Miami Top 25 Restaurants: February 2018

This is an exciting time for Miami’s food scene. This Miami Top 25 list for the month of February is based on a large consumer sample set from Foodable Labs and, as it turns out, a total of 17 new restaurants have climbed onto the coveted top rankings.

The top new restaurant is ElCielo, with a score of 178.15 and ranking at No. 2. This Brickell downtown Miami eatery is located right on the banks of the river and it offers a modern signature cuisine that is inspired by Chef Juan Manuel Barrientos’ Colombian roots.

Trailing less than a point behind at a score of 178.02 is Stiltsville Fish Bar, a neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of Sunset Harbor in Miami Beach. The place offers multiple menus featuring seafood and cocktails to be enjoyed at any time of the day but especially during sunset time for a relaxed atmosphere.

At No. 4, you’ll find the third top new restaurant in our list—Stubborn Seed, with a score of 177.62. This is a concept by Jeremy Ford where honest ingredients are elevated to deliver an elegant yet satisfying dining experience. Following this Miami Beach restaurant is a more laid back Wynwood concept at No. 5, with a score of 177.53. It’s called 1-800-Lucky and it can be described as an Asian marketplace, where visitors will have their choice of seven eateries and two bars to choose from. Talk about options!

Other new restaurants on the list, include Palmar, Amelia’s 1931, Ariete, Habitat, Kiki On The River, Ofa, GLAM Vegan, Gianni’s, Nusr-Et Steakhouse, Amara at Paraiso, Ghee Indian Kitchen, K Ramen. Burger. Beer, and Shelley’s.

Did you think we were going to leave you hanging and not talk about the winner-winner chicken dinner? At No. 1, you’ll find Alter, a restaurant which first debuted in our Foodable Miami Top 25 list back in May of 2016. Although it’s not a stranger to our list, it is the first time this eatery, which features three different tasting menu options, has claimed the top spot. Talk about a major comeback— way to go Alter! 

Needless to say, with so many newcomers many veterans to the Miami Top 25 list have fallen off the grid. We can't help but wonder, how long will it take them to get back on it? Only time will tell!

For more food destinations, check out the full list below!

Source: ElCielo

Source: ElCielo

  1. Alter | 178.74
  2. ElCielo | 178.15

  3. Stiltsville Fish Bar | 178.02

  4. Stubborn Seed | 177.62

  5. 1-800-Lucky | 177.53

  6. Palmar | 177.31

  7. Amelia's 1931 | 176.48

  8. Ariete | 176.17

  9. Habitat | 176.14

  10. Kiki On The River | 176.06

  11. Ofa | 175.16

  12. GLAM Vegan | 174.11

  13. Gianni's | 174.05

  14. Nusr-Et Steakhouse | 173.55

  15. La Mar by Gastón Acurio | Video | 173.51

  16. Amara at Paraiso | 173.09

  17. Finka Table & Tap | Video | 172.99

  18. KYU | 172.85

  19. Ghee Indian Kitchen | 172.77

  20. K Ramen. Burger. Beer. | 172.59

  21. Shelley's | 172.53

  22. 27 Restaurant & Bar | 172.12

  23. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink | Video | 172.05

  24. Macchialina | 172.00

  25. The Forge | Video | 171.59

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Miami Top 25 Restaurants: May 2016

Like the city’s population, Miami’s culinary scene is known for being a melting pot of restaurants inspired from different countries all around the world.

With that being said, it makes perfect sense that the Miami Top 25 Restaurants list would consistently feature restaurants with different cultural tastes.

27 Restaurant & Bar takes the coveted No. 1 spot this month after landing in the top five in the last three top 25 rankings. According to the restaurant’s website, its menu “homage to the diversity of Miami and its melting pot of flavors and cultures.” Evidently, consumers approve.

The top 25 veteran, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, known for its simple bistro menu made up of fresh and local ingredients, lands at No. 2. And rounding out the top three is Macchialina, the rustic Italian restaurant in South Beach, that launched from No. 19 in the last rankings.

Some familiar restaurants return to the list after somewhat of a hiatus, including The Dutch, making a major comeback at No. 4, Zuma returns at No. 12 and so does Market 17 at No. 23.

Foodable also welcomes two brand new restaurants to the list! Uvaggio, a wine bar that serves seasonal small plates in a chic atmosphere, makes its debut at No. 15 and Alter, a restaurant known for its New American fare in the industrial and artsy Wynwood lands at No. 22.

Without further ado, here are Foodable’s Top 25 Miami restaurants for the month of May!

Artistic salad from 27 Restaurant & Bar |  Instagram @27resturant

Artistic salad from 27 Restaurant & Bar | Instagram @27resturant

Corn chowder with green onion and house smoked bacon at Michael's Genuine |  Instagram @michaelsgenuine

Corn chowder with green onion and house smoked bacon at Michael's Genuine | Instagram @michaelsgenuine

Spaghetti pomodoro at Macchialina |  Instagram @macchialina

Spaghetti pomodoro at Macchialina | Instagram @macchialina

Salmon at The Dutch |  Instagram @miamifoogpug

Salmon at The Dutch | Instagram @miamifoogpug

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 27 Restaurant & Bar 168.53  
2 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 168.24  
3 Macchialina 167.91  
4 The Dutch  167.91 Play Video
5 Swine Southern Table & Bar 167.82 Play Video
6 Eating House 167.54 Play Video
7 MC Kitchen 167.19  
8 DB Bistro Moderne 167.09  
9 Finka Table & Tap 166.98  
10 Vagabond 166.84 Play Video
11 Yardbird 166.49 Play Video
12 Zuma 166.37  
13 Azul  166.08  
14 The Forge 165.99  
15 Uvaggio 165.97  
16 Edge, Steak & Bar 165.79  
17 The Fed 165.49  
18 Prime 112 165.49  
19 Bourbon Steak  165.29  
20 Il Gabbiano 165.27  
21 Alter 165.22  
22 Seaspice 165.19  
23 Market 17 164.59  
24 Downst 164.55  
25 Casa D'Angelo Ristorante 164.08 Play Video

Miami Top 25 Restaurants: January 2015

The Miami restaurant social scores have been on the raise and this month they are the highest they have ever been! Does this mean that the Miami culinary scene has upped the ante? 

The fine dining restaurant at the Turnberry Isle Hotel known for its contemporary and elegant fare of steaks and duck-fat fries, Bourbon Steak holds on strong at No. 1 again this January, with the high social score of 169.74! While, The Federal makes a climb to No. 2 from No. 5 and rounding out the top three is Prime Italian, which returns to the list after falling off in December.

No new restaurants have broken into the list this month. However, the new restaurants from last month return–Hakkasan drops from its strong December debut at No. 4 to No. 17 this month and Khong River House also drops from No. 10 to No. 21.

Some of the notable shifts include- Macchialina launching from No. 20 to rounding out the top five and Steak 954 climbing from holding on at No. 25 last month to ranking at No. 11.

Check out the full list below!

Angus rib eye with english pea "risotto" at Bourbon Steak |  YELP, Cara P. 

Angus rib eye with english pea "risotto" at Bourbon Steak | YELP, Cara P. 

Green Eggs and Ham at The Federal  | YELP, Brian Q

Green Eggs and Ham at The Federal | YELP, Brian Q

Chilean sea bass at Prime Italian  | YELP, Melina P. 

Chilean sea bass at Prime Italian | YELP, Melina P. 

Black grouper and arugula salad  | YELP, Mauricio B. 

Black grouper and arugula salad | YELP, Mauricio B. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Bourbon Steak 169.74  
2 The Federal 168.47 Play Video
3 Prime Italian 167.28  
4 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 166.58  
5 Macchialina 164.82  
6 Yardbird 162.05 Play Video
7 Market 17 161.83  
8 Makoto 161.44  
9 MC Kitchen 161.29  
10 Edge, Steak & Bar 161.24  
11 Steak 954 160.73  
12 Red, The Steakhouse 160.26  
13 Tongue & Cheek 159.75 Play Video
14 Chef Adrianne's Vineyard 159.71 Play Video
15 Canyon Cafe 158.72  
16 DB Bistro Moderne 158.63  
17 Hakkasan 158.47  
18 Swine Southern Table & Bar 157.64 Play Video
19 SUSHISAMBA 157.17  
20 The Cypress Room 156.94  
21 Khong River House 156.69  
22 The Forge 155.73  
23 Pubbelly 155.09  
24 Blue Collar 154.89  
25 Prime One Twelve 153.12  

Miami Top 25 Restaurants: September 2014

What Miami restaurants are getting the most social buzz?

The Foodable Miami Top 25 list is here with some major changes! Some of the usual suspects have returned from last month, but three new restaurants make an appearance for the first time. 

The Miami no. 1 restaurant that jumped from 15th last month is Area 31, with a social score of 159.82. Steak 954 first made its Top 25 debut last month at no. 11, but has launched to no. 2 this September. One major upset from the August list is last month's no. 3, Pubbelly no longer in the top 25 for this month. But three newbies join the list, SUSHISAMBA at no. 9, Bianca at no. 11, and Macchialina at no. 19. 

Check out the full list below!

Goat Cheese & Chorizo Croquettes at Area 31  | YELP, Brenda P. 

Goat Cheese & Chorizo Croquettes at Area 31 | YELP, Brenda P. 

Caterpillar Maki at SUSHISAMBA  | YELP, Luke K. 

Caterpillar Maki at SUSHISAMBA | YELP, Luke K. 

Strawberry Panna Cotta at Bianca  | YELP, Sergio F. 

Strawberry Panna Cotta at Bianca | YELP, Sergio F. 

Veal Cheek & Pork Meatballs at Macchialina  | YELP, Giovanny G. 

Veal Cheek & Pork Meatballs at Macchialina | YELP, Giovanny G. 

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Area 31 159.82
2 Steak 954 157.11
3 Bourbon Steak 155.93
4 MC Kitchen 155.92
5 Yardbird 155.65
6 Casa De Angelo 154.93
7 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 154.38
8 The Federal 153.72
9 SUSHISAMBA 153.27
10 Tongue & Cheek 153.09
11 Bianca 152.56
12 Makoto 151.87
13 Restaurant Michael Schwartz 150.83
14 Canyon Restaurant 150.82
15 Prime Italian 150.61
16 The Dutch 150.37
17 DB Bistro Moderne 149.88
18 Blue Collar 149.77
19 Macchialina 149.71
20 Il Gabbiano 149.67
21 The Cypress Room 147.74
22 Meat Market 147.73
23 Eating House 147.66
24 Red, The Steakhouse 147.61
25 PB Steak 147.57