Novikov: A Downtown Miami Delight

When it comes to restaurants, Downtown Miami’s reputation isn’t exactly pristine. The place is practically a ghost town after work; many restaurants are only open for lunch because dinner crowds can be few and far between. It takes a high-quality restaurant to survive an evening in Downtown Miami.

Based on our recent dining experience, Novikov is here to stay.

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Area 31 Gets a New Chef and Menu

High above Downtown Miami, Area 31 at Kimpton EPIC Hotel is serving up sustainable seafood and other tasty fare day in and day out. The restaurant recently welcomed a new chef — Alex Olivier — who’s brought flavors and techniques from his world travels to the 305. The result: all-around excellent food that pairs beautifully with the restaurant’s skyline view.

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Boulud Sud: A Celebration of Mediterranean Flavors

Late last year, db Bistro Moderne called it quits. The French restaurant from Chef Daniel Boulud was a staple of the Downtown Miami food scene for years, and its loss saddened regulars who loved the upscale cuisine and generous happy hour.

Instead of saying bye to Miami after the closure, Chef Boulud brought his beloved Mediterranean concept to the former db space. It’s a decision that has made Miami’s culinary lineup all the better.

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Wolfgang’s Steakhouse: A Downtown Miami Staple

Miami has no shortage of steakhouses, especially in the Downtown Miami and Brickell neighborhoods. Since they’re practically on every corner, it’s easy for all these restaurants to blend together.

But then there’s Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, a Biscayne Boulevard staple that’s been the site of many a power lunch, happy hour and special occasion. It has stuck around for years and for good reason: When it comes to the traditional steakhouse experience, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse delivers in spades.

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LaMuse Cafe: A Lovely Downtown Eatery With Charm

Dining out is an experience … or at least it should be. A restaurant can have great food, but a boring vibe or atmosphere can keep it from reaching its full potential. Eateries that are able to do both — cook up delicious fare and provide a memorable experience — are the ones that stick out in Miami’s ever-growing food scene. LaMuse Cafe is no exception.

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