Ultra Music Festival will make its celebrated return to the iconic Bayfront Park from March 25 – 27, 2022. Providing an opportunity to see EDM’s biggest DJs, but it also offers the chance to enjoy local culinary fare from across one of the U.S.’s most vibrant food cities.
When you’re headed to Ultra Music Festival for a wild weekend in the sun, all the planning that goes into your trip to the Magic City is anything but fun.
Lucky for you, we’ve started our planning early. And that includes finding a list of restaurants in Miami and Miami Beach for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Don’t delay! Book NOW for Ultra Miami as these reservations will go quickly!
Amara at Paraiso
Count on spectacular bay views served up with brunch, lunch or dinner at this restaurant by James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz. Located on Biscayne Bay, Amara at Paraiso is Schwartz’s first waterfront eatery. In addition to raw bar and seafood platters, Amara’s lunch menu offers an eclectic selection of enticing Latin American flavors from ceviches to wood fire grilled local fish to lomo saltado – charred beef shoulder tenderloin, grilled onion, and pickled sweet peppers. For those who prefer to start out with cocktails, Amara’s menu offers tropical-inspired standouts as well as beer and wine. Or come early for Amara’s weekday happy hour (5:00pm to 7:00pm) and stay for dinner. Lunch is served Monday through Friday noon to 4pm. Dinner hours are Monday through Wednesday and Sunday 4pm to 10pm, Thursday 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday- Saturday 4pm to 10:30 p.m. Brunch is every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Amara at Paraiso is located on 3101 NE 7th Ave. Miami. Telephone: (305) 702-5528
Toro Toro @ InterContinental Miami
At Toro Toro, dining is more than a meal; it’s a celebration of fine food and spirits. Brought to Downtown Miami by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval, Toro Toro offers a twist on the contemporary steakhouse experience artfully blending Pan-Latin flavors and creative sharing plates. A place to see and be seen, Toro Toro offers comfortable Miami Chic with leather couches and armchairs complemented by wrought-iron and dark wood. Enjoy high-energy music, an extensive beverage menu, a well-curated collection of fine wines and exceptionally fresh ingredients in a sophisticated, sleek setting. Toro Toro is a must-dine destination in Miami.
Toro Toro at InterContinental Miami is located at 100 Chopin Plaza in downtown Miami. Telephone: (305) 577-1000
Bringing bold, exciting Caribbean and pan-Latin flavors, live music and a celebration of rum culture to Bayside Marketplace. La Cañita, which translates from Spanish to “little sugarcane,” celebrates the food and flavor of tropical, sun-drenched destinations like Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, and Puerto Rico, along with influences from Central and South America. The Cuban/Caribbean spot has a solid menu of Cuban and Caribbean dishes like jerk chicken wings, ceviche, and arroz con pollo. But one of the best parts of La Cañita is their outdoor deck, which overlooks a marina, offering spectacular waterfront views of Miami. The cocktails are great too, and they also have occasional live music in the big dining room.
Location: Bayside Marketplace 401 Biscayne Blvd., 2nd Floor Miami.
Lightkeepers is the casually elegant new restaurant and bar at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. Located just off the island’s gorgeous waters, Lightkeepers features a contemporary, coastal-inspired dining room, a cool, casual indoor/outdoor bar and a beverage program featuring unique, hand-crafted cocktails. The menu, executed by Executive Chef Raul A. Del Pozo, relies on locally sourced ingredients – cheeses from Winter Park, beef from Ocoee, and snapper from Key West. Locally grown and caught ingredients are key to the quality and diversity of the menu. Named as an homage to the lighthouse keepers who watched over Key Biscayne’s historic Cape Florida Lighthouse in the 1800s, Lightkeepers is poised as a premier waterfront dining and imbibing destination for locals and visitors alike. Reservations required by calling (305) 365-4186 or via email at LKDiningReservations@
Ball & Chain
Ball & Chain opened in 1935 on The Trail, the iconic street in Miami’s rich and vibrant Little Havana neighborhood now famously known as “Calle Ocho.” Over the next two decades, legendary artists of the day graced the stage, including Billie Holiday, Count Basie and Chet Baker. The world-renowned music venue offers a history as colorful and as fascinating as the community that surrounds it. Historically known for its midnight conga line, salsa dancing, live entertainment and signature cocktails including world-famous mojitos, the Calle Ocho Old Fashioned and the Pastelito Daiquiri, Ball & Chain officially reopened in November 2021 with the best music, live entertainment, salsa dancing, authentic Cuban dishes and cocktails in South Florida. For more information, please visit ballandchainmiami.com and follow Ball & Chain on Instagram @ballandchainmia.
Location: 1513 S.W. 8th Street, Little Havana, FL 33135
Oasis Wynwood features multiple food and beverage concepts, retail and office space and a 35,000 square foot courtyard that features a stage, outdoor bar and a food hall. This unique food hall offers an eclectic mix of food and drinks to fulfill any craving, and will showcase both well-known local chef talents as well as New York City staples with vendors including: Alidoro; Buya Dumplings + Buns; Chikin; Los Buenos; Mr. Mandolin and Prince Street Pizza. Oasis Wynwood serves as the pulse of Wynwood, bringing dynamic programming and a new expansive indoor // outdoor venue to the center of the neighborhood.
Komodo provides the allure of an ultra-chic environment paired with Pan-Asian cuisine that is second to none. Tucked away in the heart of Brickell’s financial district, this three-story indoor/outdoor restaurant seduces guests with its overstated décor all while providing a secluded escape within the bustling cityscape. The menu transports guests on an Asian adventure, seamlessly fusing classic dishes with new, innovative culinary feats. Using top-quality ingredients, each dish comes together as a work of art; teeming with flavor while maintaining visual appeal. Also noteworthy is Komodo’s handcrafted cocktail menu, available at each of the four expansive bars, including the posh, upstairs space; Komodo Lounge.
The ideal space for any occasion, Komodo can accommodate private dining for large groups or intimate dinners. The venue boasts more than 300 seats including a mezzanine level, lush garden, and the venue’s most unique feature; elevated birds’ nests that create an playful treehouse feel perfect for any occasion day or night.
Location: 801 Brickell Ave. Suite L60 Miami, FL 33131 – Telephone: (305) 534-2211
La Otra Miami
La Otra Miami, located in the city’s ever-evolving Wynwood Arts District is the premiere location for those looking to indulge in Latin culture. The venue, known for its creative cocktails, also plays the latest chart-topping latin hits from a variety of genres such as reggaeton, salsa, bachata and more, all this has led it to become a hotspot for latin celebs like Anuel. For more information please visit https://la-otramiami.business.
Location: 55 NE 24th Street, Miami, FL 33137
Bringing New American flavors with a touch of Asian influences to Brickell, Marion’s chic and upbeat atmosphere offers a wondrous and celebratory experience for its guests. Marion is famous for its Thursday soiree’s dinner party, its champagne bar and world-renowned DJs. Its cozy and upbeat setting paired with quality service caters to each of its guests’ needs. Marion’s rich, quality spices and approachable prices offer delectable dishes for all guests. Its unique character showcases European culinary wonders that will please the palate. Enjoy a pleasurable rendezvous at this sophisticated Brickell lounge where guests are sure to find an epicurean love affair and an energetic vibe. Marion is located at 1111 SW 1st Ave. Miami, FL 33130 – Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or call 786-717-7512.
Located on a rooftop above Meridian Ave, MILA Restaurant is a swanky upgrade to the Lincoln Road dining scene. It has a sexy vibe and is a place to see and be seen. The outdoor area features a koi pond, a small bar perfect for enjoying the view, and retractable awnings for unpredictable Miami beach weather. The interior is designed to create a luxe lounge atmosphere. Mila’s cuisine is “MediterrAsian”, a Japanese and Mediterranean menu with dishes meant to be shared. On Sundays, Mila hosts a brunch buffet for $75/person.. Enjoy a selection of sushi, brunch classics like eggs benedict, “egg in a jar,” and avocado tartare, or entrees including sweet-spicy soy glazed salmon, satay-glazed Green Circle chicken breast, and MILA’s iconic seafood tower. Pick your choice of a Champagne or Rosé package, which includes additional cocktails like Bloody Marys, Espresso Martinis, Mimosas, Bellinis, and more. Mila is located on 1636 Meridian Avenue Rooftop, Miami Beach.
Red Rooster Overtown
Located in the heart of Overtown, Red Rooster serves comfort food celebrating the roots of American cuisine and the diverse culinary traditions of the neighborhood. At Red Rooster we want to share the story of Overtown with our guests, and offer a platform to celebrate local artists, musicians, and culinary talents. We embrace today’s Overtown with the spirit of inclusiveness and community by hiring our family of staff from within the community; inspiring better eating through buying from local purveyors. Overtown is a unique and historically rich neighborhood that we are honored to be a part of. We invite you to please join us and share in the spirit of Overtown at Red Rooster, where Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings his passion for food to the neighborhood. Red Rooster is located on 920 NW Second Ave Miami, FL 33136 – Telephone: (305) 640-9880
Discover new heights in rooftop lounging at Sugar, EAST Miami hotel’s sky-high retreat perched on the 40th floor. Offering both a relaxed rooftop garden and stylishly sophisticated lounge area, Sugar is the perfect spot to unwind with a birds eye view of Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay. Their imaginative menu of signature crafted cocktails offers an ample selection of vibrant flavors and original combinations to choose from. Featuring a blend of flavors from the Far East, the pan-Asian menu also delivers with an equally varied selection of tapas-style small plates, signature rolls, satays, desserts and more.
Location: 788 Brickell Plaza. Miami, FL 33131 – Telephone (305) 712-7000
Sexy Fish opened its first U.S. outpost in Brickell Miami this fall. The restaurant serves a Japanese-influenced menu created by chef Bjoern Weissgerber, who helped lead the kitchen at Zuma Miami when it first opened in 2010. The restaurant features plenty of its popular dishes from its original location such as duck salad, vegetarian sushi, smoked tuna belly, black cod, King crab, and cheesecake. For more information, visit sexyfishmiami.com
The Deck at Island Gardens
The Deck at Island Gardens is known by locals and tourists alike as a restaurant and lounge where you can dine in comfort at a waterfront table or private cabana with luxurious sofas. Experience the breathtaking views of Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay at this delightful and quintessential restaurant today. Dig into mouthwatering Mediterranean inspired delicacies while mega-yachts go sailing by your view in the central Miami destination. Toast to the sunset over island breezes with friends and loved ones; or simply indulge in a glorious moment of self-reflection amidst unparalleled Miami skyline views. Enjoy the Ibiza Mama, a creative combination of Sauvignon Blanc, Grand Marnier, white peach juice, fresh strawberries and orange slices; or sip the popular Passion-ista made with Cachaça, passion fruit purée, lemon juice, rose water and edible rose petals.
Chef Miguel’s succulent Chilled Seafood tops off the sunset menu with selections that include East and West Coast Oysters, Gulf Shrimp Cocktail, and the delectable new house specialty Octopus Ceviche. Choose from new Sunset Bites like the Smoked Cobia Fish Dip, Warm Marinated Olives, Hummus & Whipped Feta or Kettle Chips & Sour Cream Dip. Start the night in style with any of these freshly prepared sunset plates when you pair it with a glass of Veuve Clicquot and a waterfront table facing unmatched sunset views. Location: 888 MacArthur Causeway Miami Beach, FL 33132 – Telephone: (786) 627-4949
Zuma Miami’s famed brunch offers the restaurant’s traditional, shared plate style of izakaya dining with a modern twist. With four bottomless options to choose from, diners select between Zuma’s classic, signature or premium dishes such as the spicy beef tenderloin or Chilean seabass. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a brunch cocktail as well as a savory selection of starters across a sprawling buffet of sushi, oysters, robata-grilled meats, fresh fruits and veggies. Starting at $98 a person, the menu includes bottomless cocktails, a selection of hot and cold appetizers for the table and one entree per person.
When: every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Smorgasburg, the largest open air food market in America with locations in New York and Los Angeles, is launching in Miami in the heart of Wynwood at 2612 NW Second Avenue in March 2022. A play on the Swedish “smorgasbord” meaning a wide array of foods, and the location for the market’s debut in Williamsburg in 2011, Smorgasburg instantly became a popular destination for New Yorkers regularly drawing upwards of 10,000 weekend visitors in search of a great afternoon of eating, drinking and meeting up with friends. Smorgasburg Miami will be open on Saturdays from 11AM to 6PM and will occupy prime real estate in the epicenter of Wynwood — adjacent to the Wynwood Walls, the 50,000 square-foot park-like setting will ultimately host 60 food vendors and about 10 interesting retail vendors. Staying true to the brand’s fundamental views, the market will be “By Miami, For Miami,” the bulk of the vendors will be local with a smattering of some beloved concepts that were hatched in Brooklyn and L.A. Some of the confirmed vendors visitors can expect to see include, Ted’s Burgers; Drinking Pig BBQ; Sandwiches from Eleventh Street Pizza; The Sister Yard; El Diner Latino by the team behind La Natural; The Maiz Project; and Bona Bona Ice Cream from New York. For more information, visit https://www.smorgasburgmiami.