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5 Fine Dining Restaurants to Eat in Miami Beach

It may not be so conceivable today, but quite a while ago, Miami’s dining experience was not very renowned and popular. Moreover, diners were left unimpressed by the quality of cuisine, prices and services offered by the city’s establishments and restaurants back in time. 

However, Miami’s culinary reputation has undergone a welcoming change in the last twenty years. The city is now home to a wealth of internationally recognized restaurants, famous across the globe either through word of mouth or through digital and social media.

The finest of which are shared here:

Ola Restaurant

If you want a taste of Latin American food, Ola is the best place to fine dine here in Miami. The gastronomic adventure at the restaurant begins with a special mojito which is later on complemented by Ola’s world-renowned ceviche. The sea catch is hand-picked every day by the owner of the restaurant himself, Brian Lieberman. The exquisite dining experience is enhanced with the serving of entrees which are prepared with a very unique and creative combination of Pan Latin, Spanish and Caribbean flavors.

The tourist flow and orders are at its peak during the evenings, especially during the vacation periods. The renowned and famous dishes at the restaurant leaves you mouthwatering and with still craving for more. The best of the dishes here at Ola’s are said to be the Crispy Pork with mustard Mojo, Beef Tenderloin Churrasco and the Florida Sweet corn Empanada. Those who have fine dined here say that it is a culinary journey, unlike anything one has ever experienced before. OLA’s wine list has been carefully selected by the most famous Sommelier Albert O’Mahen to compliment the bold flavors of OLA’s menu. Their sommelier will introduce you to exciting varietals from Spain and South America and across the globe. The restaurant itself suits the food perfectly.

A contemporary space overlooking the beautiful Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, diners can choose to eat indoors or al fresco. Casual diners can sit at one of the restaurant’s three bars and sample arguably the best Pisco Sour in the city. OLA Restaurant is located at 2360 Collins Ave. in South Beach. Rooftop dining is available for private parties and large groups as well alongside the fine dining experiences that they provide. The restaurant was awarded as “Extraordinary for food with a 27 rating” by Zagat.

La Mar By Gaston Acurio At Mandarin Oriental Miami

La Mar restaurant is a self-descriptive type of an upscale fine dining restaurant that highlights the great features of “novo-Andean” and “Asian-Peruvian” cousins at its forefront for its customer from all around the world. This statement can be testified as soon as you peek at their menu, one can be satisfied when realizing that it’s fairly accurate the way they describe themselves.

Peruvian cuisine has stormed into the fine dining scene over the last decade and that is in no small part down to the work of Chef Gastón Acurio. Peruvian classics like the Lomo Saltado tend to share the stage with wagyu beef appetizers and ceviches that have a unique taste and blend of ginger alongside incorporating nori and wonton strips. La Mar has a selection to suit any diner at any time of day whether it is for a light lunch or an indulgent dinner. The express lunch features mainly light bites such as civché and salads while the dinner menu is filled with the best of Andean fare. A Sunday brunch menu also gives guests the chance to gorge on Chef Acurio’s favorite dishes.

Seating is available inside and outside as per the weather conditions and the lively mood of the customers despite the fine dining experience can be enjoyed at either side. However, to get the full effect of the fine food journey, one should opt for a seat under the stars where one falls in love all over again with Biscayne Bay and its ever-growing skyline. The restaurant can be found at 500 Brickell Key Drive, Brickell, Miami.

Palme d’Or

Located in the architecturally unique lobby of the Biltmore Hotel, Palme d’Or is much more than what it envelops compared to its surroundings. Situated amongst the hotel’s iconic courtyard and historic swimming pool just along with the floral lawns, the 1920s-era dining room is similar to taking a leap in time to the golden age of luxury.

With James Beard “Rising Star” nominee Gregory Pugin in charge of the kitchen as chief head chef, Palme d’Or offers an exclusive yet superb menu filled with French culinary delights and cuisines. Along with the exceptional a la carte menu, Pugin has come up with a nine-course chef’s tasting menu which is a perfection in its own. Consistently regarded, known and rated as one of Miami’s finest dining destinations, the restaurant offers great and exceptional service to its customers and a fine wine list between a modern yet classy décor makes the place even more likeable to the foreigners and tourists alike. Those looking for a romantic evening of exceptional food enjoyed in beautiful surroundings need look no further than this restaurant. The restaurant’s ambiance itself suits the food perfectly.

A contemporary space overlooking the beautiful Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, diners can choose to eat at multiple setting. Palme d’Or has not disappointed the people of Miami in its decade of existence and is as popular as ever with locals and foreign visitors alike, who flock to sample the excellent Cantonese cuisine, the award-winning wine list and bask in the delightful and lavish ambiance.

Nobu Miami Beach

Nobu Miami shifted from its original, very trendy location at Shore Club in 2014 and is currently situated in its very own hotel in Miami Beach. Despite the upheaval, it is still considered as one of the places to be seen in Miami with a very decent and great reputation. The menu has been devised by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s himself, whose empire of restaurants continues to grow further both in number and popularity with each passing year.

Guests can expect the traditional gold cherry blossom décor of the restaurant, washi paper art on walls and ceilings, along with the traditional lanterns that have become synonymous with the Nobu brand over the decades. The menu consists of all the classic sashimis and salads as well as a variety of tasting menus for the foodies to try and enjoy.

The hotel also has a branch of Malibu Farm, which is well worth a visit if you are staying at the hotel for several days here in Miami. Here, Chef Helene Henderson creates the typical fine-dining Japanese food of a Nobu restaurant using farm-to-table ingredients from local suppliers which is an experience in its own and one should try it before heading back from Miami.

Le Sirenuse Miami

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is now here in Miami in the form of Le Sirenuse, a luxury hotel that has the features and ambiance to perfectly blend the timeless barefoot chic enveloping within itself the Art Deco elegance of Miami. The food, furnishings and staff have managed to create an authentic Italian ambiance that has amazed and delighted customers for over a decade. Coupled with a striking view over Biscayne Bay, it is easy to see why this place has become a firm favorite with Miamians.

As well as being one of the city’s finest hotels, the restaurant has a reputation for delivering some of its finest cuisines in the most traditional and mesmerizing ways for its clients and customers to enjoy making it count as a moment worth remembering. Situated in The Surf Club’s restored Peacock Alley, diners can begin their evening with a glass of champagne at the opulent dedicated bar while enjoying the beautiful sunset and a minty cool breeze from the sea ahead of them. Sitting down to eat, customers can then enjoy sweeping ocean views across the Atlantic Ocean and dine on dishes inspired by the traditions of the Amalfi Coast mixed with the typical aroma of Italian cuisines and a soft blend of Italian instrumental music to make it one of the perfect evenings.

The ultimate experience is the Passione tasting menu which one loves simply the way it’s presented. A 10-course culinary experience created by Chef Antonio Mermolia leaves the customers in awe and mystery which is inspired by the mastery of food art and perfectionism. From the a la carte menu, one should try the Linguine allay Pescatora, which features linguine from the Italian town of Gragnano blended and mixed in with a selection of luxurious seasonal fish and shellfish to make the perfect taste and dishes on the Miami coast.

Miami beach has many more options for dining other than these. When you step into the place, you are going to find unlimited delicious options to satisfy your taste buds. No matter what kind of cuisine you are after, Miami beach has it all. Visit Miami Beach and enjoy the world’s finest cuisines all in one place!

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