10 Restaurants You Need to Try During Miami Spice

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Head south August 1 through September 30 for great deals at Miami’s best restaurants. During Miami Spice, more than 180 eateries from the city’s diverse culinary scene will feature three-course meals at reasonable prices of $23 for lunch and brunch and $39 for dinner. Find our top 10 must-try restaurants here.

1. Fiola

This Michelin-starred Washington D.C. offshoot, owned by chef Fabio Trabocchi and wife, Maria, brings the cuisine and culture of Italy to the Gables…Coral Gables, that is. Standout dishes include the sea bass ceviche, stracciatella toast with squash blossoms and piment d’espelette, fisherman’s style branzino, gnocchi, and their assortment of homemade gelato and sorbetto. Coral Gables

2. Paon

Dishing out Latin American meals and International highlights, this freestyle eatery is casual yet thoughtful with its unique cuisine and wide array of tapas. Where else could you order steamed pork buns, corn empanadas, and short rib all at the same time? Bal Harbour

3. Plant Miami

Committed to the art of conscious cuisine, this is not your average plant-based restaurant. Plant Miami provides farm-to-chef ingredients while merging super foods, medicinal herbs, and ancient spices. Try the smoked beet tartare and mamey asado, and feel free to peruse through their menu of specialty micro greens and over 60 types of edible flowers. Wynwood

4. AtlantikĂłs

With its blue and white decor, this indoor-outdoor restaurant at the St. Regis gives off an authentic Mediterranean ambience that bodes well with its incredibly authentic food. Plates include gin and coco scallop tiradito, dorade en papillotte, lamb chops, and cherry almond tsoureki for dessert. Bal Harbour

5. Three

Named after its three principal endeavors: the cooking school, the restaurant, and the rooftop restaurant lounge, this dynamic restaurant serves Floridian cuisine in a globally-influenced way. Savor cauliflower with hibiscus chili jam and fried egg, smoked lamb shoulder with chimichurri, and a black seasame layer cake during Miami Spice. Then, come back to experience the chef’s counter for an up-close view of the craftsmanship and artistry of the culinary team. Wynwood

6. Bagatelle

Bagatelle Miami redefines the French Mediterranean dining experience by infusing the sultry atmosphere of South Beach. Expect to dine in a classic Parisian bistro while surrounded by bold works of art and lively music. Signature dishes include gnocchi truffés à la Parisienne which will leave you saying “oui, oui.” Miami Beach

7. Traymore by Michael Schwartz

The Traymore restaurant inside Como Metropolitan Miami Beach hotel and James Beard awarded chef, Michael Schwartz, is a collaboration made in heaven. Committed to healthy yet flavorful cooking, dishes are light and grounded by the earthier tastes of umami. Most plates feature Pan-Asian influences such as the wok-charred bavette with peanut-marinated broccolini, black rice, and miso butter. Miami Beach

8. Root & Bone

As a tribute to the timeless recipes and traditions of rural America, this restaurant is the definition of soul food. Root & Bone brings the charm, flavor, and hospitality of the South to Miami. Highlights include sweet tea-brined fried chicken with honey tabasco and shrimp and grits with bacon beer jus. South Miami

9. Seaspice

Located on the banks of the Miami River, this brasserie and lounge seats over 350 guests in a post-industrial warehouse. It may be at sea level, but Seaspice reaches new heights with its freshly sourced seafood, wood-fired casseroles, and specialty crafted cocktails. Dining accommodations include the main dining room and bar, an exterior courtyard lounge, a garden bar, covered patio, and modern garden. Overtown

10. KYU

“Wabi-sabi,” the Japanese art of finding perfection in something imperfect, is KYU’s philosophy. With its many quirks and imperfections, the restaurant chose the center of Wynwood to be its home. Sample Chef Michael Lewis’ Korean fried chicken and roasted cauliflower with goat cheese and a shishito herb sauce during lunch for Miami Spice. Wynwood

 

 

 

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