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Dining Destinations with a View

Dining Destinations with a View

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From the 40th floor, Sugar at the EAST Miami offers incredible views of Miami
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Miami attitude meets retro European-inspired vibes and French fare (think French onion soup and croque monsieur) at Cafe Kush in the historic MiMo district, transporting guests to their own version of a Miami Riviera. 7700 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305.985.4764;

Grab a window seat to enjoy ocean views and the sounds of crashing waves as you dine on refreshing California-inspired dishes and colorful cocktails at Eden Roc Hotel’s waterfront restaurant, Malibu Farm Miami Beach. 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786.961.6043;

The Standard’s waterfront oasis, Lido Bayside Grill, offers an excuse for bayside dining at any time of day, whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, with each menu item featuring locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach; 786.245.0880;

Palm trees and the beautiful Biscayne Bay set the stage for wining and dining at SALT Waterfront Restaurant, one of Miami’s best-kept secrets. 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne; 786.660.6749;

James Beard Award-winning chef and owner Michael Schwartz blends Latin American flavors and coastal ingredients at Amara at Paraiso to offer the quintessential summer dining experience by the bay. 3101 NE 7th Ave., Miami; 306.702.5528;


Miami vistas abound at Vista Miami, a greenery-filled rooftop hideaway offering Italian specialties like brisket pappardelle, gnocchi Sorrentina and fusilli tre funghi. 5020 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305.405.7547;

Two spaces, one phenomenal vibe. No. 3 Social + Pez Loco Restaurant & Tequila Bar serves up local eats inspired by the flavors of Florida—plus super-cool cocktails—in a chic rooftop space. 50 NW 24th St., Miami; 305.748.4540;

EAST Miami’s 40th-floor rooftop gem Sugar transports guests to Hong Kong through Asian-inspired cocktails and tapas in a lush and cozy environment, providing a delightful escape from the city. 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami; 305.712.7000;

Voted Best Sushi, Best Scenic View and Best Late Night Find in the OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards, Watr at the Rooftop offers a vivid sensory experience complete with upscale cuisine and amazing views. 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305.604.6580;

Area 31 offers elegant cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients and breathtaking panoramic vistas of both the city and Biscayne Bay promise an elevated dine at this Brickell hot spot. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; 305.424.5234;

The rooftop terrace at Area 31. (Photo by Brett Fitzgerald)
The rooftop terrace at Area 31. (Photo by Brett Fitzgerald)

Divine settings make for the most delightful evening out.

It doesn’t get much dreamier than Villa Azur’s romantic European-inspired dining room and open-air courtyard reminiscent of the French Riviera—tuna tartare, chateaubriand and other French delicacies included. 309 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305.763.8688;

Good times just got even better thanks to The Goodtime Hotel’s indoor-outdoor restaurant Strawberry Moon, offering a delightfully energetic ambience and a variety of Mediterranean classics. 601 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786.745.8050;

There’s more to Como Como than just seafood. The marisquería also features a dramatic dining room complete with a fire station where you can watch your food being cooked and a spectacular “tequila tree.” 915 Collins Court, Miami Beach; 305.423.8004;

Enjoy signature Japanese cuisine with worldly flair at Salvaje—octopus from Galicia, Spain; Alaskan king salmon; and Japanese tuna are just a few stars on the menu—in an equally interesting architectural setting at this upscale bar and restaurant. 101 NE 34th St., Miami; 786.622.9911;

Named after the indigenous Brazilian nut tree that nourishes Brazil, Juvia embraces the beauty of nature in its design and menu, which embodies French, Japanese and Peruvian cooking styles. 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305.763.8272;

Panna Cotta at Villa Azur

Panna Cotta at Villa Azur


This story comes from the Summer 2021 issue – Read the magazine here and the Fall 2021 issue. Read the magazine here