11 December 2016

 

5 best restaurants in Miami

Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor

Dynamite view with food to match

1. Juvia

Dynamite view with food to match

Our favourite place to eat

South Beach, that coolest of places, is retaking its crown as one of Miami's top dining spots. Juvia is the poster boy of that culinary revival, offering up a mix of French, Japanese and Peruvian fare. Try the salmon nashi with truffle oil, it's remarkable. You're dining in a modernist setting, with vertical gardens, art-deco architecture and vast Atlantic views. Juvia is uber trendy (even the parking garage was designed by renowned Swiss boutique architects) and attracts the ultra-chic set.

1111 Lincoln Road

Tel: +1 305 763 8272

Full-flavour seafood hauls in the crowds

2. Joe’s Stone Crab

Full-flavour seafood hauls in the crowds

A Miami landmark, everyone knows that for the best stone crabs, served with a famous mustard sauce, Joe's is the place. From its modest origins in 1913 as a beachside seafood kiosk, Joe’s never short-changes on flavour. Today, it’s the best place to eat Miami seafood, open only during stone crab season (closed between May and mid-October). It’s also hugely popular, so either be prepared for a wait as they don’t take reservations or grab a crab to go from Joe’s Takeaway.

11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach   Tel: +1 305-673-0365

Cool and creative

3. Beaker & Gray

Cool and creative

Named after utensils used to mix drinks and serve food, this is a classy joint with exposed brickwork and woody décor. The innovative, globally inspired menu includes cold dishes such as glass noodles with green papaya, small plates like pumpkin gnocchi, and mains such as tiger shrimp risotto. Also home to a vibrant bar with atmospheric music, Beaker & Gray serves shaken, stirred and non-alcoholic cocktails as well as a range of beers and wines, all in Miami’s arty Wynwood area.

2637 N Miami Ave, Miami   Tel: 305 699 2637

The place to see and be seen

4. The News Café

The place to see and be seen

Ocean Drive is the hippest and most beautiful stretch of Miami Beach. You’d expect every restaurant there to be snooty and expensive. Not so. The News Café offers affordable 24-hour breakfasts, decadent desserts (like champagne and strawberries), a stunning oceanfront atmosphere and, to keep you informed, a vast international newsstand. What’s more, you will love watching the beautiful people as they pass by on their way to and from the beach, just across the street!

800 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139   Tel: (305) 538-6397

All worship the noble hog

5. Swine Southern Table & Bar

All worship the noble hog

Harry Truman once said, “No man should be allowed to be president who does not understand hogs.” That notion could put the team at hog-heaven Swine Southern Table & Bar next in line for the presidency. These people understand, indeed, are experts, at all things porcine. The restaurant is down to earth, great fun, perfect for Kentucky Bourbon, classic Southern culture and hospitality – and, most importantly, heaped portions of fall-off-the-bone pig flesh.

2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables   Tel: 1 786-360-6433

 
 
 
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