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Art Basel 2017 Dining Guide

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Art Week Miami—that beautiful time of year, centered around Art Basel, where celebrities, A-listers, art connoisseurs, entertainers, and the world’s elite descend on the Magic City for a week full of parties, art events, exhibitions, concerts, and more—is back. And as you hop from fête to fête, you’ll need to take a break to eat, drink, and refuel. Lucky for you, we’ve already mapped out Miami’s best restaurants for your Basel-ing adventures, so follow our guide below to know where to get your fill!

Here’s where to go if you’re in…

What’s there: Art Basel Miami Beach, Aqua Miami, PULSE, and Design Miami

Jaya at The Setai {2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 855.923.7899}
Haute restaurant at The Setai, Miami Beach serving eclectic Southeast Asian/Indian cuisine, cocktails, and sake.

LT Steak & Seafood {1440 Ocean Drive, South Beach; 844.862.3157}
An American restaurant from award-winning Chef Laurent Tourondel that serves prime beef, seafood, and sushi.

BLT Steak Miami {1610 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 786.605.0819}
Sitting in the Iberostar Berkeley, this newly re-opened restaurant serves a menu of signature steaks and seafood; like a 28-day dry-aged New York strip, Kansas City bone-in strip, tuna tartare, or a porterhouse for two.

NaiYaRa {1854 Bay Road, Miami Beach; 786.275.6005} 
Everyone in Miami loves Chef Bee, and NaiYaRa proves why: it’s his Sunset Harbour restaurant that puts a modern, upscale spin on Thai street food. 

Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.674.4636}
With its location inside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, this casual spot for upscale pizzas, burgers, and cocktails is a go-to food stop as you hop between Art Basel fêtes. 

Cibo Wine Bar South Beach {200 South Pointe Drive, Miami Beach; 305.987.6060}
Serves up modern Italian cuisine and an extensive list of 3,500+ wines in a rustic setting overlooking the ocean.

Dolce Italian {1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 786.975.2550}
A trendy, indoor-outdoor restaurant in the Gale Hotel, right on Collins Avenue, with modern Italian fare and a popular mozzarella bar.

Mare Mio {447 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305.397.8950}
A seafood restaurant on charming Española Way.

Market at EDITION {2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 786.257.4500}
Located in the Miami Beach EDITION Hotel, this Mediterranean market-inspired spot is part patisserie, part boulangerie, and part salumeria.

Matador Room {2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 786.257.4600}
This Miami Beach EDITION Hotel restaurant, which is the brainchild of famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, serves a menu of inventive Caribbean, Spanish, Latin, and South American-fusion cuisine.

Pao by Paul Qui {3201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 786.655.5630}
The product of Top Chef and James Beard Award winner Paul Qui, Pao serves up lavish, contemporary Asian cuisine in a flamboyant oceanfront setting.

Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann {3201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 786.655.5610}
Miami Beach’s only South American, live-fire cooking restaurant, created by famed Argentine “gaucho” Francis Mallmann.

The Strand Bar & Grill {6801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.514.7474}
Located in the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, this seasonal, ingredient-driven spot serves organic, new American fare amidst sweeping ocean views. 

Yardbird Southern Table and Bar{1600 Lenox Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.538.5220}
Southern-inspired, American fare centered around one thing: the bird.

What’s there: Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse {315 South Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami; 305.487.7130}
An authentic steakhouse experience right on the Miami River.

Seaspice {422 Northwest River Drive, Miami; 305.440.4200}
Sitting right on the Miami River, this see-and-be-seen spot is a haven for yachts, A-listers, and chic, globally-inspired cuisine.

Tacology {701 South Miami Avenue, Brickell; 786.347.5368}
Brought to you by the same team behind Cantina La Veinte, this vibrant, Mexican-style market serves tacos, ceviche, salads, juices, and mezcal cocktails.

Big Easy Winebar & Grill {701 South Miami Avenue Suite 33, Brickell; 786.814.5955}
Located in the new Brickell City Centre, this is Miami’s only South African steakhouse and professional golfer Ernie Els’ first restaurant in the United States.

Zest {200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Miami; 305.374.ZEST}
A relaxed, casual concept centered around Executive Chef-Owner Cindy Hutson’s signature “Cuisine of the Sun.”

What’s there: Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami

Soyka Restaurant {5556 NE 4 Court, Upper East Side; 305.759.3117}
Mark Soyka opened this spot in a converted warehouse in 1999, and today, it’s known for its American cuisine, historic vibes, and live jazz.

Ironside Kitchen Pizza & Coffee Co. {7580 Northeast 4 Court, Miami; 305.531.5055}
A hidden gem with some of the best Neapolitan wood-fired pizza pies, all served in a rustic, airy space in Miami Ironside.

R HOUSE {2727 NW 2 Avenue, Wynwood; 305.576.0201}
The brainchild of Chef-Owner Rocco Carulli, this funky Wynwood restaurant brings together food, art, and music.  

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar {2550 Northwest 2 Avenue, Wynwood; 305.722.8959}
Sitting inside Wynwood Walls, this relaxed, art-filled restaurant serves up Latin-inspired small plates, large plates, cocktails, and more.

Happy dining!

By Jennifer Agress | Miami Editor