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Miami’s 14 Essential Hotel Restaurants

And they aren’t just for tourists

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In Miami, one of the world's top vacation meccas, there exists no shortage of hotels to accommodate the influx of travelers seeking accommodations and the increasing number of locals choosing to "staycation" in paradise. Fortunately, a plethora of exceptional hotel restaurants have sprung up over the past ten years, allowing guests to experience a delicious meal experience without having to leave the comfort of their hotel.

From internationally renowned chefs, such as Daniel Boulud, Jose Andres, and Gaston Acurio to Miami outposts of nationally and internationally acclaimed restaurants such as Zuma, LT Seafood and Steak, Byblos and Cecconi's, hotel restaurants are a quintessential part of Miami's evolving dining scene. The top 14 are listed below in order from north to south.

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Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina

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Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, inside the Turnberry Isle Hotel, features a wide-array of beef dishes that are tempered in herb-infused butter and then grilled over wood. The wine list is comprised of more than 500 selections from the Wine Spectator’s award-winning cellar, which pair well with prime cuts of American beef such as the 32-ounce Porterhouse and the A5 Wagyu NY Strip. While dishes like Mina’s classic Maine lobster pot pie and miso-glazed seabass round out the menu.

Bourbon Steak
Bourbon Steak

Atlantikós

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Awash in Greece’s signature blue and glistening whites, Atlantikós prides itself on food quality, creativity and service. Chef Anastasios “Tasos” Chasekioglou offers a selection of traditional Greek dishes, presented elegantly and with an emphasis on the ingredients. Tasos expertly prepares dishes like grilled octopus with fava from Santorini, black ink orzo with langoustines, keftedes (lamb and beef meatballs in a savory tomato gravy), lamb chops and prawns along with the not to be missed is the Karavides: langoustines fricassee with Avgolemono that is made with poached lobster tail floating in a decadent sauce.

Atlantikós
St. Regis Hotel

Scarpetta

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Scott Conant's Scarpetta, the Italian eatery at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, serves rustic Italian dishes in a fine dining setting with a dining room allows for ocean views both indoors and outside. No meal at Scarpetta is complete without an order of the tomato and basil spaghetti that is worth the sticker price. Other favorite dishes include the creamy polenta with truffled mushrooms, grilled Mediterranean octopus, lamb and branzino.

Scarpetta
Scarpetta
Scarpetta

Cecconi's Miami Beach

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Located inside the posh, private members-only club, Soho Beach House (SBH), Cecconi’s serves classic Venetian dishes and eclectic menu items in a lush garden setting. Tables are set around trees adorned with twinkling lights and lanterns, so guests feel as if they are dining outdoors even when the retractable roof is closed due to inclement weather. Start your meal with house favorite, the Eastern Standard, a signature cocktail only available at SBH. As for cuisine, the branzino is among the most popular dishes as are the burrata salad, croquettes, mushroom risotto and truffle pizza. Cecconi’s also features a 4-7 menu daily where select dishes and cocktails are specially priced from 4 to 7 p.m. Its brunch on the weekend is lively and offers a wide variety of favorites, live music and a fun ambience.

Cecconi’s Miami Beach
Cecconi’s Miami Beach

27 Restaurant

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The first foray into the restaurant business by Bar Lab, the team behind bars such as The Broken Shaker and The Anderson, 27 Restaurant embraces the same welcoming, laid back, hip vibe its bars are known. On the menu are eclectic dishes made of fresh local ingredients including produce right from its on-site garden. The diverse cuisine includes a mélange of flavors influenced by the Caribbean, Middle East and South America with items like clam fried rice and shrimp shumai, tostones topped with creamy avocado, arepa platters and shakshuksa. Of course, the cocktails can’t be missed as a night cap is always in order at its upstairs bar after a meal.

27 Restaurant
Freehand Hotel

Indian-accented Asian dishes are what’s on the menu at Jaya at the Setai, helmed by executive chef Mathias Gervais. For years the elegant, Art Deco fusion-style Setai has served as an oasis for sophisticated guests in South Beach. On the Jaya menu are dishes like peking duck, naan breads, Indian curries, sea bass and dim sums, all using various traditional culinary techniques from wok stations to tandoori ovens.

Jaya
Miami and the Beaches

In keeping with Levantine culture, dinner at Byblos is served family style, beginning with small plates with larger dishes following. Steak, lamb, duck, octopus and fresh fish selections are staples. There are numerous offerings for vegetarians, including the black truffle pide, sweet jeweled rice, and the Persian shrimp fried rice. Barberi, a Turkish bread cooked in a stone oven and served fresh with house-made Lebnah, and the thrice fried truffle fries are also “musts.” But food isn’t the only standout, the table-side spirit infused cold tea trolley can’t be missed.

Byblos
Byblos

LT Steak & Seafood

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The Betsy Hotel's elegant Old Florida ambiance, cozy and welcoming interiors, and “hidden gem” appeal is the perfect setting for the dining experience provided by executive chef Laurent Tourondel’s LT Steak & Seafood. Taking over for the longstanding BLT Steak, it offers diverse dishes that draw inspiration from the distinct energy of Miami with a large selections sushi, raw bar to every cut of meat you can fathom.

LT Steak & Seafood

db Bistro Moderne

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Daniel Boulud’s airy, contemporary Parisian bistro at the JW Marriott Marquis boasts ingredient-centric, American-inspired French dishes. Staples remain constant, such as the Original DB Burger that is made with a sirloin burger stuffed with braised short ribs, foie gras and black truffle served on a parmesan bun. The restaurant is know to host themed dinners with wine pairings, and offers a spirited happy hour in the lounge from Tuesday to Friday featuring drink specials and dollar oysters.

db Bistro Moderne
db Bistro Moderne

London’s award-winning restaurant, Zuma Miami at the EPIC Hotel and Residences, offers sophisticated Japanese dishes in an informal Japanese dining style, which includes an open kitchen and robata grill. A celebrity favorite, the menu offers everything from spicy beef tenderloin to black miso cod, to extensive sushi options. And you’ll want to clear your calendar for Zuma’s weekend brunch, which includes bottomless champagne, gourmet buffet, menu selections and dessert.

Zuma Miami
Zuma Miami

La Mar by Gaston Acurio

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Tucked inside the sleek and sexy Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Brickell Key, sits acclaimed chef Gaston Acurio's La Mar. The restaurant, which overlooks Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, serves authentic Peruvian dishes with Asian influences. The result is a fusion of novo-Andean and Asian cuisines. Sit inside and be a part of the action, surrounded by three lively bars or enjoy the serenity of the outdoor terrace to delight in La Mar’s signature cebiches, freshly grilled anticuchos and specialty cocktails.

La Mar
La Mar

Bazaar Mar by José Andrés

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José Andrés' first seafood-centric Bazaar concept, Bazaar Mar, in the trendy SLS Brickell serves creative seafood dishes in a modern, nautical-themed space. Standouts on the menu include codfish croquettes, ceviches, an extensive raw bar and the seaweed funnel cake, topped with avocado, blue crab, tobiko, mayo, and cucumber. The restaurant reflects Andres’ larger-than-life personality and the menu includes dishes inspired by his motherland including Gambas al Ajillo (sautéed shrimp) and Puntillitas Fritas (baby squid and piparra peppers), which are simply fried just like in southern Spain.

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Edge, Steak & Bar

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Edge, Steak and Bar, at the Four Seasons Miami, serves as a new take on the modern-day steak house menu that is filled with seafood, steaks and twists on traditional American cuisine. Chef Aaron Brooks' menu features Creekstone Farm meats cooked at 1800 degrees in an infrared grill along with other highlights like the basil-crusted corvina, lobster corn chowder and the bone-in Tomahawk steak that is worthy of Fred Flintstone. Dine in the expansive dining room, sip at the stylish bar — that offers $1 oysters during happy hour — or lounge in the outdoor terrace while overlooking Biscayne Bay.

Edge, Steak & Bar
Four Seasons Miami

Palme d'Or

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Set inside a National Historic Landmark, the Biltmore’s upscale Palme d’Or serves elegant French fare worthy of the storied hotel. The classic French dishes are imbued with a twist of modernity like the seared scallops and black cod. A variety of pre-fixe tasting menus are available and customizable according to the preferences of each guest. In lieu of dessert, consider the unique chariot de fromages with selections from around the globe.

Palme d'Or
10Best.com

Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina

Bourbon Steak
Bourbon Steak

Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, inside the Turnberry Isle Hotel, features a wide-array of beef dishes that are tempered in herb-infused butter and then grilled over wood. The wine list is comprised of more than 500 selections from the Wine Spectator’s award-winning cellar, which pair well with prime cuts of American beef such as the 32-ounce Porterhouse and the A5 Wagyu NY Strip. While dishes like Mina’s classic Maine lobster pot pie and miso-glazed seabass round out the menu.

Bourbon Steak
Bourbon Steak

Atlantikós

Atlantikós
St. Regis Hotel

Awash in Greece’s signature blue and glistening whites, Atlantikós prides itself on food quality, creativity and service. Chef Anastasios “Tasos” Chasekioglou offers a selection of traditional Greek dishes, presented elegantly and with an emphasis on the ingredients. Tasos expertly prepares dishes like grilled octopus with fava from Santorini, black ink orzo with langoustines, keftedes (lamb and beef meatballs in a savory tomato gravy), lamb chops and prawns along with the not to be missed is the Karavides: langoustines fricassee with Avgolemono that is made with poached lobster tail floating in a decadent sauce.

Atlantikós
St. Regis Hotel

Scarpetta

Scarpetta
Scarpetta
Scarpetta

Scott Conant's Scarpetta, the Italian eatery at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, serves rustic Italian dishes in a fine dining setting with a dining room allows for ocean views both indoors and outside. No meal at Scarpetta is complete without an order of the tomato and basil spaghetti that is worth the sticker price. Other favorite dishes include the creamy polenta with truffled mushrooms, grilled Mediterranean octopus, lamb and branzino.

Scarpetta
Scarpetta
Scarpetta

Cecconi's Miami Beach

Cecconi’s Miami Beach
Cecconi’s Miami Beach

Located inside the posh, private members-only club, Soho Beach House (SBH), Cecconi’s serves classic Venetian dishes and eclectic menu items in a lush garden setting. Tables are set around trees adorned with twinkling lights and lanterns, so guests feel as if they are dining outdoors even when the retractable roof is closed due to inclement weather. Start your meal with house favorite, the Eastern Standard, a signature cocktail only available at SBH. As for cuisine, the branzino is among the most popular dishes as are the burrata salad, croquettes, mushroom risotto and truffle pizza. Cecconi’s also features a 4-7 menu daily where select dishes and cocktails are specially priced from 4 to 7 p.m. Its brunch on the weekend is lively and offers a wide variety of favorites, live music and a fun ambience.

Cecconi’s Miami Beach
Cecconi’s Miami Beach

27 Restaurant

27 Restaurant
Freehand Hotel

The first foray into the restaurant business by Bar Lab, the team behind bars such as The Broken Shaker and The Anderson, 27 Restaurant embraces the same welcoming, laid back, hip vibe its bars are known. On the menu are eclectic dishes made of fresh local ingredients including produce right from its on-site garden. The diverse cuisine includes a mélange of flavors influenced by the Caribbean, Middle East and South America with items like clam fried rice and shrimp shumai, tostones topped with creamy avocado, arepa platters and shakshuksa. Of course, the cocktails can’t be missed as a night cap is always in order at its upstairs bar after a meal.

27 Restaurant
Freehand Hotel

Jaya

Jaya
Miami and the Beaches

Indian-accented Asian dishes are what’s on the menu at Jaya at the Setai, helmed by executive chef Mathias Gervais. For years the elegant, Art Deco fusion-style Setai has served as an oasis for sophisticated guests in South Beach. On the Jaya menu are dishes like peking duck, naan breads, Indian curries, sea bass and dim sums, all using various traditional culinary techniques from wok stations to tandoori ovens.

Jaya
Miami and the Beaches

Byblos

Byblos
Byblos

In keeping with Levantine culture, dinner at Byblos is served family style, beginning with small plates with larger dishes following. Steak, lamb, duck, octopus and fresh fish selections are staples. There are numerous offerings for vegetarians, including the black truffle pide, sweet jeweled rice, and the Persian shrimp fried rice. Barberi, a Turkish bread cooked in a stone oven and served fresh with house-made Lebnah, and the thrice fried truffle fries are also “musts.” But food isn’t the only standout, the table-side spirit infused cold tea trolley can’t be missed.

Byblos
Byblos

LT Steak & Seafood

LT Steak & Seafood

The Betsy Hotel's elegant Old Florida ambiance, cozy and welcoming interiors, and “hidden gem” appeal is the perfect setting for the dining experience provided by executive chef Laurent Tourondel’s LT Steak & Seafood. Taking over for the longstanding BLT Steak, it offers diverse dishes that draw inspiration from the distinct energy of Miami with a large selections sushi, raw bar to every cut of meat you can fathom.

LT Steak & Seafood

db Bistro Moderne

db Bistro Moderne
db Bistro Moderne

Daniel Boulud’s airy, contemporary Parisian bistro at the JW Marriott Marquis boasts ingredient-centric, American-inspired French dishes. Staples remain constant, such as the Original DB Burger that is made with a sirloin burger stuffed with braised short ribs, foie gras and black truffle served on a parmesan bun. The restaurant is know to host themed dinners with wine pairings, and offers a spirited happy hour in the lounge from Tuesday to Friday featuring drink specials and dollar oysters.

db Bistro Moderne
db Bistro Moderne

Zuma

Zuma Miami
Zuma Miami

London’s award-winning restaurant, Zuma Miami at the EPIC Hotel and Residences, offers sophisticated Japanese dishes in an informal Japanese dining style, which includes an open kitchen and robata grill. A celebrity favorite, the menu offers everything from spicy beef tenderloin to black miso cod, to extensive sushi options. And you’ll want to clear your calendar for Zuma’s weekend brunch, which includes bottomless champagne, gourmet buffet, menu selections and dessert.

Zuma Miami
Zuma Miami

La Mar by Gaston Acurio

La Mar
La Mar

Tucked inside the sleek and sexy Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Brickell Key, sits acclaimed chef Gaston Acurio's La Mar. The restaurant, which overlooks Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, serves authentic Peruvian dishes with Asian influences. The result is a fusion of novo-Andean and Asian cuisines. Sit inside and be a part of the action, surrounded by three lively bars or enjoy the serenity of the outdoor terrace to delight in La Mar’s signature cebiches, freshly grilled anticuchos and specialty cocktails.

La Mar
La Mar

Bazaar Mar by José Andrés

Bazaar Mar
Giovanny Gutierrez

José Andrés' first seafood-centric Bazaar concept, Bazaar Mar, in the trendy SLS Brickell serves creative seafood dishes in a modern, nautical-themed space. Standouts on the menu include codfish croquettes, ceviches, an extensive raw bar and the seaweed funnel cake, topped with avocado, blue crab, tobiko, mayo, and cucumber. The restaurant reflects Andres’ larger-than-life personality and the menu includes dishes inspired by his motherland including Gambas al Ajillo (sautéed shrimp) and Puntillitas Fritas (baby squid and piparra peppers), which are simply fried just like in southern Spain.

Bazaar Mar
Giovanny Gutierrez

Edge, Steak & Bar

Edge, Steak & Bar
Four Seasons Miami

Edge, Steak and Bar, at the Four Seasons Miami, serves as a new take on the modern-day steak house menu that is filled with seafood, steaks and twists on traditional American cuisine. Chef Aaron Brooks' menu features Creekstone Farm meats cooked at 1800 degrees in an infrared grill along with other highlights like the basil-crusted corvina, lobster corn chowder and the bone-in Tomahawk steak that is worthy of Fred Flintstone. Dine in the expansive dining room, sip at the stylish bar — that offers $1 oysters during happy hour — or lounge in the outdoor terrace while overlooking Biscayne Bay.

Edge, Steak & Bar
Four Seasons Miami

Palme d'Or

Palme d'Or
10Best.com

Set inside a National Historic Landmark, the Biltmore’s upscale Palme d’Or serves elegant French fare worthy of the storied hotel. The classic French dishes are imbued with a twist of modernity like the seared scallops and black cod. A variety of pre-fixe tasting menus are available and customizable according to the preferences of each guest. In lieu of dessert, consider the unique chariot de fromages with selections from around the globe.

Palme d'Or
10Best.com

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