A Neighborhood Guide On Where To Dine Al Fresco This Winter In Miami

With the weather cooling down in the Magic City, now is the perfect time to take advantage of our city’s “winter” months. There’s no better way to enjoy it than dining at one of Miami’s beautiful al fresco destinations. Here, we take a look at a neighborhood guide of where to go to enjoy dinner or lunch outside in every part of the city.

Coconut Grove

Mr. C 

Mr. C Coconut Grove Upper Level Bar
Mr. C Coconut Grove Upper Level Bar

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The brand-new, Cipriani boutique hotel brand Mr. C will be debuting in Coconut Grove this winter in a beautiful waterfront location. Guests can dine at the hotel’s signature rooftop restaurant, Bellini, for an exquisite Cipriani-style, Italian meal and take in the beautiful weather and breathtaking views in early 2019.


Zuma Miami

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Always a classic go-to destination, Zuma Miami offers diners exceptional cuisine in a beautiful environment, particularly on its waterfront outdoor dining patio area.

Il Gabbiano 

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Just a few steps down from Zuma, Il Gabbiano also offers unparalleled waterfront views and serves up some of the best, cheat-worthy Italian cuisine in the city in a truly special environment.


Amara at Paraiso 

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The new Michael Schwartz restaurant is a must-try for great food and an even more impressive ambiance. Located right on Biscayne Bay, diners will feel as if they are actually immersed in the water as they take in the sunset views and clink delicious libations in the heart of Edgewater.


Joey’s Wynwood 

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For a one-of-a-kind dining experience, head to Wynwood’s Joey’s Italian Café located right within the famous Wynwood Walls. The restaurant combines Miami’s signature art culture with delicious cuisine in one special setting. Be sure to try our personal favorite menu item—the Haute Living Pizza—covered in crème fraîche and Oscietra caviar.


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This brand-new neighborhood Italian restaurant is the perfect destination for a quaint and romantic dinner setting. Located just a few blocks from the Wynwood Walls, dōma offers homemade Italian dishes in a cozy, candle-lit atmosphere with cream-colored walls, polished cement floors, wooden panels and accents of gold, as well as a carefully-curated wine cellar from Sommelier/Co-owner Lomonaco (formerly of 3 Michelin Star Quince and La Petite Maison). The al fresco dining features a lush, garden-like patio area with its own private seclusion.

Miami Design District 


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The recently-opened Swan restaurant with upstairs lounge Bar Bevy is easily one of the hottest dining destinations of Miami at the moment. Opened by David Grutman of Groot Hospitality and Pharrell Williams, Swan offers upscale Mediterranean cuisine in a gorgeous, Instagrammable atmosphere designed by the famous Ken Fulk. The outdoor garden is a magical setting, perfect for a quiet and romantic dinner date that’s heightened with candlelight, delicately draped patio lights and an ethereal fountain by Kobi Karp.


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Mandolin Miami is of the original restaurants in the Miami Design District and will always remain a favorite to Miamians looking for a special al fresco dining experience. Mandolin offers a taste of the Greek Mediterranean with their cozy outdoor restaurant featuring authentic, Greek dishes perfect for lunch or dinner any day of the week.

South Beach 


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The cozy Soho Beach House destination is always a fantastic choice for al fresco dining. With its dim, romantic atmosphere, delicate vine-covered wooden trellisses and delicious, homemade Italian cuisine, it’s a home-run experience for any occasion.

Matador Room  

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Enjoy a Spanish-inspired, flavorful meal at the Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant in the Miami Beach EDITION. Their outside terrace lends itself as the ultimate setting in the winter months, delicately wrapped in bougainvillea and overlooking the beautiful pool area for a very special, Miami evening.