Miami Spice Outdoor Restaurants

Katsuya South Beach

Katsuya South Beach

Juvia

Juvia

Glass & Vine

Glass & Vine

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By: Zebrina Edgerton-Maloy

Enjoy Miami Spice while dining outdoors

Mark your foodie calendar – it’s time to taste some of the finest cuisines from around the world in Greater Miami & Miami Beach during Miami Spice Restaurant Months, when special prix-fixe menus mean you can sample some of the best dishes in town at a very reasonable price. In August and September, world-renowned chefs create unforgettable dishes that are perfect for enjoying al fresco. Balmy tropical breezes enhance the experience as you savor everything from Asian-fusion fare to Mediterranean dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner. 

Below, we’ve given you a sampling of typical entrees at some eateries with spectacular spaces for outdoor dining – but please be sure to click through to see the special Miami Spice prix-fixe menus for each location.

Rooftop views are sure to impress at Juvia

Juvia

Panoramic views of South Beach are just one of the reasons you’ll fall in love with this rooftop restaurant and lounge, perched atop a parking garage that’s an architectural landmark. Juvia offers dishes that are a combination of French, Japanese and Peruvian cooking styles. From the beloved summer truffle ceviche to stracciatella di burrata and coconut mussels, the regular menu is filled with flavors that will convert you into a Juvia fan. The ultramodern décor, with a living wall backdrop, sets the stage for top-notch dining as the city lights twinkle below.

Lido
Enjoy bay and waterfront views at Lido Bayside Grill

Lido Bayside Grill

Lido Bayside Grill has everything needed for a memorable Miami Beach experience: bay views, delicious coastal dishes and iconic cocktails that turn the day’s stresses into distant memories. Lido is known as a great spot for a romantic date night, where you can see a gorgeous sunset over Biscayne Bay. You can even dock your boat at Lido after spending the day on the water, since the restaurant is right on the bay. Dig into Mediterranean-inspired meals created from fresh, locally sourced seasonal ingredients. The regular menu offers plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, too. During Miami Spice Months, sample some of the dishes that locals swear by, including the red snapper filet a la plancha, shrimp po’boy and churro ice cream sandwich.

Back Door Monkey

The tropical ambiance at Back Door Monkey transports diners to a jungle oasis right in the middle of artsy Wynwood. This casually upscale Asian-inspired restaurant attracts locals and visitors alike with its creative cocktails and top-rated DJs. Take your pick: Listen to live music on the covered outdoor patio or snuggle in the dimly lit interior with its cozy, romantic atmosphere. Experience Back Door Monkey’s motto, Vibes Don’t Lie, as you hang out with friends during Maki Hour, or spend a relaxing date night eating some of the best sushi in Greater Miami. Be sure to capture all the fun at Instagrammable spots throughout the restaurant.

Katsuya sushi bar
Katsuya South Beach is truly a feast for the senses

Katsuya South Beach

Master Chef Katsuya Uechi skillfully translates Japanese flavors for the American palate and delivers sushi and robata with a flair inspired by Miami’s local Latin flavor. At Katsuya South Beach in the SLS South Beach hotel, servers will greet you with “irasshaimase” as you arrive and bid you “arigato gozaimasu” when you leave. In between, your palate will be delighted with the restaurant’s unique rolls, marvelous sushi and sashimi, and specialty cocktails prepared by award-winning mixologists. Katsuya is truly a feast for the senses. 

Glass and Vine
Glass & Vine is a casual garden oasis overlooking Peacock Park

Glass & Vine

This secret garden restaurant in the heart of Coconut Grove is an ideal spot to relax and let your stress melt away. Surrounded by the lush greenery of Peacock Park near Biscayne Bay, Glass & Vine is known for its beautiful surroundings as well as elegant flavors and locally sourced ingredients. Discover why the chicken and black truffle gnocchi and signature cocktails including the Mediterranean Daiquiri and La Mula keep luring diners back. Parents, consider Glass & Vine your new favorite restaurant – here, you can indulge in delicious food and enjoy gentle bay breezes while your children conquer the playground right next door.

Remember to check out all the wonderful restaurants participating in Miami Spice during August and September.

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