Miami Spice is here and that means you get to enjoy the finest fare from the best restaurants on a prixe fixe menu basis that allows the greatest chefs to strut the culinary spatulas for your enjoyment.
But with over 100 restaurants to choose from, how can you be sure to try the best ones? Luckily for you we here at SobeVillas are cultural connoisseurs capable of guiding your experience with white glove service. Our skill, insight, and deep understanding of the local community can only come from devoting all of our time and energy to serving it.
Allow us to share with you the top three restaurants from each region of the Miami Spice 2015 program. Be sure to enjoy them all before it ends for the year on September 30th.
Miami Spice On Miami Beach
The courtyard of Soho Beach House offers an enchanting open air dining experience that is romantic, exclusive, and luxuriates in the Northern Italian traditions of its menu. You’ll find excellent wine and fresh, local, and organic takes on the spices and flavors of Venice.
Located in the penthouse of the iconic Herzog and De Meuron designed parking garage on Lincoln Road, you’ll oversee an incredible view of South Beach and enjoy the edgy flavors of French, Japanese, and Peruvian cuisine handcrafted by veteran Nobu Chef Sunny Oh.
Chef Jose Mendin’s inventive takes on Miami flavors have found broad appeal for locals, visitors, food snobs, and the hungry masses alike. The reason: fresh food made well in a cool environment. The exposed bricks, wide windows, and eclectic energy make for a singular dining experience that attracts the hottest creatives, celebrities, movers, and shakers.
Miami Spice in Coconut Grove and Coral Gables
This classic Miami establishment is an urban getaway for those seeking a slight respite from the skyscraper scene of downtown. Just a short ride away over the Rickenbacker Causeway, the location offers a wider resolution view of the skyline, with just enough sea salt to make Key Biscayne’s rolling waves feel like home. The restaurant’s massive dining room includes raised indoor seating levels, and a rooftop that has seen more weddings than a telenovela. You’re bound to fall in love with the delicious drinks and fresh ocean fare.
The fresh fish specialties are almost as good as the slow roasted prime rib. Chart House is another restaurant specializing in spectacular views. Located on the Coconut Grove waterfront, yachts will sail in and out of the marina throughout your meal, a classic take on rustic Americana complete with a decadent molten lava chocolate cake to cap off the experience.
Fine French cuisine is the order of the day at the institution of fine living that is the Biltmore. The deluxe environs are as fancy as a parlor fit for a royal family. Service at this establishment is of the highest order, and the aristocrat’s experience is complete with house made squid ink capellini, seared duck breast with nectarine, and the indulgent chocolate and grand marnier eclair.
Miami Spice in Brickell and Downtown Miami
This Brickell steak house is the Miami outpost of an upscale chain with eateries in 27 states. It is world renowned for its executive atmosphere of a classy restaurant where businessmen and women can comfortably negotiate multimillion dollar contracts and then celebrate their signing with a bottle of Dom Perignon or Veuve Cliquot. The Capital Grille also offers incredible wine vaults, and delicious steaks and fish. You cannot go wrong at the Capital Grille!
Floor to ceiling windows, Italian hand blown glass from the famous Murano region, locations throughout the United States, and a strong reputation for excellence, this romantic restaurant was founded in Italy and is still based there today. The Cipriani family has grown their empire from a simple bar called Harry’s in Venice to a globally recognized hospitality brand. The Brickell location is a waterfront diamond on the north side of Miami’s financial district. And to make it all the more impressive, the parent company is responsible for the invention of the Bellini.
The contemporary Japanese fine-dining experience is defined by the perfect marriage between cuisine and environment and Zuma’s rendition is at once opulent and delicious. Towering over Downtown Miami from the soul of the Epic Hotel the restaurant encompasses a main dining area, sushi counter and robata grill, sake bar and lounge, terrace, and the massive windows through which to watch the mega yachts sail past.
For more information on how to live the good life in Miami, The Caribbean, and the south of France, visit SobeVillas.com