Miami, a city where the sun shines bright, the drinks flow cold and the food is hot as hell. It’s a place where you can dine under the stars and feel the warmth on your skin, the perfect temperature for al fresco dining. The weather here is always something to behold, but right now it’s hitting that sweet spot, where the heat is just right and the humidity is bearable. And let me tell you, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a meal in the open air, surrounded by the sounds and smells of this vibrant city.

Whether you’re looking for a casual lunch with friends or a romantic dinner for two, Miami is the perfect place to indulge in all your culinary desires. So, grab a cold drink, a delicious meal and enjoy the beauty of Miami’s weather.

Best Outdoor Dining in Miami

Bayshore Club

Bayshore Club is Coconut Grove’s newest waterfront dining destination that offers sweeping views of Biscayne Bay accompanied by an extensive menu. With three levels of “stadium-style” seating, all guests can enjoy the best seat in the house while enjoying seafood fare like the iconic Island Conch Fritters and “Yankee Style” Lobster Roll.

 

Aba

The latest addition to the Bal Harbour Shops, Aba, features an expansive ground-floor outdoor patio that blurs the line between outside and in. For a more intimate al fresco experience, Aba also has a second-floor mezzanine with additional seating and a bar.

 

The Key Club

Experience the bustling and scenic Coconut Grove neighborhood all from the lush and modern outdoor seating at The Key Club. Being one of David Grutman’s newest eateries to enter South Florida, it’s no surprise that a good time is guaranteed, no matter where you’re seated. Dine along The Key Club’s outdoor patio with refreshing cocktails, upscale American bites, and the gentle yet refreshing breeze from the Biscayne Bay.

 

Glass & Vine

Centered in Peacock Park, Glass & Vine offers guests a lush escape – day and night. With a dining room entirely outdoors, guests can bask in Miami’s cooler weather from any area in the restaurant.

 

 

Makoto

Nestled within the luxurious Bal Harbour Shops, Makoto offers chic and tasteful dining no matter where you decide to sit. Featured outside is the expanded al fresco terrace and bar, an exclusive sushi counter that seats 16. This is a more feminine experience of Japanese dining, one where the atmosphere and the experience of taste cohesively go hand in hand. And not to mention, this Miami staple serves up some of the most high quality cuts of fish, creating its expansive sushi, sashimi and omakase menu.

 

Stiltsville Fish Bar

Get a taste of the Keys, watch the boats come in from the harbor and take in the fresh air at Stiltsville Fish Bar. With an intimate outdoor patio, Stiltsville captures guests with its laid-back feel, resort-style cocktails and fresh coastal cuisine. Indulge in favorites al fresco like the Buffalo Fish Wings and stone crab with season right around the corner.

 

Le Zoo

Le Zoo, the stylish French brasserie located on the first floor of the Bal Harbour Shops, is known for transporting diners to Europe. The restaurant radiates inspiration from the sidewalk cafes of Paris and the shores of St. Tropez combined with Old World decor — Dining on the lush palm tree-covered patio is the perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors and indulge in the bright and fresh flavors of the Mediterranean.

 

Osaka Nikkei Miami

Located in the heart of Brickell, Osaka Nikkei Miami offers guests the chance to indulge in a variety of raw, cooked, cold, hot, seafood and meat dishes, such as popular ceviches, tiraditos, Peruvian Izakaya dishes and more. For those looking to dine alfresco, while overlooking Brickell Bay Drive, can reserve a spot at the restaurant’s outdoor terrace surrounded by greenery

 

Bakan Wynwood

Located in the heart of Wynwood, Bakan is an indoor and outdoor restaurant that transports guests to Mexico with each bite. Upon entering, guests are met with a cacti-lined outdoor bar and terrace covered with inverted wood pyramid canopies and other Mexican-inspired decor such as natural modern tables and illuminated hanging basket fixtures.

 

Rusty Pelican Miami

For dazzling outdoor dining, look no further than Rusty Pelican. Famous for its sparkling views of the Miami skyline, top-notch service, glamorous decor, contemporary American cuisine, fresh locally sourced seafood and handcrafted cocktails developed by master mixologists, the Rusty Pelican has become the epicenter of the city since its inception in 1976.

 

American Social Bar & Kitchen

Brickell’s waterfront dining destination, American Social, offers sweeping views of the Miami River on its 3,000+ sq ft patio with ample seating with covered areas, perfect for rain or shine. Take in the views of yachts and party boats passing by while mixing and mingling with an endless selection of elevated American cuisine, craft beers, self-serving beer tap tables and curated cocktails.