While Miami is widely known for its blazing sun, popular beaches and beautiful bodies, the fact that it’s a force to be reckoned with in foodie circles is all but ignored. The Sunshine State has no shortage of sabor (“flavor” in Spanish), so it’s only natural that Miami is home to some of most revered dining establishments in the world. It’s time to put down the sunscreen and tuck in your napkin ‘cause you’re going on a tasty tour of the Top 5 Restaurants in Miami.
Top 5 Restaurants in Miami
- The Delano
- The River Oyster Bar
- 8oz Burger Bar
- Ceviche 105
If you love chic style and unforgettable Italian Cuisine, Bianca’s innovative menu featuring local and organic ingredients is a must while touring the Top 5 Restaurants in Miami.
Housed in South Beach’s beautiful Delano Hotel, the décor purveys an elegant, romantic feel. Whether you’re just having a cocktail to start the night, or spending a lovely evening with your better half, Bianca offers exquisite ambiance, where no matter what time it is, it’s a great place to see and be seen.
The River Oyster Bar in Brickell serves a delicious mix of traditional goodies, tantalizing seafood dishes and of course, oysters!
A hip spot for drinks and appetizers, you can’t go wrong with bacalao croquettes or oyster po’ boy sliders. Some unique drink options include the spicy Lolita, with Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila, and the Kiwi Caipirinha with fresh kiwi puree.
The River boasts a variety of fresh oysters on the half shell, and their fire roasted oysters are prepared with sofrito butter, chorizo, and melted machego cheese. If you’re an oyster fanatic, you’ve gotta try The River.
Miamians know Altamare for its fresh seafood and daily changing menu. It’s clear that flavor and freshness are paramount at this elegant Lincoln Road establishment.
Throw in some fantastic seafood, including Blue Point oysters, pan seared local hogfish or Wahoo seared rare, and you’ve got a veritable smorgasbord of delicacies from the sea. Lying atop a bed of pasta or next to grilled asparagus, the food is spectacular and the ambiance is perfect for a special evening out.
The 8oz Burger Bar is South Beach’s own first class burger joint, combining great vibes with craft beer and a laundry list of gourmet toppings. To boot, these deliciously imaginative burgers are made with humanely raised, hormone-free Black Angus sirloin.
The chefs here aren’t just flippin’ burgers, they’re catering to a wide audience with varying tastes; free-range turkey burgers, seasonal salads, sandwiches and homemade veggie burgers round out the selection, while an inexhaustible selection of toppings include foie gras and onion marmalade. Whatever you order, it’ll all go down well with a craft beer or mixed drink with organic herbs and homemade mixers and syrups. It seriously doesn’t get any better than this.
Ceviche 105 touts itself as Miami’s premier Peruvian restaurant, and with a selection of authentic dishes served in a modern, gourmet style, it’s easy to see why the crowds pour in every night.
The Ceviche Sampler Platter is the star of the show, bursting with flavorful mix of fresh fish and octopus with sweet potato, corn and citrus juices. Other favorites include the stuffed potatoes with prawns and avocados, and Tacu Corvina in Lambayecana sauce.
The exceptional drink menu features Pisco, the national drink of Peru. This Peruvian brandy is featured in almost all of the drink menu’s items, possessing a strong, flavorful kick, adding a unique zest to any beverage of your choice.
Written By: Joseph Torraca