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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

American 92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The ‘genuine’ in Michael Schwartz’ restaurant name refers to its use of locally sourced ingredients and healthy dose of innovation, moderated by its respect for the classics. — Lonely Planet

Rigorously fresh and locally sourced American meals. Simple but never boring dishes such as wood-oven roasted local snapper dusted with fennel pollen. — Insight Guides

Focusing on homemade, modernized comfort food, Schwartz delivered to the fullest, using goods from local farmers to create dishes such as housemade short rib cannelloni. — Condé Nast Traveler

"Ambitious" yet "down-to-earth" small, medium and large plates of locally sourced New American "comfort" food, backed by "inspired" treats from "genius" pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith. — Zagat

Fraudulent reservation system tarnishes otherwise "genuine" experience. — Not For Tourists

Tap Tap

International 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Entrée hits include red snapper: a whole fish crisply fried and curled on a platter like some fisherman's trophy; stewed goat in tomato-based sauce that is strangely reminiscent of pot roast. — Miami New Times

"Out-of-towners", "families" and off-islanders tap into this South Beach "treasure" for "delectable" Haitian fare that's hard to find anywhere else. — Zagat

Local favorite known for great food and service. — Not For Tourists

This longtime South Beach standby, decorated with brightly colored murals, serves some of the best—and best-presented—Haitian food in Miami. — Condé Nast Traveler

Serving real Haitian food, such as grilled conch with manioc and shrimp in coconut sauce, this unusual but popular restaurant attracts a vibrant, multicultural crowd. — DK Eyewitness

Joe's Stone Crab

Seafood 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

South Florida’s most famous restaurant, Joe’s (which turned 100 in 2013) is as much a Miami must-see as Ocean Drive. — Time Out

The restaurant is open only during stone crab season (mid-October to mid-May) and doesn't take reservations; we recommend going for lunch to avoid the horrendous wait at dinnertime. — Condé Nast Traveler

What started as a lunch counter in 1913 is now a block-long institution with a who's-who history—everyone from J. Edgar Hoover to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor has come to Joe's. — Concierge

Regional specialties featuring the prized and delectably sweet stone crab. A Miami institution. — Insight Guides

This Miami institution is a must. There is lobster, shrimp, and fish, as well as the signature stone crab and surprisingly popular fried chicken. — DK Eyewitness

Hakkasan

Chinese 90 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Located inside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Hakkasan Miami is the Florida outpost of the high-end restaurant chain that originated in London. — Forbes Travel Guide

Stellar postmodern Chinese no Chinese person could possibly afford. — Not For Tourists

Seafood and vegetarian dishes outnumber meat options... charcoal-grilled silver cod with champagne and Chinese honey reaching new heights of excellence. — Fodor's

This higher-than-high-end haute Chineserie... is a sight to be seen and tasted. This is some seriously good, gourmet food. — Frommer's

This location of Alan Yau's renowned London Hakkasan, and the first in America, has the same authentic Chinese dishes, mainly Cantonese. — Gayot

Bourbon Steak

Steakhouses 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A mirror-walled "glassbox" entrance and 12-foot ceilings immediately serve notice that this trendy steakhouse designed by Tony Chi is not your traditional men's-clubby bastion of beef. — Gayot

Bourbon Steak is a contemporary American steak house and as such does not serve the style of cuisine traditionally associated with the uppermost echelon of establishments. — Miami New Times

Michael Mina's sole restaurant in the southeastern United States is one of his best. — Fodor's

The latest venture by Michael Mina, the Michelin-starred chef who paired with tennis star Andre Agassi. — Time Out

A contemporary American steakhouse, Bourbon Steak gives diners the chance to sample celebrity chef Michael Mina's culinary style in a chic, 250-seat space designed by longtime collaborator, Tony Chi — Where

Yardbird - Southern Table & Bar

American 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The signature dish, unsurprisingly, is a succulent fried chicken plate, made from the founder's family recipe. Entrées are rounded out with an extensive menu of locally-sourced salads, quick bites. — Condé Nast Traveler

The farmhouse décor, American blues music, and overall ambiance are synchronized with the Southern American fare to the extent of enhancing the meals like some secret seasoning. — Miami New Times

Top Chef contestant Jeff McInnis brings a helluva lot of Southern lovin' (from the Lowcountry to South Beach) to this lively and funky spot. — Fodor's

This eatery is all about reinterpreting Southern comfort cuisine, hospitality with farm-fresh ingredients — Where

Flashy though it may be, Miami is still a part of the American South: the region that spawned fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, pretty much fried anything. — Time Out

Osteria del Teatro

Italian 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The prices draw a lot of flak, although the northern Italian specialities are tremendous and the service is exceptional. — Time Out

"Incredible" Northern Italian cuisine takes paesani "back to the old country" at this "legendary" "white-tablecloth" "oasis of relaxation" "in crazy SoBe". — Zagat

There are few things to swear by but the specials board of Osteria, one of the oldest and best Italian restaurants in Greater Miami, ought to be one. — Lonely Planet

Thanks to word of mouth, this northern Italian restaurant is constantly full of the most refined clink and clatter along sometimes-seedy Washington Avenue. — Fodor's

Located in an unassuming storefront beneath the flashy Cameo nightclub, it's hard to believe that Osteria del Teatro is the best Italian bistro on the beach. — Frommer's

Naoe Miami

Japanese 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Lauded by Ferran Adria and serving only sixteen guests a night, omakase-style Japanese restaurant Naoe is one of the most sought-after reservations in the country. — Departures

Chef Kevin Cory prepares the gastronomic adventure a few feet from his patrons, using only the best ingredients and showcasing family treasures. — Fodor's

Chef Kevin Cory ‘s eight-seat sushi haven has received rave reviews from award-winning chefs and the sternest critics. — Travel + Leisure

“I can’t believe this exists in Miami” since it would be “outstanding even in Japan” gush fans of this culinary star; Kevin Cory’s “creative” omakase meals include a bento box “revelation.” — Zagat

Salmon wrapped in salted white seaweed; roasted freshwater eel; deep-fried shrimp tamago; rice with shiitake mushrooms and hints of eel - all are meticulously prepared and absolutely delicious. — Miami New Times

Cena by Michy

French 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Offers up dishes that range from foie gras torchon with cherry jam on brioche crisps to beet salad with blue cheese espuma and candied walnuts to crispy sweetbreads and veal cheek ravioli. — Gayot

In 2006, local-girl-made-good Michelle Bernstein opened this homey neighborhood spot on the Biscayne Corridor and tricked it out with whitewashed thrift-store chairs and orange-and-cobalt walls. — Condé Nast Traveler

Filled with wannabe food critics jotting notes about their "palates." — Not For Tourists

Chef Michelle Bernstein is "at the top of her game" at this "pricey" Upper East Side "showcase" for "novel takes" on French–New American comfort food. — Zagat

Star chef Michelle Bernstein left the fancy confines of the Mandarin Oriental Miami's Azul to open her own, homey 50-seat eatery on Miami's burgeoning Upper East Side. — Frommer's

News Cafe

Cafés 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

News Cafe is an Ocean Dr landmark that attracts thousands of travelers. — Lonely Planet

News flash: this "original" SoBe "icon" is still the place to "see and be seen" 24/7, whether "lingering" over a "cheap" breakfast or recovering "after a hard night on the town". — Zagat

The enormous menu truly has something for everyone, but people don't come here for the scrambled eggs and home fries: They come for the people-watching. — Condé Nast Traveler

Pavement café/brasserie with an extensive mid-price breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, and front-row seating for the South Beach promenade. — Rough Guide

People-watching is a 24-hour activity at this sidewalk cafe that opened in the 1980s to give production crews and models a casual place for a quick bite. — Michelin Guide

Big Pink

American 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A Miami Beach mainstay, this big square room is studded with big TV screens tuned to sports and big pink menus of all-American favorites. — Time Out

Casual international dining on South Beach. Finger foods are the specialties. Great atmosphere for people-watching and soaking up local culture. — Where

Big Pink does American comfort food with a joie de vivre and a dash of whimsy. — Lonely Planet

"Real Food for Real People" is the motto to which this restaurant strictly adheres. — Frommer's

The decor in this innovative, superpopular diner may remind you of a roller-skating rink. — Fodor's

Il Mulino - Miami

Italian 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Unlike the rather rustic downtown Manhattan original, this branch, flagship eatery at the luxe Acqualina Resort, goes for an uptown royalty feel. — Gayot

"High-end" Northern Italian fare "consistently delights" diners at this "bit of Manhattan" in Sunny Isles Beach's Acqualina Resort and its sleek South Beach sibling. — Zagat

This restaurant is hit or miss, but when it does hit, it's a fancy Italian pleasure. — Frommer's

Dining at Il Mulino and gazing at the stunning ocean vista will keep you from dwelling on pressing problems. — Miami New Times

Il Mulino started as a popular New York restaurant, and now it has opened its doors to Miami — Where

Ortanique on the Mile

International 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The real "‘miracle' on the Mile" in Coral Gables is chef Cindy Hutson's "delightfully different" Caribbean–New World "standout". — Zagat

Eclectic fusion exalting the fish of the Caribbean. — BlackBook

Chef Cindy Hutson has truly perfected tantalizing New World Caribbean cuisine. — Frommer's

Cascading ortaniques, a Jamaican hybrid orange, are hand-painted on columns in this warm, welcoming yellow dining room. — Fodor's

Named after a rare tropical citrus fruit, the restaurant is elegant in an islandy kind of way. — Miami New Times

Area 31

Seafood 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Executive chef Wolfgang Birk infuses his seafood-centric menu with innovative flavors and a hefty portion of ethos—all fruits of the sea here are certified by the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch — Fodor's

Located in downtown Miami, an area mostly known for glittery high-rise condos, the Epic, a Kimpton hotel, is unique in the neighborhood. — Jetsetter

At this "swanky" seafooder atop Downtown's EPIC Hotel, chef E. Michael Reidt prepares "delicious" "local and sustainable" fish. — Zagat

The skyscraper-to-bay-beyond view actually makes Miami look like a real city, and is a perfect backdrop for cocktails during happy hour. — Gayot

Miami seemingly "fuses" or puts “modern twists” on everything. But some things are delicious without the Miamification. — BlackBook

Pubbelly Sushi

Sushi 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This owner-described “SushiPub” serves tasty stuff on sushi rice. — Gayot

Plates range from shortrib tartare with a bite-size quail egg to pork cheeks on black truffle gnudi. — Travel + Leisure

Pubbelly's dining genre is hard to pinpoint, besides delicious. — Lonely Planet

The city’s first Asian-inspired gastropub. — Time Out

The industrial space lined with concrete floors, exposed air ducts and Japanese anime murals exudes an upscale-casual vibe that matches the midrange tabs and hip list of sake, wine and microbrews. — Zagat

Puerto Sagua

International 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A down-home Cuban diner on South Beach -- still a workable combo. Ropa vieja is tender strips of meat basted in a tomato-flavored broth. — Miami New Times

This brown-walled diner is one of the only old holdouts on South Beach. — Frommer's

Authentic Cuban food if authentic means "filthy with hookers." — Not For Tourists

Fun, vibrant, always full, classic Miami Cuban restaurant with satisfying meals at good prices. The staff are friendly and the plantains are plentiful. — BlackBook

"Nothing has changed" at this Cuban diner "landmark" in South Beach since "before the revolution". — Zagat

Palme d’Or

French 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Exquisite French bistro located inside the Biltmore Hotel, Miami’s most historic and opulent hostelry. — Rough Guide

At the historic, landmark Biltmore Hotel's top-end restaurant, the food is French -- but it's far from traditional. — Miami New Times

Located inside the legendary Biltmore hotel, Palme d’Or is a 1920s-era dining room decked out in flowers and tropical foliage. — Forbes Travel Guide

Nothing beats a brunch or dinner at the landmark Biltmore Hotel. — BlackBook

Palme d’Or features French cuisine in a posh atmosphere at the world-famous and historic Biltmore Hotel — Where

Andiamo

Italian 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Leave it to visionary Mark Soyka (News Cafe, Van Dyke Cafe, Soyka) to turn a retro-style 1960s carwash into one of the city's best pizza places. — Frommer's

Andiamo shares a building with a long-established car wash that found a little space to accommodate Mark Soyka's contribution to the revitalization along Biscayne Boulevard. — Gayot

Forget about the greasy, goopy, nasty pizzas from Domino’s/Little Caesars/Pizza Hut. Go for gourmet, and your taste buds (and stomach) will thank you. — Miami New Times

This airy eatery breaks ground with award-winning pizza and toppings that range from goat cheese to white tuna. — Lonely Planet

Half the fun of a meal at this hip pizzeria is the ambience: what looks a bit like a spaceship is actually a converted 1950s gas station that’s been outfitted with a blazing brick oven. — Rough Guide

Meat Market

American 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The interior of this sleek steakhouse is a cool mix of leather, marble, and distressed wood furnishings with whimsical horsehair wall panels and Lucite sculptures. — Condé Nast Traveler

Meat Market is the only upscale restaurant on Lincoln Road, a popular pedestrian mall lined with casual outdoor cafÌ©s, art galleries, and clothing stores. — Concierge

Among the crudo selections, mahi-mahi gets spiked with jalapeño juice, tequila, and cilantro, while oysters on-the-half-shell are chaperoned (strong-armed?) by yuzu-truffle mignonette. — Miami New Times

With beef choices ranging from a skirt steak to A5 Kobe or a bone-in strip aged for 28 days (and varied steak sauces/butters to match), Meat Market is certainly a serious steakhouse. — Gayot

As unoriginal yet as telling as its name is, this bustling Lincoln Road steakhouse is one of the city's best -- for many things. — Frommer's

Scarpetta

Italian 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Scarpetta restaurant docked at the Fontainebleau fresh from the flagship's successful launch in New York. Chef Scott Conant's "Italian soul food" is basic and the technique classical. — Miami New Times

"Spaghetti with oomph", the "best polenta this side of heaven" and other "outstanding" Italian fare make diners "happy to have Scott Conant's talents in Miami". — Zagat

Miami Beach's very own version of the wildly popular NYC Italian restaurant of the same name, Scarpetta has consistently been one of the city's hottest reservations. — Frommer's

This restaurant offers a regional Italian menu combining simplicity of Italy’s cucina rustica with the refined flavors of fine cuisine — Where

Celeb chef Scott Conant is a genius. He's had the respect of New York foodies for years, and now he's on to Miami. — BlackBook

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