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10 Hottest Hotel Restaurants in Miami

By Carissa Chesanek  |  June 10, 2015

Back in the day, hotel dining didn't always have a good rep. Continental breakfast, flavorless food and cheap wine didn't tend to draw in the crowds. Today, things have changed significantly in the hotel dining scene, with big-name chefs and well-known restaurateurs setting up shop in some of Miami's most talked-about hotels. Here are 10 of the hottest hotel restaurants to try now.

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  • DECK Sixteen

    At this modern perch on the third floor of the Hyatt Centric Hotel, chef William Milian, an alum of Bazaar at the SLS and other high-profile Miami hotel restaurants, prepares light, seasonal fare with Spanish-Mediterranean flair, accompanied by sangria, craft cocktails and beer. Indoor/outdoor seating overlooking the pool deck lends a relaxing vibe, while communal tables and a handsome bar up the mingling factor.​
    1600 Collins Ave.; 305-695-7400

  • Matador Room

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten brings Latin cuisine to this handsome eatery in Ian Schrager's Miami Beach EDITION Hotel, drawing on Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors for his seasonal menu of small and large plates matched with classic cocktails; the oval dining room gives a nod to the property's past (formerly the Seville Hotel), while the bar overlooking the pool deck features Lucien Clerque’s Matador series of photos on black walnut-clad walls.​
    2901 Collins Ave.; 786-257-4600​

  • Bagatelle

    The globe-trotters' go-to, with branches in LA, NYC, São Paulo, St. Barth and St. Tropez, adds this bistro in the Villa Bagatelle Hotel to its stable, offering a Modern French menu from Matthieu Godard (ex db Bistro) that includes dishes like whole truffled roasted chicken and prawns flambéed with Ricard anise, paired with bubbly. The setting is equally Euro chic, with a beige-and-white interior offset by rotating Pop Art from Opera Gallery.​
    2000 Collins Ave.; 305-704-3900

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    Beachcraft

    Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio puts a Mediterranean spin on his signature American farm-to-table fare at this chic beachside grill inside the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, serving fresh catch with salads, pastas and pizzas. In keeping with the ethos of the property, the nature-inspired decor features neutral tones, stone accents and grass exterior trim, plus an open kitchen and a second-floor mezzanine with an additional bar and covered patio.​ Note: it's currently open just for weekday breakfast and weekend lunch, with dinner starting soon​.
    2341 Collins Ave.; 305-604-6700

  • Lure Fishbar

    Part sexy supper club, part old-school cruise liner, this New York-exported fish house recently opened in Loews Miami Beach Hotel in South Beach providing excellent ocean views, private outdoor bars and a huge seafood selection. 
    1601 Collins Ave.; 305-695-4550

  • Stripsteak

    Situated in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach lies this contemporary, two-story, indoor/outdoor chophouse from restaurateur Michael Mina featuring an open kitchen with wood-burning grill downstairs and a chic dining area off the legendary lobby.
    4441 Collins Ave.; 877-326-7412

  • Edge Steak & Bar

    Inside the super-chic Four Seasons Miami, you'll find this casual but trendy steakhouse with a large outdoor terrace overlooking the city, a sleek marble bar supplying handcrafted cocktails and tasty cut meats served in petite portions.
    1435 Brickell Ave.; 305-381-3190

  • La Mar by Gaston Acurio

    From acclaimed chef-restaurateur Gaston Acurio, this upscale Peruvian restaurant located in Mandarin Oriental in Brickell Key offers awesome ceviches, tiraditos and pisco sours in a posh wood-trimmed interior and on the waterside terrace.
    500 Brickell Key Dr.; 305-913-8358

  • Seagrape

    Michelle Bernstein's new Floridian brasserie parked in the Thompson Miami Beach hotel offers a bohemian-style vibe with 1950s design and warm-wood interior complemented by locally sourced fish and meat dishes like whole Florida snapper with potato purée. 
    4041 Collins Ave.; 786-605-4043

  • Bianca

    This fancy Italian spot sits pretty along the historic Delano Hotel's lobby, offering guests an intimate indoor dining room, spacious outdoor terrace and classic fare like duck confit. You can also order more casual fare like specialty rolls and tuna-topped pizza from the hotel's Umi Sushi & Sake Bar
    1685 Collins Ave.; 305-674-5752