Miami’s savviest business tycoons know that wooing clients and closing a deal is best executed over a decadent lunch with top-shelf bottles, impeccable service and, more often than not, a view of our infamous beaches or the mega-yachts lining the intracoastal. These 5 Miami power lunch spots are the best in the business for negotiations and networking.
Some may know Zuma for its infamous Sunday brunch, but the business-savvy folks are more familiar with the chic, minimalistic restaurant as a backdrop for wooing clients and signing contracts. Located in Brickell's Epic Hotel, the downtown hotspot offers a special set lunch for the time-conscious crowds trying to seal the deal in under an hour, with signature Asian-fusion dishes like black cod with yuzu miso or selections of fresh sashimi.
270 Biscayne Blvd Way Miami, FL 33131
With it's reputation as one of the best Mediterranean restaurants in the world, Estiatorio Milos is a power lunch hotspot that provides guests with a choice of two dishes for $29 and an extensive list of the finest wines. Chef Costas Spiliadis is at the kitchen's helm, serving up the freshest of foods from both the land and sea in a gorgeous Miami Beach location that's sure to impress even the pickiest of power players.
730 1st Street Miami, FL 33139
Cipriani is the prime destination for a lunch representative of quintessential Miami: fine dining in a chic, open space with ritzy international vibes and a gorgeous bayside terrace. Located in downtown's northern financial district, the restaurant fills up with business professionals lunching on fresh Italian dishes like prosciutto "di parma" and veal Milanese, while sipping fine wines or a classic cocktail.
465 Brickell Ave Miami, FL 33131
With its close proximity to the office buildings of downtown Miami's financial district, Tamarina is another go-to for professionals and their associates. Guests can expect excellent service in a chic, elegant dining space that is perfect for large groups, and the menu offers a 2-course business lunch with modern Italian dishes like the jalapeño and blood orange-marinated salmon or the fettuccine alla Bolognese to choose from.
600 Brickell Avenue Miami, FL 33131
5 Michael's Genuine
Michael's Genuine has earned its reputation as the perfect spot for business-casual lunches with its relaxed atmosphere and a menu that consistently pleases everyone from regulars to the out-of-towners here on business. Located in the Design District, the restaurant serves up unpretentious yet innovative dishes ranging from heavier fare like grilled skirt steak frites to the snack-worthy shrimp toast "Bahn mi", all meant to be paired with a glass from the spot's impressive list of world-class wines.
130 NE 40th St Miami, FL 33137