- Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139recommended Joe's Stone Crab RestaurantFried chicken is amazing, too. Expensive but worth treating yourself. I like the stone crabs better than lobster!
- Prime Italian101 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139recommended Prime ItalianThe presence of Khardasians aside, this is one of South Beach's premier eateries. Located just off the main strip - but adjacent to the chic Nikki Beach club - Prime Italian delivers the best in chic, ... read moreSouth Beach dining with an authentic steakhouse and Italian cuisine selection. The food is absolutely glutenous. Serisously, this is where super models go to die. And, by the way, their desert menu includes deep fried oreos...Arlo Hemphill
If it's quality fine dining and not so much the scene you are after, Prime is one of the best restaurants around. Good for steak and Italian dishes, the place is very nice, impeccable surroundings.
- Bellini Italian Bistro510 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United Statesrecommended Bellini Italian BistroNothing looks better than those jumbo margaritas crowned with two upside corona beer bottles. Nothing. I have a fantasy of coming here one day for day-drinking excursion extraordinaire. I want to try ... read moreeach of those jumbo cocktails and then have someone carry me home in a wheelbarrow!Arlo Hemphill
If you're just looking for a place to have some drinks and get your party started, the bistros along Ocean Drive are a good place to start. Bellini is particularly famous for their jumbo margaritas (and other cocktails). Food is average and a little overpriced (you're paying for location), but if it's about feeling like you in the middle of all things South Beach, this is good for that.
- Nikki Beach1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139recommended Nikki BeachTrendy and exclusive, and yet I can't turn my nose up at such a tropical beachfront paradise. It's kind of place to be seen by the it crowd, but very beautiful.Arlo Hemphill
If you're looking for something nice and very 'scene' oriented, Nikki Beach is very popular with the trendy crowd. It sits right on the beach and is popular with celebs. Personally, that's not my scene, but I still recommend it as it is very beautiful.