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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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1. Juvia

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1111 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8272
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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.

2. Area 31

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

3. Barton G. The Restaurant

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1427 West Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-8881
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Have a night on the patio at Barton G. The Restaurant. Romantic, elegant, trendy, what more can you ask for?

4. Café Sambal at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

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500 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 913-8358
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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.

5. Scarpetta @ Fontainebleau

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4401 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(877) 326-7412
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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.

6. The Restaurant at The Setai

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2001 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 520-6000
Grab some Asian bites and drinks out at The Restaurant at The Setai’s poolside seating. Go for a dip after?

7. Lagniappe

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3425 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
For more of a laid back feel, some wines and cheeses, lounge around Lagniappe in their homey backyard garden seating.

8. The Dutch

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2201 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 938-3111
A perfect spot to enjoy the last of the nice weather: The Dutch’s quiet outdoor patio with a tropical vibe.

9. Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

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2550 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 722-8959
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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.

10. Gibraltar

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4 Grove Isle Dr
Miami, FL
(305) 857-5007
Gibralter has limited outdoor seating, but it overlooks the bay and covered in case it rains. Worth taking it if you can.

11. Greenstreet Cafe

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3468 Main Hwy
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 444-0244
Green Street Café has mostly outdoor seating, so grab a table outside if it’s not packed, relax and enjoy the nice atmosphere.

12. Cecconi's Miami Beach

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4384 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(786) 507-7902
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Sit outside among the lit trees and hanging bell jars and enjoy Cecconi's relaxing garden vibe.

13. Zuma

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270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 577-0277
Eat your Japanese on the terrace at Zuma's where you can lay back and look over Intercoastal.

14. The Rusty Pelican

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3201 Rickenbacker Cswy
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-3818
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A classic spot with couches, campfires and great views of Miami and the bay.

15. Red Fish Grill

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9610 Old Cutler Rd
Coral Gables, FL 33156
(305) 668-8788
With a romantic oceanfront setting, this spot's a perfect place for a non-sweat filled date.

16. Dilido Restaurant

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221 E Dilido Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33132
Tables by the beach (mmm cool wind) and a pretty view.

17. Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

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40 Island Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-1717
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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.

18. Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita

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1000 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 403-3103
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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?

19. Bianca at the Delano Miami

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1685 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-5752
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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.

20. Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel

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1701 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-1701
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.

21. Mandolin Aegean Bistro

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4312 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 576-6066
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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.

22. Il Gabbiano

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

23. BLT Steak

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1440 Ocean Dr
Miami, FL 33139
(305) 673-0044
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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.

24. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

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130 NE 40th St
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-5550
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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.

25. Oak Tavern Fine Food & Spirits

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35 NE 40th St
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 391-1818
A little escape in the middle of the Design District's busyness. Lounge outside by the Oak tree and rest it up.

26. 660 at The Angler's

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660 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-9600
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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.

27. Azul

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500 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 913-8254
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.

28. Shuckers Bar & Grill

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1819 79th Street Cswy
North Bay Village, FL 33141
(305) 866-1570
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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.

29. Serafina (Dream South Beach)

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1111 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-8455
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While the weather still permits, head over to Serafina for some Italian dishes by the water.

30. Edge, Steak & Bar

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1435 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 381-3015
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.

31. Smith & Wollensky - Miami Beach

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1 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-2800
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Views of the port on a cool summer night and a steak, perfection.

32. Crazy About You

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1155 Brickell Bay Dr
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 377-4442
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Brickell's Crazy About You offers an awesomely relaxing view of the bay and Brickell Key.

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1. Juvia

1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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.
1111 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

2. Area 31

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131
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.
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131

3. Barton G. The Restaurant

1427 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Have a night on the patio at Barton G. The Restaurant. Romantic, elegant, trendy, what more can you ask for?
1427 West Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. Café Sambal at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131
Stop by the beautiful Mandarin and dine at Café Sambal where you can sit outside and look out over the bay.
500 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131

5. Scarpetta @ Fontainebleau

4401 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Stop by Scarpetta for some Italian and ocean views, a perfect way to spend one of Miami’s breezy, pre-summer evenings.
4401 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

6. The Restaurant at The Setai

2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Grab some Asian bites and drinks out at The Restaurant at The Setai’s poolside seating. Go for a dip after?
2001 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Lagniappe

3425 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
For more of a laid back feel, some wines and cheeses, lounge around Lagniappe in their homey backyard garden seating.
3425 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

8. The Dutch

2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
A perfect spot to enjoy the last of the nice weather: The Dutch’s quiet outdoor patio with a tropical vibe.
2201 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

9. Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

2550 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
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.
2550 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

10. Gibraltar

4 Grove Isle Dr, Miami, FL
Gibralter has limited outdoor seating, but it overlooks the bay and covered in case it rains. Worth taking it if you can.
4 Grove Isle Dr
Miami, FL

11. Greenstreet Cafe

3468 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133
Green Street Café has mostly outdoor seating, so grab a table outside if it’s not packed, relax and enjoy the nice atmosphere.
3468 Main Hwy
Miami, FL 33133

12. Cecconi's Miami Beach

4384 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140
Sit outside among the lit trees and hanging bell jars and enjoy Cecconi's relaxing garden vibe.
4384 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140

13. Zuma

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131
Eat your Japanese on the terrace at Zuma's where you can lay back and look over Intercoastal.
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131

14. The Rusty Pelican

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne, FL 33149