South Beach, Miami is an international destination and offers an unending number of restaurants, so we’ve made it easier for you. Below are 10 of the best restaurants in South Beach.
BLT Steak is located in the beautiful Betsy Hotel, set back from the beach on Ocean Drive. The cream, tasteful interior creates a sentiment of being back in New York while sitting only a few hundred yards from the blue ocean swells of South Beach. Service is phenomenal and the staff is knowledgeable, from steak to popovers to appropriate wine pairings. With a cuisine designed by executive chef Laurent Tourondel and a menu comprised of USDA prime and Certified black angus beef BLT Steak Miami is highly recommended.
Address & telephone number: 1440 Ocean Dr . Miami Beach, Florida USA +1 305 673 0044
Hakkasan, located in the enormous Fontainbleau, has a breathtaking decor, walls carved out with oriental design and a waterfall at the bar. The menu is inspired by Chef Loo and includes small dishes with duck, noodle platters with homemade sauces, and an array of seafood, meat, and vegetarian entrees. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine and cocktail menu, perfect for the lounge atmosphere and relaxing for post-dinner drinks.
Address & telephone number: 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, Florida USA +1 877 326 7412
Restaurant, Sushi, $$$
What do you get when you pair Chef Katsuya Uechi with designer Philippe Starck? A butterfly decorated contemporary sushi lounge. The atmosphere is not the only attraction about Katsuya; the food is justifiably a crowd pleaser. The sushi and sashimi samplers are both deliciously prepared and highly recomended. Try the wagyu filet with foi gras from the hot menu or the delicious sunset roll with a glass of sake, and take your time. The Katsuya menu deserves to be enjoyed at leisure.
Address & telephone number: 1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida USA +1 305 455 2995
Sashimi Sampler | Courtesy of Sarah Lois
Ceviche 105 has more to offer than just its trendy reputation. Juan Chipoco, founder of Ceviche 105, has created an atmosphere and menu that will leave you wanting more. With an outstanding menu of Peruvian dishes, ceviche, and Peru inspired cocktails and wine menus, Ceviche will please any foodie’s palate. The portions are large and meant to be shared, making this the natural choice if dining with a crew. So bring your friends, order as many dishes as possible, and sample each. They will not disappoint.
Address & telephone number: 105 NE 3rd Ave. Miami, Florida USA +1 305 577 3454
This space is retro meets sophisticated, with high ceilings, pastel paintings, yellow seating and blue velvet couches. The staff is informative and attentive, and the menu is made to incorporate the entirety of the Mediterranean coast. Highlights include the black cod wrapped in vine leaf and the grilled branzino, though the menu in its entirety will warrant any foodie’s delight. With tasteful decor and a lovely menu, Byblos truly is a South Beach gem.
Address & telephone number: 1545 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida USA +1 305 5085041
Byblos | Courtesy of Byblos
La Savina is located in the lovely Mondrian South Beach Hotel, with a setting on the bay that will take your breath away. The terrace opens up to the bay, littered with sailing boats and the Miami skyline. The atmosphere lends itself to the Mediterranean theme with reclaimed wood and wicker lamp shades. The cuisine on La Savina’s menu uses locally sourced ingredients and contains fish and meats grilled a la parilla and charcuterie and cheese boards. Enjoy a delicious drink and settle into the Biscayne Bay view. It’s perfect for lunch or early dinner, before the sun sets.
Address & telephone number: 1100 West Ave . Miami Beach, Florida USA +1 305 514 1940
When Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli opens a restaurant in South Beach and creates French-Mediterranean cuisine with a Miami twist, you go. Located inside of the Nautilus Hotel, the Driftwood Room is sleek, with beautiful cedar floors and wicker furnishings and an outdoor seating option. The menu offers delicious vegetarian options like the whole roasted cauliflower or a choice salad, along with the routine meat and seafood entrees prepared with a twist.
Address & telephone number: 1825 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, Florida USA +1 786 483 2650
Driftwood Room | Courtesy of Adrian Gaut
Stephen Starr never disappoints, and the Continental Miami is no exception. While the cocktail menu is the really exceptional feature at the Continental, with the atmosphere and food tying at close second. The lobster mac and cheese is always a winning choice, but there are lighter dinner options, like the little gem salad or the Mediterranean branzino. Seating on the deck is available, with mod furnishings complimenting a laid back atmosphere. The Continental is a great first stop of the night for dinner and delicious tiki cocktails before heading further into South Beach.
Address & telephone number: 2360 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, Florida USA +1 305 604 2000
Sandwich Shop, American, Fast Food, $$$
La Sandwicherie offers sweet simplicity, which is tough to find in South Beach these days. The restaurant is a walk-up, bar seating sandwich shop. La Sandwicherie is open around the clock (it closes for two and a half brief hours between 5:30 am and 8:00 am) which makes it a divine stop for lunch, dinner, and after-hours munchies. All past patrons are in mutual agreement that the fresh sandwiches and salads on the menu, none of which cost more than eleven dollars, are delicious. If you are looking for a humble joint that has captured the love of many, La Sandwicherie is your place.
Address & telephone number: 229 14th St . Miami Beach, Florida USA +1 305 532 8934
The Bazaar by Jose Andres
Restaurant, Spanish, $$$
The Bazaar by Jose Andres
The Bazaar by Jose Andres, located in the SLS Hotel, is a collaboration between the famed designer Philippe Starck and award-winning chef Jose Andres. With both indoor and outdoor seating you have a choice between the under-the-sea decor of the indoor or dining on a black and white striped patio. Both options are lovely, but the latter has a more relaxed appeal. This restaurant is expensive and the menu is Spanish tapas style however, the food is lauded and the atmosphere appealing, making it a worthy stop for those seeking out the best in taste and atmosphere.
Address & telephone number: 1701 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, Florida USA +1 305 455 2999