The 10 Best Restaurants In Miami’s Design District

Photo of Sierra Brown
9 February 2017

Miami’s Design District is a great place to visit for a variety of reasons. It’s in the heart of Florida and it has flourished with its popular shops, art galleries, cafes, and restaurants. The Restaurants in the Design District serve a range of food from American and Italian to Greek and Asian: here’s our guide to some of the best in the area.

Pan-seared SEA SCALLOPS, pumpkin | © InterContinental Hong Kong/Flickr

MC Kitchen

Market, Restaurant, Italian, $$$
MC Kitchen is a popular place to eat in Miami’s Design District thanks to its modern Italian food. Through its use of green market sensibility, they offer customers seasonal dishes with ingredients selected on the basis of quality, harvest maturity and farming integrity. They serve brunch, lunch, and dinner everyday so guests can enjoy a variety of meals from Applewood smoked chicken to pan seared jumbo scallops.

Mandolin Aegean Bistro

Cafe, Restaurant, Bistro, Greek, Turkish, $$$
Mandolin Aegean Bistro brings together food from the Greek islands and the Turkish Coast. They rely on produce such as locally caught fish, fresh herbs and vegetables, farm raised meats and homemade breads and cheeses to create the perfect meals. At Mandolin Aegean Bistro they’re passionate about the food they grew up eating. They offer meals that consist of fresh baked bread, roasted lamb, grilled fish, and other homemade specialties. Visit this restaurant and enjoy simple, authentic dishes from the villages of Greece and Turkey.

Harry’s Pizzeria

Restaurant, Pizzeria, Italian, American, $$$
Pesto Pizza with Artichoke and Sundried tomatos
Pesto Pizza with Artichoke and Sundried tomatos | © timquijano/flickr
Harry’s Pizzeria is a laid-back, casual spot for people who love pizza, featuring fresh, chef-curated toppings and a wood-oven baked crust. Harry’s provides a wonderful experience, complete with excellent service and a unique menu including snacks, colorful salads, wood-oven roasted specials and desserts. The restaurant is bright and airy, and it has street-facing floor to ceiling windows. It also lies under the glow of florescent lamps and features a modern rustic interior of woods, leather, white marble, and metal. The bathroom even has a blackboard for guests to get creative.

Crumb on Parchment

Restaurant, Sandwich Shop, American, $$$
sandwich | ©
Crumb on Parchment is known as one of the coziest spots in the Design District. The restaurant offers an atrium-style space with a warm and inviting environment. They serve their famous breakfast and lunch daily, including soups, salads, and baked goods.

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub, $$$
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar offers a unique and comfortable indoor and outdoor setting with a pop of artistic color. The laid-back and expansive environment has driftwood accents on the walls and bar, oak tables surrounded by comfy chairs, and a leather topped bar. Enjoy options such as short ribs, grilled chicken, steak or octopus.


Bar, Restaurant, Asian, $$$
Gigi | Courtesy of Gigi
Gigi is the newest urban dining experience in Miami, known for its noodles, BBQ, and beer. It offers its customers cutting-edge, high-quality food. Their meals satisfy the varying palates of the restaurant’s growing customers. Gigi offer affordable, Asian-inspired food including seafood ramen, duck fried rice, grilled lamb chop, chilled soba, and bacon and egg udon. They also serve unique dessert like the Gigi bar, apple fruit crumble, and in-house sorbet. Gigi offers catering packages, so consider booking them for your special occasions.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

Restaurant, Bar, American, $$$
At Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink they find the best ingredients from the best providers, as well as locally sourced products. They offer a one-of-a-kind menu that changes daily as they serve what’s in season. The restaurant features a main dining room, a courtyard, and The Bar Room.

The Cypress Room

Restaurant, American, Coffee, Cocktails, Fast Food
Cypress Tavern, Miami
Cypress Tavern, Miami | © The Cypress Room
The Cypress Room’s menu is centered around the wood-burning grill and rotisserie and consist of elegant American food with French touches. They also use special ingredients from small farmers and fishermen.


Bar, Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
Chilli Crab Fried Rice Recipe
Chilli Crab Fried Rice Recipe | © nsatiablemunch/Flickr
Shokudo serves Asian cuisine, specializing in providing a broad range of delicious food favorites from across the Orient such as Sushi, Ramen, Kalbi, Pho, and an array of other cross-cultural dishes. Shokudo has been in business over 25 years on the Miami coast and is excited to bring the best of Asian cuisine to Miami. The restaurant features an open kitchen, a designer interior, serene outdoor seating, and a sake bar. Come, relax, and enjoy the best this restaurant has to offer.


Cafe, Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Chargrilled Vegetable Pizza - Sugo AUD16.90
Chargrilled Vegetable Pizza - Sugo AUD16.90 | © Alpha/Flickr
Joey’s serves daily specials that highlight the fresh and unique ingredients Chef Mazzon incorporates in his dishes. Joey’s decor is casual yet elegant, with white marble tables, a polished concrete floor, shelves of Italian olive oil lining the wall, and an open kitchen where guests can watch pizza being perfected. To complement the food, Joey’s wine list is carefully curated to provide the best pairings.

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