Jose Mendin’s top 10 Miami restaurants


Top picks from the culinary director for Pubbelly Restaurant Group


Valerie Nahmad Schimel

Top picks from the culinary director for Pubbelly Restaurant Group and executive chef for L’echon Brasserie, Pubbelly, Pubbelly Sushi and PB Steak

  • db Moderne. My favorite place. I am in love with their food, techniques and flavors. 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami; 305-421-8800
  • Zuma. Amazing flavors and their robata grill is incredible. 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami; 305-577-0277
  • Yakko-San. I love their chicken liver, tuna sashimi salad and bok choy. 3881 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach; 305-947-0064
  • Scarpetta. Their pastas are insanely good. 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-4660
  • Eating House. Really cool ideas and bold flavors. 804 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables; 305-448-6524
  • Barceloneta. Chef Juliana's rices are ridiculous.  1400 20 St, Miami Beach; 305-538-9299
  • Makoto. I love Makoto's food. He’s always thinking outside the box. 9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour; 305-864-8600
  • Harry's Pizzeria. I usually go for their brunch; they have a killer pizza of the day. 3918 N Miami Ave, Miami; 786-275-4963
  • Edge Steak and Bar. Chef Aaron is doing a terrific job with their menu. 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-381-3190
  • Tongue and Cheek. I love what chef Jamie DeRosa is doing with that beef cheek burger! 431 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-704-2900


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