11 "Special Occasions" restaurants in Miami.
NIU Kitchen is a tiny spot in Downtown Miami serving excellent Catalan food. Bring someone you really want to impress.
Ariete is one of Coconut Grove’s best restaurants, but still casual enough for a nice weeknight dinner.
You can’t leave Miami without eating Cuban food at Versailles - head there during the day for a sandwich or for dinner in their ornate dining room.
Hiden is a $130 omakase restaurant in the back of a taco place in Wynwood - it’s one of the best special occasion meals in the city.
Macchialina is a great, slightly more casual Italian spot in Miami, and if you head to the Miami Beach spot on Thursdays, pastas are $10 all night.
The Miami Beach outpost of a famous hotel/restaurant from the Amalfi Coast, Le Sirenuse is Miami’s best answer to serious white tablecloth fine dining
Naoe in Brickell serves the most over-the-top (and expensive) sushi omakase in the city, and it’s worth every penny.
Joe’s Stone Crab is the 100-year-old seafood restaurant in South Pointe that’s famous for starting the stone crab craze.
Alter in Wynwood is the place to go for inventive tasting menus and one of the best wine lists in Miami.
Mandolin Aegean Bistro in the Design District serves Mediterranean food and sangria on a great garden patio.