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Find the flavors you crave in this bustling urban center.

Downtown Miami is a bustling business and financial center, but locals know it’s also a hot area for dining.

Whether it’s an Italian restaurant tucked into an old Art Deco bank building or a hotel restaurant run by an internationally renowned chef, Downtown Miami is a versatile foodie hub.

Chicken, green olives & stew served in  a tagine
Opt for the chicken tagine, one of the many Mediterranean dishes at Boulud Sud

Boulud Sud Miami at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami

Celebrity chef Daniel Boulud brings his signature flair to Boulud Sud, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Boulud draws inspiration from the entire Mediterranean coast. Start with a classic mezzo platter and then move on to appetizers like duck terrine or hamachi served with mango, avocado and heart of palm. Save room for the hearty entrees like Catalan grilled skirt steak, seared Mediterranean branzino or a pasta like the lemon saffron linguine.

Chic & cozy seating at Zuma
Enjoy Zuma's contemporary take on Japanese dishes

Zuma Miami at the Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Zuma Miami is sleek and beautiful spot in the lobby of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel. It offers a contemporary take on Japanese izakaya. Highlights of the restaurant are the robata grill and the impressive sake list. Popular dishes include the prawn and black cod dumplings and the savory rice hotpot. Zuma Miami is known for its decadent weekend brunch.

Dark wood interior at NIU Kitchen
Find Catalan flavors in the middle of Downtown Miami

NIU Kitchen: Flavors of Spain

NIU Kitchen is an intimate Catalan kitchen. The food is inventive, intense and flavorful. Each dish is packed with the traditions of Spain and executed at an exceptionally high level. The wine lists boasts natural wines, a curated selection of Spanish wines and sparkling wines including cavas and pet-nats. Pair smaller, tapas-style dishes with mains, or as is encouraged on the menu, close your eyes and point to something for a surprise.

Pomodoro's salmon carpaccio is topped with fresh basil
Try fresh & authentically prepared salmon carpaccio at Soya e Pomodoro

Soya E Pomodoro: Italian Fare

Housed inside a former bank, Soya E Pomodoro feels like you’re discovering something hidden that has been there forever. An Italian trattoria started by two friends, it serves uncomplicated food, executed to perfection, in a laid-back environment. The soaring space, with original walls and architecture, is decorated with collected trinkets, furniture and art. Try a homemade pasta like the fazzoletti di formaggio e pera, a fresh pear and cheese pasta stuffed with baby shrimp in a creamy ricotta sauce, or go with a classic bigolo alla bolognese, their take on a spaghetti bolognese. Buon appetito!

Close-up of Garcia's fresh stone crab claws
Enjoy fresh Florida stone crabs with a river view at Garcia's

Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market

For a laid-back way to enjoy a meal near Downtown Miami, head over to Garcia’s Grille & Fish Market on the Miami River. A Miami staple since 1966, Garcia’s is a Cuban-style seafood restaurant and fish market that is still owned and operated by the same family that opened it more than 50 years ago. Get the famous fish dip to start, and be sure that you add an order conch fritters for the table to enjoy.

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