The Miami Yacht Show takes place from February 13 - 17 2020, but there's plenty to do outside of visiting Miami's best superyacht marinas or spa hotels. We round up the best restaurants and bars in Miami for drinking and dining during your stay in the sunshine state.
The Best Restaurants and Bars in Miami
Café La Trova
Embrace Cuban culture at Café la Trova in the heart of Miami’s Little Havana. If you fancy a Mojito or Daquiri this is the place to get it, but they've also got an excellent bottomless brunch spread on offer every Sunday. Live Latin music serves as background noise while you dine on empanadas, croquettes or key lime pies.
For international visitors, no trip to the US is complete without a classic American burger. LoKal stands out as being big on both sustainability and flavour. True to its name, the comfort food on the LoKal menu is made with ingredients produced only within the sunshine state.
KYU’s eclectic vibe and eco-friendly ethos perfectly matches its location in the artsy district of Wynwood. Asian fusion dishes such as Korean fried chicken and grilled Florida red snapper are cooked in a wood fired oven – but for every tree used as firewood five more are replanted. There’s also plenty of intriguing concoctions to choose from at the bar, but thanks to their Zero Waste Program your drink won’t come with a plastic straw.
Specialising in Californian cuisine, this trendy restaurant is decorated with bottle-green booths and has a chilled vibe that’s perfect for laid-back lunches or brunches
Joe’s Stone Crab
Miami Yacht Show coincides with stone crab season - and the best place for this in Miami is Joe’s. More landmark than seafood restaurant, this institution is celebrated for succulent crab claws but also rustles up a spicy chowder. Prices are good, the ambience buzzy. The queues from 7-8pm could spoil an appetite, however, and even Frank Sinatra and J Lo had to wait their turn. So dine early or get a takeaway for the beach.
Pizza and pasta at Vero Italian is always made from scratch and served in a rustic setting. Pair your meal with a glass of wine from their extensive menu and top it off with Tiramisu for dessert.
Sugarcane is the place to get your seafood fix. With freshly sourced oysters, lobster, king crab, ceviche and sashimi on the menu, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy your meal outdoors in their lushly landscaped patio garden.
For high-end Chinese cuisine head to the Fontainebleau hotel and book a table at Hakkasan. The dimly lit, dramatic atmosphere of the original London restaurant is continued at the Miami Beach branch where the mixology and Dim Sum are the favourites.
This London import, Zuma, has set up its first US located in Downtown Miami. located in Miami’s Epic Hotel, Zuma tempts with its modern take on Japanese fare, a specialised Sake bar and a sensuous atmosphere.