6 Miami Restaurants To Satisfy Any Craving

Miami may be most famous for its beaches and nightclubs, but its proximity to the ocean and variety of cultures have resulted in a food scene that is second to none. Check out one of these six restaurants for a sampling of what Miami has to offer. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

6 Miami Restaurants For Your Next Night Out

Name Neighborhood Cuisine
Villa Azur Miami Beach Seafood, steak, and pasta, as well as impressive cocktail and dessert menus
Stiltsville Fish Bar Sunset Harbor Seafood and Southern favorites with an incredible view and both brunch and happy hour service
Blue Collar MiMo district Classic comfort fare including ribs, braised meat, Mahi-mahi and jambalaya
Icebox Cafe South Beach Burgers and fries alongside globally-inspired dishes such as Faroe Islands Wasabi-Crusted Salmon, Thai-style Coconut Shrimp, and the Yellow Indian Curry Bowl
LoKal Coconut Grove Grass-fed burgers that are ground in-house by hand daily
Flanigan's Locations throughout Miami and Florida Large menu featuring soups, wings, shrimp, pasta, salads, sandwiches, seafood, steak, and burgers

Stiltsville Fish Bar with Chefs Jeff McInnis & Janine Booth

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In Depth

Miami is one of the largest cities in the United States and is the cultural and economic hub of South Florida. Miami's cuisine is hugely important to its culture and is as diverse as its people. Whether you are a native or looking to visit, in no particular order, here are six restaurants that will surely satisfy a variety of palates.

Up first at #1 is Villa Azur in the heart of Miami Beach. One of the most distinguishing features of the restaurant is the enchanted open-air courtyard which enables guests to dine and dance under the stars. Villa Azur strives to sculpt the perfect meal from start to finish. The menu is designed to be a delicate intermingling of avant garde Mediterranean fare and traditional authenticity.

Villa Azur's signature dishes derive from selecting only the freshest ingredients and flavor characteristics from the south of France, reinterpreted with an international twist. Each dish is carefully prepared with attention given to even the smallest details. There is also an in-house sommelier on hand to suggest the ideal custom wine pairing.

Each dish is carefully prepared with attention given to even the smallest details.

Next at #2, located in the Sunset Harbor neighborhood, Stiltsville Fish Bar encapsulates a relaxed and casual neighborhood restaurant. Drawing locals in for quality seafood and Key West inspired drinks, the restaurant is centered around a gorgeous view of the harbor and its stunning sunsets. Whether you're in the dining room or enjoying the view from a hammock chair, Stiltsville is built to be the perfect place for great seafood and a sundowner.

Executive Chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth both appeared on the popular Bravo television show Top Chef before returning to Jeff's Miami roots. In 2015, Janine and Jeff discovered the perfect location for their next concept and began developing Stiltsville Fish bar. The pair are dedicated to bringing only the freshest Florida seafood and genuine Southern hospitality to Miami Beach.

Coming in at #3 is Blue Collar, a small restaurant located in the historic MIMO district of Miami, serving a daily rotation of braised dishes, parmesans, ribs, and a variety of vegetables. Blue Collar's mission is to keep things casual, provide exceptional food and service, and to make you feel like one of their close friends.

Blue Collar's mission is to keep things casual, provide exceptional food and service, and to make you feel like one of their close friends.

Chef Daniel Serfer, a Miami native, opened Blue Collar in 2012. Danny's cooking is from-scratch and straightforward. Serfer is able to oscillate between casual American comfort food and elegance with ease, and his restaurants reflect his no frills, full flavor attitude. He was a pioneer in Miami as one of the first restaurateurs to set up shop in the resurgent MiMo district when he opened Blue Collar.

At #4 is Icebox Cafe, located in an area of South Beach known among locals for its unique culinary concepts. This restaurant's sophisticated and comfortable design offers the perfect framework for seasonal cuisine which, for more than 15 years, has helped to sustain Icebox Cafe as one of Miami Beach's community leaders.

Icebox Cafe believes in well-balanced and quality ingredients. Each plate is carefully crafted to ensure that flavor and presentation are never sacrificed. With a team as diverse as the city in which they reside, Icebox Cafe goes out of their way to create a sense of community among their guests so they can leave feeling better than ever.

Icebox Cafe believes in well-balanced and quality ingredients.

Next up at #5 is LoKal, the first restaurant in Miami-Dade County to use 100% clean, renewable energy sourced from wind and solar power. Found in the Coconut Grove neighborhood, the name LoKal stems from the German word for restaurant and meeting place. Not only do they exude this definition, but they bring sustainably and locally sourced ingredients paired with an industrial, raw edginess to their meals.

Owner Matthew Kuscher's commitment to quality is unmatched. Using Florida grass-fed beef and Floridian-raised clean proteins for their burgers, sandwiches and salads, LoKal purchases whole sides of beef and primal cuts of clean proteins and processes them in-house. Hand grinding their meats daily results in LoKal's distinctive signature flavor.

Last on the list at #6 is Flanigan's, a laid back family-run restaurant anchored by a commitment to exceptional food and drink, warm hospitality, great value, and good fun. A beloved South Florida institution since 1959, the Flanigan's name is synonymous with good times. Flanigan's welcomes guests from near and far every day of the year, serving continuously from lunch to late night.

Flanigan's welcomes guests from near and far every day of the year, serving continuously from lunch to late night.

Flanigan's is very much a local neighborhood spot. The design of the restaurant is all about the island vibes and saltwater adventures that reflect their deep South Florida roots. The menu features signature dishes like Legendary Baby Back Ribs and classic grill fare. The Flanigan's team prides themselves in sourcing the best ingredients, highlighting the local catch, generous portions, and taking a from-scratch approach to cooking.