Home to an extensive variety of drool-worthy restaurants, homey cafés, and entertaining bars, this is a spot no one can seem to get enough of. And with solid reason. Yes, you may find yourself staring at the same license plate for who knows how long on your way to your favorite local haunt, but when it comes to getting to indulge in some of Miami’s most iconic dishes and cocktails, the inconvenience of Brickell traffic is small potatoes. Plus, given that we’re rewarded with supremely tasty food, we’re prone to forgive just about anything.
Whether you’re in the mood for fresh seafood, authentic Italian cuisine, or Peruvian-inspired flavors, you’re sure to find something to love in this vibrant Miami neighborhood.
Our Favorites in Brickell
Brickell is seemingly no short of delectable munchies at any time of the day. Yet, its newest addition, Cafe Americano is already establishing itself as the prime spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and fancy cocktails. The Latin-inspired diner has dishes to pique anyone’s interest from loved far and wide American classics, to pizza, pasta, and picante mains – all served in a subdued tropical diner ambiance with a retro flair. Some mouthwatering options include the mojo chicken avocado salad (pulled chicken marinated to perfection and served alongside a melange of the utmost bursting flavors and textures); the brunch burger (maple bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar, black pepper maple aioli, and a fried egg — oh my!); or for our vegetarian compadres there’s the molten cauliflower parmesan, drenched in marinara and molten mozzarella and served table-side with linguine marinara. Sheesh. You’ll surely need some smooth sips here and the mixologist has got you covered with a grand array of tropical cocktails, mocktails, and funky drafts.
The best restaurants in Brickell are not just good; they are extraordinary, and Toscana Divino is the very epitome of extraordinary. Eating there is like going to a concert for your tastebuds. You know you’re about to experience something extraordinary, and you can’t wait for the show to begin. If you’re looking for a taste of Tuscany in the heart of Miami, this is the place to go. The upscale Italian mainstay serves up traditional dishes with a modern twist, using only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients, with a serious focus on sustainability. From homemade pasta and risotto to succulent meats and seafood, everything on the menu is crafted and sourced with meticulous attention to detail, and choosing what exactly you’ll stick your fork in will surely be the hardest decision you have to make here.
The menu offers authentic Italian dishes such as Octopus Puttanesca, Vitello Tonnato, and Battuta di Carne. Other local favorites include spaghetti, Risotto ai Funghi, Lamb Chops, and various steak options, with ingredients like capers, olives, arugula, truffle, and potatoes. On the sweet side, Tiramisu and Panna Cotta are highly recommended.
Peruvian cuisine lovers, prepare to be brought to tears. Of joy. La Mar is famous for its ceviche, tiradito, and other seafood specialties, but the menu doesn’t stop there. They serve a variety of Peruvian favorites like lomo saltado, aji de gallina, and chaufa. Aside from the incredible food, you’ll be able to bask in some pretty stunning waterfront views (best enjoyed with a pisco sour in hand)—if you can snag a table outside.
La Mar is located at 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
River Oyster Bar
As the name might suggest, seafood is the star of the show at River Oyster Bar. Their oysters, on which the limelight rightly shines, are top-tier and flown in from all over the United States. As for the rest of the seafood, it’s sourced from local purveyors and fishermen as often as possible, and it’s sustainable. This upscale/casual seafood spot has been a popular place for locals and visitors since 2003. Expect an extensive raw bar and an array of cooked seafood dishes, like the classic ceviche and the seared tuna. Not a fan of bivalves or seafood in general? Not a problem. Equal care is placed into all dishes, and there’s something for everyone.
River Oyster Bar is located at 33 SE 7th St, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
Best Italian Restaurants In Brickell
Cipriani’s elegant atmosphere and top-notch service make it an ideal spot for celebrating special occasions. The menu features classic Italian dishes with a contemporary twist, including a wide variety of pasta, seafood, and meat dishes. Don’t miss out on trying their carpaccio or bellinis, both of which were thought to have been invented by Cipriani’s original owner Giuseppe Cipriani at the legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice.
Cipriani is located at 465 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
Looking for a romantic meal with a gorgeous view of the Miami River? Make your way to Il Gabbiano for that and then some. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the restaurant’s panoramic views are stunning, and their food follows suit. The modern, fine-dining Italian seafood restaurant boasts a large variety of fresh seafood, meat, and homemade pasta dishes not to be missed.
Il Gabbiano is located at 335 S Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t include at least one pizza spot on this list, and Stanzione 87 is just the place. The rustic-chic Italian pizzeria serves a variety of pasta and main course options, but the real showstopper is its authentic Neapolitan pizza, which is made with dough that has rested for at least 24 hours and using only high-quality ingredients. Your pizza is made in front of you by the pizzaiolo and then baked to perfection in a wood-fired oven.
Stanzione 87 is located at 87 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website.
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Best Sushi Restaurants In Brickell
Kaori brings modern elegance to new heights with a strong emphasis on fresh ingredients and traditional Japanese techniques. They offer a wide variety of sushi options, including traditional and specialty rolls, sashimi, and ceviche. The best way to sample a little bit of everything is by ordering their tasting menu, which is a great way to try a variety of dishes. All dishes are served family style and intended to be shared.
Kaori is located at 871 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website.
Get ready for a variety of traditional and creative sushi options like Crunchy Maki or Sushi Tacos. This Tokyo-inspired Izakaya serves up masterfully crafted Nikkei cuisine in a modern-meets-traditional environment complete with natural materials and a cherry tree-lined dining room. Expect a great selection of small plates, sliders, and sides, as well as a variety of sake, beer, and wine options.
Paperfish is located at 1421 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
If you don’t already know, Pubbelly doles out an Asian-fusion dining experience like no other. Expect a diverse range of sushi options, from classic favorites like California and tuna rolls to unique concoctions such as the Wagyu Beef Roll and the fan favorite Butter Krab Roll, as well as an abundance of sashimi and creative snacks and grilled items. The atmosphere of the restaurant is both casual and trendy, making it the perfect spot for a night out with friends.
Pubbelly is located at 701 S Miami Ave Suite 421, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
Head to our Best Sushi in Brickell page for more options.
Best Breakfast In Brickell
B Bistro + Bakery
For some of us, the best time of the day is breakfast. B Bistro is a French-inspired café that makes this wonderful time even better with delicious breakfast options in a cozy, casual setting. Think traditional French breakfast items like croissants, crepes, and quiches, as well as a selection of American-style breakfast dishes like pancakes and eggs. Definitely save room for their famous crème brûlée French toast, it’s a must-have.
B Bistro + Bakery is located at 600 Brickell Ave #175, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
Crema is a cozy café that serves up the type of coffee you only dream about alongside a plethora of breakfast items. Omelets, waffles, pancakes and pastries are to be expected, but other interesting dishes make appearances too, like caramelized banana and Nutella crepes, and a breakfast bowl with quinoa and yogurt.
Crema is located at 1010 Brickell Ave Suite C 100, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
Organic and healthy is the name of the game at Pura Vida. They offer an abundance of breakfast items such as smoothie bowls, açaí bowls, and avocado toast as well as traditional options like eggs and bacon. They also have a variety of gluten-free and vegan options, that are equally as delicious. Expect a lively atmosphere if you visit during the weekends.
Pura Vida is located at 1104 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website.
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Best Brunches In Brickell
This charming French-inspired brunch spot serves up a hearty variety of brunch options, like the classic Croque-Monsieur and French toast. They also offer quiches, danishes and fruit yogurt, and granola options, as well as mimosas, coffees, and teas.
Atelier Monnier is located at 48 Brickell Ave Ste #120, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
Crazy About You
This Mediterranean-inspired bistro knows how to do brunch right. From Shakshuka and Mediterranean Omelet to small plates, sandwiches, and salads, there’s no shortage of options on the menu, and everyone is bound to find something they like. The waterfront views don’t hurt either.
Crazy About You is located at 1155 Brickell Bay Dr #101, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
Moxies is a casual, contemporary eatery that serves up a variety of brunch options, like the classic Eggs Benedict, Brioche Bites, Breakfast Tacos, and Vegetarian Huevos Rancheros. Finish off with one of their Espresso Martinis, and you’re golden.
Moxies is located at 900 S Miami Ave #161, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website.
Brickell abounds with brunch options. Visit our Best Brunches in Brickell article.
Best Restaurants In Brickell City Center
Est. 33 Thai Craft Brewery & Kitchen
Est. 33 is a Thai-inspired brewpub that offers a unique blend of Asian dishes made with American barbecue techniques. Expect a variety of delicious Thai dishes like Pad Thai and Tom Kha Gai, as well as a selection of Thai-inspired beers, many of which are brewed in-house.
Est. 33 Thai Craft Brewery & Kitchen is located at 701 S Miami Ave, Unit 412A Brickell City Centre, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
When you’re craving Ropa Vieja in Brickell, one offering seems to reign supreme: Marabu’s coal-fired Cuban cuisine. Prepare yourself for the classics, like Lechon Asado, Vaca Frita de Pollo, Enchilado de Camarones and so much more.
Marabu is located at 701 S Miami Ave Fl 4, Center Suite 422, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
Quinto La Huella
Grilled meats are the focus of this traditional and contemporary South American eatery. Overlooking Brickell City Center and the Miami skyline, Quinto La Huella offers uses an open-fire parrilla and wood-fired oven for many of its protein dishes, including its fresh catches, which you’ll find under “Pesca del Dia.” They also have a raw bar, as well as classic and specialty rolls and a platter that comes with the chef’s daily selections.
Quinto La Huella is located at 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
This mercado-style taqueria mixes traditional cooking techniques and recipes with more avant-garde approaches for a result that is definitely worth the hype. Once there, you’ll be able to choose from different stations including Tacos (made with homemade corn tortillas, colorful Ceviches y Tostadas, Desserts, Salads, and Juices.
Tacology is located at 4th Brickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
Brickell City Centre has more dining options. Check out more of our favorites here.
Best Restaurants In Mary Brickell Village
North Italia is an upscale Italian restaurant known for using only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients in its traditional Italian dishes. You’ll find an extensive menu featuring shareable small plates, chef’s boards, salads, pizzas, sandwiches, pasta, and entrées, as well as cocktails, bubbles, sangria, wines, and beers.
North Italia is located at 900 S Miami Ave #111, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website.
This glamorous London eatery made its way down to Miami to great success, and with a kitchen helmed by chef director and Michelin-starred Björn Weissgerber, it’s no surprise. Their menu is chockful of various options, including snacks, caviar, oysters, tartares, tempura dishes, skewers and gyoza, wagyu, signature maki, omakase, and so much more.
Sexy Fish is located at 1001 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website.
Best Bars In Brickell
Better Days is a lounge and bar with a great view of the city and enough dancing to fill anyone’s quota easily. They offer a wide variety of cocktails, wine, and a selection of light bites and games.
Better Days is located at 75 SE 6th St, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
Blackbird Ordinary is a casual and lively bar that offers a variety of creative cocktails, beer and wine. They also have a great selection of small plates, and a lively atmosphere often complete with live music acts.
Blackbird Ordinary is located at 729 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their Instagram.
Tobacco Road by Kush
For a trip down nostalgia lane, head to the funky dive known as Tobacco Road by Kush, a tribute to the popular watering hole days of the old Tobacco Road. Expect weekday happy hour specials, live events, and an all-around good time.
Tobacco Road by Kush is located at 650 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website.
For more bars in Brickell, check out our Best Bars in Brickell roundup.