As America prepares to celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4th, we wanted to share some delicious food and drink specials being served up all weekend long. These tasty deals are sure to make sparks fly. From red, white and blue themed cocktails to all-American classics, the below South Florida dining destinations are the perfect spots to celebrate America’s birthday with friends and family.
Villa Azur will be celebrating Independence Day weekend in style by decorating their chic French-Mediterranean dining room and enchanting open-air courtyard in red, white and blue for the occasion. Villa Azur will be closed on Monday, July 4th, but locals and tourists alike can enjoy a lively atmosphere and chef specials all weekend long. A saxophonist will join resident DJ StephanM to set the mood with live music for a special dinner party to remember. Guests can dine and dance al fresco in Villa Azur’s charming courtyard, and enjoy Chef’s Specials including seafood platters and pastas such as the Pâtes a la Meule ($48), Cognac flamed in a mushroom Sauce served tableside in a Parmigiana Wheel.
Address: 309 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Just a quick walk from South Beach and off Lincoln Road, Chotto Matte is the dining destination for this 4th of July. Celebrate America with international flair as their expertly curated cocktail collection spans tastes from Tokyo to Lima, taking unlikely flavors to artistically complement the restaurant’s dishes. For guests craving a classic American apple pie, the Flor de Manzana cocktail is a must try. Made with apple, elderflower, mango vodka, sake and passion fruit, this drink is a refreshing international twist on classic American apple flavor.
Address: 1666 Lenox Ave #1664, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Located in Miami Beach’s affluent South of Fifth neighborhood and only a quick six minute walk away, Kosushi is the perfect place to indulge in a post beach meal to finish off the 4th of July celebration. Try out their King Crab Truffle ($38) infused with truffle butter and pink salt or the Toro/ Salmon Belly Tartare ($42/$26) with caviar, citrus, and taro chips. To pair the perfect drink, Kosushi serves an exclusive cocktail selection created by the talented Brazilian mixologist Márcio Silva, as well as a curated list of wines and sakes showcasing flavor profiles for every palate.
Address: 801 S Pointe Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Fratelli La Bufala
Try Fratelli La Bufala this 4th of July for a taste of Italian tradition. Fratelli La Bufala has an expansive menu of pastas, pizzas and other classic Neapolitan fare. The popular pizzas are all made with fresh mozzarella and come with toppings ranging from artichoke hearts and ham to roasted potatoes and sausage. In addition to the vast selection of 20+ pizzas the restaurant also serves pastas from Lasagna and Gnocchi to Bucatini alla Carbonara and Linguine ai Gamberi. Spark your appetite with some of Fratelli La Bufalla’s pizza classics such as the Margherita ($11) with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil or the Alla Caprese ($20) with tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, bufala mozzarella, and basil. RIght by the beach, Fratelli La Bufala is just a few steps away for your 4th of July meal.
Address: 437 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
This 4th of July, visit everyone’s favorite local hotspot in Midtown Miami, Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar, Negroni’s Miami destination features a diverse international comfort food menu, offering antipasti, salads, flatbread, paninis, and some of the most delicious burgers in town. Honor the red, white, and blue and visit Negroni to try their Beyond Burger ($19) with a plant based beef burger, arugula, tomatoes, onions and Dijon mustard in a brioche bun or lettuce wrap. Pair the burger with one of Negroni’s “Miami Specials” cocktails such as the Summer Shade ($17) with grey goose vodka, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, fresh basil, sparkling water, and aromatic bitters.
Address: 3201 Buena Vista Blvd, Miami, FL 33127
Nothing says 4th of July like BBQ cookouts. EST. 33 Thai Craft Brewery & Kitchen harmoniously bring together the classic tastes and techniques of American barbecue to traditional Thai cuisine. Located on the fourth floor of Brickell City Centre EST. 33 is a perfect place to dine in for the celebration of America. In addition to crafted dishes, EST.33 presents a thorough beverage selection, including the chance for guests to take a tour of the restaurant’s brewery to learn just how it designs its experimental creations. Celebrate the sweet land of liberty with some of EST. 33’s desert menu including Ice Creams and Sorbets ($7) as well as their Banana and Chocolate Spring Rolls ($7).
Address: 701 S Miami Ave, Brickell City Centre, Miami, FL 33131
Dogfish Head Miami
This 4th of July, celebrate the red, white, and brew at Dogfish Head Miami. Known for its exploration of off-centered goodness, Dogfish Head is a multi-sensory hub in Miami’s eclectic Wynwood district for both locals and visitors alike to enjoy innovative beers and local food alongside art and music. The off-centered brewery will be celebrating Fourth of July weekend with a special deal: guests can buy one of any available four pack and get one half off from July 1-4. Let freedom ring and grab one of many of Dogfish Head’s 2022 beer releases such as the 120 Minute IPA or the Tru- Action IPA. Dogfish Head Miami features a full-service kitchen, on-site brewhouse with custom brewing equipment and a state-of-the-art live performance system that is perfect for celebrating America’s Birthday outdoors with a cold one in hand.
Address: 325 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
Freedom tastes good, and so does Uchi. Located in the Wynwood arts district, Uchi brings modern Japanese through a non-traditional take with its delicately designed menu, from dishes separated by serving temperatures to its vast selection of beers, wines, spirits and sakes. Celebrate America with some of the “Hot Tastings” from the menu such as the Pork Belly ($20.50) with roasted kabocha, shallots, sweet pepper gastrique or the Walu Walu ($18.50) with oak-grilled escolar, yuzupon, candied citrus, and myoga.
Address: 252 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127
Mehzcla at The Balfour Hotel
Celebrate our nation’s birthday at Mehzcla, located at The Balfour Hotel in Miami Beach. Guests are invited to dine on a wrap-around terrace overlooking Ocean Drive while indulging in Latin-fusion and sipping on house made sangria. Serving as the hotel’s social hub, guests can catch up with old friends and meet new ones, while enjoying a full bar and cocktail menu including the Spiced Smoked Margarita ($16), crafted with Aviation Gin, Ancho Reyes, mango puree, lime, cilantro, and chili salt, as well as the South Beach Nitro Mule ($16), with Tito’s Vodka, lime, ginger beer, coconut water, and nitro. Fireworks will go off at Lummus Park, just a few blocks from Mehzcla, featuring live performances and fun at its annual July 4th celebration off Ocean Drive.
Address: 350 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139
Orno at THesis Hotel
Orno invites you to dine in and celebrate the 4th of July. Located inside theTHesis Hotel Miami, in Coral Gables, Orno will be your perfect dining spot this Independence Day. Centered around the highest quality meats, enjoy Niman Ranch Bone-in Pork Chops ($38), with tamarind-bourbon glaze, apple and farm kohlrabi, and Smoked Lemongrass Ribs with thai garlic glaze, pickled kumquats and peanuts. Pair your dish with cocktails inspired by literary classics like the Jack Rose ($19), infused with D’usse VSOP, pomegranate, and lime, inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises.
Address: 1350 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Mamey at THesis Hotel
Transport yourself this July 4th to your own private island as you dine at the Caribbean inspired restaurant, Mamey, located inside THesis Hotel. Indulge in meals with an island twist as you enjoy a true and chic farm-to-table experience. The island-themed experience doesn’t stop there. Enjoy a Guava Mojito ($15), with Bacardi Rum, Redland Guava and lime, and a Mango Mule ($15), with Beluga Vodka, Rancho Patel Mango, lime, ginger and Beer. Sip on these tropical drinks on the rooftop extension, Mamey on 3rd, with live music and happy hour for a remarkable celebration.
Address: 1350 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146
The Lincoln Eatery
Unsure of what type of food you will be in the mood for this Independence Day, but you want to plan ahead? The Lincoln Eatery is perfect for you! You can select from 13 unique dining and drinking options at the first food hall in Miami Beach. You can both start and end your July 4th at The Lincoln Eatery with XO Espresso Bar in the morning, to get your caffeine fix in for the day, and the various options to indulge in at night, including Pesto Italian Cuisine and Cilantro 27. The choices are endless.
Address: 723 North Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Just one mile from Bayfront Park, The Gabriel Miami is the perfect place to stay this Independence Day. America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park will have music, food, drinks and a Kids’ Zone with a firework display to give you and your family a memorable evening. At The Gabriel, a sun deck with a rectangular pool and balconies facing Biscayne Bay will provide you with the perfect view of the fireworks at the park.
Address: 1100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Gabriel South Beach
The Gabriel South Beach is a boutique property located on Ocean Drive in South Beach, where the rooftop pool overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. A 30-foot-tall mural stands in the hotel made by Mr. Brainwash, Fresh-born, Los Angeles-based street artist. Just three blocks away you will find Lummus Park where guests can enjoy fireworks and festivities.
Address: 640 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Shelborne South Beach
Like The Gabriel South Beach, the Shelborne South Beach is just a mile down the road from Lummus Park. You will not want to miss out on live performances, fireworks and other festivities close to the hotel. At Shelborne, enjoy an amazing Oasis Garden with moon watching events, fitness programs, and a beachfront playground as you and your family enjoy your relaxing and celebratory July 4th weekend.
Address: 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Verde at PAMM
Bring the whole family down to Verde at the Pérez Art Museum Miami for a twist on the usual Fourth of July celebration. After trying some of Verde’s locally inspired dishes prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients, guests can explore the museum’s assortment of exhibits or relax on the terrace.
Address: 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132