The 10 Best Restaurants In Midtown Miami, Florida

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Photo of Shyla Watson
9 February 2017

Miami, Florida is divided into many exciting and popular neighborhoods. Miami’s Midtown is a growing hot spot. Read our list to discover the best restaurants to dine at in Midtown Miami.

Sugar Cane Raw Bar Grill | ©Katherine Lynch/Flickr

Sugar Cane Raw Bar Grill

Bar, Restaurant, Japanese, American, Seafood, $$$
Sugar Cane Raw Bar Grill is a garden of gastronomic delights. It is run by a renowned chef who has worked with famous faces, such as Emeril. Guests can enjoy meals such as sushi rolls, tapas, salads, oysters and other shellfish, and food prepared on the robata grill. Be adventurous and order an appetizer of pig ears, or keep it traditional with an old-fashioned American cheeseburger. Just as superb as the food itself, if not more so, is the lovely locale that the restaurant sits in. Guests walk under a garden archway trellis adorned with ivy and twinkle lights, creating a romantic atmosphere. Once inside, the decor is light and fresh, with a gorgeous terrace for an outdoor dining experience.

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub, $$$
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar is one of the trendiest places in Miami. Come enjoy a delicious meal and an ice-cold drink while you enjoy the featured work by local artists. Some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes include pork belly, baby octopus meat skewers, lemon pepper calamari, sautéed clams, and empanadas. They also have cool dishes such as fresh salads, chips and guacamole, and ceviche. The interior is hip and contemporary yet comfortable and cozy – perfect for a date night or group outing.


Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Vegetarian, $$$
Confit Fried Chicken Wings
Confit Fried Chicken Wings | ©Lucas Richarz/Flickr
This wine bar and restaurant has a jazzy New-Orleans theme to it, perfect for anyone looking to try a different kind of Southern experience. This juke joint has live music every night to create a funky vibe while you enjoy tasty BBQ or a grilled meal. The menu is fixed, but all items come with a side salad and authentic southern cornbread. The wine house has won numerous awards, including being featured on the ‘Best 21 Wine Bars in the Country’ list and ‘Miami’s Best Beer & Wine Spot.’ Romantic lighting adorns the outdoor terrace and garden, creating a lovely and comfortable atmosphere.

The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill

Bar, Restaurant, American, Pub Grub, $$$
Ceviche | ©powerplantop/Flickr
This Miami hangout is located in a renovated garden, making the atmosphere bright and fresh. The environment is very casual, so you’ll feel comfortable stopping by for happy hour after work or having a casual meet and greet with friends. The Butcher Shop serves exquisite and delicious meals, such as pork rib chops, grilled octopus, and confit chicken wings. The food is presented so stunningly, you’d be sure you were at a fancy gourmet restaurant, rather than an outdoor dive. Beer is also a feature of theirs, offering guests nearly 15 draft beers and countless bottled brands.


Restaurant, Peruvian, $$$
Baby Back Ribs
Baby Back Ribs | ©Robert S. Donovan/Flickr
Voted ‘2015 Best Peruvian Restaurant Miami’ by Zagat Guide, and winner of ‘Best Ceviche’ five years in a row by Miami New Times, CVI.CHE is a can’t-miss restaurant. Enjoy authentic Peruvian cuisine at a trendy Miami locale. Because ceviche is a dish served with raw seafood, you can bet that they have some of the freshest fish and seafood around. They have an extensive menu with items you’re sure to love, but try the ceviche; there are six different kinds on the menu so that there’s something for everyone.

Pride and Joy BBQ

This real life honky-tonk joint opened in 2012, to the joy of many Miami locals. You can enjoy all of the classic fixings of BBQ at this laid-back establishment, like favorites such as baby back mac and cheese, pulled-pork egg rolls, brisket cheese steak, corn bread with peach butter, bacon baked beans, and more. Pride and Joy BBQ have happy hour, specialty days, take-out options, and a big screen TV to watch your favorite team score.

2800 N Miami Ave. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 456 9548

Sakaya Kitchen

Sakaya Kitchen makes classic Asian cuisine trendy, with fun menu titles and a creative blend of ingredients. Enjoy spicy Korean tater tots, a duck herb sandwich, various tacos, and large mixed bowls of rice, vegetables, and spicy, saucy meats. After a hearty meal, relish in the sweet fresh baked cookies. They come in traditional flavors like chocolate chip and oatmeal walnut raisin. For something adventurous, try red velvet or the blueberry and cream. The decor is funky and contemporary, creating a nice environment for late night cocktails, date night, or even special occasions.

3401 N Miami Ave. #125 Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 576 8096

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