Miami Top 25 Restaurants: January 2016

If you’ve been following the Miami culinary scene, you’re well aware that the city has become ripe with new concepts, chefs, and even nightlife-entrepreneurs-turned-restaurateurs. But for some reason, despite the wave of buzz surrounding these new ventures, this month’s Miami Top 25 Restaurants list is rooted with a lot of oldies but goodies.

Joining us again for the first time in months — and some, even more than a year — are Michael Schwartz’s Cypress Tavern (formerly known as The Cypress Room), Eating House, db Bistro Moderne, and Whisk Gourmet. And even though Lucali has had its Miami location opened since 2013, the New-York-based gourmet pizza outpost jumps onto the ranking for the very first time at No. 22. 

Making its No. 1 debut is Vagabond, an art-centric restaurant located in the iconic retro boutique hotel of the same name in Miami’s Upper East Side district.

Check out the full ranking below!

Roasted Market Fish, pine nut dashi, farro verde, kale furikake, matcha at Vagabond | Instagram @vagabondrestaurant

Roasted Market Fish, pine nut dashi, farro verde, kale furikake, matcha at Vagabond | Instagram @vagabondrestaurant

Chirashi Don at Azul | Facebook

Chirashi Don at Azul | Facebook

Strawberry frangipane crostata topped with toasted almonds and house-made corn ice cream | Instagram @michaelsgenuine

Strawberry frangipane crostata topped with toasted almonds and house-made corn ice cream | Instagram @michaelsgenuine

Local grouper ceviche, house-made aji amarillo, herbs from the garden at 27 Restaurant | Instagram @27restaurant

Local grouper ceviche, house-made aji amarillo, herbs from the garden at 27 Restaurant | Instagram @27restaurant

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Vagabond 170.39 Play Video
2 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 169.56  
3 Azul  169.01  
4 27 Restaurant & Bar at the Freehand 168.98  
5 Finka Table & Tap 168.92  
6 Casa D'Angelo Ristorante 168.55 Play Video
7 Blackbrick 168.37  
8 Lure Fishbar 168.30  
9 Cypress Tavern 168.02  
10 Eating House 167.92 Play Video
11 Mignonette 167.52  
12 Blue Collar 167.43  
13 The Forge 167.34  
14 db Bistro Moderne 167.29  
15 MC Kitchen 167.03  
16 Yardbird 166.05 Play Video
17 Edge, Steak & Bar 165.49  
18 Prime 112 165.49  
19 Macchialina 165.42  
20 Whisk Gourmet Food & Catering 165.23  
21 Seaspice 164.58  
22 Lucali 164.11  
23 Swine Southern Table & Bar 164.09 Play Video
24 La Mar by Gaston Acurio 163.27  
25 Prime Italian 163.01