Of South Beach's seemingly countless restaurants, an impressive 74 are participating in Miami Spice, with many serving up generous menus filled with succulent steaks and fresh seafood in elegant settings.
Most restaurants have upped their game this year, with eateries like Red the Steakhouse hosting weekly themes and Jaya at the Setai offering well-priced bottles of sake, making most restaurants a good reason to head to the beach for a meal at the reduced price of $23 for lunch and brunch and $39 for dinner.
The two-month promotion, which lasts until the end of September, offers three-course menus at the reduced price of $23 for lunch and brunch, and $39 for dinner. Here are the five most interesting choices in South Beach.
Stubborn Seed. Chef Jeremy Ford created a menu of dishes blending comfort food flavors with refined elegance. Start with warm celery root with crackling maitake and creamy mushrooms before tucking into an organic chicken with truffle butter, Brussels sprouts, charred turnips, and gnocchi. End the meal with pastry chef Dallas Wynne's whiskey cake with brown butter toffee and smoked banana ice cream. Chef Wynne takes the reins at Sunday brunch with her 18-minute biscuits, served with onion jam, buttermilk pancakes, chai waffles, and doughnuts. Offered for dinner Tuesday through Friday and Sunday; brunch on Sunday. 101 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-322-5211; stubbornseed.com.
2. Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis. One of the few restaurants where you can dine on Miami Spice for lunch or dinner any day of the week also happens to be one of Miami Beach's finest restaurants. Take advantage of the eatery's reputation of having pristine seafood by starting with the charcoal grilled octopus or salmon tartare. Follow with the dorado royale or Faroe Islands organic salmon and finish with a dollop of "real Greek" yogurt. Offered for lunch and dinner daily. 730 First St., Miami Beach; 305-604-6800; milos.ca/restaurants/miami.