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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. 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. Abbale Telavivian Kitchen is located at 864 Commerce Street on Miami Beach. www.abbatlv.com
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/.
Hakkasan one of Fontainebleau’s sumptuous restaurants is led by Chef de Cuisine Jian Heng Loo, known for his expertise and innovative execution of traditional Cantonese cuisine. The AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant is also open for traditional Dim Sum lunch on the weekends. Integral to the interior design is its adherence to the principals of feng shui, through which the energy and ambiance of the space is balanced to deliver the quintessential Hakkasan experience. Behind the scenes, Hakkasan features a million-dollar kitchen, constructed in the traditional Chinese style ensuring the utmost level of authenticity. www.fontainebleau.com/hakkasan
Jaya, The Setai’s signature modern Asian restaurant, is helmed by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena and showcases traditional culinary techniques from wok stations to tandoor ovens and offering bold, unique flavors from Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, India, China and Japan. Dinner at Jaya is a must go to see and be seen during Basel as it turns into a party atmosphere complete with fire dancers and lively music. The wildly popular Sunday Jazz Brunch features a lavish buffet of culinary delights with limitless pours of Louis Roederer Champagne. Jaya at The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. www.thesetaihotel.com
StripSteak by Michael Mina at Fontainebleau Miami Beach offers hotel guests and locals alike an adventurous steakhouse dining experience including a la carte cuts as well as signature specials that go far beyond traditional steakhouse fare. The restaurant’s raw bar includes selections sourced locally through BleauFish – the hotel’s innovative ocean-to-table live catch program. Designed by Bishop Pass, the two-story indoor-outdoor venue evokes a rich, stylish tone replete with several convivial cocktail bars along with a beautifully appointed, bamboo-enclosed poolside patio. StripSteak is located inside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach directly off the Chateau lobby; www.fontainebleau.com/stripsteak.
Nestled in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood, The ScapeGoat is an intimate bar known for its classic cocktails, inventive contemporary libations, and carefully curated selection of wine, beer and spirits. An Ariete Hospitality Group (AHG) concept, this edgy drinking den is the perfect destination for any occasion. The distressed, stained mirrored ceiling, rustic wooden tabletops and leather stools exude a sense of sexy sophistication. The ScapeGoat is located at 100 Collins Avenue CU4 on Miami Beach. https://scapegoatsobe.com/
Time Out Market Miami brings the best of the city under one roof: its best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences, based on the editorial curation Time Out is known for. Guests are able to explore local fine dining from a variety of kitchens and come together to enjoy their 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; Detroit-style square pizza at Square Pie City 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/.