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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 is a small collection of some of the best views to take in while eating.

 

1 Atrio Restaurant & Wine Room

Whether you’re in a rush for lunch or looking for an extended, romantic dinner, Atrio provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Located on the 25th floor of the Conrad hotel right on Brickell Avenue, Atrio gives the diner an elevated view of the city on one side and the bay on the other. Save room for dessert and try the Warm Doughnut Bread Pudding with Toffee Sauce, and Strawberry Jam Ice Cream.

 

1395 Brickell Ave Ste 24

Miami, FL 33131

American Restaurant, $$$$

2 Hyde at SLS Miami – SBE

Who said breathtaking views couldn’t be of people? This scenic view has nothing to do with the landscape or venue, but rather those individuals occupying it. Hyde Beach throws some of the craziest pool parties in SoBe all week long. So, sit back, put your sunglasses on —maybe try their chilled Florida pink shrimp with a glass of champagne — and enjoy the view.

 

1701 Collins Ave.

Miami, FL 33139

Restaurant, $$$$

 

3 Juvia

Juvia is a sparkling gem set atop the chains of Lincoln Road. Located in the penthouse of the famed 1111 Lincoln Road parking structure, space offers picturesque views of South Beach from every angle, whether you’re sitting at the counter or on the terrace. Juvia is already one of our favourite places for oysters and brunch, so you might as well throw the view in there, too.

 

1111 Lincoln Rd

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Restaurant, $$$$

4 La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Brickell Key seems to be one of those places kept secret by the locals. It’s a manmade 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 trendy Peruvian brunch, lunch, or dinner service. Sit outside under a canopy with views overlooking the water towards the downtown/ Brickell area. This is best done with one of their signature Pisco Sours in hand.

 

500 Brickell Key Dr

Miami, FL 33131

Peruvian Restaurant, $$$$

5 Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

Lido couldn’t be more tucked away. Hidden along the Venetian, it really is a place you’d never know was there until someone told you about it. Even once inside the hotel, you’ll need directions through the maze of hedges before you reach the grill and the Intracoastal opens up before you. It’s the perfect casual place for a drink after a spa day or a pit-stop for a small bite on your drive home from work.

 

40 Island Ave

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Mediterranean Restaurant, $$$$

6 Red Fish Grill

Hidden away inside Matheson Hammock Park, dining at Red Fish Grill like you’re a world away from the hustle and bustle of Miami. With one of the most serene views in town, complete with palm trees and the calm waters of Biscayne Bay, it’s easy to see why this hidden gem is worth finding.

 

9610 Old Cutler Rd

Coral Gables, FL 33156

Seafood Restaurant, $$$$

 

7 Rusty Pelican (Miami)

This Miami staple may no longer be sporting its original lack-luster, but it still has a damn-good view of the city. Head to Key Biscayne for a quiet lunch or watch the silhouette of the cityscape grow at sunset. Throw down for the Lobster Risotto and you wont be disappointed. Served atop a steaming bed of creamy risotto, the lobster is presented whole and cracked with just enough temptation to still get your hands dirty if you want to.

 

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy

Miami, FL 33149

Seafood Restaurant, $$$$

8 Scotty’s Landing

Located on the Dinner Key Marina, right next to Miami City Hall, Scotty’s offers that casual Florida feeling that only tiki bars and No Wake zones can give. Chow-down dockside on a blackened sandwich and some good ole conch fritters. It’s the perfect place to eat and listen to live music while you look out over the Bay, wet slips, and the comings-and-goings of boats.


3381 Pan American Dr

Miami, FL 33133

Bar, $$$$

 

9 Tuyo Restaurant

Cresting the Miami Culinary Institute, Tuyo totes a view any architecture lover can appreciate. Buildings include the Freedom Tower, American Airlines Arena, Perez Art Museum, Marinablue, Adrienne Arsht Center, and the Knight Concert Hall- just to name a few. And, this doesn’t include the view of Biscayne Bay. If you’re going to go, the Tasting Menu can’t be missed. With their beautifully plated dishes, you may find yourself taking more pictures of the food than anything else.


415 NE 2nd Ave

Miami, FL 33132

New American Restaurant, $$$$

10 Verde at Pérez Art Museum Miami

Nothing beats sitting on the patio at PAMM- the early morning rays shining through the slatted roof and hangings gardens- overlooking Biscayne Bay and the MacArthur. It’s the perfect lunch spot. Try the Roast Chicken Club with smoked bacon, avocado, and rosemary aioli, served with shoestring French fries.

 

1103 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, FL 33132

American Restaurant, $$$$

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