Known for its beaches, Miami receives millions of people each year. In fact, it’s in Forbe’s list of the most visited cities within the United States and is one of the major reasons why more than 97 million people visited Florida in 2014.But while the beaches and parties attract the majority of the tourists, a trip to Miami won’t be complete without a proper dining experience. In an effort to save you some time, we’ve compiled a list of the 3 restaurants to eat at in Miami. Hopefully, these places will add to your pleasant memories of the Magic City.
With plenty of positive reviews and one of the highest ratings among restaurants in Miami, Crust just has to be in this list of 3 restaurants to eat at in Miami. As the name suggests, this husband-and-wife venture specializes in pizza. In fact, listed in the online menu are 13 specialty pizza pies from the Crust pizza, which has fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil and fresh basil, to the grilled octopus pizza with prosciutto, kalamata olives & red roasted peppers. Of course, customers are granted the option to build custom pizzas with a lineup of meat, seafood, cheese and vegetable toppings.
However, it’s not just Crust’s pizza pies that customers gave two thumbs up to. The restaurant’s modern Italian cuisine also received positive feedback.Crust has plenty of pasta dishes in its menu. On top of its signature entrees is the eggplant parmesan, which comes with marinara sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and served over angel hair. There’s also the chicken parmesan that is a lightly breaded chicken breast, baked with the same ingredients and served over linguine. And given that it’s in Miami, Crust puts a seafood twist on these dishes. Shrimp parmesan, anyone?The seafood also extends to its risotto offerings. In fact, Crust serves a seafood risotto, which has arborio rice with shrimp, mussels, calamari, chopped clams, fish, marinara and a touch of cream.
Bottom line: If you’re looking for a place with good food that is good value for money, Crust should be on your radar.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
YardbirdSouthern Table & Bar is another highly-rated restaurant in Miami. Contrary to most of the recommended places to eat in Miami, Yardbirddoesn’t have much to offer in terms of seafood. Aside from the shrimp n’ grits in its menu and the “daily catch,” which entails asking the server for whatever fresh fish was caught that day, there’s barely anything that comes from Florida’s waters, or any water bodies for that matter.
What it has, however, is good ol’ meat. This place is big on chicken, swine and other farm produce. Yardbird’s menu has a whole section dedicated to the “the bird.” The list includes chicken n’ watermelon n’ waffles, which is Yardbird’s signature fried chicken with honey hot sauce, cheddar cheese chow chow waffle , spiced watermelon and bourbon maple syrup. There’s also the crunchy Yardbird sandwich, a soft bun that has fried chicken with crystal hot sauce, lettuce, sliced tomato, bacon and buttermilk dressing.
Bottom line: If for some reason you’ve got a problem with seafood, which is a shame because you’re in Miami, or just want to eat a hearty meal, Yardbird Southern Table & Baris where you want to be.
Most foodies and sushi fans that have been to NAOE have nothing but good words to say about this Japanese restaurant. Both food and service in NAOE are highly-rated.However, there’s really no definite menu to speak of since the chef, Kevin Cory, and his staff will base it off of whatever ingredients get flown in from their suppliers in Japan.It’s quite hard to get a seat at NAOE since it’s a small restaurant. It is advised to secure one ahead of time. However, once you manage to reserve a seat, prepare your taste buds for an adventure.
Customers don’t really get to choose their food. Everything is predetermined by the chef and diners will just to trust him and whatever he dishes out. The entire meal will take around three hours.The only real downside is that the meal can get quite expensive. But even with the prices, most feel that they’ve gotten the most out of the cash they shelled out.
Bottom line: If you want to go to the best Japanese restaurant in Miami, look no further than NAOE.