Fans of crustaceans should make it a priority to eat at Joe's Stone Crab. Since the restaurant's establishment in 1913, the folks at Joe's have been serving up the freshest, most delicious seafood in greater Miami. You can dip the house specialty in drawn butter or a mustard sauce. Reservations are not accepted, so get here very early or be prepared to wait. The place is a favorite with locals and tourists. Be sure to call during summer months, as the restaurant closes down during part of the summer.
This cognac and cigar-style restaurant is known for its comprehensive wine list. Owned by Shareef Malnik, The Forge is known for delightful culinary creations like spice-rubbed duck and basil-seared Chilean sea bass. Apart from the extensive wine selection, The Forge offers its patrons beer, wines and cocktails.
Personable, friendly service and a rich history help make Versailles not only an excellent dining adventure, but also one of the memorable cultural experiences in Miami. All of the menu specialties are spicy, flavorful and traditionally Cuban and the same applies to the ambiance as well. The restaurant is open into the wee hours, so come for an early breakfast or a very late dinner. Catch up on local happenings while enjoying authentic Cuban coffee and cuisines. Prices are reasonable.
Pachamanka Authentic Peruvian Cuisine is, as its name suggests, a Peruvian restaurant that serves brunch, lunch, and dinner in an artsy environment. The decor is quirky, featuring a lot of wooden furnishings and wall art, adding a rustic yet stylish vibe to the place. The restaurant is known for their seafood preparations that are cooked using traditional Peruvian methods and fresh locally-sourced ingredients. Try the Pulpo A La Parilla, Solterito and Pargo Entero Sudado Con Mariscos which are some of the house specialties.
Elegantly situated in the Diplomat Resort & Spa, Diplomat Prime is one of the city's premier steakhouses that serves an eclectic selection of slow-cooked meats that are sure to satisfy the most discerning of palates. The ambiance is upscale and features an array of stylish furnishings and well-spaced dining areas, making this a great option for special occasion dining. The Porterhouse Prime Steak, Wagyu Filet Mignon, and North Atlantic Black Bass are some of the restaurant's signature dishes. The wine served at the bar go amazingly well with the sides from the menu.
If you are peckish for pizzas and no matter whatever your dietary inclination maybe, Vannucchi Brothers has something for everyone. Opened in 2014, it is one of the best pizzerias in town. Using only natural ingredients, they prepare everything fresh as per order. The result is delicious. Dig into their calzones, strombolis and sandwiches as well. You can even create your own New York style pizza. Delight in their gourmet pies by the slice or devour the whole pizza. Delivery is also provided.
Kone Sushi is an exotic and new concept restaurant which serves a fusion of flavors in the form of a vast array of sushi and sharing plates. Since Brazil is one of the countries to seems to have the most Japanese population outside of Japan itself, there has been a fusion of Japanese and Brazilian cuisine in neighborhoods with a high density of Japanese population. It is this unique blend of flavors which is brought to the table at Kone Sushi. The restaurant, with its large sharing plates of sushi and sashimi as well as hot dishes like fried rice, yakisoba and hibachi dishes, is perfect for a family dinner.
If you're craving for some juicy, home-style barbecue, Sparky's Roadside BBQ on 1st Street is a good place to go. Established in 2010, this all-American barbecue place has been dishing irresistible treats and signature preparations like pulled pork, baby back ribs and brisket that are cooked to perfections, swathed in secret sauces and rubs and whatnots. The result is a menu of several local favorites that keep a steady inflow of regular patrons. The joint also offers a catering service for big and small events. Numerous combos and value-for-money deals are on offer along with a range of sides and desserts. Drop in to check the hype.
Downtown Bistro offers an eclectic variety of French delicacies, designed to please the modern palate. Set in a cozy dimly-lit space, peppered with elegant furniture, exposed brick walls and an air of excitement, this is the perfect place to seek a delectable meal with friends and family. Featuring a enticing selection of flavorful French dishes, there isn't much on the menu that won't tantalize your taste-buds. Well-crafted and plated to perfection, the food served at this fabulous restaurant is certain have you planning for your next meal here.
If you're in for some change in palette, try the fare at La Granja, a Peruvian restaurant, serving authentic cuisine from the South American nation. Serving hearty portions of seafood, chicken, as well as steak varieties, this place is a favorite with those looking for an affordable and filling meal in the downtown area. End the meal with a Pionono or Alfajores.
Sedici Cafe Grill is an Italian style cafe located in the downtown area of Miami. Popular during breakfast, as well as quick bites throughout the day, this cafe serves a range of salads such as Goat Cheese salad and Fresh Nicoise salad, along with Mediterranean style paninis like Salerno, Bergen, Firenze, Romina and Parma. During the day, the pasta dishes such as lasagna and penne bolognese are quite filling. One can also choose from a several desserts and coffees. The ambiance in the cafe is casual and friendly.
If you're in Downtown Miami and are hankering for a good Asian meal, you will be spoilt for choices, given the several Asian eateries that line the streets here. Yet, Hibachi Grill & Noodle Bar on 3rd Avenue holds its own. Offering delectable oriental preparations with subtle international flavors, like Singapore noodles with chicken, orange chicken, chicken teriyaki and such at fair prices, the restaurant is quite the local favorite. The chicken gyoza and Shrimp Shuma come highly recommended. You can also pair these delicious offerings with a Gold Peak Tea, and for the end of meal, try the Fried Cheesecake.