Cupid's Pulse Article: Destination Miami: New Out Of the Box Destinations Reshaping the Culinary and Nightlife SceneCupid's Pulse Article: Destination Miami: New Out Of the Box Destinations Reshaping the Culinary and Nightlife Scene

By Delaney Gilbride 

It looks like Miami has hopped on the newest culinary bandwagon as unique, international restaurants have been continuously popping up along its famous beaches over the last couple years. Not only does the intercontinental cuisine give even more of an incentive for you and your boo to book your next romantic getaway to Miami, these up-and-coming restaurants have become the newest hot spots for celebrity couples, too! If you’ve been looking for a one of a kind trip to the sunshine state, look no further.

Cupid’s here to tell you all about the seven hottest destinations along the shores of Miami that will have you and your partner dying to return:

1. DÔA: From the unique and creative mind of Arjun Waney, comes this revolutionary Latin-Asian eatery entitled DÔA. Residing on Miami Beach, this restaurant serves high quality affordable dishes from 6PM to 5AM every day of the week. Locals and tourists can enjoy craft cocktails and tasty plates in the comfort of the cool indoors or while soaking up the Floridian sun on their outdoor patio. Miami’s youngest high profile Chef Carlos Estarita allows for an extensive, affordable menu including dishes such as Crispy Squid ($10), Sashimi (minimum $3), and Nikkei Rotisserie Chicken ($19-$30). A little something for everyone to enjoy!

2. Paris 6: Enjoy an incredibly romantic date night at the ever-elegant French Bistro, Paris 6. The Brazilian franchise launched it’s first eatery in the United States this past November and people have been absolutely raving over the 24/7 Bistro. Reminiscent of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, the eatery is dimly lit with vivid paintings covering the walls head to toe. Owner and Executive Chef Isaac Azaar leaves his guests satisfied with over 100 options around the clock including Classic French Bites, an Oyster Bar, and fresh fish such as the Wild Salmon with Melted Brie Cheese & Mushrooms – a “Marisol Ribeiro”.

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3. Copa Room: Miami Beach’s first all-inclusive night club charges a flat rate of $80-$100 at the door or $125-$150 if you want access to the Club Level for the night. And yes, you read that correctly, it’s all-inclusive. After you pay your flat rate at the door, everything on the inside is included – the Copa Room is your oyster! Their premium open bar will have you and your boo dancing all night long while observing entertaining Las Vegas style shows. The best part about the Copa Room is as long as you’re inside, you don’t have to worry about tips and taxes – it’s included!

4. Seaspice: Located on the banks of the Miami River, this leading waterfront restaurant lives and breathes everything nautical. The indoor and outdoor dining area allows for a contemporary feel with a vivid view of Miami’s downtown skyline from nearly every table. This Mediterranean-inspired eatery serves only the freshest seafood either locally caught or imported from ports around the globe. It’s menu including King Crab Tempura, Grilled Florida Lobster, and Australian Rack of Lamb has attracted multiple celebrities including Barbra Streisand, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and even Justin Bieber (just to name a few).

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5. Villa Azur: If you and your significant other can never find a happy medium when deciding what type of food to eat, Villa Azur will put your mind at rest. This preferred French Mediterranean destination in South Beach puts an Italian twist on their unique and lively menu. The 6,000 square foot dining room (indoor and outdoor) resembles French and Italian Rivieras as it also includes it’s own library and wine cellar… it’s the perfect date idea. Their exotic menu includes fan favorites such as Truffle Brie Cheese ($21), 10 Hour Short Ribs ($29), and Branzino ($45). This famous eatery has attracted multiple celebrities such as David Guetta, Wilmer Valderrama, and Halle Berry.

6. Brasserie Azur: This sister restaurant to Villa Azur allows a laid back, relaxed feel for people that want an eatery with an elegant atmosphere that wont break the bank. Brasserie Azur is a French-Mediterranean eatery serving European inspired cocktails that you and your boo will absolutely love. Every Tuesday through Sunday, tourists and residents are able to enjoy their Happy Hour specials from 5PM-9PM which includes $3 draft beer, $5 cocktails, and delicious pizza ranging from $7-$10. Outside of their reasonable Happy Hour, Brasserie Azur’s regular menu incorporates dishes such as Salmon Tartare ($15), The Grilled Mahi-Mahi Burger ($17), and their famous Rotisserie Chickens ($17-$38).

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7. WALL: If you’re looking to party from the wee hours of the morning until noon the very next day, WALL Lounge on South Beach is the place for you. Open from 12AM-4:30PM, WALL has been named the longest running exclusive night spot on South Beach. This celebrity hotspot has been home to super stars such as Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, and even Leonardo Dicaprio. The night spot books events for every night of the week so the entertainment will never run out; if you like house music you’re stumbled across the right place! WALL allows for an endless night, and you never know… you may run into your favorite celebrity.

If you’re either a Miami native or simply love visiting the area, tell us about your favorite out of the box destinations by commenting below!