Seaspice: This downtown waterfront restaurant has the vibe of an urban Nikki Beach, with airy with huge windows, a large outside wooden decking area and a 500-foot dock.
Upland: Serving Italian dishes with a Southern Californian flavor, this off of restaurateur Stephen Starr and chef Justin Smillie's New York original of the same name feels more NYC than Miami.
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Hakkasan Miami: Situated within the vast Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel, the debut US outpost of the successful Hakkasan in London serves contemporary, but authentic Cantonese cuisine.
Le Sirenuse: Chef Antonio Mermolia serves up his own Italian creations alongside La Sponda's much-loved southern Italian classics at the first permanent outpost from the Michelin-starred Amalfi institution.
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Pao by Paul Qui: Based at the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach, the first concept restaurant out of Austin for "Top Chef" winner Paul Qui offers a varied menu, with both tapas sized plates and larger sharing dishes.
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Cecconi's: This alfresco all-day dining option serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to an eclectic mix of members, global visitors and in-the-know locals in a charming courtyard.
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Juvia: Overlooking the skylines of both Downtown Miami and Miami Beach, the brainchild of restaurateurs Jonas and Alexandra Millan offers a unique experience with its fusion of Peruvian, Caribbean, French and Japanese cuisine.
Matador Room: Located inside the Miami Beach Edition hotel, chef Georges Vongerichten's bullfighter-themed restaurant features a seasonal menu influenced by freshly sourced seasonal food found across Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain.
Smith & Wollensky: Situated on the southern tip of South Beach, Smith & Wollensky has been around significantly longer than Prime 112 and Red and shows no signs of relinquishing its title as Miami's best steakhouse.
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Il Gabbiano: This sister restaurant to Il Mulino in New York offers floor to ceiling windows over Biscayne Bay as well as delicious Italian menu in a fine dining atmosphere, with white linen clad tables, comfortable chairs and an opulent decor.
Prime 112: This modern take on the classic American steakhouse has established itself as a Miami institution, and is packed full of diners seven nights a week.
Nobu Miami: Known the world over for its innovative food, chef Nobu Matsuhisa's restaurant remains a firm favorite on Miami Beach, attracting discerning locals and visitors alike with its contemporary twist on