As the nation enters an era of “newness”, Miami’s culinary and nightlife landscape has responded accordingly by launching these “firsts” in their respective fields.
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Globally renowned restaurateur Arjun Waney brings the best of Zuma and Coya cuisine and impeccable service of La Petite Maison to create his first location on South Beach, LatAsian restaurant DÔA. Helmed by Miami’s youngest high profile chef Executive Chef Carlos Estarita, the neighborhood restaurant serves high-quality affordable cuisine in a casual destination every day until 5 am.
The highly acclaimed Brazilian franchise launched its first branch in the United States in November 2016, establishing itself as South Beach’s first 24/7 French Bistro. Currently, Paris 6 offers over 100 exquisite options around the clock in its Parisian ambiance, reminiscent of the Woody Allen film Midnight In Paris. Celebrities and other notable guests visiting are honored by owner and Executive Chef Isaac Azaar by christening a dish after the visitor.
Miami Beach’s “Only All-Inclusive Entertainment Complex,” Copa Room deviates from the standard Miami nightlife experience. Worth every penny, the all-in venue features premium-open bar all night long, Las Vegas-style shows and a nonrestrictive dress code, which caters to guests from all walks for a flat rate (tips and tax included).
With staying power being the true test for these newbies, an honorable mentions for models of longevity and success they should aim for include:
Credited as a leading force in its revitalization of the Miami River neighborhood, Seaspice recently celebrated its 3rd year and continues to be the leading waterfront restaurant offering Mediterranean-inspired dishes, which has attracted the likes of Barbra Streisand, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Marc Anthony, Justin Bieber, Dwyane Wade and Lebron James, to name a very few.
Approaching its 5th year anniversary, Villa Azur continues be the preferred Mediterranean destination in South Beach. Offering beautifully plated dishes with Italian accents and flavors combined with an international and contemporary twist from South Beach, Villa Azur welcomes guests 7 days a week in its 6,000 square foot dining room reminiscent of French and Italian Rivieras.
Sister restaurant to Villa Azur, Brasserie Azur approaches its second year in the Miami Midtown neighborhood with its innovative flavors of the South of France combined with an international and contemporary American twist. The casual eatery invites guests to spend their day and night in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere with classic and hearty cuisine in an amorous setting.
Approaching 8 years, WALL is currently the longest running lounge on South Beach. Ran by KNR Hospitality, its intimate mixture of models, celebrities, locals and renowned DJs is what appeals to visiting celebs including Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Leonardo Dicaprio, surprise DJ sets with Jamie Foxx and Paris Hilton to name a few.