Restaurants in Miami

Half Off Chinese Food and Sushi at Chinois Chinois

Coral Way

$40 $20

(32)

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

Up to 39% Off Prix-Fixe Italian Meal at Vero Italian

Downtown Miami

$53 $33

(7)

Diners enjoy pizza, fish, and housemade pasta inspired by many regions in Italy as they sit in the rustic dining room or outdoor area

45% Off Argentine Dinner at Doma Polo Bistro

Park West

$100 $55

(45)

Seafood, beef, and vegetarian tapas come with drinks and desserts, such as tiramisu, dulce de leche mousse, and panna cotta

Up to 48% Off Spanish Food and Drinks at 100 Montaditos

Pinecrest

$48 $25

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

Up to 52% Off Cuban Food at Malanga Café

Pinecrest

$25 $12

(43)

Cuban recipes such as pan con lechon, tamales, and suckling pig made from scratch mingle with live music beneath a mural signed by patrons

Up to 48% Off Kosher Cuisine

Downtown Miami

$15 $7.75

(6)

Kosher restaurant serves up glatt kosher burgers as well as Mediterranean and Israeli fare such as falafel and schnitzels

50%f Off Thai Food at Siam Oishi 

Northeast Coconut Grove

$40 $20

(35)

Sushi rolls artfully arranged atop imported dishes accompany traditional thai noodles to tables

Up to 56% Off Soul Food at Old Fashion Divine Cooking

Liberty City

$43.97 $20

Soul-food favorites such as smothered pork chops, chicken and waffles, homemade cornbread, and old-fashioned turkey wings

50% Off Gourmet Cuisine at Atrio Restaurant at Conrad Miami

Atrio at Conrad

$50 $26

(143)

Local seafood and produce mingle in innovative dishes served amid stunning views of the Miami bay and skyline

Up to 52% Off Bistro Food at 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

Up to 54% Off Argentinean Cuisine at LaBoca Grill Cafe

Brickell

$30 $15

(6)

Lox platters and brioche french toast at brunch; steak milanesa and gnocchi with serrano ham at dinner

Half Off Breakfast Food at Sarussi Cafe Subs

Miami

$10 $5

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

50% Off Argentinian Meal at Los Tanitos

Kendall

$39.98 $20

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

Half Off Sunday Brunch Buffet at 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

Half Off Colombian Food at El Cartel 

Downtown

$40 $20

(37)

Chefs cook authentic Colombian dishes such as empanadas, green plantains, grilled meats, and seafood

Up to 51% Off Italian Dinner at Vapiano

Brickell

$57.85 $29

(29)

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

50% Off Sushi at iSushi Café

Wynwood

$40 $20

(9)

Sushi chefs prepare creative rolls filled with fresh seafood, crisp vegetables, perfectly cooked rice, and inventive sauces

Up to 47% Off Dominican Dinners at Hacienda Latin Restaurant

The Hammocks

$45.90 $25

(35)

A Dominican family serves up plates of baby churrasco, empanadas, and rice pudding

Half Off Gourmet Pizza, Salads, and Wraps at 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

Up to 52% Off Steak-House Cuisine at 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

Up to 52% Off at 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

50% Off Seafood Dinner for Two or Four at Big Fish

Upper East Side

$84 $42

(12)

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

Up to 51% Off Brunch at Segafredo Brickell

Brickell

$71.85 $39.50

Weekend brunches start with healthy fruit, salad, or granola followed by upscale takes on sweet and savory favorites

Up to 50% Off Cuban Food at La Rosa Restaurant

Miami (Next to the MIA Airport)

$40 $20

(194)

Cuban specialties such as green plantains with crab, grilled pork chops, and grouper soup pair with international wines

Up to 45% Off Upscale American Food at Moloko

Wynwood

$22 $12

(69)

Sandwiches, BYO omelettes, and sweet and savory crepes filled with serrano ham, peanut butter and plum tomatoes

50% Off Bistro Fare at LOL Restobar

Brickell

$24 $12

International chefs create a menu of bistro dishes inspired by classic and contemporary flavors of Argentina, Italy, and America

Up to 55% Off an Italian Dinner at Spartico Restaurant

Northeast Coconut Grove

$107.70 $49

(28)

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

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

Brickell

$20 $10

(22)

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

Half Off Steaks and Seafood for Dinner at La Patagonia Argentina

Miami

$30 $15

(186)

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

Up to 40% Off Comfort Food at Soyka

Upper East Side Miami/Morningside

$50 $31

(616)

Upscale takes on comfort foods, such as meatloaf and schnitzel, paired with classic and creative cocktails

43% Off Health Food at 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

Up to 48% Off Spanish Food & Drinks at 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

Up to 50% Off at Fish Fish Restaurant Bar & Market

Miami

$180 $99

Restaurant celebrates one year with a special menu that offers its best bites, such as grilled steak, lobster tail scampi, and creme brulee

Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge – 42% Off Dinner in the Dark

Miami

$136 $79

(224)

Hosts serve an ever-changing six-course menu of gourmet cuisine blind-folded in total darkness, heightening diners' other senses

Up to 60% Off Murder-Mystery Show

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens

$24 $14

Interactive performance incorporates games of Bingo into the show while all investigate clues and backstories to figure out whodunit.

Up to 57% Off Argentine Fare at 920 Grill in Miami Beach

Lincoln Road

$58 $25

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

Up to 43% Off Dinner for Two or Four at 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

Up to 41% Off French Cuisine at Voulez Vous Bistro

Miami Beach

$80.50 $50

French bistro fare features escargots, steak frites, cassoulet, crepes, and plenty of wine

50% Off Italian Cuisine

Flamingo / Lummus

$60 $30

(191)

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

Half Off French Cuisine at Rouge CineCafe

Isle Of Normandy Ocean Side

$30 $15

(66)

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

Up to Half Off Continental Cuisine at 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

Up to 51% Off Japanese-Brazilian Cuisine at 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

Up to Half Off Italian Dinner at Escopazzo

Miami Beach

$138 $69

(462)

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

Up to 59% Off at La Ventana Colombian Restaurant

Miami Beach

$46.72 $24.25

(43)

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

Half Off Cuban Cuisine at Bella Cuba Restaurant

South Beach

$30 $15

(146)

Havana meat pies, chicken glazed in pineapple juice and honey, rack of lamb, tres leches, mojitos, and Cuba libres

Up to 57% Off Sushi at Kone

Miami Beach

$30 $15

(51)

Japanese-Brazil fusion eatery near the Atlantic Ocean serves cone-shaped maki rolls with tuna or salmon in a cherry-red-accented dining room

50% Off Argentine Tapas at 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

60% Off Latin Fusion Cuisine at 530 Ocean's Grill

Flamingo / Lummus

$25 $10

Argentinean and Spanish cuisine with American and Italian influences, such as pizzas topped with chorizo

Up to 51% Off at Master's Italian Restaurant

City Center

$70 $35

(34)

Stuffed, heart-shaped pizzas don a single topping while deluxe pizzas blend meats and veggies; includes garden salad, garlic bread, and wine

Up to 50% Off at Pizza Dude

Miami Beach

$28.92 $15

(8)

Fried mushrooms warm up palates for build-your-own pizzas donning one protein, two veggies, and housemade sauce and mozzarella cheese

Up to 58% Off at Bolivar Restaurant and Lounge

Flamingo / Lummus

$60 $30.75

(89)

Kick back in a lounge-style atmosphere to enjoy South American fusion cooking such as ceviche, grilled steak, and passionfruit crème brûlée

Half Off Dinner at Front Porch Cafe 

South Beach

$40 $20

(664)

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

Up to Half Off at Capri Sushi and Italian

Miami Beach

$30 $15

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

Up to 53% Off Pizza or Pasta at Puntino dal Toro

Miami Beach

$40 $20

(25)

Gourmet lasagna, fettuccine bolognese, and margherita pizza in a bistro-style setting

Up to 46% Off Italian Food at La Palma Ristorante

Coral Gables

$50 $27

(37)

Grilled center-cut veal chops, rosemary-crusted salmon, and other Northern Italian cuisine served at a historic former hotel

Half Off Persian Food at Torange Restaurant

Coral Gables

$30 $15

(62)

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

50% Off at VeganAroma

Douglas

$40 $20

(17)

Integrative and raw-food nutritionist offers a menu of raw and vegan dishes such as lasagna with nut cheese

Up to 38% Off at Maroosh Mediterranean Restaurant

Crafts

$40 $25

(423)

Charcoal-grilled lamb, Armenian sausages, and falafel with tahini sauce at restaurant voted "top spot for Middle Eastern food" by CBS Miami

Half Off at 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

Half Off at 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

Half Off Portuguese and Cuban Cuisine at Lisboa-Habana Restaurant

Hialeah

$30 $15

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

Half Off Mexican Lunch and Brunch at The MexZican Gourmet Taqueria

South Miami

$60 $20

(55)

Chef Zé Carlos Jiménez blends gourmet brunch and lunch and Mexican street food with chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, or egg quesadillas

50% Off Italian Food at Il Piccolo Cafe

Sans Souci Estates

$40 $20

(48)

Eatery serves up classic Italian dishes such as chicken parmigiana and shrimp florentine, plus specialty coffee drinks and desserts

Up to 50%% Off at CiCi's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$13.98 $7

Slices of pizza made with fresh dough round out self-served plates of pasta, salads, and desserts

38% Off Dinner at Imlee. An Indian Bistro

Pinecrest Town Center

$50 $30.99

(491)

Northern and Southern Indian dishes include tandoori-baked meats and seafood and an expansive array of vegetarian options

$5 for Grilled Chicken at Natural Chicken Grill

Doral

$10 $5

(8)

All-natural grilled chicken breast in whole- or half-size portions, chops, sandwiches, or pita wraps

Half Off Japanese and Korean Cuisine at Yukihana

Doral

$30 $15

(54)

Shabu-shabu lets you cook food items like beef and vegetables at your own table; Koren barbecue includes pork belly and bulgogi

46% Off Lebanese Cuisine at Layali Miami

Miami International Business Park

$50 $27

(43)

While belly dancers shimmy by them, diners devour kebabs, stuffed grape leaves, and racks of lamb amid Middle Eastern ceremonial tent decor

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Ristorante Pappa & Ciccia

Doral

$20 $10

Prosciutto and mushroom pizza, handmade stuffed pastas, and chicken parm paninis

Half Off Peruvian Dinner Cuisine at Ceviche and Grille

North Miami

$30 $15

(22)

Peruvian feasts of citrusy fish and shellfish ceviche, fried seafood, tenderloin steaks, and savory grilled chicken

Up to 60% Off American Food at Sports Grill

Eastern Shores

$25 $10

Classic American dishes, from grilled wings marinated in special sauce to charbroiled hot dogs topped with cheese; amid 17 flat-screen TVs

Miami Restaurant Guide

Nearly everyone knows Miami for its beaches, party atmosphere, and active nightlife. But, Miami's vibrant food scene should not be overlooked. This city has scads of restaurants, from tiny Cuban dives with only a few seats to four-star fusion restaurants with famous chefs.

Some of the best places to eat in Miami are the tiny little restaurants that few people notice or visit, simply because they do not realize that those darkened store fronts are restaurants. The Hole in the Wall Pub is one such restaurant, but the one thing about it that is not inconspicuous is its celebrity owner. Craig Erickson played for the Hurricanes, and he opened this restaurant as the type of place where his football-playing friends could watch a game and enjoy good grub at the same time. The dark woods, top-of-the-line televisions, and large arcade make it seem like someone's basement, but the quality food and service make it clear that this is one of the best restaurants around.

Dining in Miami with friends is easy thanks to restaurants like Josh's Deli. Chef Joshua Marcus decided that his restaurant needed a new image, which is why he reopened it under this name. Everything on the menu is homemade, and most of the menu choices remind guests of a traditional Jewish deli in New York City. Chef Marcus even offers homemade mustard for his mile-high sandwiches.

Eating in Miami is sometimes a special occasion, and few restaurants offer the elegant experience found at Bourbon Steak. Though it's best known for its wide selection of wines and aged steaks, it also offers some traditional Miami food, including fresh seafood. Some of the best dishes are comfort foods with a twist such as the macaroni and cheese with truffles.

Whether it's fresh seafood caught that morning, a quick sandwich, or comfort food like mom used to make, Miami restaurants offer some of the best food in the world.

This city has scads of restaurants, from tiny Cuban dives with only a few seats to four-star fusion restaurants with famous chefs.
 

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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

For John Offerdahl, the aroma of meat sizzling on the grill stirs memories of his family's barbecues in rural Wisconsin. Even when John grew up and became a linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, he couldn't escape that enticing smell—it would waft into the stadium from fans tailgating outside and the mascots who secretly stuffed their costumes with cheeseburgers. So it was only natural that, after retiring from football, John would once again find himself at the grill when he and his wife Lynn opened Offerdahl's Cafe Grill in 2000. The couple were no strangers to the restaurant business; they had previously owned a chain of bagel shops. This venture, however, would prove more ambitious—they devised menus of classic American cuisine that could be served up fast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a focus on fresh-grilled fare.

Today, Offerdahl's Cafe Grill has expanded to seven locations, but its flavorful, no-frills meals remain the same. "Johnny O's Famous Bagels" still take the starring roles during breakfast, waking diners up with flavors like cinnamon crumb, pumpernickel, and fruit-and-nut. But once breakfast turns to lunch and dinner, the grill takes over. Chefs swiftly cook up steak, chicken, and salmon, serving the proteins over rice, pasta, or salad with homemade dressings. They also grill chicken sandwiches and burgers, in a nod to the café's backyard barbecue roots.

14685 S Dixie Hwy
Miami,
FL
US

Sweetness Bake Shop & Cafe's cupcake list is overwhelming in the best possible way. The treats are made from scratch everyday, the buttercream a slight yellow due to the use of real butter, and the vanilla bean cake rich with Nielsen Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla. But the careful, delicious craftsmanship aside, the sheer number of cupcake options on the menu is enough to floor even the most mild of cupcake enthusiasts. The menu divides into several categories. These include house flavors, such as red velvet, and classic flavors such as maple bacon. Then there are even more whimsical categories such as "candy jar", which includes Twix- and Snickers-flavored cupcakes, "top shelf", which has mojito and tequila sunrise cakes, and "global a go-go" which includes flavors such as tiramisu and churro con chocolate but excludes the flavor of passport stamp.

But Sweetness doesn't stop there. Their menu expands to cover more treats such as ice cream, cake balls and donuts, and cakes. They also cater to the non-sweet tooth with sandwiches and salads for lunch and eggs and pancakes for brunch.

9549 SW 72nd St
Miami,
FL
US

Back in 1945, Coopertown Airboat Tours was founded on frog legs. When John Cooper would take his airboat out frogging in the Everglades, observers often asked for rides in the unique machine. The demand became so great that he built a passenger airboat—and today, the company has a fleet of seven. Coopertown itself has a population of only 8, and is a largely wild slice of land on the edge of the Everglades, making the popular airboat tours a main source of traffic. That's been fueled partly by attention from sources such as the Miami Herald, which has recommended it as a top winter attraction.

The airboats that depart from Coopertown head deep into the wetlands, where sawgrass covers the water and gators are plentiful. Guides point out a wide variety of wildlife, ranging from herons and turtles to endangered species such as the snail kite. For a more intimate encounter with nature, they also run private tours, voyaging into areas that are only accessible by smaller airboats. Tours typically culminate by the Coopertown restaurant and gift shop. There, guests can snack on the frog legs that started it all, or sample other swampland delights including gator-tail nuggets and catfish.

22700 Southwest 8th Street
Miami,
FL
US

When The Melting Pot originally opened in 1975 just outside Orlando, the location was cozy and quaint, but diners had only three options: swiss-cheese fondue, beef fondue, or chocolate fondue. However, as the restaurant grew in popularity, so did its menu selection and atmosphere. The restaurant first expanded four years later under the leadership of a Melting Pot waiter and enterprising college student named Mark Johnston, who teamed up with his brothers Mike and Bob to open a new outpost in Tallahassee. This location grew in reputation to pave the way for future franchise expansion. Today, the company—now owned by the trio of siblings—reigns as the premier fondue, wine, and drink restaurant, stretching across North America with more than 140 restaurants linked by underground tunnels. The restaurant's menu has also ballooned, and patrons can now expect six varieties of hot dipping cheese paired with salads, meats, and molten chocolate.

On a given night, groups of foodies gather around tables to nosh on signature four-course meals, from cheese-fondue appetizers and various salads to steaks and seafood cooked in a choice of healthy broth or oil. Birthday revelers and couples can share decadent evenings at private tables, capping off meals with chocolate desserts that have defined The Melting Pot for decades.

11520 SW 72nd St
Miami,
FL
US