Featured Hot Spots For The South of Fifth Culinary Tour

Bistro 102 at Blanc Kara Hotel

Located in the elegant Blanc Kara boutique hotel in the South of Fifth neighborhood, Bistro 102 is a private and charming hidden gem. Bistro 102 serves breakfast to the hotel guests and is a perfect venue for small to medium events. Guests at ExperienceSOFI will enjoy desserts and a variety of coffee beverages at Bistro 102 during the tour!

Bistro 102 at Blanc Kara Hotel
Cibo Wine Bar

SOFI’s largest Italian eatery boasts a vibrant experience for all who enter. Hand-Made Traditional Italian: a true taste of authentic southern cooking fresh made amongst patrons at the 60ft open kitchen counter. 

3500 Bottles of Vino in a soaring two-story award-winning wine room equipped with harnessed wine angel to retrieve your favorite bottle. When in Miami, this space cannot be missed! 

Cibo Wine Bar
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
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 Bar Sea Grille

A glittering restaurant in the heart of South Beach, Lobster Bar Sea Grille showcases world-class seafood, prime steaks, and unparalleled service in a vibrant, up-scale setting. Executive Chef Arturo Paz brings a rich and diverse background with a serious passion for good food.

Lobster Bar Sea Grille
Lobster Shack

New to SOFI, 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
My Ceviche

This from-the-ocean ceviche hot spot lovingly refers to itself as a “shack” and marries fresh, flavorful cuisine with the fast pace of South Beach. Served “from the window”, My Ceviche is known for its ceviche (of course) as well as poke bowls, burritos, tacos and salads. If seafood can go in it or on it, you’ll find it at My Ceviche!

My Ceviche
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
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, The Steakhouse

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, the Steakhouse 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, The Steakhouse
Rosella’s Kitchen

Rossella’s Kitchen is a friendly and casual SOFI hot spot with crowd pleasing menus and wine lists. Authentic Italian is served up with great pasta sauces made from fresh tomatoes. The open second story kitchen makes for a unique and home-y ambiance. Enjoy friendly and casual evenings in Rosella’s Kitchen.

Rosella’s Kitchen
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 Beach Brewing Co.

Enjoy a crisp and refreshing craft beer at one of our hot spots provided by the locally brewed South Beach Brewing Co. Owned by former Bachelor Star Lorenzo Borghese, this beer is perfectly paired with seafood and is just made for a day at the beach or on the boat.

South Beach Brewing Co.
South Point 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 Point 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 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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