Where to Miami Spice this Year
Miami Spice is right around the corner and you know what that means… your favorite Miami restaurants will be serving up pre-fix menus for just $23 (lunch) and $39 (dinner)! While tons of local restaurants are participating, below are my picks for the must-try spice menus. Happy spicing!
The sand may be scorching, but Chef Adrianne’s Miami Spice menu is even hotter. This lunch will feature some of her classic dishes including her Panko Crusted Crab Cake, 24 Hr Cabernet Braised Beef Short Rib, and Dark Chocolate Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding. Miami Spice Lunch menu available Tuesday through Saturday.Click HERE for reservations.
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Feel that Puerto Rican heat right from Chef Mendín’s La Placita right in the heart of Miami Modern Architecture community! Sizzle during lunch with dishes like their Chicharron de Pescao, “La Fiambrera”, and an assortment of Puerto Rican desserts for table. Be sure to take a seat during dinner and try the Piononitos Mendin, Mofongo, and an assortment of Puerto Rican desserts for table. Miami Spice Lunch and Dinner menus available every day.
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Enjoy your summer break at PM Buenos Aires Fish & Steak, while enjoying their Miami Spice lunch and dinner menus. On your lunch break, enjoy dishes like their White Fish Ceviche, Spaghettini Pomodoro, and their famous Caramel Pancakes. Treat yourself for dinner to their delicious menu items like their Octopus Salad, Prime Ribeye, and Crème Brûlée. Miami Spice Lunch and Dinner menus available every day. Click HERE for reservations.
James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina’s, modern, American steakhouse at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, BOURBON STEAK offers a timeless dining experience that accomplishes all the traditions expected of a steakhouse with whimsical twists. The restaurant celebrates over ten years of wowing diners with its all-natural, organic, and hormone free cuts of beef tempered in herb-infused butter, then grilled over wood to order. Guests can have their choice of prime cuts ranging from Japanese A5 and American Wagyu beef or a selection of dry-age meats. A Wine Spectator Award-winning cellar offers more than 850 select wines, while the bar highlights classic American cocktails. Imagined by designer Tony Chi, the restaurant offers refined, private dining rooms and the stylish Tasting Room for parties of up to 30 guests. BOURBON STEAK is located at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa at 19999 West Country Club Drive in Aventura. For reservations, please call (786) 279-6600
CORSAIR Kitchen + Bar
An American-inspired kitchen and bar, CORSAIR offers contemporary cuisine that attracts those looking for lighter comfort food. Its open kitchen offers authentic creations designed to satisfy your palate in a friendly, sophisticated setting; a perfect gathering place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, after work or a spirited night out. Beautifully designed, the casually elegant environment flows seamlessly onto an outdoor patio overlooking a scenic tropical oasis and the resorts acclaimed championship golf courses. At CORSAIR food is fresh, simply prepared and unlike anything else. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. CORSAIR Kitchen + Bar is located at 19999 West Country Club Drive at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa. For more information, visit https://www.jwturnberry.com/
Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina
The acclaimed Mediterranean restaurant Gianni’s, provides guests an inspiring dining experience by Italian Chef Valter Mancini, in an unapologetically opulent setting. With a nod to its previous iteration as the late Gianni Versace’s home, the restaurant boasts several extravagant dining areas including the Garden Dining Room, the Roman Room decorated with romantic statues and the iconic courtyard, enclosed with a canopy overlooking the mosaic-filled pool and garden. The restaurant recently began lunch service, introducing at an approachable $39 prix fixe lunch menu. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, it is also available for private events. For hours of operation and complete menus please go to the hotel website at www.vmmiamibeach.com/gianni/
Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden
The companion concept to The Commodore, Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden, is a chic restaurant, featuring the inspired, elevated cuisine of Corporate Chef Paolo Dorigato. Operated by LDV Hospitality (the team behind Miami Beach’s acclaimed Dolce restaurant and award-winning Regent Cocktail Club), Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden is named in honor of Isabella Peacock, one of the Grove’s earliest settlers. The restaurant is comprised of a warm palette of rich, stained woods, burnished brass, cognac leather, and hints of white with deep green accents which create a space that is classic and stylish while utterly modern and welcoming. Adjacent to the restaurant is the trellised outdoor garden terrace decked with over-sized planters and lush green landscaping, natural wood tables and white and taupe woven chairs with plush cushions. The hanging pendant lights and up lighting adds an artful illumination to the space. This outdoor oasis will be a most-sought after destination for dining, cocktails, private events and social interaction. Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden is located at 3300 SW 27th Avenue at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. Breakfast is offered daily from 7AM – 11AM. Lunch is offered daily from 11AM – 3PM. Dinner is offered Sunday through Thursday from 5PM – 10PM and Friday and Saturday from 5PM – 11PM. www.isabellescoconutgrove.com
Jaya at The Setai, Miami Beach
Helmed by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, who oversees all restaurant operations, Jaya boasts standout dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, India, China and Japan. Jaya, which means ‘victory’ in Sanskrit, was named to honor The Setai’s renowned interior designer, Jaya Ibrahim and the hotel’s first decade of success. One of Miami’s most popular restaurants for elevated pan-Asian fare, Jaya incorporates many traditional culinary techniques from wok-stations to tandoor ovens. Under Chef Vijay’s skillful direction, Jaya highlights the bold flavors of Asian cuisine. The menu artfully showcases regionally-specific dishes from all around Southeast Asia – with the bountiful and transportive flavors of turmeric, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, chilies, coconut milk and tamarind. Longtime favorites include Peking Duck, Naan breads, Indian curries, Tandoor Sea Bass, Short Rib Gyoza, Truffle Dumplings and other Dim Sums. From the bar, guests can enjoy an Asian-focused mixology program – including bottled sakes, an extensive selection of rare Japanese whiskeys as well as The Setai’s ambitious wine cellar designed to complement Jaya’s complex flavor profiles. Jaya is located at 2001 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. Dinner is served Sunday – Thursday, 6PM – 10PM and Friday & Saturday, 6PM – 11PM. For reservations, please call 855.923.7899 or email email@example.com
In December 2013, New York City restaurateurs Josh Pickard, John McDonald and Chef/Partner Josh Capon opened Lure Fishbar, the Miami Beach outpost of their critically-acclaimed New York City restaurant at the iconic Loews Miami Beach Hotel. A treasure trove of fresh, creative dishes with a bustling bar scene and elegant atmosphere, Lure has become a staple for seafoodies as well as a haven for Miami locals. The menu includes an array of raw bar, crudo, and sushi bar offerings; shucked oysters and fresh shellfish are plentiful, in addition to entrees complete with surf & turf and composed plates. An eclectic bar menu includes an assortment of signature libations with cleverly crafted, nautical-themed names including the River City Ransom, the Mystery Plane and the Lifeboat. Inspired by maritime relics of the Queen Mary, the design elements at Lure Fishbar feature a commemorative yet posh, seafaring motif complete with hardwood floors, blue-plaid banquettes and shelves lined with nautical knickknacks. Lure Fishbar is located in the historic St. Moritz Tower at Loews Miami Beach Hotel – 1601 Collins Avenue. Happy Hour is available seven days a week from 6PM-7:30PM. Open for dinner nightly at 6PM. Telephone: (305) 695-4550; www.lurefishbar.com
Opened in October 2012, Toro Toro Miami, is an inventive concept by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval, known for his highly-regarded restaurants around the world. A Pan-Latin interpretation of a contemporary steakhouse, this sophisticated eatery celebrates Latin American flavors through a menu of shareable plates, craft cocktails and a sexy ambiance inside the restaurant and in the bar/lounge. Toro Toro, located in the lobby of the InterContinental Miami, accommodates parties of any size and offers two unique private dining experiences for guests looking to make their experience more memorable. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza inside the InterContinental hotel, the restaurant serves dinner nightly, lunch Monday through Friday and brunch on Sundays. The bar is also open daily. Telephone: (305)372-4710. www.
Celebrate the start to Miami Spice at Fi’lia Brickell with an unbeatable menu featuring the most innovative Italian concepts around town. Enjoy dishes ranging from the Charred Eggplant Salad, Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe, Rigatoni Bolognese and Cauliflower Pizza, as well as dessert choices such as the Cheesecake, Chocolate Budino and Italian Ice Cream Sandwich to top it all off.
Bringing the finest design with the most exquisitely prepared Japanese cuisine to Miami’s urban Brickell neighborhood, Katusya Brickell elevates the Miami Spice line-up with expertly arranged dishes such as the Miso-Glazed Black Cod, Wagyu Gyoza, Teriyaki Beef Tenderloin, Corn Crunch Roll and much more. Conclude the three-course lunch or dinner with sweet treats including the Mochi Ice Cream or Chocolate Miso Lava for a perfect end to the meal. Everyday (Lunch); Sunday-Thursday (Dinner)
Chef Daniel Boulud’s Medeterranean concept offers a variety of unbeatable dishes for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch this Miami Spice. Enjoy favorites ranging from the popular Rigatoni Alla Americana made with pecorino and iberico ham, to the traditional Moroccan Shakshuka topped with kale, goat cheese and a soft-poached egg and much more. Inspired by flavors from the Côte d’Azur Spain, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey and beyond, Miami Spice at Boulud Sud is a must-visit this Fall. Bonus: The menus rotate every two weeks! Monday-Friday (Lunch); Monday-Saturday (Dinner); Sunday (Brunch)
David Grutman’s Asian-inspired eatery and celeb hotspot Komodo is offering a variety of their best dishes for this year’s Miami Spice. Offered during lunch and dinner, highlights from the menu include: Tuna Poke, Duck Lettuce Wraps, Miso Salmon, Komodo Fried Chicken and more. Vegetarians also have plenty of options including a Vegetable Poke Bowl, Mushroom Lo Mein, and Tofu & Avocado Salad. August (Monday – Friday) / September (Sunday – Thursday)
Located in the heart of Miami’s most creative neighborhood Wynwood, Bakan is the restaurant that will transport guests to Mexico with its earthy, artsy and modern space, and wide variety of authentic regional dishes offered in both their lunch and dinner Miami Spice menus. Offerings from both menus include chicken flautas, mole negro with chicken, robalo chilenos tacos
Three, a celebration of elevated cuisine in Wynwood’s artistic neighborhood, brings a fresh and welcoming energy to its Miami Spice menu that was especially curated by its new Chef-in-Residence, Ari Taymor of Little Prince Los Angeles. Featuring dishes like Beet Toast with Burrata, Little Gem and Green Papaya Salad, Crispy Lamb Shoulder, and more, guests will indulge in a refreshing, savory and vibrant summer menu through Miami Spice. Served Tuesday through Saturday.
The latest restaurant by Brad Kilgore, Ember, is home to elevated comfort food (think shrimp & grits and fried chicken). During Miami Spice, guests are able to taste the Beef Tartare, Shrimp & Grits, and Jardin Caesar for the appetizer. For the main course, guests can choose from the Lamb Osso Bucco, Wood Grilled Wagyu Tri Tip, and Fried Chicken. Dessert will be a selection of their house favorites. Available Tuesday – Sunday
The Asian and Japanese-inspired cocktail lounge is the first joint venture for Chef Brad Kilgore and mixologist Nico de Soto where guests will experience Chef Kilgore’s take on Japanese cuisine as he incorporates his innovative cooking techniques with traditional Japanese food staples. To start, guests are able to sample the Kosho Guacamole, Ora King Salmon, or Chicken Karaage Bao Bun as a starter, the Chicken Yakitori Thigh, Barramundi Bass, and XO Rice Bowl as a main course, and the Kakigori, Graffiti Chocolate, Shiitake Creme Brulee, as options for dessert. Served Tuesday to Saturday
During Miami Spice, diners will be able to enjoy Alter’s eclectic menu starting with the famed Soft Egg, Bay Scallop Crudo, or the Maitake Mushroom. For the main course, guests can choose from the Rock Shrimp Risotto, Arctic Char, or Smoked Koji Duck. For dessert, there is the choice of either Radish & Cheese or The Nest. Available Tuesday to Sunday
David Grutman and Pharrell’s Miami Design District hotspot, Swan, is serving up a selection of their luxe dishes for Miami Spice. Brunch lovers can enjoy the $23 menu seven days a week, featuring indulgent dishes such as the Bourbon Caramel Cinnamon Roll, Baked Eggs, and French Toast, to name a few. During dinner, guests can get a bang for their buck with a menu of Swan’s signature dishes such as the Swan Caesar, Branzino, Rigatoni, Seared Scallops NY Strip, and Tuna Carpaccio. Brunch (Monday – Sunday) / Dinner (Sunday-Thursday)
Located within the mid beach oasis The Confidante Miami Beach, Bird & Bone brings Southern charm to an unbeatable Miami Spice dinner menu. Offering dishes such as the Skillet Heirloom Cornbread, Honey Baked Salmon and of course the Bird & Bone Burger topped with house-made Comeback Sauce and served with hot-spiced hand-cut French fries, a trip to Bird & Bone is a must for Miami Spice. Opened Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Created by James Beard award-winning chef, The Bazaar by Jose Andres is bringing its mix of sophisticated cuisine, artful service and playful theatrics to Miami Spice with a delectable five-course meal. Featuring a snack, verduras tradicional, fruits and vegetables, carnes y mariscos, and desserts category, guests can expect to indulge in signature items like the Gazpacho Patricia, Papas Canarias, and Cuban Coffee Rubbed Ribeye among other specialties at just $39/person. Guests are welcomed to add on to this one-of-a-kind dining experience with a Spanish wine flight featuring six selected houses for $55.
Myles Chefetz’s Prime Italian offers modernized versions of Italian classics like the Kobe Lasagna Bolognese and Chicken Parmesan with Bufala Mozzarella. These dishes can be found on the Miami Spice menu along with Branzino and House Made Fettuccine Primavera made with seasonal vegetables. For dessert, indulge in an Assortment of Mini Cannolis for the perfect final touch on a great meal. Available Monday through Sunday.