Miami has no shortage of the rich and famous. Here are a few restaurants (ordered alphabetically) where you can eat shoulder-to-shoulder with Millionaires and their beautiful friends. So, ladies, break out the heels; and gents, don't forget to dress to the nines.
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Azul packs a lot of history when it comes to chef royalty in Miami. Search: Chefs Michelle Bernstein, Jacob Anaya, Clay Conley and William Crandall. Though only two months on the pass at Azul, Chef de Cuisine Benjamin Murray is showing his promise early to continue the royal flush. Big names mean big money.
Bourbon Steak has been a long time favorite for Miami elite, and always winds up being a big hit to the pocket book. Here's your opportunity to get out of the city and give it a shot right back in the kisser.
Hakkasan stands among the Fontainebleau's collection of signature restaurants, lounges and clubs. One could simply stay at the Fontainebleau and experience the best of what Miami has to offer without ever leaving the property. But, again, that's something only the wealthy could afford to do.
J & G Grill
After a long and exhausting day of walking to-and-fro through the Bal Harbour shops–unsure between the Chanel shoe or Gucci flip-flops, and finally giving up and getting them both–head across the street to the J&G Grill within the St. Regis Hotel. Dine among shoppers, residents and beachgoers alike.
Morimoto @Shelborne Hotel
Iron Chef Morimoto's sushi tasting will normally run you hundreds of dollars, so getting a steal for best quality fish money can buy is a deal that only comes once a year. Now, go ball out like a boss!
The quiet, sophistication of old Miami pulls folks off the beach and into the mainland. After a day at the spa or a round of golf, sit down to a meal prepared for you by Chef Gregory Pugin. With the elevated level of service and distinguished wine list, you may just feel like you've popped into Downton Abbey for a visit.
Quality Meats Restaurant
Deciding to go to Quality Meats for dinner will be the easiest decision you make that night. The menu might not be honed to the event, but with 18 different options to choose from, you might just find yourself sitting there all night unable to decide. Which is not a big deal, because you'll be back again and again throughout the months of August and September. And now, you've quickly become a regular at the city's hottest, new steakhouse.
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The Fontainebleau Hotel needs no introduction; they bring in some of the biggest names from across the country so it's no surprise to see James Beard Award winning and celebrity chef Scott Conant cooking up a storm on the Beach. His refined take on rustic Italian paired with a big, bold wine list sees no shortage of VIPs and big-time rollers.
The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel
At The Bazaar, Chef José Andrés brings a collaboration of worldly flavors through the small bites of tapas style dining. Set in the SLS South Beach, the restaurant is splashed somewhere in between futuristic Miami deco and retro Singapore, so don't be surprised if you do a double-take, unsure if that was Ernest Hemingway who just walked by.
The Setai Miami Beach
For those jetsetting Europeans plopped down in Miami looking for a little taste of home with a twist, The Restaurant at the Setai may just be the place for you. Executive Chef Mathias Gervais renders flavors from what he likes to call Europe's "Sun Coast," the Mediterranean regions stretching from the eastern coasts of Spain through the Cote d'Azur and all the way down the Amalfi.
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