There’s something extra special about stumbling upon a delicious gem in an unsuspecting location. And as self-proclaimed foodies, we love grabbing a satisfying bite in a lobby adjacent restaurant. From office buildings and apartment complexes to hotels all around Miami, these are some of the lobby restaurants we’re loving right now:
Located right off the lobby of an unassuming office building in Coral Gables, Zitz Sum is dishing up some seriously delicious eats. With a menu that changes daily, the contemporary Asian-inspired hybrid of Dim Sum and Izakaya specializes in dumplings of all kinds and small plates. This family-owned operation is not skimping on flavor and we can guarantee everything you try will be simply out of this world.
Address: 396 Alhambra Cir Suite 155, Coral Gables, FL 33134
We’re giving you two for one with neighborhood taqueria Hoja. You can experience the traditional flavors of Oaxaca at Hoja’s two Miami locations. The first is nestled within the historic Ingraham building located in the heart of downtown Miami and the second is right in the lobby of Generator Miami in Miami Beach. The succulent concept is brought to you by the BarLab team behind Broken Shaker amongst other acclaimed and nationally recognized restaurants and bars. With Chef Alex Chang at the helm, Hoja is inspired by the local taquerias of Mexico City and features plenty of South Florida twists.
Miami Beach – 3120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Downtown – 19 SE 2nd Ave Suite #4, Miami, FL 33131
Photo via Hoja
You can indulge in some of the finest Spanish cuisine at Mareva1939 located in the historic National Hotel in Miami Beach. Order one of everything on the menu of this family style restaurant putting a twist on traditional Spanish dishes. Enjoy the cozy indoor seating or the tropical view of the pool from the patio.
Address: 1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Photo via Mareva1939
Tucked warmly in the Element Miami Doral hotel, 107 Steak & Bar is a treasure all its own. An unexpectedly delicious find, 107 Steak & Bar is a traditional yet modern approach to a steakhouse with a Miami twist. Seasonal flavors, premium cuts, and a neighborhood feel make for a delicious destination.
Address: 3285 NW 107th Avenue, Doral, FL 33172
Photo via 107 Steak & Bar
Chef Jose Andrés is known the world over for his humanitarian efforts and also his global-inspired culinary creations. His concepts span the planet, and Miami is proud to host an outpost as high-level as The Bazaar right through the lobby of SLS South Beach. The Spanish tapas-style menu is worthy of another James Beard award for the chef and his team.
Address: 1701 Collins Ave #100, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Photo via Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
A downtown fixture for almost 10 years, Toro Toro at InterContinental Miami will have you up and dancing just like the silhouettes on the building’s facade. It’s a modern steakhouse with a Latin touch that will take you through a flavorful journey through the Americas.
Address: 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131
JW Marriott Marquis’ Boulud Sud from the mind and hands of Chef Daniel Boulud is well defined as a celebration of the sun and the sea. Inspired by the coastal Mediterranean, the menu emphasizes regional flavors that will keep you coming back for more.
Address: 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
Photo via Boulud Sud Miami
Okay, so yes we know Jaguar Sun is currently closed as they operate their pop-up Sunny’s Steakhouse at Lot 6, but we’d be remiss not to include one of our favorite spots in Miami. Nestled downstairs in the X Miami apartment building with only a simple “cocktails” sign to its name outside, Jaguar Sun captures the speakeasy vibes effortlessly. Dim lighting, an intimate bar, intricate cocktails, and a curated pasta menu to boot, Jaguar Sun is a local gem we simply can’t get enough of.
Address: 230 NE 4th St, Miami, FL 33132
Photo by @fujifilmgirl
Located in the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, Osteria Morini Miami Beach gives off a neighborhood restaurant feel at a high-level execution. Inspired by the soulful cuisine and convivial spirit of Northern Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region with authentic and high-quality pastas, prime grilled meats and seafood in a warm and inviting atmosphere, with plenty of al fresco dining along Collins Canal.
Address: 1750 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Cover photo via Hoja Taqueria