The Best Restaurants in Miami, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

Miami is an explosion of color and sound. The roar of the ocean waves pairs well with salsa music from street musicians set up around Miami Beach. In addition to the vibrant music and the breathtaking views, Miami is known for its dining scene. There are countless restaurants here that wow visitors and locals alike, and foodies can find excellent food amongst a wide array of cuisines and price ranges. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Choose a spot on this list, then book a table and let your taste buds enjoy!

Restaurants:Alter, Cvltvra, Chotto Matte Miami
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Latin American, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Wynwood / Edgewater, Downtown Miami / Miami River District, Miami Beach / South Beach

Alter

$$$$·American·
Wynwood / Edgewater
411 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
Get out of South Beach and check out another cool Miami neighborhood by eating at Alter. This chic industrial space with high ceilings and metal accents sits in the Wynwood neighboRead more
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Cvltvra

$$$$·Latin American·
Downtown Miami / Miami River District
72 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Pre/post Theatre
Cvltvra is a fusion restaurant that combines Latin flavors and Mediterranean cuisine. Located in the heart of downtown, Cvltvra is a bustling eatery with an open kitchen, and it atRead more
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Chotto Matte Miami

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami Beach / South Beach
872 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Hot Spot
Another excellent fusion option in Miami is Chotto Matte. This eatery brings together Japanese and Peruvian flavors for a menu that is as fresh and light as it is spicy and vibrantRead more
96% recommended
Japanese in Miami / Southeast Florida

Estiatorio Milos – Miami

$$$$·Seafood·
Miami Beach / South Beach
2,626 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
For some of the best seafood in Miami, head to Milos by Costas Spiliadis. This authentic Greek restaurant specializes in fare from the sea. Imagine the freshest wild-caught fish paRead more
87% recommended
Seafood in Miami / Southeast Florida

LPM Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·French·
Brickell
848 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Some of Miami's best French food is at La Petite Maison. Located in the Brickell section of Downtown, La Petite Maison serves up dishes one might expect from a French cafe -- saladRead more
93% recommended
French in Miami / Southeast Florida

Caviar Russe Miami

$$$$·Seafood·
Miami
126 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Opulence and decadence abound at Caviar Russe Miami, a second outpost of the legendary NYC caviar restaurant. Caviar Russe is the spot to go for diners who want to drink champagne,Read more
100% recommended
Seafood in Miami / Southeast Florida

Fiola Miami

$$$$·Italian·
Coral Gables / Coral Way / Little Havana
925 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
Fiola is one of the best restaurants in Miami, but it's actually in Coral Gables, one of the most affluent suburbs of the city. The restaurant serves contemporary Italian dishes, wRead more
94% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Miami / Southeast Florida

Atlantikós

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Bal Harbour
260 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Another great spot for Greek food in Miami is Atlantikos, a restaurant that focuses on serving fresh fish with Greek flavors. Atlantikos' stark white and blue mimics the aesthetic Read more
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Azabu Miami Beach

$$$$·Japanese·
Miami Beach / South Beach
319 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Authentic
Looking for the best sushi in Miami? It may just be at Azabu Miami Beach, an upscale and trendy Japanese restaurant that serves some of the freshest fish in town. Not all of the fiRead more
91% recommended

Palat

$$$$·Italian·
Design District / Buena Vista
372 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
One of the best restaurants in Miami — Palat — is in the city's Buena Vista neighborhood. This neighborhood eatery serves comforting Italian food and offers an extensive wine listRead more
98% recommended

Ariete

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Coconut Grove
916 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
No matter what the weather is in Miami, diners can enjoy a meal at Ariete, since the trendy restaurant offers an indoor-outdoor experience. This means that the restaurant has long Read more
86% recommended
Contemporary American in Miami - Dade County

dōma

$$$$·Italian·
Wynwood / Edgewater
429 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
In Wynwood is Doma, perhaps the best spot to dine in Miami for wine lovers. This chic, minimalist space uses Scandinavian design, so expect a clean and sleek feel that is distinctlRead more
93% recommended

KYU

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Wynwood / Edgewater
1,591 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Hot Spot
  • Creative Cuisine
For an excellent Asian fusion meal, diners in Miami like to go to Kyu, one of the best restaurants in Miami with a fun and bustling environment and a menu that serves food fresh ofRead more
100% recommended
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The Jim and Neesie

$$$$·American·
Miami Beach / South Beach
96 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
The Jim and Neesie is in a Miami Beach hostel—the Generator Hostel. Don't think that means it's a restaurant to skip, though. This trendy eatery is an outpost of a popular London dRead more
100% recommended
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Lure Fishbar at Loews Miami Beach Hotel

$$$$·Seafood·
Miami Beach / South Beach
754 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
In the Loews Miami Beach, this Lure Fishbar is the Miami outpost of a popular New York upscale seafood restaurant. Lure serves some of the best fish dishes and sushi in town, and dRead more
100% recommended
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Da Lida by Fooq's

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Downtown Miami / Miami River District
559 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Creative Cuisine
Miami is all about sensuality. Fooq's, a Persian restaurant centrally located in Downtown and one of the best restaurants in Miami, picks up on that and forms their concept around Read more
95% recommended
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The Surf Club Restaurant

$$$$·Continental·
Surfside
299 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Go back in time at the Surf Club, a Miami hotel restaurant from a bygone era. This restaurant oozes elegance with details that harken back to supper clubs of the “swinging” hotel rRead more
88% recommended
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Matador Room - The Miami Beach EDITION

$$$$·Latin American·
Miami Beach / South Beach
1,611 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
One of the world's most famous chefs, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, is behind the Matador Room, one of the best restaurants in Miami and a place that makes diners feel like they've stRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Miami / Southeast Florida

Le Sirenuse Miami Restaurant - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Surfside
610 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
La Sirenuse harnesses the beachy feel of its location, in the Surf Club hotel, and uses it to recreate an authentic-seeming Mediterranean ambiance at one of the best restaurants inRead more
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KAIDO - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Asian·
Design District / Buena Vista
163 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Bar Seating
In the heart of the Design District is KAIDO, a twist on a Japanese restaurant that shines for its plating. For food that's both beautiful and delicious, this is a great spot, sincRead more
100% recommended
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