Winter in Miami is synonymous with perfect weather, meaning there is no option but to relish in the sunny days and cool nights. Leave your coats in the closet and join us at one of Miami Design District’s most sought out outdoor dining destinations for a breezy, chic experience. Continue reading to learn more about some of the many options for dining al fresco this winter season.
With a Michelin-starred Chef and an atmosphere to match, Le Jardinier is a must-try for locals and tourists alike. The outdoor patio features lush surroundings with decor comprised of green and blue accents that take you out of the city and into the tropics. The French restaurant focuses on creating a menu driven by vegetables, utilizing only the best local and seasonal ingredients, such as fruits, vegetables, and herbs, with sustainable seafood, poultry, and meat additionally mixed in to create a perfectly balanced and healthy menu.
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink is an award-winning American restaurant whose service is just as impeccable as the food. Michael’s has been a fan favorite for just shy of 15 years since it was first established, and recently reopened after four months of renovations, featuring a kitchen double the size and dining space that is more open, bright, and breezy. From fan favorites like the stracciatella and poulet rouge to new additions like the Raw Bar or the afternoon a la carte menu, there’s a dish for every patron. Try stopping by for the weeknight happy hour as well, from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm for a half-priced cocktail or snack at the bar. With the indoor seating and outdoor terrace seamlessly connected, it is the perfect place to dine distanced and take advantage of the beautiful Miami weather by opting for outdoor options. With a retractable roof put in place, Michael’s can accommodate open-air dining any day, rain or shine.
Mandolin Aegean Bistro
Walkthrough the big blue gates and onto the expansive outdoor patio and you are instantly transported from Mandolin Aegean Bistro to a small coastal town where Greek Islands meet the Turkish coast. Combining locally sourced ingredients with Aegean techniques and Mediterranean hospitality, Mandolin is as authentic as it is aesthetic. The garden terrace is a well-known Design District hot spot and the ideal place to unwind with a glass of crisp white wine paired with the fish of the day, making for a dreamy afternoon of fresh air and fresh food.
If you find yourself craving some ceviche or sushi, look no further. Itamae is a critically acclaimed, family-owned Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant that utilizes local ingredients while remaining rooted in their unique Nikkei-inspired flavors and traditions. Conveniently located right in Palm court, in the midst of all the incredible shopping Miami Design District has to offer, it has never been easier to grab a seat outside, enjoy the weather and recharge with a light meal before heading back to the shops.
Swan & Bar Bevy
A trendy European-style restaurant brought to you by David Grutman and Pharrell Williams, Swan is a see-or-be-seen spot located in the Design District that offers a relaxed atmosphere until dark. The restaurant offers a wide-ranging selection of shareable seasonal offerings in a stylish, pastel-hued setting. Both picture-worthy and thoughtfully spaced, Swan is the perfect spot for a chic night out filled with fantastic food, dessert, and drinks.
After opening as a temporary pop-up in 2019, Dior Cafe was so successful that it is now here to stay. The rooftop garden terrace sits atop the Dior boutique and features lush greenery at every corner, accompanied by 3D animal sculptures in the beautiful white and pink Toile de Jouy print. Whether you’re looking for a quick caffeine fix or a sit-down meal, the Dior Cafe does it all with style. Enjoy the open air while sipping on a glass of bubbly or the beloved cappuccino, which features the brand’s logo and name in cocoa powder. With fans put in place to beat the heat and large umbrellas to block the sun, guests can relax on the rooftop no matter the weather.
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