While the rest of the country is feeling the chill, Miami’s dining scene is hotter than ever. And because you are where you eat, here’s your refreshed Resy Hit List, just in time for SoBeWFF:
1/Beaker & Gray
Because it’s about time Wynwood got a proper cocktail bar + restaurant. And with cocktail wiz Ben Potts creating your drink, you know you’re in for a good night. Pro tip: soak them up with a side order of chorizo churros and you’ll be set. // Wynwood. Book now at Beaker & Gray.
2/Lung Thai Tapas
Because only in the Magic City can you find the most authentic Thai cuisine… in Little Havana. FYI it’s worth the trip and the wait because once inside, the fried chicken, duck salad and bite-sized ribs, more than make up for the inconvenience. // Little Havana. (786) 334-6262.
Because Brad Kilgore. Think hipster-chic, haute eats in Miami’s buzziest zip code. And with the only 4-star review of the year by the Miami Herald, it’s the restaurant everyone wants a table in. Because Brad Kilgore. // Wynwood. Coming soon to the app: (305) 573-5996.
Because when your bread is stuffed with truffles, you know your meal is off to a good start. The bone-in ribeye with za’tar butter is big enough to share — but you won’t want to. Wash it back with one of their boozy tea cocktails like the bourbon and gin spiked ginger tea, presented on a fancy silver tray. Truffles and silver trays, rap verse coming soon. // South Beach. Book now at Byblos.
5/ El Tucan
Because you need to visit a 1940’s Havana-themed cabaret with an 11-piece orchestra. Dinner is served but right next door is the Marion. Fromage platters? Oui. // Brickell. (786) 717-7512.
Because foie gras empanadas should’ve been in your life a long time ago. This isn’t your traditional Peruvian joint and the parmesan topped tiradito and pork tacos prove it. // Wynwood. Book now at GK Bistronomie.
Because the guys behind Italian staple Macchialina, have proven they known a thing or two about Far East fare. Craveable edamame dumplings? Check. Duck udon? Naturally. Drinks that guarantee you’ll be calling an Uber home? You bet. // South Beach. Book now at Bazi.
Because when David Grutman is involved you know it’s going to be over-the-top, in a good way. The LIV mega-club founder and Kardashian bestie went big for his new Asian eatery, Komodo. On the menu at this three-story Brickell spot: peeking duck galore, handmade noodles and more celeb spottings than Page Six. // Brickell. (305) 534-2211.
Because when two Pubbelly alums combine forces you know you’re in for something special. Grab a seat at this homey neighborhood spot for a big plate of risotto, but save room for the thyme gelato topped rum cake — it’s worth the thyme. // MiMo. Book now at Pinch.
10/Izzy’s Fish & Oyster
Because when South Florida seafood gets the New England treatment, magical things happen. Can’t picture it? Try Izzy’s fried clam bellies or classic lobster rolls — done hot or cold — and then revisit those thoughts. // South Beach. (305) 397-8843.