Hot Miami Restaurants To Try During Miami Spice

Sushi at Komodo


Sushi at Komodo

By Kara Franker

Check out these Miami hotspots during Miami Spice 2017

Here are some hot restaurants you must try before summer is over, during Miami's sizzling Miami Spice restaurant months. Kicking off August 1 and running through September 30, Miami Spice is the perfect opportunity to dine at the best restaurants in Miami for a fraction of the price. Participating restaurants feature three-course menus at reduced prices: lunch $23 and dinner $39. Some even offer brunch.

Insider Tips: In addition to tempting your taste buds with their delicious Miami Spice menus, participating restaurants also post other types of specials like group dining discounts and happy hours. Be sure to ask if there are any additional specials you may not know about — that margarita might suddenly become a two-for-one steal. Your dining adventure is just a click away. OpenTable makes reserving your spot and securing your table easy, just log on and see what times and dates are available. Be sure to check each individual restaurant's weekly Miami Spice offerings. Some offer dinner only; some do not offer Miami Spice menus on certain days of the week.

Here are a few hotspots worth trying on Miami's mainland.

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Komodo - Brickell

A destination for contemporary Southeast Asian cuisine by David Grutman, the man who keeps LIV and Story nightclubs packed with Hollywood's A-listers, Komodo is one of Brickell's hottest dining spots. Menu highlights include Peking duck, lobster dynamite rolls with crispy quinoa and the namesake Komodo roll with wild mushrooms, white soy, tempura enoki and truffle oil. During Miami Spice, try the Wagyu beef dumplings and the tuna and toro roll with tuna tataki, spicy tuna toro, avocado, sesame and eel sauce. End the evening with the Komodo baked Alaska made of key lime yuzu ice cream, orange chiffon cake and graham crackers.

See the Komodo Miami Spice Special Menu from August 1- September 30 and book your reservation today.

801 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131

    Lightkeepers – Key Biscayne

    Named as an homage to the lighthouse keepers who watched over Key Biscayne's historic Cape Florida Lighthouse in the 1800s, Lightkeepers is a casually elegant new restaurant and bar at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. You'll love the ocean views, coastal-inspired dining room, and menu featuring locally-sourced Florida ingredients like cheese from Winter Park, beef from Ocoee, and snapper from Key West. Start out with the chef's daily selection of east coast oysters. Try the Josper roasted flank steak with Florida citrus and herb marinated, roasted and truffled marbled potatoes, as well as blistered tomato cluster. And finish it off with a papaya and passion fruit pavlova with coconut sorbet.

    See the Lightkeepers Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne's Miami Spice Special Menu from August 1- September 30 and book your reservation today.

    455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

      Edge, Steak & Bar – Downtown

      Located at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Edge, Steak & Bar features a contemporary American menu from acclaimed Executive Chef Aaron Brooks and highlights seasonal ingredients complemented by spices and herbs from the restaurant's garden. Get your taste buds rolling and start out with the coconut cauliflower soup with apple and almond salsa and dusted with vadouvan spice. Nosh on tomato and ricotta ravioli accompanied by summer squash, basil pesto and roasted pine nuts. Make it a sweet ending with white peach semifreddo compressed stone fruit salad topped with hazelnut oat crumble.

      See the Edge, Steak & Bar Miami Spice Special Menu from August 1- September 30 and book your reservation today.

      1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131

        Zuma – Downtown

        A perennial hotspot since opening its doors, Zuma restaurant has been graced by everyone from Beyonce to David Beckham. This stylish Japanese stunner inside the EPIC Hotel is a London transplant serving the freshest and most crave-worthy sushi in town. It's prime for power lunches, sexy drinks at the bar or romantic dinners overlooking the Miami River. It's also popular for its weekend champagne brunch, which features a lavish buffet, made-to-order entrees and a dessert spread fit for a king. Begin with salmon tuna tartar, followed by truffle rice donburi with mushrooms, quail egg and Japanese vegetables. Don't leave without ordering the chocolate caramel cremeux.

        See the Zuma Miami Spice Special Menu from August 1- September 30 and book your reservation today.

        270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL 33131

          BLT Prime – Doral

          Offering indoor and outdoor seating with panoramic views of the iconic Blue Monster golf course, BLT Prime at Trump National Doral Resort is a modern American steakhouse that serves the finest beef available. You can't go wrong with the Hamachi sashimi with avocado, breakfast radish and drizzled with chili yuzu dressing. Then opt for the grilled flat iron steak with a side of barbeque corn and bacon chimichurri. Finish the evening strong with chocolate pot de crème and raspberries with mint Chantilly cream.

          See the BLT Prime Miami Spice Special Menu from August 1- September 30 and book your reservation today.

          4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

            Beaker & Gray - Wynwood

            Beaker & Gray is a collaboration between Executive Chef Brian Nasajon and Bar Manager Ben Potts. Serving a creative menu divided by portion size, you can mix and match your selections depending on your appetite. Some highlights include the crispy shrimp and chorizo “churros” (more like, croquetas), wagyu skirt steak with chimichurri and cauliflower prepared with bacon, queso fresco and yuzu. They also have expertly crafted cocktails made by master mixologists that you will need to taste to believe and a late night bar menu of small bites open until 2 a.m.

            See the Beaker & Gray Miami Spice Special Menu from August 1- September 30 and book your reservation today.

            2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33127

              RedLander Restaurant at Schnebly Winery – Homestead

              Chef Rolando Roman has teamed up with Peter Schnebly, the longtime proprietor of Schnebly Redlands Winery, to helm RedLander, a farm-to-table restaurant located at the tropical fruit winery. Start out with a bang and order the shark bait mussels (mussels cooked in shark bait craft beer) then indulge in a course of mango glazed Cornish hen stuffed with sticky rice. Dessert never looked better with your options of guanabana cheesecake, strawberry vanilla balsamic swirl ice cream pie or mango flan brulée. The menu captures the true essence of Florida, highlighting the tropical fruits, vegetables and produce found in abundance here.

              See the RedLander Restaurant Miami Spice Special Menu from August 1- September 30 and book your reservation today.

              30205 SW 217th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030

                Alter - Wynwood

                After a celebrated run as chef de cuisine at J&G Grill at the St. Regis Bal Harbour, Bradley Kilgore opened Alter restaurant in a small, industrial space in Wynwood. Highlights range from the local fish tartare to summer squash with lemon curd, tarragon, citron vinaigrette, soft feta and puffed wild rice. Heartier dishes include a slow braised brisket with parsley cream corn and miso swordfish with bacon avocado dashi and shrimp gyoza.

                See the Alter Restaurant Miami Spice Special Menu from August 1- September 30 and book your reservation today.

                223 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL 33127

                See more great Miami and Miami Beach restaurants and dining experiences and find amazing dining and restaurant offers during Miami Spice Month through August and September.

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