If you live in South Florida or are planning on visiting soon, make sure to enjoy the pleasant al fresco dining! This wonderful weather will be getting warmer soon, making this the perfect time to cherish the beautiful water views founds throughout South Florida. Below are the top 4 restaurants with both superb food and water views:
Restaurant #1: Seaspice- This celebrity favorite hot spot is an exquisite illustration of nautical sophistication and chic décor both inside and out. Located on the banks of the Miami River, Seaspice has panoramic views of the Downtown skyline and can even be accessed by boat!
Their expansive menu consists of a variety of upscale dishes from all over the world. Most notably are the King Crab Croquettes, Petite Bouillabaisse, the Market Fish chosen daily, the A5 Wagyu Hot Stone, Seaspice Scampi with jumbo prawns, the Maine Lobster Risotto, and an assortment of savory pizzas and salads. Leave room for dessert, they’re all to die for!
Restaurant #2: La Mar- Featuring the cuisine of globally acclaimed Chef Gaston Acurio, La Mar in Brickell provides what is arguably the best glimpse into Peruvian-Japanese gastronomy in all of Miami. The contemporary interior design is stunning, as are the outdoor views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline.
Try some delectable cebiches, tiraditos, anticuchos, causas, or sip on a decadent pisco sour as you relish the breathtaking water views. One of the tastiest things on the menu, the Whole Fish Nikkei, is a perfectly fried yellowtail snapper with bok choi and white rice chaufa, yum!
Restaurant #3: Artisan Beach House- This new restaurant, located in the swanky Ritz Carlton of Bal Harbour, serves locally grown, seasonal fare in a casual yet elegant environment. Executive Chef Paula DaSilva returns to Miami offering bold flavors in an unbeatable setting with magical views of the Atlantic Ocean and Haulover Cut.
Enjoy a variety of extremely fresh ingredients in masterfully composed dishes such as the Everglades Honey Roasted Figs with local Swank Farm watercress and buratta, the Ossabaw Pork Chop with duck fat fries and vinegary greens, or a side of delicious local eggplant confit with local honey. Featuring top-notch ingredients and masterful preparation, Artisan Beach House has both outstanding food and views!
Restaurant #4: The Lido Bayside Grill- With one of the most coveted views in Miami Beach, The Standard Hotel’s ever popular Lido restaurant has it all. Whether you go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’re sure to be awed by the spectacular unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline in the horizon.
Located on a deck adjacent to the pool, the atmosphere is casual and colorful, lined with yellow umbrellas and turquoise chairs. This Mediterranean eatery offers a wide array of dishes, ranging from the very healthy yet irresistible raw vegan lasagna to their famed hand cut tater tots. Also on the menu is a scrumptious Char Grilled Octopus and an enticing Mediterranean Branzino.