Best Places to Eat in Miami

February 4, 2016

Laduree MacaronsDuring our road trip across the United States, Tom and I made a stop at Miami for a few days.  Here are a few of our favorites to visit.  


Tom and I experienced heavy downpour throughout our first visit to Miami back in November, so naturally spending more than an hour on the beach was impossible.  Luckily, we had evening reservations at one of the most beautiful and romantic spots to dine in South Beach.

Hidden away inside of the Soho Beach House is Cecconi’s Miami Beach. The trees were covered in lights and the decor was chic, cozy and inviting.  This pretty spot makes this spot a great place to chat and catch up.  If you get a chance to take advantage of the happy hour, there’s a small selection of dessert and drinks that won’t break the bank and are worth having.   My camera battery had been zapped, so I’ve credited others for images I couldn’t get.

Tom and I sat on the outdoor patio since it had an awning protecting us from the rain.  It’s just really romantic with the trees covered in beautiful twinkling lights at night.  Designed by Martin Brudiniks Design Studio, the decor is glamorous, creating a truly magical space that has you in awe.

Cecconi's Miami

Cecconi's Miami Top RestaurantCecconi's Miami Margherita PizzaCecconi's MiamiPhoto credit on the above: Cecconi’s Miami Beach. All below are mine.



I’m obsessed with getting a great experience without having to spend a fortune. When I researched, I found Juvia located on Lincoln Road and immediately made reservations for lunch.

This rooftop cafe overlooks South Beach, and on a day with overcast, it’s the perfect place to catch the warm breeze and enjoy good food while remaining dry in wet weather.





My husband and I eat a lot and wanted to treat ourselves.  The 3-course fix prix lunch menu was the perfect way to satiate our appetites while staring out at the beautiful view.



The flavors were nice, but this is more of a nice lunch spot for Tom and I than it is dinner.  The price point was good and had the most value, for $23 for 3 courses per person.  I mean, that’s a steal, isn’t it?



Okay, I know this isn’t a restaurant for full meals, but after Tom and I had lunch and dessert at Juvia, we went for a stroll and came back down the street for a second round of desserts at Laduree – a piece of Paris nostagia!  I had first stopped into Laduree on vacation in Paris with my sisters about 8-9 years ago.  The beautiful display of macarons quickly lured me in back in France, so when I discovered there was one in Miami, I just had to go!

Laduree Paris Macarons MiamiIt’s a much, much smaller shop with less selection than in Paris, but it did it’s job and satisfied my sweet tooth.  They were fresh, colorful, sweet and full of delight.  Tom and I had Cassis Voilette, Pètale de Rose, Café, Chocolat & Café, Framboise, Caramel à la Fleur de Sel. (Blackcurrent & Voilet, Rose Petal, Coffee, Chocolate & Coffee, Raspberry, Caramel & Salt).  I’m not a huge berry dessert fan and tend to gravitate towards chocolate, coffee or nuts.  Our favorites of the selection were Rose Petal and Black Current & Voilet.  They’re about $2.80 per piece, so it can easily leave a hole in the pocket if you buy a giant box of these delights, but it’s a nice little treat, and you can sit on the front patio and people-watch, as you’d do in Paris.

What’s the prettiest or tastiest restaurant that you’ve been to? I love to hear about other places I haven’t been, so comment below.

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  • streetmadonna February 4, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Wow, thanks for sharing these awesome pics. Would love to visit Miami in the near future. And…I want pizza now.

    • miki February 4, 2016 at 11:56 pm

      Haha I know! Every time I look at pictures of food, I just start craving for everything! I hope you get to visit soon too! That would be so awesome. 🙂

  • sofaundermapletree February 4, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Really – wow! I will save these for when I go to U.S. again! 🙂 Never been to Miami yet.
    I’ve heard a lot about Laduree and I recently started to appreciate macarons!

    The most beautiful restaurant I’ve been to…. I really don’t know. I like places with beautiful views so I loved the restaurants in Dubrovnik, Croatia as many had beautiful views to the Mediterranean Sea!

    • miki February 4, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      Miami is nice, especially if you’re luckier than I am and don’t get rain! I love Laduree. 🙂 It’s small in Miami, but always feels like a treat going in to have tea and macarons. 🙂
      Actually, views of the Mediterranean Sea sounds so wonderful! Getting a beautiful view is always an incredible choice. I’d love to dine & stare out at the sea any day!

  • Sally. February 5, 2016 at 3:08 am

    The outdoor setting in the first place looks so amazing! All the food is making me hungry and I just literally ate dinner. I’d love to visit Miami one day actually, I get vacation feels just thinking of the name. Thanks for your beautiful pictures as well.

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

    • miki February 5, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      I know – I get cravings when I see delicious food, too! lol I hope you get to visit soon too and hopefully with more luck on the weather. Apparently I was there when there was a random storm. Eep! Thanks so much for visiting! 🙂

  • Jenn February 5, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Aww I think this past november was the wettest one we’ve had in a long time! Sorry the sun didn’t come out for ya! At least it wasn’t too cold. 😉

    xo Jenn | Hello Wench

    • miki February 5, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      That’s when I was there! 🙂 There was was serious rain. lol Still had a great time though. 🙂 Xo, Miki