In the last decade, Brickell has quickly transformed itself from the city’s boring financial district to a mini-city all on its own. The relatively young bustling neighborhood is full of more than just towers of offices — now it’s home to some of the most delicious food in Miami. There’s everything from late-night eats to high-end dining establishments.
Helmed by chef Diego Oka, this Peruvian restaurant is located on Brickell Key at the Mandarin Oriental. The menu consists of Peruvian classics with delightful twists inspired by the chef’s travels around the world. Expect ceviche, chaufa, seafood, and juicy lomo saltado while enjoying some of the most gorgeous views in Miami. Protip: the Sunday brunch may come with a bit of a price tag ($95pp), but it’s one of the best treats yourself brunch deals in town.
Home to some of the most delicious lamb in the city (it’s overseen by Australian chef Aaron Brooks), Edge Steak & Bar is tucked away on the lobby floor of the Four Seasons in Brickell. The menu here features housemade charcuterie, seafood, dry-aged meats, and tons of seasonal veggie options. Happy hour is from 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays where wine and cocktails are $8, beer is $5, and oysters are $1.
Some of the best pizza in Miami is located in the heart of Brickell. The Neapolitan-style pizza is made in a Stefano Ferrara wood-burning oven in about 90 seconds with dough that’s been fermented for at least 72 hours. Pair your pizza with some of the delicious Italian starters or a wood-fired sandwich and a glass (or bottle) of natural wine. Try the Angry Spinach pizza made with spinach, Calabrian peppers, garlic, and homemade mozzarella.
La Petite Maison is a food-driven and ingredient-led cuisine that offers fresh and light French Mediterranean and Niçoise inspired cuisine. La Petite's simplicity is found in fresh Mediterranean produce, with dishes using artichokes, courgettes, lemons, olives, and tomatoes, alongside the freshest seafood, meat, and pasta. Popular dishes include ratatouille et feta with Mediterranean vegetables marinated in olive oil with feta and the duck al’orange.
One of the oldest restaurants in Brickell, River Oyster Bar opened in 2003 and has been serving some of the freshest seafood in town ever since. On this menu, you’ll find several different types of oysters to start. Next move on to over a dozen free seafood dishes like the genuine red snapper filet with avocado-tomato salad and plantain chips or grilled king salmon with braised lentil ragout and horseradish aioli.
Bringing the finest design with the most exquisitely prepared Japanese cuisine to Miami’s urban Brickell neighborhood, Katusya Brickell is Master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi’s dynamic dining destination. Guests experience an innovative menu featuring sushi delights and robata dishes uniquely adapted for the American palate. The experience is completed with a wide range of beverage options including a sake flight, handcrafted cocktails or a rare selection of Japanese Whiskies to choose from.
Miami welcomes Hutong, where renowned and occasionally fiery Northern Chinese cuisine meets artisanal dim sum and exotic signature cocktails created in our bars in Hong Kong, London, and New York. Hutong offers Northern Chinese cuisine with gastronomic influences spanning from its surrounding cities using ingredients popular from each including Beijing’s roast duck, Sichuan’s fiery and famous chili peppers and Hunan and Shanghai’s fresh seafood. Hutong offers dinner with a menu divided by starters, dim sum, fish, seafood, meat, barbecue, tofu & vegetables and rice & noodles, made to enjoy and share with that special someone for the perfect romantic outing.
Sometimes you just need a really good sandwich, and sometimes you need late-night eats — La Sandwicherie has you covered on both. This late-night eatery is open until 5 a.m. during the week and 6 a.m. on weekends. Choose from a full menu featuring a couple of dozen sandwiches or build your own, including an option to upgrade to a freshly baked croissant. Don’t skip the special sauce that can be found on the tables.
By Food Writer Amber Love