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These 10 Miami Restaurants and Bars Have the Best Views in Town

Where to sit and soak up the views 

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Sometimes the best things to see go beyond the dinner table. Miami has no shortage of skylines, waterscapes, and places to people watch. Here are a small collection of some of the best views to take in while eating.

— Contributions by John Dangaran and Olee Fowler

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Lido Bayside Grill

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Hidden along the Venetian, Lido is a great place that one may never know was there until someone told them about it. Even once inside the hotel, guests will need directions through the maze of hedges to reach the grill and before the Intracoastal opens up before them.

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Set atop the chains of Lincoln Road, Juvia is located in penthouse of the 1111 Lincoln Road parking structure, offering picturesque views of South Beach from every angle, whether sitting at the bar or on the terrace.

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Verde at PAMM

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It’s hard to beat the view on the patio at PAMM —the rays shining through the slatted roof and hangings gardens — overlooking Biscayne Bay and the MacArthur. After soaking in those rays, head its restaurant, Verde, to continue the water gazing while dining on breakfast and lunch items.

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Seaspice

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This Miami River hotspot features plenty of dining, boozing, and party, with a side of river views.

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Il Gabbiano

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This swanky Italian eatery is filled nightly with Miami's movers and shakers who want to dine on lobster ravioli and its famous bread basket, while also soaking up views of Biscayne Bay.

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Area 31

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Perched 16 floors high inside the EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami, this longtime restaurant still has some of the best views of Miami’s Downtown skyline in the city. Whether going for its popular happy hour or for a seafood feast, make sure to grab a seat outside and soak up the views.

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Sitting fifty floors above the East Hotel in Brickell, this high-end watering hole offers views of Miami’s downtown neighborhood and Biscayne Bay along with boozy cocktails and Asian influenced bites.

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La Mar by Gaston Acurio

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Brickell Key seems to be one of those places kept secret by the locals. It’s a man-made island stacked with condominiums with not much tourist attraction besides a couple of restaurants and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Head to La Mar for a Peruvian brunch, lunch, or dinner service, while sitting outside under a canopy with views over looking the water towards the downtown/ Brickell area.

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Rusty Pelican Miami Restaurant

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This Miami staple still boasts one of the best views of the city. Head to Key Biscayne for a quiet lunch or watch the silhouette of the cityscape grow at sunset.

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Grove Bay Grill

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Formerly known as Scotty’s, this restaurant and bar located on the Dinner Key Marina, right next to Miami City Hall, offers that casual Florida feeling that only tiki bars and No Wake zones can give.

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Lido Bayside Grill

Photo Credit: The Standard Hotel

Hidden along the Venetian, Lido is a great place that one may never know was there until someone told them about it. Even once inside the hotel, guests will need directions through the maze of hedges to reach the grill and before the Intracoastal opens up before them.

Photo Credit: The Standard Hotel

Juvia

Photo Credit: Facebook/Juvia

Set atop the chains of Lincoln Road, Juvia is located in penthouse of the 1111 Lincoln Road parking structure, offering picturesque views of South Beach from every angle, whether sitting at the bar or on the terrace.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Juvia

Verde at PAMM

Photo Credit: Facebook/Verde

It’s hard to beat the view on the patio at PAMM —the rays shining through the slatted roof and hangings gardens — overlooking Biscayne Bay and the MacArthur. After soaking in those rays, head its restaurant, Verde, to continue the water gazing while dining on breakfast and lunch items.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Verde

Seaspice

Photo Credit: Facebook/Seaspice

This Miami River hotspot features plenty of dining, boozing, and party, with a side of river views.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Seaspice

Il Gabbiano

Photo Credit: Facebook/Il Gabbiano

This swanky Italian eatery is filled nightly with Miami's movers and shakers who want to dine on lobster ravioli and its famous bread basket, while also soaking up views of Biscayne Bay.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Il Gabbiano

Area 31

Photo Credit: Facebook/Area 31

Perched 16 floors high inside the EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami, this longtime restaurant still has some of the best views of Miami’s Downtown skyline in the city. Whether going for its popular happy hour or for a seafood feast, make sure to grab a seat outside and soak up the views.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Area 31

Sugar

Photo Credit: Sugar at EAST Miami

Sitting fifty floors above the East Hotel in Brickell, this high-end watering hole offers views of Miami’s downtown neighborhood and Biscayne Bay along with boozy cocktails and Asian influenced bites.

Photo Credit: Sugar at EAST Miami

La Mar by Gaston Acurio

Photo Credit: Mandarin Oriental/La Mar

Brickell Key seems to be one of those places kept secret by the locals. It’s a man-made island stacked with condominiums with not much tourist attraction besides a couple of restaurants and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Head to La Mar for a Peruvian brunch, lunch, or dinner service, while sitting outside under a canopy with views over looking the water towards the downtown/ Brickell area.

Photo Credit: Mandarin Oriental/La Mar

Rusty Pelican Miami Restaurant

Photo Credit: Facebook/Rusty Pelican

This Miami staple still boasts one of the best views of the city. Head to Key Biscayne for a quiet lunch or watch the silhouette of the cityscape grow at sunset.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Rusty Pelican

Grove Bay Grill

Photo Credit: Facebook/Grove Bay Grill

Formerly known as Scotty’s, this restaurant and bar located on the Dinner Key Marina, right next to Miami City Hall, offers that casual Florida feeling that only tiki bars and No Wake zones can give.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Grove Bay Grill

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