Best Miami South Beach Restaurants 2012

With winter drawing near, many travelers have already booked Miami Beach vacation rentals and are heading South. Many of them head straight to Miami Beach, a seven-mile-long stretch of coastline that had over 11 million overnight visitors in 2011. This popular vacation destination is known for having the best beaches, trendiest hotels, first-class shopping and some of the finest Miami South Beach restaurants you will find anywhere.

Miami’s unique cuisine reflects the diverse culture of its residents blending Asian, American, French, Latin and Caribbean flavors. The dining scene has blown up over the past few years, with dozens of great new restaurants popping up left and right. Miami South Beach restaurants are exceptional and offer something for every taste, from authentic Cuban to Thai.

Below is a list of restaurants that we think are among the best in town and within blocks of our Miami Beach vacation rentals. To avoid a long wait and to assure you get a table we strongly suggest making a reservation ahead of time. Dress code for these restaurants is casual chic and for many a 15% to 18% gratuity is included in your bill.

BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL, 33139
Phone: 305-673-0044
Cuisine: Steakhouse

701 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-673-1312
Cuisine: Italian, Steak, Seafood

Fontainebleau Hotel
4441 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Phone: 786-276-1388
Cuisine: Chinese

Joe's Stone Crab
11 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL, 33139
Phone: 305-673-0365; Takeout: 305-673-4611 for takeout
Cuisine: Seafood


1111 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-763-8272
Cuisine: Eclectic/International

Meat Market
915 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-532-0088
Cuisine: Steakhouse

Nobu Miami Beach
1901 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
Phone: 305-695-3232
Cuisine: Peruvian/Sushi

Prime One Twelve
112 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
Phone: 305-532-8112
Cuisine: Seafood/Steakhouse

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
1014 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-531-4833
Cuisine: Italian

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse
1 Washington Avenue
South Pointe Park
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-673-2800
Cuisine: Steakhouse

The Bazaar
SLS Hotel South Beach
1701 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-455-2999
Cuisine: Latin/Spanish