South Beach might just be the tropical destination for the luxury experiences. Frequented by tourists, South Beach has hundreds of high end nightclubs, boutiques, and hotels. With a myriad of places to eat at, navigating the restaurant scene can be confusing. Luckily, we’ve found some of the best fine dining establishments to try whenever you’re down at South Beach!
Pied à Terre – French
French cuisine is usually the first thing people think of when someone mentions “fine dining”. Being the only restaurant in Miami to serve contemporary French food, Pied à Terre follows up on the promise of an exceptional and authentic dining experience. They focus on quality, fresh, and flavourful dishes, with classical French cooking techniques. As French cuisine typically does not incorporate creams or uses minimal amounts of butter, you can be sure you’re getting a light and healthy meal.
OLA – Latin American
With a mouth-watering selection of ceviches, tempting entrées, and Latin cocktails, it’s hard to resist trying out this neighbourhood gem. If you like bold flavours look no further because this establishment has won numerous awards based on just that. Not only that, the atmosphere of the restaurant gives off a warm and comfortable feel. Wonderfully spiced and charmingly served, Latin American cuisine will win anyone over.
Katsuya – Japanese
A spirited chorus of “Irashaimase”, a classic Japanese greeting, will welcome you as you enter this sleek and modern establishment. Traditional Japanese cuisine is given a fresh twist here, with speciality signatures like crispy rice with spicy tuna, Katsuya ceviche, and the sunset roll. Served as small platters, it allows guests to have a taste of many different items from the menu. Complementing their enticing dishes is a team of mixologists who have created award winning cocktails, notably the spicy concoction known as the Burning Mandarin.
1826 Restaurant and Lounge – American
A truly upscale dining experience, Trophée Passion gold winner Chef Luke Bergman brings his refined culinary palette to the forefront with a modern American menu. Everything you order is not only delicious, but a marvel to look at as well. Try out the octopus a la planche or zucchini blossoms as a starter, the Long Island duck duo for an entrée, and finish off with one of their many gorgeous desserts.
Osteria Del Teatro – Italian
Osteria Del Teatro is no beginner when it comes to praise, awards, and famous guests, being more than 25 years in business. Their quaint Italian pasta and seafood has been continually praised for its excellence and quality, and the service is attentive and friendly. The small size of the restaurant gives it an intimate feel, and numerous positive food critiques have made this place an iconic part of South Beach.