The 2022 Miami Spice Mediterranean Guide

Where to score some of the most refreshing dishes for lunch & dinner

Aug
18
2022

Here is our 2022 Miami Spice Mediterranean guide. 

This guide is for those that couldn’t make it to France, Greece, Israel, Italy, or Turkey this summer. We know you’re craving all those fresh Mediterranean flavors, especially during August and September when the heat is real in Miami.

A summer salad anyone?! Yes, please. For those that love dips, herbs, and simple Mediterranean cooking, hang in there and enjoy our 2022 Miami Spice Mediterranean Guide.

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ABBALÉ TELAVIVIAN KITCHEN


Cuisine: Telavivian
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 864 Commerce St
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Tuesday to Saturday; $45 Dinner Tuesday to Thursday; $60 Dinner Friday and Saturday.
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Abbale is a family-run restaurant showcasing the flavors of Israel, Turkey, Greece, and Colombia.

A weekday or Saturday lunch with Israeli brunch vibes is what we’re thinking when passing by Abbalé. As far as appetizers go, try the Babaganoush with coriander, olive oil, citrus, and smoked sea salt; or the Labneh with olive oil, za’atar, and sea salt. As an entree, we’d get the Shakshuka served with a Jerusalem bagel or the falafel pita with shuk salad, hummus, tahini, pickled cabbage, and sprouts. For dessert, the Baklava Tahini ice cream with baklava crumbles.

If you’re stopping by for dinner get ready for a cozy night. We recommend the Moroccan spiced local fish with spicy tomato braise, roasted cipollini, grilled Jerusalem bagel, and lemon aioli.

TUR KITCHEN


Cuisine: Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 259 Giralda Ave
Miami Spice availability: Lunch Monday to Friday and Dinner Sunday to Thursday.
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Tur Kitchen located in Coral Gables is serving elegant Mediterranean dishes in a white tablecloth setting. We’d go here with our parents and/or suegros for a night out.

For Miami Spice, you can try the burrata with San Marzano tomato sorbet; the pork tenderloin with pickled plums; and the Phyllo Napolean with coffee and pistachio praline.

 

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LPM


Cuisine: Mediterranean & French
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1300 Brickell Bay Dr
Miami Spice availability: Dinner everyday
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If you want to go somewhere with impeccable service, beautifully balanced cocktails, and delicious food, LPM is where you should book. It stands out for its unique French Mediterranean and Nicoise cuisine, and decor inspired by the French Riviera. They serve delicious pasta, seafood, and meat dishes using fresh Mediterranean produce.

During Miami Spice, you will still get the classic tomatoes on the table for you to slice and season with lemon and olive oil before your appetizer. We recommend you go with the Salmon Carpaccio or the Ratatouille with feta cheese to start. As an entree, we love the homemade Rigatoni with beef chorizo bolognese. But our favorite, hands down is the slow-cooked Coquelet au Citron Confit. This marinated baby chicken is probably the best chicken we’ve had in recent times. We’re never one to order chicken at a restaurant but this one is worth it. For dessert, get the French Toast with spiced ice cream and if you’re ok with the upcharge get the Vanilla Cheesecake with berry compote.

BYBLOS


Cuisine: Eastern Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1545 Collins Ave
Miami Spice availability: Dinner everyday
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Located inside the Royal Palm Hotel on South Beach, Byblos has been a Miami Spice favorite for its generous offerings and consistency, especially when you’re craving Eastern Mediterranean flavors.

During Miami Spice, each guest can select two appetizers. We recommend the Turkish Kale Salad, the Hummus, and the Lamb Ribs. We loved the Turkish Manti or the Petite Filet with smoked eggplant puree, veal jus, and za’atar butter as an entree. Save room for dessert, so you can try the Strawberry Cheesecake Qatayef or the Stuffed Baklava.

 

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THE DREXEL


Cuisine: Coastal Mediterranean & Italian
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1436 Drexel Ave
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Monday to Thursday
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From the creators of Mandolin, comes The Drexel, a new addition to the recently revamped Española Way, at the Esme Hotel. The airy, beige-toned restaurant has a large indoor area with doors that open up to Espanola Way, with additional seating outside.

We’re loving how the Miami Spice menu reads. We’d get the grilled wild prawns with lobster corral butter, followed by grilled sirloin steak with cognac jus and the almond and roasted plum tart. But someone else, please get the Creste di Gallo pasta with fennel, Diavolo sauce, and stracciatella.

 

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DOYA


Cuisine: Aegean
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 347 NW 24th St
Miami Spice availability: Lunch everyday
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Doya located in Wynwood is serving Aegean flavors from the coast of Turkey. We are talking dips, local produce, refreshing and light plates, plus a great Miami Spice menu available for lunch.

To start, order the muhammara dip prepared with roasted red pepper, pomegranate, walnuts, garlic, and breadcrumbs; followed by the grilled köfte meatballs; and for dessert the mastic pudding with honey caviar, sable cookie, and fresh berries.

 

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STRAWBERRY MOON


Cuisine: Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 601 Washington Ave
Miami Spice availability: Dinner everyday
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If you’re looking for a scene-y Mediterranean brunch with potential celebrity sightings, stop by Strawberry Moon; David Grutman and Pharrell Williams’ restaurant inside the Goodtime Hotel. Named after Spring’s last full lunar evening, this high-energy hotspot is decorated in the Art Deco style and framed in palm trees for a very Miami aura.

For brunch, try the Pink Sultan meze made with labneh, pistachio, and mint served with pita; the Moon Burger with white American cheese, sumac onion aioli, everything spiced brioche, fries; and the baklava cheesecake. That’s what we’d get if we were you.

NEYA RESTAURANT


Cuisine: Israeli
Neighborhood: Surfside
Address: 9491 Harding Ave
Miami Spice availability: Dinner Sunday to Wednesday.
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Looking for a dinner spot near Bal Harbour and Surfside? Check out Neya. A new modern Israeli restaurant serving dishes influenced by Spanish, North African, and Levantine flavors.

During Miami Spice, stop by Neya for dinner. We’d try the Shishbarak dumplings with wild herbs and tomato concassé; the grilled branzino, and the chocolate mousse for dessert.

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