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5 Delicious Lunches

BY Richard Latter | November 15, 2017 | Feature Features

Need a break from all that holiday shopping? Here are five eateries where lunch is always a pleasure.
Chicken dumplings from Makoto

Brazilian Bites
Miami Beach’s newest Brazilian import, Coco Bambu is now serving lunch daily. Highlights include the paella Coco Bambu with shrimp, calamari, fish and mussels (big enough for six people) and desserts like the brigadeiro, a creamy chocolate with strawberry and cookie crumbles. 955 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 786.348.0770

Cuban Flavors
Big spending in the Design District is bound to get shoppers hungry. After hitting the shops, head to Estefan Kitchen in Palm Court for a variety of Cuban classics. Our favorites? The pan con bistec sandwich and vaca frita sliders. 140 NE 39th St., Miami, 786.843.3880

Views & Bites
From celebrated restaurateurs Jonas and Alexandra Millan of Bonito in St. Barth, this eatery features some serious culinary talent at the very top of the1111 Building. Juvia’s weekend-only power lunch include items like kale and farro salad, beef carpaccio and variety of desserts options from Pastry Chef Gregory Gourreau. 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.763.8272

Turning Japanese
Makoto, the eponymous restaurant by chef Makoto Okuwa and James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr, offers traditional Japanese cuisine that’s ideal before or after a day of shopping. Take a seat in the shaded patio area and indulge in favorites like crispy chicken dumplings and the freshest sashimi in town. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305.864.8600

By The River
In the Brickell area? When sustenance calls, head over to Seaspice, which serves up a three-course lunch that includes starters such as butternut squash soup, the Winter Plant Bowl and watercress salad; entrees such as shrimp linguini, prime churrasco, pan-seared black grouper fillet with navy bean, sage and bacon succotash, and butternut squash gnocchi; and various desserts. Don’t forget to pair those specialties with a glass or two of rosé. 422 NW N. River Drive, Miami 305.440.4200

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