The 2022 Miami Spice guide for a flashy night out

Dinner spots that may turn into a party or at least a good pre-game

Sep
09
2022

Sometimes Miami calls for a flashy night out with all your party friends. This Miami Spice guide goes out to all those that are more concerned with the vibe, cocktails and less about the food.

You’re going to these spots for the people-watching and the bathroom selfies. Experience these hyped, trendy, and super Miami restaurants at a more friendly price. Maybe the music will get louder and dinner will turn into a party.

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KOMODO


Cuisine: Pan-Asian
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 801 Brickell Ave
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Monday to Thursday & Sunday
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View menu: HERE 

If you like to bump shoulders with celebrities, stop by Komodo in Brickell. David Grutman’s sexy Pan-Asian restaurant and lounge is offering Miami Spice. Here you’ll get a wide range of dishes that include sushi and dim sum. It’s been a minute since we’ve been here but if there’s a time to dress up and get to Komodo it’s during Miami Spice. Order the Duck Lettuce Wraps, Tuna & Toro Roll with avocado and spicy mayo; or the Korean Fried Chicken. For dessert, we’d try the Miso Chocolate Temptation with caramelized nutty popcorn.

 

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SEXY FISH


Cuisine: Asian
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1001 S Miami Ave
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Monday to Friday
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Ok so technically, Sexy Fish is only offering Miami Spice during lunch but we had to include it on this list. It’s a different universe that’s giving Atlantis vibes, just a lot nicer. We have not been. However, we would run just to be able to say, “yes we went, and here’s our bathroom selfie in the Men’s bathroom to prove it.” It’s not required to dress up like you’re going to the club but you’ll fit in if you do. On the spice menu, we’d try the Prawn Gyoza, the Kimichi Fried Rice with pork, and the warm Chocolate Donuts.

VILLA AZUR


Cuisine: Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 309 23rd St
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Wednesday & Friday to Sunday
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Get as bougie as you like without maxing out the credit card at Villa Azur. We recommend you make dinner plans a little late as the crowd gets better after dark at this over-the-top French Riviera-inspired restaurant. We’re pretty sure that if you arrive after 9 PM, you’ll eventually end up dancing on your chair with sparklers in hand as if you were in St. Barts.  As far as dinner goes, we recommend the Summer Burrata topped with mango mustard that is vibing like dinner guests. We went a little extra with the Pan-Seared Sea Bass and Prime Filet Mignon, but that’s what options are for. So is the choice to double up on their Nutella Mousse.

CAFÉ LA TROVA


Cuisine: Cuban
Neighborhood: Calle Ocho
Address: 971 SW 8th St
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Monday to Thursday & Sunday
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Cafe La Trova is a vibrant, festive, modern Cuban destination in the heart of Little Havana. With cuisine from James Beard award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein and a bar program from world-renowned Julio Cabrera, this is the exception of the list where the dishes and the vibe are equally as good. Looking for daily live music? Cafe La Trova always makes for a memorable evening and is one of our favorites for celebrations and out-of-town visitors.

Cafe La Trova’s Miami Spice dinner includes a featured cocktail: your choice of a La Trova Old Fashioned or Daquiri Clasico. Their Spice menu is one of the most extensive we’ve seen. To begin your meal, you can choose from over a dozen appetizers such as empanadas, croquetas, sliders, and more! Entrees include Lechon con ChicharronesBanana Leaf Steamed Local CatchSkirt Steak Ropa Vieja, Braised Short Rib, and their signature Arroz Con Pollo. End your meal on a sweet note with the house Flan de la Flaca.

THE KEY CLUB


Cuisine: American
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3015 Grand Ave
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Monday to Thursday & Sunday and Brunch Saturday & Sunday
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We haven’t been to dinner at Key Club yet but a friend told us, “stick to the sushi, the cocktails and you’ll have a great night”.  So that’s exactly what we’d do if we’re off to David Grutman’s newest restaurant in Coconut Grove. This lively restaurant is offering Miami Spice for dinner on selective nights. We’d try the Spicy Tuna Roll, the Jah Mama BBQ Baby Rack Ribs, and Key Lime Pie.

 

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PAPERFISH SUSHI


Cuisine: Japanese
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1421 S Miami Ave
Miami Spice availability: Dinner every day
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If you can’t make it to Japan for Cherry Blossom season in the Spring, you can always go to Paperfish. We’d probably check out this sleek Japanese-inspired restaurant if we’re looking to have a long night. The menu reads like this is going to be a light meal. Edamame to start, followed by the Acevichado Sushi Platter that comes with a Peruvian acevichado roll, salmon sashimi, tuna sashimi, aburi salmon nigiri, hamachi yuzu nigiri; and Molten Chocolate Lava Cake.

 

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The 2022 Miami Spice guide for a flashy night out
PHOTO CREDIT Ken Hayden