Gentedimontagna Favorites : Miami

1. Lost Boy

Lost Boy

What used to be an old jean store is now a massive bar that feels like an English pub crossed with a miner’s saloon. The cocktails are solid. The beer is poured in British Imperial Pint glasses. And the crowd is decidedly local. What’s not to love?

157 E. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33131
+1-305-372-7303

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2. Better Days

Better Days

Kitschy, ‘70s-inspired watering hole inside a thrift shop that’s perfect for groups of friends looking for a good time, some great craft cocktails, and maybe a round or two of karaoke.

75 S.E. 6th St.
Miami, FL 33131
+1-786-220-7690

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3. Jaguar Sun

Jaguar Sun

An under-the-radar bar buzzing in Downtown Miami with some of the best cocktails in town. The menu is separated into three vibe-setting sections on the menu: patio pounders (easy-sipping all-day drinks), cocktails (try a gin-and-ginger High Horse), and exotics (for your adventurous side). 

230 NE 4th St
Miami, FL 33132
+1-786-860-2422

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4. Café Galleria

Café Galleria

A millennial-pink cafe in Downtown Miami filled with tropical plants, neon signs, and pastel-pink vintage goods for purchase. Grab a "heladito" iced cortado and snap an Insta-worthy pic for the feed.

69 SE 1st St
Miami, FL 33131

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5. MIAM Cafe

MIAM Cafe

Disguised among the zebra-printed Wynwood Building, this industrial-style European bistro, which translates to yum in French, is a local haven for daytime fare beer and wine. 

2750 N.W. 3rd Ave, Suite 21
Miami, FL 33127
+1-786-703-1451

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6. Zak the Baker

Zak the Baker

The Jewish cafe and bakery everyone raves about makes talk-of-the-town-worthy babka, soups and salads, and comfort food classics, including an epic tuna melt made with their own famously delicious bread. Beware the weekend lines — the bakery is a reliable backup for bread and pastries when the cafe gets backed up.

295 N.W. 26th St.
Miami, FL 33127
+1-786-294-0876

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7. Saxony Bar

Saxony Bar

The speakeasy underneath Faena Hotel Miami Beach is the place to go to sip timeless cocktails in an equally timeless (and very exclusive) setting. If you can’t get past the often impenetrable door, soothe your ego with some smooth live jazz at The Living Room upstairs.

3201 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
+1-305-534-8800

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8. Gramps

Gramps

There’s always something on at this quirky Wynwood hipster tiki bar, which has its Brooklyn-style pizzeria tucked away inside plenty of local beer on tap. Live music, stand-up comedy, DJ sets, bingo nights, and the occasional bout of alligator wrestling make one thing clear — Gramps knows how to party.

176 N.W. 24th St.
Miami, FL 33127
+1-305-699-2669

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9. The Jim and Neesie

The Jim and Neesie

Stop into the Generator Miami lobby bar for elaborate snacks and tasty cocktails mixed table-side in an intimate space designed to feel like a cool couple’s home.

3120 Collins Ave.
Miami, FL 33140
+1-786-496-5730

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10. Mac’s Club Deuce

Mac’s Club Deuce

50 years of absolute dive-bar debauchery and still going strong. Everyone from celebrities to the slummiest of South Beach denizens comes here; not everyone leaves in one piece. The happy hour is a can’t-miss, literally: It starts at 8 a.m.

222 14th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-531-6200

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11. Sugar

Sugar

Miami’s buzziest rooftop bar, located on the 40th floor of EAST hotel, rocks a menu of Asian-inspired cocktails and small plates and the best view in town.

788 Brickell Plaza #40
Miami, FL 33131
+1-786-805-4655

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12. The Bass

The Bass

A small gallery in Collins Park that consistently shows thought-provoking and compelling work and exhibitions from around the world. 

2100 Collins Ave. 
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-673-7530

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13. Rubell Family Collection

Rubell Family Collection

Find a world-class collection of privately owned, publicly accessible contemporary art by emerging and established artists like Koons, Kusama, and Basquiat in this DEA warehouse turned museum.

95 N.W. 29 St.
Miami, FL 33127
+1-305-573-6090 

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14. Champagne Bar at Le Sirenuse

Champagne Bar at Le Sirenuse

Pull up to the show-stopping emerald green Champagne Bar at the only restaurant outpost of Positano’s Le Sirenuse and pretend you’re on the Mediterranean. Dress to impress – this is far from a casual affair. 

9011 Collins Ave.
Surfside, FL 33154
+1-786-482-2280

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15. Broken Shaker

Broken Shaker

The lush, tropical outdoor bar at Freehand Miami feels like a club for sophisticated adults. Excellent cocktails (including fun, large-format options) and a lively poolside scene make this the spot to hang when in town.

2727 Indian Creek Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
+1-305-531-2727

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16. de la Cruz Collection

de la Cruz Collection

An extensive contemporary art collection in Miami's Design District that's privately owned but free to the public and hosts some the best art lectures in town. The work of stand-out Cuban artists Ana Mendieta and Félix González-Torres are on permanent display, including the Untitled billboard of a bird in flight created by González-Torres that dominates the facade.

23 NE 41st St.
Miami, FL 33137
+1-305-576-6112

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17. Sweet Liberty

Sweet Liberty

One of the best bars in Miami, if not the world, shakes up consistently amazing cocktails in a buzzy space with quality seafood and bar snacks to boot. The daily happy hour (95 cent oysters and $5 rosé on tap) only makes it all better.

237 20th St., Suite B
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-763-8217

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18. Alter

Alter

The best but hardest reservation to get in town. Chef Brad Kilgore is an alum of Alinea, which tells you right away the food he’s serving at his industrial-chic, Wynwood hotspot ain’t your typical Florida cuisine.

223 N.W. 23rd St.
Miami, FL 33127
+1-305-573-5996

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19. Miami Ironside

Miami Ironside

This Upper Eastside creative district is home to more than 60 showrooms, shops, galleries, gardens, and public art installations, including two pieces of the Berlin Wall. A cafe and pizza shop offer fuel for those out on a shopping (or gallery-hopping) spree.

7610 NE 4th Ct.
Miami, FL 33138
+1-305-438-9002

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20. Planta South Beach

Planta South Beach

The first American offshoot of this Toronto-based eatery brings vegan and vegetarian food the whole family will love to South Beach. Everything from the dehydrated watermelon sushi to the coconut-based ceviche tastes as good as it makes you feel.

850 Commerce St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-397-8513

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21. Bazaar Mar by José Andrés

Bazaar Mar by José Andrés

You won’t know whether to focus more on the food in front of you or the decor around you — both elaborate, thoughtful, and just a little over the top. The seafood menu has strong Spanish influences, seen in everything from beet gazpacho and lobster fritters to Asian tacos with jamón Ibérico.

1300 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
+1-305-615-5859

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22. Upland

Upland

One of NYC’s favorite eateries flew south for the winter, bringing with it chef Justin Smillie’s new California, Italian-influenced pastas, pizzas, and roast meats. Miami Beach is all the better for it.

49 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-602-9998

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23. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Looking for a great day trip from Miami? Tour the former summer home of millionaire James Deering in subtropical, mangrove-filled Coconut Grove for a taste of old-world Europe. The collection of Italian furniture and the insane 18th-century-style, Italian-inspired gardens will leave your jaw on the floor. 

3251 South Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33129
+1-305-250-9133

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24. Macchialina

Macchialina

The place to come for a soul-warming bowl of pasta and a glass of wine in a charming, brick-walled setting that recalls an Italian taverna in NYC. Make a reservation on Thursday nights, when all the pastas on the menu are $10.

820 Alton Rd., 5506
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-534-2124

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25. The Wolfsonian-Florida International University

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University

This cool museum, library, and research center in the heart of the Art Deco District puts on regular exhibits on everything from housewares and Cold War propaganda to Italian futurism.

1001 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-531-1001

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26. 27 Restaurant

27 Restaurant

The first full-service restaurant from the folks behind Broken Shaker serves a global menu spotlighting South American, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern cuisine in a Roman & Williams-redesigned historic house within Freehand Miami.

2727 Indian Creek Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
+1-786-476-7020

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27. Upper Buena Vista

Upper Buena Vista

Two blocks of micro boutiques, restaurants, and plenty of foliage make a very bohemian alternative to the ordinary Miami shopping mall. Plan to spend a few hours here, whether it’s browsing racks at a thrift shop, zoning in at a meditation bungalow, or snacking on Colombian street food at Amazonica, one of a few food concepts on site. 

184 NE 50th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137
+1-305-539-9555

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28. Peréz Art Museum Miami

Peréz Art Museum Miami

Explore the collection of international art from the 20th century through today before indulging in a delicious lunch at Verde, the museum's modern casual restaurant with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay. The Herzog & de Meuron green building the museum is housed in is easily the most striking in Miami and makes for a great way to spend a rainy day in town. 

1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
+1-786-345-5662

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29. Taquiza

Taquiza

Blink and you’ll miss it, but for the lines and the crowd. They’re there for good reason, because this open-air taqueria serves compulsive Mexican tacos and street food. The tortillas are gluten-free, made fresh, and totally non-GMO. Leave room for the Mexican beers, and prepare to get back in line for another round of everything.

1351 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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30. Wynwood Arts District

Wynwood Arts District

The place to go for a sidewalk graffiti tour and, on the second Saturday of every month, an Art Walk, which features openings at art galleries, restaurants, and local businesses. 

2520 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
+1-786-615-8828

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31. The Standard Spa

The Standard Spa

The place to detox after a big night out. With nearly 100 items on the spa menu ranging from acupuncture sessions and aero-yoga to mud baths and hammam treatments, self-care here isn’t an afterthought, it’s a lifestyle.

40 Island Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-704-3945

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32. Le Sirenuse Miami

Le Sirenuse Miami

The only outpost of the legendary Amalfi Coast hotel is located at the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club in north North Miami. But it’s worth the drive if you’re looking to experience the Italian vibe through the lush greenery, Neapolitan specialties, staff straight out of central casting, and an elegant, clubby atmosphere that makes you very happy you’re there.

9011 Collins Ave.
Surfside, FL 33154
+1-786-482-2280

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33. The Market at Edition

The Market at Edition

Jean-Georges Vongerichten's 24-hour, 21st-century food bazaar inspired by the old markets of Madrid and Barcelona. Pass through enter through the Edition hotel’s jungle-like Lobby Bar to get in; buy indie magazines and handmade sunglasses from Berlin at the gift shop on the way out.

2901 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
+1-786-257-4600

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34. Stubborn Seed

Stubborn Seed

Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford’s solo debut dishes out seriously elevated cuisine. The wagyu loin fermented for ten days in koji will make you rethink what steak should be.

101 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-786-322-5211

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35. Miami Design District

Miami Design District

If you’re in desperate need of a Fendi, Hermès, or Cartier fix, stroll 39th, 40th, and 41st Streets between North Miami and NE 2nd Ave. And bring your Platinum card.  

Bt. 39th & 41st St. and N. Miami & N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL, 33127


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36. Tran An

Tran An

On a rainy day (or after a long night), a bowl of delicious beef pho from this St. Rosh Market Vietnamese spot makes everything right.

140 NE 39th St., Suite 241
Miami, FL 33137
+1-916-915-8726

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37. No Name Chinese

No Name Chinese

This seasonal South Miami spot sports a mouthwatering menu of updated Chinese classics. Don’t miss the turnip cake. It’s out of this world.

7400 S.W. 57th Ct.
South Miami, FL 33143
+1-786-577-0734

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38. Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club

Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club

The hotel at the historic Surf Club feels more Mediterranean than Floridian, from the discrete South Beach frontage and terracotta-tiled, plant-filled archways to the airy down to the minimalist rooms and the on-site restaurant — the outpost of legendary Amalfi Coast culinary institution Le Sirenuse.

9011 Collins Ave.
Surfside, FL 33154
+1-305-381-3333

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39. Alchemist

Alchemist

This avant-garde, high-design concept shop brings together art, fashion, and architecture to the fifth-floor of a Herzog & de Muron-designed parking garage on Lincoln Road. 

1111 Lincoln Rd, Fl 5.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-531-4653

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40. AC Hotel Miami Beach

AC Hotel Miami Beach

An extremely affordable option on Collins Avenue. Small details like fresh croissants flown in from France and a cherry red Berkel meat slice that provides a daily fix of Ibérico ham reflect the brand’s European heritage.

2912 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
+1-786-264-4720

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41. Nautilus Hotel

Nautilus Hotel

Tropical vibes register high on the jet-set meter at this chilled-out Sixty Hotels property. Curvilinear walls, terrazzo floors, low-slung upholstery chairs, tufted velvet couches, and a sun-bathing scene straight out of Mad Men make this the perfect place for those who want a brush with glamorous 1950s South Beach.

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1825 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-503-5700

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42. Frankie

Frankie

The place to go for all your South Florida fashion needs. Find swimwear, accessories, chic apparel that’ll blow up on your Instagram feed.  

1891 Purdy Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-786-479-4898

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43. Generator Miami

Generator Miami

The South Beach hostel that will make you rethink hostels. See: The design-forward lobby, the straight-out-of-Brooklyn gastropub, the two star-mixologist-helmed bars, and the sleek, minimalist private and communal rooms.

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3120 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
+1-786-496-5730

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44. Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Faena Hotel Miami Beach

The 25-karat gold wooly mammoth skeleton sculpture at the heart of the hotel says it all. Everything at this Baz Lurhmann-designed luxury hot spot is over the top, in the best way possible.

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3201 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
+1-305-534-8800

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45. Casa Tua

Casa Tua

No, the Italian cuisine isn't nearly as good as everyone says it is. And, yes, it's way overpriced even for Miami. But Casa Tua is a restaurant institution in this city, so you can't fight it and you shouldn't try. Go along for the scene and the setting, which is undeniably lovely and romantic, in a charming house with a great garden.

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1700 James Ave.
Miami, FL 33139
+1-305-673-1010

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46. Jugo Fresh

Jugo Fresh

The juice bar and café is a local favorite. Everyone's ordering açai bowls and cold-pressed green juices. There are a few locations around Miami.

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1935 W. Ave., Suite 102
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-786-472-2552

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47. Panther Coffee

Panther Coffee

Miami's local roaster's Wynwood location is a hub for creative types, gallery owners, neighborhood people, and visitors. It's always bustling.

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2390 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
+1-305-677-3952

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48. Coyo Taco

Coyo Taco

There will be lines out the door for the freshest tacos in town. But LA native and Doc Caminos former exec chef Scott Linquist makes it all worthwhile. Be sure to order: grilled cactus, quinoa tacos, potent margaritas.

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2300 NW 2nd Ave., #3
Miami, FL 33127
+1-786-773-3337


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49. Sugar Cane Raw Bar Grill

Sugar Cane Raw Bar Grill

The neighborhood restaurant where you are bound to find local foodies and people in the biz hanging out. They serve a variety of small plates from the robata grill, the sushi bar, and the bustling kitchen. Try the roasted bone marrow. So tasty.

3252 NE 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
+1-786-369-0353

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50. Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

Before Downtown Miami's Wynwood became an open-air gallery filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants, there was Enriqueta's. Owned by Jose Luis Pla and his daughters, one look into their all-female galley-style kitchen makes it clear who is running the ship. They also have the best pan con bistec and possibly the best flan in all of Miami.

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2830 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
+1-305-573-4681

51. ¡Azucar!

¡Azucar!

Step over the brightly colored Cuban titles of the sun-drenched Calle Ocho ice-cream shop and get comfortable on the guayabera-lined banquettes. Local favorites include Abuela Maria (vanilla blended with cream cheese, guava, and Maria crackers), guarapiña (sugar cane and pineapple juice), and egg-rich mantecado (Cuban vanilla), but there's always something new to try.

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1503 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33135
+1-305-381-0369

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52. Area 31

Area 31

Grab a seat outside, order some ceviche, and take in the spectacular views of downtown Miami and the bay. The fresh seafood and the great spin on tropical ingredients are what keep locals coming back.

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EPIC Hotel, 16th Fl., 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, FL 33131
+1-305-424-5234

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53. DB Bistro Moderne

DB Bistro Moderne

Daniel Boulud’s Miami bistro outpost continues to serve up inventive takes on French and American fare five years in. It's easy-going, lively, and always delicious. If it's your first time, the Thursday prix-fixe menu of db Bistro Moderne's favorites makes for an excellent introduction.

255 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, FL 33131
+1-305-421-8800

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54. Mandolin

Mandolin

Midway through appetizers, the Design District restaurant will become your absolute favorite restaurant in Miami — the garden setting, the flickering lights overhead, the fresh fish, the impossibly delicious spreads.

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4312 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
+1-305-749-9140

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55. Michael's Genuine

Michael's Genuine

Chef/owner Michael Schwartz brings fresh, unpretentious, and hearty small plates to Miami’s design district. Try to score a courtyard table for an alfresco Sunday brunch (get the lemon ricotta pancakes), or have a really late lunch at the bar (3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.) For something more high-brow and intimate, Schwartz's nearby Cypress Tavern serves up great ingredient-driven and inventive food.


130 NE 40th St.
Miami, FL 33137
+1-305-573-5550

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56. Cecconi's

Cecconi's

The most beautiful dining room in town is in the courtyard of Soho House. Sit under fairy lights and silver buttonwood trees as handmade pasta and seafood from Northern Italy is set before you. Plan ahead and get reservations for their popular Sunday brunch buffet.

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4385 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
+1-786-507-7902

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57. The Dutch

The Dutch

It's sleek, it's cool, and it's so comfortable. There's a great outdoor patio covered with grape vines where you can indulge in homemade pastas and big glasses of wine. 

2201 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-309-938-3111

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58. Pubbelly

Pubbelly

Asian meets Spanish at this cozy space, with a novel plates of shortrib tartare on goat butter toast or mofongo in a shoyu broth. They now serve a dim sum brunch on Sundays, and if you want more raw fish, head over to Pubbelly Sushi next door. It's a tight space, but the good news is that they finally started taking reservations. 


1418 20th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-532-7555

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59. Joe's Stone Crab

Joe's Stone Crab

Open since 1913, the SoBe institution continues to lure beach goers and revelers with stone crab claws and the beloved key lime pie. If you’re not in the mood for an old-school sit-down dinner, drop by the more casual version next door at Joe’s Take Away.

11 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-673-0365

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60. Yardbird

Yardbird

One word: CHICKEN! Everything involving chicken at this Southern restaurant is a home run. Chicken and waffles, chicken biscuits, chicken under a brick, and, obviously, the famous Llewellyn's fried chicken. It's all deliciously Southern and unlike anything else in Miami.

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1600 Lenox Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-538-5220


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61. La Sandwicherie

La Sandwicherie

Go for the super fresh and inexpensive baguette sandwiches with incredible homemade mustard sauce. The French salami and camembert pairing is a favorite. Don't forget the vinaigrette.

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229 14th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-532-8934


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62. 1 Hotel South Beach

1 Hotel South Beach

In a city known for its nighttime antics, this 426-room eco-resort is an oasis of calm — with direct access to the beach and four beautiful swimming pools. Being kind to Mother Nature is a priority: Rooms are outfitted with hemp-blend Keetsa mattresses, organic cotton sheets, and walls made of salvaged driftwood. A fleet of Teslas offer complimentary rides within a three-mile radius and the lobby features a stunning 11,000-plant "living" green wall. Dine on locally caught fish, antibiotic-free meats, and fresh produce at Tom Coliccho’s first seafood restaurant, Beachcraft.

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2341 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-866-615-1111

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63. Hotel Victor

Hotel Victor

A recent reno reveals modern beachy furnishings in creams, off-whites, and muted blues. A variety of rooms (affordable doubles to suites) have Dean and Deluca snacks, Sferra linens, and large bathrooms. Cabanas surround the lovely, heated deco pool. A great little spot to know about on the strip.

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144 Ocean Dr.
Miami, FL, 33139
+1-305-779-8700 

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64. The Miami Beach EDITION

The Miami Beach EDITION

This just-opened "next generation urban resort" from Ian Schrager and Marriott Hotels occupies a sleekly renovated 1950s landmark on Collins Avenue in the mid-beach section of South Beach. There are 294 minimalist rooms and suites, many with breathtaking ocean vistas. Everything is spotlessly clean, and white linens and neutral wood finishes abound. The staff — from room service to cheerful concierges — are eager to please.

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2901 Collins Ave.
Miami, FL 33140
+1-786-257-4500

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65. Freehand Miami

Freehand Miami

A breezy Deco building a block from the beach is outfitted with a fun and fashionable crowd drinking specialty cocktails by the pool. Both a hotel and a hostel, choose from private rooms with en-suite bathrooms or shared rooms with hotel-grade mattresses. Even if you're not staying here, drop by for a drink at The Broken Shaker or lunch at 27.

2727 Indian Creek Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
+1-305-531-2727

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66. Thompson Miami Beach

Thompson Miami Beach

This 380-room beachfront spot captures the mid-century modern aesthetic through interior design by noted British tastemaker Martin Brudnizki. Rooms feel spacious: Many have ocean views, and more than 30 suites have expansive terraces, full kitchens, and living rooms. The pool and garden areas are perfect for people watching, and Seagrape is run by James Beard Award-winning chef and local food hero Michelle Bernstein. The tenth floor spa has lovely sea views and the Crown Room is the perfect spot for a cocktail connoisseur.

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4041 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL, 33140
+1-855-880-1240


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67. Metropolitan by COMO

Metropolitan by COMO

The latest of Ian Schrager's EDITION hotels for Marriott (London and Istanbul are thriving) has 294 minimalist rooms and suites, many with breathtaking ocean vistas. Everything is spotlessly clean, and white linens and neutral wood finishes abound. The staff — from room service to cheerful concierges — are eager to please. Market by Jean Georges Vongerichten serves delicious food 24/7 in a vibrant, open air space. The poolside restaurant Tropicale has perfect shrimp cocktail in a bouganvillea-strewn landscape. But really, this place is such a one-stop hotel shop that you could bring an entire family here and find an activity, spa treatment, luxury suite, or amenity for everyone.


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2445 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL, 33140
+1-855-316-2666

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68. Mandarin Oriental Miami

Mandarin Oriental Miami

On a tiny island near downtown Miami, the Brickell Key locale feels like a Zen escape from the South Beach crowds. The private beach is well-kept and almost always empty except the occasional private parties hosted by the hotel. The 15,000-square-foot spa has a variety of Chinese, ayurvedic, European, Balinese, and Thai treatments and massages. Azul is a local favorite, as is MO Bar and Lounge with live Cuban jazz music.

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500 Brickell Key Dr.
Miami, FL 33131
+1-305-913-8288

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69. Epic Hotel

Epic Hotel

As the cultural and social scene shifts from South Beach to Downtown Miami, the cool hotels are following. This 52-story high-rise overlooks the Atlantic on one side and Miami's glittering skyline on the other, enjoyed from floor-to-ceiling glass doors and private balconies. Arrive by yacht to the hotel’s own marina, stop for lunch at the Japanese sushi shrine that is Zuma on the first floor, and head up to the sixteenth-floor terrace for a dip in one of their two pools. Pets are welcome and bikes are ready for loan.

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, FL 33131
+1-305-424-5226

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70. Soho Beach House

Soho Beach House

A bastion of charm and good service in an usually charmless and service-less town. While its location right next to the famous Fontainebleau means occasionally dealing with the spillover party crowd, the 50-room boutique hotel and member’s club is a different scene entirely. It's all Cuban-style tiled floors, leather armchairs, freestanding tubs, exposed ceiling beams. Do not miss the private beach, a massage at the aptly-named Cowshed spa, and brunch at Cecconi’s.

4385 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
+1-786-507-7900

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71. W South Beach

W South Beach

A perfect brand for Miami, the W here takes on the all-white uniform, elegant art, awesome restauratants, and a pool scene with a surprisingly refined tone. Tennis happens on a rooftop and the basketball court has ocean views. Pets are welcome through the PAW program (treat yo'self).

2201 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-938-3000 

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72. Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau

The Art Deco landmark opened in 1954, designed by legendary Morris Lapidus. In the 1950s and '60s, the hotel was a favorite playground of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and the Rat Pack, and it starred in the sweeping, opening aerial shot of James Bond's Goldfinger in 1964. At 1,504 rooms, multiple restaurants, nightclubs, and a 40,000-square-foot spa, this is the place to come to live large. 

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4441 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
+1-800-548-8886

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73. Gale South Beach

Gale South Beach

With just 87 rooms, the Gale feels tiny next to its bigger and glitzier South Beach neighbors. It's Old Miami by way of Retro Hollywood with h leather seats, oak panels, and chandeliers in the lobby and Regent Cocktail Club (where bartenders mix the best cocktails in town). Shout-out to the rooftop pool for panoramic views of the city, and the Rec Room in the basement for the impressive vinyl collection.

1690 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-844-874-4253

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74. Shore Club

Shore Club

David Chipperfield’s design is fresh and clean with lots of white-on-white complementing the bright hand-painted pillows by Izhar Patkin and Kim MacConnel sprinkled around the hotel. Opt for one of the seven poolside bungalows with a private outdoor shower (swipe the Malin+Goetz for home). The hotel's two pools are South Beach favorites, as is the Redroom in Skybar.

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1901 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-695-3100

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75. The Standard

The Standard

It's on the bay, so though you're in South Beach, the scene feels miles away. Go here to get away from kids, eat tofu-avocado salads by the pool, dunk in the waterfall, and simmer in the hamam. No Miami hotel makes you feel classier, and it's a great place to make new friends from all over the world.

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40 Island Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-673-1717

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76. The Betsy

The Betsy

With its Georgian architecture and contemporary interiors, The Betsy feels refreshingly low-key compared to its glitzier Ocean Drive neighbors. The lack of a nightclub also means this place is perfect for families, but sitters can be arranged with the concierge for date night (might we suggest BLT Steak). Get up early to secure prime sunbathing spots on the rooftop deck, or take a dip in the tiny, but very private, courtyard pool. It's currently undergoing expansion to an Art Deco wing next door, promising more darling accommodations and communal spaces.

1440 Ocean Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-844-862-3157

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77. The Setai

The Setai

It’s 40 floors of over-the-top opulence that really only works in South Beach. While they preserved the Art Deco exterior of the refurbished Dempsey Vanderbilt building, interiors reflect strong Asian influences. Gone are the Miami whites, replaced with polished teak floors and black granite baths. Add three infinity pools, Sunday jazz brunch, and a tea-inspired spa experience to round off an extravagant stay.

2001 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-888-625-7500 

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78. SLS Hotel South Beach

SLS Hotel South Beach

It's a boho boutique hotel stunner, thanks to its big name associations (Sam Nazarin, Philippe Starck, Lenny Kravitz). Rooms are filled with Starck's take on French aritocracy and naughty touches (mirrors on the ceilings). By day, everyone's recovering from last night's party in cabanas with steps leading straight into the pool. Nighttime is when the rest of the world wakes up, starting with dinner at The Bazaar, where James Beard award-winning chef José Andrés creates inventive dishes, and ending at Hyde Beach for drinks.

1701 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-674-1701

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79. The Raleigh

The Raleigh

The 1940s style — reflected in the furniture, the cedar wood pieces, the terrazzo floors — infuses the hotel with an impossibly beautiful aesthetic. And the world the hotel creates manages to include so many conflicting qualities: The Raleigh is cool and welcoming, gorgeous and high-quality, trendy and timeless. Guests and locals flock to the Martini Bar or to the Art Deco Pool Bar. You'll never want to leave the hotel but when you do, the hotel will loan you a Raleigh bike to go out and explore the neighborhood.

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1775 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-534-6300


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80. Books and Books

Books and Books

A wonderful independent bookseller in the historic Sterling building in the Lincoln Road Mall has a focus on design books and an impressive magazine collection.

927 Lincoln Rd.
Miami, FL 33139
+1-305-532-3222

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81. Malaquita

Malaquita

Pick up jewelry made from the shop's namesake stone, malachite, and walk away with a tightly curated collected of indie Mexican crafts and clothing.

2613 NW 2 Ave., Unit 13
Miami, FL 33127
+1-786-615-4917

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82. Wynwood Letterpress

Wynwood Letterpress

It's a one-stop shop, paper-wise, from beautiful paper plates to gift tags to coasters to colorful confetti. Plan ahead and see if you can get a much-coveted spot in one of their amazing lettering workshops.

2621 NW 2nd Ave, Suite 21
Miami, FL 33127
+1-305-747-7559


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83. Boho Hunter

Boho Hunter

Four friends from Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela met in Miami and opened this concept store carrying indie South American designers.

184 NW 27th St.
Miami, FL 33127
+1-786-558-4486

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84. Cigar Boutique of Little Havana

Cigar Boutique of Little Havana

It's tempting to step inside and breathe in the history, even when it comes with a heady dose of aromatic smoke. Once the site of El Credito Cigar Factory that produced La Gloria Cubana cigars, the Calle Ocho shop, now run by former employees, has plenty of both.

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1100 SW 8 St.
Miami Beach, FL 33130
+1-305-285-9154

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85. The Webster

The Webster

An incredible edit of designer clothing and accessories set in a classic Art Deco building. It's a dream closet. See: exclusive brand collaborations with the likes of Balenciaga and Proenza Schouler. Buy: a signature orange blossom-scented candle.

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1220 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1-305-674-7899

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86. Plant the Future

Plant the Future

The dreamiest terraniums, artistic orchid arrangements, futuristic figurines, and air plants.

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2511 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
+1-305-571-7177


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