The Hottest Restaurants to Try in Miami This Fall

From Doral to Downtown—and even 40 floors above sea level—Miami’s newest and best restaurants and bars are catering to locals on the mainland.

STK
Get your fix of STK favorites (Lil’ Brgs, anyone?), plus soon-to-be-new favorites like kale Caesar, beef carpaccio, and slow-roasted prime rib, at the steakhouse’s second Magic City outpost, nestled inside the ME Miami hotel. Finish things off with the Bag o’ Donuts. 1100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-722-7888

Sugar
With the sweetest views in Miami (40 floors up), this rooftop lair is the place to sip cocktails (ask for the off-menu spicy margarita with mezcal) and Instagram the city’s skyline. While you’re at it, treat yourself to the steamed prawn and scallop dumplings and a lychee crème brûlée that’s just as sweet as the sights. 788 Brickell Plz., Miami, 786-805-4655

Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen
The guys behind My Ceviche have gone Mediterranean with their latest fast-casual eatery, which lets you make your own pita roll, bowl, or salad with up to three types of dips or spreads, a protein (such as spiced lamb kefte or baked falafel), and toppings. 1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-200-3145

Glass and Vine
On his nights off from Eating House, Chopped winner Giorgio Rapicavoli can be found helming the kitchen at this glass and garden oasis, putting the finishing touches on PEI mussels swimming in Florida wheat beer and sour orange broth with shallots and Zak the Baker bread for dipping, or frozen blue cheese crowned with hazelnut, local honey, and a dash of black pepper. 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove, 305-200-5268

PB Station
Don’t expect pork belly at the latest eatery from the Pubbelly Boys. Do expect seafood charcuterie (rock shrimp mortadella, for example), bacon-wrapped smoked brisket dates doused in mustard barbecue, and ricotta cavatelli octopus “Bolognese.” Feel like a nightcap? Take the elevator up to Pawn Broker’s rooftop lounge. 121 SE First St., Miami, 305-420-2205

The Spillover
Devotees of LoKal and Kush will relish Matt Kuscher’s fish shack focusing on sustainably sourced local seafood paired with ciders, meads, and sours. Not in the mood for Florida Gulf shrimp mac and cheese or a lobster Reuben? They’ve also got fall-off-the-bone barbecue gator ribs from Clewiston. 2911 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove, 305-456-5723

1111 Peruvian Bistro
Ferran Adrià and Gastón Acurio protégé Diego Muñoz has brought his culinary wits to Brickell at this Peruvian gem dishing out a fusion of cuisines and techniques, resulting in plates like pulpo al olivo wrapped in nori gunkan-style, nearly rare filet mignon “lomo saltado,” a fish cutlet whirling in peanut curry, and chocolate in a plethora of forms and temperatures. 1111 SW First Ave., Miami, 786-615-9633