While the small plates and seafood entrees at Brasileiro Steakhouse Miami are certainly tasty, the real draw is the rodizio. Gauchos escort fresh grilled meats?still on the spit?around the restaurant, carving slices onto diners' plates or into their purses to be saved for later. You can enjoy traditional Brazilian cuts, as well as American preparations such as St. Louis-style ribs and chicken wrapped in bacon. The modern, brightly lit dining room features warm colors and comfy leather seating.
International borders don't mean much to the chefs at LOL Restobar. They draw inspiration from Argentinean, Italian, and American cuisine, interspersing elements from all three throughout their menu of homemade modern bistro-style dishes. To represent the Old World's recipe books, the chefs toss fettuccine pasta with chicken and bake flatbreads topped with everything from sausage and arugula to ham and pineapple. Onion- and cheese-stuffed empanadas proudly demonstrate their South American roots, meanwhile, dishes such as the baby back ribs and the smoked salmon sandwich satisfy domesticated taste buds.
With a name like Bento Sushi & Chinese, it's clear that this Biscayne Bay–adjacent eatery is going to offer both Japanese and Chinese dishes. But you might be surprised to find flavors from other cuisines have also made their way onto the menu. Sweet plantains and coconut flakes popular in Latin dishes top the Maduro sushi roll's salmon, avocado, and cream cheese, and the Caribe roll's coconut-shrimp tempura. And Bento's signature bento gives a nod to French cooking with its combination of fried rice, duck foie gras, and steak strips. Even vegan cuisine gets a shout-out with the Raw Love roll, which bursts with vegan cashew cheese.
Diners enjoy these dishes, sakes, and refreshing coconut or aloe-vera-pulp drinks inside the eatery or outside on the patio. Here, they can bask in the warm sun, stare at the Biscayne Bay's azure waters, and high-five any low flying parasailors.
The staff of Great White Catamaran makes it easy to host a seaside party, have a soothing day on the water, or take on the day at high speed. Jet ski rentals turn up the adrenaline while pontoon boats make it easy to bring a group out onto the water and glide atop the waves. Innertubes can also be added onto rentals, offering different types of fun for every member of a group . For larger-party needs, Great White Catamaran also puts together group charters on larger watercraft, such as the 48' yacht "Island Time", the 56' watersport cruise vessel "Jean V", or the flagship vessel "Great White," a 50' catamaran.
At Yogurbella, staff members mix nonfat frozen yogurt fresh each day, preparing every original batch with nonfat fortified skim milk and yogurt with live and active cultures. More than 20 different frozen-yogurt flavors range from mainstays such as original and vanilla to seasonally rotating varieties such as green apple, pistachio, and cookie dough. Patrons may opt to adorn their 5-, 8-, or 12-ounce dishes with healthful fresh fruit, nuts, and granola, which can top scoops of chocolate chips and cheesecake bites. Customers also can sip on yogurt smoothies blended with mixed fruits and apple juice.
Despite already having a pantry full of culinary accolades, including a Best New Chef award from Food & Wine and a Chef of the Year honor from Eater Miami, E. Michael Reidt continues to put his best work on the table as executive chef of Area 31. His sustainable seafood-focused menu features starters such as shrimp ceviche and tuna tartare, as well as entrees of scallops with braised pork cheeks and corvina with shellfish moqueca stew—a nod to his adoration of Brazilian cuisine. There are also meat and poultry options, as well as a gluten-free menu and accommodations for vegetarian diners. Located on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel, Area 31 boasts city views through the dining room windows and even better vistas from the outdoor terrace. There is also a more casual Pool Bar, where guests sip wine or creative cocktails while fishing for arm floaties from a pair of infinity pools.