Miami Art Week is filled with exhibitions all over downtown Miami, a vibrant city with eclectic cuisines. Whether you’re craving light fare or looking to have a sit-down meal with your friends and colleagues, there are many dining options featuring a wide array of cultures.
Remember that when you dine out, you can take advantage of your Chase Sapphire Reserve® card and may redeem rewards and earn points on your dining experiences.
In this article, you will learn about some food options and places you may want to explore before feasting on the various art exhibitions.
What are some of the must-have foods in Miami?
Being under the sunshine and by the water, you’ll want to take advantage of fresh produce and unique seafood selections, like conch or octopus. Influenced by Latin and Caribbean cultures, try meals like Cuban sandwiches, alligator and empanadas. Below are a few places to dine that feature these foods.
Looking for le petit déjeuner or déjeuner? Whether you’re in Brickell, Wynwood, Miami Beach or North Beach, you’ll be able to find La Sandwicherie. This French eatery offers healthy delights including salads, smoothies, shakes and, of course, sandwiches. This spot is great for a delicious break during your day.
Las Olas Café
For Latin-style cuisine, look no further than Las Olas café. This light fare spot is located at 644 6th St. in Miami Beach. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Las Olas features rice bowls, smoothies, paninis and more, with specialty dishes like pork belly, tamales and shrimp spaghetti.
Craving Italian cuisine? Snag a slice or a calzone with its signature sauce from Lucali, located at 1930 Bay Rd, Miami Beach. For an authentic, fresh meal on the go, Lucali is an excellent option. Bonus: It's open until midnight on Friday and Saturday to take care of all your late-night pizza cravings.
Doya is a chic, Michelin-rated, modern Aegan Meze and Bar. Located 347 NW 24th St in the heart of Wynwood, this restaurant features specialty Mediterranean dishes, including Muhammara and Fava (a broad bean that’s puréed, similar to humus). Be sure to make a reservation, especially during Art Week.
As you start to unwind from a day of art festivities, you may want to rendezvous with friends and indulge in something a little more upscale. For a fine dining experience, consider Jaguar Sun. Come, sit and stay a while, and try the raw seafood and pasta. This Michelin star-rated restaurant is complete with an elegant cocktail bar, located 230 NE 4th St. and stays open late (until 1 a.m.). Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time.
For unique Spanish cuisine, look no further than NIU Kitchen. Known for its imaginative, creative cuisine, these dishes showcase a wide range of seafood including octopus, branzino tartare and more. This kitchen is located at 104 NE 2nd Ave., not to be confused with their wine bar just down the street (which is also worth a visit).
For a more relaxed style of dining (while still having quality meals), try Mignonette, a seafood and oyster bar located at 210 NE 18th Street in Miami. Enjoy a selection of charming international wines and afterwards take a relaxing stroll through the Edgewater neighborhood.
As you walk the streets of Miami from gallery to gallery and exhibit to exhibit, you’ll surely build up a robust appetite. Take advantage of the eclectic foods and cultures that downtown Miami has to offer. Whether you’re enjoying some light sandwiches or relaxing in an intimate bar with friends, you’ll have an endless array of options to choose from.
Additionally, as a Chase Sapphire Reserve cardmember, you can access exclusive culinary experiences at the Sapphire Lounge at Lowes Miami Beach Hotel, which takes place December 8th – 9th.