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10 Hottest Miami Spice Reservations to Make Right Now

By Carissa Chesanek  |  July 21, 2015
Credit: Byblos

Miami Spice is right around the corner. From August 1–September 30, you can dine at the city's hottest spots for less (three-course dinners run $39, while lunch costs $23). Here are 10 reservations that are surefire bets

Byblos Miami (pictured)

This quaint new Eastern Mediterranean eatery set in the Shorecrest tower of The Royal Palm South Beach Hotel is offering a dinner menu (Sunday–Thursday) with choices like lamb ribs, Turkish coffee-rubbed steak and chocolate mousse.
1545 Collins Ave.; 305-604-5700

Dolce Italian

Located in the charming Gale Hotel in South Beach, this cozy Italian is offering a four-course, family-style dinner with dishes like margherita pizza, basil-pesto lemon risotto and blueberry cheesecake.
1690 Collins Ave.; 786-975-2550

Fooq's

At this intimate eatery, expect a plethora of farm-to-table comfort food. Lunch options include shaved summer veggies with mint, a house burger and rotating pies for the daytime diners, while dinner brings pork and brisket meatballs, skirt steak and a banana peanut butter jar.
1035 N. Miami Ave.; 786-536-2749

Touché Rooftop Lounge and Restaurant

Top Chef star Carla Pellegrino's four-course dinner menu at her rooftop hot spot features options such as beef, veal and pork meatballs, linguini with clams, oven-roasted half chicken and an apple tart.
15 NE 11th St.; 305-358-9848

Scarpetta

The menu at this popular upscale Italian restaurant in Fontainebleau Miami Beach showcases its most popular dishes, including creamy polenta, spaghetti with fresh basil and coconut panna cotta.
4441 Collins Ave.; 305-674-4660

BLT Steak

On busy Ocean Drive, this ultrachic chophouse at the Betsy Hotel is luring Spice diners with roasted peach salad, a 10-oz. steak and chocolate strawberry cake.
1440 Ocean Dr.; 305-673-0044

Vagabond Restaurant & Bar

Lunch options at this casual eatery in MiMo's 1950s-era Vagabond Hotel include grain salad with yogurt, tuna melt on sourdough and chocolate tart with sea salt. For dinner, expect heart of palm salad, ricotta gnocchi and Key lime on shortbread.
7301 Biscayne Blvd.; 786-409-5635

Coya Miami

This London-based Peruvian in Brickell gives the lunch crowd a choice of fresh local fish ceviche, salmon fillet and salted caramel ganache, while dinner-goers can enjoy baby squid with quinoa, pork ribs and a Key lime bar.
999 Brickell Ave.; 305-415-9990

Seaspice

Known for its gorgeous Miami River views and attractive crowd, this breezy seafooder is offering heart of palm salad, barbecue brisket melt and tres leche during lunch, and clam chowder, wild mushroom risotto and orange-almond butter cake for dinner.
422 NW North River Dr.; 305-440-4200

Bagatelle

Brand new to the South Beach scene, this French bistro in the Villa Bagatelle Hotel is rolling out its first Spice dinner menu with dishes like octopus carpaccio, grilled hanger steak and jasmine crème brûlée. 
2000 Collins Ave.; 305-704-3900