Restaurants in Key Biscayne

$12 for $20 Worth of Farm-to-Table Burgers and Drinks at ROK:BRGR

ROK:BRGR

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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17 handcrafted burgers topped with farm-to-table ingredients and served alongside 65+ craft beers

$20 Gift Card Plus $5 Bonus Card for Tex-Mex at Tijuana Flats

Tijuana Flats

On Location

$25 $20

Hormone-free chicken, pork, and steak fill burritos, tostadas, and chimichangas; vegetarian dishes made with lard-free beans

One or Two Tickets to the Oktobeerfest Event at Sandbar Sports Grill (37% Off)

Sandbar Sports Grill

Northeast Coconut Grove

$30 $19

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In addition to 20 beers, including Sam Adams and Heineken, the fest will feature 10 liquor booths from Jäger, Jack Daniel's, and others

Wine Pairing Dinner Experience for Two at Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge (Up to 46% Off)

Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge

Coral Way

$165 $89

Diners enjoy a four-course meal with wine pairings while listening to a live jazz band

A Southwestern Dining Experience at The Lost & Found Saloon (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Lost and Found Saloon

Wynwood Art District - Miami

$40 $22

A saloon-style restaurant with wagon wheel chandeliers features specialty beverages and gourmet dishes

Traditional Greek Lunch for Two or More or Dinner for Two or Four or More at Taverna Opa (Up to 44% Off)

Taverna Opa

Mary Brickell Village

$30 $18

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Traditional Greek cuisine served in hot and cold shareable plates and a la carte menu that features seafood, lamb chops, and steaks

$20 for $40 Worth of Chinese Food and Sushi for Dinner at Chinois Chinois

Chinois Chinois

Coral Way

$40 $20

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Seared snapper, fried rice, and more than a dozen sushi rolls are served amid shoji screens and Asian deities

Cafe Cuisine for Two or Four or for Carry-Out or Delivery at 1909 Café (Up to 45% Off)

1909 Café

Miami

$20 $11

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Expansive menu of fresh, healthy options ranges from tuna melts and prosciutto sandwiches to cilantro chicken salad and housemade cookies

Gourmet Empanada Dinner with Wine and Dessert for Two or Four at Bunbury (Up to 40% Off)

Bunbury

Miami

$59 $39

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Choose from six different kinds of empanadas to build a meal with a bottle of Malbec and sweet desserts

$12 for a Three-Visit Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for $7 at The Last Carrot ($21 Total Value)

The Last Carrot

Northeast Coconut Grove

$21 $12

Whole-wheat pitas packed with lean protein and fresh veggies, as well as fresh spinach pies, homemade peanut butter, and vegetable juices

Spanish Food and Drinks for Two or Four at 100 Montaditos Brickell (Up to 48% Off ). Four Options Available.

100 Montaditos Brickell

Brickell

$48 $25

Pairs enjoy an appetizer from Spanish olives to bravas potatoes as well as cheese or cured meat platters, drinks, and desserts

Spanish Food and Drinks for Two or Four at 100 Montaditos Pinecrest (Up to 48% Off ). Four Options Available.

100 Montaditos Pinecrest

Pinecrest

$48 $25

Pairs enjoy an appetizer from Spanish olives to bravas potatoes as well as cheese or cured meat platters, drinks, and desserts

$35 for a French Food-and-Wine Tasting for Two at Atelier Monnier ($60 Value)

Atelier Monnier

Brickell

$60 $35

A dozen different dishes complement six different wines in a range of styles, creating scores of flavor combinations to experiment with

Healthy International Food for Dinner at Jimmy'z Kitchen – Wynwood (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Jimmy'z Kitchen

Miami

$30 $18

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Chef creates pulls inspiration from Puerto Rico and other nations to create healthy versions of mofongo, churrasco, and crab cakes

Italian Dinner Cuisine at Carmine's La Trattoria – Kendall (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Carmine's La Trattoria – Kendall

Kendall

$50 $29

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Risotto of the day, veal and pork osso buco, and cannoli enjoyed on an outdoor terrace next to the water or under halo-like lights

Italian Prix Fixe Meal for Two, Four, or Six at Spartico Restaurant (Up to 55% Off)

Spartico Restaurant

Northeast Coconut Grove

$95.85 $50

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Milanese wood-burning oven crisps artisanal pizzas, and pastas imported from Italy entangle veal meatballs and pulled lamb shank

Sushi Lunch or Dinner at Sake Room Express (Up to 40% Off)

Sake Room Express

East Little Havana

$30 $18

Sushi rolls filled with tempura shrimpand fresh salmon match with teriyaki skewers and rice bowls

Soul Food and Wine for Two on Weekdays or Weekends at Jackson Soul Food (40% Off)

Jackson Soul Food

Overtown

$35 $21

Classic soul food such as boiled fish and grits, smoked sausage, and fried catfish

Chinese and Vietnamese Food for Two or Four at 3 Chefs Chinese Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

3 Chefs Chinese Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Classic Chinese dishes such as beef chow mein and cashew chicken served up alongside Vietnamese favorites such as pho soup with brisket

Wine and Bistro Food at Le Chat Noir (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Le Chat Noir

Downtown Miami

$40 $21

Bistro-style salads, sandwiches, and cheese plates pair with wine in this swanky eatery that features live jazz in its cellar

$15 for $30 Worth of Gourmet Food and Drinks at Clos Bistro & Café

Clos Bistro & Café

Miami

$30 $15

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Empanadas, oven-roasted meats, plus hearty breakfasts and tapas at downtown bistro

Lunch for Two or Dine-In or Carry-Out Italian Cuisine for Two at Carol's Cucina (Up to 50% Off)

Carol’s Cucina

Miami

$32 $16

Prosciutto and veggie pizzas pair with drinks and roasted beet salad in Italian-Brazilian cucina

Breakfast Food at Sarussi Cafe Subs (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Sarussi Cafe Subs

Miami

$10 $5

Hearty breakfasts such as steak and eggs, ham-and-cheese omelets, and egg sandwiches

Argentinian Meal for Two or Four with Entrees and Wine at Los Tanitos (50% Off)

Los Tanitos

Kendall

$39.98 $21

Sandwiches and caprese salad, sopas and empanadas, and grilled Angus steak and chorizo

$18 for $40 Worth of Carribean Food — Le Lambi Restaurant

Le Lambi Miami

Miami

$40 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Sunday Brunch Buffet for Two or Four at Jamaica House Restaurant (Half Off)

Jamaica House Restaurant

Miami

$27.98 $13.99

Brunch spread includes Caribbean classics of saltfish, callaloo, porridge, and savory options such as chicken curry and stew

Two Prepackaged Rib Racks or $12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue for Carryout or Delivery from Dixie Catering

Dixie Catering

Kendall

$20 $12

Barbecue catering company specializes in danish baby back ribs, barbecue chicken, and cedar-plank salmon

New American and Latin Cuisine for Two or Four at Jimmy'z Kitchen – Pinecrest (Up to 46% Off)

Jimmy'z Kitchen - Pinecrest

Jimmy'Zs Kitchen

$30 $18

Critics agree it's hard to beat the mofongo—a dish of fried plantains and rich tomato sauce—but the sandwiches have their defenders too

$16 for $30 Worth of Modern Urban Bistro Cuisine at Bin No. 18

Bin No. 18

Miami

$30 $16

European roadside bistro that earned praise from Food & Wine magazine uses locally sourced ingredients to create contemporary cuisine

Peruvian Food for Two or Four at Papa Ceviche (Up to 50% Off)

Papa Ceviche

Miami

$25 $13

12 types of ceviche, sauteed beef strips, fish filets, Peruvian-style Japanese sashimi, seafood casserole, and shrimp soup

Italian Dinner for Two or Four or More at Vapiano (Up to 50% Off)

Vapiano

Brickell

$20 $11

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Casual Italian eatery features made-to-order food stations with homemade pasta, pizza, and salads

Peruvian Food and Drinks for Dine-In, Take-Out, or Delivery at Aromas Del Perú (Up to 40% Off)

Aromas Del Perú

The Hammocks

$20 $12

Peruvian mainstays including various seafood and meat dishes, as well as varieties of ceviches and specialties

Dine-In or Take-Out Ceviche and Seafood at My Ceviche (Up to 45% Off)

My Ceviche

Miami

$20 $11

Wild-caught seafood served as ceviche, tacos, burritos, or salads; free-range chicken is also available

Gourmet Pizza, Salads, Wraps, Paninis, and Drinks at The Original Big Tomato (Half Off). Two Options Available.

The Original Big Tomato

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Pizza inspired by a century-old recipe piles traditional and unique toppings onto a light, flaky crust; wraps and salads in bread bowls

$15 for $30 Worth of Argentinian Steak-House Cuisine or Party for 20 at Dona Paulina Restaurant

Dona Paulina Restaurant

East Little Havana

$30 $15

Dinner guests chow down on chorizo and ribs while parties enjoy plates of grilled chicken, sausage, and beef

Party Package for 20, or $15 for $30 Worth of Food and Drinks at Don Davis Uruguayan Steak House

Don Davis Uruguayan Steak House

Doral

$30 $15

Diners choose from tapas or steak, chicken, or seafood specialties; a party package feeds 20 guests with an unlimited buffet

Seafood Dinner for Two or Four with Antipasti, Entrees, and Dessert at Big Fish (49% Off)

Big Fish

Upper East Side

$83 $42

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Smaller plates such as octopus carpaccio and tuna tartare and colorful entrees such as seafood ragu-risotto and oven-baked branzino

Gourmet Pizza and Italian Cuisine for Two or Four at Spris Artisan Pizza (Up to 45% Off)

Spris Artisan Pizza

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(28)

Thin-crust pizzas topped with fresh ingredients, salads, paninis, and other Italian dishes made according to Old World traditions

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at The Pasta Factory Company (50% Off)

The Pasta Factory Company

West Miami

$30 $15

Second-generation pasta makers impress diners with homemade pastas, hot sandwiches, and other Italian specialties

French and Continental Cuisine at French Bistro (40% Off). Two Options Available.

French Bistro

Palmetto Bay

$30 $18

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Owner brings years of food-industry experience to bistro, which serves French and continental cuisine alongside juicy cuts of steak

Dinner for Two or Four at Cortes Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Cortes Restaurant

Miami

$68.97 $35

Chef Ernesto Cortes creates a seafood-heavy menu of Peruvian staples, including ceviche, in his industrial, minimalist bistro

Italian Cuisine for Two or Four at Panzerotti's Cucina Italiana (Up to 50% Off)

Panzerotti's Cucina Italiana

Miami

$69.50 $36

Doughy pockets filledwith 15 different ingredient combinations, housemade ravioli, breaded veal chops, and steak infused with a balsamic

Burger and Sandwiches for Dine-In or Take-Out from Alexander's Sports Cafe (Up to 52% Off)

Alexander's Sports Cafe

Miami

$25 $12

Bite into juicy burgers and cheesy jalapeño poppers in a soccer-themed restaurant with TVs playing soccer games from around the world

French Cafe Fare and Drinks for Two or Four at Bistro Coffee (Up to 45% Off)

Bistro Coffee

Downtown Miami

$20 $11

French-born chefs create "fine fast food" such as panini, crepes, and lobster ravioli, paired with a selection of coffees, beers, and wines

$10 for $20 Worth of Latin-American Fusion Food at D-Dog House

D-Dog House

Brickell

$20 $10

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Chimichurri french fries and hot dogs in a futuristic late-night eatery with a full bar

Steaks, Seafood, and Pasta for Dinner at La Patagonia Argentina (Half Off). Two Options Available.

La Patagonia Argentina

Miami

$30 $15

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Skirt steaks, short ribs, and seafood catches of the day served along with housemade pastas

Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at Las Cazuelas (Up to 40% Off)

Las Cazuelas

Miami

$20 $12

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Sample flavors from throughout Mexico, such as chile rellenos, tacos, seafood, and spicy lamb stew

Prix Fixe Greek Dinner for Two or Four at Kouzina Bistro (Up to 48% Off)

Kouzina Bistro

Miami

$82 $50

Prix fixe menu with appetizers such as veggies with hummus and tzatziki, salads, and entrees such as lamb chops or skewered beef tenderloin

French Cuisine at La Gloutonnerie (Up to 44% Off). Four Options Available.

La Gloutonnerie

South Pointe

$80 $45

French delicacies such as foie gras terrine and duck confit with plum sauce combine home-style cooking and nouveau cuisine

Dinner for Two or Four at Tamara Bistro (Up to 43% Off)

Tamara Bistro

Miami Beach

$83 $50

(40)

Dine on French-inspired rustic fare while staring up at a mosaic ceiling or out into an infinity pool

Italian Cuisine at Dinner or Lunch for Two at Mia Bella Roma (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Mia Bella Roma

Flamingo / Lummus

$60 $30

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House-made gnocchi in basil pesto sauce, caprese pizza, and veal parmigiana pair with international wines at eatery with live entertainment

Saturday Latin Brunch for Two or Four at The Palace Bar (Up to 50% Off)

The Palace Bar

South Beach

$86 $50

(111)

Brunch on Ocean Drive with bottomless margaritas or caipirnhas and Drag Queen entertainment, percussion players, and a live DJ

French and Moroccan Cuisine at Rouge CineCafe (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Rouge CineCafe

Isle Of Normandy Ocean Side

$30 $15

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French- and Moroccan-inspired cuisine such as lamb meatballs, french onion soup, and steak au poivre is served in a romantic eatery

Argentine Parillada Lunch or Dinner at 920 Grill in Miami Beach (Up to 57% Off)

920 Grill

Lincoln Road

$58 $25

Indulge in meat platters stuffed with chorizo, blood sausage, flap meat, skirt steak, chicken, and sweetbreads

Gourmet Continental Cuisine at Barok (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Barok

Red South Beach Hotel

$45 $25

(17)

Grilled tuna steak, creamy seafood risotto with plump bay scallops, and champagne cocktails served in a pristine dining room

Japanese-Brazilian Cuisine for Two or Four at Kone Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

Kone Restaurant

Flamingo / Lummus

$40 $20

(23)

Seafood restaurant blends culinary traditions of Japan, Brazil, and Italy with homemade pastas, grilled steaks, and fresh sashimi and sushi

Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Master's Italian Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Master's Italian Restaurant

City Center

$23 $12

Feast on Italian dishes such as thin crust pizzas slathered with garlic butter or angel hair pasta tossed with calamari and a pink sauce

Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Escopazzo (Up to Half Off)

Escopazzo

Miami Beach

$138 $69

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Organic ingredients infuse slow-roasted north california lamb shoulder, grass-fed tenderloin, and spaghetti with pacific sea urchin

French-Floridian Fusion Cuisine and Drinks at FL Café (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

FL Cafe

Flamingo / Lummus

$30 $16

Restaurant in the heart of South Beach pairs French-Floridian dishes with tropical cocktails

Three-Course Colombian Dinner for Two, Four, or Six at La Ventana Colombian Restaurant (Up to 59% Off)

La Ventana Colombian Restaurant

Miami Beach

$46.72 $24.25

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Shared appetizers and desserts bookend feasts of seafood casserole, steak in creole sauce, or deep-fried whole fish

Argentine Fusion Food and Tapas at Maya Tapas & Grill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Maya Tapas & Grill

City Center

$36 $18

(219)

Hot and cold tapas, such as crab croquettes, Argentine sausage in chimichurri sauce, and carpaccios, plus pasta and Argentine skirt steak

Chinese Food Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Sum Yum Gai (Up to 48% Off)

Sum Yum Gai

Flamingo / Lummus

$40.20 $22

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Classic Chinese dishes, such as pineapple ginger duck, Szechuan fish, hot and sour eggplant, and curry beef

Pizza and Italian Food for Dine-In, Carry-Out, or Delivery at Gina's Pizza Italian Ristorante (Up to 45% Off)

Gina's Pizza Italian Ristorante

West Avenue

$20 $11

Italian-American staples including meatball parm subs, stuffed shells, and New York–style pizza

Italian Lunch or Dinner for Two at Bella Napoli (Up to 50% Off)

Bella Napoli Pizzeria and Restaurant

Flamingo / Lummus

$20 $10

Chefs hand-toss New York–style pizzas made using family recipes, pour pink sauce over vegetable lasagna, and pair seafood with pasta

Healthful Meals for Two or Four at Carrot Express (Up to 40% Off)

Carrot Express

City Center

$20 $13

Whole-wheat wraps, salads decked out with fixings such as organic tofu or albacore tuna, and freshly squeezed veggie and fruit juices

International Fusion Meal for Two or Four on Mondays at Tantra Restaurant & Lounge (Up to 43% Off)

Tantra Restaurant & Lounge

Miami Beach

$131 $79

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Fusion dishes blend Asian, European, and Caribbean flavors in a sumptuous setting with a trickling waterfall and tantric sculptures

International Comfort Food for Dinner at Front Porch Cafe (Half Off). Two Options Available. 

Front Porch Cafe

South Beach

$40 $20

(664)

Cocktails complement local meats and seafood on a sidewalk patio overlooking the Atlantic

Fusion Dinner for Two or Four or $15 for $30 Worth of Sushi Rolls at Capri Sushi and Italian (Up to Half Off)

Capri Sushi and Italian

Miami Beach

$30 $15

Sushi rolls pair with risottos, fresh fish, Italian pastas, and pizza

Spanish Dining Experience with Drinks for Two or Four at 100 Montaditos (Up to 46% Off)

100 Montaditos

Miami Beach

$50 $28

In the tradition of tapas, small sandwiches filled with Spanish ham, veggies, or dozens of other options let you try a little of everything

Upscale Indian Dinner or Lunch for Two, Four, or Six at Mint Leaf (Up to 56% Off)

Mint Leaf

Coral Gables Section

$77.60 $39

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Kormas, curries, and tandoori dishes prepared by chefs trained in India and London

$25 for $40 Worth of Thai Food and Sushi at Red Koi Thai & Sushi Lounge

Red Koi Thai & Sushi Lounge

Coral Gables Section

$40 $25

Sushi rolls, steak teriyaki, and curry crafted by a Bangkok native and served amid Japanese paintings, and a DJ on weekends

$15 for $30 Worth of Persian Food at Torange Restaurant

Torange Restaurant

Coral Gables

$30 $15

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Authentic Persian eatery marries marinated chicken, juicy steak kebabs, and gently fried tilapia with accents of barberry and pomegranate

$35 for a French Food-and-Wine Tasting for Two at Atelier Monnier ($60 Value)

Atelier Monnier

Pinecrest

$60 $35

A dozen different dishes complement six different wines in a range of styles, creating scores of flavor combinations to experiment with

Three or Five Groupons, Each Valid for One Salad or Wrap and Coffee at Makis Food (Half Off)

Makis Food

Makis Food

$10.60 $5.30

Salads including Sweet Berry, Avocado Delight, and Asian Zing; wraps such as pesto turkey, sweet chicken, and tuna

Cuban Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Sabores Restaurant & Lounge (Up to 51% Off)

Sabores Restaurant & Lounge

Miami Springs

$56 $28

(5)

Cuban cuisine, such as breaded steaks, satisfies hunger pangs whether enjoying outdoor seating or the interior's traditional decor

Seafood at Don Camaron Seafood Grill Restaurant (Half Off)

Don Camaron Seafood Grill Restaurant

Hialeah Gardens

$30 $15

(19)

Fresh local seafood, including Florida lobster and crab when in season, is prepared by knowledgeable chefs

$16 for $30 Worth of Steak and Seafood at Los Ranchos Steakhouse

Los Ranchos

Westland Mall

$30 $16

(104)

Jalapeños flavor beef tips and shrimp at a Latin steakhouse, where steaks are served churrasco-style or as tender medallions

Portuguese and Cuban Cuisine for Two or Four at Lisboa-Habana Restaurant (Half Off)

Lisboa-Habana Restaurant

Hialeah

$30 $15

An elegant restaurant with a vast wine list and authentic Portuguese and Cuban cuisine

Thai Food and Sushi at Asia Bay Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Asia Bay

Bay Harbor Islands

$40 $22

(326)

Dishes span Asian cuisine, including hand-rolled sushi, tuna rock, pad thai, basil red snapper, seafood bisque, and sweet and sour duck

Select Local Merchants

Created 15 years ago by gourmands from Peru and Costa Rica, El Gran Inka's only three US locations serve up a menu of fresh Peruvian cuisine featuring influences from Spain, Japan, and Italy. Since its inception, the restaurants have charmed diners across Central America and the United States with an impressive culinary and cultural celebration of Peru. The menu presents a contemporary twist on traditional cuisine, plating tangy ceviches, flavorful seafood stews, and tender cuts of sauce-draped meat on elegant plates. As guests sip cocktails made from exotic South American fruits and spirits or mingle over plates of succulent sea bass, the classy saxophone wails of jazz riffs and the ancient dead language of scat singing serenade audiences on Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays.

606 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne,
FL
US

Donut Gallery started with a handshake. That handshake was the one in 1971 that sealed Benjamin and Acela Zambrano's purchase of a Miami-area restaurant and inspired them to transplant their entire family from New York?where Benjamin had been working in the hospitality industry since emigrating from Cuba in the 1960s?and carve out their own slice of the American Dream.

To this day, locals and visitors alike flock to Donut Gallery, which no longer serves donuts, for its throwback diner vibe. A long counter and a completely open kitchen lets diners watch and even chat with the cooks as they flip and chop. Anything on the menu is available at any time the restaurant is open. In the mornings, the cooks pile up pancakes, squeeze fresh orange juice, and top open-faced English muffins with bacon, ham, and cheese. But their work doesn't end with the morning rush; they continue filling empty bellies into the late afternoon with an extensive lunch menu of burgers, sandwiches, and milkshakes.

83 Harbor Dr.
Key Biscayne,
FL
US

From its perch inside Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Lighthouse Cafe's wooden patio overlooks a mile of Atlantic shoreline. In the distance stands the Cape Florida Lighthouse, Dade County's oldest manmade structure. The landscape and salty sea breezes complement the open-air restaurant's seafood-stocked lunch menu, which is served until sundown. Dishes range from salmon burgers and fish fingers to fried cuts of red snapper or hog snapper, which often leap out of the water to attack passing piglets.

The catch that gets the most attention in the Lighthouse Cafe kitchen is shrimp, which is tossed in asopado, spiced up creole style, served in ceviche, or, for breakfast, stuffed into an omelet. Breakfasts at Lighthouse Cafe include traditional items like ham and cheese omelets and french toast, as well as cups of café con leche and cuban coffee.

1200 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne,
FL
US

The breadth of the Atlantic Ocean doesn't impact the reach of Alfredo Patino. As the chef and owner of Bin No. 18, the Miami-based chef draws inspiration from the casual cuisine of European bistros while using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and contemporary technique to lend a bit of New World flair to the ever-changing menus. French, Italian, and Latin American flavors appear throughout Chef Patino's cuisine, adding a global scope to the regionally rooted dishes.

Shareable platters of imported European cheeses and cured meats are served alongside Latin staples, including octopus salad, as well as classic Italian entrees made with homemade pastas. But recreating time-honored classics isn't the only thing that Chef Patino does. He also demonstrates a willingness to experiment by fusing New and Old World influences. This culinary whimsy is evident in the kitchen's modern interpretation of a Cuban sandwich—complete with slow-roasted pork, brie, and fig sauce—which earned a spot on Food & Wine magazine's list of the Best Sandwiches in the U.S.

And much like the European bistros that originally inspired Chef Patino, Bin No. 18 features an extensive wine list. Like his menu, the wine list takes a global approach by including bottles from Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Greece, and Austria, as well as Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa, Washington State, California, and Oregon. This variety of options ensures that numerous pairing options are available for diners looking to enjoy a glass with their meal or collection of small plates. CBS Miami was also impressed by the selection, placing Bin No. 18 on its 2011 list of the Best Wine Bars In South Florida.

The Old World inspiration shines through a bit more clearly in the restaurant's décor, which skews more toward a rustic, yet refined ambiance as opposed to a nouveau vibe. Wooden wine barrels sit beside tables with avocado-green chairs, occasionally doubling as small side tables. At the same time, the collection of crystal chandeliers dangling from the ceiling adds a bit of classical elegance to the space.

1800 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami,
Florida
US

For brothers Rino and Luciano Balzano, cooking is in their blood. They grew up near Naples, Italy, in a small town by the sea, and their grandparents and parents cooked professionally. "Between my mother and my father, they used to cook like angels," Luciano says. The love of food the brothers both discovered as children has since blossomed, taking them around the world. After culinary school, they spent a decade cooking on Italian cruise ships, then traveled to Florida where they opened restaurants including the much-lauded Il Porcino. Their cooking earned them the attention of the James Beard Foundation, as well as that of Hollywood stars including Demi Moore and Robert De Niro, who ended up hiring the pair several times. Pictures of their past successes hang in their office—but today, they're looking forward with La Canzone Ristorante & Lounge, a waterfront eatery whose floor-to-ceiling windows let diners drink in stunning views of the bay.

As beautiful as the views are, it's the food people come for. "Our Italian food is actually real, authentic Italian food," Luciano says, noting many places make the same claim but fail to deliver. The seafood dishes, including what he proudly claims is "the best calamari in town," pay tribute to their coastal childhood, and the homemade pastas include ricotta gnocchi and fresh fettuccine with pork veal. Braised short ribs in a chianti-infused sauce, meanwhile, cook for five hours and arrive so tender that they fall apart at the mere mention of a Hank Williams ballad.

The restaurant is serious about its music, and though Luciano says he and his brothers "love to sing to the customers," they also bring in professionals—including live bands, as well as guest DJs who spin tunes in the lounge every Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. During weekdays, the tunes veer toward classic Italian, mirroring the vision Rino and Luciano have for La Canzone. "We tried to put together something nice and comfortable and very much Italian," Luciano says.

801 Brickell Bay Dr
Miami,
FL
US

Cuisine Type: European-style

Established: 2000

Reservations: Not offered

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Number of Tables: 11?25

Parking: Parking lot

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: Beer and wine only

Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout only

Outdoor Seating: Yes

With more than 1,000 different types of cheese made within its borders, France is known as the cheese capital of the world. So naturally, it's the country from which The Cheese Course imports most of its inventory?75 types to be exact. These include brie de meaux, fromager d'affinois truffles, and roquefort, one of France's oldest cheeses and one that is still ripened in the same cool, damp caves of Combalou.

Of course, France isn't the only region represented at The Cheese Course. The European-style cheese shop introduces patrons to more than 150 artisanal cheeses imported from dairy farms all over the world. Most of the cheese makers use the same cheese-making methods that have been passed down through their families for generations via email. The house cheesemonger guides patrons through the cheese-selection process and teaches them how best to serve each one.

The shop also shows off its wares in various bistro sandwiches, including gourmet grilled cheese and the popular prosciutto di parma. This 14-month-aged, imported Italian meat gets its nutty flavor from the parmigiano-reggiano whey in the pig's diet.

200 S Biscayne Blvd.
Miami,
FL
US

Key Biscayne Scene