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Art Basel 2017 Dining Guide

Where to eat during Miami's biggest art event of the year

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

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