Art Basel Miami is an annual event that attracts art lovers and talent dealers from all over the world. This year, instead of staying at hipster hotels, consider these classic hotels that have recently undergone major renovations.
Pastis, located at 380 NW 26th St., is a new bistro in Miami owned by Keith McNally. The restaurant offers classic French dishes in a modern setting with globe lights, white tile, rustic wood furniture, and an airy garden.
Rao’s Miami Beach, located at 1601 Collins Ave., is a branch of the famous Rao’s restaurant from New York City. The Miami Beach location serves signature Italian dishes such as meatballs, Sunday gravy, and Uncle Vincent’s lemon chicken, as well as seafood and caviar.
Amelia’s 1931, located at 13601 SW 26th St., has been transformed from a small Cuban diner into a retro dining room serving pan-Latin cuisine with an Asian twist. The restaurant has a strict business casual dress code and a no-child policy.
Branja, located at 5010 NE Second Ave., is a restaurant owned by “MasterChef Israel” winner Tom Aviv. The restaurant offers a playful and exciting menu with retro design and flavors inspired by Tel Aviv in the 1970s.
Tablé by Antonio Bachour, located at 180 NE 40th St., is a modern Parisian-style brasserie in the Design District. The restaurant offers a full brunch, lunch, and dinner menu with a France-meets-Middle East flair.
Brasserie Laurel, located at 689 NE First Ave., is a casual French restaurant at the base of Miami Worldcenter’s Caoba residential tower. The restaurant offers classic French dishes such as caviar, frog legs, foie gras, and escargot.
Casadonna, located at 1737 N. Bayshore Drive, is an Italian Riviera-inspired restaurant based around the traditional antipasti, crudi, and primi of Naples, Taormina, Bari, Positano, and Gaeta. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating for 366 and is designed by Ken Fulk.
Tala Beach, located at 2341 Collins Ave., is a Mediterranean-style beach club at 1 Hotel South Beach. The club offers a 50,000-square-foot outdoor space with daybeds, pillows, rugs, umbrellas, palm trees, and an outdoor bar and restaurant.
These classic hotels and restaurants in Miami offer a unique and exciting dining experience for visitors to Art Basel Miami. With their recent renovations and modern updates, they are contenders for the title of “icon” in the Miami hospitality scene. Whether you’re looking for classic French cuisine, Italian dishes, or a Mediterranean beach club experience, these establishments have something for everyone. So, next time you’re in Miami, consider skipping the hipster hotels and checking out these classic spots instead.
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