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The Best Restaurants Offering Outdoor Dining Right Now

Looking to enjoy some delicious flavor al fresco? Add these South Florida restaurants to your list. Each offers outdoor seating in a beautiful setting, so you can practice social distancing while satisfying your cravings. From

Looking to enjoy some delicious flavor al fresco? Add these South Florida restaurants to your list. Each offers outdoor seating in a beautiful setting, so you can practice social distancing while satisfying your cravings. From comfort food with riverfront views to authentic Cuban cuisine, and happy hour specials you’ll be hard-pressed to beat, these seven picks will get you through the week. 

Vista

This favorite dining spot in Miami’s hip Upper Buena Vista neighborhood is a great option for outdoor dining. The restaurant’s beautiful courtyard is lush, breezy, and romantic, even when you’re practicing social distancing. The menu spotlights Mediterranean dishes with a twist, like locally sourced burrata with fresh tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette, grilled peaches served with stracciatella, pasta stuffed with pear and Taleggio cheese, and more.

Details: Vista is located at 5020 NE 2nd Ave, Miami. To make a reservation, call (305) 405-7547.

Le Zoo

If you’re in the mood for tantalizing French cuisine, head to Le Zoo at Bal Harbor Shops. Grab a seat on their charming patio — it’ll transport you to the south of France — and indulge in some savory onion soup, steak tartare, or taglioni. And if you’re craving something a little more familiar, opt for the Burger Americain. It’s hands-down one of the best burgers in the area. 

Details: Le Zoo is located at 9700 Collins Ave #135, Miami Beach. To make a reservation, call (305) 602-9663.

Phuc Yea

Dine amidst the flower in Phuc Yea’s lush and whimsical lantern garden, where comfy patio seating blends with classic Vietnamese architecture. Whether you drop by for Sunday brunch or an intimate dinner with your special someone, it’s the perfect setting to enjoy Asian- and Latin-inspired dishes like curried coconut mussels, crispy masitas de puerco, char sui sticky riblets, and Phuc Yea’s fan-favorite special pho. You can also take advantage of daily deals, like $1 oysters all week, a $25 three-course meal on Pho Wednesdays, a fried chicken special on Thursdays, and happy hour specials from 5-10 p.m.

Details: Phuc Yea is located at 7100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. To make a reservation, call (305) 602-3710 or visit OpenTable. 

Calle 23 Miami

When your cravings for traditional Cuban food start to set in, make a reservation at Calle 23 on Miracle Mile. The outdoor dining area channels major tropical vibes, while the menu delivers on big flavor from Havana to el Oriente. Enjoy happy hour drink specials on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. until closing time, or visit on Wednesday for $5 mojitos. On Thursdays, ladies enjoy complimentary champagne from 8 p.m. on. And on Saturdays and Sundays, Calle 23 serves brunch from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. with bottomless mimosas for $19.

Details: Calle 23 Miami is located at 230 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. To make a reservation, call (786) 325-3474 or visit Calle23miami.com/contact.

Bellini Restaurant & Bar

Savor gorgeous views of Biscayne Bay from the lavish rooftop terrace of Bellini Restaurant & Bar, located at Mr. C Miami-Coconut Grove. The menu here highlights Italian specialties like burrata with heirloom tomatoes, tender gnocchi alla bellini, and traditional lasagna served with a hearty bolognese sauce. 

Details: Bellini Restaurant & Bar is located at 2988 McFarlane Road, Miami. To make a reservation, call (305) 800-7672.

The Ocean Grill and Jaya Courtyard at The Setai Miami Beach

The Ocean Grill

Feast on Mediterranean-inspired wood-grilled goodness just steps away from the beach at The Ocean Grill. Recently reopened, the al fresco restaurant just launched a new three-course summer menu priced at just $33 per person and available daily from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. It features delicious options like strawberry gazpacho with mint, fried calamari with key lime aioli, chicken paillard paired with a caper citronette dressing, yellowtail snapper with smoked paprika potatoes and more. And if you’d like to try Jaya’s Miami Spice menu by Chef Vijayudu Veena’s, launching July 16, head to Jaya Courtyard and savor starters like salmon tartar with chili citrus dressing, entrees like snapper topped with tamarind sauce and Thai basil, and desserts like hot chocolate served with house-made toasted marshmallow.

Details: The Ocean Grill and Jaya are located at The Setai, Miami Beach, 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. To make a reservation, call (855) 923-7899.

LPM Restaurant & Bar

With summer in full swing, there’s no better way to finish your week than with a visit to LPM Restaurant & Bar. Equipped with plenty of outdoor seating, the acclaimed restaurant has just launched L’été en Rosé Sundays, where guests can enjoy glasses of rosé starting at $9 and bottles starting at $45. Pair your pink with French Mediterranean flavors, like duck a l’Orange, ratatouille with feta, cool salmon carpaccio, and more. What’s more, LPM is also offering a Miami Spice dinner menu five nights a week from Sunday through Thursday. 

Details: LPM Restaurant & Bar is located at 1300 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami. To make a reservation, call (305) 403-9133.

American Social

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American Social is all about elevated sports bar classics, like their super juicy AmSo Burger, black truffle pizza, soft-baked pretzels, and addictive steak frites. Their weekend brunch is also legendary, and the perfect spot to enjoy mimosas while digging into country-fried chicken and waffles and eggs benedict. They offer plenty of covered outdoor seating offering sweeping views of the Miami River, so you can pair every delicious bite with picture-perfect views.  

Details: American Social is located at 690 SW 1st Ct, Miami. To make a reservation, call (305) 223-7004.

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