September 2022: If there was ever a month to visit the best restaurants in Miami, it’s September. The tourists have left, the snowbirds haven’t returned and the prices are just right: Miami Spice, the city’s two-month-long restaurant promotion, offers discounted prix-fixe meals for brunch, lunch and dinner and more than 200 restaurants throughout Miami this month. Take this time to try one of Miami’s Michelin-starred restaurants and Bib Gourmand spots, book a table at that Miami steakhouse you’ve been eyeing and treat yourself to that omakase experience you’ve been putting off. For the full list of top places to dine in Miami, check out the list below.
The best restaurants in Miami are our local treasures. These are the places we turn to for a delicious meal and a great time, no matter the reason. Our top places to eat in the city are a true mix of flavors and feels, from white tablecloth fine-dining—like some of Miami’s best steakhouses—and trendy spots leading the way in culinary innovation to tried-and-tested cheap eats in Miami that never, ever disappoint. Don’t be surprised to run into some of Miami’s best bars on this list either. Where there’s a solid cocktail there’s likely to be an epic dish that follows. Now, who’s ready to dig in? Check back often as we update our roundup of best Miami restaurants with new discoveries and old favorites.
Just as we’ve always done, Time Out’s local experts scour the city every day for great eats, great value and insider info. We value fun, flavor, freshness—and value at every price point. While we normally update the list of best restaurants quarterly, plus whenever there’s a truly spectacular new opening, we’ll be making changes monthly. We do our best to keep you informed as new places open, others close and some of our favorites return. It could be a mega-hyped destination restaurant or a pop-up-turned-permanent spot: if it’s on the list we think it’s awesome and think you will too.
We hope you’re hungry, Miami.