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The 38 Essential Miami Restaurants, October 2012

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Here, now, is an updated version of Miami's Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group, which is in no particular order of importance or rank, has been culled from a panel of experts and covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, histories, locations, and, collectively, satisfies all of your restaurant needs, save for those who are never happy. Every couple of months, we'll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.

After much reflecting and pouring over reader emails and comments, we've decided to drop Old Lisbon, Sakaya Kitchen, and the closed down Dining Room. The good news is that in their places, we shine light on Mandolin Aegean Bistro and Blue Collar, while we bring back Gigi.

Think we missed something? Temper tantrum not necessary- just nominate your favorite restaurant in the comments section or drop us a line. Pop-up restaurants, however, do not qualify.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 1500°

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4525 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

2. AltaMare

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1223 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. Area 31

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270 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL 33131

4. Bourbon Steak

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19999 W Country Club Dr
Aventura, FL 33180

5. The Dutch

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2201 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Edge, Steak and Bar

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1435 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131

7. El Mago De Las Fritas

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5828 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33144

8. El Palacio De Los Jugos

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14300 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33184

9. Esquina Del Lechon

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8601 NW 58th St
Doral, FL 33166

10. The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions

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5132 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137

11. The Forge Restaurant | Winebar

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432 W 41st St
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 538-8533
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12. J&G Grill

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9703 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154

13. Jimmy'z Kitchen

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2700 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

14. Joe's Stone Crab

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11 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

15. La Camaronera Restaurant & Fish Market

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1952 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33135

16. La Palme D'Or

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1200 Anastasia Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

17. Makoto

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9700 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33154

18. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

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19. Michy's

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6927 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138

20. NAOE

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661 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131

21. NeMesis Urban Bistro

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1035 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136

22. Ortanique On the Mile

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278 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134

23. Osteria del Teatro

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1443 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-7850
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24. Pascal's on Ponce

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2611 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Miami, FL 33134

25. Prime 112 Restaurant

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112 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

26. Pubbelly

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1418 20th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305)-532-7555
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27. Red Light Little River

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7700 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138

28. Red, The Steakhouse

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119 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

29. The River Seafood & Oyster Bar

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650 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33131

30. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

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3250 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 369-0353
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31. Tropical Chinese Restaurant

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7991 Bird Rd #1
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 262-1552

32. Whisk Gourmet Food and Catering

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7382 SW 56th Ave
Miami, FL 33143

33. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

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1600 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

34. Yakko-San

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3881 Sunny Isles Blvd
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

35. Zuma

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270 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL 33131

36. Gigi Noodles BBQ Beer

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3470 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

37. Mandolin Aegean Bistro

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4312 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

38. Blue Collar

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6370 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138

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1. 1500°

4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
4525 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

2. AltaMare

1223 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
1223 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. Area 31

270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
270 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL 33131

4. Bourbon Steak

19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180
19999 W Country Club Dr
Aventura, FL 33180

5. The Dutch

2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
2201 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Edge, Steak and Bar

1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
1435 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131

7. El Mago De Las Fritas

5828 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33144
5828 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33144

8. El Palacio De Los Jugos

14300 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33184
14300 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33184

9. Esquina Del Lechon

8601 NW 58th St, Doral, FL 33166
8601 NW 58th St
Doral, FL 33166

10. The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions

5132 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137
5132 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137

11. The Forge Restaurant | Winebar

432 W 41st St, Miami Beach, FL 33140
432 W 41st St
Miami Beach, FL 33140

12. J&G Grill

9703 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
9703 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154

13. Jimmy'z Kitchen

2700 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
2700 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

14. Joe's Stone Crab

11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
11 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

15. La Camaronera Restaurant & Fish Market

1952 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135
1952 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33135

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