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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Miami - Dade

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes 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 favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (367)
$31 to $50
Contemporary European
Brickell
About the restaurant
Balan’s is a chic brasserie, serving modern European cuisine & craft cocktails in a relaxed, yet sophisticated all day dining restaurant in the Brickell area. Balan’s is a true believer in buying local and supporting local, we have created seasonal menus working with some of the best local vendors in Miami. We run a full scratch kitchen and want every guests experience to be a memorable one.

You can dine in our beautiful outdoor Garden area, Terrace or alternatively in our chic London meets Miami dining room. Thursday – Saturday we have DJ, live music & entertainment for our guests to enjoy.

We have a notable wine list with some hidden gems selected by our sommelier, our cocktails are seasonal and packed with flavour. Our executive chef has worked with some of the most respected chefs all over the world and has created some delicious dishes for our guests to enjoy. Our teams work closely to ensure a cohesiveness with the brand and our kitchen identity.

Top review
Howard
Dined 3 days ago
Balan's and staff helped us celebrate our 35th Anniversary. So very thoughtful of everyone.
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4.8
4.8 (572)
$30 and under
Cuban
South Beach
About the restaurant
Authentic Family owned and operated Traditional Cuban Restaurant in the Heart of South Beach. Since 2005 the family has brought delicious Cuban food and drinks to Miami Beach. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing a piece of Cuba with you.
We are conveniently Located on corner Lincoln Ave. and Washington Avenue. 1 block from the Miami Beach Convention Center, The Fillmore Theater, New World Campus and Soundscape Park across the street.

Top review
BeefATLvip
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Good solid neighborhood Cuban spot. Great menu with 2-3 specials for dinner. Service was super friendly, fun, and on point.
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4.8
4.8 (1041)
$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 Jul 14, 2024
Best birthday ever, love this place food fire and drag show is super fun !! 10000% recommed
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4.8
4.8 (1600)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Asian
Wynwood
About the restaurant
WELCOME TO KYU - MODERN, WOOD-FIRED, ASIAN BARBECUE.
Inspired by the global travels of our team of chefs and the discipline of Japanese wood-fired grilling known as yakiniku, KYU offers a rich exploration of interpretive Asian cooking. From our open kitchens, you will discover a world of expertly grilled umami-rich meats, smoke-roasted short ribs, innovative fish and beguiling vegetable preparations, hamachi Crudo, pork belly baos, and Thai “stone pot” fried rice, along with fabulous hand-crafted cocktails and stunning signature desserts. With award-winning restaurants in Miami, New York, Las Vegas and Mexico City, KYU’s unique brand is ready to expand to Los Angeles and London. We welcome you with open arms!!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Everything was amazing, as far as food and service, however the tables was a little too small, couldn’t fit all the food, utensils and table decor
A photo of Cerveceria La Tropical restaurant
4.8
4.8 (358)
$30 and under
Brewery
Wynwood
About the restaurant
Craft brewery and tropical botanical gardens in the heart of Wynwood. Cuba's oldest brewery is now on of Miami's youngest! Passionately handcrafted and inspired by the tropics. Reservations highly recommended. Walk-ins welcomed, first- come first- serve.


ATMOSPHERE: Ambient Taproom & Tropical Gardens with Live Music Stage

LIVE MUSIC: Thursday (DJ), Friday (live band), Saturday (live band), Sunday (live band / DJ)

FULL MENU: Until 10:30pm
LATE NIGHT MENU: 10:30PM to Midnight on Fridays & Saturdays

PARTIES:
Please do not bring balloons or confetti. Thank you!
For other decorations please contact us.

ART: Enjoy 5 murals by famous Wynwood artists

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Great ambiance, really liked the food and beer! I’d visit again gladly!
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4.8
4.8 (108)
$31 to $50
Cuban
Little Havana
About the restaurant
Now Open at Social 27! We offer a Full Bar and High Quality Menu in a beautiful ambiance in an iconic location on Calle 8 Little Havana .
Chefs Lisetty Llampalla and Justin Sherrer of Doce Provisions bring their talents to Calle 8 and offer dishes like Grilled Giant Prawn, Tiradito Cienfuegos and Croquetas Y Caviar! In the Iconic location at the entrance of Little Havana!
We offer Full Bar, Live Music Nightly! Outdoor Seating and specialty cocktails curated from our experiences!

Top review
SimeonW
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Restaurant was colorful and lively, service was wonderful
A photo of Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2459)
$50 and over
Japanese
Downtown Miami
About the restaurant
zuma, located in the heart of downtown miami, brings chef rainer becker’s internationally acclaimed style of modern japanese cuisine to America. already renowned in london, hong kong, istanbul, and dubai, zuma miami offers a sophisticated cuisine philosophy of flavorsome, modern Japanese dishes in a fun and vibrant environment inspired by the informal dining style called izakaya.

the menu is comprehensive and alluring. dishes are authentic but not traditional with bold, intense flavors and an emphasis on simple presentation acquired through quality ingredients. izakaya style means that dishes are designed to be shared at the table.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
great restaurant, everything fresh and refined… but better trust your menu feelings than suggestion from staff
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4.7
4.7 (330)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
South Miami
About the restaurant
El Novillo Restaurant is a family owned and operated Latin American (Nicaraguan) Steakhouse, that has been operating its multiple locations in South Florida since the 1980s. We specialize in serving, Churrascos, cut from lean tenderloins that are grilled and marinated in our homemade fresh
Chimichurri sauce.
We also serve 100% all-natural chicken breast, shrimp, fish, pork, and various other selections. Appetizers include fried cheese, refried beans, small meat tacos with sour cream, and more.
Finish your meal with our traditional Tres Leches& sponge cake, Carmel Flan, or Pio-Quinto rum sponge cake.
El Novillo keeps the Latin spirit going with its live music in the evenings during all weekends and special pricing for large group events, which include beverage, main course, and dessert, starting at and affordable $27.99 a per person. To inquire about additional details, please call 305-284-8417 or email elnovillo.gm@att.net

Top review
Macuvip
Dined on Jul 1, 2024
Great food!! So delicious! Love Nicaraguan food! Churrasco steaks are so delicious with chimichurri and without it. Nice quiet ambiance and family atmosphere.
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4.7
4.7 (266)
$31 to $50
Spanish
Coral Gables
About the restaurant
Our restaurant combines the best of rooftops, raw bars, and cocktail bars to bring a brand new concept to the neighborhood. Located on the famed Giralda Avenue, this menu is inspired by Award Winning Chef Jorgie Ramos' Cuban-American heritage and has a strong focus on communal dining. Indoor or outdoor seating is available! If your party is too large to make an online reservation, we recommend contacting our restaurant directly.


Top review
foodforthought
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing food and service. Very energetic ambiance. Definitely going again.
A photo of Call Me Cuban by YUCA restaurant
4.7
4.7 (76)
$30 and under
Cuban
South Beach
About the restaurant
From the creators of the James Beard award-winning Yuca Miami, Call Me Cuban, offers a contemporary take on Cuban cuisine with fresh, vibrant flavors and inventive cocktails. From trios of Aguachiles ceviche, croqueta and tostonilla recipes to Yuca's signature truffled yuca fries, Cuban tacos, and traditional favorites including Lechon Asado and Ropa Vieja, Call Me Cuban entertains from start to finish.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
The staff was very nice & accommodating, the waitress was superb . Nice Cuban food , service was fast and well cook . I ll return to that restaurant.
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