17 "Special Occasions" restaurants in Miami.
Sushi By Bou is a six-seat omakase inside the old Versace Mansion in South Beach. It’s definitely a special occasion spot.
Joe’s Stone Crab is a seafood restaurant in South Beach that’s over 100-years-old. It’s famous for long waits and stone crabs.
Fireman Derek’s is a small bakery in Wynwood that serves pretty over-the-top cakes and pies. They’re great if you really love dessert.
Stubborn Seed is a fine dining restaurant in South Beach where the main attraction is creative, delicious food.
Quinto La Huella is an upscale Uruguayan restaurant in the East Hotel. It’s expensive, but the food is great.
NIU Kitchen is a tiny spot in Downtown Miami serving excellent Catalan food. Bring someone you really want to impress.
Swan in the Design District is overpriced and incredibly pink, but can be useful for certain situations, like seeing a celebrity.
Little Havana’s Versailles is the most famous Cuban restaurant on the planet, but it’s thankfully also still good.
Ariete is one of Coconut Grove’s best restaurants, but still casual enough for a nice weeknight dinner.
Hiden is a $170 omakase spot in the back of a taco place in Wynwood, and is home to one of the best special occasion meals in the city.
Alter in Wynwood is a tasting menu spot that swings big with creative dishes, and delivers every time.
Macchialina is a small Italian spot in Miami Beach with some of the best pasta in the city, which is the biggest reason to come here.
Cafe La Trova on Calle Ocho is a huge Cuban restaurant with live music, great cocktails, and very good food.
Mandolin Aegean Bistro in the Design District serves very solid Mediterranean food on a beautiful outdoor patio.
Le Sirenuse is a very fancy and expensive restaurant in Surfside, but we like to come here for drinks at their very pretty champagne bar.