Where to Eat In Mid Beach

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By: Shayne Benowitz

One of Miami Beach’s hottest areas for food and entertainment is the burgeoning Mid Beach neighborhood, which begins at 23rd Street and extends up to 63rd Street. This quieter Miami Beach area has been growing steadily over the years, as trendy new hotels have opened up – now boasting some of the best restaurants in town. To get a taste of the action, read our guide to where to dine in the Mid Beach area of Miami Beach.

27 Restaurant
27 Restaurant's cozy cottage dining room

27 Restaurant & Bar At Freehand Miami

Locals flock to this under-the-radar restaurant nestled in a historic two-story cottage at the rear of the Freehand Miami hotel and hostel. The menu at 27 Restaurant & Bar is inspired by Miami’s melting pot of cultures. Delicious dishes range from kimchi fried rice to a real-deal carbonara, spicy Thai mussels and whole fried fish. With candlelit tables, cozy nooks and crannies, and knick-knacks lining the walls, the restaurant feels like you’re dining in someone’s home. After dinner, head upstairs to the bar for some creative cocktails; the bar here offers a different menu than the property’s other lauded cocktail haven, Broken Shaker.

Cecconi’s At Soho Beach House

Tucked away in the chic digs of Soho Beach House, Cecconi’s is a lovely Italian eatery nestled in a dreamy outdoor courtyard with trees draped in twinkling white lights and trellises covered in ivy. Always buzzing, the restaurant is a place where locals mingle with hotel guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a particularly romantic spot at night. You can’t go wrong with favorites like the handmade burrata, a spicy spaghetti with lobster, and wood-oven pizzas such as the coveted pie fashioned with truffle, zucchini blossoms and goat cheese.

Dim Sum
Haute Dim Sum at Hakkasan

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Foodies can embark on their own culinary tour inside the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Sashay across the hotel lobby’s marble bowtie tile floors and choose from many dining destinations and bars. Three of the hotel’s signature crown jewels are the haute Cantonese London import, Hakkasan; Stripsteak by Michael Mina for other-worldly chops; and Scarpetta by Scott Conant, for fine Italian fare. Choose your flavor and make your reservations. End your night at Chez Bon Bon for indulgent desserts and pastries.

Experience grilled Argentine dishes at Los Fuegos
Experience authentic Argentinian dishes a la parrilla at Los Fuegos

Los Fuegos At Faena Miami Beach

The Faena Hotel Miami Beach is home to a red-hot dining scene – literally. Los Fuegos spotlights the live fire-style cooking of Argentina’s legendary grill-master, Francis Mallmann. Draped in fiery red colors and tiger prints, the gold-flecked dining room is all luxury. There’s also a spacious outdoor patio and bar where the chef puts on a show, cooking meats and other specialties in an iron-rod fire dome. The prime ribeye “a la parrilla” is enough to make any carnivore’s wildest dreams come true. Other flavor-packed dishes include the octopus “a la plancha,” served with a potato confit.

Matador's Patio is both tropical and magical
Matador's patio is both tropical and magical

Matador Room at the Miami Beach EDITION

When it comes to gorgeous spaces and artful plates that will tempt your palate, it’s hard to beat the Matador Room at the Miami Beach EDITION hotel. Conceived by celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the menu is influenced by Spanish, Caribbean and South American cuisines. Dine in the sumptuous sunken dining room or on the equally inviting outdoor patio adorned with vines and hanging plants that overlooks the hotel’s swimming pool. Standout dishes on the eclectic menu include sweet pea guacamole, black truffle and fontina cheese pizza, crispy grouper tacos and Maine lobster made with a habanero-lime sauce. You can also sip creative cocktails at the buzzy Matador Bar. For a more casual dining experience, try Market, also by Vongerichten.

Next-level sushi at Nobu
Next-level sushi at Nobu

Nobu At Eden Roc Miami Beach & Nobu Hotel Miami Beach

With a huge following among celebrities and jet-setters, this restaurant is one of the hottest places to dine in Mid Beach. At Nobu Miami, celebrated Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s menu elevates sushi to the next level, fusing Japanese and Peruvian fare in a luxurious setting. You can’t visit without sampling the chef’s signature dish, a melt-in-your-mouth black cod in miso made with a touch of sweetness, along with other fan favorites such as rock shrimp tempura served with a trio of sauces, hamachi with jalapeño, and crispy rice. True devotees can even stay the night at his namesake Miami Beach Hotel, where the restaurant is located.

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