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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Miami - Dade

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Miami - Dade? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of El Secreto Omakase restaurant
5.0
5 (7)
$50 and over
Japanese
Mid-Beach
About the restaurant
CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

📍 FAENA MIAMI BEACH
James Beard Award-winning chef, Paul Qui, unfolds an ultra-exclusive speakeasy style Omakase experience-- El Secreto. Blending Tokyo-style sushi and Kyoto-style kaiseki into an unparalleled tasting menu that’s prepared and served for a mouthwatering culinary journey.

Tucked behind FAENA's candlelit cava and the red velvet folds of Faena Theater, there is beauty hidden in the shadows. EL SECRETO, Miami's best-kept secret for those in the know.

In Japan, the term ‘omakase’ refers to respectfully leaving another to decide what is best, or in gastronomic speak: the chef’s selection.

Indulge in the highest-quality seafood from around the world and relish in ever-evolving dishes and ingredients such as line-caught fish flown in daily, innovative vegetable dishes, sea urchin from Hokkaido, sustainable bluefin tuna from Baja and Sanuki Olive Wagyu from Kagawa Prefecture in Japan.

What you’ll find? We’ll never tell.
Top review
foodywino
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
Amazing. My favorite Omakasa in Miami! Love the space and ambiance as well.
A photo of El Salón restaurant
4.9
4.9 (157)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
South Beach
About the restaurant
Perhaps the most original cocktail bar around, El Salón is not just a beautifully designed lounge with speakeasy vibes, but its exclusive selection of house-made spirit blends takes mixology to new heights. Martinis, Mojitos and Mai Tais are just some of the classics offered.
Top review
RitaL
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
First of all don’t over think this go and you will not regret it. Excellent cocktails! The server was so welcoming and nice I can easily say this is the best place I have been in south beach with this kind of phenomenal customer service.
A photo of Pizzette Miami restaurant
4.8
4.8 (160)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
South Beach
About the restaurant
Pizzette is a Pizzeria & Wine Bar located in Miami, offering a veriety of foods, being Pizza the most iconic one, accompanied by an incredible selection of wine. Live a memorable moment thanks to our incredible variety of plates, and our well designed bar, crafted perfectly for an unforgettable experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
Great recommendations from the server, apps were unique and well presented. Pizzas were a great size and came out hot. Great atmosphere, would definitely return.
A photo of MILA Omakase restaurant
4.9
4.9 (97)
$50 and over
Japanese
South Beach
About the restaurant
MILA OMAKASE IS A 10-SEAT ENCLOSED ROOM OFFERING THE MOST EXCLUSIVE AND AUTHENTIC JOURNEY IN THE FAR EAST, MAGNIFIED BY THE MEDITERRANEAN INFLUENCES OF 26-MICHELIN STAR CHEF MICHAËL MICHAELIDIS.

The intimate, ultra luxurious and transporting space features a massive overhanging cherry blossom tree, a Japanese craftsmanship-inspired wallpaper screen, a dramatic marble countertop, a 500-years old hinoki wood cutting board, and wall-mounted niches serving as members’ chopstick display.

The ever-changing dishes evolve according to the 72 Japanese micro-seasons, involving the most refined ingredients such as line-caught fish flown in daily, innovative vegetables and condiments, sea urchin from Hokkaido, sustainable bluefin tuna from Baja and Sanuki Olive Wagyu from Kagawa Prefecture in Japan.

(Experiences and Pairings are Priced Per Person)
Top review
VictoriaZ
Dined 5 days ago
Really wonderful experience. Beautiful atmosphere started off with a cocktail at the bar expertly made by the mixologist who was so knowledgeable and full of interesting info. Then taken into the dining area which was equally as lovely. Service was so great and food was 10/10. Chef is an expert at his craft and the staff also clearly talented. Dishes were works of art !! Whenever in Miami we will always return for this experience. Thank you!!
A photo of The Den restaurant
4.9
4.9 (214)
$50 and over
Sushi
South Beach
About the restaurant
Azabu Miami Beach, houses various experiences under one roof; tied together with the spirit of Omatenashi, the essence of Japanese hospitality. Beyond Azabu lies The Den, an exclusive hidden omakase room specializing in the art of Edomae Sushi helmed by Master Sushi Chefs. Located inside The Stanton Hotel, The Den at Azabu Miami Beach elevates the local culinary scene with authentic Japanese cuisine and transportive experiences.
The Den serves Edomae Tokyo style sushi. The Den is a 18 seat counter, omakase style sushi restaurant, where Sushi chefs will guide guests through an authentic omakase experience. Most ingredients will be flown in directly from the Toyosu fish market in Tokyo. The Den serves a multi course menu with no a la carte options. Food menus is $300++ per guest. The Den has set seating times, open Tuesday-Saturday. All guest must consume raw fish. Bookings must be prepaid. Strict 24 hour cancellation with no acceptions. Please see cancellation policy.
Top review
Alexvip
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Top notch, 10 out of 10, best authentic sushi in America. This is not a Den it's a Gem! Amazing, amazing, amazing.
A photo of R House Wynwood restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1037)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Latin
Wynwood
About the restaurant
FOR BRUNCH RESERVATIONS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.RHOUSEWYNWOOD.COM

R House Wynwood is an award-winning casual fine dining establishment and lounge right in the heart of the vibrant Miami-Wynwood arts district. Acclaimed chef, Rocco Carulli, serves Latin cuisine inspired by the vibrant cultures of Miami. Home of iconic Saturday and Sunday drag brunches, plus nighttime drag shows, and a live music on the weekends. Drag Show guests must be aged 18 or over. IDs required to enter - copies and photos not accepted. Non-resident foreign citizens - passports and Canadian drivers licenses only accepted.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Loved the drag brunch. 100% would return. Brittney Spears was amazing.
A photo of Afternoon Tea at The Biltmore restaurant
4.8
4.8 (454)
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
Coral Gables
About the restaurant
One of the few remaining Miami locales offering traditional afternoon tea, the Biltmore is arguably the most elegant venue, with its soaring vaulted ceiling, magnificent lobby and majestically mantled fireplace. The refreshing repast is served daily and is complemented with and elegant harpist. Reservations are recommended.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Nestor was great, beautiful ambience with the harp player.
A photo of Flora Plant Kitchen restaurant
4.7
4.7 (26)
$31 to $50
Latin / Spanish
Morningside
About the restaurant
Experience Flora Plant Kitchen's tropical oasis in Miami's Morningside. Enjoy Latin-inspired dishes by Executive Chef Fabio Delgado amidst lush greenery. Dine indoors or on our patio, soaking in Miami's vibes. Indulge in weekend brunch favorites like Veggie Truffle Benedict and Yuzu French Toast, complemented by fresh juices and Colombian coffee. Our plant-powered menu bursts with vibrant flavors. We prioritize sustainability, serving Colombian coffee and fresh juices. Our open kitchen layout offers transparency as our skilled team prepares your meal.
Top review
HowardS
Dined on May 27, 2024
Over the past several months I have taken different sets of friends to Flora Plant Kitchen. We have always had a wonderful and delicious experience. It starts out with friendly greetings from the staff and owners (Maria, Kikki, David, Sebas) followed by a healthy smoothie or a cup of the best Colombian coffee in Miami. Usually we sit outside in their covered tropical garden, but this time we opted for the brightly-lit interior with great views of the bakery, the kitchen, and the other patrons. Depending on when you go, you will be offered a delicious and healthy menu for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. I understand that they will start offering dinner in September. My favorites? huevos divorciado, breakfast sandwich, hamgurguesa, and shakshouka, but you really can't go wrong with anything that you choose.
A photo of Klaw restaurant
4.7
4.7 (76)
$50 and over
Steak
Downtown Miami
About the restaurant
The Hunt for the world's finest flavors takes courage...

In a building of great historical importance, overlooking the tropical wonderland of Biscayne Bay, the arresting Arctic Ocean meets the sweeping Great Plains.
Our King Crab and beef programs are our crown jewels, producing the very best, sustainably sourced cuts and crustaceans. Our masterful chefs push the boundaries to craft dishes teeming with unique flavors. It’s the ultimate surf and turf.

FOR MORE AVAILABILITY PLEASE VISIT WWW.KLAWRESTAURANT.COM
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Loved the place is a beautiful restaurant. The food and server were excellent.
A photo of Mareva 1939 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (800)
$31 to $50
Spanish
South Beach
About the restaurant
A dynamic Spanish cuisine featuring a sharing menu selection based on traditional Spanish dishes with a unique twist.
“Mareva” also brings to your table a diverse selection of Organic Natural Wines along Handcrafted Cocktails. The perfect pairing to highlight the Culinary Journey.
Minimum age to dine at Mareva1939 is 14 years old.

Top review
JordanJ
Dined on May 28, 2024
Great anniversary dinner, the oxtail paella was stellar and the croquettes were great!
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