Restaurants have been given the go-ahead to resume indoor dining on August 31, which means more options to satisfy your cravings. What’s more, Miami Spice is still in full swing, with discounted lunch and dinner menus slated to continue until September 30. We’ve put together a list of four upscale South Florida spots serving up Miami Spice specials that need to be on your radar right now — from Asian fusion to authentic Italian cuisine.
One of the most iconic rooftop restaurants in Miami Beach, Juvia is as well-known for its views as it is for its delicious Mediterranean-inspired dishes. If you’re trying their Miami Spice dinner menu, start with the shrimp anticucho or the Asian beef carpaccio, then order the Mediterranean branzino, the lamb shank, or the New York strip steak. For dessert, we’re all about the tres leches. If you make a reservation at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, you’ll enjoy a complimentary bottle of Syltbar premium prosecco.
Details: Juvia is located at 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach. For reservations, call 305-763-8272.
Novikov is offering Miami Spice menus for both lunch and dinner, which means you can treat yourself to all your favorite Asian-inspired dishes for less. Think chicken and morel siu mai, shrimp and cilantro dim sum, crispy Peking duck, truffle hamachi carpaccio, Singapore noodles, and more. Save room for the refreshing key lime tapioca or the decadent umeshu black forest.
Details: Novikov is located at 300 S Biscayne Blvd, Miami. For reservations, call 305-489-1000.
Forte dei Marmi
Tucked away in Miami Beach’s quiet South of Fifth neighborhood, Forte dei Marmi specializes in fine Italian dining by Michelin-star chef Antonio Mellino and his son, Raffaele. The contemporary, candlelit setting provides the perfect ambiance for a special occasion dinner, but it’s the food you’ll remember best about your visit. The Miami Spice dinner menu features standout dishes like swordfish carpaccio, grilled octopus, Tuscan seafood soup, lamb chops with truffled mashed potatoes, and the restaurant’s iconic linguini ‘alla nerano.’ For dessert, there’s a tiramisu espresso, a coconut panna cotta, a Sicilian-style cannoli, or a fresh fruit sorbet.
Details: Forte dei Marmi is located at 150 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach. For reservations, call 786-276-3095.
When you’re craving surf and turf, it doesn’t get better than Truluck’s. The seafood, steak and crab house is offering a three-course Miami Spice dinner menu filled with plenty of options, like creamy lobster bisque or crisp salad to start, followed by beef tenderloin medallions, sesame-crusted ahi tuna, savory vegan bolognese, and succulent pan-seared New England sea scallops. Dessert is your choice of carrot cake or chocolate malt cake.
Details: Truluck’s is located at 777 Brickell Ave, Suite 100, Miami. For reservations, call 305-579-0035.
By Amanda Mesa, Contributor