LT Steak & Seafood1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
Tucked within the Betsy hotel, this posh eatery by acclaimed chef Laurent Tourondel spotlights American fare with a local flair. The season-driven menu is made up of plenty of fish and meat options, all prepared with ingredients found in South Florida. The complimentary cheddar popovers and soy-wasabi tuna tartare ($19) are crowd pleasers, as is the bone-in rib-eye ($61). Take the elevator to the rooftop and catch the sunset before dinner. You'll enjoy a vast view of Ocean Drive, beach, and sky.
Prime 112112 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
This upscale restaurant is known for its long waits and one-week-reservation requirements for a reason. The cuts of meat are topnotch, the service is old-school, and celebrity sightings abound. For a meat-centric meal, start with the Kobe beef sliders ($28) before digging into your steak, which comes in cuts ranging from an eight-ounce filet mignon ($45) to a colossal 48-ounce porterhouse ($140).
Azabu161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
Housed within the Stanton Social hotel, this New York transplant boasts updated izakaya-style dishes plus whiskey-centric craft cocktails. The cozy, dimly lit interior nods to the neighborhood’s art deco history, done up with midcentury modern furnishings and nature-inspired accents. You’d do well to bring a date here or to the adjacent 11-seat, reservation-only sushi counter serving traditional omakase ($120 to $150).
The Front Porch Café1458 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
An all-day breakfast menu, large portions, and reasonable prices are the draw at this laid-back hotel diner. Classic morning eats include the Beach Breakfast Bonanza ($11.50), with three eggs, cheddar, and shiitake mushrooms; or French toast ($13) with orange zest and powdered sugar. The daily 4-to-7-p.m. happy hour with $3 beers doesn’t hurt either.
The Local House400 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
This charming little spot in the lobby of the Sense Beach House hotel offers a nice weekend brunch with lots of Instagram-friendly options, maritime-themed decor, and a breezy patio for people-watching. The seafood-forward kitchen turns out everything from lobster and crab cake Benedicts ($18 to 25) to grilled oysters ($4 each) and key lime French toast ($12).