18 "Special Occasions" restaurants in Miami.
NIU Kitchen is a tiny spot in Downtown Miami serving excellent Catalan food. Bring someone you really want to impress.
Ariete is one of Coconut Grove’s best restaurants, but still casual enough for a nice weeknight dinner.
Hiden is a $170 omakase spot in the back of a taco place in Wynwood, and is home to one of the best special occasion meals in the city.
Alter in Wynwood is a tasting menu spot that swings big with creative dishes, and delivers every time.
Macchialina is a small Italian spot in Miami Beach with some of the best pasta in the city, which is the biggest reason to come here.
Cafe La Trova on Calle Ocho is a huge Cuban restaurant with live music, great cocktails, and very good food.
Mandolin Aegean Bistro in the Design District serves very solid Mediterranean food on a beautiful outdoor patio.
Stubborn Seed is a fine dining restaurant in South Beach where the main attraction is creative, delicious food.
Little Havana’s Versailles is the most famous Cuban restaurant on the planet, but it’s thankfully also still good.
Obra is an upscale Venezuelan restaurant in Brickell making really great versions of Latin staples like arepas, ceviche, and more.
Joe’s Stone Crab is a 100-year-old seafood restaurant in South Pointe that’s famous for starting the stone crab craze.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio in Brickell Key serves Peruvian food, including a variety of cebiches, and has a great view of the harbor.
Swan in the Design District is overpriced and incredibly pink, but can be useful for certain situations, like seeing a celebrity.
Fireman Derek’s is a small bakery in Wynwood that serves pretty over-the-top cakes and pies. They’re great if you really love dessert.
Quinto La Huella is an upscale Uruguayan restaurant in the East Hotel. It’s expensive, but the food is great.