Shadi’s Top 10 Restaurants

What makes this area so great for restaurants isn’t just the unbelievable food you will experience, and there is plenty of that, but also the inspired look and feel of these great establishments. So many great restaurants in the Brickell/Downtown Miami area to choose from it was tough to narrow it down to just 10. Oh well, here you go… Top 10 restaurant picks for anyone in or around the Brickell/Downtown Miami area.

#1 La Mar by Gaston Acurio


Peruvian delicacies with a one-of-a-kind, innovative twist. Chef Diego Oka fine tunes the menu constantly making each visit to the Brickell Key outpost a real treat.

#2 Edge Steakhouse


From the butcher cut filet to Delmonico, this place has the best steaks in the Magic City. And the fish, vegetable preparations and burgers aren’t too shabby either.

#3 Naoe


Some say it’s the city’s best restaurant with fish flown in daily from Tokyo. Naoe’s subtly and precision is what makes it special.

#4 Crazy About You

Stylish waterfront bistro with an eclectic mix on international tastes at extremely affordable prices. Every entrée includes an appetizer and win is from $5 a glass and $15 a bottle.

#5 The River Oyster Bar

Daily oyster offerings with molluscs flown in from all over the world. Great bar menu with bar bites for less than 10 bucks.

#6 Cantina La Vente

Reinvents Mexican with the largest selection of tequila you will find anywhere. Innovative Mexican delicacies at the sleek Icon/Brickell.

#7 La Huella

Grilled meats are the focus at this rustic-chic hotel restaurant with a patio & city views located at the new Brickell City Centre.

#8 Havana 1957

Ambiance will make you feel like you are in 1950s Cuba with real Cuban food that must have been prepared by your abuela with the best mojito you will find in Miami.

#9 Komodo

3 story indoor/outdoor eatery and lounge that combines contemporary Southeast Asian cuisine with a South Florida vibe.

#10 Alloy Bistro

A cozy, Mediterranean courtyard where Chef Frederico’s food is always fresh and inspired by local ingredients.

#11 River Yacht Club

A waterfront dining experience focused on seasonal menus executed by a roster of rotating chefs -in-residence.

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