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8 Miami Restaurants With Stunning Decor

By Carissa Chesanek
June 13, 2014

Hightail it indoors at these cool restaurants with stunning interior design. 

  • Haven

    With its 100-foot video wall, color-changing bar and speckled light-up ceiling, this eclectic South Beach hot spot has taken digitized to a whole new level. And with its recent revamp, there's now custom hydraulic tables that can be raised for the dinner crowd and lowered come late night.

    1237 Lincoln Rd.; 305-987-8885

  • Swine Southern Table & Bar

    The 50 Eggs group brings Southern charm to Coral Gables with this busy loft-style space featuring wood accents, exposed brick and quilted leather banquettes. The traditional barbecue comfort food includes plenty of porky plates. 

    2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd.; 786-360-6433

  • The District Miami

    Located on a quiet tree-lined street in the Buena Vista neighborhood, this historic home turned sophisticated New American eatery boasts exposed brick and wood beams complemented by a large painted mural on the ceiling.   

    190 NE 46th St.; 305-573-4199

  • The Forge

    While the outside might look stuffy, the inside of the Miami Beach steakhouse is anything but, with its tricked-out Alice in Wonderland theme (high-back velvet chairs, bright-purple chandeliers and mosaic stained-glass windows).  

    432 41st St.; 305-538-8533

  • Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge (pictured)

    Created by the fashion designer himself, this SoFi multilevel space has a dining room splashed with exuberant color and animal prints, while the upstairs lounge is slightly more subtle, letting the high-end drinks shine.

    150 Ocean Dr.; 305-695-4191

  • Bazaar By José Andrés

    The posh decor, including a massive seashell-encrusted chandelier, makes this eclectic Spanish venue unique, but the famed DC-based chef's menu is equally distinct. (Note the $50 caviar-infused tacos.)

    1701 Collins Ave.; 305-455-2999

  • R House Wynwood

    Part contemporary global restaurant, part art gallery, the funky Wynwood space brightens the gritty streets with its graffiti-covered exterior. The industrial-chic interior boasts sliding walls and rotating art.  

    2727 NW Second Ave.; 305-576-0201

  • Tantra Restaurant and Lounge

    The over-the-top glitzy resto-lounge reeks of sexuality with its barely-clothed servers and bordello furnishings, but the real eye-catcher is the grass-covered floor you can rub your feet on while throwing back pricey cocktails at the VIP table. 

    1445 Pennsylvania Ave.; 305-672-4765


Places Mentioned

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The Bazaar by José Andrés

Spanish • Beverly Grove

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The Forge

New American • Miami Beach

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Eclectic • South Beach

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The District Miami

New American • Little Haiti

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Swine Southern Table & Bar

Southern American • Coral Gables

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R House Wynwood


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Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge

Italian • South Beach

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