This is your guide to the best places to visit while in Miami Beach. As locals we spend our time at local spots. Locations in Miami can be very touristy and may not truly represent the essence of our city. South Beach can be difficult to decipher. Many places are tourist traps and unnecessarily expensive. This is the reason why we’ve put this list together. There are some great venues that locals visit that represent the true Miami and South Beach. You may see a celebrity or you may even run into one of the neighbors that usually hang out at the hotel.
Lobster Bar Sea Grille is located in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood. Elegant and upscale with modern nautical touches, the restaurant and its spacious bar, lounge, and patio is the perfect location for cocktails and an immersive culinary experience. Executive Chef Arturo Paz heads the culinary team.View Website
One of the first establishment in Wynwood. The go-to place for gourmet bar food. A hot spot with indoor-outdoor dining, famous artists’ works & live music.View Website
One of the first establishment in Wynwood. The go-to place for gourmet bar food. A hot spot with indoor-outdoor dining, famous artists’ works & live music.
High-end restaurant that offers modern Asian-style eatery offering grilled meats & sashimi, plus cocktails in a well designed industrial setting.View Website
Bagatelle Miami Beach redefines the French Mediterranean dining experience through an exquisite seasonal menu and a beautifully constructed space including outdoor seating. Designed by Celano Design Studio, Bagatelle Miami Beach embodies bustling Parisian bistro with classic décor, bold artwork and lively music.View Website
The restaurant features a unique combination of classic fish house favorites like Crispy Clams Strips and Maine Lobster Rolls as well as the refined upscale menu options that have made the Prime Restaurants famous, like Holland Dover Sole and Hawaiian Ahi Tuna.
This restaurant and wine bar brings authentic rustic Italian flair blended with a vibrant nightlife to Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood. This Italian eatery and wine bar, offers traditional Italian fare in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
Chophouse chain outpost serving prime steaks & seafood in a clubby, power-dining setting.
The menu’s originality is matched by a sexy décor that parts ways with the customary dark leathers and low lighting in favor of a lively, upscale atmosphere where the lights accentuate the meal and the hustle and bustle of the room creates a collective dining atmosphere that is second to none.
Recognized as one of the finest Mediterranean seafood restaurants in the world, Estiatorio Milos was founded by acclaimed chef Costas Spiliadis who has made it an unparalleled culinary destination in Montreal, New York, Athens, Las Vegas, Miami and London.
Before the glitz and glamour that has become “SoBe,” Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant stood as a spot for true seafood-loving locals and tourists alike. Established in 1913, two years before Miami Beach would even become incorporated, Joe’s has withstood the test of time.