L'ATELIER BY JOEL ROBUCHON 

For those seeking a luxurious and unforgettable dining experience, look no further than this two Michelin-starred restaurant, perfect for special occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries. The winter tasting menu is an absolute must-try, offering exquisite dishes that are beautifully presented and explained by attentive servers. While this restaurant is on the pricey side, it's well worth the splurge. Don't forget to indulge in the delicious bread, which is a must-have and  try the Consomme de Champignons. This delectable soup is bursting with flavor, with each ginger and scallion chicken dumpling packing a punch that will instantly bring joy to your taste buds. Overall, this two Michelin-starred restaurant offers a truly indulgent dining experience that is sure to impress. Make sure to reserve a table before, as they usually do not allow for walk ins. 

Recommended Dishes: 

Winter Menu

    Le Céleri 

    Le Consommé de Champignons 

    La Saint- Jacques  

Tee Scale Rating: 6.6/10 

PUBBELLY 

Pubbelly is an absolute gem! From the quick and friendly service to the mouth-watering cuisine, it's no surprise why this spot is always packed. The Japanese Fried Chicken is an absolute must-try, with a perfectly crispy exterior and juicy interior that will leave you wanting more. And let's not forget about the tuna pizza, a unique and delicious creation that is a perfect balance of flavors and textures. Finally, the Big Eye Tna roll is another standout dish that is expertly crafted with the freshest ingredients. What's even better? No reservations required, so you can satisfy your cravings of these amazing dishes whenever you like!

Recommended Dishes:  

Truffle corn 

Japanese Fried Chicken 

Tuna Pizza 

Bigeye Tuna Roll 

Rock Shrimp Tempura Roll

The Heat Roll 

Tuna Crispy Miso 

Tee Scale Rating: 7/10 

GEKKO 

After hearing so much buzz about Gekko in Miami, I finally reserved a table to see what all the fuss was about. Although we had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated, the drinks from the gorgeous bar made it worthwhile. Our waiter was incredibly knowledgeable about the food, and we loved the Wagyu Crispy Rice, Lobster Dumplings, Otoro Tartare, and Chilean Sea Bass. However, the price tag was higher than expected/ Additionally, there is also a club in the back that is open during dinner as well as after. Gekko is a great spot for a scene with beautiful surroundings. Reserve ahead of time.

Recommended Dishes:  

Tako Taco 

Wagyu Crispy Rice 

Lobster Dumplings 

Otoro Tartare 

King Salmon Maki 

Spicy Blue Fin Tuna Maki 

A5 Maki 

Chilean Sea Bass 

Ny Strip 

Steak Fries 

Tee Scale Rating: 6.4/10 

CARBONE 

If you're looking for a restaurant that oozes luxury and sophistication, Carbone is a must-visit. This place is famous for its A-list clientele and outstanding cuisine, and it definitely lives up to the hype. The complimentary garlic bread, pizza focaccia, pickled cauliflower, and parmesan block that start the meal are a highlight on their own. The Calamari Marco is seasoned to perfection and pairs perfectly with the must-try Spicy Rigatoni. And if you're celebrating a special occasion, make sure to indulge in their chocolate cake - though you might want to ask for a bigger slice! This is a popular spot, so make sure to secure your reservations as soon as they open. Trust me, it's well worth the effort.

Recommended Dishes:  

Calamari Marco 

Assorted Baked Clams 

Caesar Alla ZZ

Spicy Rigatoni Vodka 

Chicken Massimo 

Chocolate Cake 

Tee Scale Rating: 7.7/10 

CASA TUA COCINA 

Casa Tua's ambiance feels like you're dining with family in the comfort of your own home. If you're looking for a grab-and-go option, their deli offers an array of fresh meats, cheeses, and pasta. Don't miss out on the Tagliolini all’ Arrabbiata - a flavorful and spicy pasta dish that is truly unforgettable. The Healthy Chicken Breast is also a must-try, as it's cooked to perfection and will have your friends fighting about who gets to have the last bite. Let's also not forget about the Truffle Fries as they are crispy and topped with just the right amount of truffle oil. For a quick lunch, the Turkey Panini is light, refreshing, and perfect for those on the go. No reservations necessary, so stop by Casa Tua for an unforgettable dining experience!

Recommended Dishes:   

Tagliolini all’ Arrabbiata 

Tagliolini al Tartufo Nero 

Burrata Pizza 

Healthy Chicken Breast 

Turkey Panini 

Truffle Fries 

Tee Scale Rating: 6.2/10 

HUTANG 

As I walked by Hutang, I couldn't help but notice its intriguing exterior. I had never heard of it before until stumbling upon a glowing food review. Eager to try it out, I made a reservation for myself and a group of friends. The restaurant's interior was just as impressive as its exterior, with a beautiful decor that transported us to another world. We opted for the outdoor seating on a lovely evening, and the ambiance was perfect. As for the food, the Dim Sum was exceptional, with every bite bursting with flavor. The Spiced Golden Tofu was a standout dish, with a unique flavor that kept us constantly taking more, even when we were full. The Kung Po Chicken was my personal favorite, and the Duck with Pancakes was a hit among my friends. Each dish was incredibly satisfying, leaving us with a feeling of culinary bliss. The meal had such unique flavors that we were all eager to come back again. Hutang is a must-try for anyone looking for an unforgettable dining experience. Reservations are highly recommended to ensure a spot at this discrete restaurant.

Recommended Dishes:   

Spiced Golden Tofu 

Dim Sum Dumpling Platter 

Kung Po Chicken 

Chef’s Fried Rice 

Wagyu Beef Millefeuille 

Peking Duck with Pancakes 

Tee Scale Rating: 6.8/10 

PAPERFISH 

I couldn't help but be drawn in by its charming exterior of Paperfish in Brickell. Once inside, I was impressed by the tasteful decor, which complemented the restaurant's outstanding drinks and cuisine. The Ishiyaki Del Mar was a true showstopper - served in delicate sea shells, set alight, and utterly delicious, this dish is definitely worth filming to make your friends envious! Don't miss the Black Cod Bites and Paper Tuna Roll either - both were exceptional. I'm already counting down the days until I can return to this restaurant. Be sure to book in advance or go at off hours. 

Recommended Dishes:   

Wasabi Martini 

Tuna and Salmon Crispy Rice 

Black Cod Bites 

Ishiyaki Del Mar

Tempura Rock Shrimp 

Salmon Aburi Nigiri 

Hamachi Yuzu 

Paper Tuna 

Sea Bass 

Short Ribs 

Crispy Truffle Friend Rice 

Tee Scale Rating: 7.2/10 

EST 33 

While shopping around in Brickell City Center, we came across EST 33. The Wood Grilled Chicken Salad is impeccable. It genuinely has the most phenomenal dressing and the chicken compliments it perfectly with a unique smokey flavor. The Chicken Thigh Satay made my taste buds happy as each bite was packed with flavor and incredibly moist. No reservation required.

Recommended Dishes:  

Steamed Shrimp and Pork Dumplings 

Ahi Poke on Crispy Wontons  

Chicken Fried Rice 

Beef Skewers 

Chicken Thigh Satay 

Wood Grilled Chicken Salad 

Tee Scale Rating: 6/10 

CREMA GOURMET EXPRESSO BAR 

Crema is a true hidden treasure for those seeking a relaxed and unpretentious spot to enjoy a morning, midday, or early afternoon meal, while catching up with friends or staying productive with work. The ambiance is warm and welcoming, and their Black Iced Tea, Iced Espresso, and Greens and Chicken Salad are absolutely delightful. If you have a sweet tooth, you'll also love their amazing selection of baked goods. From refreshing beverages to nourishing meals, Crema has got you covered. And here's the icing on the cake - no reservations are needed to experience this fantastic place!

Recommended Dishes:  

Breakfast Sandwich 

Avocado Toast 

Chocolate Chip Pancakes 

Greek Yogurt with Granola 

Greens and Chicken Salad 

Iced Black Tea 

Iced Espresso 

Tee Scale Rating: 5.3/10 

NIGHTOWL COOKIES 

I have an obsession with funfetti sprinkles and after trying out many different cookies, the funfetti Birthday Cookie offered at Nightowl takes the win! The cookies are pretty large, so I will freeze whatever I dont finish and heat up at a later date. The Brookie is also another really great option as it is so gooey it melts instantly in your mouth. I love ordering them late at night or visiting their Windwood location when I am in the area! They also ship nationwide, so even if you aren't in Miami you can try these fabulous cookies.

Recommended Dishes:  

Birthday Cake 

Brookie 

Rainbow Over Bedrock 

Tee Scale Rating: 8/10 

CONTESSA 

Contessa, a proud member of the prestigious Big Five Food Group, may not always enjoy the same social media limelight as its counterpart, Carbone, but certainly holds its own when it comes to culinary acclaim. While the service was impecable, the interior was splendid, and the overall ambiance provided a truly enlightening dining experience, some dishes left us yearning for a touch more seasoning and creativity. However, the Margherita Pizza emerged as an unexpected star, with it being one of the best pizza I've ever had. In fact, we couldn't resist ordering another at the end of our meal. Keep in mind that securing reservations can be quite a challenge, so advanced planning is undoubtedly advisable.

Recommended Dishes: 

Daily Imported Burrata Pomodoro 

Squash Carpaccio 

Margherita Pizza 

Chicken Francese

Tee Scale Rating: 7.8/10 

BRICKELL FOOD TRUCKS 

Nestled by the water behind the ICON towers, this dynamic food truck hub offers a plethora of scrumptious options that rotate regularly, ensuring that you'll always find something that tantalizes your taste buds. The atmosphere is lively and welcoming, filled with friendly folks, adorable pets, and families soaking up the sun. For a quick bite that nourishes your soul, this spot is a must-visit during lunchtime. Personally, my favorites are Raccoon Cafe, Shukran, and Acai Fruits.

Tee Scale Rating: 6.2/10 

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