19 Stellar Miami Restaurants Offering Monday Dining
While Mondays can often feel like a doozy for a myriad of reasons, not being able to enjoy a good meal out is thankfully not a reason for a case of the Monday blues. Once considered the traditional day off in the industry many restaurants have opted to open to appease the growing demand of its patrons. Here’s a look out where to grab a bite and start the week off right.
1. Tur Kitchen
This chic Mediterranean restaurant serves up elevated versions of classics like branzino with Romanesco puree, squid with dates and chorizo, a variety of hearty pides, alongside an extensive bar program. The wine list and service does not disappoint, either. Open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
259 Giralda Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134
2. Blue Collar
This sexy Miami Design District steakhouse serves 45-day aged beef in traditional Korean barbecue style. When it comes to drinks large format bottles are the specialty here, and they are glorified on “Magnum Mondays,” where every Monday COTE opens a special magnum bottle (1.5L or larger) offering it at by-the-glass prices. Open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
4. Casa Mariano
This Doral newcomer is brimming with ambiance and specializes in Mediterranean cuisine peppered with influences from chef and restaurateur Mariano Araya’s home country of Argentina. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Set inside Miami Beach’s new Hotel Greystone, Serevene presents a menu that marries Japanese ingredients and French technique. Be sure to begin with a drink at the lovely bar with live music set upstairs. Open 6 p.m. to midnight.
6. Tanuki Miami
Featuring cuisine from Japan and China, Tanuki offers a “Maki Mondays” promotion for $10 maki rolls all night long with options like truffled yellowtail, crunchy tuna, spicy scallop, and others to choose from. Available from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
7. Zuma Miami
This mainstay in Miami’s food scene features modern Japanese food inspired by traditional izakaya-style dining and boasts a non-stop crowd of sleek, chic, celebrities, scene-chasers and food lovers. Plus, its beautiful outdoor setting in the heart of Downtown Miami makes for a great Monday night date night option. Open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
8. Stubborn Seed
Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford wows diners in his minimalist upscale space and cutting edge dishes. While the menu changes regularly the end result will not: food lovers will leave happy and impressed. Open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
9. Elcielo By Juan Manuel Barrientos
Part dinner and part science experiment, Elcielo By Juan Manuel Barrientos explores Latin American cuisine through a molecular gastronomy lens. For those that like playing with their food, the Chocotherapy is a must. Open from 6 p.m. until midnight.
10. RED South Beach
From towering seafood platters, to flavorful beef dishes, and a mac and a truffle pasta that brings carb lovers to their knees, Red South Beach is always a good decision. Open 6 p.m. to midnight.
A fusion of Chinese and Latin cuisine, this buzzed-about new spot offers four separate concepts: restaurant, market, garden, and lounge, which can fulfill any sort of Monday evening craving. Open noon to 11 p.m.
12. Pubbelly Sushi (Multiple locations)
Pubbelly Sushi is best known for its creative rolls with Latin flavors like the spicy tuna made with arroz pegao (rice with crispy bits), truffle oil, and sea salt, or the butter krab roll with goma soy paper, imitation crab, ponzu, and warm clarified butter for dipping. But rolls aren’t the only option with standout items like the tuna pizza, pork bao, spare ribs, and kimchee fried rice filling out the menu. But be careful, while portions are a decent and meant for sharing, it’s easy to get overly excited and want them all. Hours vary, find them here.
13. Cafe La Trova
The brainchild of James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein and cocktail master and cantinero Julio Cabrera, Cafe La Trova is an ode to Miami’s Cuban culture. Guests can sip on classic Cuban cocktails that are served by bartenders dressed in bow ties and jackets while swaying to live music and dining on dishes like paella croquetas and lechón con chicharrones. Pro tip: Mondays are as big a party as Fridays here. Open 4 p.m. to midnight.
14. La Mar by Gaston Acurio
Located on Brickell Key inside the Mandarin Oriental, La Mar is Gaston Acurio’s temple offering a combo of well-executed upscale novo-Andean fare and Asian-Peruvian fusion dishes. You’ll find classics like lomo saltado, local offerings like yellowtail snapper, and several ceviche options. Make sure to grab a table on its expansive patio for some of the best views of the Miami skyline in town. Open 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
15. 800° Woodfired Kitchen
Co-owned by Miami Heat legends Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem this elevated casual spot celebrates American favorites like burgers and pizza along with less traditional renditions of popular dishes like the woodfired lasagna. Plus, every Monday it offers an “MVP Mondays” combo of wings and a burger for $20. Open from noon until 10 p.m.