Best Restaurants in Aventura

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By: Shayne Benowitz

Dine at one of these hot restaurants in Aventura.

Anchored by Aventura Mall and Turnberry Isle resort, Aventura is a luxurious residential neighborhood known for its prime shopping, golfing and boating. It’s also home to some of Miami's best restaurants. From upscale eateries helmed by celebrity chefs to stylish cafes for a bite during a day at the mall, here’s your guide to the best restaurants in Aventura.

Bourbon Steak

Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak should be at the top of everyone’s restaurant list. It’s easily one of Miami’s finest steakhouses and Aventura’s top destination restaurant. Located inside Turnberry Isle with a sumptuous, yet playful design scheme, the dining room is outfitted in rich varnished hardwoods with floor-to-ceiling, glass-encased wine cellars on view and buttery, tufted leather banquettes. Famous for their prime cuts of meat and duck fat fries, tantalizing menu options include a Maine lobster pot pie with truffle and brandied lobster cream, glazed beef short rib and A5 Japanese wagyu beef. 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura, FL 33180.

Corsair Kitchen & Bar

Corsair Kitchen & Bar is another signature restaurant at Turnberry Isle serving up high end Italian fare by celebrity chef Scott Conant. has a subtle nautical-theme with a marble bar, plush navy banquettes and hexagonal tiled floors. With a menu that changes seasonally, flat breads, salads and starters include duck confit poutine, matzoh ball soup and lump crab cakes. The fare is playful, inventive and sophisticated with main dishes ranging from gnocchi pomodoro to pan-seared diver scallops and a burger topped with pancetta and fresh mozzarella. 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura, FL 33180.

Novecento

Novecento is an elegant Argentinean bistro with a European-inspired dining room. With its first restaurant debuting in New York’s Soho neighborhood, Novecento also has locations in Argentina and Uruguay. In Miami, start your meal with classic beef empanadas and ceviche with crispy, fried plantain tostones. Then move on to main courses, which include a variety of steaks and pastas. Meat lovers will enjoy the picada criolla tasting platter meant for sharing, which includes skirt steak, chicken, sausages and the option to add sweetbreads, all served with their homemade chimichurri sauce. Pair your meal with a fine bottle of Argentinean wine and you’ll be set for a memorable meal. 18831 N. Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33180.

Christine Lee’s

When you’re craving Chinese food in Aventura, head straight to Gulfstream Park where you’ll find Christine Lee’s. A family-owned business, originally established in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Christine Lee’s serves up a traditional menu of savory, crave worthy Chinese food with specialties including Peking duck, lemon chicken, shrimp with black bean sauce and Mongolian beef. Pair this with steamed or fried rice, egg rolls and wonton soup and you’ve got a feast. They also serve a full sushi menu with creative Florida-inspired rolls, like the marlin roll with salmon, crab, cream cheese and scallions. 900 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009.

Aventura Mall

Aventura Mall recently upped the ante on their dining scene with a slew of new restaurant openings. You can now indulge in some of Miami’s favorite local restaurants on your shopping break including Pubbelly Sushi, Tap 42 Kitchen & Bar, Cvi.che 105, Chef Michael Schwartz’s Genuine Pizza and Dr. Smood. They’ve also opened a location of New York City’s favorite Serafina restaurant serving sumptuous Italian fare in a hip setting. Not to worry, you’ll still find all of the classic mall favorites like Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Café, The Grill on the Alley and Bloomingdale’s 59th & Lex Café. 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180.

Steve’s Pizza

Widely considered one of the best pizzerias in Miami, a visit to Steve’s Pizza is a must whenever you’re in Aventura. The no-frills dining room has a welcoming atmosphere where you can order pizza by the pie or by the slice. You can’t go wrong with classic pepperoni here, or opt for something more creative like the Hawaiian, veggie or supreme pizza—or build your own. You’ll definitely want an order of garlic knots and a chef’s salad to start. Pair your pie with a can of locally brewed beer and you’ve got yourself the perfect meal. 12101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33181.

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