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Brickell has no shortage of great options when it comes to having dinner and drinks. But where can you go for an amazing lunch that won’t put too much of a dent in your budget? Don’t worry —  we’ve got you covered. From incredible seafood to fresh fusion Nikkei and flavorful Mediterranean fare, check out our list of some of the best restaurants in Brickell open for lunch.

The River Oyster Bar

The River Oyster Bar - The Best Restaurants for Lunch in Brickell

This Brickell restaurant has been open for fifteen years, so you know they’re doing something right. Come during lunch and take advantage of their $25 prix-fixe three-course menu, which lets you choose delicious options like bacalao croquettes, squid ink spaghetti, West Indies spiced Mahi Mahi, handmade chocolate truffles, and creamy tres leches. 

The River Oyster Bar is located at 650 South Miami Avenue, Miami. For more information, call 305-530-1915.

Osaka Miami

Osaka Food Omakase Platter - The Best Restaurants for Lunch in Brickell
Osaka Food Omakase Platter

Though it launched just recently in Brickell, Osaka is quickly becoming known as one of the best places to eat in Miami. And guess what? It’s open for lunch Monday through Friday from noon until 3 p.m. Standouts from the lunch menu here include fresh ceviches and tiraditos (you can opt for a sampler if you can’t decide), Peruvian izakaya dishes like chirashi causa, and more. 

Osaka Miami is located at 1300 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami. For more information, call 786-627-4800.

Boulud Sud

Boulud Sud - The Best Restaurants for Lunch in Brickell

Daniel Boulud’s Miami eatery at the JW Marriott specializes in delicious Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors, and lunchtime is hands-down one of the best times to savor them all. If you’re pressed for time, opt for the Express Lunch — you’ll enjoy any two courses for just $28. Or try their fixe-prix three-course lunch for just $5 extra, served Monday through Friday. To start, the labneh with roasted cauliflower is a must. Follow it with seared Mediterannean Branzino or braised lamb ragu and rigatoni. 

Boulud Sud is located at 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami. For more information, call 305-421-8800.

Toro Toro

Toro Toro  - The Best Restaurants for Lunch in Brickell

If you have a big appetite, head to Toro Toro during lunchtime. The delicious Latin American fare there easily earns it a spot on our list of the best restaurants in Brickell, and if you visit Monday through Friday during lunchtime you’ll enjoy a robust buffet spread starting at just $27 per person. The spread highlights a different Latin American country every week, so you can taste your way from Mexico to Argentina.

Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. For more information, call 305-372-4710.

La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison - The Best Lunch in Brickell

If you’re craving French food, look no further than La Petite Maison. The lunch menu here features your choice of two starters, a main course, and dessert for just $29 per person. Standouts from the menu include the calamars frits, the ratatouille et feta, and the coquelet au citron confit, marinated in zesty lemon. Save room for one of La Petite Maison’s standout confections, like their tarte fine and selection of creamy sorbets.

La Petite Maison is located at 1300 Brickell Bay Dr, Miami. For more information, call 305-403-9133.

PM Fish & Steak House

Earlier this month, DiningOut had a fun opportunity to attend a special wine-pairing dinner at the upscale PM Fish & Steak House {1453 South Miami Avenue, Brickell; 305.200.5606}. The event was hosted by the prestigious Castillo de Argum winery located in Villarrobledo (Castilla-La Mancha), Spain, known for making 100-percent organic wines. We were joined by the winery’s winemaker, Fernando Santos Jimenez, who led us through each wine’s aging process from grape to bottle. Each wine was expertly paired with distinguished and mouthwatering dishes by PM’s Chef Mauricio Rocha.

We started off the evening with the Castillo de Argum Rosada, a fresh and fruity raspberry-pink rosé. It was paired with a colorful sashimi platter featuring cuts of salmon, tuna, and striped bass, along with PM’s signature Octopus Carpaccio, finely sliced pieces of fresh octopus topped with olive oil, ponzu sauce, and lemon and lime zest. The simplicity of the dishes paired with the refreshing rosé wine was the perfect beginning to what turned into an extravagant multi-course journey of food, fun, and friendship.

PM Sashimi

The rosé was soon traded in for the Castillo de Argum Sauvignon Blanc, which is made entirely from Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The winemaker explained to us that young white wines sugar themselves, paralyzing the fermentation that’s obtained naturally. To fully soak up the flavor, the dish was paired with a mixed ceviche, which was prepared in a light tomato sauce with oyster and citrus juices.


The white wine continued to flow before we switched over to the winery’s signature reds: the Cencibel Ecológic, made from 100-percent Cencibel (Tempranillo), and the Roble Cencibel, a Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend aged for just four months in oak barrels, but then kept six months in the bottle before it is even released.

Argum rose wineargum white

We were served even more delicacies from PM’s kitchen, including the restaurant’s homemade chorizo sausage and provoleta cheese, a thick, gooey slab of aged provolone served piping hot. Red wine was all around us before along came the dish we all were waiting for: a prime slab of New York Strip Steak cooked to perfection.

Pm steak

The meal ended on a sweet note with the Chocolatisimo PM, a hot decadent chocolate soufflé served over a coffee reduction with vanilla ice cream. Suffice to say, we were beyond satisfied.


Our takeaway from the evening was twofold.

  1. Castillo de Argum organic wines are by far superior to a majority of the wines that we’ve tasted in the past;
  2. PM Fish & Steak exudes unmatched sophistication and fine culinary prowess that we know we’ll be back to enjoy in the very near future. Oh, and the next time we’re in Spain, we know where we plan on staying. The winery gets its name from the medieval-like castle in which it sits, a space that doubles as an elegant hotel.

Castillo de Argum

 By Sherri Balefsky | Online Editor