Mid-Beach & North Beaches
Diners in search of a meal with a magnificent water view and a community vibe should head to the northern beachside neighborhoods. Known as home to a more easy-going, relaxed culinary scene, these communities give diners the chance to experience a wide array of cuisines, such as French, Italian, and Asian.
From Mid-Beach to Sunny Isles Beach, about 35 restaurants participating in Miami Spice. Upscale options include the award-winning Scarpetta by Scott Conant and Traymore by Michael Schwartz, along with low-key neighborhood spots such as New Campo Argentino Steakhouse and Silverlake Bistro.
The discounts make August and September a perfect time to enjoy a sophisticated, hearty Mediterranean meal at Atlantikos, nestled inside the St. Regis Hotel (9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-993-3300; atlantikosrestaurant.com). Originally, the restaurant served Greek-centric fare, but over time, chefs Anastasios “Tasos” Chasekioglou and Ruth Castilleja have incorporated other cuisines into their roster of healthful and flavorful dishes to create “a restaurant everyone can agree on,” Castilleja says.
Atlantikos’ elegant blue-and-white-trimmed dining room matches the Instagram-worthy surroundings, from the stunning entrance lobby to the gorgeous oceanfront terrace pool of the five-star hotel. The Miami Spice menu items will change halfway through the two-month promotion, but in August, a meal of Latin-inspired gin and coco scallop tiradito, grilled gambas with jasmine rice, and almond tsoureki will be served for only a third of its regular $120 price.
The list of Spice menu options also includes indulgences such as lamb chops with baby kale, Alaskan king crab cake, stuffed phyllo with feta and pear, yogurt panna cotta with classic strawberry rhubarb compote, and a warm pear cake with coconut sorbet.
Bonus: The promotion is available for lunch and dinner every day of the week. — Juliana Accioly