We all know that Miami is well known for its amazing nightlife, with tons of clubs, bars, and resorts to keep you busy until all hours of the night. Of course, if you’re going to stay up late having a good time, you’re bound to get hungry. Fortunately, Miami is also filled with plenty of great restaurants that stay open late to accommodate all of the city’s partygoers. Here are seven great places to eat in Miami next time you work up a hunger late at night.
For a late-night meal that’s simple yet satisfying, head to La Sandwicherie, which has two locations, one on South Beach and one in the heart of downtown Miami. You won’t find anything too fancy on the menu, just good, hearty sandwiches and salads at fair prices. Both locations are open until at least 5 a.m. every night of the week, and both places guarantee you the chance to get a good meal before the sun comes up.
Just south of downtown Miami, you’ll find La Moon, a great Colombian restaurant that offers plenty of dishes that are perfect for filling your stomach late at night. La Moon has several delicious, fried appetizers, but if you’re seeking something more, they have a variety of fish, pasta, chicken, and pork dishes to fill you up. During the week, the restaurant closes at midnight, but on Friday and Saturday nights, La Moon stays open until 6 a.m.
If you want choices, Big Pink is the place to go, as it features over 200 items on its menu. Specialty burgers and wings are two of the things Big Pink does best, but it also serves breakfast all day, so you can get your hands on waffles and pancakes any time you want. It’s also received rave reviews for its large portions, so no matter how hungry you are when you walk in, you’ll leave full and satisfied. Big Pink is located in one of the busiest areas of South Beach, and Thursday through Saturday nights it stays open until 5:30 in the morning.
This place is not located in any of Miami’s hubs known for their nightlife, but if you’re looking for a nightcap and some great food, The Anderson is the place for you. Aside from classy and tasty cocktails, the food offered is high end, including queso, coconut shrimp, a patty melt, a vegetarian burrito, and a Japanese hot dog. If you’re looking for delicious food and one final drink at a place that stays open until 2 a.m. on weekends, you can’t do any better than The Anderson.
Taqueria El Carnal
If you find yourself on the outskirts of downtown Miami and craving tacos, the place to end up is Taqueria El Carnal. It looks like a hole in the wall, but it serves up some of the best tacos in Miami until 3 a.m. most nights and 5 a.m. on the weekends. For truly authentic Mexican food, this is the place to go, and it’s the perfect spot to satisfy a late-night hunger.
Pizza is always a great option for late-night eating, and Pizza Bar is the place to go to grab a quick slice or order a whole pie when you’re on South Beach in the early morning hours. Pizza Bar prides itself in having the largest slices in Miami, and that reputation is absolutely true. The pizza is quite tasty as well, and so are the wings, making Pizza Bar a no-brainer if that’s what you’re craving. Thursday through Saturday nights, Pizza bar is open until 5 a.m. and 2 a.m. every other night of the week.
Noodles are a notoriously great food for eating late at night, and in Miami Momi Ramen is the place to go. Most who have visited praise Momi Ramen for having the best ramen they’ve ever tasted, and it doesn’t hurt that it comes in substantial quantity as well. Seven days a week, Momi Ramen is open until 3 a.m., so no matter what day of the week you like to stay out late, if you like noodles, plan to end your night here.
August in Miami can be an overwhelmingly hot and humid time of year, so much so that it just makes you want to sit by the pool all day. But at the same time, August is part of an exciting summer that’s jam-packed with cool concerts and events that will inspire everyone to get up and do something fun. Here is a look at some of the awesome events happening in Miami over the next month.
Miami Spice, August 1 – September 30
Miami Spice is a two-month, city-wide event in which restaurants all over Miami put their best foot forward and showcase some of their signature dishes. Chefs also do their best to put together three-course meals for either lunch or dinner at affordable prices, giving everyone the chance to experience some of the city’s best restaurants. There are hundreds of restaurants in South Florida participating, so take advantage of this amazing opportunity over the next two months and eat as much as possible.
Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, August 11-13
If you’re a fan of dance, or just enjoy learning about other cultures, you have to find time to check out the three-day Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, which is being put on by the IFE-ILE Dance Company, with help from the Miami Salsa Congress. The festival will include workshops where you can learn a variety of dances, including the Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo, Rumba, and more. You can even learn the art of Bata drumming. If you just want to be entertained, there are plenty of performances to take in, as well as parties where you can relax and enjoy yourself. The festival is August 11 to 13 at the Koubek Center, just south of Little Havana.
Monster Jam, August 13-14
This may not be for everyone, but there’s definitely plenty of people who will enjoy Monster Jam. It’s a particularly cool event if you have kids, as they will no doubt be in awe of the massive size of the vehicles and the show they put on. Between August 13 and 14, there are three performances at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, and ticket prices are as low as $20.
Ricky Martin Concert, August 27
Ricky Martin may not be the pop star he used to be, but he’s still a big deal in the Latino community of Miami, and anytime he performs in South Florida, it’s bound to be a memorable show. This concert is one night only at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, and it’s not a concert you’ll want to miss.
Drake Summer Sixteen Tour, August 30-31
There may be no better way to say goodbye to August than with a concert from one of today’s biggest stars. Drake is coming to Miami’s American Airlines Arena for back-to-back nights at the end of August, and with two shows there will be no excuse for missing him. Your best bet is to buy tickets as soon as you can, giving you something to look forward to all month.
A Saturday night in Miami can be a thing of beauty. There are trendy nightclubs, outstanding music venues, plenty of amazing restaurants, and so much more to do and experience. Of course, the best way to follow up an eventful Saturday night is with a delicious Sunday brunch. Fortunately, South Beach has you covered. Here are 10 great places to go in Miami Beach for Sunday brunch.
Brunch is relatively new at Pubbelly, but this restaurant is made for it. It’s a casual place, which is perfect if you want to go to brunch but only if you can wear your flip-flops and sunglasses. Most dishes at Pubbelly include some kind of delicious pork, but if everyone in your party isn’t in the mood for pork, Pubbelly offers plenty of healthy options like granola and berries, creating a good balance of food options.
Lincoln Road is a great place to hang out day or night, but when it’s time for Sunday brunch, Juvia is the place to go. Like any great French restaurant, there’s plenty of champagne available, even during brunch. In terms of food, there are great seafood options and a slew of delicious appetizers that can be passed around the table and shared, leading to a wonderful, family-style brunch.
For an Italian-style brunch, this is the place to go, especially if you can catch the Italian dim sum brunch, which Macchialina holds just once a month. There’s plenty of alcohol available, if that’s what you’re looking for, but aside from that the entrees are rich and filling, and the a la carte menu is something more restaurants should aspire to. Best of all, the prices at Macchialina are among the best you’ll find at any brunch place on South Beach.
This is a great American bistro with a great American brunch. The sausage, egg, and cheese popovers are guaranteed to hit the spot on a Sunday morning. If that’s not what you’re in the mood to eat, you have waffles, omelets, and eggs Benedict to choose from as well. The menu isn’t flashy; it’s just a good old-fashioned dependable Sunday brunch.
This Mediterranean restaurant has one of the best brunches on South Beach. The buffet has an almost endless number of gourmet options that will keep you there for hours on end. You also have the option of bottomless mimosas, bloody Mary’s, and sangria while you eat. It’s not the cheapest place out there, but if you’re looking to indulge yourself and have an extravagant Brunch, Vintro is the place to go.
Located at the Fontainbleau Hotel, Hakkasan is the ideal place for an affordable family brunch with an Asian twist. Hakkasan offers a dim sum basket that contains all you’ll need to get your Sunday brunch started the right way. After that, there’s plenty of shrimp, beef, vegetables, and noodles available to keep you satisfied.
In addition to being a romantic place to bring a date on a Saturday night, Cecconi’s is also a fine option for the next morning. There’s a buffet that includes just about anything you could ever want, including pasta, pizza, steak, fish, pancakes, and even oysters. That’s quite a selection, even for brunch. On top of all that, there’s also an omelet station in case you’re in the mood for a more traditional brunch.
Brunch is a new endeavor for the Continental, but they already have a good handle on how to do it right. They offer all the classic brunch options and they take their time to make sure make them right to keep the customer satisfied. There’s no shortage of great options, and waiting for you at the end of the meal is some delectable monkey bread.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
For a southern brunch, this is the ideal destination. It all starts with fried chicken and waffles, which is the ideal way to start your Sunday in the south. If you’re looking to indulge in your sweet tooth a little more, try the maple-glazed bacon doughnut, which is mouth-watering. Yardbird also has homemade pies and cornbread, completing the ideal southern brunch.
27 Restaurant & Bar
If mimosas are your biggest priority when it comes to brunch, 27 Restaurant & Bar may be the place for you. This place serves up great cocktails at night, and they definitely know how to make mimosas the next morning. Of course, the food is great too, with traditional brunch options and plenty of buttermilk biscuits that are among the best in Miami and the perfect side dish for your Sunday brunch.
Between the beach, the sound of crashing waves, and the bright lights of skyscrapers reflecting on the water, Miami Beach sure is romantic, especially at night. Fortunately, for young (and old) couples in love, the romance doesn’t end at the beach. South Beach is home to plenty of romantic restaurants that are perfect for you and your significant other to enjoy a special evening. Here is a look at 10 of the most romantic restaurants Miami Beach has to offer.
Red The Steakhouse
This place is the rare example of a steakhouse that can be romantic. The food is high-end, the service is excellent, and there is a great wine selection. Don’t bother going if you’re in a rush, but if you want to take your time and linger between drinks, dinner, and dessert while enjoying the ambiance, then this is the most romantic steakhouse you’ll ever visit.
Located in the Fontainebleau Hotel, this is the perfect spot for a couple that loves Chinese food. This restaurant knows how to create a romantic atmosphere, and the rooftop location ensures a romantic feeling once the sun goes down. The entrees are also among the best Chinese food you’ll find anywhere in Miami.
Also located in the Fontainebleau Hotel is Scarpetta, a great option for couples who love Italian food as much as each other. The dining room is elegant and guests are privy to a view of the ocean, so it’s not difficult to get swept up in romance while eating at Scarpetta. There are also plenty of tasty entrees and a great wine selection.
This restaurant has two dining locations, and both are romantic. Inside, you’ll find a sunken dining room and an aging but elegant chandelier setting the mood. Outside, you’ll have the pool, green plants, and some well orchestrated mood lighting creating the romantic vibe you desire. There’s also a world-class chef in the kitchen, so rest assured your meal will be delicious as well.
This place is the pinnacle of class, complete with a red carpet for guests to walk on upon entering. The dining area is spectacular with its gorgeous furniture and shelves stacked with books creating a cozy yet romantic atmosphere that makes you think you’re sitting in the home of your dreams. If you can’t afford to take your partner to the French Riviera, Villa Azur is the next best thing.
Romance can be difficult to find, and so can romantic restaurants like Casa Tua. If you can find this hidden Miami Beach gem, you’ll be treated to magnificent lighting created with lanterns and candles that will instantly put you in a romantic mood. Between the setting, the top-notch Italian food, and the excellent wine selection, you and your amour will want to stay at Casa Tua for hours.
This is a great place to bring a date no matter how long you’ve been together. The outdoor seating is amazing, as it’s filled with tress and gorgeous plant life, and the restaurant even has a retractable roof just in case you need it. You’ll come for the setting, but you’ll stay for the food, as Cecconi’s offers all of your favorite Italian dishes.
Juvia is a Lincoln Road hotspot and one of the most romantic spots on South Beach. The restaurant is located on the roof of a parking garage, which gives you an extraordinary view, and the ambiance the restaurant creates matches the view perfectly, especially in the evening. With a great menu and drink selection, it’s the perfect location for a couple celebrating a special occasion or just a couple trying to cap off a fun day the right way.
Pied a Terre
If you can get a table at this rather small restaurant, you won’t be disappointed with the intimate and romantic atmosphere. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a charming Parisian bistro, and between the food and the ambiance at Pied a Terre, it’s easy to be consumed and overwhelmed with romantic inclinations.
If wine is how you and your partner jumpstart your romance, then you must eat at The Forge and take a tour of their wine cellar. It’s the perfect way to begin a romantic evening, as the cellar is a cozy spot and the wine selection is out of this world. It’ll be hard to find a more delightful location, and the food won’t leave you disappointed either.
Miami is a great city to spend any holiday, and Father’s Day (which is coming up, by the way) is no exception. Instead of taking the father in your life to the fanciest restaurant you can afford, like you probably do on Mother’s Day, Father’s day requires some creative thinking. Fortunately, in Miami there is no shortage of places that dads of all kinds will enjoy. Here are just a few of the great places in Miami you can take your dad on Father’s Day.
If you know a father who loves art, or just one who likes doing new things and having unique experiences, Wynwood Walls is a great place to visit on Father’s Day. Wynwood Walls is one of the top places for art lovers in Miami and a great place to spend the day walking around. Some of the murals on the walls will have anyone in awe, regardless of whether they’re a fan of art or not. It’s also a great place for the entire family to spend a day and provides the perfect backdrop for family photos. There are also plenty of places to grab a bite to eat nearby, so it’s easy to make it a day of hanging out in Wynwood on Father’s Day.
Miami Marlins Game
Few activities in the world are geared more towards fathers and sons than attending a baseball. Fortunately, Miami’s major league team has a home game on Father’s Day, making tickets to the game the ideal Father’s Day present. You can go to a nice brunch in the morning and then head out to the game and spend all afternoon at the ballpark. If your dad’s a baseball fan, he’ll think it’s the perfect way to spend Father’s Day.
Of all the places in South Florida for animal lovers, Jungle Island may be the best option for Father’s Day. It’s affordable, conveniently located on Watson Island, and it has so many interactive exhibits and events that there’ll never be a dull moment. Since it’s a special occasion, it’s a great time to spring for one of their VIP Safari Tours, giving your dad up close and personal interactions with animals that he’ll never forget, ensuring that he has a memorable Father’s Day.
Edge Steak & Bar
If you’re not going to be creative on Father’s Day and just want to treat your dad to a nice lunch or dinner, the least you can do is go all-out and take him to the nicest spot you can find, which is the Edge Steak & Bar located in the Four Seasons Hotel. As you can guess from its name, steak is kind of their specialty, so there’s no doubt your dad will be able to get a delicious meal. The location is perfect too, right near the water on Brickell Avenue, so afterwards you can always wise up and finding something fun and creative nearby to do to treat your dad to the Father’s Day he deserves.
The food choices in Miami are as amazing and diverse as the city itself. But as exotic and intriguing as some of the restaurants in Miami are, sometimes you just want to keep things simple and grab a burger. Of course, in Miami, just wanting to grab a burger opens up a Pandora’s box of options for you. Here are four restaurants in Miami where you can find some of the most incredible burgers you’ve ever tasted.
Frankey’s Sports Bar
Located in Hallandale a little north of Miami, Frankey’s one of South Florida’s newest sports bars, but it’s quickly becoming one of its best. One reason for this is the Adena Burger, which uses beef raised on a family farm in the central Florida city of Ocala. The Adena is a thick and juicy burger with melted cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato, and onion. It sounds a bit simple, but with the quality of beef, the Adena Burger hits the spot.
On the outside, Bulldog BBQ looks like another innocuous restaurant in North Miami, but inside they are grilling up The Hot Mess, a work of art by barbecue great Howie Kleinberg. This burger is cooked with Certified Angus Beef, so you know you’re getting a quality piece of meat. Then it’s topped with bacon candy, roasted mushrooms, blue cheese, caramelized & crisp onions, and horseradish mayonnaise, just in case it needs a little extra kick. This is a burger that’s going to require two hands and your full attention to eat.
Located in Coral Gables, this restaurant has a secret burger, literally. The Local has an off-menu burger called The Secret Burger. It is massive and only meant for those South Florida natives who know where to find it; not that they’ll say no if a tourist comes in and asks for it. Just be warned, this is only for serious burger eaters. It starts with the bun, which is actually two Mc’Discos, which are made in house by pressing pimento cheese spread between a potato roll. The meat is a bacon and brisket blend, and it’s topped with fried onions, a house-made barbecue sauce, and a fried egg. Now you know why they try to keep it a secret.
In the heart of downtown Miami you’ll find a French bistro called db Bistro whose burger will shock you. It doesn’t have a fancy name (The Original db Burger), but many in Miami consider it the best burger in town. This burger doesn’t rely on fancy or elaborate toppings; instead, it’s a burger made of sirloin that’s stuffed with braised short rib, truffle, and foie gras. If you consider yourself a burger lover with a sharp pallet, you may have found the Holy Grail at db Bistro.
If you’re looking for a place in Miami where you can shop, eat, or just hang out for the day, look no further than Lincoln Road Mall. Located in the heart of South Beach, Lincoln Road Mall is an outdoor wall with blocks and blocks of shops, restaurants, bars, and other enjoyable ways to spend your time. You can walk up and down Lincoln Road all day and never run out of fun places to go, but here are places you must check out while at the Lincoln Road Mall.
Located on top of a parking garage, Juvia is a great place to relax after a day of walking up and down Lincoln Road. You’ll come for the view, but you’ll stay for the fine food and drink, as well as the ambiance. The open-air setting makes the vibe there fun and relaxing, just as one would expect on South Beach. The food combines influences from French, Japanese, and Peruvian cuisine, so the dishes and appetizers are much different from what you’ll find at any other place, and with a full bar, you’ll also be treated to some delicious cocktails.
HaVen is undoubtedly one of Miami’s top social hot spots. It’s part restaurant and part lounge, and features some of the best mixologists on South Beach, making it a perfect place to spend happy hour. However, it’s also part nightclub, with neon lights, a video wall, and great music, making it a place where you can hang out long into the night. Whether you want to sip a high-end cocktail, get your groove on dancing, or taste one of their many incredible appetizers, HaVen is a great place to check out, day or night.
The Colony Theater is one of Miami’s amazing Art Deco buildings, and not only is it an historic location that you have to see for yourself, but it’s also a great place to catch a show. The Colony Theater offers musical performances, operas, dance performances, and films, all taking place in a small, intimate venue that brings you up close and personal with some amazing performers and shows. You’ll have to do some planning, as the Colony doesn’t offer shows every day, but if there’s an intriguing show coming up, planning a day at the Lincoln Road Mall around a show at the Colony Theater sounds like a great idea.
If you want to grab a bite on Lincoln Road at a place that’s both casual and unbelievably delicious, you’ll want to stop at Huahua’s Taqueria. It’s located right on the edge of Lincoln Road, so there aren’t large crowds to fight, and you have the choice of eating either inside or outside. The service is usually quick, and whether you get a taco, burrito, or nachos, the food is incredible and will leave you wanting more. If you want lunch, dinner, or some late-night eating while on Lincoln Road, Huahua’s Taqueria is one of the best options available.
One of the highlights of the calendar year for those who are visiting or live in Miami is the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, taking place from February 24 – 28. Over those five days, there is a smorgasbord of meals, tastings, seminars, and events for lovers of fine food and drink. The festival would be over by the time we run through everything it has to offer, but here are a few of the highlights food and wine lovers may be most interested in checking out.
Seaside Eats, Wednesday February 24, 7:00 p.m.
Be there with chef Robert Irvine for the start of the festival, which is taking place at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in Fort Lauderdale, representing an expansion of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. This will be a casual, walk-around tasting in a beautiful setting featuring some of the best restaurants in the Fort Lauderdale area: the perfect way to begin an amazing weekend of food and drink.
Paella & Tapas by the Pool, Thursday February 25, 7:00 p.m.
For the second straight year at South Beach Wine and Food Festival, chef Jose Andres will be hosting this event that brings together some of the best food creators in South Florida. Taking place at the SLS Hotel, Andres will be preparing his special brand of paella, while the chefs he invites will be creating a unique variety of tapas dishes. If you enjoy eating Spanish food in a beautiful setting, this is an event worth checking out.
Amstel Light Burger Bash, Friday February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Rachel Ray, this is the 10th anniversary of the Burger Bash presented by Amstel Light. Celebrity judges will be on hand on the beach behind the Ritz Carlton to hand out this year’s Very Best Burger Award. While they judge, you can walk around tasting the latest creations from some of the world’s best burger chefs, while also sipping on Amstel beers and Florida wines courtesy of Southern Wines & Spirits. If you enjoy burgers, beer, and beaches, this event has everything you could ever want.
Croquetas and Champagne, Saturday February 27, 10:00 p.m.
For some late-night fun at Palm Court Miami’s Design District, check out Croquetas and Champagne, hosted by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. In addition to the iconic Vongerichten, some of the best chefs from South Florida will be present, creating some delectable variations of croqueta and flan, the perfect dessert options after a day at the festival. If that’s not enough, the champagne will be flowing and Latin rock band Suenalo will be setting the mood and giving guests some music they can dance to with their dessert.
Southern Kitchen Brunch, Sunday February 28, 11:30 a.m.
If you can handle getting up relatively early after a night of partying, the Southern Kitchen Brunch hosted by Trisha Yearwood is a great event. The Grammy Award-winning Yearwood is coming to the Loews Miami Beach Hotel and bringing with her an array of chefs that will be cooking up Southern delicacies for what should be an unforgettable brunch. For a fine mix of food and music on a Sunday morning, be sure to attend the Southern Kitchen Brunch.
For information on all of the events of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival and how to sign up, visit www.sobefest.com.
Miami may not be Paris, or Florence, or even New York, but it’s a romantic city, and there are far worse places for you and your significant other to spend Valentine’s Day this year. With beautiful beaches, elegant restaurants, and plenty of special events and shows, there are a lot of options for couples to spend their special day. Here are four great ideas for couples looking to make Valentine’s Day plans in Miami.
An Evening with Andrea Bocelli
If you and your significant other like music, what better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to treat your date to a concert put on by one of the world’s most renowned singers? Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is coming to South Florida on Valentine’s Day for the sixth straight year, and this is becoming a tradition that is not to be missed. Bocelli is performing on both Saturday the 13th and Valentine’s Day night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino up the road in Hollywood, FL, so you can go Sunday night to cap off a romantic Valentine’s Day or go Saturday night as a preamble to your V-Day celebration. Either way, spending an evening with Andrea Bocelli is one of the most romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Broadway Love Songs
Andrea Bocelli isn’t the only musical option on Valentine’s Day; you can also take in a performance from members of Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artists program. These are some of the best young musicians in the world playing a wide range of romantic songs. The concert is being held at Steinway Piano Gallery in Coral Gables, and tickets are free. The best part is that the concert starts at 3 in the afternoon, so you can take in the matinee show and still have plenty of time to go to your favorite restaurant and take a romantic walk on the beach before your Valentine’s Day comes to an end.
Turnberry Isle Resort
Up in Aventura, Turnberry Isle Resort has everything you need for a memorable Valentine’s Day. It starts at the club’s Spa & Fitness Center, which is offering a Couples Fijian Body Butter Massage all weekend long, as well as a Fijian Ritual featuring a milk bath soak and body exfoliation using Fijian sugar scrub. You and your beau can be pampered while also enjoying complimentary champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Afterwards, you don’t have to go anywhere, because both the Bourbon Steak and Corsair restaurants at the Turnberry are offering three-course meals that will have your mouth watering, not to mention the romantic setting. You could spend your entire Valentine’s Day at Turnberry Isle Resort and not regret it one bit.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
If all else fails, it’s never a bad idea to spend Valentine’s Day at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, the spot that many consider to be the most romantic in Miami. Aside from a house full of spectacular rooms and incredible artwork, the grounds of Vizcaya are full of breathtaking gardens, sculptures, and grottos, not to mention a great view of Biscayne Bay. You and your date could walk around all day and not grow tired of the astonishing scenery at Vizcaya Museums & Gardens, making it the perfect romantic spot to visit on Valentine’s Day.
For young and middle-aged couples, planning a trip to Miami can be a bit like being stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, Miami can be a wonderful place for a romantic getaway, while on the other hand when you bring your whole family along for the trip it becomes necessary to find places that are kid-friendly. However, Miami may actually be the perfect vacation destination for parents in such a scenario. South Florida offers plenty of restaurants that are classy, stylish, and romantic, but at the same time are good places to bring your kids. Here are just a few of the Miami restaurants that are both romantic and kid-friendly.
If you’d like your kids to get a taste for Japanese food, Makoto is a great place to go. There’s comfortable, Japanese-style seating and dim (but not too dim) lighting that creates a great mood and ambiance in the restaurant. There’s also outdoor seating available, and because Makoto is located the fishponds at Bal Harbour, there’s something there for the kids to enjoy. If you’re looking to get some sushi, there are few places in Miami better, but if your kids aren’t ready to stomach anything raw, there are plenty of great chicken dishes on the menu for them to enjoy.
Located inside the Palms Hotel & Spa, Essensia is a beautiful restaurant where a couple can enjoy an intimate, candlelit meal. The restaurant has its own organic garden, which guests can tour and see first hand where the restaurant gets many of its farm-fresh ingredients. At Essensia, there’s no rush, so you can relax and enjoy yourself while they prepare a delicious meal with fresh and organic ingredients. For such an upscale restaurant that puts so much emphasis on sustainability, Essensia does not skimp when it comes to the kid’s menu, so you don’t have to be afraid to bring the kids with you to such a romantic setting.
Tongue & Cheek
With a relaxed atmosphere and a unique kids’ menu that includes delicious milkshakes, Tongue & Cheek is the perfect place to have an adult meal with your kids alongside you. The décor inside the restaurant is beautiful, and it’s not too loud to have a conversation, but with background music emanating throughout the dining room, no one will notice if your child has a minor outburst. Of course, the food is outstanding as well, as Tongue & Cheek has a tasty and upscale menu, whether you come for dinner or brunch.
If your kids insist on being close to the beach, La Cote is the perfect outdoor setting for a romantic meal. In case you need to get the kids to bed early, La Cote is the perfect setting for a late lunch or early dinner. Located in the Fontainebleau Hotel, there’s plenty to see in and around the hotel that your kids will enjoy, including the nearby beach and the hotel’s five pools. Of course, you won’t mind the late afternoon breeze, the ocean view, or the Mediterranean cuisine you’ll find at La Cote.