It’s that time of the year again when Art Week takes over Miami. Those who are passionate about art and culture flock to the Magic City to enjoy the exciting combination of fairs, galleries, installations, pop-ups, and activations that await at almost every corner. The city is at its best, offering experiences not only for art fanatics but also catering to nightlife fans and foodies. This means travelers and locals alike can expect an extra dose of creativity at Miami’s best hotels and restaurants during this annual celebration.
Below we’ve included a summary of the best hotels and restaurants to visit during Art Week 2022.
The Secret Garden with La Grande Dame by Veuve Clicquot at Michelin-Starred Le Jardinier
Date: Garden open for reservations, with special activations times for Art Week
Location: Le Jardinier secret garden terrace; 151 NE 41st St Suite 135, Miami, FL 33137
LVMH-owned Champagne house Veuve Clicquot takes over the garden terrace at Michelin-starred Le Jardinier to bring Garden-Gastronomy to the magic city. With a menu developed by The Bastion Collection’s Culinary Director Alain Verzeroli, the Secret Garden celebrates locally sourced vegetables complemented by the crisp taste of La Grande Dame Champagne. This new popup is part of La Grande Dame’s Garden Gastronomy epicurean experience, focusing on Miami’s bounty of vegetables, herbs, and fresh fruits.
Le Jardinier’s airy Secret Garden evokes an earthy setting within Miami’s Design District. The space will be decked in lush, produce-driven décor, inspired by the freshness and flavorful scents and sights of the French countryside.
NOW OPEN: MAJOR FOOD GROUP’S CONTESSA
Inspired by the old-world sophistication of Northern Italy’s iconic villas and estates, Contessa is a classic yet thoroughly contemporary dining destination by MFG Co-Founders Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick and Rich Torrisi. This statement-making concept nods to centuries of Italian tradition and cuisine. Contessa, Miami Design District’s new neighborhood cornerstone, is a two-story crown-jewel situated at the intersection of art, culture & fashion. Encouraging guests to stay beyond the confines of its lunch, Aperitivo and dinner, Contessa presents an intoxicatingly elegant ambience. Authentic to Northern Italian fare, the menu offers the finest meats, antipasti, signature pizzas–a first for Major Food Group–and an extensive in-house gelato program. ContessaRistorante.com
Location: 111 NE 41st St. – Miami Design District
The Drexel is the latest culinary venture co-founded by beloved industry veterans, Anastasia Koutsioukis and Ahmet Erkaya of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Mrs.Mandolin, and Mr.Mandolin. Nestled in the heart of Miami Beach, The Drexel is a Coastal Mediterranean restaurant offering elevated yet uncomplicated European-inspired dishes. Situated on the corner of Miami’s historic Española Way and Drexel Avenue, The Drexel is a hidden gem elevating Miami Beach’s dining scene, characterized by both a chic European atmosphere along with fresh, innovative Mediterranean flavors. DrexelMiami.com
Location: 1436 Drexel Ave. – Miami Beach
PELICAN HOTEL OPENING
At Pelican Hotel, you can always expect the unexpected. The rooms, once relics of the past, have been meticulously refurbished to pay homage to their original state. First built in 1948, the property was purchased by Renzo Rosso, founder of DIESEL. In 1990 it was then designed and decorated by owner Renzo alongside the brand’s Creative Team. The exceptional and meticulously restored property will inject new life into the iconic strip, complete with its redesigned in-house restaurant, the Pelican Café. The legendary boutique hotel fuses distinguishing Miami style with a dreamy vibe to reflect a playful design throughout its 32 guestrooms, including seven suites, six ocean-view rooms and one super exclusive penthouse. Inspired by a variety of movie sets, each room is named after its own theme and features one-of-a-kind, original vintage artifacts and furniture which have been lovingly restored over the past two years, making the Pelican a unique Art Deco icon. PelicanHotel.com Dates: Open November 24. Location: 826 Ocean Dr. – Miami Beach
Experience Timeless Luxury at The Gabriel South Beach
The Gabriel South Beach is an elegant oceanfront oasis featuring three on-site restaurants and two glamorous pools. Located right in the heart of Ocean Drive, you will be steps away from sandy beaches, thriving nightlife, boutique art galleries, and the iconic boardwalk.
Soak Up South Beach in Style at The Shelborne
An epitome of classic South Beach glamour and opulence, The Shelborne South Beach is a beloved Art Deco-styled architectural gem with amazing oceanside views. Guests will get the full Miami experience under one roof, from café con leche and guava pastries at David’s Cafecito to world-class cocktails at Sweet Beach Pop-Up Bar.
Plan a Peaceful Retreat at the Beautiful, Beachside Balfour Hotel
Steps away from the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll be swept away by The Balfour Hotel’s Art-Deco-style buildings and enchanting courtyard. With its undeniably timeless appeal and peaceful atmosphere, this boutique hotel will make for a truly unforgettable stay.
In the Heart of Miami’s Art at The Sagamore South Beach
The Sagamore South Beach has been a destination for both locals and tourists alike since the Art Deco District was created in the 1940s. Located in the heart of South Beach, the oceanfront boutique hotel is surrounded by history, culture and the city’s trendiest restaurants, shopping and nightlife, creating the ultimate setting for celebrating Miami Art Week. This year, The Sagamore will host a five-day Art Week takeover, titled “Into the Wild (Future)”, featuring hotel-wide gallery displays, immersive audiovisual experiences, a hugely anticipated exhibition from a famous high-end gallery, and mural artists like Sebastien “Mr. D 1987” Boileau.
The Setai, Miami Beach
Serene and intimate, The Setai, Miami Beach is in a category of its own when it comes to hospitality. Three distinct dining venues, Jaya, the Setai’s signature modern Asian restaurant, Bar & Courtyard, the tranquil awning-enhanced outdoor venue and the poolside Ocean Grill offers diners a myriad of options for artful dining. Jaya, helmed by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena showcases traditional culinary techniques from wok stations to tandoor ovens and offers bold, unique flavors. Dishes are served family-style for a lively and approachable dining experience; and guests also have the option of either dining indoors or in the Hotel’s Bar & Courtyard. Their wildly popular Sunday Jazz Brunch features a lavish buffet of culinary delights; and guests can indulge with limitless Louis Roederer Champagne and Bloody Mary’s while listening to the sounds of live jazz. The Setai also features dining at the Ocean Grill, which offers an unparalleled oceanfront setting with flavors of a Mediterranean-inspired menu by day which transforms into a more Italian-focused bill of fare in the evening. The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. For hours of operation and complete menus please go to the hotel website at www.thesetaihotel.com For reservations, please call (855) 923-7899 or email email@example.com.
Abbale Telavivian Kitchen
A chic, Israeli-inspired restaurant from hospitality entrepreneurs Omer Horev and Executive Chef Sam Gorenstein, opened March 2021 in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood. Abbale brings the flavors of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine to Miami – Gorenstein’s imprint can be found in many of the Syrian and Latin flavors on the menu, while Horev’s Moroccan roots are the inspiration for several dishes as well. Plates go beyond typical American expectations of Middle Eastern menus and feature dishes one would find in a café in Tel Aviv – fresh food that showcases the melting pot of flavors from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, featuring nisnushim (snacks), coffee and tea, craft beers and wines from regional, boutique producers with a focus on Israeli selections. Offering a bevy of dishes perfect for sharing, diners can make a meal of a number of salatim, salads, pastries and burekas as well as entrée sized plates, pitas and Jerusalem bagels. Abbale Telavivian Kitchen is located at 864 Commerce Street on Miami Beach and is closed on Mondays. For more information, please visit www.abbatlv.com. Reservations can be made on Resy; metered street and valet parking also available onsite. Images/menus can be viewed HERE.
Time Out Market Miami
Time Out Market Miami brings the best of the city under one roof. Guests will find the best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences, based on the editorial curation Time Out is known for. Explore local fine dining from a variety of kitchens and come together to enjoy meals at communal tables. The Market offers an incredible range of local eats including culinary nods to several cultures and cuisines like Lur: a unique, Basque-style tapas concept; contemporary Vietnamese fare at Pho Mo; Neapolitan-style pizza at PizzElla and plenty more. Time Out Market Miami features a bustling bar scene; the main bar in the center of the market serves innovative craft cocktails created by top local mixologists from some of Miami’s most renowned bars and Time Out Market’s own specialized bar team. Time Out Market Miami is located at 1601 Drexel Avenue on Miami Beach; https://www.timeoutmarket.com/miami/.
Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina
The acclaimed Mediterranean restaurant at the former Versace Mansion provides guests an inspiring dining experience from Executive Chef Valter Mancini, in an unapologetically opulent setting. With a nod to its previous iteration as the late Gianni Versace’s home, the restaurant boasts several extravagant dining areas including the Garden Dining Room, the Roman Room decorated with romantic statues, the iconic courtyard, and the terrace overlooking the mosaic-filled pool and garden. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, it is also available for private events. Gianni’s is located at 1116 Ocean Drive at The Villa Casa Casuarina in Miami Beach. www.vmmiamibeach.com/gianni/
COCONUT GROVE + CORAL GABLES
Sushi By Scratch
California-based Scratch Restaurants Group has opened their Michelin-starred omakase concept, Sushi by Scratch Restaurants: Miami in July 2022. Diners can expect a non-traditional omakase den serving 17 courses for only 10 guests at a time in a counter setting. A seat is $165 per person plus tax and service and non-alcoholic beverages are included with beer, wine, sake and Japanese whiskeys available a la carte. Sushi by Scratch is located at the historic Stirrup House in Coconut Grove at 3242 Charles Street. Dinner is served Monday through Sunday across three seatings – 5PM, 7:15PM and 9:30PM. Ample street parking is available. For more information on Scratch Restaurants please visit www.sushibyscratchrestaurants.com or call (786) 254-1204.
TUR Kitchen, in Coral Gables is a chic, sleek contemporary Mediterranean restaurant as dedicated to honoring the flavors, techniques and rich cultural histories of that region as it is to smart, sustainability-minded sourcing. Here, Chef Christian Chirino has crafted a menu as technically precise and thoughtfully-conceived as it is adventurous and delicious. Chef starts with vibrant, fresh flora and fauna almost exclusively from the state of Florida, with partners including Swank Farm, Gratitude Garden Farm and Bluehouse Salmon, among others. Chef then takes these products, combined with flavors and textures from across the Mediterranean, employs classic and modern technique to render a menu that is both fresh, surprising yet familiar. Since opening in 2020, it has garnered popular and critical acclaim. In 2021 the Miami New Times named it the “Best Mediterranean” restaurant in its annual “Best of” issue and Eater Miami included it in a recent roundup of the most “superb Coral Gables restaurants.” The 4,000-square-foot restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining experiences and is open daily. In addition to a varied a la carte menu TUR offers a number of curated chef tasting options including “THE VOYAGE,”’ an extravagant 13-course tasting menu and the eight-course “GEZI” tasting menu. TUR Kitchen is located at 259 Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables. For more information please visit TurKitchen.com or call (786) 483.8014. Follow Tur Kitchen socially on Instagram @tur.kitchen and Facebook @tur.kitchen259.
Vinya Table, located in Coral Gables, offers guests the perfect spot to drink and dine while browsing top-tier wines. The New American restaurant has a menu that offers something for every palate, and the extensive by-the-glass offering, lively Happy Hour, and ever-changing bottle shop make it one of Coral Gable’s best destinations. Vinya Table is open Tuesday – Sunday from 11:30am – 10pm (11pm on Friday and Saturday) and is located at 266 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. For more information please visit vinyawine.com.
THesis Hotel: The Ultimate Art Week Hideaway
Escape the hustle and bustle of Miami Art Week at the THesis Hotel, a chic, strikingly designed destination in the heart of Coral Gables. Retire to chic, thoughtfully designed suites or relax by the fabulous rooftop pool. Foodies can refuel at the two on-site restaurants, Mamey and Orno, led by 4x James Beard Nominee and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef of 2020, Chef Niven Patel.
The Elser Hotel & Residences
Opening November 2022: The Elser Hotel & Residences shares the same bustling locale and glimmering views of Biscayne Bay previously enjoyed in the early 1900’s at Elser Pier. Elser Pier’s idyllic positioning in the booming downtown corridor facilitated its position as Miami’s premier venue for entertainment and conventions. The pier’s multitude of venues and waterfront vistas served as an attraction for tourists and nearby residents. Positioned in Miami’s most magnetic locale, Downtown Miami, The Elser Hotel and Residences will offer a lively, dynamic lifestyle for tastemakers of every stripe. THe hotel will include a restaurant by the team at Jaguar Sun. Enjoy access to an abundance of well-appointed amenities and direct proximity to world-class entertainment, arts, and dining.
With nearly 40 years as an icon of the Downtown Miami skyline, the InterContinental® Miami is located at the crossroads of Miami’s Business and Arts & Entertainment districts, central to the Art Basel happenings. Rising 34 stories over the city with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and the Port of Miami, the hotel features 653 luxury guest rooms, including 22 suites and two presidential suites. The downtown property boasts several dining options, including the acclaimed Toro Toro Pan-Latin steakhouse, as well a full-service 24/7 fitness center and spa (mySpa Miami); and rooftop pool deck with new SkyLawn boasting world class city and water views. Debuting November 30 through December 2, featuring an exclusive, free to attend Art Basel Exhibition, with works of international artists, painters and sculptors. The two-week long immersive event is sponsored by Tito’s Vodka and Audacy Radio. For more information and to book room accommodations which include complimentary breakfast, an Art of Abs yoga class and a coffee making station, visit – HERE.
Toro Toro, is an inventive concept by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval, known for his highly-regarded restaurants around the world. Centrally located to all things Art Basel, in the heart of Downtown Miami, Toro Toro is a Pan-Latin interpretation of a contemporary steakhouse that celebrates Latin American flavors through a menu of shareable plates, craft cocktails and a sexy ambiance. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza at the InterContinental Miami. For more information visit www.torotoromiami.com
Arlo Hotels, an independent, experience-driven hotel brand with locations in Miami Beach and New York City’s Midtown, NoMad and SoHo neighborhoods, will debut Arlo Wynwood November 1. The property will be the first hotel to open in Miami’s preeminent creative and cultural district, which is home to the largest concentration of street art in the world. With guest rooms starting at $239 per night, the all-new 217-room, nine-story hotel will serve as the cultural hub for residents and visitors while offering savvy travelers prime access to the best of the region. During Miami Art Week, Arlo Wynwood has partnered with Brooke Einbender, pioneering artist in the “phygital” (physical + digital art) space, to host “The Unknown Zone,” a captivating immersive art experience during Miami Art Week 2022. The Unknown Zone at Arlo Wynwood will feature three “mind bending” installations that bridge both physical and digital realms, including Enbender’s mixed-reality reclaimed door installations layered with cutting-edge technology. The exhibition, which opens November 29, will be complimentary to guests and visitors.
Smorgasburg, the largest open-air food market in America with locations in New York and Los Angeles, launched in Miami in March 2022. Now, the “Disneyland for Food”, which regularly draws thousands of visitors every Saturday and recently introduced Sunday, in search of a great afternoon of eating, drinking, and meeting up with friends. The weekend market provides guests with a unique gastronomic experience from a diverse group of vendors; most represent the Miami community at its core including Los Dos Amigos Tacos and Burger Bar by La Traila to small businesses from all over the nation like New York City’s D’Abruzzo NYC, and Malibu, California’s Broad Street Oyster Co. During Art Week, Smorgasburg Miami will be extending its hours throughout the week celebrating the theme that food and art brings people together. Guests can look forward to art installations, live music by vinyl DJ’s and some special guest vendors. The market’s special hours of operations during Art Basel will be Wednesday, November 30 from 6PM to 12PM; Thursday, December 1 from 6PM to 12PM; Friday, December 2 from 6PM to 12PM; Saturday, December 3 from 12PM to 7PM; and Sunday, December 4 from 12PM to 7PM. Smorgasburg Miami is located at 2600 NW Second Avenue; immediately adjacent to Wynwood Walls. For more information, visit www.smorgasburgmiami.com or follow @smorgasburgmiami on Instagram.
Situated in the heart of Wynwood Arts District, one of Miami’s most culturally dense neighborhoods, R House is a contemporary restaurant & bar heralded for its soulful dinner offerings, as well as its bustling weekend brunch scene and evening programming. The Wynwood institution is known best for its modern Latin American plates, extravagant drag performances and lively atmosphere inspired by the vivacious flavors of Miami. Chef Rocco Carulli’s menu is nothing short of a love letter to Miami – mixing the flavors of the Magic City’s Latin flair, his classic culinary training and deep experience with global cuisine. The dinner menu is divided into ten sections: Arepas, Empanadas, Croquetas, Ceviches, Tostones, Charcuterie, Salads, Sandwiches, Large Plates and Snacks. The local gem recently revamped their sought-after Brunch offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Hosted by Athena Dion (Miss Ultimate Miami Drag Queen), the famed R House Brunch features an impressive spread of items to nosh on while enjoying Miami’s most storied Drag performances. Priced at $50pp plus tax and gratuity, the family-style menu includes bottomless mimosas, white wine sangria and mojitos. New menu highlights include Cayenne Fried Chicken with spicy cilantro sauce; R Cuban Breakfast Croissant with mojo pork, serrano ham, Swiss cheese, scrambled egg; and Cinnamon Sweet French Toast with guava syrup, cream cheese, tropical fruit, coconut flakes. R House, located at 2727 NW 2nd Avenue in Wynwood. Telephone: (305) 576-0201; www.rhousewynwood.com.
True to its name, Higher Ground is a Wynwood Arts District neighborhood bar located on the 3rd floor of the Arlo Hotel. Accessed from the hotel lobby or by ascending the hand-painted stairway just off NW 22nd Street, the indoor-outdoor jungle oasis is a respite from the outside bustle and perfect for a night out with friends, a private soiree or casual pre-dinner drinks. The cocktail program, helmed by industry leader Bar Lab, showcases meticulously-crafted cocktails made with herbal elixirs, exotic infusions and fresh pressed juices. Under the direction of award-winning Chef Brad Kilgore, food at Higher Ground is meant to complement the cocktails with a rotating selection of raw bar and seafood. Higher Ground is located at 2217 Northwest Miami Court in the Arlo Wynwood hotel. For additional information visit www.arlohotels.com.
MaryGold’s, the highly-anticipated new restaurant collaboration by Chef Brad Kilgore and Bar Lab, recently opened its doors at the Arlo Wynwood hotel in Miami’s preeminent creative and cultural district. The Florida-inspired brasserie showcases approachable but refined fare along with a cocktail program that melds imaginative ingredients with meticulous technique. The menu is conceptualized and executed by Kilgore, a James Beard “Best Chef: South” nominee and Food & Wine “Best New Chefs in America” alumnus who’s been credited for helping define the “Miami dining scene.” Diners can expect fresh, locally-caught seafood, house-made pastas and bold, flavorful composed plates. Known for catapulting Miami’s cocktail scene to national stardom in 2009 with the opening of James Beard finalist and three-time “Top 50 Bars in the World”award-winner Broken Shaker, Bar Lab has been redefining the hospitality industry by creating unique, eclectic food and beverage programs for their own venues and companies worldwide. The cocktail program, under the direction of Bar Lab’s Global Beverage Director, Christine Wiseman, is sure to entice. The 2,000 sq ft eatery blends warm and natural woods with lush greenery, industrial floors, ambient lighting and vibrant pops of color; all working together to create a stylishly vibey, relaxed ambiance. MaryGold’s is located at 2217 Northwest Miami Court in the Arlo Wynwood hotel. For additional information visit www.arlohotels.com.
Drink, Dance and Dine at Villa Azur
Villa Azur has consistently offered patrons a unique experience in the heart of South Beach, combining dining, entertainment, music, and art into one distinct space. The cuisine is avant-garde French-Mediterranean fare with an international twist, featuring delicious dishes such as a creamy pasta served tableside from a flaming cheese wheel. Those looking for a dinner-turned-party atmosphere right around the corner from Art Basel should make their reservations sooner rather than later.
Japanese Cuisine & Design at Michelin-starred Kosushi Miami
Michelin-starred Kosushi Miami is the perfect Japanese restaurant to enjoy creative cocktails and traditional dishes by Chef Shoyo Iida during Art Basel. Located in Miami Beach’s affluent South of Fifth neighborhood, the restaurant’s ceiling to floor contemporary light oak Japanese carpentry is set to impress, designed by award winning Brazilian architect Arthur Casas.
Experience Waterfront Elegance at The Deck at Island Gardens
Those more aligned with artful elegance can find an exquisite experience at The Deck at Island Gardens, Miami’s super-yacht marina outdoor lounge. Catch stunning views of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami from waterfront seats, lined with palm trees and flush with neutrals from soft white to champagne beige. The Deck at Island Gardens offers a classic yet impressive menu, whether it’s a loaded seafood tower or tossed salad within a cheese wheel. Open for weeknight dinner or Sunday brunch, The Deck is a fine dining experience to close an artful day.
Tropical Paradise at Chotto Matte
The stylish Brazilian steakhouse Chotto Matte is an art lover’s paradise with its vibrant tropical vibes sure to rival the Peruvian jungle. Known for its shareable Nikkei menu, the contemporary space serves up delectable cuisine from Lima to Tokyo. Chotto Matte continuously seeks creative influence through the arts, as evidenced by collaborating with like-minded creatives year-round. Enjoy the aesthetic architecture, urban greenery and colorful muraled walls while sipping on expertly craft cocktails and digging into Chotto Matte’s expensive food menu.
Fall into Naples, Italy at Fratelli la Bufala
Fratellia la Bufala is Miami’s first Neapolitan pizzeria, serving up traditional Italian fare since 2005. Entering into the casual yet tasteful Miami Beach restaurant, guests are greeted with a warm atmosphere and the scent of fresh dough wafting over from the visible bricked oven. Art fans can appreciate the homey dining room ideal for families or a relaxing dinner, with various paintings on the walls both big and small. Must-trys include any of Fratelli’s gourmet pizzas.
2 Korean Girls
2 Korean Girls Founded by 2 sisters, 2KG is a Korean scratch kitchen launched as an homage to their Umma, Chom “Sunny” Kaminski, and includes James Beard Award Winning Chef Allen Susser on their team, celebrating their family’s generation old recipes and bringing fresh and modern Bibimbap inspired bowls and Korean specialties to Miami. The launch of 2 Korean Girls signals the first concept of its kind in Miami, focusing on the delicious, nutritious and beloved Korean staple of rice with meat, vegetables, gochujang, and fried egg. This traditional dish of Bibimbap is perfect for foodies, plant-based lifestyles and gluten and paleo diets. In keeping with their culture’s eschewing of processed goods, everything coming from the 2 Korean Girls’ kitchen utilizes locally sourced and quality ingredients. Address: 1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Drawing Room – Sushi Pop Up
The Drawing Room at the Shelborne South Beach invites guests to enjoy its new Sushi Pop Up concept helmed by Chef Kin Wong. The 1940’s hotel lobby lounge creates the perfect ambiance to enjoy apothecary-inspired cocktails and relish in handcrafted sushi rolls. Enjoy rolls such as the Rock & Roll ($22), made with deep fried tempura, sweet soy glazed salmon, shrimp, masago, cream cheese, scallions, spicy sriracha mayo. If you’re trying to cut back on the carbs, get in your sushi fix with one of their riceless rolls such as the Salmon Ikura ($22) made with avocado, cucumber, Ikura Roe, cream cheese, goma soy paper. Address: 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Mehzcla at Balfour Hotel
Located at The Balfour Hotel in Miami Beach, Mehzcla unifies a variety of Latin American culinary influences found throughout the hotel, welcoming people from all walks of life to enjoy a seat at the table. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu combines Latin recipes and ingredients in tribute to the property’s Miami Beach heritage. The Balfour Hotel’s nod to Latin America is found throughout Mehzcla’s design. Diners enter the restaurant through a wrap-around terrace with ample outdoor seating overlooking scenic Ocean Drive. The dining room is centered around the historic building’s original marble fireplace, terrazzo flooring, and an inviting lobby bar featuring a well-crafted, classic cocktail program. Serving as the hotel’s social hub, this space celebrates Miami’s diverse cultural scene with its plush rattan furniture, pops of tropical prints and warm hues, and the rotating gallery of local art from emerging talent from South Florida art schools.
BRICKELL / DOWNTOWN
Rosie’s: The Backyard
Rosie’s: The Backyard is a must-visit if you’re in town for Miami Art Week. Helmed by culinary experts Chef Akino and Jamila West, Rosie’s: The Backyard features an array of elevated Southern brunch classics with a subtle Italian twist. A few favorites from the menu include the Wild Mushroom Polenta ($19), a creamy blend of roasted mushrooms topped with a poached egg and garnished with charred kale, parmesan cheese and herb gremolata for a fresh kick; or if you’re in the mood for something sweet, try the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes ($15) topped with macerated berries, creamy ricotta, and toasted pistachios for a crunch. Address: 7127 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33150
Verde at the Pérez Art Museum Miami
Savor in an artfully presented plate Verde at the Pérez Art Museum Miami during Miami Art Week, visit. In conjunction with PAMM’s upcoming exhibition Leandro Erlich: Liminal, Verde will be unveiling a brand new menu for all to enjoy during art week. Verde features sweeping views of Biscayne Bay and boasts an elevated menu of Mediterranean-American cuisine. The modern, casual restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating with an expansive patio with lush vegetation cascading from the canopy’s overhang. The patio leads out onto the entrance to Museum Park, a scenic outdoor experience for diners looking to bask in the South Florida weather and immerse themselves in the city’s cultural offerings with access to the museum’s sculpture garden and scenic views of Downtown Miami. Address: 1103 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132
BRAVA! at the Adrienne Arsht Center
BRAVA! is located on the second floor of the Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House. Helmed by the team at Constellation Culinary Group, the expansive menu is heavily inspired by classic French cuisine. The perimeter of the dining room is lined with large-scale photography of the Arsht Center and two walls covered in white orchids that serve as the restaurant’s main focal points. The dining room is outfitted with black wooden tables, plush cerulean chairs, and a warm mustard sofa, creating an inviting setting for pre-show dinners and drinks. The restaurant is open during shows for brunch and dinner, offering a French-inspired menu. Address: 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
MIDTOWN / DESIGN DISTRICT
Indulge in International Fare at Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar
Midtown Miami boasts some of the hippest restaurants in town, including the lively Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar. With diverse global fare, from burgers and flatbreads to a Nikkei sushi bar, Negroni welcomes all. Try a negroni from one of two cocktail bars, either inside or out, styled with New York City flair, or delight in Latin American cuisine to experience a taste of what Miami does best.
Spice it Up with Spritz at Italica Midtown
Helmed by the team behind Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar, Italica Midtown is Miami’s very first spritz and pizza bar. Guests can enjoy the spritz of their dreams at the colorful Aperol Spritz bar, the wide selection visible from even the dog-friendly outdoor patio. The restaurant displays Italian-inspired mosaics and large pizza ovens, with plenty of greenery and wooden accents. Those looking for delicious Mediterranean eats are sure to find it here.
The Design District’s ultimate soiree destination, COCO Miami, brings an elevated mix of fine dining and ornate parties to the Art Basel mix this year. The newly opened restaurant offers a fine dining Mediterranean experience helmed by Chef Jose Diaz where guests are immersed in a culinary journey, where visionary cuisine seamlessly blends with a thoughtfully curated interior to create the ultimate soiree destination.
Discover Orno: A Hot New American Restaurant Featuring Wood-Fired Cuisine
Coral Gables is the perfect haven to escape Miami’s Art Week madness when you need a break from the action. Orno, a modern New American neighborhood restaurant which opened one year ago, has a chic and sophisticated yet laid-back atmosphere, pairing wood-fired dishes with the restaurant’s refined, hand-crafted cocktails inspired by literary classics and a thoughtfully-crafted wine list. Try the modern American menu of steakhouse favorites, high-end seafood, and seasonal produce that creates an exquisite farm-to-table experience using only locally sourced ingredients.
Dine in an Island-Minded Oasis at Mamey Miami
Located inside the THēsis Hotel, Mamey is inspired by Chef Nevin Patel’s travels throughout Asia, Polynesia and the Caribbean. The restaurant, which landed on the New York Times’ list of the 50 Best Restaurants in America for 2022, showcases the exotic, tropical flavors of the islands with farm-to-table ingredients sourced directly from the chef’s own two-acre farm, Rancho Patel in Homestead, Florida. Searching for the perfect rooftop restaurant? Visit Mamey on 3rd, the vibrant island-minded al fresco extension of Mamey on the third floor of the THēsis Hotel, for flavorful bites, live music and daily happy hour from 3:00pm-6:00pm.
Wildfire by Meat N’ Bone
MAGIC MIKE LIVE ignites your senses, removes your inhibitions, and reminds you that you can have it all. Now, the team behind MAGIC MIKE LIVE has partnered with Miami’s Meat N’ Bone to give you a culinary experience that is as revelatory and unexpected as the show. Miami’s hottest new restaurant concept, Wildfire, will ignite your passion for fresh, innovative cuisine with a chef-driven menu of some of the very best proteins in the world. Japanese Wagyu, USDA Prime and Ora King Salmon share the menu with delectable dishes like Champagne Risotto, Truffled Mashed Potatoes, and Creamy Burrata. Best of all, the restaurant is just steps away from the MAGIC MIKE LIVE theater. So whether you want to try the unforgettable Wagyu Burger, the tableside-fired Tuna Tataki, or a taste from the decadent dessert selection that includes alcohol-infused ice creams, Wildfire by Meat N’ Bone is the perfect beginning (or end) to an evening of radiant, uninhibited magic. A limited number of bookings are available Wednesday through Sunday each week.
Known as the epicenter for fashion, art, and pristine architecture, the famed Miami Design District neighborhood just welcomed Toronto’s highly-lauded Italian fine-dining hotspot – Sofia.
From the Canadian-born powerhouse group behind Miami favorites: Byblos, Amal, & Level 6 Rooftop – INK Entertainment brings their world-class restaurant concept to the Magic City, just in time for Basel. Born out of a love affair between Contemporary Art and elevated Italian cuisine, Sofia is a glamorous, bold, and exceptionally fashion-forward experience that seduces worldly travelers and locals alike with her flamingo pink palette, high-end European glam, and couture design by the award-winning design collective, Studio Munge. At first entry, Miami’s sartorial elite and international jet setters will instantly connect with the venue envisioned as an art dealer’s entertainment den curated with pieces by Marco Grassi, Mr. Brainwash, and an additional rotating art collection which will freshen quarterly by Taglialatella Galleries. Adorned by sleek mirrored columns, dazzling chandeliers, and pink leather upholstered walls, portraits of Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, and Marilyn Monroe elevate the room with their iconic allure and charisma. Expect a premier culinary experience that ignites of all the senses while exploring Sofia’s luxurious main dining – all the way through her livened outdoor courtyard, imagined as a playful secret garden. 140 NE 39th St #133, Miami, FL 33137
From NYC-based hospitality powerhouse group, GPG Hospitality, Mazeh is a brand-new Modern Middle Eastern concept located in Downtown Miami. The restaurant brings a casual modern Middle Eastern experience to the vibrant Downtown Miami dining scene. Located at the sleek and modern YOTEL Miami hotel, Mazeh’s relaxed yet refined ambiance and unparalleled culinary approach extends a unique modern flair to traditional Middle Eastern cuisine and introduces Middle Eastern tapas to the world. Mazeh radiates with the warmth of Middle Eastern hospitality, as Miami’s newest culinary gem. The service style at Mazeh breaks the mold of a traditional dining experience and invites guests to pace the meal as they wish, ordering small dishes throughout the night, while enjoying an evening out. The menu at Mazeh draws from the diverse and flavorful cuisine of the Middle East. Its offerings provide guests with an authentic taste of the region, while highlighting the fresh local fare of Miami. The flavors of the Middle East are applied to these tapas in a way that respects and allows the main ingredient to shine. 227 NE 2nd Street at YOTEL Miami
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Phuc Yea: Latin, Vietnamese, and Asian-inspired cuisine is hands down not your typical fare. Located in the heart of Miami’s bustling Upper East Side, New Vietnamese mainstay, Phuc Yea, offers a selection of shareable plates that capture the soulfulness and passion behind recipes rooted in family. The 75-seat restaurant is inspired by owner Aniece Meinhold’s Vietnamese heritage and chef/owner Cesar Zapata’s Latin culinary roots. In 2011, the first iteration of Phuc Yea opened in downtown Miami as one of Miami’s first-ever “pop-up” concepts, making appearances throughout the city’s culinary landscape long before food trucks and pop-ups were all the rage. Phuc Yea’s brick-and-mortar restaurant opened in 2016 – is a polished version of the original concept and is largely seafood driven boasting flavors from all across Southeast Asia. Under one roof, guests are invited to marvel at Biscayne’s blossoming MiMo District; embrace 90’s hip-hop, street-cool music; and enjoy Cesar’s interpretation of Asian fusion cuisine – a lively mash up of fresh and colorful Vietnamese ingredients pumped up with a spicy, bold richness of flavors. Phuc Yea is located at 7100 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. Telephone: (305) 602-3710; www.phucyea.com.