Novikov is a very fancy restaurant in Downtown where most of the people in the large, shiny dining room are wearing suits and spending incredible amounts of money on a really big menu of mostly Chinese and Japanese dishes. The food here is just OK in some places (like the spicy prawn moneybags) and actually pretty good in others (like the Peking duck and the majority of the nigiri selection). Also, their wasabi martini is delicious. But there aren’t many situations where we’d ever want to eat in a restaurant that feels like a sentient hedge fund who also DJs on the side - even if we somehow weren’t paying for it.
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The Egg Spot
The Egg Spot is a casual breakfast place in Downtown that does a few different egg sandwiches, coffee, and mimosas.
Meraki Greek Bistro
Meraki is a Greek restaurant in Downtown slightly hidden in a random little alley. If it’s a nice day, definitely sit outside.
Mignonette is a slightly upscale seafood spot on the edge of Downtown where you can find some of the best oysters in town.
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Komodo is a big, flashy restaurant in Brickell serving a mix of Chinese/Japanese food where people go mostly to see and be seen.
SuViche is a good place to grab a quick lunch or dinner in South Beach. They do Peruvian/Japanese food here, including sushi and ceviche.
Intimo is a fancy Nikkei restaurant in South of Fifth. The food’s not bad, but the interior is ridiculous and so bright you’ll need sunglasses.
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NIU Kitchen is a tiny spot in Downtown Miami serving excellent Catalan food. Bring someone you really want to impress.
Fooq’s is a Downtown spot that serves very good Persian food in a space stylish enough to bring a date.
Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish
Garcia’s is an old-school seafood spot on the Miami River in Downtown that’s casual, but delicious.
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