A Guide to the Best of South Beach

A Guide to the Best of South Beach
WHERE THE PARTY MEETS NEON South Beach has been called the American Riviera and an Art Deco Playground. Yet there's more than fine white sand and colorful buildings to South Beach's fantasyland of exuberant Deco architecture. South Beach offers an eclectic mix of world-class boutiques, galleries and stores. It's also a culinary hot spot for everything from gourmet dining to casual beachside cuisine. At night, South Beach comes alive with a nightlife unlike any other in the world. And while South Beach may be a world class party hotspot, the daytime destinations on the island are as notable, and perhaps more memorable, than the nightlife.
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Browse the Lincoln Rd. shops
  • Maneuver the crowds on Ocean Drive
  • Tour the Art Deco Architecture
  • Go big or go home
Where to Go
Eat
    • Big Pink
      • Big Pink
      • Few things in South Florida last forever, but Big Pink seems to be one of them. Serving up classic diner food with a gourmet twist, you can get your fill of guilty pleasures from 8 AM until as late as 6 AM on the weekends.
      • www.mylesrestaurantgroup.com
      • Collins Ave 157
    • Milos
      • Milos
      • Milos’ prices and opulence live up to its address. Much like its acclaimed NYC location, this upscale Greek restaurant offers the freshest and widest variety of seafood in Miami Beach with the scene to match. If you select a fish from the raw bar we suggest you check on the pricing and ask how many people it serves, the waiters are known to make lavish suggestions.
      • www.milos.ca
      • 1st St 730
    • La Glouttonerie
      • La Glouttonerie
      • Adjacent to Joe’s Stone Crab you’ll find a hidden gem that serves up a variety of traditional French and Italian staples in a modern setting. This is a must visit for foodies in Miami interested in flying under the radar with great food for a good value. We hear their brunch is great as well.
      • www.lagloutonnerie.com
      • Washington Ave 81
    • Front Porch Café
      • Front Porch Café
      • The go-to brunch spot on Ocean Drive for Miamians, Front Porch Café is known for its expansive menu offering both healthy options and guilty pleasures.
      • www.frontporchoceandrive.com
      • Ocean Dr 1458
    • Local House
      • Local House
      • Just south of all the action, you’ll find this little welcoming gem. Offering a relaxed and airy environment and an eclectic menu, this restaurant has become a favorite amongst locals, with a name to reflect its customer base.
      • www.localhousesofi.com
      • Ocean Dr 400
    • Love Food Café
      • Love Food Café
      • Yellow awning around 15th/16th and Ocean: A local’s secret gem for amazing fish tacos.
      • Ocean Dr 15
    • Khong River House
      • Khong River House
      • A sleek interior and fantastic drink selection paired with the best, and most authentic Thai food in Miami. Reservations are highly recommended and if they are booked, a seat at the bar is a mighty fine option.
      • www.khongriver.com
      • Meridian Ave 1661
    • Shake Shack
      • Shake Shack
      • An outpost of the fledgling NYC mini chain, the Shack has obtained an almost cult like status for it’s legendary Shack Burger and house made custards.
      • www.shakeshack.com
      • Lincoln Rd 1111
    • Barton G's
      • Barton G's
      • While famous for their catering services, it’s their longstanding flagship restaurant’s unmatched food presentation that’s brought them fame. Each dish is a full on, living production worthy of being photographed.
      • www.bartongtherestaurant.com
      • West Ave 1427
    • Jugo Fresh
      • Jugo Fresh
      • Miami is cleanse and juice obsessed, and Jugo Fresh customers are truly devoted to the brand. Try one of their meal-replacement-worthy juices to go, or stop by and buy a prepackaged cleanse to get your body right!
      • www.jugofresh.com
      • West Ave 102
    • PB Steak
      • PB Steak
      • The most recent PubBelly restaurant is their first foray into formality, but with the PB twist. PB Steak is a higher price point and overall experience than their other places, but it’s well worth it, offering great cuts and some of the best side dishes and compliments in a casual, rustic setting.
      • www.pbsteak.com
      • Purdy Ave 1787
    • Pubbelly Sushi
      • Pubbelly Sushi
      • Our favorite of the casual PubBelly joints serves up sushi with a South Floridian influence, including some very unconventional rolls. We like their crudo and the crispy shrimp. Walk-ins only.
      • www.pubbellysushi.com
      • 20th St 1424
    • Joe's Stone Crabs
      • Joe's Stone Crabs
      • This Miami Beach institution has been open since 1913 and is a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike. While the dress code is fairly casual, the prices are not. Reservations are not accepted and the hosts are known for wearing special pants with pockets that fall to the floor, read: if you want a table, a handshake and a $20 should help.
      • www.joesstonecrab.com
      • 11 Washington Ave
    • Prime 112
      • Prime 112
      • This steakhouse is a muststop in Miami Beach. Favored by locals, tourists and celebrities, you can expect great steaks and even greater accompaniments. Be prepared for high prices and a long wait – even with a reservation. That said, you can get off easy by splitting their enormous portions, and a $100 to the manager will get you seated a bit faster.
      • www.mylesrestaurantgroup.com
      • Ocean Dr 112
    • Mr. Chow
      • Mr. Chow
      • The famous New York import is livelier in Miami than anywhere else. You won’t have too much space, but their high end Chinese food and the people watching is fantastic. Go with the “Choose Your Own” menu and add a couple of their signature dishes for a great way to start a big night out.
      • www.mrchow.com
      • 2201 Collins Ave
    • Juvia
      • Juvia
      • Surprising but never disappointing asian fusion. Can't miss the view whether you're enjoying it from a chic purple barstool indoors or out on the deck.
      • www.juviamiami.com/
      • Lincoln Rd 1111
    • Café Mistral
      • Café Mistral
      • Casual neighborhood café serving organic coffees and artisanal dishes that are as pleasing to the eye as they are the palette.
      • cafemistralmiami.com/
    • Cecconi's
      • Cecconi's
      • Cecconi’s simple but always well-executed menu is frequently updated with seasonal dishes, but it’s the ambiance in their tree lit courtyard dining room that makes for a perfect Miami dining experience. Hang out at the bar, and maybe you’ll snag an invite to the club level of Soho House, the go-to local hangout for Miami’s in crowd.
      • www.cecconismiamibeach.com/
      • Collins Avenue 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
    • La Sandwicherie
      • La Sandwicherie
      • Whether it’s for a post-clubbing snack or a quick lunchtime option, La Sandwicherie is a favorite locals stop. Order freshly made sandwiches made on baguettes or croissants or pick up a fresh smoothie until as late as 5am.
      • www.lasandwicherie.com/
      • 229 14th St
    • Yard Bird Southern Table & Bar
      • Yard Bird Southern Table & Bar
      • Classic Southern cooking is strong player in the culinary scene again, thanks in no small part to Yardbird. Yardbird gives its own twist to staple ingredients and dishes, which have locals coming back night after night.
      • www.runchickenrun.com/
      • 1600 Lenox Ave
    • Nobu
      • Nobu
      • With one of the most well known names in the culinary world on its door, Nobu’s Miami location has high standards to uphold. Fortunately, it doesn’t disappoint, and some say it has the best ambiance of any Nobu outpost.
      • www.noburestaurants.com/
      • 1901 Collins Ave
    • Barceloneta
      • Barceloneta
      • Barceloneta follows in the tradition of the Catalan cuisine and Spanish tapas. Seafood, rice and cured meats appear in many plates, while the unique selection of goat’s and sheep’s cheeses pair nicely with the menu of Old World wines.
      • barcelonetarestaurant.com/
      • 1400 20th St
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