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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 these restaurants for the best outdoor dining in Miami.

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Blue Heaven Modern American
14/20
729 Thomas St.
Key West, FL 33040
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As free-spirited as Key West, this vibrant and quirky open-air eatery serves Caribbean-inspired fare with a gourmet touch. More...

Cecconi's Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Cecconi Soho Beach House
4385 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
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Italian fare in a courtyard wonderland lit up with twinkling lights in a trendy see-and-be-seen South Beach locale. 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
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Sure, this is a sleek, contemporary crowd-pleasing steakhouse in the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, but there’s also plenty of seafood, much of it local. More...

Fontana Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Fontana, Coral Gables, FL The Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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The Biltmore is famed for its Sunday brunch, but during the week the in-house restaurant serves Italian fare to hotel guests and business diners. More...

Juvia Fusion
13/20
Dining Room at Juvia, Miami Beach, FL 1111 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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This expansive, lushly-landscaped (outdoor and indoor) rooftop space offers spectacular views of South Beach, and Asian-Peruvian fusion food. More...

Scarpetta Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Scarpetta, Miami Beach, FL Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
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Contemporary Italian fare from chef Scott Conant at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. More...

Seaspice Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Seaspice, Miami, FL 422 NW North River Dr.
Miami, FL 33128

Posh riverfront resto-lounge features seafood towers, party brunches and a nighttime club vibe. More...

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Smith & Wollensky, Miami Beach, FL 1 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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This Miami classic offers USDA Prime dry-aged steaks, notable wine and a water view. More...

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill Global
14/20
Dining Room at Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, Miami, FL Midtown Miami
3252 NE First Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
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Global tapas from a robata grill, raw bar and hot kitchen have made Sugarcane a Midtown go-to for almost a decade. More...

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