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Discover the most Instagrammable restaurants in Miami

  • Food & Wine
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 19 December 2022
  • Revised 24 February 2023
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Miami is an Instagrammers dream, thanks to its stunning coastlines, crystal ocean waves and bustling party scene - which is sure to make the grid pop. It is also no stranger to the uprise of Instagrammable restaurants and the foodie scene. Many places are making an effort to ensure that the restaurant space and the food are unique and of course… it’s arty. 

In this article, we explore the most vibrant Instagram restaurants Miami dishes up, all sure to have your reels looking fresh and your hashtags #drooling. 

Why not book an epic Miami luxury holiday and discover the sumptuous food scene for yourself? 

Pao by Paul Qui - Faena Hotel Miami Beach

If you’re looking for a spectacle for your feed, Pao by Paul Qui at Faena Hotel Miami Beach is the one. As soon as you step foot inside you will be in awe of the scale and grandeur that awaits. The gold dome ceiling houses a gold unicorn statue, created by the legendary Damien Hirst. You can also look out on the famous giant sculpture of the gilded Wooly Mammoth, also a Hirst creation, as you dine. 

And it’s not just the restaurant that looks good, the food is a masterpiece too. Dishes are pure perfection with an Asian-inspired menu. Tuck into 72-hour smoke Wagyu beef short rib, scallop aguachile and corn ice cream with Tuscan honey. 

Picture-perfect ideas: 

  • Take a picture in front of the Damien Hirst statues 
  • Create perfect boomerangs of your bespoke cocktails 
  • Snap the stunning ocean views from the restaurant 

Pao by Paul Qui

Pao by Paul Qui

Mandrake Miami

Mandrake Miami is one of the newer celeb spots on Miami beach, and it’s easy to see why. The neon lights, giant gorilla on arrival and a gothic candle-lit setting with extravagant candle sticks on the table - everywhere you look you’ll find something that will make your jaw drop. It’s clear to see why it’s been recently named one of the top Instagram restaurants in Miami. 

You can enjoy a medley of sushi dishes such as maki rolls, Izakaya plates of pork and fish tempura. If you want to be more extravagant you can order a 32-ounce Tomahawk ribeye steak. 

Picture -perfect ideas:

  • Get a selfie at the restaurant's dramatic entrance. Neon lights will frame the picture as well as lit florals and red drapes
  • Capture the bar area that is adorned with stunning foliage 
  • The tile art is definitely one for the reels

Mandrake Miami

Mandrake Miami
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The Jaya - The Setai, Miami Beach

The Jaya at The Setai, Miami Beach has once been named Miami’s hottest restaurant, and we couldn’t agree more. Whilst the decor is very sleek with rich reds and deep wooden furnishings, it’s all about the food here. 

Guests can experience culinary art in the form of truffle dumplings, Caspian Sea golden Ossetra Caviar and NY Striploin Ssam with scallions. Sundays are a wonderful time to visit if you can get a table as you can indulge in a jazz brunch with free-flowing Roederer Champagne and a mojito bar. Cheers to that. 

Picture-perfect ideas: 

  • Rooftop selfies with unparalleled sky views 
  • Dining under the stars on The Courtyard
  • Expertly made cocktails and delicious dishes 

The Setai, Miami Beach

The Setai, Miami Beach

Lightkeepers - The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

The cool and coastal-inspired Lightkeepers at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is a contemporary and sophisticated restaurant, located on the waterfront boasting stunning views of the ocean. 

The seafood is the star of the show, with freshly caught and locally sourced ingredients masterfully executed on the plate. 

Picture-perfect ideas: 

  • Take bespoke cocktail boomerangs at the elegant bar 
  • Video the selection of seafood that’s on display
  • Take a group photo in front of the majestic sea views 

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

Vista

Vista is an Instagram paradise. This restaurant is two floors of rustic beauty with foliage surrounding it. The room is bright and airy (perfect for pictures) thanks to its skylights and stunning domed windows. 

The food is sumptuous with options like lobster ravioli, burrata, octopus and lamb cavatelli.

Picture-perfect ideas: 

  • Get a shot at the DJ booth using props like mini disco balls and old-school telephones 
  • Rooftop shots amongst the greenery 
  • Underneath the rattan lampshade and greenery walkway. 

Vista

Vista

Tropicale - The Miami Beach EDITION

Sit back and relax at Tropicale at The Miami Beach EDITION. The restaurant provides lighter bites and refreshing cocktails to enjoy as you sit back and take in the ocean views. Opt to sit by the glittering pool, by the beach or at the intimate bar area. 

Tuck into delicious tuna tartare, crispy calamari or perhaps burrata with strawberry compote. 

Picture-perfect ideas: 

  • Selfies on the wooden loveseats 
  • Group shots with impeccable views 
  • At night when the restaurant glows under the colourful lights

The Miami Beach EDITION

The Miami Beach EDITION

Little Hen

One of the most Instagrammable places in Miami is Little Hen. This restaurant serves breakfast and brunch amongst a flurry of floral arrangements. It’s pure elegance wherever you sit. The outside space is comfy with benches that have scattered floral cushions to sink into, with impressive fringed pale blue umbrellas to keep you cool. 

From afternoon teas to rose petal pancakes, these dishes will liven up your feed. 

Picture-perfect ideas:

  • The dishes are sprinkled with flowers for a cute aesthetic 
  • The sinking chairs are perfect for selfies 
  • Sit at the bar stalls for a sophisticated look

Little Hen

Little Hen

The most instagrammable restaurants in Miami FAQs

What makes a restaurant Instagrammable?
It’s not enough for just the food to be delicious, it has to look good too! Many restaurants understand the need to create an aesthetic that is pleasing to the eye... And the Insta feed. 

Is Miami Instagrammable?
Absolutely. You will find everything from pretty ice-creams and street food to the finest dining imaginable in Miami. The natural beauty of Miami makes it one of the most Instagrammable places in the US. 

What’s the most Instagrammable place in Miami? 
The hotels are lavish and exceptional, so you might want to start there. Alternatively, the ocean views are unmatched, and a sunset beach selfie is guaranteed to bring in the likes. 

For the most incredible Magic City experience, book a luxurious Miami tour to explore in the best way possible. 

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