Restaurants | ExperienceSOFI

Featured Hot Spots For The South of Fifth Culinary Tour

Amare Ristorante

Amare, which means ‘to love’ in Italian, is a true family-owned restaurant. We ensure every ingredient in our kitchen is of the most superior quality possible, and use a clean, simple preparation to let the purity of flavors shine. All of our dishes are cooked to order from scratch. Every meal is handcrafted with unhurried care. It’s the sort of pride and passion we find to be all too rare these days. But, it’s the same authenticity and homemade style that has kept our guests returning for 30 years, ever since we opened the doors of our first restaurant. We are honored to host you at Amare today, and welcome you to our family home.

Amare Ristorante
Azabu

The Michelin-starred concept, Azabu Miami Beach, houses various experiences under one roof; tied together with the spirit of Omatenashi, the essence of Japanese hospitality. The first concept is a full service dining room with a stunning open kitchen. Beyond lies The Den, an exclusive hidden sushi counter helmed by Tokyo-trained chefs. A classic cocktail bar showcasing sakes and over 40 imported whiskies, Bar Azabu invites guests to sip and savor. Located inside The Stanton in the coveted South of Fifth neighborhood, Azabu Miami Beach elevates the local culinary scene with authentic Japanese cuisine and experiences.

Azabu
Casablanca Cigar Lounge

Curated by world traveled tobacconist, Casablanca houses two walk-in boutique humidors showcasing a fine collection of cigars from the regions where the best tobacco leaves are grown, aged and rolled such as Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Brazil, Mexico and more.  

Casablanca Cigar Lounge
FIU | Jewish Museum of Florida

Located in the trendy SoFi neighborhood of South Beach at 301 Washington Avenue, the Jewish Museum of Florida is housed in two restored historic buildings. They present a vibrant schedule of thought-provoking history and art exhibits that change periodically, paired with a dynamic array of programs including: lectures, concerts, workshops, family activities, walking tours and presentations. Guests of ExperienceSOFI can enjoy light bites and wine at the museum during the event!

FIU | Jewish Museum of Florida
Forte dei Marmi

Forte dei Marmi freshly procures and skillfully prepares the highest quality local organic produce, farm-raised prime meats, and wild-caught seafood and fish. With his worldwide experience, Andrea Reitano and his Chef Fabrizio Piga, along with the son Alessandro, brings together the sophisticated simplicity of Italian fine dining with slow food culture. Forte dei Marmi’s 1938 Mediterranean-revival building has been meticulously renovated by local architect Chad Oppenheim. The restaurant’s contemporary aesthetic conjures up the allure of Italian beach culture, with particular inspiration drawn from the seaside resort Forte dei Marmi in northern Tuscany’s Lucca province.

Forte dei Marmi
Fratelli la Bufala

The first (and best) Neapolitan Pizzeria in Miami is back for another year on the ExperienceSOFI tour! Serving up authentic, flavorful pizza and more since 2005, this delicious hot spot is always bustling! Find their restaurant right on 5th Street in the heart of Miami Beach. Come prepared to hop on the Italian flavor train…their menus offer all the favorites and specialty recipes galore!

Fratelli la Bufala
Häagen-Dazs

Crafting the perfect flavors and creamiest textures for the South of Fifth Community.

Häagen-Dazs
Joe’s Stone Crab

No South of Fifth Tour would be complete without a trip to the iconic Joe's Stone Crab! Immerse yourself in history and culinary excellence when you enjoy Joe's at #ExperienceSOFI. Our guests will enjoy their famous patio with some grilling and chilling, music and much more on July 18th. And remember, Joe's is only open to the public from October - May - so this is a true VIP experience!

Joe’s Stone Crab
Lilikoi Organic Living

Located near South Pointe Park, patrons enjoy juices, smoothies, sandwiches, salads and mains. With a focus on clean eating, there are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options and hormone-free meats.

The restaurant is co-owned by Argentines Mariano and Silvana Torterola; son Manuel and daughter-in-law Tina, who run the restaurant.

Lilikoi Organic Living
Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack’s quaint and comfortable dining room is always a great place to enjoy fresh catches. Dine outside on the delightful patio where you can watch the world stroll by. They’re promise is to serve delicious, affordable food that will make you want to come back again and again.

Join Chris, Jori, Bryce, Paul and the rest of the family at The Lobster Shack for an enjoyable time out with your family and friends.

Lobster Shack
Nikki Beach

Located at the prestigious address of 1 Ocean Drive, Nikki Beach Miami Beach has established itself as a quintessential South Beach landmark and luxury beach club since its inception in 1998. The brand’s flagship location is comprised of a large oceanfront complex that features a beach club, award-winning restaurant, cabana bar, garden area café and second floor nightclub. Open daily, jetsetters, celebrities and Miami locals flock to Nikki Beach to soak up the sun on luxurious day beds while enjoying lunch and creative cocktails.

Nikki Beach
Planta

Planta South Beach opened its first U.S. location in Miami Beach’s trendy South of Fifth neighborhood in a partnership with David Grutman and Chase Hospitality Group. The popular eatery offers locally sourced, high-quality and 100% plant-based fare in an expansive, bright and environmentally-conscious location.

Acclaimed Executive Chef David Lee helms the kitchen in the elevated yet relaxed atmosphere. The 200-seat restaurant boasts a unique plant-based sushi bar, rooftop garden for growing fresh vegetables, specialty cocktails with fresh-pressed juices and much more. Planta serves dinner seven days a week with lunch on weekdays and weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Planta
Portofino Wine Bank

Portofino Wine Bank specializes in fine wines from around the world with stock of more than 1,000 labels and over 100 labels of champagne. If it you want spirits, Portofino Wine Bank stocks all categories focusing on premium brands and new products coming to market!

Portofino Wine Bank
Red South Beach

Chef/Partner Peter Vauthy doesn’t settle. The L’Academie de Cuisine (Gaithersburg, MD) recognized that when he graduated with distinction. The guests at Red South Beach recognize it from their first bite. Peter’s philosophy is simple. “We order and work with the best. If we don’t have what the world says is the best, we search for it until we track it down. We don’t deal with second-rate ingredients here.” No wonder Red keeps racking up awards. As for those who believe that “a steak is just a steak?” Let’s just say that Peter has proven otherwise.

Red South Beach
Roses & Dreams

We are a French boutique for women, babies, and kids. Roses & Dreams will offer an exclusive for Experience SOFI. All ticket holders will receive 15% off regularly priced items and an extra 10% off on our sale selection. We will also have exclusive hand painted plates from our local artists.

Roses & Dreams
Seawell Fish n’ Oyster / Minnow Bar

Seawell Fish n’ Oyster and Minnow Bar will soon open as two destinations at Kimpton Angler’s Hotel Miami Beach. ExperienceSOFI guests will get a first taste of this exciting concept during the event! Their “surf” will be popping up in Red, The Steakhouse alongside Chef Peter Vauthy’s signature “turf”.

Seawell Fish n’ Oyster is set to debut in late Summer as part of the South Beach hotel’s extensive renovation.

Seawell Fish n’ Oyster / Minnow Bar
South Pointe Tavern

South of Fifth’s Favorite local bar is on the corner of Ocean and South Pointe Drive in Miami Beach. Opened in 2016 by neighborhood friends, the venue is driven by flawlessly executed cocktails and a terrific menu of small plates, served in a beautiful space without pretense.

South Pointe Tavern features an artisanal menu with dishes like ceviches and crudos, flatbreads and a wide range of seasonal salads and sandwiches. Our small plates and a wide array of imported charcuterie and cheese is the perfect starter to any meal or a great late night snack.

South Pointe Tavern
Stubborn Seed

Stubborn Seed is the result of pairing unrelenting passion with an unapologetic approach. It aims to unearth cravings of the palate while constructing a reward in each bite. This philosophy takes honest ingredients and elevates them to be splendidly elegant through rigid and persistent execution. There is an undeniable spirit surrounding the Stubborn Seed that stems from Jeremy Ford. His tenacious demeanor and candor define the cuisine, but his technique boosts it. An exceptional and memorable dining experience is championed above all else.

Stubborn Seed
The Jim & Neesie

With acclaimed service, bespoke cocktails, and New American fare inspired by fresh and seasonal ingredients, The Jim and Neesie is Generator Miami’s distinguished lobby bar and restaurant. Led by renowned chef Daniel Roy (previously of 3030 Ocean, Stubborn Seed, and Matador Room), the restaurant’s menu is composed of light dinner fare and remarkable cocktails developed by award-winning bartenders. Open for dinner every day, The Jim & Neesie is perfect for all occasions and will be popping up during Experience SOFI at Stubborn Seed.

The Jim & Neesie
The Local House

The Local House is the kind of place you want to linger in, long after the meal is done. Enjoy eclectic culinary creations in a setting that exudes warmth.

The menu is seafood-focused & cocktails at this chic, eatery are ocean-themed, all nestled inside the Sense Beach House Hotel.

The Local House
The Scape Goat

The Scape Goat is the only bar in SOFI that specializes in All-American beers, spirits, wines, and cocktails. Whether you’re blowing off some steam, ducking from work, or having a night out with the usual suspects, you can depend on us to be your Scape Goat. Heaven Hill brand’s Evan Williams Bourbon will be the featuring spirit!

The Scape Goat
Upland

The exciting South Florida outpost of chef Justin Smillie’s smash-hit New York City restaurant, Upland introduces his California-inspired culinary philosophy to Miami Beach’s chic South of Fifth neighborhood. Balancing a familiar rusticity with a smart global approach, the dynamic, sophisticated space takes style cues from its northern sibling, while still working in subtle nods to its coastal surroundings. 

Upland

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