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.
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.
As its name suggests, this place is known for its sandwiches that are prepared using traditional Peruvian techniques and ingredients. The interiors are minimalistic yet elegant with a service counter that faces a cluster of chairs and stools. The eatery serves two types of sandwiches; hot or cold, with the latter being the preferred choice for breakfast. Specialty items include the Egg and Turkey Sandwich, Butifarra and Chicken Salad Sandwich.
The Little Sugars is an extremely popular coffee shop that's situated in the heart of the city. Apart from some of the best coffee you have ever tasted, this cafe also serves delicious quick bites, sandwiches, salads, snacks, and soups. Finish your meal with some baked delights, brownies, pies, or pastries. The service is on-point and the staff is very friendly. This trendy and upbeat cafe is a local favorite and a must visit when in the city.
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.
Sardelli is an upscale Italian steakhouse delighting patrons with meat dishes which are cooked to perfection and presented like a work of art. The restaurant is quite spacious and is thoughtfully furnished with seating spaces which are ideal for groups as well as intimate diners. Dimly lit with the glow of a majestic chandelier and always filled with aromas of food, Sardelli is perfect for any special occasion. Their Colorado Lamb Chops, New York strip Bone, Short Ribs, Maine Lobster, Duck Breast and Branzino come highly recommended and taste heavenly when accompanied with something form their extensive wine menu. Romantic, classy and sumptuous, Sardelli is one of the city's must-visit restaurants.
Jar + Fork specializes in light bites and fresh-pressed juices in a cozy, modern downtown setting. The food menu presents healthy wraps, sandwiches, salads and Paleo dishes that include two sides. The shop has six signature juices: the Cleanse with calcium nitrates, the Beet Lemonaid to balance pH levels, Green Glow for the skin, Restore for blood sugar, Karma for hydration and the Super Juice is an all-purpose elixir. Overall, an excellent place to visit even if you are not into juice cleansing or a healthy lifestyle.
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.
Located on a side street, this small restaurant packs a great value and authentic ambiance. The owners and their family serve and cook. Portions are generous and prices are reasonable. From appetizers, to main courses to a small list of desserts, the place offers all you need to sample this exotic cuisine. Try the chicken on a skewer with peanut and soy sauce, or the Indonesian version of a spring roll, both very good. Ask for an order of shrimp crackers, crisp and satisfying. As a main course try the typical Balinese dishes and you won't be disappointed. Service is prompt and the place is clean and cozy. - Mercedes de Marchena
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.
D'oro Caffe & Market can be safely described as the epitome of comfort food. Be it their delicious Beef lasagna, panini or sandwiches once you eat here, it is hard to eat anywhere else. The pace has a lovely, warm vibe and makes you feel at home almost instantly. Absolutely perfect for children as well as seniors, their menu has something for everyone. One of the best propositions of D'oro Caffe & Market is their efficient delivery system, whether your unwell or just in the mood to pamper your palate just order your favorite hot soups or cheese-filled croissants and eat them in the comfort of your couch.