Miami has long been known for its hot weather and sandy beaches, but it may soon add another title to its résumé. With an impressive wave of new eateries and venues, South Florida’s dynamic food scene is heating up. We’re giving you a look at some of the best new Miami Restaurants:
Beachcraft – This farm-to-table seaside grill projects a cool, beachy vibe. With acclaimed chef Tom Colicchio at its helm, Beachcraft is dedicated to bringing out the beauty in natural ingredients. Among its standout starters is the manila clam flatbread with pancetta and oregano (herbs compliments of the outdoor garden). Don’t miss this “fresh” new find.
Alter Miami – In the trendy art hub of Wynwood, chef Brad Kilgore debuted this fine-dining spot in an industrial-chic building that features an open kitchen and outdoor herb garden. The seafood-heavy menu is pricey but, with dishes like Florida pompano with charred avocado butter, it’s well worth it. Alter also boasts as impressive drink menu, with the passion fruit juice Mexican martini sounding particularly appealing.
Matador Room & Market – Matador Room, most recognizable by its oval shape and sensual mood, serves Latin fare with stand-out dishes like sautéed organic mushroom tacos, griddled Florida black grouper with aioli, and arroz con pollo with cracking skin and lemon zest. Across the lobby, the Market doles out a variety of just-caught raw bar items, a new sushi menu, and a grilled Florida Snapper with bok choy ginger dressing. This double restaurant is a must-visit.
Mandolin Beach – This chic and cozy bistro, a meld of Turkish and Grecian cuisines, is the perfect outdoor barefoot-style spot for simple grilled dishes. The low-key design and congenial atmosphere especially attracts beachgoers who don’t want to stray too far from their scene, while still serving up high-quality food with a flavorful zest. Who doesn’t love the Beach?