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Best Miami/South Florida Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Miami.


 

Area 31 Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Area 31, Miami, FL EPIC Hotel
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, FL 33131
Menu
Sustainable seafood plus local produce, a hot happy hour, and a terrace with views draw a trendy crowd to this sleek spot. More...

Barton G. The Restaurant Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Barton G. The Restaurant, Miami Beach, FL 1427 West Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Menu
A trendy bar scene and seriously tasty cuisine presented along with what seem like props from Pee Wee's Playhouse team. More...

Blue Heaven Modern American
14/20
729 Thomas St.
Key West, FL 33040
Menu
As Key West as it gets, and tasty food, too. More...

Casa Tua Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Casa Tua, Miami Beach, FL 1700 James Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Menu
Expect fine wines, a professional waitstaff and upscale Italian cuisine, all of which will be reflected in your bill. More...

Edge Steak & Bar American
14/20
Dining Room at Edge Steak & Bar, Miami, FL Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave., 7th floor
Miami, FL 33131

Though the name says “steak,” the menu makes clear that pescatarians, or even vegetarians, do very well at this sleek spot. More...

Fontana Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Fontana, Coral Gables, FL The Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

For most of the week The Biltmore’s all-day restaurant serves Italian food; on Sundays, it’s the site of a legendary brunch. More...

Gibraltar Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Gibraltar, Coconut Grove, FL Grove Isle Hotel & Spa
4 Grove Isle Dr.
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Menu
Gibraltar complements its seafood-Mediterranean cuisine with a view of Biscayne Bay. More...

Johnny V Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Johnny V, Fort Lauderdale, FL 625 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu
Johnny V's food is rooted in familiar flavors culled from our country's regional cuisines, but elevated with worldly-wise additions. More...

The Dining Room at Little Palm Island Floridian
16/20
Dining Room at The Dining Room at Little Palm Island, Little Torch Key, FL Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
28500 Overseas Hwy
Little Torch Key, FL 33042
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South Florida cuisine in a setting right out of a tropical fairytale. More...

Red Fish Grill Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Red Fish Grill, Coral Gables, FL Matheson Hammocks State Park
9610 Old Cutler Rd.
Coral Gables, FL 33156
Menu
Red Fish Grill offers sautéed, seared and fried seafood dishes plus an awesome view. More...

Renato's Italian
14/20
87 Via Mizner
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Menu
Utterly charming and romantic restaurant for Italian and Continental cuisine. More...

Scarpetta Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Scarpetta, Miami Beach, FL Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Menu | Photo | Video
Italian food in a warm, expansive, luxe beach setting. More...

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Smith & Wollensky, Miami Beach, FL 1 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Menu
The classics (including steaks to take home, from an on-site shop), plus a notable wine list and water view. More...

SUSHISAMBA dromo Japanese
14/20
Dining Room at SUSHISAMBA dromo, Miami Beach, FL 600 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Menu
At this stylish Lincoln Road resto-lounge, the mix of Japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian flavors is as exciting as the people-watching. More...

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