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    Miami Spice 2018: The Full List Of Participating Restaurants Announced

    For Miami Spice 2018, Brad Kilgore’s Alter in Wynwood will be doing dinner service for the first time. Their Soba ‘carbonara,’ uni-bacon dashi, charred onion will be part of the menuRUBEN CABRERA FOR ALTER

    The months of August and September in Miami are important for anyone who truly loves food. Miami Spice, a two-month-long restaurant promotion, is the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (GMCVB) response to what’s regarded as the city’s “low season.” From August 1 through September 30, 2018, upscale and fine-dining restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe Miami Spice menus at reduced prices (per person) of $23 lunch / brunch, and $39 for dinner. These prices include an appetizer, entrée and dessert. (Tax, tip, libations and service charges are additional.)

    This is Miami Spice’s 17th year and there are currently a total of 227 participating restaurants (multiple branches listed) with 38 new additions which include Amara at Paraiso, Azabu Miami Beach, Babylon Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar, Chotto Matte, Habitat Miami Beach, Novikov Miami, Obra Kitchen Table, Planta, Pubbelly Sushi, and The Alley at The Betsy Hotel.

    “We are very excited to participate for the first time,” says three-month-old Obra Kitchen Table chef-owner Carlos Garcia, whose Alto in Caracas, Venezuela had been a mainstay on the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list. “It is a movement that unites Miami restaurants to provide local customers and tourists the opportunity to experience new gastronomic offerings.”

    Three-month-old Obra Kitchen Table by Venezuelan chef Carlos Garcia is a first time participant. They will be serving their Bucatini Octopus CarbonaraOBRA KITCHEN TABLE

    The Betsy Hotel’s pizzeria The Alley is also a first-time participant. “Miami Spice is part of the local tradition and one of the essential platforms to showcase what we are doing for the local guests during the summer,” shares executive chef Danny Ganem. “It also gives us the opportunity to get our hands on some really cool ingredients like stone fruit, Mangrove snapper, and use different techniques.”

    The Alley, The Betsy Hotel’s pizzeria, which opened late 2017, will be serving its Capicola: artichoke pizza with stracchino cheeseTHE ALLEY

    Pubbelly Sushi, which has notable presence in Miami, now with four locations, is joining for the first time this year. “Now [that] we have restaurants in Dadeland and Aventura, we want to reach out to more locals,” says Jose Mendin, chef-owner and five-time semifinalist for the James Beard Awards.

    Alter, led by 2018 James Beard finalist Brad Kilgore (the first Miami-based chef to make the cut since 2013), which is also listed on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Discovery Series, is participating for dinner service for the first time this year (previously, they had done only lunch service.) “We decided to do something a bit different this summer. We have been offering our tasting menus of five and seven courses, as well as an ala carte menu where we have both our seasonal creations, and a retrospective look back at the last three years highlighting our ‘greatest hits.’ We thought those greatest hits would be perfect for Miami Spice.”

    Many of Miami’s celebrated restaurants have become yearly participants, and this year they look forward to offering something new.

    The Bazaar by Jose Andres at SLS South Beach is now helmed by chef de cuisine Karla Hoyos (since February 2018) who has injected a fresh spin to the menu. “It allows us to reach out to our local guests and give them the opportunity to experience the full Bazaar experience both with food and service as chef Jose Andres intended,” she shares.

    The Bazaar by Jose Andres’ (South Beach) take on the local Cubano, an air bread filled with Swiss cheese espuma, Iberico and mustardTHE BAZAAR BY JOSE ANDRES SOUTH BEACH

    Toscana Divino’s Andrea Marchesin is looking forward to presenting a mix of “classic and innovative dishes.” La Mar by Gaston Acurio at the Mandarin Oriental, led by executive chef Diego Oka, will serve their Miami favorites as well as some new dishes from their Peru outpost. “This may be happening in the lowest season of Miami, but that doesn’t mean it is slow in the restaurants,” says Oka.

    Toscana Divino’s Carbonara di Mare: spaghetti alla chitarra, sea urchin, fish roes, bottarga, caviarTOSCANA DIVINO

    At La Mar by Gaston Acurio, executive chef Diego Oka will be serving this Chifero: Peruvian-Chinese steamed fish fillet with all the vegetables, shitake mushroom, katsubushi and white chaufa riceLA MAR BY GASTON ACURIO

    Santiago Gomez, whose Cantina La 20 is participating for the third year, adds, “Miami Spice brings new clients who are waiting for this opportunity to visit and enjoy many restaurants in Miami with different concepts, and these clients can become loyal customers after experiencing the restaurant during Miami Spice.”

    Short rib, cauliflower puree and roasted maitake at Cantina La 20CANTINA ALA 20

    This year, Miami Spice will be collaborating with Slow Food Miami, a nonprofit organization that recognizes local businesses that maintain good, clean and fair standards. They will award the Snail of Approval to producers, co-producers and artisans, in recognition of their contribution to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the food and beverages consumed.

    Here’s the full list of 2018 Miami Spice participating restaurants. New participants are marked with asterisks (*):

    1111 Peruvian Bistro

    26 Sushi & Tapas

    5300 Chop House

    94th Aero Squadron Restaurant

    Add!kt at the W Miami*

    Alley, The*


    Amara at Paraiso*

    Anacapri Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar – Miami Lakes

    Anacapri Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar – Pinecrest

    Area 31

    Ariete Restaurant

    Artisan Beach House

    Atlantikos – The St. Regis Bal Harbour

    Atrio Restaurant & Wine Room

    Azabu Miami Beach*

    Babylon Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar*

    Bagatelle Miami

    Bahia at Four Seasons Hotel Miami


    Bar Collins


    Bazaar by José Andrés, The

    Bazaar Mar by José Andrés

    Bellmónt Spanish Restaurant

    Biella Ristorante*

    Bird & Bone

    BLT Prime

    Blue Collar

    Blue Matisse

    Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill

    Boulud Sud

    Bourbon Steak Miami

    Brasserie Brickell Key

    Brasserie Central


    Brisa New American Bistro

    Bulla Gastrobar Coral Gables

    Bulla Gastrobar Doral

    Byblos Miami

    Café Catula Fine Restaurant and Art Gallery

    Cafe Prima Pasta

    Cafe Roval

    Caffe Vialetto


    Cantina Beach

    Cantina La 20

    Capital Grille, The

    Casa Faena Restaurant

    Cecconi’s Miami Beach at Soho Beach House

    Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar

    Chef Rolf’s Tuna’s Seafood Restaurant

    Chotto Matte*

    Christy’s Restaurant

    Cibo Wine Bar Coral Gables

    Cibo Wine Bar South Beach

    Cipriani Restaurant

    Coco Bambu Restaurant

    Corsair kitchen & bar

    Crudos Fusion Art


    Devon Seafood + Steak

    Diez y Seis*

    Dolce Italian Restaurant

    Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market

    Drunken Dragon

    Dutch Miami, The

    Earls Kitchen + Bar*

    Edge Steak & Bar

    El Cielo Restaurant

    Essensia Restaurant and Lounge

    Estefan Kitchen

    Estiatorio Milos

    Fifi’s On The Beach Seafood Restaurant

    Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz

    Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Coral Gables

    Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse


    Fooq’s Miami

    Forge Restaurant, The

    Forte dei Marmi

    Gianni’s At The Villa

    Gili’s Beach Club


    Graziano’s Bird Rd

    Graziano’s Brickell

    Graziano’s Coral Gables

    Grill on the Alley, The*

    Habitat Miami Beach*

    Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    Il Mulino NY – South Beach

    Il Mulino NY – Sunny Isles Beach

    Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen

    Jaya, at The Setai

    Juvia Miami

    Katsuya Brickell*

    Katsuya South Beach

    Kitchen 305



    La Centrale Miami – Carne*

    La Centrale Miami – Pesce*

    La Centrale Miami – Stagionale*

    La Fontana Ristorante

    La Mar by Gastón Acurio

    La Moderna

    La Palma Ristorante and Bar

    La Riviera

    La Rue Bistronomie*

    La Terraza Café & Bar

    Larios on the Beach

    Le Zoo

    Le Bouchon Du Grove

    Leynia at Delano


    Lima at Atton Brickell Miami

    Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach

    Local House, The*

    Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann at Faena Miami Beach

    LT Steak & Seafood

    Lure Fishbar

    Malibu Farm Miami Beach*

    M House Miami*


    Mariposa Restaurant at Neiman Marcus

    Matador Room

    MayFair Kitchen

    Meat Market Miami Beach

    Mira Five Stars

    MesaMar Seafood Table

    Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink


    Miranda Cuisine & Bar

    Mondrian Caffè

    Morton’s The Steakhouse – Brickell

    Morton’s The Steakhouse – Coral Gables

    Market at Edition

    Morton’s The Steakhouse – North Miami

    Mr. Chow Miami


    Nautilus Cabana Club

    Neomi’s Grill

    New Campo Argentino Steakhouse

    Nikki Beach

    Novecento Aventura

    Novecento Brickell

    Novecento Key Biscayne

    Novikov Miami*

    Obra Kitchen Table*

    Old Lisbon Sunset Drive

    Oliver’s Bistro

    Ortanique on the Mile


    Palme d’Or

    Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge

    Pao by Paul Qui at Faena Miami Beach

    Paon Eatery

    Pascal’s On Ponce

    Peacock Garden Bistro

    Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe

    Phuc Yea

    Pied à Terre at the Cadet Hotel

    Pisco y Nazca Doral

    Pisco y Nazca Kendall

    Plant Miami


    PM Fish & Steak House

    Prime Fish

    Prime Italian

    Pubbelly Sushi Aventura*

    Pubbelly Sushi Brickell City Centre*

    Pubbelly Sushi Dadeland*

    Pubbelly Sushi Miami Beach*

    Quality Meats

    Quattro Gastronomia Italiana

    R House

    RED, the Steakhouse

    Rooftop at E11even

    Root & Bone*

    Rusty Pelican

    Ruth’s Chris Steak House

    Santorini By Georgios

    Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante

    Sawa Restaurant & Lounge

    Scarpetta by Scott Conant at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    Seasons 52


    Seven Dials, The

    Shula’s 347 Grill

    Shula’s Steak 2

    Shula’s Steak House, The Original


    Smith & Wollensky

    Social Club

    Soul Tavern

    Soyka Restaurant

    Spiga Restaurant

    Stiltsville Fish Bar*

    STK Miami Beach

    Strada in the Grove

    Strand Bar & Grill, The*

    StripSteak by Michael Mina

    Sugarcane Raw Bar GRill

    SushiClub Coral Gables*

    Sushi Garage

    Sushi Samba Miami Beach

    Swine Southern Table & Bar

    Talavera Cocina Mexicana

    National Hotel Tamara’s Bistro, The

    Tanuki Miami

    Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar – Aventura*

    Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar – Coral Gables*

    Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar – Midtown*

    Texas de Brazil Miami Beach


    Toro Toro

    Toscana Divino

    Traymore Restaurant & Gin Bar

    Tuck Room, The

    Tuyo @ Miami Culinary Institute

    Two Chefs Restaurant

    Umi Sushi & Sake Bar


    Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge

    Watr at the 1 Hotel South Beach

    Wolfgang’s Steakhouse – by Wolfgang Zwiener

    Yard House*

    Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

    Zest by Ortanique

    Zucca Restaurant

    Zuma Miami

    More restaurants will be signing up through August. For more information on Miami Spice, the menus and special events, please visit



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