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By: Shayne Benowitz

Foodies, rejoice: Miami Spice returns from August 1 through September 30, 2022, bringing dining deals at the most coveted restaurants across Greater Miami & Miami Beach. Diners can look forward to special three-course prix-fixe meals at participating restaurants, priced at $28 for lunch and brunch, and $45 or $60 for dinner. It’s the perfect opportunity to tuck into a table at that fabulous restaurant you’ve just heard about or always wanted to try.

Miami Spice Restaurant Months is also a great time to explore the culinary scene in Miami’s different neighborhoods. Downtown Miami and Brickell’s bustling financial district is home to lavish fine-dining concepts, clubby steakhouses and trendy hotel restaurants that are perfect for a power lunch or a sophisticated dinner. Read on for some of our top picks for Miami Spice in Downtown Miami and Brickell.

Note: Each of the restaurant paragraphs below describes the type of food and dishes you might expect to see throughout the year. Official Miami Spice menus are posted on each restaurant’s listing page (click on the links included in this article) and on the Miami Spice website as they become available, so check back often for updates.

CH’I

Situated on the third floor of Brickell City Centre, CH’I brings high-energy vibes and innovative Chino-Latino flavors to the neighborhood. This fusion restaurant boasts a lush dining room with large-scale floral mural walls and cushy banquettes, an outdoor terrace with cabanas and a bar, and a cocktail lounge with DJs that stays open late for drinks and dancing. Dishes to try include dim sum, crudos, small plates and signature dishes such as Peking roasted duck and a 36-ounce tomahawk steak. A punchy cocktail list matches the bold flavors.

Hutong Miami

Hutong Miami is heating up Miami Spice this year with its upscale Northern Chinese cuisine focusing on spicy Sichuan flavors. The Miami Spice menu offers plenty of excitement, with such classic Northern Chinese dishes as spicy kung po chicken and mapo tofu drenched in garlic and chili sauce. Be sure to end your meal on a high note with the sweet umami with miso and caramel sea salt.

LPM Restaurant & Bar

LPM, short for Le Petit Maison (The Little House), has swiftly become Brickell’s go-to destination for upscale French fare. The bright and airy dining room is clad in gleaming white tile with copper chef’s racks and an open kitchen where tubs of fresh, colorful produce are displayed. The menu centers on French classics such as escargots, haricots verts and steak frites, as well as a selection of pastas and such Miami-influenced dishes as whitefish ceviche and yellowtail carpaccio.

paperfish gyoza
Enjoy Tokyo-inspired izakaya cuisine with Peruvian Nikkei traditions at Paperfish Sushi

Paperfish Sushi

For high-concept sushi in a high-style environment, make your way to Paperfish. This Brickell hotspot blends Tokyo-inspired izakaya cuisine with Peruvian Nikkei traditions. Sit under pink-blooming cherry trees in the dining room and enjoy such fresh, flavorful bites as wagyu gyoza dumplings, hamachi tiradito and a wide selection of ceviche, sushi, sashimi and hand rolls. Cocktails, including the wasabi martini and the paper mule made with Suntory Toki Japanese whiskey, round out the experience.

Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab

When you’re craving a classic fine-dining experience – white tablecloths and all – look no further than Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab on Brickell Avenue. It’s beloved for its classic seafood and prime steak dishes, represented on the Miami Spice menu with dishes such as New England scallops and beef tenderloin medallions. The Spice menu also offers a delectable vegan selection: plant-based Bolognese with field roast sausage, Impossible™ meatballs, tomato, cashew ricotta, basil and pappardelle. While the clubby dining room sets the scene perfectly, there’s also outdoor seating available on the shaded patio.

Zuma Miami

Zuma Miami is a perennial hotspot situated inside the swanky Kimpton EPIC Hotel. Inside its sleek and stylish dining room, this Japanese stunner serves some of the freshest and most flavorful sushi in Miami. You’re in for a sublime dining experience with classic dishes ranging from black cod to sushi and sashimi selections or items from the robata grill.

Remember to check out all the wonderful restaurants participating in Miami Spice during August and September. Coming to Miami at a different time of year? Find more great places to eat in Downtown Miami and Brickell.

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