The outdoor bar at this iconic steakhouse inside South Pointe Park is never anything short of a show. The people watching is equally as alluring at the views of Fisher Island and the Miami skyline, and setting yourself up with a burger and a beer at the bar never fails to entertain. Your fellow barflies will likely include dudes whose yachts are parked around the corner at the marina, and their attractive hangers-on who clearly spend time with them for their personalities. And right about the time their antics get old, the sun starts setting over the city and a warm tropical breeze blows through.
This classic steakhouse situated on Miami Beach’s South Pointe provides great views of the bay crashing into the ocean and cruise ships coming in and out of port. Sip classic martinis and feast on aged American Wagyu with all the fixings—think truffle mac and cheese, creamed spinach, and whipped potatoes. There’s both indoor and outdoor seating, but those who choose to sit on the patio are awarded with pink-hued sunsets over Miami’s skyline.
Sometimes it’s hard to argue with a classic, especially when said classic comes with stunning ocean views and front row seats right on the water. This old-school, white-coat chophouse isn’t exactly cutting edge, but the steaks, sandwiches, and salads hold their own against the swankiest of bottle service joints. With some of the best service in the city—not to mention the chance to watch cruise ships roll by as you enjoy your Filet-au-Poivre—dinner at Smith’s is a decidedly pleasant experience. An outdoor happy hour featuring cheap drinks and that same sunny panorama doesn’t hurt, either.