Miami Top 25 Restaurants: February 2017

Did you miss us, Miami? The Miami Top 25 Restaurants ranking is back to bring you the heat in the best of good eats! And just when you thought these restaurants couldn't get any hotter, the scores for this batch were on fire — even higher than the ones from the last list! While veterans took the top, we had a few newcomers break into the Top 25.

At No. 1 — and talk about a major comeback — is La Mar by Gaston Acurio with a score of 174.51! The last time this restaurant appeared in our Top 25 was in January 2016. La Mar definitely made waves and returned with a vengeance. Less than a point behind at a score of 173.88 is 27 Restaurant & Bar. Will this global-inspired, American fare concept, which took the Foodable gold back in May 2016, make it back to the top in our next ranking? In third place is a Miami favorite, FINKA Table & Tap. A consistent high-scorer in our Foodable Top 25, it's clear to see Miamians have yet to tire of its Cuban-Korean-Peruvian fusion food. 

But without further ado, we have to introduce two new faces to the Miami Top 25, both that made an impressive debut in the top 10: Congratulations to Glass & Vine at No. 5 and KYU at No. 9! Glass & Vine offers European-style seafood, meat, and vegetable cuisine, cocktails, and a lush paradise indoors and outdoors. KYU caught a lot of attention with its modern Asian fare and array of drinks, so much so that it has even been nominated for the James Beard Best New Restaurant Award! Best of luck to Kyu!

Ready to dig into more juicy hotspots? Check out the full list below. 

Miami Top 25 Restaurants

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 La Mar by Gaston Acurio 174.51 Play Video
2 27 Restaurant & Bar 173.88  
3 FINKA Table & Tap 172.56 Play Video
4 Cypress Tavern 172.52  
5 Glass & Vine 171.4  
6 Michael's Genuine Food & Drink 170.58 Play Video
7 The Forge 170.48 Play Video
8 Macchialina 170.25  
9 KYU 170.22  
10 Eating House 170.11 Play Video
11 Prime 112 169.81  
12 Byblos 169.53  
13 Vagabond Kitchen & Bar 169.44 Play Video
14 Canyon Restaurant 169.24  
15 MC Kitchen 169.02  
16 Edge, Steak & Bar 168.53  
17 Swine Southern Table & Bar 168.41 Play Video
18 Yardbird 168.24 Play Video
19 Il Gabbiano 165.49  
20 Azul  165.44  
21 DB Bistro Moderne 165.3  
22 Casa D'Angelo Ristorante 165.17 Play Video
23 The Downstairs 164.12  
24 Pubbelly 164.05  
25 Alter 163.21  

Honorable Mentions: Editor-in-Chief Picks

These honorable mentions are Editor-in-Chief picks. They may not have ranked high enough to be in the Top 25, but they are notable in that they have special characteristics that make them a must-visit restaurant. Whether they are recognized in the community or have a unique personality that stands out in the industry, scored high in food sentiment, or have an outstanding design or presentation of their restaurant or brand, here are this round's Editor's favorites.