24 "Special Occasions" restaurants in Miami.
El Novillo is an upscale Nicaraguan spot in Sweetwater that serves steak and hard-to-find classics.
Azabu is an upscale South of Fifth sushi restaurant. It’s not cheap, but the sushi is great.
Cote is an excellent Korean steakhouse in the Design District where dinner feels like a performance.
Mr. OmaKase is an excellent omakase in Downtown that’s not too formal, but incredibly delicious.
Hiyakawa is an upscale Japanese restaurant in Wynwood. It has some really beautiful architecture and very good sushi too.
Doral’s La Esquina Del Lechon is one of the best places for lechon asado in Miami.
Molina’s Ranch is a formal Cuban restaurant in Hialeah. Order the arroz moro and croquetas.
Uchi is an upscale Japanese restaurant in Wynwood that serves some of the best sushi in Miami.
The Bazaar is an upscale restaurant that serves dishes that look like science experiments. Luckily, it tastes good too.
Sushi By Bou is a six-seat omakase inside the old Versace Mansion in South Beach. It’s definitely a special occasion spot.
Joe’s Stone Crab is a seafood restaurant in South Beach that’s over 100-years-old. It’s famous for long waits and stone crabs.
Fireman Derek’s is a small bakery in Wynwood that serves pretty over-the-top cakes and pies. They’re great if you really love dessert.
Stubborn Seed is a fine dining restaurant in South Beach where the main attraction is creative, delicious food.
Quinto La Huella is an upscale Uruguayan restaurant in the East Hotel. It’s expensive, but the food is great.
NIU Kitchen is a tiny spot in Downtown Miami serving excellent Catalan food. Bring someone you really want to impress.