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Tomato is the cross-over queen, a fruit that commands attention in the vegetable kingdom. And right now, in the height of summer, it can be found all over town. This glossy, pulpy orb is highlighed menus across Miami, as raw roundwheels swollen with juice, or pulsed out as refreshing liquid crimson. Check out the best places to find them below.

— Aleksandra Marcotte


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Grilled Cheese Skewer at HaVen Gastro-Lounge

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1237 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 987-8885
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As children, the only way to slide tomatoes onto any average gummy-munching and butter-pasta diet was through the grilled cheese vessel. Chef Todd Erickson levels with the child still inside us deconstructing the typical grilled cheese and tomato soup to make a grilled haloumi cheese, grape tomato and buttered brioche skewer with a tomato bisque shooter to dunk in.

2. Cookery Salad at Florida Cookery

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1680 James Ave
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
If gardens were to have a patron saint, it would have to be Chef Kris Wessel. In his ode to all things wrought from Florida's fields, farms and fincas, his signature Cookery salad makes a spectacle of the sprightly cherry tomatoes. Hot cherry tomatoes bobble atop local goat cheese, cool basil-cucumber salsa and wild arugula.

3. Heirloom Tomato Salad at Gotham Steak at the Fontainebleau

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4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(877) 326-7412
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Sweet, savory, tang and twist meet at Gotham Steak. This steakhouse flips the traditional heirloom tomato on its head, throwing it together with a biting French feta, sweet summer watermelon pearls, and a smoked fish Chinese XO sauce. [Photo courtesy Short Order]

4. Florida Garden Salad at Bloom

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2751 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33137
Dancing between Asian sweetness and umami savory, Bloom delivers a Florida-born Asian-jeweled garden salad made from Florida heirloom tomatoes and peaches, mâche lettuce, hijiki seaweed, Maldon sea salt, and yuzu truffle honey dressing.

5. Fried Green Tomato Salad at Whisk Gourmet

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7382 SW 56th Ave
Coral Gables, Florida 33143
(786) 268-8350
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Fried. Bacon. Buttermilk. This country trinity comes together in Whisk's fried green tomato stack. Hot fried green tomatoes prosper beneath a flouring of bacon pieces, shaved parmesan and herb buttermilk dressing. [Photo: Eat, Drink, Enjoy!]

6. Local Tomato and Burrata Salad at The Forge

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432 W 41st St
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 538-8533
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Sourcing close to home to assemble the perfect tomato - burrata salad, Chef Dewey LoSasso teamed Teena's prude tomatoes from Homestead, FL with a creamy burrata and pesto vinaigrette to make a knockout couple you want to be in on. [Photo source: Dewey]

7. Ensalada Ferrán at Barceloneta

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1400 20th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Proving that less is more, the Ensalada Ferran sings sweet notes with a four-ingredient harmony. Swollen heirlooms are flecked with watermelon dice, basil confetti and a sherry spritz to orchestrate a true masterpiece that celebrates tomatoes in all their juicy plump. [Photo: Aleksandra Marcotte]

8. The Bloody Yardbird at Yardbird

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1600 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-5220
No tomato review can be complete without the quintessential tomato libation. Enter: the Bloody Yardbird, a special Bloody Mary made with house-mixed fresh-pulsed tomato juice, bacon-infused bourbon, pickled okra, and a filthy pepper. [Photo: Droolius]

1. Grilled Cheese Skewer at HaVen Gastro-Lounge

1237 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
As children, the only way to slide tomatoes onto any average gummy-munching and butter-pasta diet was through the grilled cheese vessel. Chef Todd Erickson levels with the child still inside us deconstructing the typical grilled cheese and tomato soup to make a grilled haloumi cheese, grape tomato and buttered brioche skewer with a tomato bisque shooter to dunk in.
1237 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

2. Cookery Salad at Florida Cookery

1680 James Ave, Miami Beach, Fl 33139
If gardens were to have a patron saint, it would have to be Chef Kris Wessel. In his ode to all things wrought from Florida's fields, farms and fincas, his signature Cookery salad makes a spectacle of the sprightly cherry tomatoes. Hot cherry tomatoes bobble atop local goat cheese, cool basil-cucumber salsa and wild arugula.
1680 James Ave
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

3. Heirloom Tomato Salad at Gotham Steak at the Fontainebleau

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Sweet, savory, tang and twist meet at Gotham Steak. This steakhouse flips the traditional heirloom tomato on its head, throwing it together with a biting French feta, sweet summer watermelon pearls, and a smoked fish Chinese XO sauce. [Photo courtesy Short Order]
4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

4. Florida Garden Salad at Bloom

2751 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Dancing between Asian sweetness and umami savory, Bloom delivers a Florida-born Asian-jeweled garden salad made from Florida heirloom tomatoes and peaches, mâche lettuce, hijiki seaweed, Maldon sea salt, and yuzu truffle honey dressing.
2751 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33137

5. Fried Green Tomato Salad at Whisk Gourmet

7382 SW 56th Ave, Coral Gables, Florida 33143
Fried. Bacon. Buttermilk. This country trinity comes together in Whisk's fried green tomato stack. Hot fried green tomatoes prosper beneath a flouring of bacon pieces, shaved parmesan and herb buttermilk dressing. [Photo: Eat, Drink, Enjoy!]
7382 SW 56th Ave
Coral Gables, Florida 33143

6. Local Tomato and Burrata Salad at The Forge

432 W 41st St, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Sourcing close to home to assemble the perfect tomato - burrata salad, Chef Dewey LoSasso teamed Teena's prude tomatoes from Homestead, FL with a creamy burrata and pesto vinaigrette to make a knockout couple you want to be in on. [Photo source: Dewey]
432 W 41st St
Miami Beach, FL 33140

7. Ensalada Ferrán at Barceloneta

1400 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Proving that less is more, the Ensalada Ferran sings sweet notes with a four-ingredient harmony. Swollen heirlooms are flecked with watermelon dice, basil confetti and a sherry spritz to orchestrate a true masterpiece that celebrates tomatoes in all their juicy plump. [Photo: Aleksandra Marcotte]
1400 20th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. The Bloody Yardbird at Yardbird

1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
No tomato review can be complete without the quintessential tomato libation. Enter: the Bloody Yardbird, a special Bloody Mary made with house-mixed fresh-pulsed tomato juice, bacon-infused bourbon, pickled okra, and a filthy pepper. [Photo: Droolius]
1600 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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