Miami brings the heat with gorgeous people-watching beaches, lively nightlife and incredible award-winning restaurants. Are you looking for amazing food, views and ambiance? Well, the 7 restaurants on this list check all the boxes! There is nothing better than a fantastic meal after a day of shopping and soaking in the Florida sun.

We picked these chic restaurants based on reviews, our own personal experiences and the unique dining experience they each offer. Get ready to be impressed!

Top 7 Restaurants in Miami: 2022 List

Barton G. The Restaurant

This hip spot offers a lively scene and fantastically inventive food  with lots of good people watching! They have indoor and outdoor dining options that are both gorgeously designed. The food takes a contemporary twist on comfort food and wow is it good! Some must-try popular items are the lobster pop-tarts, seafood bubble bath and shell shocked BBQ short ribs. You will want to try the interesting cocktails as well including their “below zero nitro-bar.”

El Tucán Restaurant + Lounge

This chic spot has all the Miami vibes. The atmosphere has an upbeat energy with the DJ spinning global tunes and creative Asian inspired cuisine. You will love the unique cocktails, as well as the modern design of the restaurant and beautifully plated dishes. This place is not just dinner, it is an experience!


Bâoli takes Miami nightlife to the next level. This trendy spot is a gorgeous restaurant in the evening and then turns into a European style club after hours. The cuisine is Asian inspired. They offer creative and insanely fresh sushi along with other must-try entrees like hot pot risotto, miso sea bass and Thai wok fried wagyu beef. Just to name a few! The lounge is a scene where celebrities and the jet-setting types can be seen. If you are looking to impress and be impressed, you will want to make a reservation ASAP!

Blue Collar

This more laid back Miami spot offers incredible comfort style food in a creative way. They also have craft beer and other tasty drink options. You will want to dig in for lunch, dinner or their weekend brunch. In our opinion some standout dishes are the Italian artichoke benedict, shrimp and grits, Jalapeño cornbread and dry aged cheeseburger. Bring your appetite, yum!

Stubborn Seed

Stubborn Seed offers an elevated experience in food and atmosphere. They have the top rated chef, Jeremy Ford who brings every dish to the next level and then beyond. He was the winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Season 13. Some notable dishes are the crunchy truffle bravas, heirloom grits and crispy pork, gooey jalapeno fritters and honestly pretty much everything on the menu!


This cool spot located right in the heart of South Beach is a restaurant, rooftop lounge, and mixology bar. The cuisine is “MediterrAsian” mixing Asian and Mediterranean flavors seamlessly. This restaurant is gorgeous and has an easy feeling of luxury. There is beautiful music in the background and a lively scene with incredible food and drinks – what more could you want when in Miami?

Joia Beach

This hidden oasis is a gem in Miami. This beautiful restaurant mixes nature, luxury and serenity with fantastic food and drinks. This hip spot has a beachfront location and global inspired cuisine. While dining here you will enjoy live music, the freshest seafood and some of the best views around!


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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