South of the Miami River, the booming Brickell district was originally envisioned as Miami’s “Millionaire’s Row” with mansions and large homes. Today, it is a walkable enclave that is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States as well as a wide array of futuristic high-rise office towers, architecturally stunning apartment buildings, hip restaurants and cool bars. Miami’s booming financial district may be a hub for young professionals, but in Brickell, business is anything but “as usual.”
Atrio Restaurant and Wine Bar
Atrio Restaurant and Wine Bar is a new American eatery. On the 25th floor of Conrad Miami.
Area 31 is an upscale EPIC Hotel eatery featuring outdoor lounge, sustainable seafood, tasting menu and happy hour. 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, 305-424-5234, area31restaurant.com
Azul, at the Mandarin Oriental, features Asian-inspired modern American dishes with great water views.
The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille is an upscale steakhouse chain in a clubby, refined setting.
Cipriani serves up flavorful Italian fare and a spectacular waterfront dining experience.
15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar
15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar serves up American fare with Latin touches. On the 15th floor of Viceroy Miami hotel.
Fooq’s is an eclectic farm-to-table eatery.
II Gabbiano is a chic restaurant with an epic view of Biscayne Bay and a reputation for stellar service.
La Mar, by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, is an upscale eatery featuring novo-Andean and Asian-Peruvian cuisine.
Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe
Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe, a locals’ favorite, offers classic Italian fare in a beautiful setting of tree-shaded garden. Check out the gourmet market.
Steak Brasil serves up traditional Brazilian fare.
Zest serves up inventive island fare.
Zuma, which has eateries in London, Dubai, New York and Rome, lives up to its international reputation.