Living in our area has, among other advantages, eating while contemplating spectacular views of the sea, whether from Coral Gables, Key Biscayne or Downtown; or, if you prefer, with a view of the Miami River, mainly pampered by menus that favor the fruits of the sea. Here are some Miami sites with paradisiacal views that can turn a simple dinner into an unforgettable moment.
Zuma’s menu is prepared in the izakaya style of Japanese cuisine, featuring grilled dishes, sushi, sashimi , meats, fresh vegetables and an enviable variety of sake . Naturally, the opportunity to savor these delicacies from a table with a great view has its price – because Zuma is not for shy pockets – but the sight of the yachts parked outside or the rise of the bridge over the river always helps to think that good costs , while enjoying the spectacle of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay while you treat your palate to an exquisite dinner.
This Key Biscayne restaurant with a long and checkered history in our local culture, has a menu of modern American cuisine, with its own versions of European classics, and offers fresh seafood ceviches that taste like fresh from the nearby docks. A site that has long been preferred for both intimate gatherings and family occasions. But moonlit nights give the lounge and outdoor patio a special quality with someone special to share the skyline of Miami’s skyscrapers and our beautiful bay.
Lido Restaurant &Bayside Grill
The Standard Miami hotel has an open-air restaurant with a splendid view of the Bay of Biscay, on the Di Lido island of the Venetian Way. The Lido Restaurant Bayside Grill is dotted with colorful umbrellas, which go perfectly with its Mediterranean menu by chef Mark Zeitouni, who creates a fresh selection of high-quality Mediterranean food, with meat and fish, healthy salads and biodynamic wines. If “life is tastier at sea”, the marine view of the Lido makes you appreciate it much more.
Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market
Claiming that Garcia is a true Miami institution is the least that can be said for this restaurant with several decades of history serving a simple menu that has never disappointed. The aspect of the area has changed a lot, and some other restaurants have gone forever, but García is still there with his terrace next to the water and his wide and varied menu where the sea prevails. There it is savored from a simple snapper sandwich to crab grinds, lobster or shrimp enchilado brought by the same fishermen boats that we have seen pass through that wonderful view that the Miami River gives us.
Red Fish Grill
Inside the legendary Matheson Hammock Park, with tropical palm trees , outdoor tables and a sophisticated seafood menu, this place offers the opportunity to feel like in the middle of the Caribbean, without leaving Coral Gables. Preferred for weddings for its romantic setting and serene view of the water —the beach bounded by a stone barrier, and beyond the open sea—, it has the advantage of high-quality cuisine without exaggerated prices and a varied menu, from creative green salads to a Caribbean Bouillabaisse and rich dishes of sea bass, tuna or mahimahi.