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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Miami - Dade

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Miami - Dade? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of El Secreto Omakase restaurant
5.0
5 (7)
$50 and over
Japanese
Mid-Beach
About the restaurant
CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

📍 FAENA MIAMI BEACH
James Beard Award-winning chef, Paul Qui, unfolds an ultra-exclusive speakeasy style Omakase experience-- El Secreto. Blending Tokyo-style sushi and Kyoto-style kaiseki into an unparalleled tasting menu that’s prepared and served for a mouthwatering culinary journey.

Tucked behind FAENA's candlelit cava and the red velvet folds of Faena Theater, there is beauty hidden in the shadows. EL SECRETO, Miami's best-kept secret for those in the know.

In Japan, the term ‘omakase’ refers to respectfully leaving another to decide what is best, or in gastronomic speak: the chef’s selection.

Indulge in the highest-quality seafood from around the world and relish in ever-evolving dishes and ingredients such as line-caught fish flown in daily, innovative vegetable dishes, sea urchin from Hokkaido, sustainable bluefin tuna from Baja and Sanuki Olive Wagyu from Kagawa Prefecture in Japan.

What you’ll find? We’ll never tell.
Top review
foodywinovip
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
Amazing. My favorite Omakasa in Miami! Love the space and ambiance as well.
A photo of Balan's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (366)
$31 to $50
Contemporary European
Brickell
About the restaurant
Balan’s is a chic brasserie, serving modern European cuisine & craft cocktails in a relaxed, yet sophisticated all day dining restaurant in the Brickell area. Balan’s is a true believer in buying local and supporting local, we have created seasonal menus working with some of the best local vendors in Miami. We run a full scratch kitchen and want every guests experience to be a memorable one.

You can dine in our beautiful outdoor Garden area, Terrace or alternatively in our chic London meets Miami dining room. Thursday – Saturday we have DJ, live music & entertainment for our guests to enjoy.

We have a notable wine list with some hidden gems selected by our sommelier, our cocktails are seasonal and packed with flavour. Our executive chef has worked with some of the most respected chefs all over the world and has created some delicious dishes for our guests to enjoy. Our teams work closely to ensure a cohesiveness with the brand and our kitchen identity.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Our waiter Altab was so funny & such a vibrant person. We really enjoyed having him as our server. The drinks were great & we got the crab pasta which was absolutely amazing. The food was so fresh. 10/10 would recommend.
A photo of LPM Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1093)
$50 and over
French
Brickell
About the restaurant
LPM Restaurant & Bar continues the tradition of celebrating the simplicity of light French Mediterranean and Niçoise cuisine featuring exceptional pasta, seafood, and meat dishes prepared with fresh Mediterranean produce such as artichokes, courgettes, olives, and lemons.
The restaurant features an elegant, beautifully understated dining room reminiscent of the Cote d’Azur, framed in a light colour palette with accents of fine linens and marble, and featuring eclectic art and "Belle Epoque" accessories, as well as a gorgeous outdoor patio space for luxurious al fresco dining!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Loved it!! Favorite French spot in Miami!!! Always a pleasure
A photo of Moxies - Miami restaurant
4.8
4.8 (574)
$30 and under
American
Brickell
About the restaurant
Moxies is one of the best restaurants in Miami, located in Mary Brickell Village, just a 5-minute walk from Brickell City Centre. Offering a trendy and lively atmosphere, our restaurant is a popular spot in Brickell and boasts a globally inspired menu, serving freshly made dishes for all occasions: lunch, dinner, Happy Hour, late night eats, or weekend brunch. With a wrap-around patio, a large island bar, and plenty of TVs, Moxies is ideal for social gatherings, watching sports, and Happy Hour in Miami. Indulge in our handcrafted cocktails and extensive wine list, which features half-priced bottles every Wed. Our restaurant can also host large group dining events, like bachelorettes, birthdays, corporate events, and all other celebrations.
Top review
JannelleR
Dined 2 days ago
Our go to spot anytime we are in Miami. Great drinks, great food, great atmosphere. Such a vibe.
A photo of Social 27 Miami restaurant
4.8
4.8 (101)
$31 to $50
Cuban
Little Havana
About the restaurant
Now Open at Social 27! We offer a Full Bar and High Quality Menu in a beautiful ambiance in an iconic location on Calle 8 Little Havana .
Chefs Lisetty Llampalla and Justin Sherrer of Doce Provisions bring their talents to Calle 8 and offer dishes like Grilled Giant Prawn, Tiradito Cienfuegos and Croquetas Y Caviar! In the Iconic location at the entrance of Little Havana!
We offer Full Bar, Live Music Nightly! Outdoor Seating and specialty cocktails curated from our experiences!
Top review
FoodieMevip
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
So pleased with this hard to find corner gem. Be aware that valet parking is only at night. We went to lunch and had to wait for a spot to open (Uber next time). Audilia, our server, was superb- on top of every need without intruding. We had the meat platter with Parmesan fries, arroz abuela, patacones, and maduros. Everything was delicious fatty delights- be prepared to do some aerobics afterwards. The maracuyá tres leches was a sweet surprise, and my absolute favorite was the strawberry lemonade (totally unexpected deliciousness). The mural, music, and decor (plus the gender neutral, accessible and sizable bathrooms) made the whole experience delightful
A photo of Rum Room Miami Beach restaurant
4.8
4.8 (40)
$31 to $50
Latin American
South Beach
About the restaurant
Rum Room is a modern Latin restaurant located in the heart of Miami Beach. Chef Ismael Lasalle brings his passion for Caribbean cuisine to the table, creating dishes that are both flavorful and visually stunning. The signature dishes include Fish Dip Nachos, Shrimp & Papaya Salad, Grilled Salmon, Pan con Bistec, and many more.

Rum Room is the perfect place to enjoy a casual meal with friends or family. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with a mix of indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant is also located just steps from the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Collins Canal, making it a convenient spot for both locals and visitors alike.

The bar features a variety of high-quality rums, spirits, and specialty craft cocktails along with wines by the glass and bottle.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Food, ambiance, and the wait staff were extraordinary. Dinesh was perfect. Highly recommend.
A photo of Rakija Lounge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (47)
$30 and under
Balkan style
South Beach
About the restaurant
When we came up with the idea to open a Serbian restaurant in Miami Beach, we were set on a couple of things. We wanted to offer our guests a warm and relaxing environment where they can feel at home and we wanted to introduce them to a Balkan cuisine that’s rich not only in flavor, but in tradition as well. We invite you to take a gourmet history tour and discover why are more and more people in Miami Beach falling in love with Serbian food. Spicy and unique dishes like the Mediterranean Pljeskavica, Goulash, and Cevapi will activate all your senses while eating. Of course, a meal is not complete without a glass of our premium Rakija brandy. Just remember to sip and enjoy.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 16, 2024
Everyone was so nice and attentive. Food was immaculate!!! Worth to try!
A photo of Aromas Del Peru - Palmetto Bay restaurant
4.7
4.7 (70)
$30 and under
Peruvian
Palmetto Bay
About the restaurant
Peruvian Restaurant with a modern style.
Top review
Alexr
Dined on May 5, 2024
Can be a little loud with the electric violinist on the weekend but very nice touch.
A photo of Call Me Cuban by YUCA restaurant
4.7
4.7 (74)
$30 and under
Cuban
South Beach
About the restaurant
From the creators of the James Beard award-winning Yuca Miami, Call Me Cuban, offers a contemporary take on Cuban cuisine with fresh, vibrant flavors and inventive cocktails. From trios of Aguachiles ceviche, croqueta and tostonilla recipes to Yuca's signature truffled yuca fries, Cuban tacos, and traditional favorites including Lechon Asado and Ropa Vieja, Call Me Cuban entertains from start to finish.
Top review
fishmash
Dined on Apr 30, 2024
Excellent food and service at reasonable pricing. Friendly and helpful service especially reviewing the menu and recommendations. Excellent location on Ocean Drive for people watching.
A photo of El Tiesto Cafe Miami restaurant
4.7
4.7 (24)
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
Edgewater
About the restaurant
Offbeat locale serving Dominican-Japanese bites such as tapas, sushi & meat dishes, plus Hookah.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
The food was amazing, and it was a great combination between Japanese and Dominican food.
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