MIAMI – Artists, dreamers, fun-seekers, admirers and foodies are coming together as the art world converges in the “Magic City” for Miami Art Week.
Starting Tuesday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 4. South Florida’s leading art institutions will organize over sixty exhibitions and events, both locally on-site and also online.
Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center is celebrating 20 years since the event came to town.
Even if you don’t have an interest in art, there is one way you can ensure a successful Art Basel:
Make a reservation.
According to food reviewers, here are the top 5 restaurants in the epicenters of Miami Art Week.
347 NW 24TH ST, Miami (Wynwood)
Perfect for big group seating/ birthdays
If you plan to venture into Wynwood during Art Basel week. Doya might just be the place for you. From the service to the food to the beautiful, roomy space that will help you relax after weaving through jammed sidewalks like a salmon swimming upstream. Doya is highly recommended by event organizers. According to reviews, if you try the tender octopus salad and the lamb kebab, you won’t be sorry.
230 NE 4TH ST, Miami
Perfect for date night/ cocktails
Jaguar Sun is recommended for almost every occasion imaginable, including Art Basel.
Known for its pasta and perfect cocktails, many reviewers call it a “can’t miss.”
If you’re longing for outstanding pasta, oysters and a cold martini, Jaguar Sun is the place for you.
151 NE 41ST ST, Miami
Perfect for birthdays/ corporate events
L’Atelier in the Design District is a really great fit for Art Basel. The fine dining French spot has a cool, futuristic interior and counter seating with a great view of the open kitchen.
According to reviews, the meals are gorgeously plated and if you’re going a la carte, make sure to get the kampachi crudo and le foie gras au torchon. A little puck of the best foie gras you’ll ever have with slices of buttery grilled brioche so you can assemble your own toast is the way to go here.
426 Euclid Ave, Miami Beach
The Orilla Bar & Grill has a Miami Beach feel and a Miami Beach vibe just without the traffic. If you’re looking for something light to eat and a great cocktail with a nice outdoor patio vibe, this will be the place for you.
140 NE 39TH ST, Miami
Perfect for dining/solo
The seating here is almost entirely outdoors, which is good because Art Basel weather tends to be delightful. According to reviews, the beautifully plated tiradito, sushi and tuna tartare are the to-go dishes as this Peruvian spot.
Additional restaurants, bars and lounges while visiting Miami Art Basel can be found here.