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.
Its easy to miss this place as it does not have a signboard and it is not at all fancy for someone to notice. But Papo Llega Y Pon has been delighting many diners since 1978 with its fabulous pork sandwiches which has garnered a large fan following which includes celebs as well. From Miami Marlins to Andy Garcia, everyone wants a piece of this irresistible dish. If you are a meat lover then don't miss this spot when in town. Please bring cash along as they don't accept credit cards.
Located on Lincoln Road, Juvia a striking location on the rooftop of a parking building. Views of the rooftops over Miami Beach, the sun setting over the Atlantic Ocean and the twinkling lights of the city will take your breath away. There is an outdoor bar and dining area as well as an indoor dining area. The decor is sleek, with amazing touches of amethyst. The cuisine is described as French-Japanese-Peruvian, and the chefs come from France and Korea. Some of the specialties, like the Hamachi Espuma (yellow tail tuna in a citrus marinade surrounded by a spicy foam) are especially worth trying. The wine list and cocktails are unique, and all of the ingredients are fresh. Make reservations, as it is always busy.
Rustic Inn is a seafood restaurant teeming with character. Located near the airport, it boasts of having some of the freshest seafood in Fort Lauderdale. Fried fish, shrimp, mussels and more are on the menu, but it's the garlic crab that keeps diners coming back for more. Some of its famous patrons include celebrities like Johnny Depp, Armand Assante and Dan Marino. There is also pasta, meat and salads to choose from, but at Rustic Inn, seafood is king.
Rum Bar at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne offers a selection of rums from 18 countries. Drinks include signature collection of capirinhas, Pisco Sour, mojitos and daiquiris. The bar also has a large collection of cigars on offer and personal VIP lockers to store rum bottles. A few evenings there is a live band performing. Lounge around dressed casually, sink into the leather sofa or chair, drink the best rums and eat mouth watering cuisine including sugarcane prawns and short rib burgers. Rum Bar is a haven, bringing back the memories of 1950s Havana and the Caribbean.
Recently expanded to seat more diners, this restaurant/deli is located near the beach in an ideal location. Homemade pasta is the order of the day: fettucine, agnolotti, penne, spaghetti, and more. Deli-style fare is also available. Desserts are another reason to visit; all of them are homemade and delicious. The atmosphere is casual, trattoria-style.
Located on Brickell Avenue among the trendy high-rises and luxe shops, Komodo brings upscale Southeast Asian fare to the neighborhood. The menu consists of dishes like Salmon Tacos, Duck Fried Rice, Calamari Salad, Lobster served atop sticky rice and an impressive version of Peking Duck. As the kitchen innovates, the cocktails served at the bar follow suit. The prices are a bit exorbitant, however the portions are large and the ingredients quality. In addition to the combo of flavors on the menu, the ambience and decor are other reasons why people visit this trendy restaurant for lunch, happy-hour or dinner every day of the week.
Novecento is a luxurious Miami restaurant that offers upscale and authentic Argentine cuisine. Located comfortably near the Atlantic Ocean, Novecento is a wonderful destination for a special occasion or simply an evening meal. A full bar, outdoor seating, and live DJ nights are added treats. For a true taste of Buenos Aires, a beef dish, such as the delicious Lomo, is a cultural must.
Estefan Kitchen is the brainchild of Cuban musicians Emilio Estefan and his wife, Gloria Estefan. This husband wife duo has created bliss over the world with their music, and with time started spreading the culinary delights of Cuba. Some of their most famous dishes are baked Cuban empanadas, paella, Chino Cubano, and they also have award winning dishes like Lechon Asado and Lechon Flatbread. The decor has a touch of glamour to it with silver wall panels while the outdoor seating reflects a balmy Cuban vibe with its bright blue umbrellas. You can enjoy great live music gigs as you relish your food in this luxurious diner. Watch out for celebrities walking in at this classy Cuban joint.
The stunning private island resort of Grove Isle Hotel & Spa is a hidden gem of a property located just beyond the shores of Coconut Grove. This private island sanctuary offers guests a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of Miami. The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa offers just 49 guest rooms, all with a private balconies or terraces overlooking Biscayne Bay or the Grove Isle Marina. Rooms are elegantly furnished and feature Italian marble bathrooms, iron four-poster beds and all modern amenities. The Grove Isle’s Spa Terre offers a range of signature treatments and specialty massages and also includes a couple of outdoor massage areas, a yoga platform and a Watsu pool. Recreational activities include 12 tennis courts, an island jogging track and a complimentary fitness center.
Located in the posh little enclave of Sunset Harbour, Barceloneta takes its name from the same neighborhood in the Catalonian cultural capital. The restaurant however, takes recipes from the entire Iberian peninsula and combines them with flavors typical of South Florida. Inside, the dining space is intimate with tables for two, but there are still long, communal tables better suited for larger groups. Outside, the tables under the sun provide a casual atmosphere to enjoy the delectable mix of tapas for lunch, brunch, dinner or especially during the cost-cutting happy hours.