We all know that dining out can be an expensive hobby, but what if budget isn’t an issue for you—or someone else is paying? If either of those is the case, then you want to go all out and splurge at these seven amazing Miami restaurants.
Head down Biscayne Bay to visit the neighborhood gem that is Costa Med. The Mediterranean-inspired eatery features a vast menu of delights that are worth every penny. Begin your decadent meal with Creole tuna Takaki and steak tartare, then dive face first into lobster ravioli, seared scallops, and steak Milanese… The sky’s the limit here. There’s so much to try, so make sure to plan for repeat visits.
Costa Med is located at 260 Crandon Boulevard, #46, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. For more information, visit their official website.
A decadent Aegean meal awaits at Doya in Wynwood. Pulling inspiration from the Mediterranean and Middle East, the menu at Doya will make your mouth water: beef dumplings, grilled octopus, butter shrimp, whole grilled branzino… You’re in for a treat. Dishes are meant for sharing, so splurge a bit and get a little bit of everything for the full experience. The place’s beautiful décor is worth the visit alone; your Instagram will blow up.
Doya is located at 347 NW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Jia is a relatively new upscale Chinese concept in South of Fifth. The dinner club is big on private dining, and the concept’s menu features an assortment of tasty specialties. Some highlights include the spicy and sour seafood soup, the black truffle sticky rice, the short rib dumplings, and the roasted Mongolian cumin lamb rack. It’s a lively spot, so if you’re looking for something a little more laid back, go elsewhere. But if it’s a party vibe you want, this is the place to be.
Jia is located at 808 First Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
For some of the freshest fish in town, look no further than Kosushi in South of Fifth. The Japanese eatery is known for its top-notch sushi and shareable plates. You could just load up on rolls, but your best bet is to pick from all the sections: hot dishes, cold dishes, etc. The menu is large and a lot to take in, so if you can’t make up your mind, opt for the Chef’s Choice to eliminate any guesswork. Regardless of whether you opt for the tasting or order a la carte, Kosushi won’t disappoint.
Osteria Del Teatro
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a larger menu of Italian specialties than the one at Osteria Del Teatro. The Ocean Drive staple not only features a delectable selection of pastas and proteins, but it’s also an ideal spot for people watching; you get a front-row seat to the crazy characters that comprise Ocean Drive (and South Beach as a whole). When it comes to the offerings, think rigatoni Amatriciana, mushroom polenta, local red snapper, and veal scallopini. There’s also a “Verbal Menu” for regulars in the know. If you have deep pockets, make sure to go all out here.
Osteria Del Teatro is located at 1200 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
RED South Beach
We won’t mince words here: RED South Beach is one of the best steakhouses in the city—and you can take that to the bank. For years, the steakhouse has put out delicious cuts that have wowed locals and visitors alike.
The steakhouse’s original location is long gone, but the quality has remained consistent throughout the restaurant’s recent transformation. Expect to find c.a.b. prime NY strip, filet mignon, prime rib eye, prime porterhouse, and more among the steak offerings; the list is too long to type out. Not a fan of steak? No problem: RED has something for everyone, including seafood and pastas dishes. Don’t forget to take a look at the wine list full of rare finds—especially if someone else is picking up the tab.
RED South Beach is located at 801 South Pointe Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
Over on the mainland, Toscana Divino is among the top Italian eateries in Brickell—and South Florida. There’s a delicious reason the restaurant has withstood the test of time at Mary Brickell Village, while everything around it has come and gone. Splurge on appetizing items like the tagliere Toscano, caviar and potato, burrata caprese, and spinach and ricotta tortelli—to name a few. Feeling extra hungry? Opt for larger platters like the Fiorentine Dinner that comes with a charcuterie board, pastas, and the restaurant’s signature porterhouse steak. And don’t get us started about the wine list – there are hundreds upon hundreds of wines to choose from.
Toscana Divino is located at 900 South Miami Avenue, #185, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website