These 10 Miami Restaurants and Bars Have the Best Views in Town
Where to sit and soak up the views
Sometimes the best things to see go beyond the dinner table. Miami has no shortage of skylines, waterscapes, and places to people watch. Here are a small collection of some of the best views to take in while eating.
— Contributions by John Dangaran and Olee Fowler
1 Lido Bayside Grill
Hidden along the Venetian, Lido is a great place that one may never know was there until someone told them about it. Even once inside the hotel, guests will need directions through the maze of hedges to reach the grill and before the Intracoastal opens up before them.
The Standard Spa
Miami Beach, 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Set atop the chains of Lincoln Road, Juvia is located in penthouse of the 1111 Lincoln Road parking structure, offering picturesque views of South Beach from every angle, whether sitting at the bar or on the terrace.
1111 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
3 Verde at PAMM
It’s hard to beat the view on the patio at PAMM —the rays shining through the slatted roof and hangings gardens — overlooking Biscayne Bay and the MacArthur. After soaking in those rays, head its restaurant, Verde, to continue the water gazing while dining on breakfast and lunch items.
1103 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
This Miami River hotspot features plenty of dining, boozing, and party, with a side of river views.
422 NW North River Dr
Miami, FL 33128
5 Il Gabbiano
This swanky Italian eatery is filled nightly with Miami's movers and shakers who want to dine on lobster ravioli and its famous bread basket, while also soaking up views of Biscayne Bay.
335 S Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33131
6 Area 31
Perched 16 floors high inside the EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami, this longtime restaurant still has some of the best views of Miami’s Downtown skyline in the city. Whether going for its popular happy hour or for a seafood feast, make sure to grab a seat outside and soak up the views.
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131
Sitting fifty floors above the East Hotel in Brickell, this high-end watering hole offers views of Miami’s downtown neighborhood and Biscayne Bay along with boozy cocktails and Asian influenced bites.
788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131
8 La Mar by Gaston Acurio
Brickell Key seems to be one of those places kept secret by the locals. It’s a man-made island stacked with condominiums with not much tourist attraction besides a couple of restaurants and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Head to La Mar for a Peruvian brunch, lunch, or dinner service, while sitting outside under a canopy with views over looking the water towards the downtown/ Brickell area.
500 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131
9 Rusty Pelican Miami Restaurant
This Miami staple still boasts one of the best views of the city. Head to Key Biscayne for a quiet lunch or watch the silhouette of the cityscape grow at sunset.
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
10 Grove Bay Grill
Formerly known as Scotty’s, this restaurant and bar located on the Dinner Key Marina, right next to Miami City Hall, offers that casual Florida feeling that only tiki bars and No Wake zones can give.
3381 Pan American Dr
Coconut Grove, FL 33133