Miami Art Week is around the corner, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots to keep you fed during the festivities. Whether you’re attending the main Art Basel event on South Beach or other Miami Art week events on the mainland and beyond, you should stop by these eateries to fuel up.
If you want a nice quiet meal amidst all the Art Week happenings, look no further than Ironside Pizza, which is home to some of the best pizzas in Miami. The secluded eatery features classic pies, gourmet pizzas, white pizzas, calzones… Pizza lovers are in heaven here. If you don’t feel like pizza, Ironside serves up some tasty paninis that are just as impressive. The menu is large, so you can visit all week long and experience something new each time.
Art Basel guests seeking something quick and affordable should stop by Lobster Shack’s Lincoln Road location. It’s just a few minutes from the show, and you can be in and out in under 30 minutes. The restaurant’s claim to fame is its signature lobster served chilled or warm, but there’s plenty of other seafood to go around. And unlike the other places on Lincoln Road, this is no tourist trap –it’s the real deal.
Mandolin Aegean Bistro
Before we start praising Mandolin Aegean Bistro, don’t even think about visiting the Mediterranean restaurant during Art Week without a reservation –you’re going to be waiting forever. Make your reservation now if you haven’t. With that out of the way, prepare for a wonderful dining experience. Mandolin has been a neighborhood favorite for years due to its varied menu, great service, and consistent food. Food is best shared here, so get a few dishes per person. Our recommendations: the mussels, cheese saganaki, grilled octopus, manti dumplings, and moussaka.
Mandolin Aegean Bistro is located at 4312 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website.
Wynwood is one of the significant neighborhoods for Miami Art Week, so expect to spend a lot of time on your feet. When you need a break, check out Momosan Wynwood for some stellar Asian cuisine. Dumplings, bao buns, and sushi rolls are just a few of the delectable specialties at this restaurant from renowned chef Morimoto. That said, ramen is the main attraction here with varieties like tonkotsu, Tokyo chicken, tsukemen, and tan-tan. For the quality you’re getting, the prices at Momosan are a steal.
Momosan Wynwood is located at 415 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Just a few minutes north of the Design District and Wynwood, Patio Isola is close enough to a lot of the Miami Art Week action without being in the heart of it. If you need a breather, escape to Patio Isola for dinner and enjoy Italian delights like rigatoni alla vodka, arancini, veal chops, and so much more—you’re going to need all these delicious carbs to get you through the week.
RED South Beach
When you have some downtime at the Miami Beach Convention Center, hop in an Uber and make your way down to RED South Beach. The premier SoFi steakhouse is home to an extensive list of exquisite meats like c.a.b. porterhouse, ribeye, and tomahawks. While steak is the restaurant’s bread and butter, the seafood and pastas here are also among the neighborhood’s best. No matter what you order, it’s going to be great. Take a peek at the wine list while you’re at it; it’s one of the larger lists in town, and it’s packed with cool selections.