The Most Famous Restaurants in Miami

Miami is home to some of the best restaurants in Florida. From Edgewater to Little Havana, Miami now boasts internationally renowned fine dining joints and seafood restaurants with spectacular reputations right across America. But which are categorically the most famous restaurants in Miami? Welcome to our Tastemaker 20 list. We’ve checked out all the biggest and best restaurants all over the city and made this exclusive list of the ones that tick all the right boxes, time after time- and everyone knows it.

Go people-watching downtown as A-listers join other regulars tucking into top Indian cuisine. Find celebrity-chef run joints in South Beach that combine amazing sea views with small plates that are out of this world. Or book a table at one of the top restaurants in town that hits the papers time after time- for all the right reasons. These are the crème de la crème, so read on and book tonight at one of these famous restaurants in Miami.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:CRUST, Ferraro's Kitchen, Sea Watch Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Overtown, MiMo / Upper East Side, Fort Lauderdale
Party Size
For 2
Date
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7:00 PM

CRUST

$$$$·Italian·
Overtown
2,188 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

Crust is one of Miami’s most celebrated modern restaurants, regularly voted top restaurant in Miami across various platforms. This is no surprise, given the quality of Crust’s authentic pizzas. The me...

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Best Value in Miami - Dade

Ferraro's Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
MiMo / Upper East Side
859 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Ferraro’s Kitchen is a highly authentic and well respected Italian restaurant. Any fan of Italian cuisine will appreciate the range of mouth-watering dishes that this restaurant offers. They make ever...

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Best Service in Downtown Areas

Sea Watch Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Fort Lauderdale
6,335 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

When it comes to the famous restaurants in Miami, Sea Watch has to be one of the prettiest. Sat right on the coast, this restaurant offers some absolutely stunning views of the sea. The restaurant’s f...

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Scenic View in Fort Lauderdale

Catfish Dewey's

$$$$·Seafood·
Oakland Park
1,125 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

Catfish Deweys is a restaurant that lives up to its name with its star attraction being the farm-raised catfish. Though the catfish is undoubtedly sublime, Catfish Deweys also serves a great range of ...

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Ghee - Downtown Dadeland

$$$$·Indian·
Kendall
944 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

Ghee is definitely one of the most famous restaurants in Miami. The New York Times, Forbes and Miami Eater Awards have all given Ghee some exemplary reviews. For good reason too - the food at Ghee is ...

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Best Overall in West Dade

The Cook and The Cork

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Coral Springs
827 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List

Just look at the amount of publications that have featured The Cook and The Cork and it's clear to see that it's one of the most famous restaurants in Miami. With a menu that takes inspiration from al...

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Fit for Foodies in Fort Lauderdale West

The Redlander Restaurant at Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Homestead
561 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

The Redlander Restaurant at Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery is a well-respected restaurant and venue in Miami. The stunning building and grounds make it an exciting restaurant with a romantic fe...

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Cafe Martorano

$$$$·Italian·
Fort Lauderdale
3,085 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

Steve Martorano is the owner of the famous Cafe Martorano. Steve has appeared on multiple TV talk shows such as Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live as well as having his own show called ‘Yo Cuz...

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Best Overall in Fort Lauderdale

La Vie Lebanese Restaurant

$$$$·Lebanese·
Pompano Beach
1,131 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

For an evening of great entertainment and even better food, look no further than La Vie. La Vie is a restaurant famous in Miami for its belly dancing shows and tasty Lebanese food. Every Wednesday, Fr...

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Good for Groups in Fort Lauderdale East

Casa Calabria

$$$$·Italian·
Fort Lauderdale
852 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Romantic

Casa Calabria is famous not only for its wonderful Italian food, but also for the great live entertainment there. Diners can enjoy fresh, authentic dishes whilst listening to live piano or watching fa...

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Best Service in Fort Lauderdale Central

3030 Ocean

$$$$·Seafood·
Fort Lauderdale
1,915 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

3030 Ocean is definitely one of the most famous restaurants in Miami. So many publications, including Wiremag, The Food-E, and Think Magazine, have written about 3030 Ocean. Unsurprisingly, they all s...

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Romantic in Fort Lauderdale Central

Ariete

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Coconut Grove
1,149 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Creative Cuisine

Ariete has featured in some pretty high profile publications. NBC News even featured one of their chefs in an interview about Latino Food Trends. This should offer an idea about how exciting the food ...

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Contemporary American in Miami - Dade

Root & Bone – Miami

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
South Miami
1,067 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch

With owners who have traveled the world but chose to settle down in Miami, Root and Bone is a restaurant made with love. This restaurant specializes in Southern cuisine and has some nostalgic dishes o...

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Great for Brunch in West Dade

Stiltsville Fish Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
South Beach
1,836 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual

Though Stiltsville Fish Bar self describes itself as a ‘relaxed and casual neighborhood restaurant’, it actually has quite the stellar reputation in Miami. Many different publications have given this ...

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Healthy in Miami Beach

Pinch Kitchen

$$$$·American·
MiMo / Upper East Side
389 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual

Pinch Kitchen pride themselves on being meticulous about the quality of their food and service. Perhaps it is this that has seen the restaurant become such a huge success in Miami. As well as having a...

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American in Miami - Dade

Stubborn Seed

$$$$·American·
South Beach
1,477 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu

Stubborn Seed has quite the famous face working in the kitchen, so it’s no wonder it ranks amongst Miami’s most famous restaurants. Executive Chef, Jeremy Ford is a winner of the popular TV show, Top ...

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American in Miami - Dade

Rainbow Palace

$$$$·Asian·
Fort Lauderdale
886 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Rainbow Palace is one of the best examples of Chinese fine dining in the state, not just Miami. This restaurant is a beacon of style and elegance. With attentive waiting staff, a sleek and classy inte...

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Best Food in Fort Lauderdale