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Hit Miami Spice Before It Ends: Here Are the Top 10 Participating Restaurants

By Carissa Chesanek  |  September 22, 2014

Miami Spice is almost coming to an end. If you're looking to dine at the city's hottest venues on the cheap (three-course dinners, $39; lunch, $23), better make your reservations now. 

1. (petit) Miami

Sunset Harbour's cozy Italian bistro offers a dinner menu of artichoke salad with Parmesan or salmon tartare with avocado to start, along with a choice of curry spicy shrimp or risotto of the day for entrees and traditional sweets like tiramisu for dessert. 
Neighborhood: South Beach

2. Bâoli Miami

This glitzy resto-lounge serves an elaborate Spice dinner which includes octopus carpaccio, miso black cod and meyer lemon semifreddo cake along with wine pairings ($39 per bottle) and specialty cocktails like Summer Fresh made with vodka and lemon grass agave syrup ($18).
Neighborhood: South Beach

3. Bocce Bar

This rustic hideaway shells out chilled heirloom tomato and cantaloupe soup, spinach and ricotta ravioli and banana espresso gelato for lunch, and roasted beet salad, roasted pork shoulder and Frangelico gelato for dinner.
Neighborhood: Midtown

4. Area 31

This upscale stunner is offering a variety of seafood-focused dishes for both lunch and dinner — think a grouper burger and snapper tiradito for the lunch crowd, and octopus crudo and swordfish with chorizo corn salsa for dinner.
Neighborhood: Downtown

5. Villa Azur

This rotating menu at this romantic hideaway with a tropical outdoor patio features items like signature salmon tartare, lamb chops with garlic confit and a lime raspberry éclair to seal the deal.
Neighborhood: South Beach

6. Shikany

Chef Michael Shikany's warehouse-turned-modern restaurant serves a dinner Spice menu featuring summer gazpacho with pickled watermelon rind, Cobia with black truffle caviar and Italian doughnuts with walnut brittle.
​Neighborhood: Wynwood

7. Cipriani Downtown Miami

The waterfront Italian eatery offers lunch and dinner Spice menus, with salmon tartare and ham tagliolini for the early shift, and carpaccio and sea bass for the later. Vanilla meringue comes on both menus. 
Neighborhood: Brickell

8. BLT Steak

Inside Ocean Drive's Betsy Hotel, this super chic chophouse shells out lunch dishes like local fish ceviche, barbecue short rib panini and pistachio cheesecake, and dinner options like salmon tataki, CAB 8-oz steak and plum upside-down cake.
Neighborhood: South Beach

9. Perfecto Miami (pictured)

Inside this cozy Barcelona-style eatery, you'll find quinoa spinach salad, cod with hummus puree and fruity sorbet for lunch, and tomato tartare, octopus and salted ganache with olive oil for dinner.
Neighborhood: Brickell

10. Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis

South of Fifth's ultra-sleek Greek spot serves a traditional meze plate with tzatziki, Bigeye tuna and fresh fruit for lunch; then for the dinner, there's charcoal grilled octopus, lamb chops and walnut cake.
​Neighborhood: South Beach