Best Places to Eat In Aventura

Bourbon Steak

Bourbon Steak

Pubbelly Sushi

Pubbelly Sushi

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By: Jennifer Agress

When you’re in the mood for a quiet, luxurious escape in Miami, the residential neighborhood of Aventura might be just what you need. Anchored by Aventura Mall and the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa resort, Aventura is a top shopping, golfing and boating destination. Of course, while you’re there, you’ll need a few good meals to fuel your weekend in paradise. From celebrity chef restaurants to Instagram-worthy cafes, here are the best places to eat in Aventura.

Bourbon Steak
Savor dishes by Michael Mina at Bourbon Steak

Bourbon Steak

Located inside the JW Turnberry, Bourbon Steak is the brainchild of James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur, Michael Mina. Guests at this ritzy American steakhouse will be greeted by a glittering foyer and a sultry but playful design scheme—think rich varnished hardwoods, smoked glass, tufted leather banquettes and floor-to-ceiling collections of Wine Spectator Award-winning wine. In lieu of bread, this steakhouse serves its famous rosemary-herb, onion-dusted and smoked paprika duck fat fries with house made spicy ketchup, BBQ and onion and sour cream sauces. From there, a tantalizing menu with butter-poached steaks, Maine lobster pot pie with truffle and brandied lobster cream, glazed beef short rib, A5 Japanese Wagyu beef, fresh seafood and more will keep both your table and stomach full. 19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180.

Corsair Interior
Treat yourself to the The 52 | Brunch Beyond Limits at Corsair

Corsair Kitchen & Bar

Another option in the JW Turnberry is CORSAIR kitchen & bar, an American-inspired restaurant that’s known for its light comfort food options. Dine here any day of the week and get playful, seasonal menus of flatbreads, salads, soups, pasta, seafood and meat dishes. For a real treat, don’t miss the Saturday and Sunday brunch. Called “The 52 | Brunch Beyond Limits,” this buffet brunch adds something new to the menu all 52 weekends of the year (hence the name) and pairs it all with fun lawn games and bottomless mimosas. 19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180.

Taste Argentinian flavors at Novecento


Argentinian food has a huge following in Miami, and Novecento is a fun, trendy place to find it. Serving a classic Argentinian menu in a European cafe setting, grab a table here and indulge in beef empanadas, ceviche, fried tostones, steaks, pastas, sweetbreads, sharing plates with six variations of meat, a house-made chimichurri sauce and more. Pair it with a bottle of one of Argentina’s fine wines and you’re in for a delicious night out in Aventura. 18831 N. Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33180.

800° Woodfired Kitchen

Owned by NBA stars Udonis Haslem and Dwyane Wade, 800° Woodfired Kitchen plays with the “art of cooking with fire.” Chef Anthony Carron, of Michael Mina and Olivette Diner, infuses everything from craft pizzas, rotisserie meats, salads, bowls, vegetable plates and more with the perfect amount of smokiness. Everything here is made in house, and if you visit on the right day, you might even find Wade or Haslem trying their hand in the kitchen just for fun. 2956 NE 199th St., Aventura, FL 33180.

Serafina Prosciutto Pizza
Serafina's in Aventura Mall is One of 30 locations around the world


Originally launched in New York City, Serafina is a sexy Italian eatery with a huge celebrity following. One of its 30 locations around the world can be found at Aventura Mall. Dubbed a place “where everyone feels at home,” the restaurant serves a menu of homemade pastas, salads, pizzas and entrées like the filet mignon burger with gorgonzola cheese and caramelized onions, sea bass filet wrapped in thin-sliced potatoes and served on a bed of zucchini and leeks, and the restaurant’s legendary Tartufo Nero Pizza, topped with Italian gourmet black truffles. This indoor-outdoor restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, and stays lively with DJs, karaoke, live bands and a solid beer, wine and cocktail menu. Bring your phone with you. Between the neon-lit angel wings, David Beckham-themed ladies’ room and JLo-themed men’s room, you’ll want to Instagram a lot. Aventura Mall, 19565 Biscayne Blvd., Unit 1944 Aventura, FL 33180.

Try the famous butter crab rolls at Pubbelly Sushi

Pubbelly Sushi

Started in Miami by acclaimed chef and restaurateur Jose Mendin, Pubbelly Sushi is where you go for trendy Asian small plates with Mendin’s signature Latin flair. Start with a bottle of sake, or even better—a sake cocktail—and move on to sharing plates like tuna “pizza” with garlic aioli and truffle oil, tostones topped with ceviche, robata-grilled octopus with spicy lemongrass and crispy garlic and truffled corn with cotija cheese and yuzu. Here, sushi rolls are anything but standard; the butter krab roll with kanikama, ponzu and warm clarified butter proves why. Don’t leave without trying one of the tantalizing desserts, like the chocolate miso bread pudding or Coco Loco, which combines compressed pineapple and textures of coconut with a spiced house-made blondie and brown butter streusel. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Unit 936, Aventura, FL 33180.

Estiatorio Ornos chicken dish
Enjoy delicious Greek dishes at Estiatorio Ornos

Estiatorio Ornos

Celebrity chef Michael Mina has expanded his footprint in Aventura beyond Bourbon Steak, with the recently debuted Estiatorio Ornos. This marks his first Greek concept, transporting diners to Mykonos. Located in Aventura Mall’s outdoor courtyard across from the Apple Store, the restaurant’s gorgeous, 600-square-foot outdoor patio is the perfect spot to enjoy Greater Miami’s beautiful weather. The menu focuses on light Greek dishes such as hummus, classic tzatziki, lemon chicken, lavrkai (sea bass) and fagri (Mediterranean snapper). A Fish Sommelier sources the freshest seafood available. Aventura Mall, 19565 Biscayne Blvd., Unit 946, Aventura, FL 33180.

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