11 Best Restaurants in Brickell
Casa Tua (70 SW 7th St)
Perhaps my favorite location to indulge in lunch, dinner, or even a slice of pizza, Casa Tua Cucina is the place for all things Italian. Casa Tua Cucina is the creation of Miky Grendene the founder of the iconic Casa Tua Restaurant and Private Club & Hotel who collaborated with luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue creating an environment of infused luxury dining and shopping. When I enter Casa Tua I instantly feel at home. Tons of magnificent artisan creations ranging from the Black Truffle Tagliolini to the Prosciutto and Mushroom Pizza fulfill my cravings. Add a Mezcal Passion Martini and I’m good to go. Combine the delectable cuisine with the sleek design and vibrant atmosphere, this exquisite food hall is one of the top places for lunch and dinner in all of Brickell.
Zuma (270 Brickell Blvd Way)
As heralded international chef Rainer Becker’s first U.S location for his line, Zuma features izakaya- inspired modern Japanese cuisine. The thing that struck me when going to Zuma for the first time was the magnificent design inside the massive establishment and the multitude of spaces you can enjoy your meal; all with unique views and vibes. Zuma has a main dining area, sushi and robata counter, sake bar, lounge, and even a terrace. The term Izakaya quite literally means “edible art,” and this is truly what you experience at Zuma. Not only is the food like a picturesque portrait, but the flavor and experience is out of this world. When ordering from the sushi bar I normally go with the popular Spicy yellowtail roll with serrano pepper and wasabi mayo. Pairing this with a glass of Midorikawa Masamune warm sake will certainly make for a memorable evening.
The Henry Miami combines elements of Hillstone and an American bistro to cast a wide net of culinary appeal. From pretzels with fondue to bolognese, this menu offers something for everyone. Although it may not astound with groundbreaking cuisine, The Henry delivers consistent, solid fare. Its ambiance, adorned with wood, leather, and green accents, embodies the essence of an east coast city eatery.
La Mar (500 Brickell Key Dr)
La Mar is a Peruvian masterpiece developed by the world-renowned chef Gaston Acurio. La Mar truly has some magnificent views of the city and Biscayne Bay and the interior offers a comfortable and cozy vibe. The spot offers a combination of indoor and outdoor seating with three contemporary bars providing distinctive culinary experiences ranging from upscale novo-Andean cuisine to Asian-Peruvian fusion and traditional seafood. Some of the most brilliant features of this premium dining experience are the tremendous ceviches, tiraditos, and the signature pisco sours. I normally find my way to La Mar on Sundays during two-hour brunch when they serve unlimited cocktails. The meats are exquisite at La Mar and the plantain chips are delightful with their famous Tari sauce. For an romantic evening with your partner or a gathering with family and friends, La Mar will serve your savory desires.
KOMODO (801 Brickell Ave )
Positioned in the heart of Brickell, Komodo is an indoor-outdoor restaurant and lounge space that combines Southeast Asian cuisine with the booming nightlife culture of Miami. Some of the most popular dishes served at Komodo are the Peking Duck, Tuna & Toro Roll, and Lobster Dynamite. The eatery spans three-stories and offers a bar on each level with artisanal cocktail menus. Additionally, Komodo features outdoor seating in the form of “birds nests”, which creates a playful and relaxing vibe suited for any occasion, day or night. Komodo is well known in Miami for its inviting feel, delicious food, and instagram-worthy aesthetics; the attention to detail from the dishes to the decorations truly make this restaurant feel unique and authentic. Owned by David Grutman, Komodo Miami has served the likes of celebrities to locals, and is sure to elevate your standards for a truly extraordinary dining experience.
Quinto La Huella (788 Brickell Plaza)
If you are looking for a spot in Brickell, Miami that offers a relaxing environment that promotes ethnic, simple, and delicious food, Quinto La Huella is the place to be. Executive Chef, Nano Crespo, incorporates his culinary expertise to create a menu that subsides every seafood lovers desires. Not a fan of seafood? Quinto La Huella offers pizza, pasta, and traditional food from Uruguay making it flexible for vegetarians. My favorite dish is the rich ravioli de ricotta y acelga, a charred ravioli dish coated in tomato and parmesan. The soft texture of the ravioli paired with a savory sauce is undeniably culinary excellence. While Quinto La Huella offers a wonderful array of choices for food, they also have a large drinks menu that consists of champagne, rose, white wine, sangria, red wine, and special La Huella drinks. The Caipi Maracuya, which perfectly pairs with any meal on the menu, is vodka infused with passion fruit and cane sugar. Visit Quinto La Huella for a traditional Uruguayan meal while also enjoying the contemporary ambience of the top rated restaurant.
Sexy Fish (1001 S. Miami Ave.)
Located in Brickell Flatiron, upscale dinery, Sexy Fish will offer exquisite Japanese-inspired cuisine, and the largest Dom Perignon selection in the entire country. This is only the second Sexy Fish location, the first being in London, UK, which houses the largest Japanese whiskey selection in the world. It’s no secret that Sexy Fish will have an extensive cocktail selection, however, the drinks aren’t the only thing that make this spot stand out. There will also be plenty of late-night entertainment and music, adhering to the local culture. The menu includes many of the original Sexy Fish’s signature dishes, like fresh sushi, sashimi, and fish or meat cooked on a Robata Grill. This restaurant elegantly delivers one of the most unique and exclusive dining experiences in all of South Florida, if you are looking for a meal you won’t forget, you’ll find it at Sexy Fish Miami.
The River Oyster Bar (650 S Miami Ave)
Tired of Brickell's wallet-draining dining scene? Look no further than The River Oyster Bar, a delightful exception. Offering generously portioned dishes at reasonable prices (by Brickell standards), it's a seafood lover's haven. Don't miss the colossal crab cakes or the perfectly seared sea scallops a la plancha. Beyond the delectable food, The River Oyster Bar stands as a haven of simplicity in a complex neighborhood, making it a favored spot not just in Brickell but throughout Miami for seafood aficionados.
The River Oyster Bar is one of Miami’s top seafood destinations found near the Miami River. A true gem of a restaurant, The River delivers a contemporary twist on classic seafood dishes in a refreshing and comfy location. This seafood lover’s dream is well-known for its selection of hand-shucked premium oysters, hand-selected local produce, and fresh cold-water fish brought in from Alaska. The happy hour is tremendous and the service is second to none when it comes to Miami restaurants. Perfect for a romantic evening out or a business rendezvous, The River Oyster Bar will surely satisfy your needs.
Kaori beckons as a sanctuary amid the chaos of Mary Brickell Village. Stepping into its serene dining room feels like escaping a blizzard into a cozy haven. The restaurant offers a modern Asian menu executed with finesse. Start your culinary journey with sashimi or seasonal vegetable dishes. For a showstopper, order the kurobuta kan-kan pork chop, a substantial delight. If you prefer a more relaxed setting, the downstairs bar awaits, providing respite from the athleisure-clad crowds outside.
Cantina La 20 (465 Brickell Ave)
“The Twenty” as I like to call it, is a masterpiece of a cantina reflecting true Mexican cultural essence. A deli, restaurant, and cafe all rolled up into one perfect concoction with mariachis in the background, world- class chef Santiago Gomez has positioned Cantina Veinte among the best restaurants in Miami. Words cannot do justice to describe the magnificent Art Deco architecture within Cantina La Veinte with its brilliant black and gold colors and enchanting geometry. The food is equally as enticing with dishes from each Mexican state featuring avant-garde techniques such as vacuum cooking and spherification. The “vuelve la vida” Mexican ceviche is like taking a nibble of heaven; bursting with an avalanche of juices and citrus it is a must have. They also have over 250 tequilas and mezcals to choose from. I don’t know about you compadre, but for me that’s my way of relaxing and unwinding to find my nirvana.
Momi Market distinguishes itself as a casual yet superior choice among Brickell's sushi establishments. This unassuming eatery offers donburi and a concise selection of nigiri, rolls, and sashimi. The artful slicing of fish makes it an ideal spot for a midweek chutoro craving. Try the salmon ikura don or opt for the savory unadon with luscious glazed eel. It's perfect for spontaneous dinners or a solo lunch break, with inviting counter seating for lone diners.