From high-brow dining to grungy late-night bites, there’s a ton of great spots to eat in Brickell. Whether you’re craving fresh ramen or Colombian hot dogs, Brickell’s got you covered. Here’s our shortlist of where to grub.
Atelier Monnier has brunch, sandwiches, happy hour, and a lovely terrace view of Brickell Ave. But don’t kid yourself. You’re not here for those. You’re here for the baked goods — an epic assortment of French baguettes, flaky croissants, and macarons in two dozen flavors.
Crazy About You
Brickell locals recommend Crazy About You for reasonably priced house wine, appetizers, and (shareable) entrees. During happy hour, the entire menu is half off (except wines) and you’ll get half off at the bar on Wednesdays.
La Moon is a Colombian eatery in Brickell best known for its burgers, hotdogs and late-night hours. It’s the ideal choice when you’re out for a long night in Brickell and craving comfort food served as late (or early) as 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
As Miami’s high-end contribution to the national ramen phenomenon, Momi Ramen’s $26 starting price isn’t for everyone. But the noodles are homemade every day using wheat imported from Japan, with tonkatsu (pork bone) broth simmered for 18 hours. You can also check out its cousin, Momi Gyoza, for all your delicious dumpling needs. Both are cash only.
NAOE Miami is a contemporary Japanese restaurant, serving up sushi and bento boxes in addition to a number of other delicious items. There’s no sign on the door, so you’ll just have to look for the address, like it’s some sort of sushi speakeasy. But the search makes it all the more fun. It’s pricey, but the fresh wasabi, perfectly cooked rice, and excellent service make it perfect for a special night out.
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Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe
From the rustic interior to the delicious Italian menu, Perricone’s is wholly inspired by its founder and owner Steven Perricone. The menu features favorites like a hearty Neapolitan meat lasagna and a light caprese salad. Many of the recipes come from Perricone’s own grandmother.
River Oyster Bar
Longtime South Florida chef David Bracha opened River Oyster Bar in 2003, years before Brickell had nearly as many high rises or residents. It quickly became a dining destination that helped build the neighborhood, featuring fresh seafood and the titular shellfish, served in both classic and inventive styles.