[ SOBE RESTAURANTS ]

Lincoln Road

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— AltaMare 
1233 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-532-3061
The new AltaMare is bigger, busier, and better than the old Alta Mar, which itself was no slouch. The classically elegant dining room is also better-looking. Chef Simon Stojanovic honed his craft under the tutelage of Michael Schwartz, and the influence is obvious: The daily-changing menu is more a Mediterranean mash than that of his mentor, but it showcases similar sustainable sourcing such as local organic produce, free-range and organic meats, and line-caught seafood. The chef also baits the hook with the restless worm of intelligent creativity. Whether it be sweet, papaya-colored cara cara oranges brightening crunchy palm heart shavings, chive snippets, and sprinkles of sea salt over a pink/white quiltwork carpaccio of local sheepshead fish, or yellow jack fish plunked atop a broth-based ragout of cipollini onion and artichoke, or Fudge Farms boneless pork chop wrapped in crisped, cured fatback, the flavors are fresh, vibrant, delicious. An Italy-centric wine list showcases more than 200 bottles. Desserts, such as a deconstructed tiramisu, are excellent as well. The old Alta Mar wasn't broken, but owner Claudio Giordano somehow fixed it.
International, Mediterranean Seafood $$$$

 

— Haven 
1237 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
05-987-8885
The snow-capped mountain range is dazzlingly white against an impossibly blue sky, and snowflakes slowly drift to the rhythm of the Tom Tom Club. The Tom Tom Club? Don't ask questions; just go with the flow. The wraparound LCD walls might soon change to images of the Mediterranean. A thousand or so ice-cube lights running in rows on a black ceiling subtly switch hues. The Siberian white-onyx bar changes color too, and if you sit long enough, Haven Gastro-Lounge fills to the brim with an electric late-night South Beach crowd (the room stays plugged in daily till 5 in the morning). Cocktails, placed on our table by a young waitress in a skin-tight micro-skirt, emanate smoke from liquid nitrogen -- also used to great visual effect in creating made-to-order ice creams for dessert.
Contemporary, Small Plates $$$

— Meat Market 
915 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-532-0088
There is such a hubbub of activity spilling from the crowded entrance to the bustling bar (and raw bar) area to the dazzling dining room that Meat Market's climate and clientele meld into one dizzying, effervescently sexy scene. Plates of food pack a panoply of potent flavor combinations. Among the crudo selections, mahi-mahi gets spiked with jalapeño juice, tequila, and cilantro, while oysters on-the-half-shell are chaperoned (strong-armed?) by yuzu-truffle mignonette, atomic horseradish, and habanero cocktail sauce. Among hot appetizers, crispy crab tail is the most distinctive: a medallion-shaped flap pulled from Alaskan king crab and served as two tender scaloppine that have been bathed in egg batter and pan-fried and pooled in passion fruit butter sauce punched with sesame-and-aji-panca oil. Most folks, though, come here mainly for meat, and won't be disappointed with a center cut of wood-grilled New York steak - thoughtfully offered in full and half portions. A wide price range allows diners to choose from under-$30 options such as prime deckle steak prepared three ways, or from reserve cuts, which top out at $95 for a six-ounce A5 Kobe tenderloin, followed by a 30-ounce Harris Ranch bone-in New York steak ($84, for two). Either way, you'll get a great steak. Seafoods are no less impressive, and there are 21 side dishes; don't miss the Gouda-filled tater-tots. The wine list treads global terrain but covers more ground in the domestic region, with most of the big, steak-friendly reds going for $65 to $300 a bottle. Dining is expensive here, but this is one Market still worth investing in.
Steakhouse

 

— Rosa Mexicano 
1111 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-695-1005
As Rosa has expanded nationally over the years, its upscale take on Mexican standards has dissipated somewhat. But surprise, surprise: The cuisine at the new South Beach branch boasts strong, cleanly defined flavors; the service staff works with relay-team efficiency; and a festive ambiance prevails. Among starters, don't miss the red snapper tostadas: lime-macerated cubes of fish sprinkled with baby arugula leaves, queso fresco, Serrano chilies, truffle oil, and bacon crisps. Zarape de pollo rocks too, with moist, sassily smoked-and-seasoned morsels of chicken sandwiched between two corn tortillas and bathed in yellow-pepper/habanero sauce. A basket of corn tortillas with pronounced notes of corn and slaked lime come alongside juicy strips of carne asada in a mini-cast-iron skillet with melted Chihuahua cheese — a make-your-own taco kit. Vegetarians can build their own tacos from a skillet of mixed vegetables, red beans, and flax-seed tortillas. Rosa's mellow mole Veracruz is one of the better restaurant versions, here bathing shredded beef enchiladas. A more unusual treat presents two roasted ancho chiles rellenos swelled with shredded lamb shoulder and cabbage in pipián sauce. Other main plates ($15 to $27) include short ribs, pork shank, and steak and shrimp stew. Desserts ($7.50 to $8.50) are prepared in-house by pastry chef Jai Kendall. Banana chocolate-chip cake funneled with peanut butter mousse and topped with chocolate syrup and cinnamon-swirled banana ice cream might sound a bit overwrought, but just say yes.
Mexican $$$$

 

— Aura 
613 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-695-1100
From its serpentine, cherry-wood bar, to its pastel-washed walls, accented by back-lit sweeping mirrors, Aura's interior exudes panache with the al fresco dining area flexing style muscle all its own; comfortable tables and eye-popping tangerine chairs courtesy of the late designer, Morris Lapidus. This restaurant, his last project, reflects such creativity making it a popular destination among tourists and locals alike. Menu greats include a sliced, filet mignon wrap stuffed with squash, zucchini, onions, and mushrooms, and a pistachio-crusted sea bass slathered in red pepper coulis, lemon, garlic, and spinach, served over a bed of white rice. A diverse selection of thin-crust personal pizzas are enticing; a goat cheese, walnut, and arugula version drizzled in extra virgin olive oil is a crowd favorite. Aura also boasts a full bar. Like clockwork, regulars pile in on Thursday and Friday nights to cheer snazzy bartender Victor, a long-time staple, while he concocts ever fabu-fruity daiquiris and smashing chocolate and espresso martinis.
Eclectic $$$

— Baires Grill 
1116 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-531-2323
Baires Grill has long been a reliable budget Argentine parillada on Washington Avenue in South Beach, and a move to new, classier digs up the block should only increase its popularity. Service and prices remain as friendly as ever. Guests are cordially welcomed and the staff exhibits a keen interest in assuring diner satisfaction -- not that difficult to accomplish when most appetizers are less than $10 and most main courses less than $20. The food here is accommodating as well, a populist parillada of grilled, certified Black Angus steaks with some pasta and fish dishes thrown in -- mahi-mahi piccata is especially worthwhile.
South American, Steakhouse $$$

 

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— The Cafe at Books & Books 
927 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-695-8898
The food at most bookstore cafés usually encourages more fear and loathing than great expectations, but the cute little Café at Books & Books is actually a casual, inexpensive, unpretentious garden of earthly delights. Chef Bernie Matz's menu covers all the expected soup-salad-sandwich bases but also offers a few more adventurous options. One of the best is a salad featuring tender rings of grilled calamari with chorizo sofrito -- a sophisticated mélange of tastes and textures. Try the guava-glazed pork tenderloin with boniato mash, as well as coconut-crusted seared raw tuna with mango-pepper slaw. And save room for luscious cream cheese-coconut flan for dessert.
Contemporary, Eclectic $$

 

— Café Papillon 
530 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-1139
The menu boasts a mixture of cuisines (some decidedly Italian, while others have more of a French feel). The Italian influence is undeniable in the perfectly seasoned "bruschetta" ($8.95), and the two caprese options — the traditional salad (tomato, mozzarella, basil, olive oil), or the sandwich version ($8.50). But don't stop in Italy, or you'll miss out on France's finest croque monsieur (grilled ham and cheese on toast), and Papillon does it right -- the bread is buttered just so, the ham is fresh, the cheese is melted but not fried, making for a mouth-watering winner.
Cafe, Coffeehouse, French, Italian $$

 

— Doraku 
1104 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-695-8383
It's hard not to love a martini, especially when it's nine bucks and consists of freshly puréed lychee, Grey Goose, and a twist of watermelon liqueur. Slap on a weekday happy hour (5 to 7 p.m.), when that drink gets discounted to $4, and you've got Doraku: a casually stylish Buddha/anime-themed Japanese eatery at the Alton Road entrance of Lincoln Road Mall. The menu deserves as much acclaim as the lovely libations. Food prices are a bit lower than those at most SoBe sushi bars. Dishes are generally more creative and tastier.
Japanese, Sushi $$$

 

— Enso 
433 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-534-3676
"Enso is an evolutionary solutions workshop which creates the scientific study of deliciousness." So begins the insanely inventive, thoroughly audacious menu at this new sushi/hibachi/Mediterranean deconstructionist establishment on Lincoln Road. Each of a dozen main courses is categorized as "Study," "Analysis," or "Inspiration"; some come fragmented into four. Yellowtail, for instance, brings hamachi meatballs; a "terrine" of raw hamachi slices with diced apple and pine-nut crisp; hamachi "ravioli" wrapped around diced fruit and foamed with basil; and pliable "chips" of fish with "clarified gazpacho." Each component thrilled, as did all four parts of a chocolate dessert (ranging in form from Kit Kat bar to caviar). Sushi is solid too, and a few ceviches and tiraditos are offered. Yet another option (and best bang for the buck at $19) is to choose from a list of meat, fish, and vegetable skewers - served with rice, flour tortillas, salad, and potato croquette - and cook them at a tableside hibachi. Fancier entrées run $28 to $32. Enso's cuisine surprises with its inventiveness and audacity, but what really shocks is just how tasty most of it is.
American, Eclectic, Greek, Japanese, Mediterranean $$$$

 

— Kim's Chinese Restaurant 
1245 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-672-8822
Some say Miami doesn't have good Chinese food. Still, those for whom Chinese is a must, Kim's will not disappoint. It is a solid option among the weaker alternatives — enjoyable, provided you don't start trying to compare it to New York's Chinese fare.
Cantonese, Chinese, Szechwan $$

 

— La Lupa Di Roma 
610 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-532-6657
This family owned and operated Roman eatery boasts one of the most expansive Italian wine lists on the Beach, many of which are available by the glass. Chef Girgio Nisti orchestrated the menu with a score of hearty regional favorites that will have pastaphiles swooning with joy, not to mention more than a dozen antipasti including a tomato salad made with mozzarella di bufala and Parma's finest prosciutto. A handful of chicken, duck, seafood, lamb, and traditional veal entrées round out the fare, all of which are served with a basket of fresh Italian bread sided by herb-infused olive oil. Cheese ravioli with asparagus and bresaola in a light cream sauce, a mushroom vegetable lasagna, and bucatini with pancetta in tomato sauce are some of Chef Nisti's signature dishes. Desserts are housemade with tiramisu and panna cotta among favorites. Those daunted by pairing food with the perfect wine can always ask Flavio Nitsi — the Chef's son and Lupa's friendly ace-in-the-hole — for suggestions.
Italian, Takeout $$$

 

— Nexxt Cafe 
700 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-532-6643
Although Cheesecake Factory sued Nexxt for copycatting recipes nearly 10 years ago, Nexxt's novel-size menu and giant portions still remind us of the mall-hugging chain. The sophisticated geometric interior, brightened by bold orange accents, makes Nexxt an easy choice for happy hour, lunch with your mom, or a date. There is no culinary genius here, but predictable fare like twin peaks of Santa Fe grilled chicken tostada salad and sandwiches stacked tall with inch-high slices of bread satisfy. If you exercise portion control, you'll be able to enjoy a dessert specially baked for you. It takes 30 minutes, but that warm apple crisp is worth the wait.
American, Contemporary, International $$, $$$

 

— Panizza Bistro 
1229 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-695-8800
Panizza, located on a relatively quiet block of Lincoln Road, is a small bistro known for its Latin "comfort" food and comfortable surroundings. Menu items show Italian, Spanish, and Argentine influences in the empanadas ($2), savory pies ($4.95), and tortillas ($3.90 to $4.90) with ingredients that include potato, spinach, and onion. The paninis ($6.50 to 7.99) include steak, chicken Milanese, and veggie burgers, while the more affordable miga sandwiches are available with ham and cheese ($1.25) and olimpico ($2) which is a ham and cheese with tomato, lettuce, and boiled eggs added on. Larger entrée items ($12.90) range from a grilled onion steak to a cream of mustard chicken breast. Dessert offerings include freshly baked pastries and cakes.
Bakery, South American $

 

— Pasha's 
900 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-3919
In the mid-90s, while studying at Harvard Business School, Pasha's CEO Antonio Ellek came up with the concept of a healthful Mediterranean fast-food restaurant. And in 2003, with the help of classmate Nicolas Cortes, the first location for this homegrown chain sprouted on Lincoln Road. Since then, seven other Pash's have blossomed and flourished throughout South Florida. Each offers customers inexpensive, fresh, daily-prepared meals free of preservatives, additives, trans fats, and MSG. The menu offers a wide array of street foods from the Levant, or the eastern Mediterranean countries of Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Israel, and Egypt. Try the gyros, both chicken and the more traditional beef ($6.95), or the vegetarian favorite, falafel ($3.95). The best items here are the pides ($6.95 to $9.95): soft, thin-crusted, individual-size pizzas baked to order and topped with ingredients varying from grilled mushrooms to chicken. It's difficult to find a cheaper, more healthful meal option anywhere else in town.
Greek, Health, Mediterranean, Vegetarian $

 

— Quattro Gastronomia Italiana 
1014 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-531-4833
The cuisine here is firmly rooted in the northwestern provinces of Italy -- notably the two titans of that region's gastronomy, Piedmont and Lombardy. And it's cooked up by Nicola and Fabrizio Carro, identical 30-year-old Piedmontese twins who possess all the right notions about what constitutes good eating. To wit: exquisitely delicious, fontina-fluffed ravioli drizzled with butter and white truffle oil. And tenderly braised veal with cipollini onions melted in vermouth. And luscious lasagna featuring spinach pasta lightly layered with beef ragout, mozzarella cheese, and only a touch of tomato sauce -- as identical to lasagna found in Milan as Fabrizio is to Nicola. Co-owner and Monferrato vintner Nicola Schön has assembled Quattro's expensive, all-Italian, 300-bottle wine list, which includes vibrant varietals from Molise and other relatively unplumbed regions, as well as superior selections from his own Colle Manora vineyard. A variety of Italy's regional cheeses is also offered. Quattro is committed to authentically re-creating rustic Italian cuisine and does so at a reasonable price -- pastas run from $17 to $19, most entrées $22 to $27. You're going to have to make reservations well in advance for this popular newcomer.
Italian $$$$

 

— Rosinella 
525 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-672-8777
This family-run operation serves heartwarming homemade pastas at fair prices in an unpretentious setting. Mama Rosinella is on the premises to oversee the meatball, lasagna, and gnocchi production, but it's the kitchen staff who consistently churn out fresh and tasty meals. Same family and concept as original Sport Café, but with the added allure of alfresco dining on Lincoln Road. Oh, yeah — Mama and crew make a mean thin-crust pizza, too.
Italian $$

 

— Spris 
731 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-2020
There are some fine nonpizza items, like carpaccio with avocado and hearts of palm, at this informal sprig of Lincoln Road's long-time upscale Italian fave Tiramesu. But as long as Spris's chef (from Naples, where they know from pizza) keeps producing such great thin-crusted pies from his genuine wood-burning oven, we'll probably never try anything else. The basic Margherita (tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil) and tomatoless "white" Rustica (Parmesan, mozzarella, cured olives, garlic, mushrooms) are both outstanding, owing especially to top-quality cheeses and superior spicing. But the absolute must-not-miss pie is the Porcini, topped with full-flavored tomato sauce, creamy mozzarella, a generous quantity of fresh porcini mushrooms, and — as Italy's most cutting-edge pizzerias are now doing — crunchy arugula thrown on after baking, making this pizza seem almost like health food.
Italian, Pizza $$

 

— Tiramesu 
721 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-532-4538
This South Beach veteran cooks pastas to order, including noodles such as pipette all'amatriciana with bacon and onions, and elbows with porcini mushrooms and arugula. Gnocchi float like foam on waves. Dishes come in three sizes: starter, regular, or family (the last two are served in bowls with ladles). Dependable meat and fish entrées mark a departure from the former location; the dessert for which the place is named is the same as ever. Lunch and dinner.
Italian $$

 

— Van Dyke Cafe 
846 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-534-3600
Sibling to the News Café sisters, this open-air eatery is the quintessential sidewalk café. Order up some people-watching along with your thick, fluffy quiches, your platter of pté and Brie, your whole-wheat pizza. No matter what you choose from the comprehensive menu, you'll no doubt be amused by the constant Lincoln Road parade. Or take in the live jazz upstairs. Outdoor seating. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Eclectic $$

 

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— Balans
1022 Lincoln Road

Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-534-9191
A relaxed ambiance, accessible food (including a very agreeable brunch), hip cocktails, and a final bill that won’t break the bank.
Armenian, Contemporary, Fusion $$, $$$

 

— Bistro One LR
1 Lincoln Road

Miami Beach, FL 33139

786-276-4000
American $$$

 

— Carnavale
607 Lincoln Road

Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-672-3333
Italian, Delivery $$, $$$

 

— Chismosa Taqueria
330 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-538-0500
Mexican, Takeout $

 

— D'Vine Hookah Lounge
445 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-674-8525
Enjoy a chill atmosphere, flavored smoke, beer, wine, liquor, and a full restaurant menu. Sit back and vibe to Middle Eastern music and take in the Lincoln Road scenery. The lounge claims to have the best mojito in Miami. You be the judge.
International   

— Da Leo Trattoria Toscana
819 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-674-0350
Da Leo Trattoria Toscana strives to be a little piece of Italy on Lincoln Road. The small interior is cozy, but be prepared for lots of activity because servers run back and forth between tables through the narrow space. The staff is largely Italian, which adds to the authenticity, and the menu offers traditional Italian dishes with a heavy focus on risottos and pastas. Try some hearty, no-surprises basics such as linguine al pesto ($13.95), penne Alfredo with vodka and shrimp, ($18.95) veal Marsala ($23.95), and chicken breast alla parmigiana ($22.95). Desserts include tartufos ($6), profiteroles ($6.50), and the signature tiramisu ($6.50). The prix fixe menu makes this restaurant good for large groups that want South Beach's version of a trattoria.
Italian, Delivery $$$$

 

— De Luca
530 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-672-1009
Italian $$

 

— The DiLido Beach Club
1 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
786-276-4000
With all the oceanfront venues in SoBe, it's surprising that the Ritz-Carlton's DiLido Beach Club is one of a stingy handful of restaurant/lounges that allows guests open access to and from the beach. Named after the original building the Ritz Carlton now inhabits, The DiLido is open to the public and offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu from noon to sunset. Notable mezes are prosciutto wraps ($9), fava sliders ($9), and chickpea falafel ($8). For a bigger appetite, try Florida snapper ($18), the DiLido burger ($16), and signature kebabs. More exotic selections include lobster curry ($12), preserved lemon shrimp ($17), and haloumi vegetables ($14). From October through April, the club hosts monthly Full Moon Nights, featuring fire dancers, complimentary flavored hookahs, high-tech telescopes, DJs spinning world lounge music, $10 tropical cocktails and "lite bites," and $5 beers from 8 to midnight, all with no velvet ropes or cover charges attached.
Contemporary, Mediterranean, Takeout $$

 

— Eno's Wine and Tapas Bar
920 Lincoln Road

Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-695-1119
Eno's brings a new way of sampling wine to Lincoln Road. Sleek wine vending machines line the walls, and there is ample bar seating under large chandeliers. The menu focuses on a sizable selection of antipasti. There's the Español mixed platter ($20), which includes serrano ham, chorizo, Manchego, and olives. Or try the Francais mixed platter ($23), with salami, camembert, foie gras, and goat cheese.
Tapas $$$

 

— Finnegan's 2
942 Lincoln Road

Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-538-7997
Despite the name, this haven from the Lincoln Road fashion parade is actually more rock bar than Irish pub, and the paraphernalia on the walls suggests "football," not "Saint Patrick." The blue glow emanating from the long, glass-block bar is practically the only light in the place, aside from the flicker of the numerous TV screens up on the walls. The place gets rowdy, and rock bands take center stage Wednesday-Sunday.
American, Brewery, Irish $$, $$$

 

— Five Napkin Burger
455 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-538-2277
Five Napkin Burger's 114-seat corner venue (with 96 more seats outdoors) features shiny subway tiles on the walls and meatpacking racks with hooks hanging overhead. Somehow this translates to a dining room as warm and cozy as an oyster bar. No oysters are served here, but executive chef Andy D'Amico's diverse menu dishes sushi, steak frites, fish 'n' chips, matzo ball soup, and pork taquitos right alongside eight types of hamburgers. There are also 60 wines, 82 beers (eight on tap), a full bar with nine signature cocktails, and many milkshake flavors. The house burger is a big, fat ten-ounce patty of fresh ground chuck nestled in a plush, buttered-and-toasted bun. The garnish of sauteed onions, melted Gruyare cheese, and rosemary aioli seems an eclectic choice for a signature burger.
American, Burgers, Takeout $$

 

— Gelateria Parmalat
670 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
786-276-9475
Dessert, Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream $

 

— Juvia
1111 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-763-8272
Juvia sits on the penthouse level of the Herzog & de Meuron-designed building at 1111 Lincoln Road. like a sparkling jewel set in concrete. After a brief elevator ride up, guests step into an open-air dining room with vertical gardens designed by Patrick Blanc and much of the rest of the space defined by nature. The indoor seating area is wrapped in windowed walls and offers a stunning panoramic vista of South Beach and beyond. The food has vision too. Best bets are among the crudos, tiraditos, ceviches, and nigiri-style plates: for instance, hamachi with a mildly spicy, citrus-accented espuma of yuzu kosho, or coins of cold-smoked scallops with bloody mary foam, a crisp round of pancetta, micro-celery sprouts, and a sprinkling of dried bonito flakes. Main plates are split between composed entrées and items grilled straightforwardly over diamond-hard binchotan coals. The latter group includes a beef tenderloin that proved the stuff of dreams -- assertively grilled, meltingly tender, and thoroughly delicious. Other entrées weren't as successful -- the kitchen crew still needs to work on execution. There are steeply priced deluxe menu items, but many entrées are under $30 and pricing is generally in line with other SoBe spots. It's a lovely place to grab a sunset cocktail, and a great place to dine too -- especially if you play it safe and stick to the starters.
Asian, French, Japanese, Order Online $$$$

 

— Kilwin's
612 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-763-8991
Kilwin's was founded by Don and Katy Kilwin in 1947 as a small shop in Northern Michigan. In 1995, it changed hands to Don and Robin McCarty, and by 2004, there were 50 locales. So it's no surprise this friendly, old-fashioned ice cream shop has taken residence on bustling Lincoln Road.
Dessert, Ice Cream, Takeout $, $$

 

— La Gelateria
670 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
786-276-9475
Dessert, Gelato, Takeou $

 

— The Little Mushroom
445 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-695-9669

 

— Locanda Sibilla
833 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-695-1654
Italian, Pizza, Takeout $$

 

— Maya Tapas & Grill
809 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-538-0058
Maya advertises itself as an Argentine and tapas restaurant, but the extensive three-page menu lists hummus ($7.95), gazpacho ($4.95), Moroccan semi-boneless half chicken ($17.95), and cheese risotto ($18.95), among other items.
Argentine, Tapas, Delivery $$$

 

— Miami'am
626 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-604-0050
French, Takeout $$, $$$

 

— Miss Yip Chinese Cafe
437 Lincoln Road Mall
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-534-5488

 


— Nespresso
1035 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
786-276-9945
Coffeehouse, Tea $

 

— Paul Maison de Qualite
460 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-531-1200
The Lincoln road outpost of this national chain offers French bistro-style dining. The dining room is bright and a bit loud, but there's ample outdoor seating. The food is good and the location perfect for people-watching.
Bakery, Takeout $

 

— Pizza Rustica Lincoln Road
667 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-672-2334
Pizza fanatics went wild when Miami's Pizza Rustica opened an outpost in Lauderdale — this is designer Tuscan pizza, thinly crusted, topped with imaginative combos like spinach and blue cheese, porcini mushrooms, prosciutto, yellow squash, four cheese, and arugula-rosemary-potato.
Pizza, Takeout $

 

— Presto Pizza
332 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-531-5454
Pizza, Delivery $$

 

— Raphael Restaurant
530 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-1139
International, Takeout $$, $$$

 

— Segafredo L'Originale
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-0047
By day, Segafredo is filled with people sipping lattes, reading newspapers, and playing backgammon. By night, the lights are dimmed, a DJ spins, and women wearing stiletto heels drink champagne cocktails. Sometime after dusk, a velvet rope and a valet parking attendant appear, and what was a. restaurant becomes a nightclub.
Cafe, Coffeehouse, Takeout $$

 

— Serendipity 3
1102 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Seventeen Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1205 - 17 St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-672-0565
Japanese, Kosher, Pizza, Seafood, Delivery $$

 

— Skydeck
605 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139-2915
305-672-5010

 

— Sosta
1025 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-722-5454
Sosta Pizzeria is the little pizzeria cousin of the tonier Quattro Gastronomia, also on Lincoln Road. Outdoor tables, sheltered by oversized orange umbrellas, are generally packed with beautiful people and the small dogs who love them. There are over two dozen pizzas to choose from -- all thin.
Italian, Pizza, Takeout $$

 

— Sushi Siam
647 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-672-7112
Sushi Siam is one of the better choices for non-gimmicky sushi in South Beach. If you want a bagel and lox roll this isn't your place, but the menu offers enough tasty choices of fresh fish to please those who like their sushi straight.
Sushi, Thai, Takeout $$, $$$

 

— SushiSamba dromo
600 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139-2916
305-673-5337
SushiSamba Dromo is the less talked about older sister of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill. It's a warm and stylish space with a dominant sushi bar occupying the center. The room is so imbued in an orange hue that if Mario Batali ever removed his trademark clogs here, he'd never find them.
Asian, Brazilian, Japanese, Peruvian, Seafood, South American, Sushi $$$$

— Swiss Maker
410 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-531-0933
Dessert, Sandwiches, Delivery $, $$

 

— Tasti D-Lite
821 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-532-6855
Dessert, Frozen Yogurt $, $$

 

— World Resource Cafe
719 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139-2813
305-535-8987
Asian, Coffeehouse, Japanese, Sushi, Tea, Thai, Delivery $$$

 

— Yuca
501 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-532-9822
Yuca on Lincoln road offers Nuevo Latino cuisine with a focus on modernized Cuban dishes. There's ample outdoor seating, a lounge area, and a dining room that is open and welcoming with big windows. This is a perfect place to order a mojito and watch the crowds go by.
Cuban, Delivery $$$