The Most Famous Restaurants in Miami

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:CRUST, Ferraro's Kitchen, Sea Watch Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Downtown Miami / Miami River District, MiMo / Upper East Side, Fort Lauderdale

CRUST

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown Miami / Miami River District
2,074 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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 authRead more
95% recommended
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Ferraro's Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
MiMo / Upper East Side
621 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 ofRead more
96% recommended
Best Food in Miami / Southeast Florida

Sea Watch Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Fort Lauderdale
6,107 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
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 seaRead more
95% recommended
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Catfish Dewey's

$$$$·Seafood·
Oakland Park
880 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Worth the Drive
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 servRead more
94% recommended
Seafood in Ft. Lauderdale - Broward County

Ghee - Downtown Dadeland

$$$$·Indian·
Kendall / Kendall West
696 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • 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 - Read more
99% recommended
Healthy in Miami - Dade County

The Cook and The Cork

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Coral Springs
678 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
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 takesRead more
95% recommended

The Redlander Restaurant at Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Homestead
388 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 restauranRead more
86% recommended

Cafe Martorano

$$$$·Italian·
Fort Lauderdale
2,487 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
  • Authentic
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 ownRead more
93% recommended
Italian in Miami / Southeast Florida
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La Vie Lebanese Restaurant

$$$$·Lebanese·
Pompano Beach
912 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
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 foodRead more
98% recommended

Casa Calabria

$$$$·Italian·
Fort Lauderdale
667 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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 Read more
93% recommended
Best Food in Ft. Lauderdale - Broward County

Ortanique on the Mile

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Coral Gables / Coral Way / Little Havana
1,718 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Having been open for more than twenty years, Ortanique on The Mile has had plenty of time to garner a great reputation. Like with every Ortanique restaurant, the team that runs OrtRead more
98% recommended
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3030 Ocean

$$$$·Seafood·
Fort Lauderdale
1,733 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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. UnsurpRead more
82% recommended

Ariete

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Coconut Grove
871 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 hoRead more
84% recommended
Contemporary American in Miami - Dade County

Root & Bone – Miami

$$$$·Southern·
South Miami
632 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 somRead more
92% recommended

Stiltsville Fish Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Miami Beach / South Beach
1,219 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
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 publicatiRead more
89% recommended
Great for Lunch in Miami / Southeast Florida

Pinch Kitchen

$$$$·American·
MiMo / Upper East Side
301 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
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 MiamiRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Miami / Southeast Florida

Stubborn Seed

$$$$·American·
Miami Beach / South Beach
991 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 pRead more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Miami / Southeast Florida

Rainbow Palace

$$$$·Asian·
Fort Lauderdale
750 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • 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 sRead more
91% recommended
Asian in Miami / Southeast Florida

Tuyo

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Miami / Miami River District
1,042 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
There are many reasons why Tuyo is amongst the most famous restaurants in Miami, but one of them has to be the view. Located in the top of the Miami Culinary Institute building, TuRead more
95% recommended
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Lobster Bar Sea Grille- Miami Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Miami Beach / South Beach
1,321 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Lobster Bar Sea Grille has locations in both Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach, each with plenty of merit to offer. This restaurant is famous for its ‘Live Lobster Experience’ as welRead more
92% recommended
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