The best restaurants in Key Biscayne

From Indian to Peruvian and our favorite bakery in Miami worth the drive

Feb
01
2024

Keep this guide handy when you’re in the area and are looking for the best restaurants in Key Biscayne.

Key Biscayne is best known for its Key Rats, Fourth of July on the beach, and Sir Pizza. It’s Miami’s local escape, especially when the weather is nice. We love it here because we can go to the beach and not feel surrounded by a mob of tourists.

And when we do get hungry, we have a little bit of everything. From beach day bites to a bakery turned wine bar, sushi, and delicious Indian food, this guide highlights our favorite spots worth the drive over the bridge.

FLOUR & WEIRDOUGHS


Address19 Harbor Dr
CuisineArgentinian, bakery

With a classic yet innovative approach to bread, Flour and Weirdoughs takes bread-making and baking to another level. They mill fresh flour blends and bake everything in-house each day, so you can enjoy the freshest pastries and loaves daily.

The team stays true to the flour, water, and yeast standard, using the starter to leaven and no additives or frills. This means you get a super flavorful and extra nutritious loaf, and don’t we all love a nutritious carb?

Go for their ABC croissant, filled with almond butter, banana, and chocolate, the Brisket B*tch!, a croissant filled with cured & smoked brisket, provolone, and mustard, and the Pastelito, filled with guava & cheese. And be sure to grab a sourdough loaf or two to go. They have special flavors each weekend and their signature is the Cacio e Pepe loaf. Trust us, your whole family will thank you. But also, you could sit on your couch and dive dip into their sourdough by yourself.

The bakery is open Tuesday – Sunday 8 AM – 4 PM.

THE WINE BAR BY FLOUR & WEIRDOUGHS


Address19 Harbor Dr
CuisineArgentinian, wine bar, pizza 

In our humble opinion, every neighborhood needs a solid wine bar or two, and now Key Biscayne has one too. Bakery by day, wine bar by night – Flour and Weirdoughs has a little something for everyone.

With natural wines, sourdough pizzas, and fun appetizers to share, this is a great spot for a chill date night or hangout. They even have games you can play. It’s one of our go-to’s when we want wine in sweat pants and it’s worth driving into the Key.

We recommend trying a bit of everything, but our faves for appetizers include the pan con tomate and anchovies, the Choripan with chimichurri, and the artichoke with a citrus salsita. And for pizza, try the White pizza with bottarga, lemon, ricotta, and mozzarella, and the Mortadella, burrata, and pesto pizza. They have a solid raw bar with stone crabs and oysters (also on happy hour) for a great price. They also do specials so it’s a spot you can always have a rotation and go to every week.

The Wine Bar at Flour and Weirdoughs is open Thursday-Saturday 5 PM – 10 PM. Follow their Instagram and stay in the loop. They host pizza and croissant-making classes, Rummikub tournaments, and game nights too!

KAZUMI MODERN JAPANESE


Address: 260 Crandon Blvd #16
Cuisine: Japanese, sushi

If you know, you know… Kazumi has been a Key Biscayne staple since we can remember. Few places are great for any occasion, but Kazumi works for families, friends, birthdays, and dates too.

Their menu is filled with delicious plates to share, there’s truly something for everyone in the group (even that difficult friend who doesn’t like sushi). We love the Crispy crab salad, the Wagyu sliders, the Spicy edamame (with a chili oil que te mueres), the Kakos roll, and the Presidente roll. Tell your friend that the fried rice and gyozas are also a hit.

Kazumi is open every day except Sundays for lunch from 12 – 3:45 PM and for dinner from 6 PM -10:30 PM. Although walk-ins are welcome, we recommend making a reservation. Like we said, this is a Key Biscayne hotspot!

 

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COSTA MED BISTRO+WINE


Address: 260 Crandon Blvd Suites 45 & 46
Cuisine: Mediterranean

Across the strip from Kazumi, from the same owner, you’ll find an upscale Mediterranean spot that’ll be sure to impress anyone (even your suegros). The intimate dining room makes this restaurant great for special occasions, and the outdoor seating is nice and breezy (a little more casual and great for enjoying the cooler spring nights).

Grilled octopus and Escargots are phenomenal apps to start, or for something lighter try the Zucchini Carpaccio or the Caprese Avocado.

For mains, the Risotto Nero (creamy, delicious, and super generous with the tinta), the Pear and Gorgonzola Ravioli, and the Linguine alle Vongole are our faves. For a bonus round: ask if they have Chipirones en su Tinta and thank us later.

Costa Med is open Monday – Saturday for lunch from 12 PM – 4 PM, dinner from 6 PM – 10 PM, and Sunday for dinner from 6 PM – 9:30 PM.

 

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FULANO


Address: 328 Crandon Blvd Ste 117
Cuisine: Argentinian

A newcomer to the Island, Fulano is exactly what the Key was missing. It fits right into the neighborhood, and we have found ourselves going back for seconds and thirds.

The name comes from wanting everyone, even Fulanito, to feel welcome. It’s your cozy neighborhood eatery, bringing comfort right to your plate.

Our favorite dishes include the Grilled Octopus with romesco sauce and roasted potatoes, the Cavatelli pasta with roasted wild mushrooms and truffle, and the classic Milanesa with fries. Also, don’t forget to order a side of salad, something about theirs hits just right. Reinforcing what Mom says, ‘It’s the simple things that stand out when done well’.

Fulano is open Sunday-Thursday 12 PM – 10 PM, and Friday-Saturday 12 PM – 1 AM.

AYESHA INDIAN FINE DINING


Address: 328 Crandon Blvd 115 shop
Cuisine: Indian

Ayesha is a long-time favorite Indian restaurant that has withstood the test of time. Enjoy the complimentary Papadam and then get the Chicken Khorma, cooked in a cream sauce with nuts, or the Malabar Fish Curry cooked in coconut sauce. If you’re still hungry, get the Chicken Tikka, or the Lamb Chops, both marinated with yogurt, garlic, ginger, spices and baked in tandoor. Vegetarian? No problem, the Aloo Gobi made from cauliflower and green peas cooked in herbs and spices, or the Saffron Lentil Dal is just as satisfying and super flavorful.

Most entrees come with basmati rice, but we recommend ordering the Cheese or Garlic Naan as a side to scoop up all the extra sauce.

Ayesha is open Tuesday – Sunday, for lunch and dinner from 11:30 AM – 2:45 PM and 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

 

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ARTISAN KITCHEN & BAR


Address: 328 Crandon Blvd 115 shop
Cuisine: 658 Crandon Blvd

While they are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Artisan is our pick for a weekend lunch or brunch in the Key. The design of the restaurant goes right with its name; its artisanal wooden tables, open bar, and old church pew seating all enhance Artisan’s communal and rustic feel.

For those who like a late breakfast, the Arepa reina pepiada (typical Venezuelan avocado chicken salad), the Arepa fit, a crispier version of the regular arepa, but without the extra masa, and the Sour and sweet arepa with guayanese cheese and plantain, are all great picks.

If you’re looking for more lunch vibes, get the Venezuelan Tasting with a little bit of everything (tequeños, mini cachapas, empanadas, and boliarepas) to start – and if you have room, try the Curry chicken salad or the Smoked salmon sandwich in baguette with capers and creme fraiche.

Enjoy Artisan Monday – Saturday from 8 AM – 10 PM, and Sunday for brunch from 9 AM – 4 PM.

VINYA WINE & MARKET


Address: 328 Crandon Blvd # 122 -123
Cuisine: Wine bar

Vinya’s Key Biscayne location is not only a super well-stocked specialty liquor store but also a full bistro-style restaurant and bar.

Sit at the bar and have a “Lost in the DR…” with tequila and passion fruit, or a “Sea Salt Caipirinha” with cachaca, guava, and olive brine, while munching on some patatas bravas or manchego croquetas.

If you want to stay for dinner, have The Vinya burger with gouda, bacon, caramelized onion, and truffle aioli, it’s our fav. And their Haloumi salad, with sugar bomb tomatoes, basil, and vinaigrette.

Pro Tip: go for the apps and the pre-dinner drinks, and then head to Fulano two doors down for some pasta or steak.

Vinya’s restaurant service is open Mon-Wed 4 PM – 10 PM, Thurs-Sat 12 PM – 11 PM, and Sun 12 PM – 8 PM.

 

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EL GRAN INKA


Address: 606 Crandon Blvd
Cuisine: Peruvian

El Gran Inka serves Peruvian cuisine rooted in years of tradition and culture. Their ingredients are showcased in a way that lets them shine and remain true to the tastes of Peru. This is a spot we’ve been going to for years.

Notable dishes include the Conchitas a la Parmesana, scallops torched with white wine and parmesan cheese, the Ceviche Clasico served with choclo and sweet potato, and the Yuquitas al Cuzco, these little cheesy bread balls that make you want to cry tears of joy.

The Lomo Saltado and the Chaufas are crowd pleasers for sure, but the menu is suited for all tastes, serving sushi rolls, tiraditos, and even a burger.

El Gran Inka is open weekdays from 12 PM – 10 PM, and Friday – Saturday 11:30 AM – 11 PM.

NAHUEN GOURMET MARKET


Address: 260 Crandon Blvd
Cuisine: Argentinian

This list would not be complete without mentioning the spot to get all your beach-day-bites.

Formerly Patagonia, Nahuen Gourmet Market is an Argentinian market and restaurant that has all the essentials for your picnic picaditas.

Any of the migas sandwiches (especially the tomato and cheese one, *toasted*) are delicious. We also love the empanadas de jamon y queso y cuatro quesos, and of course, tequeños. For a sweet treat, their alfajores, the pavlova, and any of the pre-packaged Argentinian cookies like Melbas hit the spot.

Even if you’re not going to the beach, you can sit inside and have the same picaditas or a heartier meal. Enjoy their fine selection of meats like the Entraña or Picanha with fries, or the Milanesa with a Ceasar Salad.

They are open 8 AM – 9 PM daily.

 

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