South Beach Restaurants and Area Dining Guide
The renaissance of South Beach dining has generated some of the best restaurants in Miami. As for determining which spot wins the award for the very best restaurant in South Beach, we'll leave that to your and your particular palate. The area is packed with places offering a wide variety of fantastic foods in any number of amazing atmospheres. Lounge and dine in the enticing ambiance of the stylish B.E.D. restaurant, feast on great Spanish cuisine and dance the night away at Macarena's Tavern. Whatever you're in the mood for, South Beach dining spots are sure to have your appetite covered, no matter how late--or early--you're out on the town. Here are just a few places to tempt your palate:
Nemo Restaurant (100 Collins Avenue | 305.532.4550) Experience chic and sophisticated food and ambience. With its slick metal bar, darkly stylish dining rooms and hip jazz wafting through the languid Miami air, Nemo projects an alluring image.
Pacific Time (915 Lincoln Road | 305.534.5979) Dine on fine, inventive fusion cuisine at this renowned Asian dining spot. Executive chef and owner Jonathan Eismann brilliantly melds East with West and infuses his dishes with uncommon creativity.
Rumi Restaurant (330 Lincoln Road | 305.672.4353) serves up deliciously down-to-earth New American and Caribbean cuisine in a large, modern space with lots of comfy booths in the downstairs restaurant and the upstairs nightclub.
China Grill (404 Washington Avenue | 305.534.2211) This place turns out fine Pan-Asian cuisine. The Asian decor serves to highlight the flamboyant, artfully presented dishes. Extravagant and excellent, China Grill's fare is much imitated but rarely surpassed.
B.E.D (929 Washington Avenue | 305.532.9070) Enjoy beverages, entertainment and dining on 17 king-size, cushy mattresses. Choose from a changing menu of specials like beef tenderloin or duck breast with pistachio pesto couscous.
da Leo Trattoria (819 Linclon Road | 305.674.0350) Dine inside or outside while enjoying delicious Italian cuisine. Da Leo brings Italy to Miami Beach with charm and great service. Guest will enjoy the handmade pastas, great wine list, and fresh seafood specials.
The Art Cafe (427 Jefferson Avenue | 305.531.0770) This artistic Italian restaurant is tucked away on Jefferson Avenue and offers Italian Tapas and a Wine Bar. Enjoy fine art and fine wines at this chic lounge atmosphere in Miami. True South Beach dining and artistry.
Doraku (1104 Lincoln Road | 305.695.8383) is intimate in scale and high energy in atmosphere. As one of the hottest spots on South Beach, a night at Doraku begins with sushi and continues with sake and music until closing.
Balans ( 1022 Lincoln Road | 305.534.9191) Balans' moderately priced, cafe-style menu trots the culinary globe, from Asia and North Africa to the Mediterranean and American dishes as well.
Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant (11 Washington Avenue | 305.673.4611) is one of the most popular restaurants in Miami. The food is incredible, the wine selection very good, the service phenomenal and the wait time well worth it.
Macarena Tavern (1334 Washington Avenue | 305.531.3440) is the hot spot for Spanish food, flamenco shows and salsa dancing. During the evening hours, enjoy pitchers of sangria and tasty dishes like shrimp, sauteed mushrooms and roasted asparagus.
Ruen Thai and Sushi Bar ( 951 Washington Avenue | 305.534.1504) turns out fine Thai cuisine. Extensively decorated with Thai artwork, the dining room features gorgeous teak tables with three-dimensional scenes carved into their tops.
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