Best Restaurants in Bal Harbour & Surfside
Bal Harbour is a small, upscale community just north of Surfside, a chic, intimate neighborhood that borders it to the south at 96th Street and connects the two districts to Miami Beach at 87th Terrace.
Bal Harbour and its neighboring Surfside are best described as tranquil, stylish, and elegant. Residents here like to say that nothing spectacular happens – and they like to keep it that way. This understated charm belies the rich culture found at the innumerable cafes and eateries.
While most visitors to Bal Harbour and Surfside enjoy the cozy confines of their resort hotels, many great dining options are just steps away.
10295 Collins Avenue
Tucked inside One Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, Mister Collins serves American comfort food favorites indoors and overlooking the pool deck and the Atlantic surf. If you can tear your eyes off the amazing view, enjoy juicy burgers, Pop’s pork chop and a butter-poached Maine lobster roll.
9703 Collins Avenue
The centerpiece of the St. Regis Bal Harbour dining experience, J&G Grill showcases the best recipes from star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten who’s impressive resume includes Mercer Kitchen, Spice Market, JoJo and more! Dine on simply grilled meat and Florida-fresh seafood in the lofty dining room overlooking the pool or out on the breezy seaside terrace.
9700 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154
In keeping with the upscale nature of Bal Harbour, La Goulue enjoys a chic French pedigree and a storied Chef – Christian Delouvrier – who brings the old world charm of his original Manhattan location to South Florida along with garlicky escargots, steak tartare and French charcuterie. Experience the authentic brasserie menu inside at the charming bar or alfresco on the sidewalk.
The Surf Club
9011 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL 33154
This legendary social club from the 1930s has been newly redesigned, and its signature restaurant opened in 2018 under the watchful eye of multi-starred Michelin Chef Thomas Keller. It serves historical Continental cuisine with a modern twist to guests and residents of the adjacent luxury towers.
The Surf Club has not one, but two internationally renowned dining establishments housed in the old ballroom and loggia where legends of the screen, stage, and politics gathered for illustrious parties during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Owner Antonio Sersale now serves exquisite Mediterranean cuisine as well as classic Miami Beach cocktails.
9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
Guests staying at the Sea View Hotel looking for simple Italian fare like wood oven pizzas or a perfect antipasto and a glass of wine stop by Carpaccio after shopping the luxe boutiques of Bal Harbour Mall. Evenings attract an upscale clientele who enjoy the steaks, chops and seafood served alongside some of the best risotto in town!
9703 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
At the Atlantikós St. Regis Bal Harbour , Chef Anastasios Chasekioglou has created a unique fusion of genuine Greek dishes using both locally and Piraeus-sourced ingredients to have a one-of-a-kind ‘journey’ through the flavors of the Greek Isles.
9700 Collins Avenue
Iron Chef Morimoto got where he is in Kitchen Stadium today with sushi Chef Makoto Okuwa by his side. Finally striking out on his own, the able young chef’s menu takes many Japanese classics for a unique new spin and serves up some of the freshest fish in the city.
Santa Fe News
01 S Miami Ave suite 360, Miami, FL 33130
For a quick bite and some serious people watching, there’s no better address than Santa Fe. Best bets for lunch are the budget-friendly daily specials (especially grilled churrasco skirt steak & fries) and the juicy beef burger.
Lea’s Tea Room
9700 Collins Ave # 235, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
The ladies who lunch swear by Lea’s, a classic French style cafe serving perfect pastries, strong cocktails plus salads and pastas. Dress to impress and stop in after window shopping some of the biggest names in fashion at Bal Harbour Mall.
Fresco Beach Bar
9703 Collins Avenue
A hidden gem overlooking the Atlantic coast, Fresco’s menu has a decidedly Latin flair and more than a few taste-tempting seafood options like Puerto Vallarta fish tacos, tuna, shrimp or corvina ceviche, and the house Fresco salad topped with seared ahi tuna. Factor in that million dollar view and you’ve found the most perfect lunch spot in town!