Miami Beach is truly a haven for those who appreciate cuisines from all over the world, as there are an array of restaurants preparing and serving high-quality food, with even higher quality ingredients. Miami Beach residents will never run out of options for dining out and experiencing an excellent meal. Fortunately, oftentimes within walking distance to many Miami Beach condos residents will find high-level establishments serving gourmet food in a luxurious setting. While living the high life in a Miami Beach home, take a short drive to please your senses with the sights, tastes, and aromas of gourmet global cuisines.
Here are our picks for the top 5 restaurants in Miami Beach. We hope that you will agree; if not, share your favorite Miami Beach culinary destinations with us at WiseCatRealtors.com.
Mandolin Aegean Bistro
The best Greek and Turkish food in Miami is tucked away in the intimate, understated courtyard at Mandolin Aegean Bistro. The food transports patrons to the Greek Isles with a menu of elegant, small plates. Diners will not find over-fried falafel here. Entrees like lamb and beef meatballs are some of the most popular items at this Greek restaurant. They are also known for having exceptionally good grilled octopus, which is just about perfect when served with a refreshing Greek wine to compliment an outstanding meal.
Although there are plenty of amazing Italian restaurants in Miami Beach, Macchialina is the most fun and casual Italian restaurant hands down. Macchialina, which comes from the words “macchia” meaning “mark or spot,” and “maialina” meaning “piglet,” aims to be reminiscent of a small rustic eatery in the heart of any Italian town. Under the chef and owner Michael Pirolo’s lead, the restaurant creates Italian classics such as braised short rib, lasagna, and pork chop Milanese with an interesting twist. Chef Pirolo prides himself in using clean flavors, fresh ingredients, and rustic accents to make outstanding dishes. One of our personal favorites is the beet-filled ravioli.
If you love sushi, then Makoto, a Stephen Starr restaurant, located in Bal Harbour Shops, is the place for you. Chef Makoto Okuwa, former head Sushi Chef at Morimoto New York and Philadelphia wows patrons with delectable sushi each time. This sushi is the real deal. In addition to the raw stuff, Chef Makoto’s modern Japanese dishes and bincho charcoal robata have even the most finicky eaters fawning over the fare.
Joe’s Stone Crab
Like the Madonna of restaurants, Joe’s needs only one name and little explanation. Joe’s is a South Beach institution known for its stone crabs and key lime pie. Crowds form early, and no reservations are allowed, so expect to wait at least a half hour to dine on some of the most exquisite, yet simple food you have ever eaten. Patrons tend to hang out at the bar, which is the place to see and be seen while you wait. This is definitely the place of the original Miami Beach power lunch. Don’t let the thought of a half hour wait scare you away from going to Joe’s, after all, when you’re in South Beach, you have to go to Joe’s.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
The southern belle of South Beach, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar brought comfort food to Miami, when it opened in October 2011. Quickly there after, it became the star of the 50 Eggs Restaurant Group empire. Close to 5 years after its opening, people from all over still flock to the restaurant for fried chicken and waffles, great mac n’ cheese, and fried green tomatoes. Don’t forget to wash down all that finger licking good food with one of their many bourbon concoctions.
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