Enjoy Delightful Al Fresco Eats At Miami's 10 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants

Miami is anything but short on places in which to eat outdoors. In fact, we've got entire areas dedicated to eating outdoors. There's Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive on the beach. There's CocoWalk in the Grove. Brickell and Downtown both have a few en plein air options. And let's not forget about South Miami's Sunset Place sector. 

This time around, we're counting down the best individual spots at which to dine outdoors. Some of our picks are places with phenomenal views from the sky, like the ever-impressive Juvia. Others are neighborhood favorites, like Greenstreet Cafe in Coconut Grove--always popular with the dog-walking crowd.

We've also got places that are perfect for a romantic evening out, places that specialize in making every meal as enchanting as possible. Among these is the exceptionally private Casa Tua, which doesn't even have a sign so there's never a chance of lost SoBe tourists stumbling in.

94th Aero Squadron


This aviation-themed restaurant is located right behind Miami International Airport and features unobstructed views of planes arriving and departing. Although it's technically a chain, it's nothing like going to a Chilis or a Dennys. Instead,...  Read More

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar


Encased in the Wynwood Walls, a grassy art park featuring 20-foot murals and collages, you'll find the painfully hip Wynwood Kitchen & Bar. Hosting pieces inside and out by world-renowned graffiti artists, this restaurant is lovingly hipster...  Read More



Located in Kimpton's Epic Hotel, this restaurant's setting affords skyline views of both Miami (to the north and west) and Biscayne Bay (to the east and south) that guests find truly breathtaking--that is, if they aren't too focused on the...  Read More



Start a day of business meetings or sightseeing by fueling up at this popular, buzzing cafe located in the bustling neighborhood of Coconut Grove. Whether you're grabbing a bagel, pastry or croissant to go or you're settling in to while away the...  Read More



This popular gathering place is a favorite among local professionals, who flock here for quick lunches and upscale dinners. The deli selection is particularly popular at midday, when tasty sandwiches composed of the finest meats and cheeses from...  Read More



Located off the breathtakingly scenic Old Cutler Road, this classy-but-cozy restaurant is for many the ideal spot for a romantic seafood dinner. Red Fish's Old Florida interior pairs perfectly with the surrounding lush nature of Matheson Hammock...  Read More

Casa Tua


Located in an Italian-style villa, this restaurant's distinguishable only by an open gate and diners seated at elegant outdoor tables. You won't find any signage outside and you might think you're walking into some millionaire's home on South...  Read More



La Mar by Gaston Acurio made the Mandarin Oriental its home in 2014, dazzling patrons with passionately prepared Peruvian food by their namesake global icon. A table on La Mar's deck frames Brickell's concrete landscape, its soothing bay waters...  Read More

Essensia Restaurant & Lounge
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Situated inside The Palms Hotel and Spa on Miami Beach, this gourmet restaurant features New American cuisine in a laid back garden atmosphere. At Essensia, it's all about using fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients, often times straight from...  Read More



Miami Beach's Juvia is a rooftop sparkler flaunting French, Japanese, and Peruvian inspired cuisine. Situated atop Lincoln Road's illustrious 1111 Garage, this James Beard Award winner for Outstanding Restaurant Design offers wondrous,...  Read More


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