No neighborhood has transformed more than Wynwood, but it's not all hipster coffee and street art. As Miami's food scene comes into its own, incredibly talented chefs have made the former warehouse district their home. While Wynwood is now home to many delightfully delicious restaurants, there are several that stand out for being gastronomically exceptional yet accessible (kind of).
In a building so discreet you can easily stroll by it, Chef Brad Kilgore has brought a much-needed level of creativity to Miami. On the inside, dinners are served tasting menu style, 5 or 7 courses, with wine pairing options, all featuring local ingredients. Ask anyone who's eaten there and they will tell you that the Soft Egg is one of the best things they have ever eaten. Outside, Bar Alter serves more relaxed fair and incredible cocktails, including the Gun Street Girl, which combines gin and tequila (we suggest taking a Lyft to dinner).
Three is Chef Norman Van Aken's tribute to Florida's history and cuisine. The warm, velvety blue tones of the restaurant immediately make you feel at ease and over 3 or 4 courses, diners can choose from a variety of New World offerings, but hurry! The menu rotates often. For more curious patrons, there is a long chef's counter where you can watch all of the delicious food be prepared. If you're feeling like a nightcap after dinner, head upstairs to the sister bar, No.3 Social, for cocktails on the rooftop.
You could be forgiven for thinking your date was bringing you to a taco stand, but behind a small hidden door lies some of the best Japanese food in Miami. Seating only 8 people at a time, HIDEN offers a true Omasake dining experience, serving hot and cold dishes on a rotating seasonal menu prepared by Chef Tadashi Shiraishi. Better make your reservations soon, this unique restaurant won't stay hidden for long.