The coolest bars and restaurants in town

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The coolest bars and restaurants in town
The coolest bars and restaurants in town

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It's time for a new edition (easy there, Bobby Brown) of the Thrillist 47, giving you the best new and new-ish places to eat and drink. Some had to go (it's not OUR fault someone turned Bloom into a bar named after a cat), while other hot spots could not be denied (Hello, Michael Schwartz!). Have a look at the list (organized by hood, this isn't a ranking) and make the most of your next night out.
 

CORAL GABLES

1) Bulla Gastrobar
2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd; 305.441.0107
To avoid any dangerous Spanish gastrobar deficiencies in Coral Gables, Por Fin has been reopened as Bulla, which is pronounced like Stuart Scott's catchphrase "as cool as the other side of the pillow" "boo-yah", translates to "noise", and is serving an array of Spanish cuisine inspired by the owner's trip to Barcelona last summer.
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2) ROK:BRGR
5800 SW 73rd St; 305.663.6099
Opened in the 305 after fattening up Broward-dwellers who now look just terrible in their Sig Ep Golf Pros and Tennis Hoes Party '11 shirts, ROK's a spacious gastroburgery that delivers the meaty goods necessary to have you weighing 305.
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3) Latin House Burger & Taco Bar
9565 Sunset Dr; 786.564-5683
LH finally went brick 'n mortar, meaning you can now get stuffed full of super-authentic Mexican fare (and super-not-authentic Mexican burgers) without hunting down their trucks.
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4) Eating House
804 Ponce De Leon Blvd; 305.448.6524
After a too-brief incarnation as a casual nightly pop-up in Cafe Ponce's former digs, Giorgio Rapicavoli's Eating House went blessedly permanent with its liquid-nitrogen-using digs.
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5) Pincho Factory Coral Gables
32 Giralda Ave; 305.631.2038
Wayyy easier to get to than getting to the original location on the corner of Bird Road and... uh, somewhere-in-the-Everglades(?), the second PF location is still serving some badass burgers, brunch, and their signature skewered meats.
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MIAMI BEACH/NORTH MIAMI BEACH/SURFSIDE

6) Tequiztlan Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar
1884 Bay Rd; 305.397.8442
Beach mainstay El Rancho Grande has been reborn in the guise of this Sunset Harbor joint, where they've got their usual spicy deliciousness and tequila. Lots of tequila.
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7) Tongue & Cheek
431 Washington Ave; 305.704.2900
This place is almost a pun (maybe?), and is definitely a homestyle American spot putting a chef’s spin on traditional favorites (poutine-pastrami-spiced fries!), and offering a chemistry lab's worth of slightly insane specialty cocktails.
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8) Lucali
1930 Bay Rd; 305.695.4441
This revered Brooklyn pizza temple's doing its thing in former candy shop, where chef Mark Iacono's brick oven'd open kitchen is turning out wood-fired pies and calzones that're... err, sweet?
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9) Restaurant Michael Schwartz
1775 Collins Ave; 305.534.6300
The main power of The Schwartz is either to slightly emasculate Rick Moranis' Dark Helmet, or bring people to The Raleigh Hotel, where chef Michael is serving up his signature James-Beard-winning eats.
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De Rodriguez Cuba

10) De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean
101 Ocean Dr; 305.672.6624
With poolside seating and a revamped interior with lots of aged wood, Ocean plates Doug Rodriguez's Nuevo Latino take on the sea, this time with some Asian influence: ceviches including Thai lobster coconut w/ ginger, or tuna watermelon w/ kumquat, yuzu, and Thai basil, plus crazy takes on Cuban entrees like the Cuban sandwich on a stick and a similarly-skewered pan con bistic.
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11) PB Steak
1787 Purdy Ave; 305.695.9550
Because opening just four restaurants in two years is for total slackers, the Pubbelly boys birthed a fifth: PB Steak, a barn-style meatery in the old Georgia's Union digs (and right down the street from the rest of their empire) serving an extensive lineup of crazy beef cuts with even crazier toppings.
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12) The Broken Shaker
1661 Meridian Ave; 786.360.2553
After birthing a beachy pop-up with deliciously inventive cocktails, The Broken Shaker overhauled their backyard space into a beautiful oasis of booze, games, poolside lounging. And games. And booze.
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13) Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
1600 Lenox Ave; 305.538.5220
After taking over from Top Chef-er Jeff McInnis (gigi, Norman’s), new head-kitchen-honcho Clay Miller is leading this comfort food-plating noshery oozes down-homeness, like fried green tomato BLTs w/ Snake River Farms pork belly & Tabasco glaze, or a Brunswick Stew packed w/ gator sausage & smoked rabbit.
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14) Burger & Beer Joint
1766 Bay Rd; 305.672.3287
B&B flexes its muscles with three distinct spaces for three distinct yous: hedonistic burger house, homey sports bar, and shadowy lounge that's date-friendly even if yours isn't.
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15) Serafina
1111 Collins Ave; 305.534.8455
This NYC Boot-food stalwart came South to fill the former Tudor House digs with street art-esque murals and excellent ravioli samplers.
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16) La Locanda
413 Washington Ave; 305.538.6277
Though often hidden in the shadows of its better-known next-door neighbor Fratelli La Bufala, La Locanda is baking up the same brand of thin-crust, straight-from-Italy pies but with stuff you haven’t seen on pizza anywhere else, like hot dogs and sunny-side-up eggs.
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17) Florida Cookery
1545 Collins Ave; 305.604.5700
A bright, airy, contemporary vibe backdrops Kirk Wessel's inventive plates, which're loaded with ingredients he personally gathers from hyper-local farms and fisheries.
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18) Dolce Italian
1690 Collins Ave; 786.975.2550
After $35 million made The Gale & Regent into a 1940s-style hotel (worth noting: staycationing was also HUGE during the war), Dolce took over their two-level lobby to serve nicely affordable Italian classics. Also, there's a mozzarella bar!
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19) Josh's Deli
9517 Harding Ave; 305.397.8494
After years of plating Asian eats, owner/chef Josh Marcus did everyone a mitzvah by converting his Surfside Chow Down Grill location into a no-clowning, "homey", kosher-style eatery.
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BRICKELL

20) Toasted Bagelry and Deli
83 SW 8th St; 305.400.6996
Brickell’s Toasted Bagelry and Deli is proving to New Yorkers that no, it’s not in the stupid water, by baking up bagels as good as anything you’ll find up there, plus a a gigantic menu of sandwiches named after every 'hood in Miami -- from Fisher Island to Overtown.
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21) NAOE
661 Brickell Key Dr; 305.947.6263
In some ways, Chef Kevin Cory's place is about as simple as things get -- two seatings per night, eight people per seating, starkly minimal decor, an omakase menu you don't have to choose a single thing from. They'll get in touch to prep for any food allergies (peanuts = no problem; sushi = might be a problem), then prepare a whatever-Cory-feels-like meal consisting completely of "natural Japanese cuisine" employing both local and Tokyo-imported swimmers.
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22) Bonding
638 S Miami Ave; 786.409.4794
Hatched by Thailand native and Mr. Yum owner Bond (just Bond -- that's it. What were you waiting for?), this sultry Asian fusion spot between Tobacco Road and River Oyster Bar comes with an illuminated sake bar.
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23) Momi Ramen
5 SW 11th St; 786.391.2392
If you went to college/were poor for far sadder reasons, at some point, you likely fancied yourself a ramen expert. Now meet a real one: the Hong Kong-born mastermind of Momi, who traveled Japan for a half-dozen years to learn about the real-deal stuff.
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24) OTC
1250 S Miami Ave; 305.374.4612
This isn't a circa-1991 episode of Yo! MTV Raps, but everyone's still down wit' OTC, Brickell's farmhouse industrial counter-servicer kicking out bar food, burgers, and more.
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25) Brother Jimmy's BBQ
901 S Miami Ave; 786.360.3650
After two decades-plus of filling New Yorkers with delicious smoked meats and enough fishbowls to start one of those ping pong toss games on the midway, they decided to bring BBQ sauce'd deliciousness all the way down Highway 1 to Miami.
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SOUTH OF FIFTH

26) The Local House
400 Ocean Dr; 305.538.5529
Outfitted to look like, well, a beach house, LH's rustic communal tables get piled high with huge balls of burrata, lamb sliders on soft yeast rolls, and octopus carpaccio w/ crumbled chorizo.
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27) My Ceviche
235 Washington Ave; 305.397.8710
My Ceviche can also be yours, thanks to chef Sam Gorenstein (BLT, The Raleigh) and Roger Duarte (George's Stone Crab), who serve crustaceans and ceviche-ized local fish at actually affordable prices.
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MIDTOWN

28) Soi Chinese Kitchen
645 NW 20 St; 305.482.0238
If there are two complaints pretty much everyone in Miami has, they’re 1) the general unfamiliarity with the concept of a turn signal, and 2) the complete lack of good Chinese food delivery -- Soi Chinese Kitchen's solved the latter by sending its modern Chinese with high-quality meats and home-cooked sauces to a delivery area so big, you can totally avoid those signal-less drivers while sitting on your couch and enjoying it.
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29) Kouzina Greek Bistro
3535 NE 2nd Ave; 305.392.1825
Promising the feeling of Mykonos without the significantly weirder feeling that happens every time the fat dude in the Speedo walks by, Greek nightclub dons Makis Paliouras and Yiannis Sotiropoulos opened Kouzina, where you can enjoy their spin on Greek food in an airy outdoor space lined with tall hedges and walls of white shutters.
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30) Bar Louie
3201 N Miami Ave; 786.879.8260
If Peter Gibbons were real, he'd definitely say to hell with Flingers and Chotchkie's, and have Jennifer Aniston meet him at Bar Louie: a lounge-like tavern in Midtown in which everything seems just overdone enough.
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31) Lagniappe
3425 NE 2nd Ave; 305.576.0108
Pretty much the best house party since Kid 'n Play got braids, Lagniappe is a NOLA-style music-venue-meets-bar-meets-market hatched by David Tunnel, where vintage couches and a grand piano dot the inside, while the massive backyard has patio furniture for folk, jazz, blues, and Bluegrass acts.
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32) Sweetcakes
3301 NE 1 Ave; 786.228.7944
This bakery/sandwich shop/late-night craving-ender delivers all of its creative eats -- including a line of blessedly boozy cupcakes -- deep into the night.
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DESIGN DISTRICT

33) MC Kitchen
4141 NE 2nd Ave; 305.456.9948
MC Kitchen really should've been one of the Fat Boys, but instead is the brainchild of star chef Dena Marino (Iron Chef America), who brought a little ski-town feel (plus tons of pasta!) back with her from a stay in Aspen.
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34) Oak Tavern
35 NE 40th St; 786.391.1818
Smokey the Bear would just have a PSA field day with Oak Tavern, David Bracha's (River Seafood & Oyster Bar) gigantic, woodsy eat & drinkery, where massive bark lamps sit astride a giant palm oak tree they transplanted to their patio.
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WYNWOOD

35) Butcher Shop
165 NW 23rd St; 305.846.9120
The father-son team behind this meat-cutting emporium want you to pick your own meat out of a case, let them season and grill it for you, then enjoy it in a spacious beer garden with custom-made craft beers.
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36) Pancho Taco
2531 NW 2nd Ave; 305.748.2828
And now, a poem: There once was a man who returned from Spain/ to ensure Miami drinkers didn't abstain/ he opened a bar that looked like grandma's attic/ where all the locals have long since wreaked havoc/ now he's gone and upped things once more/ creating a wrestling ring that serves tacos galore. It's called Pancho Taco.
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DOWNTOWN

37) Toro Toro
100 Chopin Plaza; 305.372.4710
We're bullish bullish on Toro Toro, a sexy pan-Latin meatery in the InterContinental's lobby that basically serves the NeverEnding Story of dinner, except that the barrage of nonstop steak and lamb chops is the very much the opposite of the Nothing.
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38) db Bistro Moderne
345 Ave of the Americas; 305.421.8800
The newest baby of three-time James Beard Award-winner Daniel Boulud, db blends traditional French technique with seasonal American flavors in a space with 18ft ceilings, a slick front lounge with a sunken bar, and an eight-top chef's table.
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39) Avenue D 8 S Miami Ave; 305.371.4823
Paying homage to Prohibition Miami, Avenue D loaded the old Macy's with secluded tables, guitars, saxophones, and a baby grand whose ivories are frequently tickled by soul, funk, and jazz bands.
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FT LAUDERDALE

40) The Riverside Market
608 SW 12th Ave; 954.358.8333
Tucked away in SailboatBend, this homey, family-owned convenience store-turned-craft-beer-emporium pours more than 550 craft brews, so you can expand your suds palate while taking down all kinds of delicious eats. They also host home-brewing contests and hold schools for craft beer all year round.
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41) Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill
1821 Cordova Rd; 954.768.8990
Try Gilbert’s flame-broiled 8oz of Certified Angus Beef in all its unadulterated glory with just lettuce and tomato, and you’ll understand why it’s a Broward legend. Try the bleu cheese-stuffed burger, or the goat cheese burger with caramelized onions, and you’ll start your own blog about it.
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42) Himmarshee Public House
201 SW 2nd St; 954.616.5275
The dudes behind Rok:Brgr and its ridiculous food creations are doing the same things at this mega bar, except with 50 craft beers on draft and food other than burgers, like lobster nachos that're so good, you won't even realize the 10ft LED screen, 30 large plasma TVs are showing the Dolphins.
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KEY BISCAYNE

43) Whiskey Joe's
3301 Rickenbacker Cswy; 305.423.6590
Some of the best things in life migrate South, like geese, or LeBron James -- though actually, geese don't qualify, as they're completely boring when you think about it. One that definitely holds up: this Tampa-born, island-themed party bar on Key Biscayne.
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MIMO

44) The Federal
5132 Biscayne Blvd; 786.383.2408
This overwhelmingly homey spot's basically a cross between a country attic and a backyard, if only the backyard had potato sack-lined booths, picnic tables, a gazebo-style bar, and meaty goodness from pig wings to porterhouses.
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45) Blue Collar
6730 Biscayne Blvd; 305.756.0366
What’s "an upper-middle-class Jewish kid from Miami" to do when all his friends become doctors and lawyers? Become a lawyer for doctors, naturally! “just a blue-collar cook” and open a retro-dinerish spot serving all his childhood faves.
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NORTH MIAMI

46) Bourbon Steak
19999 W Country Club Dr; 7 86.279.6600
A certain grocery store based in Jacksonville likes to call themselves “The Beef People”, but we all know the real Beef People in Florida are Bourbon Steak, as evidenced by their badass steaks and the fact they've got one of Miami's best burgers.
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47) Bulldog Barbecue
15400 Biscayne Blvd; 305.940.9655
This NM standby is taking a unique approach to repping its 'hood -- crafting some insane food combinations, putting them on a bun, and then naming almost everything on their new-ish Miami-centric menu after something specific to the 305.
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1. The Local House 400 Ocean Dr, South Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

The Local House boasts rustic communal tables and comfy chairs that encourage you to relax, eat, and maybe even take a nap.

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2. My Ceviche 235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

My Ceviche boasts their relationships with their fishermen -- yeah, not their seafood supplier -- their fishermen, that bring them fresh underwater delights every day. Every Monday from noon 'til 7p at My, you will get your delicious ceviche upgraded from medium to large (basically a double order). Every Tuesday, you will get tacos like charred octopus and yellowfin for a buck off.

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3. Feverish Pop Shop 3252 NE First St, Miami, FL 33137 (Midtown)

This shop's got all kinds of crazy flavors, like pineapple basil, mango, chocolate salted coconut, or strawberry balsamic. If you're looking for something stronger, try a spiked pop like mango bourbon, strawberry mojito, or watermelon ginger vodka.

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4. Bar Louie 3201 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127 (Midtown)

Bar Louie is all about being bigger and better, from their grub like meatballs stuffed with cheese and burgers topped with onion rings, to their giant tables and jumbotron-esque televisions, this place is large and in charge.

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5. Lagniappe 3425 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137 (Midtown)

This music venue features a full-service bar and a stage that regularly hosts folk, jazz, and bluegrass musical artists. The upstairs space, which the owner bought and turned into a flat-style home, features homey furniture and a quaint aesthetic, and is available to traveling musicians and public travelers alike.

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6. Sweetcakes Cupcakes 3301 NE 1 Ave, Miami, FL 33137 (Midtown)

Because everyone (sober or inebriated) needs a craving-ender that's smart enough to not only offer sandwiches, but cupcakes and treats! -- FYI -- some cupcakes have booze in them.

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7. ROK:BRGR 5800 SW 73rd St, Miami, FL 33143 (South Miami)

ROK specializes in gourmet burgers like the King James (Kurobuta pork belly, red onion marmalade, brie, truffle aioli), craft brews and cocktails. Also, flatscreens to distract you from your imminent heart-attack.

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8. Latin House Burger & Taco Bar 9565 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL 33173 (South Miami)

Latin House Burger & Taco Bar boasts super-authentic Mexican fare (and ... burgers) in a retro, graffiti-filled space.

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9. Eating House 804 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

Eating House isn't a regular restaurant, it's a cool restaurant. Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli's spot began as a pop-up in 2012 before it took a permanent, brick-and-mortar turn in Coral Gables a few years later. It's hard to decide what Rapicavoli does better: local ingredient-driven dinner or over-the-top brunch. Whatever it is, all the dishes coming out of the kitchen -- like Cap'n Crunch pancakes or black truffle carbonara -- are similar in their sheer creativity.

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10. Pubbelly Steak 1787 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

Because they'd just look like slackers if they only opened four restaurants in two years, the Pubbelly boys have birthed a fifth: Pubbelly Steak, a barn-style meatery in the old Georgia's Union digs (and right down the street from the rest of their empire) serving an extensive lineup of crazy beef cuts with even crazier toppings.

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11. The Broken Shaker 2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami, FL 33140 (Miami Beach)

The Broken Shaker's insanely good hand-crafted cocktails are made using herbs and spices from their own garden (say it together now: no mo gmo). Sip and kick back in the hostel's backyard in a hammock, play on the ping pong table, or take a dip in the pool. The Freehand Miami may just be one of the coolest places you’ve ever stayed— it’s a restored art deco building only minutes away from the Bass Museum of Art and the Miami beach. You gotta check it out, bro.

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12. Burger & Beer Joint 1766 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Burger & Beer Joint titles itself as the "Miami Gourmet Burger headquarters". Come grab a massive gourmet burger along with your favorite brew. The two will be a match made in heaven.

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13. Serafina (Dream South Beach) 1111 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Housed in the Dream South Beach Hotel, this Italian resto cooks up 24 different pizzas and a variety of other Italian dishes in a 129-seat indoor/outdoor space in South Beach.

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14. Dolce Italian 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Dolce Italian is an authentic and affordable Italian restaurant that situates its guests amongst marble communal tables, leather lounges, and a mozzarella bar centerpiece.

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15. Florida Cookery 1545 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Kris Wessel created this airy, contemporary joint as a way to pay homage to her love affair with Miami. She even claims she'd serve this food to her own family (well...thank God...wouldn't most resto owners?). Tons of unique cuisine smatters the menu (like roasted Everglades Wild Boar!), so be sure to take advantage.

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16. Josh's Deli 9517 Harding Ave, Miami, FL 33154 (North Miami Beach)

Josh's Deli is a "homey", kosher-style deli that has a menu that offers breakfast, soups, salads, and obviously "sandwiches and stuff".

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17. Bonding 638 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131 (Brickell)

Sit at one of the white tables set against the pink walls and order a drink from the illuminated sake bar. Enjoy Asian fusion fare - either entree size or small plate options for smaller prices (your wallet will thank you later).

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18. Momi Ramen 5 SW 11th St, Miami, FL 33130 (Brickell)

Unlike the cheap ramen you had back in college, Momi (who traveled Japan for a half-dozen years) has mastered the ramen to its purest perfection.

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19. OTC 1250 S Miami Ave, Brickell, FL 33130 (Brickell)

OTC does it right with fast, order-at-the-counter service and a laid-back Southern Florida atmosphere. There's a progressive menu with a fresh ingredient presence (duh). Also, they're pretty proud of their Indie-rock music selections.

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20. Brother Jimmys BBQ 900 S Miami Avenue, Suite 135, Miami, FL 33130 (Brickell)

Brother Jimmys in Miami is like... a home away from home for every Murray Hill New Yorker. Get a taste of everything on their menu, down some well-priced brews, and get ready for a sore throat the next morning (and no, no one is impressed that you "still" know the words to "Take Me Home Tonight").

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21. MC Kitchen 4141 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137 (Design District)

MC Kitchen prepares modern Italian cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients. The MC Kitchen has a warm ski-town feel with its Brazilian wood walls and long marble bar that stocks 450 vinos and shaken-to-order cocktails.

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22. Oak Tavern 35 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137 (Design District)

Oak Tavern takes their name pretty literally, from a giant transplanted oak tree on their patio to the multple tree-shaped lamps throughout the interior. Their Modern American menu doesn't feature anything of the barked variety, but instead has a multitude of seafood options and small plates for sharing.

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23. Pancho Taco 2531 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 (Wynwood)

Out back at Wood Tavern, there's a little placed called Pancho Taco, where a bona fide genius had the idea to serve cheap street-style Mexican food ($2 tacos and cheese quesadillas) and tons of booze, all in an outdoor space meant to resemble a lucha libre wrestling ring. Although there's no wrestling actually allowed, don't be surprised to get in a fight or two for the last of the homemade tortilla tacos stuffed with marinated chicken.

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24. Toro Toro 100 Chopin Plz, Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)

This Pan-Latin restaurant sits in the lobby of a hotel, but its swank dark wood embellishments and leather booths make it feel like it's its own Miami establishment. The menu includes unexpected items like lamb skewers with yogurt sauce, though classic meat dishes like lamb chops and rib-eye steak are also popular.

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25. Reggae Tacos 93 SE 2nd St, Miami, FL 33130 (Downtown)

Although it's lunch only, Reggae Tacos has got enough Rastafarian pride to last well-beyond your meal, with flavorful island-style eats.

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26. Avenue D Jazz and Blues Lounge 8 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)

Soul, funk, and character lurk all around the corridors of this swank lounge. Avenue D keeps the Prohibition Era alive (Al Capone was said to be a reg) with gin gimlets and old school jazz.

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27. Whiskey Joe's 3301 Rickenbacker Cswy, Miami, FL 33149 (Key Biscayne)

Whiskey Joe's is an island-themed party bar that invaded the old Rickenbacker Fish Company space on Key Biscayne. They sling cheap eats like jerk wings, crab cakes, and shrimp/sausage quesadillas, plus they'll grill up any fish you caught yourself while you get rip-roaring on their Jack Daniel's Honey-spiked lemonade.

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28. Blue Collar Restaurant 6730 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138

Blue Collar's mission is to give off a true neighborhood hang-out vibe, which it successfully does with a huge menu of comfort food staples. Every day, the kitchen serves a different rib dish (baby back, short ribs, spare ribs, etc), parmesan dish (chicken, veal, pork, eggplant, etc), and a braised dish (brisket, pot roast, ox tails, pork shoulder). There's a whole chalkboard of vegetable sides to counter the meaty entrées, and appetizers like definitely-order-or-you'll-regret-it potato latkes. Don't even get us started on brunch -- just make sure you get there early.

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29. Bulla Gastrobar 2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

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.

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30. Pincho Factory 32 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

It's BYOB at PF's second outpost in Coral Gables, where they're serving the same delicious American eats, including their award-winning Best Burger in South Florida. The place is hellbent on countering your quinoa intake with bacon dogs and frighteningly awesome burgers, but they don't just stop there: PF also serves up killer breakfast eats like French toast soaked in a homemade custard, spiked with their banana bread beer reduction and smothered in caramelized bananas and maple syrup.

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31. Tongue & Cheek 431 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

This down-home American spot is serving up awesome craft 'tails and twists on classic eats like meatballs and gravy, fried chicken, cured pork belly, and fish-n-chips.

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32. Tequiztlan Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar 1884 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

The reincarnation of the former El Rancho Grande, Tequiztlan keeps all the culinary goodness of its predecessor and serves it in a ramped up, sleek space (the chrome vents of the exposed ceiling above go rather nicely with the industrial vibe and traditional brass chandeliers, making for a trendy ambience). It’s still owned and operated by the Ortiz family, who have been providing South Beach with quality Mexican fare for the past 25 years, so there’s no need to worry: all the tacos you so loved at the old digs are here and just as good -- if not better, when considered alongside a more extensive tequila and mezcal list.

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33. Lucali 1930 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

Coming to South Beach straight from Brooklyn, Lucali is a local hotspot for those craving brick-oven pizza and calzones. Mark Iacono's pizza palace makes massive 22in pies with fresh-made mozzarella and an entire basil plant on every pizza. It can cost a little more than one might expect, but for a restaurant meal in Miami, it's still one hell of a deal.

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34. Restaurant Michael Schwartz 1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

The latest from eponymous restaurateur Michael Schwartz, Restaurant is serving eats like grilled octopus and apricot-glazed whole chicken poolside at the Raleigh Hotel.

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35. De Rodriguez Ocean 101 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

With poolside seating and a revamped interior with lots of aged wood, Ocean plates Doug Rodriguez's Nuevo Latino take on the sea, this time with some Asian influence: ceviches including Thai lobster coconut w/ ginger, or tuna watermelon w/ kumquat, yuzu, and Thai basil, plus entrees like seared adobo tuna.

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36. Toasted Bagelry and Deli 83 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130

TBD's cooking up burgers and wraps named after Miami 'hoods, like the Calle Ocho Panini and the Golden Glades Cheese Steak. They've also got bagels on bagels, as the name would imply, with eight different kinds of homemade cream cheese to choose from.

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37. NAOE 661 Brickell Key Dr, , 33131 (Brickell)

This eight-seat sushi temple on Brickell Key is the best of the best for Tokyo-quality sushi in Miami. Crafted by Chef Kevin Cory, Naoe is an omakase-only experience that begins with a bento box before graduating to individual pieces of art-like nigiri. Even if you aren't a sake fan, be sure to order some with your dinner -- it's sourced from the chef's family's brewery in Japan.

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38. Soi Chinese Kitchen 645 NW 20 St, Miami, FL 33127

A Chinese food delivery joint (and food truck!) slinging high-quality ribs, wings, and pork-filled buns.

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39. The Butcher Shop Beer Garden and Grill 165 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127 (Wynwood)

All the meat (and believe us, there’s a lot of it) at this spacious Wynwood spot is butchered fresh daily and grilled to order by a father-son duo. With all the accoutrements of a beer garden (think picnic benches, beer specials scrawled in pastel on chalkboards, Christmas lights and stylized street art murals), it’s the ideal venue for grilling and chilling -- but with definite emphasis on the latter, as the immaculately tenderized meat here (especially when paired with notoriously lax service) can take awhile to get from bone to your table; fortunately, there’s craft drafts and booze-loving mango jalapeño margaritas to keep you and the squad cool while you wait.

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40. Riverside Market 608 SW 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (Fort Lauderdale)

This homey, family-owned Ft. Lauderdale joint was born out of an old convenience store, where 550+ beers fill fridges that used to hold year-old sandwiches. You can crack open any of them in the store or save ‘em for home while getting down on the 20+ expertly curated taps, which often get taken over by some of Florida’s finest. If you do pull from the fridge, you just bring your empties to the counter when you're done and pay on the honor system. Riverside has effectively taken over the neighborhood with Craft Beer Cartel across the street, which itself holds beers, a nanobrewery, and homebrew equipment.

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41. Gilbert's 17th Street Grill 1821 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (Fort Lauderdale)

Tucked in the Harbor Shops at Fort Lauderdale, this family-owned burger joint has been serving quality comfort food for over 10 years. It’s home cooking at its finest: the key lime pie, made fresh daily from an old family recipe, comes with a gratuitous dollop of whipped cream; clocking in at 8oz, the “CAB” Burger (Certified Angus Beef) is sure to satiate any cravings. There’s a casual, diner-meets-cafeteria vibe to the place (think hanging lantern-like lamps; upholstered banquette seating, two top tables clustered throughout), making it both group- and kid-friendly.

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42. Himmarshee Public House 201 SW 2nd St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 (Fort Lauderdale)

The dudes behind Rok:Brgr and its ridiculous food creations are doing the same thing with food other than burgers at this new Himmarshee mega bar with 50 craft beers on draft and a 10-foot LED screen, plus 30 large plasma TVs where you can enjoy stuff like lobster nachos and forget that you’re watching the Dolphins.

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43. Bourbon Steak 19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180 (North Miami)

Free duck fat fries, an extensive menu of wood-grilled steaks (including Japanese and American wagyu), and a famous dry-aged burger make this Aventura spot easily one of the best steakhouses in Greater Miami. The name isn't misleading, either: the bourbon selection here is among the best in the city -- six whole pages of them -- as well as a curated list of barrel-aged cocktails and a daily happy hour that makes it all accessible to everyone.

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44. Bulldog Barbecue 15400 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33160 (North Miami)

Nicknamed the "Bulldog" for his competitive cooking on Top Chef Miami, Chef Howie Kleinberg is blessing the people of Miami with BBQ and burgers turned glorious. We think that Bulldog serves up some of the best BBQ in Miami, but we highly encourage you to stop by and decide for yourself.

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45. La Locanda 413 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)

Every city has a hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant run by actual Italians that serves amazing food at half the price and twice the flavor than its competitors. In South Beach, that restaurant is La Locanda. Not only does the extensive menu make you feel like you're in Italy, but the thin-crust pizzas are beyond comapre. They're topped with ingredients you never knew tasted so good on pizza, like hot dogs and fried eggs.

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46. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar 1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

Before Yardbird opened in 2011, Miami wasn't known for its Southern comfort cuisine, which somehow seemed odd for a city that's geographically part of the American south. All that changed when Top Chef finalist Jeff McInnis, along with restaurant vets Chris Romero and John Kunkel, opened Yardbird in Miami Beach and instantly made a name with their fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits, and watermelon salad. The menu is chock full of quintessential down-home foods, and the well-stocked bar doles out house cocktails like blackberry bourbon lemonade and Bloody Marys with bacon-infused bourbon.

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