Updated: Jan 20, 2022
Coconut Grove is a top Miami destination to live and play, with a relaxed atmosphere full of culture and lively dining, shopping, nightlife, and entertainment scenes. We asked our local experts, Brown Harris Stevens Miami agents, to share their best restaurant picks in the area.
"Some of my favorite restaurants in Miami are located in the Grove. They typically allow for a quiet outdoor dining experience with great views of water or gardens that you can’t find anywhere else." — Laura Haney, BHS Miami Agent
In addition to the newly renovated Cocowalk, Coconut Grove offers a robust selection of fine and eclectic restaurants, appealing to the global tastes of those who visit and live in Miami. To help you find the best options, here is a selection of restaurants in the neighborhood curated by our Brown Harris Stevens Miami agents.
Located atop the Mr. C Hotel, Bellini was helmed by members of the Cipriani family—known throughout NYC for their Italian restaurants—and was our top-recommended spot in Coconut Grove. Agents commended the restaurant's elegant setting, delicious pastas, and scenic water views. Offering brunch, lunch, and dinner, menu highlights include rustic Italian classics like veal al limone with pilaf and tortellini with spinach and ricotta.
Recommended by Leslie N. Bettison, El Taquito is known to have some of the best tacos in Miami. The festive restaurant serves Mexican classics at approachable prices. Bettison's favorite menu item is the Tacos al Pastor, which she notes are the best she's had.
Owned by an Italian-born chef, Mister 01 offers both traditional and experimental pizzas made with only the highest-quality ingredients. Recommended by both Laura Haney and Lindsay Rubens, the restaurant offers everything from the classic Margherita to the "Star Carlos," which is topped with ricotta, mozzarella, chorizo sausage, tomatoes, arugula, parmesan, jalapeño sauce, and avocado.
According to Leslie Bettison, LoKal has the best burgers in Coconut Grove. The restaurant uses only locally sourced, free-range beef free of antibiotics and GMOs. Try the restaurant's signature "Frita by Kush," which features guava jelly, potato sticks, bacon, Swiss cheese, and signature sauce.
For quality Argentinian food, look no further than the Grove's own Loretta & the Butcher. Per Laura Haney, the restaurant's empanadas are top-tier. Other recommendations include the skirt steak and signature risotto, as well as the chorizo y morcilla and burrata.
Known to offer some of, if not the best, Indian food in Miami, it's no wonder several agents recommend Coconut Grove's Bombay Darbar. From saag paneer to the classic butter chicken and chicken vindaloo, the restaurant is the perfect stop for anyone craving quality Indian food served in a refined, contemporary setting.
"I don't think any Coconut Grove restaurant list can leave out Greenstreet, a Sunday brunch staple and all-around Grove landmark," said Lindsay Reubens. The restaurant's diverse menu has something for everyone, from burgers and sandwiches to pasta and seafood.
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