Elevate your lunch game with these upscale eateries that serve up exquisite mid-day meals. It’s about time you treat yourself:
Level up lunch with a visit to CHICA Miami, where Latin flavors abound. Mezcal cured salmon tostadas, compressed watermelon salad, seafood arroz negro, and frita burgers are just a few of the flavorful lunch selections available during the week here. There’s a full bar here, so take advantage of fun cocktails such as Living My Best Life, a lychee martini-inspired creation. For non-drinkers, the zero-proof Garden Spritz is worth a look and the premium price tag.
CHICA Miami is located at 5556 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website.
Mediterranean fare is perfect for lunch—it’s not too light and it’s not too heavy. And at Costa Med, you’ll find some of the highest-quality Mediterranean cuisine in the city. The Key Biscayne institution serves an extensive menu full of lavish lunchtime (and dinnertime) delights, including burrata and prosciutto, Creole tuna tataki, pear and gorgonzola ravioli, and veal chop. You can visit every day of the week and still not make a dent in this menu—there are just so many delicious selections. In other words, expect to become a lunchtime regular.
When it comes to exceptional seafood, Estiatorios Milos delivers in spades. The Miami Beach restaurant serves up fish in all forms: raw, cured, grilled, fried … the list goes on. Expect to find the usual suspects like tuna and salmon as well as less common selections (at least in Miami) like sea bream, turbot, and Dover sole. While there are a few meat dishes on the menu, you’re not here for those—you’re here for the fish.
Estiatorios Milos is located at 730 1st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
When you need a break from shopping at Bal Harbour Shops, pop into Le Zoo for a Parisian-inspired lunch. The French restaurant is home to a vast menu that’s loaded with standouts like warm shrimp salad, steak frites, moules frites, and trout amandine. Should you feel extra fancy, there’s a nice selection of caviar and raw bar items to start your meal (or double as your meal—these portions are large). Dessert is always a must here, too: The dark chocolate pot de crème is an absolute delight.
Le Zoo is located at 9700 Collins Avenue, #135, Miami Beach, FL 33154. For more information, visit their official website.
Love Italian food and people watching? You can enjoy both at Toscana Divino, Brickell’s premier Italian eatery. The Mary Brickell Village staple offers an assortment of tasty bites such as octopus puttanesca, steak tartare, black seafood spaghetti, and more all day long. Dining here for lunch is a bit of a splurge, but move your budget around to make it work—you’ll be glad you did.