14 Hottest Steakhouses in South Florida
The classic steakhouse never gets old, and as with everything in Miami, we have our own glitzy take on the genre. Here are the buzziest steakhouses to try in Miami.
This NYC transplant within the Bancroft hotel in South Beach features art deco design and an old check-in counter repurposed as a butcher’s counter serving house-smoked meats. Colossal stone crabs and suckling pig are both big sellers, but nothing beats the simply prepared beef served with housemade steak sauce prepared tableside.
1501 Collins Ave.; 305-340-3333
This offshoot of the BLT Steak chain finally found a new home after a six-month hiatus this fall. Now at the recently renovated Iberostar Berkeley hotel in South Beach, the posh space features an all white dining room with leather accents. The menu of prime cuts and modern chophouse favorites includes dishes like dry-aged New York strip and a Kansas City bone-in strip, along with steak tartare tacos and Gruyère popovers.
1610 Collins Ave.; 786-605-0819
Helmed by South American chef and grill-master Francis Mallmann, this updated Argentinean parrilla concept at the swanky Faena Miami Beach Hotel serves meats, seafood and classic regional dishes, all cooked on an open fire.
3201 Collins Ave.; 786-655-5610
Generating a slightly older, powerhouse crowd, this swanky Downtown chophouse from a Peter Luger vet offers petite filet mignon and Cajun rib-eye steak in a traditional setting with floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the bay.
315 S. Biscayne Blvd.; 305-487-7130
Chef-restaurateur Michael Mina’s two-story chophouse (an offshoot of the Las Vegas flagship) at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach shines with its sleek design and glass-enclosed open kitchen with wood-burning grill. The menu consists of solid slabs of meat from the hotel’s own butcher shop alongside raw-bar offerings, signature duck-fat truffle fries and a modern take on classic Key lime pie.
4441 Collins Ave.; 877-326-7412
Located inside the 1 Hotel & Homes, this swanky steakhouse displays a sexy all-dark interior with warm lighting. While its popular slabs of beef and hearty sides are key players, the smaller dishes are worthy too, including the mini burgers made with Wagyu beef, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and foie gras French toast.
2311 Collins Ave.; 305-604-6988
Inside Aventura’s Turnberry Isle Hotel, the deluxe Michael Mina steakhouse pulls out all the stops with top-notch service and a premium menu of steaks, mouthwatering burgers and duck-fat fries. The digs are warm and comfortable with a wine wall and sleek bar.
19999 W. Country Club Dr.; 786-279-6600
While the ritzy, recently revamped interior is appealing, it’s the waterside patio with outdoor bar that draws big crowds. The South Beach icon from NYC serves classic steakhouse grub like dry-aged beef and stuffed Maine lobster that won’t disappoint.
1 Washington Ave.; 305-673-2800
This modern chophouse on Lincoln Road stands out for its sleek design, sexy crowd and decadent cuts of meat. The menu spotlights a tantalizing grilled meat sampler with Wagyu beef and New York steak, along with raw offerings and signature sides like lobster mac ‘n’ cheese.
915 Lincoln Rd.; 305-532-0088
The smoky smell of Argentinean asado is the first thing you’ll notice at this casual chophouse in Coral Gables. The second is the impressive view of the giant, glass-enclosed fire pit covered with racks of beef, whole pig and lamb. The setting is family-friendly, the South American wine list is vast and the menu turns out Argentinean classics like baked empanadas, provoleta (grilled provolone cheese) and crêpes stuffed with dulce de leche.
394 Giralda Ave.; 305-774-3599
This über-sexy South Beach staple in the Brown Hotel is noted for its lively bar and upscale dining room filled with A-listers. Besides people-watching, the stylish chophouse also has its menu down to an art with prime cuts of meat, classic comfort sides and a deep wine list.
112 Ocean Dr.; 305-532-8112
While the Angus beef and impressive wine collection keep most elegant eaters happy, the ambiance at the South Beach favorite is equally alluring, with its rich red undertones and brick-accent walls.
119 Washington Ave.; 305-534-3688
Located in the EAST Miami hotel, the first outpost of Uruguay’s award-winning Parador La Huella features a meat-heavy menu of wood-fired fare. The interiors are lofty and gaucho-chic, and there’s a terrace overlooking the Brickell skyline.
788 Brickell Place; 786-805-4646
This elevated Argentinean chain serves everything from classic grilled skirt steak and fries, to scallops with black risotto. Diners shouldn’t miss the signature fried empanadas and the sharing meat platters.