15 "See And Be Seen" restaurants in Miami.
Cafe La Trova on Calle Ocho is a huge Cuban restaurant with live music, great cocktails, and very good food.
Upland is where to go to escape the clubs and chain steakhouses of South of Fifth, while also enjoying some really good pizza and pasta.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio in Brickell Key serves Peruvian food, including a variety of cebiches, and has a great view of the harbor.
Planta is a stylish restaurant in South of Fifth with an entirely plant-based menu and things like watermelon sushi and fried cauliflower sandwiches.
Byblos is a Mediterranean restaurant in South Beach that’s mostly just a place to see and be seen.
Swan in the Design District is overpriced and incredibly pink, but can be useful for certain situations, like seeing a celebrity.
Sugar is a fancy rooftop bar in Brickell on top of the East Hotel. The drinks are expensive but the view is nice.
Hutong is a flashy Chinese restaurant in Brickell with a high-tech interior and underwhelming food.
Komodo is a big, flashy restaurant in Brickell serving a mix of Chinese/Japanese food where people go mostly to see and be seen.
Blind Barber is a semi-swanky bar behind an actual barbershop inside the Nautilus Hotel.
Esotico is a shiny tiki bar and restaurant near Downtown. The drinks are strong and they serve a surprisingly good octopus hot dog.
Union Beer is a beer bar on Calle Ocho great for a drink and a conversation - or if you just want to watch some classic professional wrestling.
Broken Shaker in Mid-Beach is where to go for drinks on a tree-lined patio by a pool and to get away from the nearby clubs.
Head to Palmar on NW 29th St. with a small group for some of the best Chinese food in the city, in a space that looks like a large green box.