If you're looking for a perfectly served Johnnie Walker drink -- where everything's right from the ice to the garnish -- these bars will do you right, every time.
1. La Gloutonnerie81 Washington Avenue , Miami Beach
2. Juvia1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach
3. Haven1237 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach
4. Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge309 23rd St, Miami Beach
5. Greenstreet Cafe3468 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove
6. Berries in the Grove2884 SW 27th Ave, Miami
7. Brother Jimmy's BBQ900 S Miami Avenue, Suite 135, Miami
8. Will Call Miami700 NE 2nd Ave, Miami
9. Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita1000 S Miami Ave, Miami
10. Crazy About You1155 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 101, Brickell
Gloutonnerie re-outfitted Au Pied de Cochon's former digs with a homey, vintage motif thanks to rustic-framed photos, wine-filled shelves, and antique mirrors (plus a market w/ cheeses & cured meats), amongst which they'll serve authentic Franco-fare like beef cheek stew bourguignon, foie gras w/ homemade fig chutney, and truffle mayo-slathered prime beef, which 50 Cent had with Optimus when he told him they only had tape-player Transformers, and all 50's stuff was on MP3s.
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.
South Beach's gastro-lounge has rotating roster of cocktails including the feVer (pear vodka/ prosecco plus jalapeno & lychee), and eats like a houseground duck fritters.
From a couple nightlife/restaurant veterans and actor Olivier Martinez (aka, the dude who banged Diane Lane in a hallway), comes Villa Azur: a stately-but-relaxing French eatery aiming to capture the "glamour and allure found in the French Riviera" by hiring a ketchup-hating Franco-designer to dress up the sprawling indoor/outdoor space with vintage chandeliers, mod leather couches, and antique wood fixtures.
The husband and wife team behind Green Street have created a casual atmosphere where friends and food are central so you can relax and enjoy vittles like fried calamari, lobster ravioli, chicken piccata, and paninis.
Berries started as a juice bar, so it's no surprise they've got the best smoothies in Miami. Today they're a full-on restaurant serving other healthful dishes like salads, wraps, seafood, and sammiches.
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.
A sports bar-foodery/live music venue in downtown Miami, WC's got all you need for a good time: eight beers on tap, more than 250 spirits, 37 craft and imported brews, 20 TVs, live music, and late-night eats.
Built in a reclaimed former Fire House, Dolores, But You Can Call Me Lolita is two-level combo resto and lounge, with the roof (called Dolores) offering gorgeous patio views, and the downstairs (Lolita) is a cafe by day and swanky lounge by night.
From the owners of Delores But You Can Call Me Lolita, Crazy's a prix fixe Brickell date spot with a killer bay view, $4 house wines, and reasonably priced Euro-Latin fusion grub such as applewood BLT pizza, Mickey's slow-braised steak with creamy arborio