Celebrity Chef Hot Spots in South Beach

Did you know South Beach and all of Miami are known for having some of the best food around? In Miami, the dining and food scene is ever-changing and evolving. There is food from all cultures represented and presented in many different ways. What makes some of Miami’s restaurants even more special is many of them are owned by a celebrity chef. These chefs’ spots range from fancier dining food options to comfort food. If you like watching cooking shows or have a favorite chef, there’s a good chance they own a place down here!

Here are some South Beach restaurants owned/operated by celebrity chefs that you should most definitely check out on your next visit to the area.

The Bazaar by Jose Andres
SLS Hotel, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Celebrity chef: Jose Andres
This is a world-renowned restaurant that mixes sophisticated cuisine with a playful atmosphere. The place features a Spanish tapas style of dining with South Beach Latin flavors woven into the dishes. Andres is a James Beard award winner.

Beachcraft
1 Hotel & Homes, 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Celebrity Chef: Tom Colicchio
This restaurant features amazing fish and antibiotic-free meat dishes, has a stocked raw bar and freshly made pastas. Organic and fresh food is key here. Colicchio is a five-time James Beard award winner and the author of three cookbooks.

The Dutch Miami
W Hotel, 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Celebrity Chef: Andrew Carmellini
This American restaurant features fresh fish, shellfish, meats and local produce. Some special items featured: a deluxe steak with a tower of shellfish, flavorful curry, fresh pie, and more. Carmellini is a two-time James Beard winner and has many successful restaurants and his grandfather owned Miami Beach’s Surf Club in the 1940s and 1950s; he is also the author of two cookbooks.

Other Celebrity Owned South Beach Restaurants

Matador Room at the Edition –  Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Tropicale –  Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Scarpetta – Scott Conant
Stripsteak – Michael Mina
Michael Mina 74 at Fountaineblue – Michael Mina

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After spending the evening stuffing your face full of excellent cuisine from one of these celebrity chefs, you’ll want to spend the night locally so you can enjoy another restaurant tomorrow. The Cavalier Hotel is located nearby all these restaurants. To book a room, call 305-673-1199 or click here.

French Food Spots to Check Out in South Beach

Having a craving for some classic French food? Like, foie gras, quail, or crepes? South Beach has got you covered. South Beach is home to a variety of restaurants showcasing the best foods from cultures around the world. Although the area may be known for more Mexican or Latin style cuisine, you’d be surprised at how many French restaurants reside in the area. Below, we’re sharing just a few of the many places you can enjoy a nice French dinner or dessert. Bon appétit!

A La Folie | 516 Espanola Way

This casual French bistro is run by a Parisian and offers coffee, crepes, and light fare. There is also sidewalk seating.  Here are some other offerings on the menu: nicoise salad, salade de chevre, escargots, pork medallions, plateau de fromages, croquet-monsieur, briard, crème brulee, tartine, croissant, and much more. Prices range from $2.50 to $33.

Otentic Restaurant | 538 Washington Street

This authentic French restaurant serves up homemade, fresh quality food that is on par with what someone would get in France.  Some menu items include: country duck terine, quiche Lorraine, charcuterie platter, Parisienne crepe, Provence salad, gratin dauphinoise, and the Otentic farmer steak.

Other French cuisine in the area:

L’Edito Resturant | 5700 Collins Avenue
La Provence 41st Street | 44 W 41st Street
Villa Azur | 309 23rd Street
La Sandwicherie | 229 14th Street
La Provence South Beach | 1629 Collins Ave

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Stuffed yourself silly with one too many crepes? We don’t blame you! You probably just want to crash on a bed and have yourself a little food coma! The Cavalier Hotel is located in the heart of South Beach, and you can easily walk to and from any of the above places. To book your stay, click here, call 305-673-1199 or email reservations@cavaliersouthbeach.com.

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