Where to lunch in Brickell right now

Where to grab a bite with co-workers, clients & friends


Keep this guide handy for when looking where to lunch in Brickell.

Going out to lunch may not be a luxury for every day. But when you have a client lunch, your co-workers want to grab a bite on Friday, or your friend is desperate to meet up and chismear, better be ready to spit out some ideas.

This is your lunch guide for where to eat in Brickell right now. We have included fast-casual spots as well as fancier restaurants perfect for schmoozing clients. Basically, we have something for all types of occasions.

You’re better off walking to most places on this list however, we’ll let you know where there is easy parking access if you need to drive


Address: 600 Brickell Ave
Cuisine: Chinese

Hutong specializes in North Chinese cuisine, focusing on artisanal dim sum and exotic signature cocktails. It also offers a set lunch menu that works well when entertaining clients. The $45 menu includes a Dragon Iced Tea, Hot and Sour Vegetable Soup, Dimsum Dumpling Platter to start. Followed by your choice of entre that includes the Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin or the King Po Chicken. For an additional $50 you can elevate your experience with the half Roasted Peking Duck served with pancakes, cucumber, and leek. If you’re ordering from the a la carte menu, we recommend the Red Lantern: crispy spiced soft-shell crab served on a bed of dried whole chilies.

Parking around Hutong is limited, however, they do offer valet.


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Address: 33 SE 7th St Suite 100
Cuisine: American, seafood

The River Oyster Bar still remains one of  Brickell’s original restaurants since 2003 with a location change just one block down.

It’s always been an extremely popular after-work spot for high-quality oysters and seafood and one of the best happy hours in the neighborhood.

We’d stop here for lunch with co-workers or clients when we have no intention of coming back to the office. We recommend walking to the River Oyster Bar if you plan to drink. However, if you’re looking for easy parking, go to Brickell City Centre.

Start your meal with some oysters, Goat Cheese Croquettes, or the Snapper Tartare with soy-yuzu dressing and wasabi tobiko. As a main, we recommend the Black Grouper or Butterflied Yellow-Tail Snapper simply grilled with a side of salsa verde and lemon butter. If you’re skipping the fish section, go for the Pot of Mussels in coconut milk lemon grass broth.


Address: 1300 Brickell Bay Dr
Cuisine: Japanese, Peruvian, Nikkei, sushi

Osaka is the first North American location of an internationally acclaimed Nikkei restaurant known for its Japanese techniques and Peruvian flavors. The menu features ceviche, tiraditos, makimono, nigiris, and Peruvian izakaya.

From Tuesday – Friday you can stop by for lunch between 1 PM – 3 PM for a sleek and upscale experience that works very well when taking clients out to lunch.

Order to the center of the table some of our favorites that include the Osk Ceviche with tuna, crispy quinoa, kyuri, yuzu ponzu sauce; Carpassion, salmon carpaccio with passion fruit honey, watercress, and crispy strips; and the Chirashi Causa made with yellow potato, topped with tuna tataki, crab salad, ikura, dresses with acevichada sauce. From the nigiri section, we’d get the Inca with cured tuna, aji amarillo, chalaquita, black quinoa; the Katsu with salmon belly, lemon zest, and white truffle oil; and the Hotate Truffle with Hokkaido scallop, truffle butter, and lime.


Address: 851 S Miami Ave
Cuisine: Mexican

Ojo de Agua is a healthy Mexican concept that landed in Miami in 2021. The menu focuses on healthy and fresh Mexican dishes. It’s not traditional but it makes you feel less guilty when craving Mexican food. We’d go here for lunch after the gym or if you plan on eating solo and working here for a while.

The menu includes all-day breakfast, smoothies, tacos, ceviche, and sandwiches. It’s also great for people-watching in Brickell.

Lunch can also be weekday brunch. If you’re into that get the Polanco Eggs that come sunny-side-up on a parmesan cheese crust with avocado and zaatar seasoning or the Grilled Fish Tacos marinated with chimichurri, homemade mayo, pickled veggies, and avocado.


Address: 1104 S Miami Ave
Cuisine: Healthy

There are very few chains we speak about on The Hungry Post. However, when something is exceptional and local we make the exception. For a quick, and consistently delicious lunch, you’re going to Pura Vida.

Their Brickell location is one of fifteen in South Florida.

Yes, it’s pricey however the quality is in every dish and beverage served. You’re paying a premium for locally sourced and organic ingredients such as their free-range chicken with no antibiotics, pasture-raised eggs, and ethically sourced tuna.

You can pick up, order for delivery, or enjoy their indoor and outdoor space with a co-worker or a friend. We like to come here for a guilt-free meal when we’re sick of our Tupperware leftovers from home.

Favorite dishes include the Kale Cesar Wrap with their homemade Cesar dressing, the Toasted Chicken Wrap with the Pura Vida sauce, or if we’re feeling a salad we always go for Jen’s Herbs with apple cider vinaigrette. For dessert don’t skip the vegan, gluten-free, Almond Butter Energy Bites.


Address: 1036 S Miami Ave
Cuisine: Japanese

If you’re sick of all your usual lunch spots in Brickell, we have one you probably don’t know about. Momi Market by Michelin-starred Chef Takashi Terashima is your next lunch spot when craving traditional Japanese nigiri and don bowls.

The marketplace/fast casual concept is where we’d go with a friend or a co-worker that loves trying something different.

The menu features seasonal fish from Japan including Hokkaido uni, scallops, and large-eye kinmedai snappers.

Choose from a short menu of delicious Don bowls and nigiris. We recommend the Salmon Ikura Don with salmon sashimi & ikura over sushi rice or the Buta Kakuni Don with braised pork belly over rice.

Looking to make your lunch boozy, have some sake from their extensive selection. Ask chef for recommendations on your bowl and sake.


Address: 70 SW 7th St
Cuisine: Italian, pasta, seafood

Looking for a great lunch spot in Brickell that is easy and has options for everyone? Stop by Casa Tua Cucina at Brickell City Centre. This Italian restaurant isn’t about life-changing food. However, it’s a great ambiance that works for catching up with friends, and colleagues, or even impressing clients. And here’s the cherry on top: Casa Tua Cucina boasts an easy parking situation, making it a convenient choice for those driving in the area.

Order the risotto funghi, the focaccia de prosciutto and mozzarella, or the fettuccine pomodoro with fresh basil.


Address: 1250 S Miami Ave #4
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

Miami’s fast-casual Happeas has two locations, one in Brickell and one in Aventura. There’s plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for a casual lunch where everything is served in to-go recyclable containers. Stop by with a co-worker, order ahead for pick up, or if you’re lacking in time get it for delivery.

This Mediterranean-inspired menu combines locally-sourced and fresh ingredients in each plate.

When you arrive use to computer prompt to order at the counter. The menu is extensive and covers: bowls, salads, soups, panini wraps, and burgers.

Order the Design District Bowl with white rice, made-to-order hummus, buffalo chicken, caramelized onions, roasted cauliflower, tomatoes, pickled red onion, and homemade ranch.


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Address: 900 S Miami Ave #130
Cuisine: Italian, pizza

If you like your pizza crispy and thin, then you absolutely cannot miss Mister01’s new location in Brickell. Whether you’re catching up with friends, co-workers or treating your clients to a delicious lunch, Mister01 has got you covered. Their menu features incredible flavor combinations that will blow your mind.

One of our favorites is the Claudio, topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh burrata, truffle oil, basil, and stracciatella cheese. Trust us, it’s a flavor explosion in every bite. And let’s not forget about the Fabio, featuring tomato sauce, mozzarella, gorgonzola bleu cheese, speck, and white truffle oil—a true delight.

But what sets Mister01 apart is their willingness to push boundaries with funky combinations like the Coffee Paolo, with tomato sauce, mozzarella, gorgonzola bleu cheese, honey, coffee, and spicy salami.


Address: 871 S Miami Ave
Cuisine: Modern Asian

Kaori is a modern Asian restaurant in Brickell that we think would be perfect for a client lunch or if you’re expensing this meal. Stop by Kaori for lunch Tuesday – Sunday from 12 PM to 4 PM.

The menu includes a Bento Box ($35) served with Japanese tsukemono and steamed rice, local green salad or miso cucumber salad, kimchi or spicy vegetables, and a choice of: Chicken Teriyaki, Seasonal Organic Vegetables, Katsu Don Buri or Ora King Salmon.

Other dishes on the menu include the Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich, Local Fish Ceviche, and seasonal house-made Paletas. The bento box is very filling but if you want to share an appetizer get the rich-in-flavor Wagyu Foie Gras Gyozas.

If you’re driving we recommend parking in Brickell City Center and walking 3 to 5 minutes to Kaori.


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Address: 1221 Brickell Ave, Ste L120
Cuisine: Italian 

So here’s another chain that was actually born in Germany and has a Miami cult following, particularly in Brickell.

Vapiano, a casual Italian restaurant that closed back in 2019 just re-opened two weeks ago in the same Brickell location.

You no longer have to stand around the different stations to get your food. The restaurant is now full-service, allowing you to sit back and wait for your meal to arrive at the table.

Get ready to personalize your lunch with handmade fresh pasta, pizza, sauces, dressings, and desserts. Looking for a shared appetizer? Go for the Lo Starppo. This dish is a stuffed pizza dough with mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and pepperoni with your choice of dipping sauce. If you’re looking for pasta, our go-to is the Carbonara Salmone with salmon, onion, parmesan cheese, and parsley, in a creamy egg sauce. If you want a white pizza, get the 4 Formaggi with homemade white sauce, garlic, mozzarella cheese, blue cheese, smoked cheese, and parmesan cheese.


Where to lunch in Brickell right now