The best birthday dinner guide in Miami for large groups

These restaurants are good & you'll get in with 6 to 8 guests

Oct
21
2022

Here is our birthday dinner guide in Miami for large groups. 

There are two types of people in this world. The ones that love their birthday and plan multiple activities, sometimes extending into a birthday week. And then there are the ones that say they hate their birthday. But, really, what they mean is that they hate planning their birthday. If a friend or family member took over and planned a nice dinner, they would most probably be happy to attend and even be grateful.

The best birthday dinner guide in Miami might be for you because it is your birthday or might be for you because you’re planning a birthday. Either way, we checked the availability of these restaurants, and it seems that you can get in with a group of six or eight guests. And the best part is that the food is actually good and there’s buen ambiente. Book your reservation one or two weeks before and Feliz Cumple!

DOYA


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 347 NW 24th St
Cuisine: Aegean

Doya located in Wynwood is serving Aegean flavors from the coast of Turkey. We are talking dips, local produce, refreshing and light plates, plus an amazing octopus’ dish that keeps us coming back for more. 

At Doya you are stopping by for the top-notch hospitality and the meze dining experience that works so well with a big group. This Wynwood hot spot is full of action and it has just the birthday vibes you’re looking for.

Order for the center of the table, because you’re sharing. We love the Cretan Feta Dip, the Manti, beef dumplings, drenched in a garlic yogurt sauce, and the Adana Kebab with lavash bread. Oh, and if they have the Dolmas cabbage leaves, get them. 

 

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PHUC YEA


Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 7100 Biscayne Blvd
Cuisine: Modern Vietnamese

Tucked away on 71st and Biscayne Blvd you will find glowing red lanterns and flavorful food. Phuc Yea has been around since 2016. Half Vietnamese and Half Cajun, you are getting a culinary melding from the wonderful chefs helming the kitchen front. With Aniece Meinhold’s Vietnamese heritage and Chef Cesar Zapata’s Colombian roots, they come together to provide soulful, family-rooted plates. 

It’s great that you’re here with a group because there’s a lot we want you to try. Start with 5 Spice Roasted Pork bao, Salt ‘N Peppa Soft Shell Crab Bao, Edamame Hummus, Duck Confit served with house red coconut curry, PY Noodles (and yes add the caviar), and don’t forget the Smoked Short Rib with extra steamed buns for the group. 

PATIO ISOLA


Neighborhood: MiMo
Address6789 Biscayne Blvd
CuisineItalian

If you love Italian red sauce, then you will love Patio Isola. Chefs Santo Agnello and Jose Mendin opened a second Casa Isola concept in the former La Placita space. They’ve changed the name to Patio Isola and added additional antipasti, sandwiches, pasta, specialty plates, and a roster of pizzas. 

This location has a lovely patio and lots of options for a big group. Oh, and they also have a full bar!

Stop by for their Cheesy Garlic Bone Marrow served with housemade focaccia, the best Rigatoni alla Vodka in Miami, and the Veechia Signora pizza with braised short rib, taleggio white sauce, truffle oil, and pecorino. Upgrade your pizza “Isola style” and they’ll brush the crust with garlic butter, sesame seeds and serve your pizza with a cheese dipping sauce.

JAGUAR SUN


Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 230 NE 4th St
Cuisine: American, pasta

Jaguar Sun is probably our favorite place in Miami. So naturally, we’d recommend it for a birthday dinner. 

Some may say it’s a cocktail bar, others, a restaurant with an awesome pasta selection. We’d like to think of it as a combination of both. Where we can always count on fun, original and balanced cocktails. And where you can taste the quality of the delicious and consistent food. Not an easy find in our city, especially in an obscure lobby of a residential building. 

Our favorite dishes include the Hokkaido Scallop, the Wagyu Beef TartareAgnolotti with blue crab, and the Spicy Rigatoni. Leave room for a Wolf Whistle, their version of a tequila espresso martini paired with dessert.

CAFÉ LA TROVA


Neighborhood: Calle Ocho
Address: 971 SW 8th St
Cuisine: Cuban

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. You might not be able to have a deep conversation here but if you’re looking for live music and ambiente, this is a great spot. 

It’s also perfect for large groups because you won’t break the bank. You can share empanadas, croquetas, and sliders; while sipping on some of the best tropical cocktails, you will find in Miami. 

RED ROOSTER OVERTOWN


Neighborhood: Overtown
Address: 920 NW 2nd Ave
Cuisine: Southern

Chef Marcus Samuelsson has brought his soulful Southern flavors from Harlem to Overtown Miami with his second outpost of Red Rooster. 

The food and music are as lively and vibrant as the venue. So plan a night out here with a big group of friends. It’s the sort of place that will make you fall in love with Miami, all over again. Oh, and you’ll for sure be dancing in your seat. 

The Southern classics can be found on the menu. Think Mac n Cheese with aged cheddar and Cornbread with jalapeño honey butter. Chef Tristen Epps is also putting a modern spin on dishes like the “chicken-fried” green tomatoes with lemon pepper jelly, Overtown combac’ sauce, and trout roe. Must orders include Deviled Eggs with chicharron, caviar, and mustard as well as the Fire-Roasted Wagyu Oxtail (served whole), a generous portion,  where sharing is recommended. 

Also, if it’s someone’s birthday, order the Sundae with Neapolitan ice cream, housemade donuts, cookie dough bites, caramel corn, dulce de leche, and rainbow sprinkles. It will come with a giant sparkler that will embarrass the birthday queen or king but also put a smile on your pretty little face. 

If you’re not ready to go home yet, grab a drink at The Pool Hall, Red Rooster’s speakeasy lounge. It’s reminiscent of that really cool basement that your friend’s never had. An adults-only refuge. With elegant yet comfortable furniture, a pool table, and a flashing sign announcing “old fashion’ but good!”

TIGRE


Neighborhood: Little River
Address620 NE 78th St
CuisineArgentinian

Tigre is a modern Argentinan concept inspired by traditional Buenos Aires cafes and neighborhood bistros or “bodegones”. The outdoor deck by the Miami River is where you want to sit with your big group. 

The menu includes small plates of Argentinian classics with a modern approach. We’d get the palmito salad (grilled heart of palm, radicchio, shaved fennel & parmesan, preserved lemon vinaigrette) and remolachas al rescoldo (coal-roasted beets, cashew yogurt, tangerine, roasted hazelnuts, and mint).

 

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DC PIE CO


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1010 Brickell Ave Suite 200
Cuisine: Italian, pizza

If you love Brooklyn-style pizza, then you need to stop by DC Pie in Brickell. This is for those looking for an easy, laid-back night out. We love the idea of sharing the summer salad with bleu cheese, grapes, and pistachios; the eggplant parm, and the sweet hot wings with bleu cheese. Order a few pies for the table with your choice of toppings. We love the long hots, pepperoni, basil, and of course some mushrooms. 

If you’re feeling the night and want to keep drinking, make your way to Dom’s, DC Pie’s Bar, after your meal. And if it’s Thursday you’re singing karaoke. 

 

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BYBLOS


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1545 Collins Ave
Cuisine: Mediterranean

Located at the Royal Palm Hotel on South Beach, Byblos has been a longtime favorite. The interior is sensual and Mediterranean, with blue and gold accents. The outdoor patio is fantastic for dining al fresco. It’s also a great dinner spot if you’re planning a long night on the Beach. 

The menu delivers on the food front with delicious Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. We love the Turkish Kale Salad, the Hummus Royale, and the Short Rib Kebab with truffle tzatziki, chemen, pine nut dukkah, and oregano. 

 

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GRAZIANO’S


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 394 Giralda Ave
Cuisine: Argentinean, Italian, steakhouse

Martinis, steak, and the best sobremesa in Miami?! That’s Graziano’s. This classic Argentinian steakhouse is where you want to spend a birthday with your family and/or friends. No one is going to rush you out of here. 

Consider this the roasting fest of your dreams. It’s a Parrillada with certified Angus beef, raised by three-generation family ranchers, and naturally aged for at least 21 days.

We love the Mussels with Leeks in a Marsala wine sauce, the melted Provoleta cheese, the Polenta with parmesan in a tomato sauce, and the Mashed Potato. Get enough Skirt Steak and Picanha for the table! For dessert, order the Crepes with dulce de leche. 

KYU


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 251 NW 25th St
Cuisine: Asian

A classic never goes out of style and that’s the case for KYU. One of the few original spots that still has remained open since 2016 in Wynwood. Known for its diverse menu, exceptional cocktails, and a throwback playlist that gives you good vibes. It’s great for a birthday dinner with friends, just make sure to book this one with time. 

Some of our favorite dishes include Hamachi Crispy RiceKorean Fried Chicken with braised spinach, and Roasted Cauliflower with goat cheese, shishito, and herb vinaigrette. And of course, you’re blowing out a candle with a slice of Coconut Cake.

 

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The best birthday dinner guide in Miami for large groups