The 10 Best Restaurants In Bal Harbour, Miami

Photo of Sierra Brown
9 February 2017

Bal Harbour is a village located on the northern tip of the barrier island commonly referred to as Miami Beach. This beautiful village also plays host to a number of great attractions like the Bal Harbour beaches, malls, and some great restaurants. This guide to the best restaurants in Bal Harbour will help you find a bite to eat in the area.

Oysters On Plate | © djromanj/Flickr


Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
Makoto, named after Chef Makoto Okuwa, is a sleek and elegant restaurant featuring modern, upscale Japanese entrees and sushi dishes. The meals here are unlike any other meals around, as they’re produced by Chef Makoto as a result of his more than 20 years of experience, which allowed him to develop his own take on Japanese cuisine. His introduction to the intricacies of Japanese cooking began in his hometown of Nagoya, Japan. He’s been recognized and awarded multiple times, and at his new namesake restaurant in Bal Harbour he continues to evolve his style creating playful and exquisite Japanese dishes.

The Zodiac

Bar, Cafe, Cocktails, Beer, Wine, Pub Grub, American, $$$
Key West
Key West | © Carl Lender/Flickr
Take dining to the next level at The Zodiac, the elegant restaurant at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour. Treat yourself to a fine dining experience with their innovative selection of meals. Try one of the exquisite seasonal entrée selections or sample main dishes like flat iron steak, blackened snapper and a daily chef’s special. Don’t hesitate to dine with your little ones, who are sure to enjoy classics from peanut butter and jelly to grilled cheese. The Zodiac is the perfect choice for a special occasion or for turning an ordinary day into something extraordinary.


Restaurant, Greek, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Vegan
As a restaurant in the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Atlantico is guaranteed to present an exquisite culinary experience. This hidden treasure is just outside the hotel’s art-filled corridor. It has a beautiful, bright breakfast spot for dining indoors and a lush outdoor terrace. Savor signature meals and greet the day with a signature Bloody Mary. Atlantico’s menu is the creation of Executive Chef, Jordi, who brings his Barcelona roots to life by sharing his recipes, creating an atmosphere where exploring different tastes and ingredients is a fun and easy way to enjoy dinner or a quick bite to eat.

Pescecane Ristorante

A unique combination of flavors are waiting for you in the warm and cozy atmosphere of Pescecane Ristorante. The European ambiance and homemade cooking made exclusively with Italian products will transport you, with its aromas and styles, through places like Milan, Venice, and Trento. Dining at Pescecane Ristorante shows guests that the adventure here is not only about tasting the homemade meals, but also experiencing the Italian tradition and the most distinguished attention. There’s no excuse not to visit what Black American Express voted ‘One of the Best New Restaurants in the World.’
Address & telephone number: 9551 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL, USA +1 305-861-1060


Carpaccio, one of the finest South Florida Italian restaurants, is located in the luxurious Bal Harbour Shops, making it a favored spot for afternoon and evening shoppers. Carpaccio is definitely a place to see and be seen. Here, they make Italian food the way people like it, the lobsters are fresh and served with clams, mussels, and pasta al dente, with a touch of tomato, spicy or medium spicy. If you like vegetables, you’re on the right place. They have squash, radiccio, porcine, zucchini, and fresh tomatoes.
Address & telephone number: 9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL, USA +1 305-867-7777

Cine Citta Caffe

Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, Kosher, Street Food, $$$
Coconut Ginger Fried Rice with Seared Mahi Mahi
Coconut Ginger Fried Rice with Seared Mahi Mahi | © Bobbi Bower/Flickr
For over a decade, Cine Citta Caffe has been the kosher dairy restaurant of choice for locals and visitors in the towns of Bal Harbour, Surfside, and Miami Beach. The restaurant is owned and operated by Frank Taieb and offers an innovative selection of traditional and modern Italian cuisine, including a variety of pasta, fish dishes, brick-oven pizza, and handmade breads. At Cine Citta Caffe, you can choose to have your meal indoors in the main dining room, seated in a comfortable cushioned booth or chair, or sit outdoors to take full advantage of the enjoyable Miami days.

Bistro Bal Harbour

Restaurant, American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
Some of the best food in Bal Harbour is hidden in its luxurious hotels. Nestled on the first level of The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami, this waterfront restaurant is popular for its fresh, local ingredients. The seasonal, sea-to-table menu offers a variety that will please many palates, and the extensive beverage selection includes more than 60 wines and local craft beers. Weekend meals in the restaurant are popular among visitors and Bal Harbour residents alike, featuring an a la carte menu of sweet and savory dishes and brunch specials. Best of all, guests can enjoy breathtaking ocean views from both the indoor dining room and the outdoor terrace.

Cafe Vert

Cafe, Restaurant, American, French, Vegetarian, Kosher, Coffee, Tea
Chicken Salad Croissant at Collage Catering
Chicken Salad Croissant at Collage Catering | © Ralph Daily /Flickr
Cafe Vert is a five-star restaurant providing quality food and service and a welcoming atmosphere. This American restaurant serves delicious French baguettes, croissants, French toast, and American Style Breakfast. While you’re here, don’t forget to ask for the daily specials and pastries. Choose to have your omelettes indoors or ask to be seated outside. Since Cafe Vert is situated in one of Miami’s most popular areas, you can admire passersby while enjoying the evening breeze.


Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Italian, $$$
restaurant Tiberio
restaurant Tiberio | © veraguk/Flickr
Tiberio opened in Washington D.C in 1975, and later on it opened in Bal Harbour Shops. After years of relaxation Giulio Santillo opened it again in Bal Harbour South, and the restaurant is well known for quality food. At this Italian restaurant, your dining experience will be ‘A journey into the flavors of Italian food.’ Tiberio’s special appetizers, handmade pasta, meat and seafood are infused with authentic Mediterranean flavors. Their fish and seafood come directly from local fishermen or are flown in daily, they serve only certified U.S.D.A Prime Grade Beef Dry Aged for 28-35 days, and their desserts are made fresh on the site.

J&G Grill

Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
tuna tartare
tuna tartare | © stu_spivack/Flickr
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort offers a variety of exquisite cuisines at its world-class restaurants. J&G Grill is one of them and has been classed as a four-star restaurant by The Miami Herald. Chef Stocks’s passion and vision, working with the finest quality meats and the freshest seafood, vegetables and local ingredients, blends perfectly with the signature J&G Grill dining experience. Dine in the contemporary bar and grill surrounded by a friendly and lively atmosphere. The curated menu features innovative creations from black truffle pizza with fontina cheese to tuna tartare with avocado.

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