Now that the weather is starting to cool down, well almost, it's time to discuss where you should be going for the best outdoor dining in Miami!
3381 Pan American Drive | Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Who doesn't absolutely love Scotty’s? I have been going to this restaurant for as long as I can remember and eating their onion loaf with a dolphin sandwich and French fries. The onion loaf is literally a loaf of fried onion, which is absolute perfection, by the way. And you have to pair this with either a nice cold Pepsi or a beer. Plus you get to stare out at the Grove Key Marina while you eat. Go around sunset and you be able to get some pretty awesome pictures. Maybe even a selfie or two.
Berries in the Grove
2884 SW 27th Ave. | Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Keeping it in the Grove area you have to check out Berries. They are actually in the process of expanding but still have a pretty sweet set up. They have an awesome little patio area in the middle of the restaurant where they open up the skylight so you can feel the breeze and stare right into the night sky. They also have some pretty delicious specials everyday – I would try their sushi and wood oven pizza. Also, did I mention they have an off-the-chain brunch?
Smith & Wollensky
1 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139
For those of you who are less on a budget then you have to stop here. Now that the weather is going to start getting a bit cooler, hopefully, you can sit outside while you enjoy a mouth-watering piece of steak. Smith & Wollensky is located right on South Pointe Park, one of the nicest spots in South Beach. For the best view you should go upstairs to the patio deck, which over looks the Miami Harbor.
15 SE 10th Street | Miami, FL 33131
This little gem can be found in the heart of Mary Brickell Village. I do have to tell you it gets pretty packed on $10 Pasta Thursday’s! Either way this place is really cool. When you enter the restaurant you find yourself in a small marketplace you might find on the Italian countryside. Once you go in you can either sit inside or in the patio area surrounded by lights. I would obviously recommend the pasta as this is an Italian restaurant, but I do have to say I am a little obsessed with their chicken salad that comes with their homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
2550 NW 2nd Ave. | Miami, FL 33127
I really like the restaurant, not only for the food but also for the art. When you go to Wynwood Kitchen & Bar you have to go through the inside so you can see all the beautiful art they have, but then you must sit outside. You will find yourself in the middle of Wynwood Walls. That means that after you munch on things like their tuna ceviche, braised short ribs or vaca frita you can walk around the walls and admire the art. It's a pretty awesome experience.