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10 Miami Spice Dinner Menus Worth Checking Out

Where to go for Miami’s restaurant month(s)

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And just like that Miami Spice is upon us once again. Every August and September eager restaurant go-ers head to one of the more than 150 participating restaurants around town to celebrate Miami Spice a.k.a. Miami’s restaurant month(s). The deal offers a three-course dinner at $42 a person, while lunch and brunch deals are available for $28 a person.

With so many options available, which ones are worth the visit — and which meals aren’t? Eater Miami has done some extensive research and put together a list of the 10 best dinner bets for Miami Spice for 2021.

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NiDo Caffe Italian Restaurant

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This hidden gem on Biscayne features a bevy of Italian dishes on its Miami Spice menu. Start the meal with burrata, salmon carpaccio, or caprese, before choosing between nine entree options like branzino, short ribs, or chicken marsala. Complete the meal with tiramisu or limoncello. Available nightly.

Hakkasan Miami

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This sleek Chinese spot inside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is offering all its popular dishes on its Miami Spice menu. Start the meal with a dim sum basket, before moving onto an entree like black pepper beef tenderloin, crispy orange chicken, or stir-fried snapper, all served with a choice of side. Finish the meal with mango custard or chocolate praline crunch bar to end the meal on a sweet note.

With a focus on cuisine from the Andean mountain range — aka one of the world’s largest mountain ranges that runs throughout South America — this Wynwood newcomer offers an eclectic Miami Spice menu with plenty of interesting flavors. Start the meal with a pizza fritta topped with burrata or a braised short rib bao, then move onto entree selections like Thai barbecue chicken and mango salad, pan seared salmon with ahi Amarillo hollandaise, or the very Instagramable black bun Kobe burger. Complete the meal with yuzu and dulce de leche chocolate cake. Available Tuesday through Saturday.

Mignonette Downtown

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For seafood lovers Mignonette is the place to go this year for Miami Spice. No other Spice menu kicks off with a half dozen oyster as option aside from Mignonette, or foie gras frisee or shrimp cocktail for those who aren’t in the mood for the tiny bivalve. Move on to options like New York strip or andouille crusted shrimp for an entree, before finishing up the meal with the restaurant’s famous Heath Bar bread pudding. Available nightly.

Byblos Miami

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Bring a big appetite for the Miami Spice meal at Byblos. This Mediterranean stunner has an extensive menu that offers multiple options per course, making it one of the best deals of all of Miami Spice. Guests start the meal with two appetizers of their choice like creamed spinach pide, lamb ribs, or Turkish kale salad. For entrees diners choose an entree plus a side like Middle Eastern fried chicken, Turkish dumplings, and grape leaf wrapped cobia paired with sides like rock shrimp rice, Brussel sprouts, and more. If there’s room for dessert, don’t miss the stuffed baklava or strawberry cheesecake. Available daily. 

Azabu Miami Beach

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This Japanese mainstay typically comes with a hefty price tag, but its Spice menu makes it much more approachable to dine there. Start the meal with a chef picked amuse bouche before moving onto appetizers like hamachi japaleno or spicy tuna rolls. Then pick from a main course like the karaage fried chicken or vegan-friendly curry, all served with either Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, or brocollini. To finish the meal opt for some mochi ice cream or a cheese tart. Available nightly.

Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis

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Chic Greek cuisine is the star at Estiatorio Milos, and this restaurant offers plenty of options on its Miami Spice menu. Kick off the meal with its popular Greek salad or perfectly grilled octopus. Then move onto the shrimp saganaki, lamb chops, or whole grilled dorade for the main event. To round out the meal opt for the Greek yogurt, imported from Greece and topped with thyme honey. Available Sunday to Friday.

RED South Beach

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Every year Red South Beach serves up a Miami Spice menu that’s hard to top, and this year is no exception. Each week showcases a different themed menu ranging from classic steakhouse fare, to seafood, to Italian, and more. The options are plentiful and the dishes are creative, making this restaurant a go-to spot for any Spice lover. Pro tip: head to Red on Wednesday nights where all bottles under $1000 are also half-priced. Available nightly. 

Michael Beltran’s upscale seafood-focused restaurant is a must-try during Miami Spice. Begin the meal with a flounder crudo or clams tossed in medianoche butter, before dining on entrees like snapper Milanese or porchetta. Complete the experience with banana toffee bread pudding or bay leaf pana cotta. Available nightly. 

Two Chefs Restaurant

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This longtime South Dade staple serves up refined American cuisine by chef Jan Jorgensen and always has a top-notch Spice menu. This year it begins with six different appetizer options like crab cakes, baked onion soup, and poached shrimp. For the main course six more choices are available ranging from the classic carbonara, to pan seared tuna, and meatloaf. For dessert order the restaurant’s famous souffle, which is worth the visit to the restaurant on its own. Available Monday to Saturday.

NiDo Caffe Italian Restaurant

This hidden gem on Biscayne features a bevy of Italian dishes on its Miami Spice menu. Start the meal with burrata, salmon carpaccio, or caprese, before choosing between nine entree options like branzino, short ribs, or chicken marsala. Complete the meal with tiramisu or limoncello. Available nightly.

Hakkasan Miami

This sleek Chinese spot inside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is offering all its popular dishes on its Miami Spice menu. Start the meal with a dim sum basket, before moving onto an entree like black pepper beef tenderloin, crispy orange chicken, or stir-fried snapper, all served with a choice of side. Finish the meal with mango custard or chocolate praline crunch bar to end the meal on a sweet note.

Wayku

With a focus on cuisine from the Andean mountain range — aka one of the world’s largest mountain ranges that runs throughout South America — this Wynwood newcomer offers an eclectic Miami Spice menu with plenty of interesting flavors. Start the meal with a pizza fritta topped with burrata or a braised short rib bao, then move onto entree selections like Thai barbecue chicken and mango salad, pan seared salmon with ahi Amarillo hollandaise, or the very Instagramable black bun Kobe burger. Complete the meal with yuzu and dulce de leche chocolate cake. Available Tuesday through Saturday.

Mignonette Downtown

For seafood lovers Mignonette is the place to go this year for Miami Spice. No other Spice menu kicks off with a half dozen oyster as option aside from Mignonette, or foie gras frisee or shrimp cocktail for those who aren’t in the mood for the tiny bivalve. Move on to options like New York strip or andouille crusted shrimp for an entree, before finishing up the meal with the restaurant’s famous Heath Bar bread pudding. Available nightly.

Byblos Miami

Bring a big appetite for the Miami Spice meal at Byblos. This Mediterranean stunner has an extensive menu that offers multiple options per course, making it one of the best deals of all of Miami Spice. Guests start the meal with two appetizers of their choice like creamed spinach pide, lamb ribs, or Turkish kale salad. For entrees diners choose an entree plus a side like Middle Eastern fried chicken, Turkish dumplings, and grape leaf wrapped cobia paired with sides like rock shrimp rice, Brussel sprouts, and more. If there’s room for dessert, don’t miss the stuffed baklava or strawberry cheesecake. Available daily. 

Azabu Miami Beach

This Japanese mainstay typically comes with a hefty price tag, but its Spice menu makes it much more approachable to dine there. Start the meal with a chef picked amuse bouche before moving onto appetizers like hamachi japaleno or spicy tuna rolls. Then pick from a main course like the karaage fried chicken or vegan-friendly curry, all served with either Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, or brocollini. To finish the meal opt for some mochi ice cream or a cheese tart. Available nightly.

Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis

Chic Greek cuisine is the star at Estiatorio Milos, and this restaurant offers plenty of options on its Miami Spice menu. Kick off the meal with its popular Greek salad or perfectly grilled octopus. Then move onto the shrimp saganaki, lamb chops, or whole grilled dorade for the main event. To round out the meal opt for the Greek yogurt, imported from Greece and topped with thyme honey. Available Sunday to Friday.

RED South Beach

Every year Red South Beach serves up a Miami Spice menu that’s hard to top, and this year is no exception. Each week showcases a different themed menu ranging from classic steakhouse fare, to seafood, to Italian, and more. The options are plentiful and the dishes are creative, making this restaurant a go-to spot for any Spice lover. Pro tip: head to Red on Wednesday nights where all bottles under $1000 are also half-priced. Available nightly. 

Navé

Michael Beltran’s upscale seafood-focused restaurant is a must-try during Miami Spice. Begin the meal with a flounder crudo or clams tossed in medianoche butter, before dining on entrees like snapper Milanese or porchetta. Complete the experience with banana toffee bread pudding or bay leaf pana cotta. Available nightly. 

Two Chefs Restaurant

This longtime South Dade staple serves up refined American cuisine by chef Jan Jorgensen and always has a top-notch Spice menu. This year it begins with six different appetizer options like crab cakes, baked onion soup, and poached shrimp. For the main course six more choices are available ranging from the classic carbonara, to pan seared tuna, and meatloaf. For dessert order the restaurant’s famous souffle, which is worth the visit to the restaurant on its own. Available Monday to Saturday.

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