For many people, Mondays can be a challenging day for various reasons. However, missing out on a great meal at a restaurant is not one of them. As the restaurant industry has evolved, Mondays are no longer considered a day off, and many establishments now offer their services to meet their customers' increasing demand. Here are some top dining options to kick off the week on a positive note.Read More
16 Stellar Miami Restaurants Offering Monday Dining
Where to kick off the week
Comfort food done right is the idea behind longtime Miami favorite Blue Collar. Its menu boasts an impressive list of 20 vegetable dishes and a decadent chocolate cake with its own glass of milk. Open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This small Michelin-starred restaurant is best known for its exceptional Italian-American dishes created by the talented chefs and James Beard Award semifinalists Alex Meyer and Luciana Giangrandi. Deciding what to order can be challenging with a menu that changes seasonally, but the iconic potato skins with caviar and the parmesan brodo should not be missed. The restaurant is open from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday evenings.
Tablé by Antonio Bachour
Antonio Bachour, the renowned pastry chef, has recently debuted his elegant French brasserie in the Miami Design District. Guests can dine on dishes such as caviar and chips, L’Escargot Classique, lobster frites, and sweet and sour beet duck, and of course, finish the meal with one of Bachour’s exceptional desserts. The restaurant operates from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Monday evening.
27 Restaurant & Bar
This charming and eclectic restaurant, located in a historic house adjacent to the Freehand courtyard, attracts diners for its relaxed and welcoming ambiance and commitment to using local ingredients, including those grown by chef Jimmy Lebron in the garden. The restaurant’s menu emphasizes sharing, featuring small plates that reflect Miami’s diverse palate with items like malawach, ceviche, mussels, or Jerk chicken pot pie. Of course, plenty of top-notch cocktails are also available. Open 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday.
Located within Miami Beach’s Hotel Greystone, Serevene offers a fusion of Japanese ingredients and French culinary techniques. Before dining, guests are encouraged to enjoy live music and a beverage at the charming upstairs bar. Executive chef Pawan Pinisetti works his magic on Serevene’s menu with standout dishes such as the beef tartare with a side of Lay’s chips, foie gras hot pocket, and lobster uni Alfredo that are not only memorable but also Instagram-worthy. Open 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday evenings.
Visit this cozy downtown spot for standout pasta and cocktails. The bar is known for its martinis, such as the Fino Martini made with gin, fino sherry, clarified passion fruit, or the espresso-inspired Wolf Whistle. The menu also features a variety of tempting aperitifs, cocktails, and exotic drinks. Don’t miss the fresh crudo, the warm Parker House Rolls, and decadent pasta selections like the spicy rigatoni or corn and blue crab agnolotti. Take advantage of Happy Hour deals (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.), which include $8 Tiny Tini cocktails and $1 oysters. Open 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Mondays.
Located on the waterfront, this upscale restaurant greets patrons with sophisticated cocktails, including the Kiri old-fashioned and lychee martini. The menu features a wide selection of Chinese-Japanese dishes, such as the Kobe and black truffle crispy rice, King crab and caviar sushi roll, and a variety of dim sum options, including duck and foie gras and spicy lobster. Guests can indulge in Peking duck, tamarind-glazed salmon, and Wagyu ribeye for entrees. The restaurant also offers budget-conscious diners a $30 prix fixe lunch menu. Open from 6 p.m. to midnight on Mondays.
Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford wows diners with his minimalist upscale space and cutting-edge dishes. While the menu changes regularly, the end result will not: food lovers will leave happy and impressed. Open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays.
RED South Beach
From towering seafood platters to flavorful beef dishes, and a mac and a truffle pasta that brings carb lovers to their knees, Red South Beach is always a good decision. Open 6 p.m. to midnight on Mondays.
Cantina La Veinte
Visit this upscale contemporary Mexican restaurant and enjoy classics such as the freshly-made guacamole, queso fundido, red snapper ceviche, carnitas tacos, and heartier entrees like Huachinango (red snapper), grilled Waygu New York Strip, or chicken in mole sauce. Open noon to midnight on Mondays.
Cafe La Trova
Cafe La Trova, the brainchild of James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein and cocktail master and cantinero Julio Cabrera, is a tribute to Miami’s vibrant Cuban culture. The restaurant boasts a lively atmosphere where guests can indulge in classic Cuban cocktails served by impeccably dressed bartenders while enjoying live music and savoring dishes such as paella croquetas and lechon con chicharrones. Pro tip: Monday nights are just as festive as Fridays. Open from 4 p.m. to midnight on Mondays.
This sophisticated Mediterranean restaurant offers refined takes on staples such as branzino served with romanesco puree, squid paired with dates and chorizo, and lamb chops complemented by crispy potatoes. The menu also features an assortment of robust pides, complemented by an expansive bar program. The wine list and service does not disappoint, either. Open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday evenings.
Glass & Vine
One of Miami’s most beautiful settings, grab a table at this restaurant inside Peacock Park while dining on dishes like nori-crusted ahi tuna and chicken and black truffle gnocchi. Open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays.
Sushi by Scratch Restaurants: Miami
Miami’s omakase scene is packed with options, but one contender stands out with its unique spins on a 17-course meal that incorporates non-traditional ingredients like bone marrow and poblano peppers. Alongside ebullient chefs, attentive bartenders ensure every guest is well cared for. Reservations are required for specific time slots.
Coconut Grove mainstay, led by chef Michael Beltran, serves up inventive comfort-food dishes with a Cuban flair reflective of Beltran’s upbringing. The menu boasts must-try dishes such as grilled oysters coated in bone marrow butter, pastrami-style short ribs served on-the-bone, and a duck press perfect for two. Open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday evenings.
Chef Niven Patel’s Mamey pays homage to the Caribbean islands’ flavors and is aptly named after a popular fruit in Latin America. The restaurant’s menu boasts a range of inspired dishes, each carefully crafted using produce sourced from Patel’s own local farm. Open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday evenings.