Miami is full of world-class restaurants encompassing many different types of cuisines and modern vibes. Whether you live in Miami or are visiting for your first time, these 5 picks by the editors of PROFILEmaimi are sure to impress. Keep in mind they are all very hot and will be packed so make sure to call ahead for a reservation.
The lone non-Miami Beach location on this list is located in Brickell. This hotspot brings "Incan culture" to Miami with modern Peruvian fare matched with trendy, upscale vibes. They are known for their pisco sours and is best enjoyed sharing style.
2. Joe's Stone Crab
A South Beach classic. While only open half of the year, during stone crab season, this powerhouse delivers fresh seafood daily. Definitely order the stone crab claws. Go to the takeout side on the left of the restuarant so you don't need to deal with the lines and you can still sit and eat there.
Chef Bee is one of Miami's most infamous chefs and his new hotspot became an instant classic. NaiYaRa serves up what he has dubbed Thai street food, sushi, and other Asian specialties with a Bangkok feel. Order the Beef Jerky and the NaiYaRa Roll. Located in Sunset Harbour, one of Miami Beach's trendiest neighborhoods, NaiYaRa will be a staple for years to come.
4. Prime 112
If you want steak and you are in Miami, Prime 112 is the place to go. Prime 112 is the pride and joy of the Myles Restaurant Group's Prime collection of restaurants that also includes Prime Fish and Prime Italian. Prime 112 is a contemporary steakhouse with "sophisticated cuisine" but you must check out one of their steaks paired with some red wine. The restaurant offers a vibrant people-watching scene and is located right in the walkable South Pointe neighboorhood, one of the top neighborhoods in all of South Florida.
Located in the 1 Hotel, one of the hottest hotels in South Beach, Beachcraft is celebrity chef Tom Colicchio's newest upscale "beachside grill." Beachcraft serves seasonal American farm-to-table dishes and is a great spot for either lunch or dinner. Order the Yellowfin Tuna Crudo with Fennel, Serrano, Pepper and Red Shisho. They also serve an unreal breakfast that covers all of the bases.