influences, featuring highlights like tuna tartare with spicy mayo and malanga chips, and Korean fried chicken. The industrial space embodies the perfect balance of modern and divey, from the wood-paneled walls to the stainless-steel bar peppered with tropical plants.
In the spirit of living just once, YOLO is not such a bad place to spend your time. Socialite's playground and foodie haven alike, the spot has equally popular fine-dining and cocktail programs, for those who want to sit and enjoy upscale American cuisine, and those who would rather make small talk over Mai Tais. Folks can take a seat in the leather-clad dining room to feast on things like bourbon-glazed pork chop, cedar-roasted salmon, and the Yolo burger, which comes dripping with gruyere and bacon jam. And for the after-dinner crowd, the lounge is armed with two full bars and a patio garden, all of which offer plenty of seating and standing room -- more than enough space for locals to shmooz over a couple of the bar's top-shelf house cocktails.
A grand dining room accented in curled and gilded design flourishes serves as context for the Peruvian dishes served here. In keeping with the setting, the courses are also plated beautifully, with springy purple octopus and tart and savory ceviche making up a bulk of the orders. Thankfully, most menu items are meant for sharing, including the Chocolate Dome dessert, which is filled with ice cream, popcorn, rice krispies, and sweet potato, and drizzled in hot white chocolate.
From James Beard Award winning Chef Tom Colicchio, Beachcraft is his first foray into the Miami dining scene. The restaurant, located on the first floor of the 1 Hotel on South Beach, is bright and airy with an open kitchen, reclaimed wood tables and light earth tones, and the atmosphere of an upscale, oceanside eatery. Beachcraft is an American restaurant with a Mediterranean spin, with a focus on seafood. You can expect a rotating, simply grilled daily catch, raw bar options, salads, pizzas, handmade pastas, and steaks. Craft cocktails and wine are also on offer, and for every bottle of wine purchased, a donation is made in support of whale preservation (in other words, drink up… it’s for the whales!). Colicchio’s Beachcraft is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus an excellent beachside brunch buffet with bottomless beverages.
This hotel bar serves alcohol that is good for you. Nestled inside the Canyon Ranch spa-getaway, the Miami eatery maintains the hotel's wellness-centered manifesto with a roster of strictly organic, sustainable, and biodynamic booze. Titled "Wellness Cocktails," the signature house- concoctions are crafted with herbal supplements, fresh pressed fruits and vegetables, and naturally sourced spirits. While healthy alcohol is enough of a draw already, the lounge also serves made-to-order smoothies and juice drinks, along with organic hearth-pizzas, sandwiches, and a collection of small plates. The space is dark and oaky, with a wide marble bar, and bare Edison bulbs hanging from the ceiling, and the servers are happy to help you pair your food and drink selections to your own bodily needs. At Carillon, you can relax your muscles, focus on your mental health, and have a drink while you do it.
With tiki-inspired cocktails, a tropical patio, and a 50's style dining room, The Continental is an easy Miami favorite. Offering eclectic global cuisine, and plenty of shared plates , the beachside eatery has something for everyone -- dishes ranging from short rib empanadas and pastrami fried rice, to Baja fish tacos and Jamaican jerk chicken. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with all-day dessert (try the caramel popcorn sundae), the retro Miami Vice-esque patio is an excellent place to pass the hours. Happy hour ends at 7, but there is no shortage of festive cocktails, all night long. Whether you're feeling a classic martini, or a paper umbrella-topped watermelon-mezcal creation served in a tiki glass, The Continental has got you covered.
Michael Mina's Stripsteak inside the Fontainebleau packs a punch with daily caught seafood and top-of-the-line beef from an in-house butcher. The two-story venue features indoor and outdoor seating, and the open kitchen with a wood-burning oven adds a bit of culinary entertainment to your meal.
This Miami spot has the trifecta: a rotisserie station, a pizza oven, and a chariot de desserts a la Francaise (a glorious French dessert cart, that is). And if, for some absurd reason, none of these appeal, the joint has a foosball table, happy hour until 8pm, and a full menu of upscale Mediterranean dishes. Beyond pizza and pastries, the chefs at this trendy eatery are serving things like grilled filet of salmon, rigatoni with house-made bolognese, and steak tartare prepared table-side. The patio space is littered with palm trees and string lights, and the dining room is equally charming, with exposed red brick, and ceilings lined with ivy. Brunch is served on the weekends, complete with bottomless mimosas, and happy hour at the bar means 5$ cocktails, and a whole bunch of free gourmet snacks (no catch, I swear).
Located in Miami's bustling midtown center, this shellfish spot offers an intimate reprieve of west and east coast oysters in a nautically themed, dimly lit space. If oysters are just a little too adventurous for you, they’ve got a full menu with New York strip, shrimp-stuffed monkfish, vegetarian curries, and even a mob burger made with bacon and angus beef.
Housed in a renovated Haitian church, Mina’s Mediterraneo serves an approachable menu that spans Southern Europe and the Middle East with dishes like spanakopita, lamb tagine, spaghetti bolognese, and stuffed cabbage. A generous pizza selection provides full coverage of the Mediterranean itself: the Moroccan pizza comes with lamb sausage, red peppers, and harissa, while the Spanish option is topped with manchego cheese and Iberian ham. Mina's features a light-strung garden in the back, where live music is often playing. The craft cocktail program offers classics as well as those representative of the regional cuisine, with drinks like the mint tea-and-rye Marakesh Cocktail and the Alexandrian Dusk (date-infused vodka, cane juice, and sandalwood syrup). For dessert: baklava.
Harkening back to the glamour of the early 50s, Vagabond Kitchen & Bar is all houndstooth and primary colors. While preserving the retro feel, they have managed to keep the romance of pulling into a diner in your DeSoto Firesweep alive while keeping its globally-inspired menu fresh and modern. Dedicated to organic veggies and fine dining, Chef Roberto Dubois whips up creations like salmon carpaccio, tuna pizza (fresh tuna, jalapeño, aioli, tomato, and onion), and cucumber gazpacho.
Not only does Izzy's offer a weekly "Tuesday Tacos & Tequila" special, but the tacos come stuffed with meaty lobster chunks, shipped directly from coastal Maine. The restaurant sources its all-star seafood selection from all across the United States, and fresh shipments are delivered to the kitchen several times a week. While the fish-joint is fairly casual, with white-tiled walls, a marble oyster bar, and relatively small dining room, the food is exceptional. Classic dishes are prepared with the utmost precision -- lobster rolls are served hot with brown butter sauce dripping down the sides, and clam chowder broth is poured over bowls of leeks, clams and potatoes at the table, while salivating guests ogle. The whole place has an air of casual sophistication -- high quality eats, in an informal, debonair space. And perhaps most importantly, the chefs at Izzy's are the proud inventors of the bacon-lobster poutine.
In a sleek, contemporary space in Miami Beach, Now & Zen serves upscale Asian cuisine influenced by various regional countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, and China (with a focus on dim sum). Share steamer baskets filled with dumplings, Bao buns, spring rolls, Tom Yum soup (okay, maybe get your own soup), and bok choy with oyster sauce. For the share plate-averse, there are entrees and grilled items meant to be taken down by one, like Wagyu beef skewers and grilled lobster. A meal at Now & Zen isn’t complete without tea service, and for dessert: mochi.
With all of the raw appeal of a local fish shack, and all of the curated class of an upscale dining room, Prime Fish is serving terrifically fresh seafood, prepared with expert technique. The enclosed dining room surrounds a glass display case, exhibiting the day's just-caught cuts of tuna and salmon alongside towers of mussels, just across from the tree-shaded patio, decked with idyllic yellow lights. The restaurant's raw bar offers things like Maine lobster and king crab leg, in addition to the prerequisite oyster selection, and the not-so-raw bar offers a number of wines, beers, and creative house cocktails. With entrees like wok charred king salmon, swordfish schnitzel and monkfish piccata, the chefs at Prime Fish have clearly mastered a diverse spread of cultural culinary techniques -- but with some tasteful aquatic revisions.
Stationed in the iconic Delano hotel, this South Beach eatery is serving upscale Italian fare in a minimalist, white-leather-dressed dining room. Filled with eccentric mirrors, marble table-tops, and expanses of potted greenery, the ultra-chic space caters well to date night, while the ethereal sheer-curtain-framed outdoor area is equally elegant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the kitchen offers everything from smoked salmon benedict and big eye tuna pizza, to filet mignon with truffled potatoes. In true Italian fashion, the wine menu is endless, accompanied by an impressive selection of apertifs, digestifs, and craft cocktails, all of which pair well with the raw bar's oyster samplers. And if the European cuisine doesn't do it for you, there is an in-house sushi and sake bar available as well.
Dining at this hotel eatery feels something like abandoning Miami in favor of a mid-century, European beach club. Built of dark leather, white marble tables, and wood-paneled ceilings, the indoor space radiates class, while the atmospheric terrace features scattered paper lanterns and romantic poolside views. The kitchen, helmed by Food Network celeb Alex Guarnaschelli, cranks out modern Mediterranean flare, with a heavy emphasis on seafood. Guests can enjoy small plates like Moroccan-harissa topped mussels and seared tuna-nicoise, before delving into full entrees like white wine lobster risotto. While patrons can finish their food off with a digestif or a desert wine, a meal at Juvia is best concluded with its signature house-baked chocolate walnut cookies, accompanied by a glass of bourbon-spiked milk.
Perched atop the penthouse level of 1111, Juvia offers eclectic small plates, panoramic South-Beach views, and an enormous, vertical garden. Serving a trifecta of French, Japanese and Peruvian cuisines, the rooftop spot is known for its array of creative dishes and craft cocktails. The menu features everything from lobster-avocado ceviche and truffle oil-coated salmon nash, to larger entrees like milk-fed pork confit and sushi grade tuna steak. Patrons sit on an array of purple couches and white wicker chairs, hundreds of feet from the city below, while sipping on house cocktails like the vodka-sake-vanilla concoction Juvia calls "Perfect Yuzu." For chilly nights, the ultra-modern eatery is equipped with a glass-encased indoor space, where guests are welcome to enjoy (sheltered) food and drink without sacrificing the 360 degree Miami views.
Olla is a South Beach spot for Mexican cuisine from the man behind Coyo Taco, but the kitchen extends its reach far beyond the handheld favorite. Olla's menu spans the different regional cuisines of Mexico, with recipes inspired by Oaxaca, Puebla, Yucatan, and Veracruz, among others. Expect a family-style, shared experience, with a number of small and large plates best enjoyed among friends. Have your guacamole prepared tableside, your mole en masse, and your cocktails mezcal-based.
Stepping into The Restaurant at The Raleigh is something like entering Narnia, sans wardrobe. The restaurant sits on its own terrace, with white-light-wrapped tree branches hanging over wicker chairs and tables like an untamed ceiling. In spite of the fact that it sits in the center of a Miami Beach hotel, this place feels like a genuine departure from the city motion waiting just outside. The menu focuses on modern American cuisine that is just as filling as it is tasty -- things like braised short rib with brussels sprouts, baked Maine lobster, and foie gras sliders. The place is armed with a raw bar and a martini bar, where patrons can gulp fresh oysters and Grey Goose, alike.
Another restaurant from James Beard award-winning chef José Andrés, The Bazaar puts a trendy spin on traditional Spanish tapas. Don’t be alarmed if your crispy croquetas de pollo arrive in a glass replica of a high-top sneaker (laces and all); the creamy béchamel and robust flavor is still in there. While the sultry, chandelier-laden space and inventive signature cocktails (salt air margarita, anyone?) aim to seduce, make sure to save room for the deconstructed key lime pie.
This Brickell Center outpost for the popular Pubbelly Boys gastropub empire, has found a way to make just about anything into sushi. This means rolls made with beef tartare, mustard, and truffle poached egg, or filled with crab, mozzarella and serrano peppers -- not your standard sushi fillings. Aside from the rolls, the chefs serve a sinfully flavorful shrimp ceviche taquito, and a tortilla tuna pizza, as well as a selection of ridiculously fresh, traditional sashimi. The sushi joint has charcoal walls, dark-wooded tables and an open kitchen, along with outdoor seating and an excellent happy hour menu, best enjoyed on the terrace. Like the food, the cocktail menu is an odd amalgam of traditional spirits, and things like lychee shrub, charred pineapple, and sparkling sake.
While the front of the Surfcomber South Beach is deceivingly plain, the restaurant hidden inside is anything but boring. At The Social Club, plush seating surrounds narrow tables, the bar is clad in green tile, and the whole space is littered with skylights and open-air terraces. The cuisine is upscale American, with a bit of a Southern accent, and the menu is heavy on fresh seafood and several of chef Blair Wilson's famous sauces (like pickled-pepper goat cheese). And while the food generates plenty of accolades, the real reason to make a trip to The Social Club is the bar. Renowned for its inventive house cocktail list, the mixologists at this hotel bar certainly know what they're doing. The drink menu includes everything from carrots and vanilla ice cream, to maple syrup and fresh apricots -- and somehow, it really works.
660's is known for killer cocktails, including the Margarita de Sandia (Patron Platino, Cointreau, watermelon, lime, agave nectar) and the Sixth & Washington, a summery take on the martini with vodka, dry vermouth, and lemon juice.
Bistro One LR is an elegant American restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton on South Beach with a penchant for seasonal and local seafood dishes, snacks, salads, and steaks, studded with Latin and French accents. The chic eatery is situated on the waterfront, with views of the Atlantic pouring into the oversized dining room windows, and optional poolside seating for a view beyond the glass. Enjoy the opulence of The Ritz via contemporary bistro fare like popular pan-seared scallops, char-grilled octopus, Mediterranean sea bass, or a bone-in rib eye with craft cocktails or a glass of wine from the extensive, upscale selection on offer. Should you find yourself on South Beach on Sunday, certainly take advantage of the Bistro's lavish brunch.
The first and only gay restaurant and bar on Ocean Drive, the Palace has been an Art Deco District institution for decades. The menu, divided into appetizers, sandwiches, flatbreads, burgers, salads, entrees, pastas, and sides will fuel you during both weekend drag shows and weekly dance parties, and highlights include blackened mahi, shrimp and tilapia livornese, and Cajun fettucine with peppers and sautéed chicken. Signature cocktails are whimsical and innovative, including the Tiffany Fantasia, with pear vodka, lychee puree, and lemonade, the T.Lo with Tanduay Asian Rum, raspberry puree, pineapple juice, and soda water, and the Melissa Hilton with peach vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice.
The Setai's upscale joint shifted from all-Asian everything to French steakhouse serving a 32oz bone-in tomahawk, dry-aged ribeyes, and Blanquette de Veau, which sounds like what Michael Jackson would've named his son if he was from Paris, but is actually braised veal.
Terrazza at Shore Club offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner in both indoor and outdoor spaces that overlook the club’s infamous pool. The Italian menu is comprised of handmade brick oven pizzas, homemade pastas, fresh salads, and wood-fired, dry-aged steaks and chops. Opt for the Bufalina pizza with San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, grated Parmesan, and basil, or the branzino with sautéed kale, cannellini beans, bacon, garlic, and salsa verde.
Housed in a former factory, Beaker & Gray is all about high industrial ceilings, walls of exposed red brick, and an impressively sophisticated cocktail program. Here, "mixologist" isn't just a frilly synonym for bartender -- the Beaker & Gray staff has got cocktail-craft down to a science (literally). The "mixologists" are well-trained to prepare you an individual drink to your taste, whip something up from the house cocktail menu, or concoct a perfect classic Old Fashioned. To pair with your artisan beverage, the kitchen offers a killer menu of global-inspired small plates, like pumpkin gnocchi topped with pork rib or miso oxtail with sweet potato. And for those on a budget, there are plenty of dishes and drinks listed on the bar's extensive daily happy hour menu.
At R House, you can enjoy your meal of choice to the stylings of a live DJ, while seated in a fully functional art gallery. The cuisine, described as a blend of Mediterranean, Asian and Latin flavors, is something of a work of art in itself, always prepared and plated with creative flare. The kitchen serves up everything from grilled ahi tuna lo-mein and sweet peat falafel to wasabi-glazed skirt steak with sweet chili potatoes, all of which is typically paired with musical interludes by a local guest DJ. And If you didn't get your art fix from you entree alone, patrons are welcome to admire and even purchase the gallery pieces on display. Stationed in the heart of the Wynwood arts district, this eatery is making space for visual, musical and culinary artistry, all under the same roof.