Shore thing: where to enjoy South Florida’s finest fish

Top five restaurants for seafood in Miami uncovered…

Whether it’s lobster, conch, kingfish or crab, Miami – a city surrounded by water – knows how to do great seafood. But, with so many restaurants to choose from, where do you go to find the finest flavours? Oryx World Portfolio spills the beans on seafood in Miami…

The River Oyster Bar

This chic restaurant, with minimalist interior, serves world-class oysters from a spectacular raw bar that includes ceviches, clams, crab and lobster. Popular among the business community, the outlet has been a firm favourite since it opened in 2003, sourcing both local and international catches from leading suppliers. From Key West yellowtail snapper to Greek bronzino, the menu is imaginative and the food to die for.


Just a 10-minute drive from Brickell Heights 02, one of Oryx World Portfolio’s many Miami-based developments, Altamare is located on Lincoln Road, north east of Coconut Grove. If you’re looking for fresh, simple dishes with an Italian twist, this is the place to go. Featuring grilled octopus, shrimp linguini, pan-seared scallops, and Thai curry mussels, the menu is brimming with old-school favourites and a range of exciting, contemporary dishes, ensuring every palate is catered for.

Joe’s Stone Crab

Nestled between Washington Avenue and Collins Avenue, Joe’s Stone Crab is fashionable not just for its Miami Beach location. Attracting visitors, residents and A-List celebrities, it serves arguably the best stone crabs in the city. Accompanied by creamed spinach, fried sweet potatoes, coleslaw and hash browns, this hearty signature dish is renowned throughout South Florida and is well worth trying.

Area 31

Just a five-minute drive from Oryx World Portfolio’s SLS LUX tower, Area 31 is perched on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel, on Biscayne Boulevard Way. With spectacular views of the Miami skyline, this elegant outlet takes its name from Fishing Area 31, designated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization as a sustainable fishery, a vision that Area 31 wholeheartedly supports. Wash down ethically caught yellowfin tuna or poached lobster with an expertly prepared cocktail and prepare to be dazzled.

Oceanaire Seafood Room

While this 1930s-style restaurant has 12 sister outlets across the US, its attention to detail, excellent service and quality of food ensure it feels less like a soulless chain and more like a seafood-lover’s utopia. Offering only top-of-the-catch fish from the world’s most reputable suppliers, Oceanaire serves sustainably caught seafood including Key West mangrove snapper, red king crab, and Caribbean lobster tail. Located at 900 South Miami Avenue, this popular restaurant, lined with red leather booths and globe lamps, is not to be missed.