Miami Spice is BACK! It’s that one time of the year where for two whole months diners can enjoy 3 course meals priced at $23 for lunch and $39 for dinner. Almost 300 restaurants participate each year and there are over 40 restaurants just in the Brickell and Downtown area that are joining in on the fun this year. It’s a great chance to check out spots you might not normally head to and the deal is one that shouldn’t be missed.
Here are five spots where the lunch menus will make you take a second glance, so grab a friend and get going. Protip: Click the restaurant name for a peek at the entire menu!
At Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne the Miami Spice menu will be changing every two weeks, giving diners plenty of reasons to keep coming back. Inspired by the uniquely French appreciation for local produce and seasonality, Chef Clark Bowen and pastry chef Saeko Namoto will be teaming up to present traditional French cuisine with flavors of the American market.
Not to miss dish: Corn Ravioli with asparagus, wild mushrooms, corn nage
Chef Benjamin Goldman invites diners to enjoy Miami Spice at Komodo’s three-story indoor/outdoor eatery and lounge for lunch and dinner this year. With no detail overlooked, visitors can expect Southeast Asian-inspired new menu items such as Shishito Peppers, Salmon Truffle Honey, Wild Mushroom Lo Mein and Wagyu Skirt Steak Salad.
Not to miss dish: Miso Salmon Bowl with purple and white kale, red quinoa, tomato, cambodian caesar
Pulling from all areas of the menu to ensure an experience that includes both fish and steak, PM Fish & Steak House’s Miami Spice menu offers guests favorite dishes including Tuna Carpaccio, Branzino Fillet and the bone-in Short Ribs aimed to please all diners. Enjoy your meal in the upscale dining room, or on the outdoor terrace for a more relaxed setting.
Not to miss dish: Milanese with either beef tenderloin or chicken breast, butterflied and lightly flattened out, dipped in beaten eggs, then into a breadcrumb mixture and fried in canola oil.
James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz brings honest Italian food featuring fresh ingredients from the hearth and the simplicity of handmade artisanal breads and pasta to Fi’lia at SLS Brickell. A meal begins with a crusty loaf, presented with olive oil and oregano snipped at the table. Rustic pizzas from the wood oven highlight beautiful produce in season in special combinations. Caesar salad is tossed tableside in a shower of shaved parmigiano from a roaming cart, with the smell of toasted garlic croutons reminding guests how satisfying and memorable the classics can be.
Not to miss dish: Fresh Bing Cherry Gelato with chocolate biscotti crust, toasted pistachio
Chef Diego Munoz brings his talents to the heart of downtown Brickell with his first United States venture. Munoz is most recognized for helming the kitchen at Astrid y Gastón in Peru, the 14th-best ranking restaurant in the world according to San Pellegrino “World’s Top 50 Best Restaurants.” 1111 Peruvian Bistro is a collaboration between Munoz and restaurateur Martin Monteverde. Here, Munoz finds the culinary cross section between refined kitchen and approachable cuisine. Menu items consist of traditional Peruvian creations including crudos, tiraditos, ceviches, causas and anticuchos along with comforting entrees like the aji de gallina tortellini with cherry tomatoes, sage, botija olives and pecans.