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Where to Eat Outdoors Before it Gets Hotter Than Hell

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It's generally always on the warm side in Miami, but our summertime is a very unique creature. In less than a month, Miami is about to transform abruptly into an ungodly hot oven that nothing but your suddenly very beloved air-conditioning can save you from. Luckily, we're not there yet, so while you can still breath something other than toasty steam when you leave the house, here are 33 of the hottest outdoor spots to be at right now.


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Juvia receives accolades from everywhere for its incredible Alejandro Barrios Carrera-designed rooftop dining space. Head over to enjoy an awesome spot with a killer view of the city.

Area 31

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Area 31’s got a nice Brickell view, plus they’ve just revamped their whole outdoor dining space. In fact, their indoor space will be under renovation soon, so you’ll have no choice, but to enjoy the outdoors.

Barton G. The Restaurant

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Have a night on the patio at Barton G. The Restaurant. Romantic, elegant, trendy, what more can you ask for?

Café Sambal at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

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Stop by the beautiful Mandarin and dine at Café Sambal where you can sit outside and look out over the bay.

Scarpetta @ Fontainebleau

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Stop by Scarpetta for some Italian and ocean views, a perfect way to spend one of Miami’s breezy, pre-summer evenings.

The Restaurant at The Setai

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Grab some Asian bites and drinks out at The Restaurant at The Setai’s poolside seating. Go for a dip after?

Lagniappe

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For more of a laid back feel, some wines and cheeses, lounge around Lagniappe in their homey backyard garden seating.

The Dutch

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A perfect spot to enjoy the last of the nice weather: The Dutch’s quiet outdoor patio with a tropical vibe.

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

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Drink and dine among the cool artwork at Kitchen Wynwood & Bar. Inside is chic too, but now’s the perfect time to take it outside to the garden seating.

Gibraltar

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Gibralter has limited outdoor seating, but it overlooks the bay and covered in case it rains. Worth taking it if you can.

Greenstreet Cafe

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Green Street Café has mostly outdoor seating, so grab a table outside if it’s not packed, relax and enjoy the nice atmosphere.

Cecconi's Miami Beach

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Sit outside among the lit trees and hanging bell jars and enjoy Cecconi's relaxing garden vibe.
Eat your Japanese on the terrace at Zuma's where you can lay back and look over Intercoastal.

The Rusty Pelican

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A classic spot with couches, campfires and great views of Miami and the bay.

Red Fish Grill

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With a romantic oceanfront setting, this spot's a perfect place for a non-sweat filled date.

Dilido Restaurant

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Tables by the beach (mmm cool wind) and a pretty view.

Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

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Kick back and lounge around on the Lido's patio. Bayside views and comfy chairs and a pool in case you need immediate coolness.

Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita

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Head over here for some for those cool pre-ball-of-fire summer nights. Dine, drink or take a nap in the cabana beds?

Bianca at the Delano Miami

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Hop on over to Bianca and make sure to ask for a table outside, where you can look over the pool, enjoy the nice ambience and walk right over to the beach afterwards.

Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel

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You're going to want to dance and bop around while you're at Hyde, so do it on their outdoor patio while its still decent out there.

Mandolin Aegean Bistro

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Make sure to ask for an outdoor table at Mandolin, where you can enjoy a candlelit dinner. Quaint, romantic and to be taken advantage of before the hot and sticky summer.

Il Gabbiano

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Il Gabbiano's large patio makes it so that you'll almost always score a table outside. Relax on the waterfront and chow down on some Italian.

BLT Steak

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The Betsy Hotel's steakhouse, BLT Steak, is another restaurant with a nice outdoor patio. Sit on the upper deck and relish in the ocean views.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

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Grab some tasty dishes at Michael's and make sure to enjoy them in the courtyard. A great spot to take a break from the work day and enjoy the nice weather.

Oak Tavern Fine Food & Spirits

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A little escape in the middle of the Design District's busyness. Lounge outside by the Oak tree and rest it up.

660 at The Angler's

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Even if it does get a little too warm, 660 at The Angler's has fans and and umbrellas, which is always a good thing. So, take a seat on the patio among the bamboo and enjoy the tranquil ambience, heat-worry free.
If you're going to Azul, opt to dine outside and look over the bay. Or take your drinks to the balcony post-meal and take in Miami's skyline.

Shuckers Bar & Grill

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Watch the sun set over the bay or indulge in some drinks by the outdoor bar as the boats go cruising by.

Serafina (Dream South Beach)

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While the weather still permits, head over to Serafina for some Italian dishes by the water.

Edge, Steak & Bar

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A nice place to soak up the sun on the terrace and sip on some cocktails. Soon though, while cocktails can still be had outside without giving you the spins.

Smith & Wollensky - Miami Beach

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Views of the port on a cool summer night and a steak, perfection.

Crazy About You

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Brickell's Crazy About You offers an awesomely relaxing view of the bay and Brickell Key.

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Juvia

Juvia receives accolades from everywhere for its incredible Alejandro Barrios Carrera-designed rooftop dining space. Head over to enjoy an awesome spot with a killer view of the city.

Area 31

Area 31’s got a nice Brickell view, plus they’ve just revamped their whole outdoor dining space. In fact, their indoor space will be under renovation soon, so you’ll have no choice, but to enjoy the outdoors.

Barton G. The Restaurant

Have a night on the patio at Barton G. The Restaurant. Romantic, elegant, trendy, what more can you ask for?

Café Sambal at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Stop by the beautiful Mandarin and dine at Café Sambal where you can sit outside and look out over the bay.

Scarpetta @ Fontainebleau

Stop by Scarpetta for some Italian and ocean views, a perfect way to spend one of Miami’s breezy, pre-summer evenings.

The Restaurant at The Setai

Grab some Asian bites and drinks out at The Restaurant at The Setai’s poolside seating. Go for a dip after?

Lagniappe