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The 10 Best Restaurants In Midtown Miami, Florida
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The 10 Best Restaurants In Midtown Miami, Florida

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Updated: 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
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Sugar Cane Raw Bar Grill

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.

3252 NE 1st Ave. Miami, FL, USA, +1 786 369 0353
Miniature Cheese | ©Stéphanie Kilgast/Flickr
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The Cheese Course

Pizza, burgers, sandwiches – all of the best foods have cheese on them. Luckily, this artisanal cheese market has a bistro menu of delectable foods featuring the best of their very own cheese. Try something from their breakfast or sandwich menu, or order their cheese platter where you can select your cheese, meat, accompaniments (such as olives and figs), and wine and beer. The Cheese Course is a great place to come with friends on the weekends or with coworkers for happy hour. If you’d rather make your own dishes at home, go into the market portion of the restaurant and select cheeses to purchase by region, milk type and more.

3451 NE 1st Ave. Unit 100 Miami, FL, USA, +1 786 220 6681
Wall Art at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar | ©Wally Gobetz/Flickr
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Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

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.

2550 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 722 8959
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Cena by Michy

Open only for dinner, this cozy restaurant serves some of the best food in Midtown Miami. Award-winning chef Michelle Bernestein creatively designs menu items that are sure to make your mouth water. Try meals like beet risotto, sweetbread tacos, scallops tempura, and more. The food is also served in a beautiful restaurant – the elegant space combines rustic furniture with a chic elegance and undertones of turquoise. It is often reserved for catered and private events.

6927 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 759 2001

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Barú Urbano Midtown

This late-night bar and lounge serves Latin American cuisine in a vibrant, bustling urban setting. Nosh on spicy Latin appetizers, drink hand-crafted cocktails, and check out the funky street art that is the foundation of the decor. The space is eclectic, but so are the people. It’s a great place to mix, mingle, and hob-nob into the wee hours of the night. Be on the lookout for special nights that have deals and discounts on menu and drink items or theme nights, like their Tuesday college nights with $1 beer and Saturday happy hour with 50 percent off all drinks. Frequently, there’s also live music, so stop by on the weekends if you feel like dancing.

3252 NE 1st Ave. Suite 124 Miami, FL, USA, +1 786 406 6586
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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.

3425 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 576 0108
Confit Fried Chicken Wings | ©Lucas Richarz/Flickr
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The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill

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.

165 NW 23rd St. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 846 9120

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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.

105 NE 3rd Ave. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 577 3454

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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
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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