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Bachour Bakery + Bistro
You haven’t had dessert until you’ve had it from Bachour Bakery + Bistro. While we’re sure many other bakeries can deliver a good dessert, Bachour presentation alone gives it a place in our bakery hall of fame. From flakey, buttery and chocolate-filled croissants to immaculately designed miniature cakes topped with edible gold flakes, this bakery and bistro will have you making runs to Brickell every chance you get. Don’t believe us? Check out their Instagram for proof.
Hot Items: Nutella Croissant, Gianduja, and Manjari
If a stay at a hotel more authentic to the Miami life is what you’re in need of, Circa 39 would be a great pick for you. Decorated in bright colors and overflowing with tropical vibrancy, this boutique Miami Beach hotel provides the vintage comfort that Miami has been known to dish out. Though only three floors high, the two-building property offers guests a warm stay full of charm and coziness. For those needing a little more privacy during their stay, requesting a stay in the property’s second building would be optimal. Since the hotel does not offer in-room balconies, taking some time to hang down by the garden area would be a great option if you want to get some fresh air or survey the scene.
Property Incentives: Three-minute walk to white sand beaches; Building designated for privacy; Front porch dining.
Need some good ceviche while vising Miami? Stopping by CVI.CHE 105 may be the right place to get it. Although serving the traditional dish is the premise of this restaurant, the expansive menu offers authentic coastal bites that your taste buds will die for. And, if you’re heading there with friends, sharing your large plates amongst the table is a great way to savor as much as you can off the menu. The restaurant will pack out, so make sure you get there early enough for a table!
Hot Items: Sautéed Lomo Steak, Chaufa Style Seafood Rice and Special Sangria
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What better way to enjoy lunch than to do it with a breathtaking view of the ocean? Well, at La Côte restaurant, you can do just that. Located near the pool area on Fontainebleau’s property, this restaurant should be the only place you have in mind if you envision having lunch on the beach. Delivering a menu filled with succulent seafood, decadent desserts, and delicious drinks, Chef Michael Hawk will make you feel as if his cuisine was specifically crafted for you. So, if you’ve been looking for the perfect lunch spot, look no further. Once you’ve had lunch at La Côte, it’ll never be the same anywhere else.
Hot Items: Maine Lobster and Norwegian King Crab
Lure Fish Bar
With décor reminiscent of the interior of a luxurious ship, Lure Fish Bar is your go-to location for traditional fresh catch. Featuring sushi, organic eats, surf and turf and some of the best house made lemonade you’ll taste in the city, Lure Fish Bar will give you an intimate setting with a memorable meal.
Hot Items: Shrimp Tempura and Fresh Oysters
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Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel Located on Collins Avenue, the Nautilus hotel adds an elegant touch to a casual setting. From the marble floors that beautifully flow through the room to the vintage travel chest inspired mini-bar nestled in the corner, the hotel is the perfect example of what happens when class meets comfort. Though each of the rooms and suites have their own incentives, if you’re looking to have the best — and most liberating — experience, book one of the Property’s King Ocean Front Balcony corner rooms. Not only will you get the best view of South Beach right from your bed, but you’ll love the automatic balcony doors that enable the crisp ocean breeze to cruise right into your room.
Property Incentives: Ocean view rooms; Proximity to beach; Central South Beach location.
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PB Station, which is located in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami, has a menu that will make your mouth water with just one glance. Featuring surprising items that are as beautifully crafted as they taste, PB Station should be your first stop when in the area. Not that hungry when you stop by? Head to the bar for one of the incredible drinks from the menu. Be careful though — the drinks are stronger than they look.
Hot Items: Yellowtail Taquito, French Onion Soup Dumplings, Chocco Coco S’mores and the Yogi Berra
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SUGARCANE raw bar and grill
With a stop at SUGARCANE raw bar and grill, your brunch outing just got a little better. Providing a mixture of fresh sushi and open fire grill entrées, this restaurant is a guaranteed hotspot in Miami. So, whether you’re showing up to have the duck and waffle for brunch or stopping by for the Korean style short ribs during lunch, there’s no way you’ll walk away hungry or disappointed.
Hot Items: BLT Lobster Roll, Avocado Toast, and Duck & Waffle
Looking for an exclusive scene to hang with your friends or significant other? You’ll fall in love with The Deck. Serving up exquisite dines, fine wines, and creative cocktails, The Deck is reserved for those ready for a good time. Set before a dock backdrop and nestled off to itself, The Deck is the premiere stop for those looking to take in the gorgeous scenery that is Miami.
As an added incentive, guests can view lighted cruise ships coming back into the city while enjoying their time out or gawk in amazement at the multi-million dollar yachts docked a few feet away from your outdoor haven.
Though Miami’s overall restaurant scene is one deemed incomparable to others, one place that stands far out above the rest is the city’s legendary steakhouse, The Forge. Previously hosting iconic stars such as Michael Jackson and Madonna, The Forge is the epitome of exquisite dining worth every dollar spent. From the decadent desserts to the perfectly prepared steak, this restaurant will be the highlight of your visit to the lively city. Though the prices on the menu may discourage some from living it up, the elegantly displayed décor is enough to make you want to treat yourself to this magnificently made cuisine. Not sure which wine to pair with your top notch steak? Ask for Gino, the restaurant’s sommelier whose served every star imaginable during his more than 40 years working at The Forge.
Hot Items: Jamaican Jerk Bacon, Bone-In Filet Mignon with Cognac Sauce, Super Steak with Forge Rub and Birthday Cake Soufflé