Miami’s Hottest New Restaurants 2015

It wouldn’t really be a vacation to Miami if you didn’t get to rub shoulders with the city’s culinary elite. From weekend brunch to nighttime nosh, here are the hottest new eateries in The Magic City, as of September 2015

Brunch

  1. Bistro Cassis

If you are a traditionalist who believes brunch should be available well before noon, Bistro Cassis might satisfy your appetite. Available Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this brunch features à la carte French fare as well as unlimited sangria, mimosas, Bloody Marys and Bellinis—all for just $19 per person.
Located at: 118 Buena Vista Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137

 

  1. Centro Taco

For those who are interested in brunch with a little more kick to it, Richard Hales’ new Mexican restaurant is bound to deliver. Among the menu’s offerings are chicken and waffles with tequila-infused syrup, chilled lobster tail and vegan pancakes. Don’t forget to keep the margaritas flowing!
Located at: 125 SE 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33131

 

  1. Coya

Peruvian restaurant Coya—also found in London and Dubai—offers a rich brunch menu. Available to you are a selection of ceviches, tiraditos, maki rolls, causas and salads, followed by signature anticuchos and desserts for the table to share. You will pay between $75 and $95, depending on your drink of choice, for a brunch that is served Sundays from noon to 3 p.m.
Located at: 999 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131

 

Lunch

  1. Alter

New to Wynwood is Brad Kilgore’s restaurant Alter. You can expect relatively inexpensive fare and impressive plating techniques. Consider dining on scallop carpaccio, blue crab shumai, glazed brisket or panna cotta. Too many good choices to decide? A five-course tasting menu is available for $42.
Located at: 223 NW 23rd St., Miami, FL 33127

 

  1. Golden Fig

If you’re interested in satisfying your craving for classic American dishes while simultaneously being kind to your body, Golden Fig has many nutrient-rich offerings. It would be hard to go wrong with their grass-fed burger and hand-cut fries, but their pan-seared chicken breast with collard greens would be sure to satisfy. And don’t forget dessert—peach cobbler as well as key lime and s’mores jars are available for $9 each.
Located at: 1250 S.Miami Ave CU #4, Miami Financial District, FL 33130

 

Dinner

  1. Red Ginger

If Asian cuisine is your food of choice, you won’t want to miss Red Ginger. Located in the South of Fifth neighborhood, this joint is just steps away from the beach. It features izakaya fare, sushi, specialty cocktails and a large selection of Japanese whiskey, among other refreshments.  And don’t worry—if you don’t want to leave the comfort of your Luxury Rentals Miami Beach lodging, Red Ginger also offers delivery.
Located at: 736 1st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

  1. The Continental

A sister restaurant of Stephen Starr’s 20-year-old Continental Restaurant & Martini Bar in Philadelphia, this new eatery features a variety of flavors and refreshments, including tiki-inspired eats. You even have choices when it comes to ambiance: eat inside the mid-century modern dining room or step into paradise on the tropical patios (if you do this, be sure to order a Island Thyme Sangria, to complete the effect). Currently the restaurant is open for brunch (Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), dinner and cocktails, and a lunch menu is on the horizon.
Located at: 2360 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

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8 Reasons to Make Miami Your Fall Destination

Looking for a reason to take a luxurious vacation in Miami this fall? We’ll give you eight!

1. Sketching in the Galleries

Image: Wolfsonian.org

On Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., The Wolfsonian is hosting this free event in which people of all skill levels are invited to spend time sketching in the galleries. Drawing materials and stools will be provided, along with professional instruction, which will be conducted in both English and Spanish.

For more information on this event, visit the Wolfsonian website.

2. Robert Parker’s Matter of Taste

Robert Parker’s Matter of Taste tour will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1 to 6 p.m., in the Moore Building.

Are you a lover of wine? This event will feature 150 fine wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain, all of which have been rated at least 90 points by The Wine Advocate. World-renowned wine expert Luis Gutiérrez handpicked these selections for you to taste at this casual event. Tickets start at $50.

For more information, visit the Matter of Taste website.

3. Debris Free Ocean’s Eco Fashion Show

At this event, held Saturday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Freehand Miami, fashionistas and lovers of marine life will collide.

This will be Debris Free Oceans’ first time hosting a fashion show/fundraiser, but they’re guaranteed to make a splash by showcasing designs by some of the most in-demand brands dedicated to marine preservation. Guests will also have the option to bid at a silent auction.

All proceeds from the event will go toward funding education and outreach for Debris Free Oceans. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased on the Debris Free Oceans website.

4. Afternoon of Bridal Luxury: Something Borrowed, Something “Bleau”

Also being held on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is Modern Luxury Bride South Florida and The Caribbean’s and Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s nuptial event.

This wedding showcase will feature activities for both brides- and grooms-to-be, including a luxurious luncheon, a private showing by designer Silvia Tcherassi and a special lounge for grooms.

All attendees will receive a swag bag full of wedding paraphernalia from some of the event’s sponsors.

Tickets start at $50 get yours from the eventbrite Afternoon of Bridal Luxury page.

5. 9th Annual Taste of Harbor Beach

On Friday, Oct. 2 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa, attendees will be able to participate in live and silent auctions benefiting the Miami Children’s Hospital, and dine on choice dishes and international wines.

Tickets start at $60 and can be reserved by contacting Pam Cook at 954-765-3021 or pam.m.cook@marriott.com.

6. 4th Annual Haute Tea

On Friday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Young Society of Love and Hope will host their 4th Annual Haute Tea at The St. Regis Bal Harbour. In addition to attending a formal tea, guests will be able to have lunch and participate in live and silent auctions—and even receive prizes for wearing the finest hats!

The focus of the event is to bring women together in awareness of diabetes and the work of the Diabetes Research Institute. Love and Hope’s Executive Chairman Sandra Levy will be the guest of honor.

Tickets are $175 and can be purchased on the Diabetes Research website.

7. Suited For Success’ All in for the Men

If you are interested in good food and drink and casino games, this benefit for Suited for Success’s employment skills training program for men may be the event for you.

Held Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. at Eden Roc Miami Beach, guests will partake in food and drink, dancing, a poker tournament and more.

Tickets will start at $250 and can be purchased on the Suited for Success site.

8. 2015 Diamond Ball: Diamonds are Forever

Image: Miami Childrens Health Foundation

Held Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at JW Marriott Marquis Miami, this event marks the beginning of South Florida’s gala season.

This is Miami Children’s Health System’s premier event, which will raise funds to help position Miami Children’s as a world leader in pediatric health.

This black-tie event will feature cocktails, a silent auction and more. It costs $1,000 to reserve your seat—or $10,000 to reserve a private table for 10— reserve a seat or table here.

If you want to spend your vacation in comfort and style, you will need to book one of our many luxurious condos or penthouses, all of which are on par with the splendid events you will be attending. Start looking for your perfect retreat now!