By: Kara Franker
Where to dine, shop and play in Sunset Harbour.
From its prime location on the bayside of Miami Beach, Sunset Harbour boasts trendy shops, intimate restaurants, and some of Miami’s most beautiful water views. Just a few steps from Lincoln Road, Sunset Harbour has become one of Miami’s most popular boutique neighborhoods for shopping and dining.
Head to this neighborhood hotspot for an afternoon stroll, peek in and out of its storefronts, grab a cup of coffee or sip on a smoothie for a surprising reprieve from bustling South Beach.
Where to Eat
Sunset Harbour has become known for its eclectic lineup of top restaurant options. Head to Sushi Garage for Japanese fare with a Miami twist, and order everything from sushi, nigiri and hand rolls, to tempura dishes, different varieties of grilled fish, noodles, soups and salads made with locally-sourced ingredients. Started by the same unstoppable team behind Lincoln Road’s Juvia, this neighborhood Asian spot fuses good food with trendy vibes – and it's housed in an old auto repair shop.
For another spin on Southeast Asian cuisine, NaiYaRa is all the rage. It makes traditional Asian dinner a little more glamorous, serving up options like Pad Thai, five-spiced Vietnamese fish with stir-fried scallions, spicy-sweet chili chicken wings, and much more.
Another option, La Moderna, takes you to Rome, Italy. Helmed by the same team that owns and operates Fratelli La Bufala, this intimate Italian spot promises delectable dishes like spaghetti with caviar, oyster and crispy leeks; squid-ink ravioli stuffed with cod and served with saffron sauce; and a full bar with guest bartenders from Italy and elsewhere in Europe.
Just a few doors down, options like Icebox Café, a popular neighborhood joint that started as a bakery, now known for its “new American” fare and global menu and is always packed.
Another outpost of Panther Coffee, everyone’s favorite small-batch roasted coffee spot, is also located in Sunset Harbour, as is JugoFresh, a top locale for cold-pressed juices and organic smoothies.
Finally, for comfort food like you’ve never had before, head to Burger & Beer Joint or Pubbelly. The first serves up an impressive menu of gourmet half-pound burgers, while Pubbelly promises sexy gastro pub fare like $6 pork belly “McBelly” sliders, short rib, duck confit ravioli, kimchee fried rice, Pubbelly ramen and more.
Where to Shop
In between Sunset Harbour’s popular restaurants, gyms, juice bars and more, this trendy block boasts some of the best boutique shopping in Miami Beach. Head to Eberjey for Miami’s own lingerie, loungewear and swimwear brand, and browse through beautiful nightgowns, bralettes, bikinis, kids swimwear and more as you breath in the sweet smell of its scented candles (they’re enough of a reason to visit).
Another trendy boutique, Blush, has spots throughout Miami. If you’re in Sunset Harbour, stop by for “it” girl favorites like crop tops, jean shorts, dresses, rompers, and everything else you need to be the perfect fashionista.
If comfort is what you seek, Peace Love World’s cotton-driven line of tanks, tees, sweatpants, dresses, leggings and more is made with some of the softest pima cotton on earth. Adding to its allure, Alina Villasante, the visionary behind the brand, weaves in messages of love, kindness and global awareness to each item in her collection, inspiring passersby with her positive vibes.
Finally, Sunset Harbour isn’t just for the ladies. At Cottage Miami, men can find unique clothing items just for him; from soft weekend hoodies and beachy tanks, to tees, pants and more that let the men of Miami bring out their own inspired, personal style.
What to Do
Just down the road you’ll find popular nightlife options like Purdy Lounge, or on Lincoln Road, Balans, Segafredo and Hoffbrau Beerhall.
Stay on Lincoln Road for more top shopping and dining options like Meat Market, Sparkle and Shine Darling and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Or pop into Books & Books, Miami’s favorite independent bookstore, for a glass of wine and a good read. Of course, just a few blocks east, it’s hard to miss Miami’s main attraction: its beaches.
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