The restaurant equivalent of a very nice linen shirt, Forte dei Marmi is one of South Beach’s most grown-up restaurants. Bring the people in your life who really appreciate a good piece of branzino, and then also be sure to order the appetizer that involves pasta-like strands of calamari topped with caviar. And finish off with the pistachio soft serve gelato.
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Taquiza is one of the rare affordable spots in South Beach that also makes some of the best tacos in the city.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in South Beach serves fried chicken and other southern classics in a stylish space.
Broken Shaker in Mid-Beach is where to go for drinks on a tree-lined patio by a pool and to get away from the nearby clubs.
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Pubbelly Noodle Bar
Head to Pubbelly Noodle Bar in Bayshore for creative dishes like mofongo ramen during their two daily Happy Hours.
Macchialina is a great, slightly more casual Italian spot in Miami, and if you head to the Miami Beach spot on Thursdays, pastas are $10 all night.
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Upland is where to go to escape the clubs and chain steakhouses of South Pointe, while also enjoying some really good pizza and pasta.
Kyu in Wynwood serves a mash up of modern American and Korean BBQ, along with a big list of wine and sake.
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