Miami Top 25 Restaurants: May 2015

Formerly known as Seasalt and Pepper, Seaspice climbs aboard Miami’s Top 25 Restaurants list, making its debut at No.1! We also welcome to the list this month: 1826, 27 Restaurant & Bar (located at the Freehand), The Downstairs at Hotel Astor, Blackbrick (aka Midtown Chinese), Estiatorio Milos and Azul. 

Bourbon Steak, which was sitting pretty for the past three months, now falls to No. 3, while Michael’s Genuine stays steady at No. 2. This month’s biggest dropper is The Federal, unsurprisingly, since this past month the restaurant was on hiatus amidst a relocation.

With seven new additions this month, it’s clear to see that Miami’s dining scene is stepping up its game — especially when it comes to hotel dining options. Three of the newbies (27, The Downstairs and Azul) are tucked inside hotels — or in 27’s case, a hip hostel. And with a No. 1 RSMI score of 166.73 for Seaspice, it’s apparent that Miami diners are also showing more love to the restaurants they think deserve it. Last May (exactly a year ago), the RSMI score for the frontrunner was only 151.29, meaning it’s jumped more than 15 points since!

Check out the full list below!

Peanut butter + jelly ice cream cheesecake at Seasalt | Yelp, Gennaro C.

Peanut butter + jelly ice cream cheesecake at Seasalt | Yelp, Gennaro C.

Seared scallop ravioli at Bourbon Steak | Yelp, Sara D.

Seared scallop ravioli at Bourbon Steak | Yelp, Sara D.

Wood-roasted huevos rancheros at Michael's Genuine | Yelp, Rudy C.

Wood-roasted huevos rancheros at Michael's Genuine | Yelp, Rudy C.

BLT pork belly on fried green tomato at Yardbird | Yelp, Celine C.

BLT pork belly on fried green tomato at Yardbird | Yelp, Celine C.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Seaspice 166.73  
2 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 166.16  
3 Bourbon Steak 165.14  
4 Yardbird 164.82 Play Video
5 1826 164.71  
6 Vagabond 164.15  
7 27 Restaurant & Bar at the Freehand 163.09  
8 Edge, Steak & Bar 162.81  
9 The Downstairs at Hotel Astor 161.29  
10 Blue Collar 161.27  
11 Blackbrick 161.21  
12 Estiatorio Milos 160.99  
13 The Federal 160.98 Play Video
14 Azul 160.93  
15 MC Kitchen 159.91  
16 Restaurant Michael Schwartz 159.88  
17 Tongue & Cheek 159.61 Play Video
18 DB Bistro Moderne 159.55  
19 Canyon Cafe 159.25  
20 The Dutch 159.04 Play Video
21 Pubbelly 158.83  
22 Steak 954 158.73  
23 Swine Southern Table & Bar 158.63 Play Video
24 Macchialina 158.55  
25 Prime Italian 158.20