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Your Guide to the Best Miami Eateries with Amazing Views


Enjoy Lunch with a View at These Miami Eateries

By Kaitlynn Miller | March 16, 2018 | Food & Drink

Take advantage of living in the Sunshine State and enjoy your midday meal with a side of ocean views and palm tree backdrops. From rooftop retreats to waterfront sanctuaries, these are our favorite spots around Miami for incredible lunchtime scenery.

Le Sirenuse


Inspired by the flavors of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, this Art Deco space at The Surf Club offers diners a menu of Mediterranean dishes paired with sweeping views of the sparkling ocean. For lunch, go with the Chef’s express menu, which includes your choice of 2 or 3 courses with options such as insalata nizzarda, pennette al pomodoro e basilica, and tiramisu. 9101 Collins Ave., Surfside, 786-482-2280

The Standard

For a quick escape from the bustling streets of South Beach, head to The Standard for a delicious meal and relaxing views. Set amidst a lush garden landscape, outdoor dining at this Miami hot spot includes The Lido Bayside Grill as well as the Juice Café and Terrace. Both restos include menus featuring Mediterranean-inspired eats such as organic fish and fresh herbs, however, if you decide to dine at The Lido Bayside Grill, stick around until 4 p.m. for their high tides happy hour. 40 Island Ave., 305-673-1717

Smith & Wollensky


Overlooking South Point Park’s ocean view, Smith and Wollensky is serving up their signature steaks along with panoramic views of The Magic City and surrounding landscapes. Perfect for meat-lovers, this coveted steakhouse boasts an impressive lunch menu with steaks and filets ranging from twin filets wrapped in bacon to a 24 oz. dry aged bone-in rib eye. For something lighter, the eatery also offers a variety of salads, sandwiches, and chilled shellfish. 1 Washington Ave., 305-673-2800

Boater's Grill

Once a hideaway cove for pirates, smugglers, and wreckers, Boater’s Grill offers diners a laid-back oasis complete with great food, drinks, and views. Once you’re finished indulging in a delicious seafood-inspired meal, explore the surrounding area where patrons are encouraged to walk the nearby beaches, parks, and nature trails. 1200 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, 305-361-0080

Houston’s Pompano Beach


Featuring a spacious outdoor patio, Houston’s Pompano Beach is the perfect spot to take in soothing views of the water while noshing on delicious eats. We suggest starting with the house-smoked salmon before moving on to mains such as ahi tuna with shiitake ponzu or the double-cut pork chop with Pommery mustard sauce and braised red cabbage. 2821 E Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, 954-783-9499


After a day of perusing art at the PAMM, head to the museum’s on-site eatery, Verde, for a casual dining experience and sweeping views of Biscayne Bay. Featuring dishes prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients, the locally-inspired menu includes a variety of options such as a strawberry and watercress salad, orecchiette pasta, and shrimp tacos al pastor to satisfy everyone’s palate. Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., 305-375-8282



Offering diners a sleek, modern atmosphere for their midday meal, this rooftop oasis located in the heart of Miami delivers incredible views of the cityscape you won’t want to miss. Including bottomless mimosas, bellinis, or prosecco, their prix-fix brunch menu contains refreshing dishes such as avocado tomato and Hawaiian heart of palm salad, swordfish a la plancha, and pistachio finacier. 1111 Lincoln Rd., 305-763-8272

Watr at The 1 Rooftop

Situated atop 1 Hotel South Beach, this adults-only eatery will instantly transport you to an exotic paradise with their tropical décor, island-inspired menu, and ocean views. Inspiring patrons to breath deep, eat light, and drink healthy, dining options include a variety of poke, sushi, and essentials such as edamame, assorted dim sum, and vegetable spring rolls. To cool off with something sweet, we suggest indulging in their mochi ice cream or Hawaiian shaved ice. 2341 Collins Ave., 305-604-6580



Designed by Tokyo-based Noriyoshi Muramatsu, this Biscayne Boulevard eatery features many spaces including a main dining area, sushi counter and robata grill, and a sake bar and lounge. However, one of our favorite dining spots at ZUMA is their outdoor terrace overlooking the Miami River. Try their set lunch menu, which includes options such as salmon teriyaki, grilled vegetable don buri, and black cod marinated in saikyo miso. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, 305-577-0277

Rusty Pelican

Enjoy spanning views of the Miami skyline at this waterfront locale offering fresh seafood, handcrafted cocktails, and a glamorous ambiance. Perfect for seafood-lovers, their extensive menu offers everything from daily oyster selections and lobster po’boy to sunflower seed crusted halibut and grilled swordfish. 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Kew Biscayne, 305-361-3818

La Mar


Perfect for a lunchtime date, this modern restaurant overlooks Biscayne Bay and boasts incredible views of the Miami skyline. Providing a taste of Peru in the city’s eclectic food scene, La Mar’s menu includes authentic dishes ideal for sharing such as churrasco a lo pobre, branzino chifa, and lomo saltado. To wash it all down, sip on their choice of Peruvian classic cocktails including a pisco sour or chilcano de pisco. Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Dr., 305-913-8358

Il Gabbiano

For classic Italian cuisine paired with waterfront views, dine at Il Gabbiano’s breathtaking outdoor terrace. For starters, order their buffalo mozzarella or clams casino before moving on to entrées like risotto with seafood, veal zealara, or one of their coveted pastas such as fettuccine alla Bolognese. 335 S Biscayne Blvd., 305-373-0063