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These 10 Miami Restaurants 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 collection of 10 restaurants offering some of the best views to take in while eating.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Lido Bayside Grill

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40 Island Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-1717
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Hidden along the Venetian inside The Standard hotel, 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.

2. Juvia

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1111 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8272
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Set atop the chains of Lincoln Road, Juvia is located in penthouse of the 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage, offering picturesque views of South Beach from every angle, whether sitting at the bar or on the terrace.

3. Verde at Pérez Art Museum Miami

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1103 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

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 to its restaurant, Verde, to continue the water gazing while dining on breakfast, lunch and dinner items.

4. Il Gabbiano

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335 S Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 373-0063
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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.

5. Area 31

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270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 424-5234
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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.

6. Sugar

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40, 788 Brickell Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 805-4655
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This bar and eatery located 50 floors high inside the East Hotel features breathtaking views of Brickell and Downtown Miami along with plenty of see and be scene vibes.

7. Smith & Wollensky

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1 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-2800
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This classic steakhouse perched in the South of Fifth neighborhood is just as popular for its views as it is for its meat selection. Grab a drink on the overlook deck and soak up the waterfront views before heading inside for dinner.

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8. La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

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500 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 913-8288
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Brickell Key seems to be one of those places kept secret by the locals. It's a manmade island stacked with condos with few tourist attractions 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.

9. Rusty Pelican (Miami)

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3201 Rickenbacker Cswy
Miami, FL 33149
(305) 361-3818
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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.

10. Grove Bay Grill

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3381 Pan American Dr
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 854-2626
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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.

1. Lido Bayside Grill

40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Hidden along the Venetian inside The Standard hotel, 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.

40 Island Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

2. Juvia

1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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

1111 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. Verde at Pérez Art Museum Miami

1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

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 to its restaurant, Verde, to continue the water gazing while dining on breakfast, lunch and dinner items.

1103 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

4. Il Gabbiano

335 S Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131

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.

335 S Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33131

5. Area 31

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131

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.

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131

6. Sugar

40, 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

This bar and eatery located 50 floors high inside the East Hotel features breathtaking views of Brickell and Downtown Miami along with plenty of see and be scene vibes.

40, 788 Brickell Plaza
Miami, FL 33131

7. Smith & Wollensky

1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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This classic steakhouse perched in the South of Fifth neighborhood is just as popular for its views as it is for its meat selection. Grab a drink on the overlook deck and soak up the waterfront views before heading inside for dinner.

1 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131

Brickell Key seems to be one of those places kept secret by the locals. It's a manmade island stacked with condos with few tourist attractions 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.

500 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131

9. Rusty Pelican (Miami)

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Miami, FL 33149

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.

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy
Miami, FL 33149

10. Grove Bay Grill

3381 Pan American Dr, Miami, FL 33133

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.

3381 Pan American Dr
Miami, FL 33133

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