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Dinner Spots in Miami

Looking for the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal in Miami? Whether you're craving fresh seafood, authentic Cuban cuisine, or trendy rooftop dining, this vibrant city has something for everyone. From upscale eateries overlooking the ocean to casual cafés in the bustling streets of South Beach, Miami's dining scene offers a variety of options to suit any palate. Are you wondering where to find the best happy hour deals in Miami? Look no further than our guide to the top dinner spots in the Magic City.

1. Macchialina, Miami

Macchialina - Pasta

Italian restaurant specializing in handmade pasta formed from high-quality ingredients. The chef's menu spotlights five of Maccialina's best dishes. A recipient of multiple awards for both its culinary creations and wine list.

2. Omakai Sushi, Miami

Omakai Sushi Table

Omakase sushi restaurant that leans on high-quality fish and honest hospitality. Order a la carte or go with one of three set menus. Casual and minimalist dining in Wynwood with a pick-up-only location in Aventura.

3. Hiden, Miami

Hiden Dish

An eight-seat omakase counter that serves an eight-to-ten course dinner of specialist Japanese dishes - from familiar cuts of sushi, to more eclectic concoctions. A venue that has forged an impressive reputation for itself.

4. Hachidori Ramen Bar, Miami

Hachidori Ramen Bar Bowls

From its spice to the richness, the ramen at Hachidori deserves a try. The staff are also extremely helpful and friendly. Order the handrolls - construct them to preference.

5. La Mar, Miami

La Mar Dish

Stylish waterfront restaurant with a beautiful view of Brickell City Center that serves high-end Peruvian fusion cuisine. Also has a bar that offers cocktails, ceviche, and anticucho.

6. Andiamo!, Miami


Brick-oven pizzeria within a former tire shop offering some of the most popular pizzas in Miami. Available for takeout and delivery, but best enjoyed in-house on the restaurant's alfresco patio.

7. Niu Kitchen, Miami

Niu Kitchen - Plate of food

Intimate tapas and wine kitchen. The menu encourages diners to order at random, with their eyes closed. Possible dishes include Branzino tartare, oysters, and chicken cannelloni. The accompanying wine list is carefully curated.

8. Area 31, Miami

Area 31 Food

A 16th-floor restaurant that serves global flavors fused with local inspiration. Indulge in a seafood dish indoors, or on the open-air patio whilst taking in views of Downtown Miami, Brickell Key, and Biscayne Bay.

9. Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Miami

Mandolin Aegean Bistro Food

Greek and Turkish restaurant located in a 1940s restored home. Its casual atmosphere is an ode to the Aegean tavernas upon which it modelled. Serves traditional and seasonal recipes from coastal Mediterranean cuisines.

10. Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita, Miami

Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita Table

A creative bar and restaurant combination. The lower level - Lolita - features an upbeat pairing of DJs and dancing. Dolores, the upper level, is a terrace with a variety of cuisines to choose from.

11. NAOE, Miami

Naoe Dish

Refined Japanese fine dining restaurant serving a maximum of ten seats at a time - a choice that allows patrons to enjoy a front-seat experience with Chef Kevin Cory. The multi-hour dinner service comes with lofty reviews. Book ahead.

12. Wabi Sabi, Miami

Wabi Sabi - Plate of food 1

Japanese restaurant where the eye eats first. Wabi Sabi focuses on the clean and simple presentation of fresh and flavorful ingredients. Quality across the board - from the nigiri and sashimi to maki and bowls.

13. The Surf Club Restaurant, Miami

The Surf Club Restaurant Plate

Offers a contemporary spin on traditional continental cuisine. The dining room offers views of the ocean, and an outside terrace is ideal for nights spent dining al fresco. The Surf Club Restaurant also boasts a lounge area with full bar.

14. Astra, Miami

Astra Pink Exterior

Restaurant, bar, and lounge perched atop Miami's Wynwood district, where the contemporary venue often features live DJs. Enjoy a stunning view of the city over amazing cocktails.

15. 1-800-Lucky, Miami

1-800-Lucky Salad

Industrial-style dining hall featuring eateries that draw influence from Asian cuisines. Stalls offer ramen and poke bowls, as well as wok-cooked dishes from Thailand, Korea, and Japan.

16. 27 Restaurant & Bar, Miami

27 Restaurant & Bar Table

Restaurant and bar set in a renovated 1930s house. Serves American cuisine with worldwide influence. After indulging, stay for cocktails. 27 also features a well-decorated garden patio for alfresco dining and drinking.

17. Bodega Taqueria Y Tequila, Miami

Bodega Taqueria Y Tequila South Beach Food

South Beach iteration of the, now prolific, chain of Mexican taquerias. A low-key restaurant, which also features a food truck parked on-site. Zesty tacos and tequila-based cocktails aplenty.

18. Boia De, Miami

Boia De Caviar

This outstanding restaurant is quite a culinary adventure, and it's one of the city's best-kept secrets. Experience phenomenal quality in both the variety of flavors and the presentation of each dish.

19. Drunken Dragon, Miami

Drunken Dragon Coctail

One of the most recognized Korean BBQs and tiki bars in South Beach. Their fusion dishes are ideal for sharing, but for something more filling try their communal grill served with a range of vegetables and meats.

20. Hometown Barbecue, Miami

Hometown Barbecue Food

Barbecue house of Brooklyn origin known for its pit-smoked meats and traditional sides. This Miami iteration also exclusively offers a wood-fired menu featuring dishes and meats cooked over live fire.

21. Hutong Miami, Miami

Hutong Miami Food

An upscale restaurant serving Northern Chinese food cuisine and a variety of dim sum. Exotic cocktails and an ever-changing video wall further help create a hip atmosphere.

22. Jaguar Sun, Miami

Jaguar Sun Food

Jaguar Sun is a trendy hangout spot with an attractive and uncluttered ambience. Popular for both its small plates and cocktails - go for a pasta dish, or perhaps just a few drinks in the stylish garden terrace.

23. Joe's Stone Crab, Miami

Joe'S Stone Crab Food

A Miami institution, having served for over 100 years. Dine in and be served by Joe's tuxedo-wearing waiters - but the better option is to take away and indulge in a South Pointe Park picnic. Order the stone crab and key lime pie.

24. Katana Japanese Restaurant, Miami

Katana Japanese Restaurant Plates

One of Miami's best hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Grab sushi boats from the revolving lazy river until full - plates are tallied at the end to calculate the bill. Getting seats can be a hard task, so best visited in small groups or solo.