HAKKASAN

Planning your attack this Miami Spice season can get a little stressful for the mathematically challenged, so after undergoing a series of heavy calculations on our iPhone calculators, we present to you the top 10 participating restaurants that will give you the most bang for your buck...

 

FACEBOOK/CIPRIANI

10. Cipriani Downtown

What you're getting: Carpaccio alla Cipriani; pan-roasted Chilean sea bass alla Carlina with rice pilaf; vanilla meringue cake
What it normally costs: $70
What you're paying: $39
What you're saving: $31. And now you're only $100K short from pulling up there by yacht.

FACEBOOK/STREGISBALHARBOUR

9. J&G Grill

What you're getting: Hamachi sushi; local snapper tempura; dessert selection by Chef Antonio Bachour
What it normally costs: $71
What you're paying: $39
What you're saving: $32. When an award-winning pastry chef hand selects your desserts, it's never a bad meal.

FACEBOOK/AZUL-AT-MANDARIN-ORIENTAL-MIAMI

T7. Azul

What you're getting: Beef tartare; grilled short rib; buckwheat chocolate mousse
What it normally costs: $72
What you're paying: $39
What you're saving: $33. With the incorporation of buckwheat, even the gluten-sensitive can enjoy this feast.

THRILLIST/NATALIE MARCINIAK

T7. Stripsteak

What you’re getting: Ricotta cavatelli; local mahi mahi from the plancha; peach cobbler
What it normally costs: $72
What you’re paying: $39
What you’re saving: $33. Or if you're feeling like a little red meat, you can try the Miami Spice exclusive red wine-braised short rib.

FACEBOOK/QUALITYMEATS

T5. Quality Meats

What you're getting: Seared sea scallops; center cut filet mignon; ice cream
What it normally costs: $74
What you're paying: $39
​What you're saving: $35. Named one of Thrillist's best steakhouses in Miami, it's got a meal you don't wanna miss.

RED THE STEAKHOUSE

T5. Red, the Steakhouse

What you're getting: Steak tartare; petite 5oz. C.A.B. filet (with upgrades available upon request)
What it normally costs: $74
What you're paying: $39
​What you're saving: $35. The menus change completely each week, so you can keep coming back without the waiters judging you. OR you can get its Spice menu totally free by Tweeting this article out to all of your friends.

AREA 31

4. Area 31

What you're getting: Seared diver scallops; local Berkshire pork; selection of mini desserts
What it normally costs: $75
What you're paying: $39
​What you're saving: $36. And they don't even charge you for the view...

FACEBOOK/THEFORGEMIAMI

3. The Forge Restaurant & Wine Bar

What you're getting: "The Forge" chopped salad; 6oz filet mignon; strawberry chiffon tart
What it normally costs: $77
What you're paying: $39
​What you're saving: $38. Impressing your date AND having money left over in your bank account... now that's a good deal.

FACEBOOK/BYBLOSMIAMI

2. Byblos

What you're getting: Salmon kibbeh nayeh; steak tartare; eggplant kibbeh; chargrilled cornish hen; hand-rolled couscous; yogurt mousse pistachio cake
What it normally costs: $107
What you're paying: $39
​What you're saving: $68. Having just opened its doors to the public on July 22nd, this restaurant is a must-try.

THRILLIST/NATALIE MARCINIAK

1. Hakkasan

What you're getting: Crispy duck salad; chicken fried rice; red snapper; stir-fried beef; stir-fried pak choi; Mandarin mousse almond cake
What it normally costs: $143
What you’re paying: $39
What you’re saving: $104. And what better way to celebrate those savings than by blowing it all at LIV?

Sign up here for our daily Miami email and be the first to get all the food/drink/fun in town.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
1. Hakkasan 4401 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

From the guy behind the UK's only Michelin-rated Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan's broken up by dark latticework into a Pacman-like maze of banquettes and semi-private booths. The a la carte semi-Cantonese menu includes classics such as Peking duck with Petrossian caviar and spicy Szechuan chicken, in addition to seafood, varied meat, and vegetarian options. There's also a list of flavorful cocktails and assorted wines to accompany that plate of foie-gras Shangai dumplings.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
2. Byblos 1545 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

A warm weather offshoot of the Toronto original, Miami Beach's Byblos will make you rethink your standard understanding of Mediterranean food. The menu is a creative masterpiece that showcases mezze plates like Turkish dumplings with smoky eggplant and shakshouka with duck egg, as well as wood-fired flatbreads and seafood, raw or grilled. However, the highlight of the menu is the rice dishes that incorporate Middle Eastern ingredients like saffron, sujuk sausage, and sabzi herbs.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
3. The Forge Restaurant & Wine Bar 432 W 41st St, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Miami Beach)

If you think New American food tastes best when consumed in a space with all the opulence of Jay Gatsby’s mansion-meets a medieval library-meets a Tim Burton-themed wedding a la Martha Stewart, well -- you should probably try to grab a highly coveted reservation at the Forge. Regulars rave over gussied up comfort food like the black truffle macaroni and cheese pot pie, decadently tempting enough that you’ll likely ignore the server’s advice to “let it cool.” Fortunately, the cavernous wine cellar – one of the largest in Miami – features enough chilled wines to offer a cooling respite.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
5. Red, The Steakhouse 119 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Once voted Sexiest Steakhouse of the Year (by Playboy, no less) and beloved by A-listers, Red delivers on all the swanky fronts. But we suggest you let the food -- from appetizers like seared foie gras and caviar with crème fraiche to the steak and seafood entrées -- do the talking. Throw in a fully-loaded wine list, and the fact that Red is one of the few places in the country to use Miyazaki beef (like Kobe but more marbled), and you've got a steak night to remember.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
6. Quality Meats Restaurant 1501 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

This South Beach steakery grinds and mixes steak sauce right at your table. And while putting A1 on a prime cut is the stuff of late-night Denny's second-dinners, the stuff here mixes perfectly with the house-cut beef like the 12oz filet or the 24oz tomahawk bone-in ribeye. For an extra-healthy meal, you can also order the chicken parm pizza -- a 12in pounded-down breaded chicken, fried, then covered in sauce and cheese. It may or may not feed you for a week.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
7. Stripsteak 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Miami Beach)

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.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
8. Azul 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131 (Brickell)

Don't pre-judge Azul, inside Mandarin Oriental, as just another overly priced, elaborate hotel restaurant. Because it's not. The menu boasts a range of Asian fusion dishes, like yellowfin tuna carpaccio and hibiscus-glazed short rib, available Ă  la carte or part of a multi-course tasting menu. Then of course, there's the waterfront ambience: the restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Biscayne Bay.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
9. J&G Grill at The Regis Bal Harbour 9703 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33154

This modern, elegant dinner spot serves up a host of seafood, which you can enjoy whilst taking in beachfront views through the restaurant's full-length windows.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
10. Cipriani Downtown 465 Brickell Ave CU1, Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)

A nautical-themed Italian restaurant, Cipriani sits on the water and is serving up gourmet & authentic dishes, specialty 'tails, and sweet desserts.

Clickbait