Our picks for Florida’s top restaurants & dining spots
Being the vacation capital of the world, Florida offers an incredible amount of dining and shopping choices. We’ll give you reviews on the best places to go for a great dining and shopping experience.
Top Florida Restaurants
The Beach Bistro boasts the highest Zagat rating for food and service in the state of Florida. It is included in Zagat’s “Top Restaurants in America” and is lauded by the guide for “the best food on the Gulf Coast,” “as good as any in New York or Paris.” The Bistro’s relentless pursuit of excellence in food and service earned immediate regional acclaim from the Sarasota Herald, the Tampa Tribune and the St Petersburg Times.
Azul, located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Miami, offers fine dining experiences with stunning views of Biscayne Bay and Downtown. Azul features the sophisticated, eclectic cuisine of Mediterranean flavors with Asian influences by star chef Clay Conley. His cuisine is complemented by a wine list of 700 labels. (sommelier Cynthia Betancourt). Definitely a most magnificent restaurant.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Miami – As sleek as a 1930s ocean liner, yet as relaxed as dinner on the shore, the Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy Ultra-Fresh seafood, flown in daily from around the world. Sip a Sidecar in the lounge, sidle up to the oyster bar, or kick back in a horseshoe booth before diving into a sea of Ultra-Fresh fish. Our menu will guide you, our wine list will seduce you, and Ultra-Fresh seafood awaits you.
Cafe L’ Europe – Voted the Most Popular restaurant in Palm Beach by Zagat Survey. Beautiful dining room and an unsurpassable caviar bar. Honored by the Wine Spectator as having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world. From its opening day, Café L’ Europe became part of the Palm Beach allure. Café L’ Europe was serving not only the fabulous Palm Beachers and local residents of the area but also all the international celebrities.
Arturo’s Ristorante is one of South Florida’s most highly rated dining establishments. Family owned since 1983. Built to replicate a Tuscan villa, the restaurant features an elegantly furnished main dining room, the beautiful ‘Garden Room’, and several private dining rooms. Arturo’s serves an excellent specialties such as Torta Primavera, Seafood Antipasto, Grilled & marinated vegetables and homemade desserts. The restaurant also features an excellent wine list with over 975 selections.
Cafe Prima Pasta – Originally from Argentina with a long and proud Italian background, the Cea family came to Miami in 1985. This is “an Italian restaurant with family flavor”. A popular, relax dining spot in Miami Beach. Marvelous Northern Italian cuisine with great value. Specializing in home made pasta, seafood, veal and steaks. Cozy and friendly atmosphere.
Djon’s Steak and Lobster House offers a sumptuous menu directed by Djon Pepaj. Great steaks, lamb chops, veal chops and seafood accompanied with an unparalleled wine and cocktail list guarantee a memorable evening. Consistently rated one of the best restaurants in Florida. Classic fine dining plus a wonderful, fun piano bar equals a great dining experience. Banquet/Private Rooms available and perfect for all occasion and events.
Champions Sports Bar – Located in the Miami Marriott Airport campus, it is the perfect spot to meet up with friends before a big game, or simply enjoy good food and a lively atmosphere. Sports enthusiasts will find plenty to jog the appetite – a menu featuring classic bar favorites, plenty of large-screen TVs broadcasting regional and national sports and walls adorned with eye-popping sports memorabilia.
Joe’s Stone Crab – Miami’s Most Popular restaurant, with 96 years tradition of excellence. The best tasting stone crab you can find anywhere. No reservations. Customers are seated on a first come, first served basis. Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday; 7:30am-9pm. Friday and Saturday 7:30am-10pm. (305) 673-4611
Chalet Suzanne – Fine dining in an enchanting setting. The essence of the Chalet’s reputation is its outstanding, award-winning cuisine. The traditional 6 course dinners are superb. We offer one of the finest wine lists in the country & have a full service bar along with the famous Wine Dungeon which is available for wine tasting each night before dinner.
Abokado Sushi – Located in the heart of Miami’s Mary Brickell Village, Abokado’s Japanese Pan-Latin menu is born of the union of traditional Japanese and Latin American cuisines, preserving the natural balance, taste and texture of fresh seasonal ingredients from both worlds. Abokado is welcoming, relaxing and unique in its combination of colors, materials, lighting and background music.
Emeril’s Restaurant in Orlando
Emeril Lagasse’s Cajun-Creole hot spot kicks up another notch at the Universal Studios CityWalk. Here you will find everything Chef Emeril stands for; high energy, bold and exciting flavors. The readers of Orlando Magazine rank Emeril’s Orlando at Universal Studios’ CityWalk as the city’s “#1 Restaurant at a theme park.” Bam!