Sunny Isles Beach: Dining

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By: Shayne Benowitz

Sunny Isles Beach is a bastion for tranquility, relaxation, and opulence, and dining is at the forefront of the social scene. Whether it's a healthy lunch or splurging at a luxurious resort, it seems that a sprawling patio al fresco is always appropriate here. Whatever your dining style or your budget, you'll find a tasty restaurant in Sunny Isles Beach that caters to you. Discover exactly what makes South Florida cuisine so delicious—think, fresh citrus fruit, locally caught fish and a melting pot of cultures showcasing their sumptuous dishes.

Caracol Restaurant

Located inside the all-suite Marenas Beach Resort, you will find the Caracol Restaurant with it's two-story-high windows overlookng the glittering waters of the Atlantic. Not only will you be taking in a breathtaking ocean view, but also delighting in a succulent blending of American and Latin cuisine as you do. Experience a blend of fresh and local ingredients that Chef Carlos Candelaria has perfectly fused together to tempt your palate. Try his version of the traditional lox and cream cheese in the delectable Zarina Flatbread with a boursin cheese spread, smoked salmon and capers or perhaps your tastes travel more along the lines of that sea view with a Cilantro Ceviche Del Mar that includes such ocean staples as shrimp, fish and calamari. Just make sure to save room for desert and thier take on a traditional coconut flan perfectly complimented with a strawberry glaze and topped with fresh mint.

Kitchen 305

Boasting an amazing all-you-can-eat fresh whole lobster "Lobster Madness" offer on the menu, it's no wonder that people from all over the world flock to the Sunny Isles' favorite Kitchen 305 when traveling to Miami. Add on the "Bottomless Wine" and you have an incredible evening at an incredible price for both Miami tourists and locals. This chic restaurant located inside the beautiful Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort showcases an amazing American-eclectic dining experience that not only includes the aformentioned lobster special, but also a delicious self-named 305 Caesar Salad with roasted tomoatoes and a luxurious anchovy dressing as well as a Texas Bouillabaisse that includes even more lobster (as if you could ever get enough), mussels, clams, scallops and other seafood delights in a tomato based broth that will leave your mouth in a state of pure bliss. With special dining offers most days - including a $3 taco Tuesday and $15 margarita carafe special - this amazing Sunny Isles' restaurant will keep you coming back until you try them all.

Il Mulino New York

The quintessential fine dining experience in Sunny Isles Beach can be found at Il Mulino New York at the luxurious Acqualina Resort & Spa. With its original outpost in New York City's Greenwich Village, the Il Mulino Sunny Isles Beach location feels like you've entered an elegant Mediterranean villa on the Cote d'Azur. Recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award, the authentic Italian cuisine is matched by impeccable service. Start with oysters on the half shell and move onto succulent pasta selections, like the pappardelle with salsiccia sausage or the wild mushroom risotto. Other delicacies include the branzino Italian sea bass and the veal Milanese with arugula. At the end of the meal, why not enjoy your dessert or a glass of wine on the palatial pool deck and enjoy the sea breeze in true Sunny Isles Beach style. You'll want to make your reservation for Il Mulino today.

Fresh American Bistro

F.A.B. is located in Solé on the Ocean Resort and Spa in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach. This modern classic restaurant overlooks the Atlantic Ocean from a sleek, yet intimate, dining room and is overseen by Michelin-starred executive Chef Philippe Ruiz. This culinary dining gem is dedicated to fresh and seasonal cuisine that highlights ingredients from local farms, fisherman, and artisan producers so you will notice the Fresh American Bistro menu change according to the freshest available ingredients. Serving a perfect blend of classic American favorites created with classic French techniques, here you will find small plates such as a mini truffled Floridian buratina with speck ham and fig balsamic vinegar and ahi tuna seared with a quail egg to tease your taste buds alingside a more hardy Florida Coast black grouper that can be had grilled or seared. If you are in the mood for red, try the 16 oz. grass-fed T-bone porterhouse with your choice of sauces ranging from smoked red wine to a bourbon malt reduction. They also have $1 oyster specials and an unlimited Sunday buffet to enjoy all while enjoying the beautiful ocean view from your table.

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