We’re just past the midway point in Miami Spice. If you’re looking for a few good hotel restaurants to sample before the dining deals end, here’s your guide to the best three-course $39 dinners and $23 lunches at Miami’s swankiest hotels. We’ve got you covered on what to order for the first two courses, but dessert is up to you.
And hey—hotel rates are at their lowest all year in Miami, so consider an overnight stay while you’re at it.
Why Go: Get to know the Uruguayan newcomer (pictured at top) on the Brickell scene at the stylish EAST, Miami during Miami Spice.
What to Order: Octopus carpaccio; grass fed top sirloin
Lunch excluding Saturday and Sunday; Dinner excluding Friday and Saturday
788 Brickell Plaza, Brickell; 786-805-4655
Why Go: One of the freshest Mediterranean restaurants in town, Byblos is offering guests a sampling of the menu with two appetizers, an entrée, a side and dessert at major savings with Spice.
What to Order: Vine ripened tomato salad with pomegranate, Persian feta, pickled red onion and basil; sujuk pide; wagyu flat-iron steak; roasted Brussels sprouts with halloumi, tahini and yogurt
1545 Collins Ave., South Beach; 305-508-5041
Why Go: One of the finest steakhouses in Miami by superstar chef Michael Mina, a Miami Spice dinner at Stripsteak is a true value, especially with the filet on the menu.
What to Order: Pan-roasted scallops with butternut squash, maitake mushrooms, brown butter vinaigrette; 6 oz. wood grilled filet mignon in a jalepeno chimichurri
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 877-326-7412
Why Go: The Miami Spice dinner allows you to pick five dishes from the menu including dessert, so the experience is very similar to any night at The Bazaar just at a better value.
What to Order: Cubano in honor of Café Versailles; Cuban coffee rubbed churrasco; croquetas de pollo; sauteed shrimp; key lime pie
Dinner Only, Friday and Saturday excluded
1701 Collins Ave., South Beach; 305-455-2999
Why Go: It’s a great way to get your money’s worth inside one of Miami Beach’s newest and most expensive hotels.
What to Order: At Los Fuegos: Pink grapefruit salad with arugula and avocado; skirt steak a la parilla. At Pao: Eastside chicken with sweet chili sauce and roasted banana ketchup; roasted market fish with garlic-ginger rice
At Los Fuegos: Dinner excluding Friday and Saturday, Lunch excluding Saturday and Sunday. At Pao: Dinner Only, excluding Friday and Saturday
3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-655-5630
Why Go: A great value for haute French cuisine in a lovely historic resort setting.
What to Order: Spanish octopus and Burgundy snails with wild mushrooms and spring onions emulsion; roasted duck with fennel and peaches in a lavender glaze; cheese plate
Dinner Only, excluding Sunday and Monday
1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1926
Why Go: During the month of September, the Dutch is hosting a pop-up of Chef Andrew Carmellini’s New York Bar Primi for sumptuous pasta dishes.
What to Order: Sicilian tomato arancini with basil pesto; spaghetti Nero with crab, garlic crema and fresno chilis
2201 Collins Ave., South Beach; 305-938-3111