9 Must-Try Mediterranean Restaurants In Miami
If you can't make it to the Greek Isles this summer, don't worry. We found the best Mediterranean restaurants with dishes to make you think you're exploring the Mediterranean Sea while enjoying the best Miami offers.
Have your Miami summer in Mykonos at the Estiatorio Ornos. This Michael Mina restaurant has curated a menu of fish-forward dishes with fish delivered overnight from the Mediterranean Sea to transport guests to Greece through a new level of cuisine. This dining oasis inside the Aventura Mall offers authentic, traditional, flavorful Greek cuisine with featured items such as zucchini fritters, the Greek salad paired with the Mykonos gin-based cocktail and Campari-based Corfu with a view.
Stop by TUR Kitchen in Coral Gables for an ingredient-forward Mediterranean meal. With specialties in fusing region-specific dishes with contemporary techniques, this restaurant will surely bring you the best of the Mediterranean Sea. Join them during Miami Spice for a complete dining experience. Guests can look forward to the roasted squid, lamb chops or the blue house salmon to name a few favorites.
259 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables / @tur.kitchen
If you're looking for an elegant night on the Mediterranean Sea, look no further than Milos Miami by Costas Spiliadis in South Beach. While encompassing the Greek word philoxenia, the restaurant strives for upscale hospitality with this indoor Mediterranean gem. With fresh catches imported daily, guests are encouraged to order any seafood dish for a sophisticated and tasty meal. Choose from its seasonal selection of oysters, loup de mer baked in sea salt or avgotaraho, a traditional style of Ancient Greek cured fish for an authentic Mediterranean meal.
730 First St., Miami Beach / @estiatoriomilos
Abbalé Telavivian Kitchen
Abbalé, TLV Kitchen fuses family and food in perfect Telavivian fashion. Combining the two cities of Miami and Tel Aviv, the restaurant strives for exceptional dining focused on flavors and culture. Combining the flavors of Israel, Turkey, Greece and Colombia, guests can enjoy salatim
for the table, including labneh, matbucha or muhammara and larger plates such as sumac chicken shashlik and shawarma spiced wagyu. Mediterranean cuisine is taken to the next level with all-day Telavivian brunch on Sundays and Shabbat dinner on Fridays.
864 Commerce St., Miami Beach / @abbaletlv
Mandolin Aegean Bistro
Close your eyes and immerse yourself in the Aegean Sea at Mandolin Aegean Bistro in Miami. This Miami hotspot not only mimics the traditional tavernas along the coast of the Aegean, but its flavors perfectly represent the tastes and traditions of the Mediterranean. Blending classic flavors with Turkish tastes, guests can enjoy a whole Mediterranean sea bass, beef skewered souvlaki, or sirloin kofte meatballs paired with grilled halloumi cheese, baked feta or Aegean/Mediterranean olives. The mouthwatering flavors and the Mandolin ambiance are enough to transport you to the Aegean Sea without getting on a plane.
4312 NE Second Ave., Miami / @mandolinrestaurants
Looking for the perfect modern Aegean meze with Turkish accents? Based in the heart of Wynwood, DOYA pairs Greek and Turkish cultures and sticks to the pure tradition of preparing food over wood fires and coals. The cold meze includes favorites such as the Cretan feta, octopus salad or the haydari, a garlic yogurt. Enjoy the hot meze specials such as the manti beef dumplings, Adana spiced lamb kebab or mussels in a white wine sauce.
Byblos Miami has been a local favorite for years, representing the classic Eastern Mediterranean aesthetic both in its dishes and ambiance. Including region-specific flavors focusing on both local and traditional tastes, the menu is considered a true Mediterranean mosaic. Its family-style menu has flavors ranging from eggplant kibbeh to roasted lamb shoulder, ensuring guests enjoy the perfect Mediterranean flavors they're looking for.
1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach / @byblosmiami
This summer, stop by Major Food Group's HaSalon for chef Eyal Shani's specially curated summer series. Guests can enjoy a four-course prix-fixe menu to celebrate the flavors of the Mediterranean. The menu extends until Labor day with signature and eclectic flavors in foods such as the beetroot carpaccio or the grilled fish with salat aravi. Featuring not only the most nuanced Mediterranean flavors but an irresistible vibe that sets HaSalon apart from all the other restaurants, this restaurant is a must this summer.
404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
In the heart of the Goodtime Hotel, guests can enjoy high energy paired with delicious Mediterranean cuisines. The indoor to outdoor space complemented with a rosy hue will transport guests to a pool party on the Mediterranean Sea. With traditional mezze options including hummus, tzatziki, or baba ganoush, guests can pair these light snacks with pide Turkish pizzas or different kebabs. Guests can choose from specialty cocktails or bottle services catering to an exceptional time.
601 Washington Ave., Miami Beach / @strawberrymoon
KÓMMA Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
New to Miami Beach, Komma offers a Greek celebration, with the name translated to revelry. Hospitality veteran George Sezgin brings his talents and experience to the indoor/ outdoor restaurant that fully embraces the Greek region. With foods and cocktails inspired by the Mediterranean, diners will feel transported while feasting on an array of seafood, tzatziki, skordalia, Crete feta and more.
560 Washington Ave., Miami Beach @kommarestaurant