With so many places to be and be seen during Art Basel, its time to map out our itinerary, including the notable foodie hotspots you'll need to lock down a reservation at. Whether it’s an intimate truffle dinner or a first look at Michael Schwartz highly anticipated eatery, here are eight restaurants and pop-ups you must visit on your Art Basel adventures.
The long awaited bayside restaurant from restaurateur, Michel Schwartz, is coming to Edgewater for a limited time during Art Basel. The Latin-American culinary hotspot is offering a $189 all-inclusive tasting that boasts Amara empanadas, banana leaf wrapped cobia, grilled beef short rib, and wood-grilled house made chorizo. The exclusive dining experience, available from December 6-9, is offered on a first-come first-served basis. Listen to the sounds of BATUKE, a Brazilian funk band, which will be on hand performing live each night during the pop-up. 3101 NE 7th Ave., 305-702-5528
Get truffled up for Art Basel and score tickets to one of the most exclusive dining events on Miami Beach. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar will host a four-course Truffle Dinner event Thursday, December 7, at 11:30 p.m. For one night only, this mecca of southern-style cuisine and hospitality will offer an exclusive chef’s table experience featuring high-end menu items paired with hand-selected Italian wine. Guests will enjoy tastings such as smoked stone crab, English pea ravioli, and seared foie gras. 1600 Lenox Ave., 305-538-5220
The first food hall in South Florida has officially opened its doors just in time for Art Basel and already is driving local foodies crazy. Seven restaurants, two bars, and an outdoor space thats pretty envious, 1-800-Lucky will be the place to be during Basel in Wynwood. Whether a lemongrass chicken sandwich from Vietnamese spot, Les Banh Amis or a tuna Poke Bowl from Poke OG, 1-800-Lucky is serving up Asian flavor without the pretentious artsy attitude. 143 NW 23rd St., Wynwood, 305-768-9826
Miami’s culinary hub has a new destination and its bringing locals and tourists alike to its home on the Miami River. Expect art and foodie elite to rub elbows at The Wharf during Art Basel. An array of food trucks along the Miami River accompanied by live entertainment and curated libations are on hand to fulfill the eclectic dining experience this destination has to offer. Reservations strongly encouraged. 114 SW North River Dr., 305-906-4000
Celebrity hotspot, Villa Azur, has a lineup that will have all aficionados eager to mingle with the hottest artists. From Leonardo di Caprio to Lennie Kravitz, Villa Azur is the place to be seen. The party starts on Wednesday, December 6, with L’ARC PARIS, the iconic nightclub located at the top of the Champs-Elysees. The festivities continue through December 9, with live entertainment, celebrity guests, and a special menu to rival other locales on the scene. 309 23rd St., 305-763-8688
The flavors of this Brooklyn pizzeria have invaded the Design District—just in time for Art Basel. New Yorkers and locals alike can feel right at home at Roberta’s while browsing art and people watching at one of SoFlo’s most ritzy neighborhoods. Just ask Beyoncé or Jennifer Aniston and they'll be happy to report that the margherita pizza or Johnny’s calzone are a fan favorite. Stop by Jungle Plaza for an unforgettable slice. Jungle Plaza, 3801 NE First Ave. and 140 NE 39th St.
The Delano Hotel is synonymous with Art Basel as the most notorious and scenic players descend upon this hotspot to make their mark. And we can bet they won’t be leaving without a stop at Leynia, the new Argentian grill, which highlights classics such as provoleta and rabas frita on their menu. Grab a table outside and do some people watching at one of the most sought after hotspots this week. 1685 Collins Ave., 305-674-5752
Grab your friends and claim a table at this Mediterranean-inspired hotspot that has everyone buzzing. Kiki On The River is the place to be seen during Art Basel. Take a culinary trip through Greece and sample keftedakia (greek meatballs) and shrimp saganaki while jamming to the beats of local musical artists. 450 NW North River Dr., 786-502-9244