The annual restaurant extravaganza is here and we’re gearing up for a gastronomic journey into the city’s vibrant culinary scene.
With an impressive lineup of over 200 participating restaurants, the options are as vast as Miami’s skyline. We’re all in for an exciting adventure, even if we can’t quite make it to every culinary gem on the list. The lineup is nothing short of spectacular, considering the impressive showing of Michelin-starred and James Beard awarded establishments.
Are you wondering where to secure your spot for this epic culinary ride before the reservations are snapped up? Look no further, we’ve done the legwork for you. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that will redefine your summer experience. Below, in alphabetical order, we present our curated selection of the most enticing Miami Spice 2023 menus that are guaranteed to elevate your dining escapades.
Nestled in Downtown, Chef Michael Beltran’s freshly unveiled French restaurant has garnered a coveted nod from the esteemed Michelin Guide. Offering an accessible dining experience without compromising on flavor, the restaurant’s Spice dinner menu at $60 presents an array of culinary treasures – from escargot and pork terrine appetizers to enticing entrees such as French onion soup agnolotti and an au poivre burger. Dessert becomes a symphony of indulgence with the choice of a moist rum baba or a refreshing blood orange granita paired with delicate lavender ice cream.
Bearing a Michelin star and a lengthy waitlist for dinner reservations, Cote at the Design District, graciously extends its refined Korean barbecue experience through a tempting $35 Miami Spice lunch menu. Embark on an epicurean journey by venturing beyond the ordinary with starters like the truffle shrimp salad or the distinctive Waldorf, composed of radicchio, Asian pear, and a delectable honey doenjang dressing. Among the entrees, the limited-edition fried chicken stands out, brined to perfection overnight and presented with an ensemble of white and dark meat alongside pickled daikon and a delightful sweet and tangy sauce. For those seeking an extra layer of opulence, the Butcher’s Lunch beef assortment awaits at an additional $20. And as the final note, the legendary vanilla soft serve graced with soy sauce caramel takes the dessert stage, because true perfection needs no alteration.
Elevating its already celebrated Michelin Bib Gourmand status and known for its exceptional value, the lively Wynwood Mediterranean restaurant introduces an even more tempting opportunity during Miami Spice: a $35 lunch menu that showcases adored offerings including the house salad, haydari, kofte, chicken thighs, and concludes with a delightful decision between sumac ice cream-adorned chocolate cake or homemade pistachio baklava for dessert.
Renowned chef Giorgio Rapicavoli’s celebrated Coral Gables gem, Eating House, has stepped into the Miami Spice scene for the very first time, now situated in the vibrant Giralda Plaza. Unveiling both lunch ($35) and dinner ($60) options, Eating House’s Miami Spice menus embrace its signature dishes, including the enticing Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad adorned with miso and Parmigiano Reggiano, as well as the indulgent Pasta Carbonara elevated with black truffle, egg yolk, and heritage bacon. Diners can also delve into fresh seasonal creations like the delectable French Dip Burger and the mouthwatering Grilled Beef Short Ribs. For those seeking an elevated experience, an additional $45 offers a curated wine pairing to complement the culinary journey.
When? Tuesday through Saturday.
Embark on a journey to the southern edge of Coral Gables, where an elegant Italian eatery that secured a 2023 Michelin Guide recommendation awaits. Priced at $35, the lunch menu unveils an assortment of lighter indulgences, from watermelon salad and cobia ceviche appetizers to the open-faced oyster mushroom panino and radiatore cacio e pepe mains, culminating in the delightful trio of coconut panna cotta, gelato, and sorbet for dessert. Elevating the experience to dinner ($60), temptations abound with appetizers such as nduja arancini, ora king salmon crudo, and Georgia peach bruschetta. Among the entrees, the heartier path beckons, leading to choices like the Prime Bavette steak or the wood oven-roasted Duroc pork chop. While three dessert avenues unfold, the undeniable allure of the budino di cioccolato (chocolate pudding) takes center stage as the ideal conclusion to this culinary exploration.
When? Lunch Tuesday through Friday, dinner daily.
Joe’s Stone Crab
Indulging the desires of its devoted patrons, the renowned Joe’s in South Beach unveils a delectable array of options for both lunch ($35) and dinner ($45 or $60), treating them to coveted discounted stone crabs and an array of delectable accompaniments. The succinct yet delightful lunch menu encompasses stone crab bisque, a half chopped salad, and enticing entrees like Joe’s fried chicken with a choice of sides, followed by a choice between Key Lime pie or creme brulee for dessert. The $45 dinner menu mirrors the lunch offerings while introducing tempting additions such as miso cod and the decadent chocolate lava cake. For those seeking the ultimate crab-centric experience, the $60 dinner menu beckons. At its heart lies the Taste of Joe’s Select entree, which features a tantalizing combination of Joe’s fried quarter chicken and a half order of select stone crabs (three claws), ensuring a dining affair that satisfies every craving.
When? Lunch Friday through Sunday and dinner Wednesday through Sunday.
Within the embrace of a modern, sunlit ambiance, Michelin-starred Chef Alain Verzeroli’s culinary prowess shines through a menu crafted with the utmost care, spotlighting premium vegetables, seasonal components, and aromatic herbs. A symphony of flavors unfolds within the realms of the Miami Spice lunch ($35), offering an array of appetizers including the English pea velouté, salmon crudo, or golden beets. The main course beckons with choices like the delicate farro risotto adorned with confit tomato, the indulgent duck confit pavé, or a lobster roll elevated by curry aioli. Elevating the dining experience further, the dinner menu ($60) introduces heartier fare, from the luxurious Murray’s burrata and European seabass to the robust filet mignon au jus. Whether embarking on the lunch or dinner escapade, the sweet finale remains a delight, presenting a choice between the decadent dark chocolate crémeux or the tangy embrace of a Key lime tart.
When? Lunch Tuesday through Friday and dinner Tuesday through Thursday.
La Petit Maison
A beloved destination for culinary aficionados and industry insiders alike, this Brickell gem, known for its refined French-Mediterranean cuisine, embraces simplicity and sophistication during Miami Spice with a $60 dinner menu that presents a symphony of flavors. Delight in appetizers such as the captivating ratatouille with feta cheese or the refreshing sweet corn salad adorned with pomegranate and herbs. Elevating the experience, the entrees offer choices like the exquisite salt-baked snapper partnered with artichokes and tomatoes, or the rich risotto infused with seasonal mushrooms and parmesan. Concluding the epicurean journey on a sweet note, indulge in the vanilla cheesecake accompanied by berry compote, savor the intriguing French toast accompanied by spiced ice cream, or opt for a selection of tantalizing sorbets, encapsulating the essence of French-Mediterranean finesse.
When? Sunday through Thursday.
Nestled within the stylish and modern confines of the Rubell Museum, this Spanish restaurant with Basque origins proudly exhibits the culinary marvels that have garnered it acclaim from the Michelin Guide. Amid an artistic atmosphere, the restaurant offers lunch ($35) and dinner ($45 or $60) selections that present a symphony of flavors, including the enticingly simple beet tartare, the savory mussels cauldron, and the melt-in-your-mouth braised wagyu veal cheeks. Elevating the dining experience, the premium dinner menu boasts delectable additions like a foie gras and cacao tart, as well as duck breast accompanied by spicy cabbage. Amidst the sweet endings, a particular star shines—the gooey basque cheese tart, a captivating creation that graces all three menus.
When? Wednesday through Sunday.
MaryGold’s Florida Brasserie
If you’re yet to experience it, seize the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of chef Brad Kilgore’s innovative brasserie nestled within the trendy Arlo Wynwood. Embarking on a culinary journey, the $60 Miami Spice dinner menu showcases an array of instant favorites from the restaurant. Revel in the irresistible brown butter agnolotti adorned with a velvety sweet corn mousse, indulge in the beignets crowned with a tantalizing jerk oxtail ragout, and savor the delicate ricotta pillows harmonized with preserved fire-roasted tomato jam and salsa macha. Among the dessert options, the anticipation is palpable for the salty-sweet delight of the flan de queso, a creation crafted with finesse, featuring notes of manchego, vanilla bean, caramel, and a refreshing sherbet.
When? Wednesday through Sunday.
For a rooftop restaurant and bar located in the heart of South Beach, MILA impressed us with its minimalist, spa-like vibe. The Miami Spice dinner menu ($60), will give diners a good taste of their regular Japanese Mediterranean-inspired menu. From appetizers flaunting fried eggplant and hirame crudo to entrées like the enticing shitake mushroom hot pot and the harmonious “Mediterrasian” roasted young chicken accompanied by yuzu koshko butter and charred lemon, our taste buds were treated to a mesmerizing journey. Dessert brought delights in the form of a molten lava chocolate cake with yuzu caramel and matcha ice cream, while the coconut sphere was a whimsical masterpiece, revealing a passionate mix of mango-vanilla and purple shiso with each spoonful.
When? Sunday through Thursday.
Indulge in the unwavering excellence of Chef Michael Schwartz’s iconic Design District establishment, a perennial favorite that consistently delivers, and its allure is further elevated during the Miami Spice season. The anticipation is real as this year brings forth both lunch ($35) and dinner ($45) Spice menus, each a tantalizing ensemble of vibrant seasonal creations. Embracing simplicity, the offerings encompass sun shrimp aguachile, leeks vinaigrette, tender braised lamb neck, and succulent wood oven-baked cobia, harmoniously uniting appetizers and main courses. For a delightful finale, surrender to the allure of the chocolate cake adorned with macerated cherries and luscious chocolate ice cream or savor the exotic allure of the mango kulfi, an exquisite rendition of traditional Indian ice cream.
When? Lunch Monday through Friday and dinner daily.
This Overtown hidden gem of an oyster bar has chosen elegance through simplicity for its Miami Spice dinner lineup this year. For just $60, patrons can indulge in a culinary experience where choices abound. Handpick any appetizer (with the exception of caviar, king crab, jumbo lump crab, and the oyster flight), savor a delectable main course (excluding whole fish), and crown the meal with a dessert of your choice – all thoughtfully curated from their regular menu.
Embarking on an irresistible culinary journey, we’re drawn to the allure of brunch ($35) at this haven of flavor, although the Miami Spice dinner ($60) at this establishment also beckons with its own charm. Orchestrated by the skilled hands of chef Niven Patel, Orno presents yet another ode to farm-fresh goodness, where each brunch creation is meticulously crafted with impeccable ingredients and artful finesse. Our taste buds are enticed by the chilaquiles adorned with salsa verde, queso fresco, avocado, and a sun-kissed farm egg; the allure of the French omelet, embracing goat cheese, roasted garlic, and fragrant fine herbs; or the delightful embrace of ricotta pancakes crowned with ripe strawberries and the indulgence of Vermont syrup. The culinary journey finds its sweet conclusion in a choice between mocha cake or the comforting allure of banana bread.
When? Brunch Sunday and dinner daily.
The River Oyster Bar
Nestled in the heart of Brickell, a cherished gem captivates our senses with its enticing Miami Spice dinner offering ($45), seamlessly marrying the essence of tradition and innovation. Amid this culinary symphony, the choices unfold with allure: a delicate dance of salmon belly tartare, a velvety no-cream cauliflower soup that defies convention, the allure of lobster-infused ramen, and the harmony of grilled sweet and spicy salmon complemented by crab-fried brown rice. As the final curtain descends, the desserts take center stage, a showcase of classic indulgence and pure delight: the silky embrace of chocolate mousse, the timeless allure of New York-style cheesecake, and the luscious finale of caramel pot de crème.
Nestled alongside the tranquil river in Miami’s Upper East Side, Tigre’s verdant patio offers a picturesque setting to savor Argentinian tapas and fine wines while gazing out at the water in search of gentle manatees. Embrace the lush green theme as you embark on Tigre’s captivating Miami Spice dinner experience ($60), immersing yourself in culinary artistry. Begin your voyage with the ceviche verde, a symphony of flavors presented in an herb-infused citrus leche de tigre, and indulge in the ethereal spring pasta adorned with Meyer lemon cream, artichoke, and asparagus. The entrees reveal a quartet of choices, each accompanied by a side selection like papas rotas or sweet potatoes embellished with miso butter. Among the trio of dessert offerings, our hearts gravitate towards the Pera & Sambayon—a malbec-poached pear crowned with sabayon gelato and adorned with a hazelnut praline, a fitting conclusion to this enchanting culinary journey.
When? Wednesday through Sunday.
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