Miami, Florida is known as one of the most glamorous cities in the world. The credit goes to various international film festivals and annual events that bring in celebrities from around the world to this spectacular destination. The city is also featured in numerous films and television shows, making it a frequent shooting location for A-listers.
With paparazzi following them every step of the way, it is not easy being a celebrity in today’s time. But that definitely does not stop them from heading to their favorite restaurant to indulge in some delicious treats while in Miami. If you happen to be in town, stop by one of these locations and you never know who you’ll see!
10 Prime 112
Prime 112 is a pioneer of the modern steakhouse in the USA is operated by the famous Myles Restaurant Group. It is located in the Miami beach’s historic Browns Hotel and is a celebrity hotspot. The restaurant offers classic dishes with a surprise twist and a luxurious ambiance.
The menu is filled with a wide variety of dishes ranging from the basic soups to chef’s special lobster pancake. The royal décor is a big step away from the usual wood and leather steak house furnishings and the music also adds to the popularity of this restaurant. It is recommended to book a table here in advance. Celebrities like Justin Bieber and Lil’ Kim are often spotted having a meal in this restaurant.
The Italian restaurant Scarpetta is located in the glamorous Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel. It is led by the James Beard Award winner Scott Conant. The authentic Italian cuisine with the chef’s innovation is the highlight of this phenomenal place. The unmatched views of the Atlantic Ocean from the restaurant make the dining experience a luxurious affair. They even offer a sampling of the dishes, so you can decide which item from the vast menu you want to delve into. The best part about the restaurant is that it caters to the needs of its vegan clients. Leonardo Di Caprio is one of the stars who is frequently seen here enjoying the award-winning chef’s offerings.
The Juvia Restaurant on Lincoln Road, Miami is recognized as one of the best rooftop restaurants in the world by The Telegraph luxury. The restaurant offers delicious French, Japanese and Peruvian delicacies prepared with the finest ingredients. The splendid choice of cocktails also attracts a plethora of visitors to this restaurant that is accessible through the private elevator on Lenox Avenue. The impressive design of Juvia has also won accolades from customers. It is preferred by celebrities to host a party or for group dining because of its one-of-a-kind outdoor ambiance. Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef were spotted in this restaurant before their wedding.
7 Seaspice Brasserie And Lounge
Seaspice plays host to numerous celebrities almost every other day. The riverside brasserie offers magnificent views of the Miami River and the downtown skyline in addition to its appetizing dishes. The Seaspice’s Crudo menu is its specialty and the wood-fired casserole is its most preferred dish. The most impressive part of this trendy restaurant is that it is nestled in a post-industrial warehouse. The lavishly decorated dining rooms also fascinate the guests. Live stage performances add to the delightful vibe of this waterfront restaurant. Michelle Obama, David Beckham, Beyoncé are some of the famous guests who have visited this astonishing eatery.
One of the restaurants with the highest chance of spotting a celebrity in Miami is the Komodo. The multicuisine three-story restaurant can accommodate 300 guests at once. It is located on Brickell Avenue in Miami that is famous for its glittering nightlife. The restaurant has a total of three bars and offers a nightly happy hour.
The Komodo is touted for its Southeast Asian Cuisine with a South Florida twist. The innovative décor and the unique “birds nest” seating is the highlight of this restaurant. The owner David Grutman ensures that the weekend program in the lounge on the third floor is performed and attended by top list celebrities including the Kardashians.
Zuma is located in the luxury boutique Hotel Kimpton EPIC in downtown Miami. The Japanese restaurant is led by the renowned chef Rainer Becker. The restaurant is inspired by the Japanese informal Izakaya dining style in which dishes are designed to be shared at the table. You can choose to either dine in a private dining room, the main dining area or the waterfront terrace. The restaurant that was opened in 2010 has increasingly become popular among celebrities and locals alike due to the flavorsome treats. Kevin Spacey, Will Smith, and Lennox Lewis are some of the famous diners of this restaurant.
4 Cecconi’s Miami
Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House in Miami Beach will not leave you disappointed if you are planning to catch a glimpse of a celebrity. It is a modern yet classic Italian restaurant. It is open seven days a week and offers a special weekend feast every Saturday and Sunday. The specially designed Miami Spice Lunch including a chef’s selection dessert is quite a popular choice in the restaurant. The chef makes sure that the food is prepared according to international standards and it is reflected in the superior quality of the dishes offered. Top celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Ivanka Trump have been spotted more than once at this restaurant.
3 The Forge
This historic steakhouse was originally built as a forge and was converted in 1920 by Dino Philips and the target customer base since then has been the “elite.” A complete makeover of the restaurant in 1969 bu current owner Alvin Malnik has now turned it into a royal dining space with majestic chairs, exquisite paintings, and crystal chandeliers. It is located in South Florida and has a diverse menu of alluring dishes. The wine bar also offers a vast menu to choose from. The restaurant was awarded the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor in 2015 and it is well deserved. It has proudly hosted celebrities like Madonna and Sylvester Stallone.
Another phenomenal contribution of David Grutman to the booming Miami hospitality sector is the Swan Bar Bevy. The unique concept of sourcing the ingredients locally is one of the remarkable features of this eatery. The chic vibe inside and the view of the skyline from the outdoor seating attracts guests including celebrities to this happening restaurant. The internationally renowned Jean Imbert is the French Chef at the Swan who ensures that the dishes are luscious. The recently opened restaurant is already a favorite hangout zone for celebrities. Lenny Kravitz, Olivia Culpo and of course the owner Pharrell Williams are frequently seen partying here.
1 Sugar Factory American Brasserie
The brasserie in the voguish Hotel Victor on Ocean Drive is immensely popular among celebs. The Sugar Factory is a major attraction in Miami with its stylish décor in the dining room and the 100-seat patio overlooking South Beach. Although the prices are hefty, it is nothing short of a paradise for the ones with a sweet tooth. It has a wide range of cocktails to offer, in addition to milkshakes, candies and ice cream. The popularity of the place is boasted on its official website as they upload the picture of celebrities visiting them. Olivia Culpo is the latest guest.