MIAMI | WHERE TO EAT

27 Restaurant / The Broken Shaker
2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach
+1 786 476 7020

There’s a reason this spot is a favorite of locals and travelers alike.  With its homey, eclectic decor and it’s inventive and delicious dishes, it always delivers the perfect blend of cool and excellence. The focus is on local ingredients and the cocktail menu is not to be missed. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a family dinner of 10, you’ll always have a good time. For pre-or-post game be sure to hang and sip a libation in the courtyard or poolside where chill reggae rhythms and old school hip hop serenade a crowd that is every bit hip Miami and abolishes all the stereotypes of a typical cheesy South Beach Miami scene … in the best way possible. 

Amara
3101 NE 7th Ave., Miami
+1 305 702 5528

This new gem from chef Michael Schwartz offers not only amazing Latin fare but a spectacular waterfront location. Only opened in 2018, this spot has already been awarded Restaurant of the Year by Eater Miami and it’s no surprise why. Every detail from the decor, to the service, to the cocktail program are top notch. Dinner is a happening scene but not in an overwhelming way, while lunch offers a fantastic lighter fare menu and gorgeous daytime views of Biscayne Bay.  

Joe’s Take Away
11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
+1 305 673 0365

While Joe’s is world famous and one of the most timeless eateries in Miami, it’s their laid back take away addition that is a favorite of locals. No lines and a far more casual affair, you can order at the counter and peruse the market-like vibe for drinks and dessert, then take your food to a bevy of self-serve tables both indoor and outdoor or walk to nearby South Pointe park for a picnic. Either way this is the stop to enjoy Joe’s legendary stone crabs, sides, and so much more (i.e. salad bar, soups, sandwiches, and a not to be missed fried chicken!) all day any day during their season from mid-October to mid-May. 

Matador Room
2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
+1 786 257 4600

Chef Jean Georges hits it out of the park at this elegant yet hip eatery that is a love letter to the fare of the Caribbean and Latin America. Taking inspiration from the glamourous by gone era of the 40’s/50’s the dining room itself is a showstopper without being too pretentious and the outdoor patio provides beautiful breezes and ocean views.  Be sure to make some time for a pre-dinner drink at the Matador Bar which provides the perfect intro into a truly exquisite dining experience. 

Michael’s Genuine
130 NE 40th St., Miami
+1 305 573 5550

Located in the booming Design District this local favorite has stood the test of time thanks to its welcoming vibe and fantastic fare. The menu is ever changing with the seasons while maintaining some beyond delectable staples. This is a great place for long and lavish group dinners alfresco or a quick drink and a dozen oysters at the bar. Open all day for lunch and dinner this is a perfect stop for those looking to check out all the Design District has to offer. Oh, and their Sunday brunch is not to be missed!