26 Sushi & Tapas
26 Sushi & Tapas seamlessly blends Miami's multicultural tastes in a modern, minimalist setting while serving kosher sushi and tapas eats that draw on Japanese and Peruvian food culture. The menu focuses on clever makis – tempura with plantains or salmon with guava sauce – and the experimental sushi burrito. With four profiles, the sushi burrito can skew traditional, vegan, Mexican, or Latin. A balanced fusion of Latin and Asian, it’s no wonder this family-run restaurant has been recognized throughout South Florida for it’s unique take on kosher cuisine.
Backyard BBQ & Brew
Pitmaster Mendel Segal, aka RaBBi-Q, brings his elevated taste of award-winning kosher BBQ to Harding Avenue. Mendel’s start in BBQ hails back to Kansas City, a place that has a fierce history with BBQ. Already a modern-day Surfside classic, this restaurant offers succulent meats, masterful original sauces and even its own craft beers. Photo @ www.backyardbbqmiami.com
Big Daddy's Liquors - Surfside
(from bigdaddysliquors.com) Big Daddy’s is a South Florida staple that has been a part of the community for over 60 years. With endless options, liquor stores can be intimating. At Big Daddy’s theteam assists any way they can. From product knowledge to personal favorites, they will be sure to make the trip as easy as possible.
If you’re looking for the classic Italian American experience with plenty of large-scale portions to satisfy big appetites, Café Ragazzi is the place. Though white tablecloths and walls lined with photos of Italian greats and local legends suggest otherwise, this is a neighborhood place. May we suggest a Italian meat staples, the osso buco, or a baked pasta like a meaty lasagna, finished with a slice of homemade bread and a glass of the house wine. You’ll eat your fill and leave happy about the bill.
Cafe Vert Surfside
Café Vert is a relaxed, airy cafe for kosher fare with French flair, including sandwiches, savory crepes and pastries. The small café serves a variety of food but is perhaps best known for their delicious breakfasts. In the mornings, the café is busy with with diners starting their day with a heaping pile of French toast or a lip-smacking peanut butter and banana panini. Located on Haring Avenue, south of 95th street, Café Vert is a local haven.
Chai Wok focuses on serving modern Asian food that blends the flavors of the east. This Chinese and Sushi kosher restaurant serves a diverse menu of delicious Asian dishes and appetizers, including wok chicken and beef entrées, family-style noodles and rice, as well as hand-crafted sushi rolls and platters. The house rolls have fun Miami-themed names, try customer favorite the Miami Heat or a the South Beach roll, a no rice roll that nods to the South Beach diet.
Cine Citta Caffe
Cine Citta Cafe has been the kosher dairy restaurant of choice for residents and visitors in the Town of Surfside for over a decade. The restaurant and café offers an innovative selection of traditional and modern Italian cuisine. The menu, created by Executive Chef Romulo Melo, is a mix of signature entrees and Italian staples, such as pasta, fish dishes, delicious brick-oven pizza and handmade breads. The artichoke Paesana and the Branzino Mediterranean are favorites, but everything is tasty and beautifully plated for a fine-dining experience. As for the kosher delegation, Cine Citta Caffe has a Cholov Yisroel / Pas Yisroel Kosher Certification, one of the highest Kosher certifications. Outdoor seating is available, call for a reservation.
Flanigan’s Seafood Bar and Grill is a South Florida family restaurant started in the late 1980s that is famous for its legendary baby back ribs and fresh fish. The restaurant prides itself on using fresh ingredients and offering homemade items, including prime rib, ten ounce burgers and “WayTooBig Sandwiches” - a signatures style of sandwich that even has a trademarked name. If you have room for dessert, try the FLANIGAN’S SHENANIGAN™ , a very generous slice of candy walnut apple pie, topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel and Heath Bar crunch. It is best eaten with a friend.
Josh’s Delicatessen and Appetizing is a modern take on a traditional Jewish Deli. Serving deli staples with a twist, there is a rotating menu to keep things interesting, and everything is made from scratch; the chef even bakes his own bread. If you’re there at breakfast, try the bagel platter or the spicy tuna latkes. Executive Chef and owner Josh Marcus dishes up crispy latkes with thinly sliced sushi-grade tuna and spicy mayo that will leave you wanting more. If you’re there at lunch, order one of the generous sandwiches, like the seared tuna reuben or the “Jewban” – pastrami, pork, pickle, and Swiss. It’s all delicious, and definitely not kosher.
A sophisticated kosher restaurant offering a variety of continental dishes, Kosh has everything from steak to sushi rolls. Led by a team of experienced restaurateurs, Kosh offers a complete dining experience from the moment diners walk in the door. The stylish, modern atmosphere is accompanied by flavor filled plates such as duck a l’orange tacos, truffle tuna bites, Thai-style Seabass and an array of meats on the grill, served with sauce and a side of Kosh potatoes. Offering a wide variety of kosher cuisine, Kosh Miami has something for every palate.
Kosherland is a friendly kosher supermarket located on Harding Avenue and 94th Street. At this Surfside staple, you'll find all your kosher needs including: take out and deli section; butcher section with Prime American beef; a diverse wine selection in addition to a full selection of groceries, fresh daily breads and cookies.
The stunning restaurant at the Grand Beach Hotel Surfside features indoor and shaded al fresco dining with beach views. The menu includes French-Mediterranean cuisine with touches of local flavor.
LIDO Restaurant and the Champagne Bar at The Surf Club
Once the name of The Surf Club’s restaurant prior to its reimagination, chosen for evoking the leisurely lifestyle of an Italian summer, Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club celebrates its place as the best oceanfront dining experience in the Miami Beaches, offering a menu of simple and authentic Mediterranean cuisine.
The Champagne Bar is located within the historic heart of The Surf Club's 1930s clubhouse, once the ballroom where some of the 20th century’s most talked-about parties were held including black-tie boxing nights and lavish themed galas. Alongside Miami’s largest selection of fine champagnes, enjoy signature cocktails that harken back to The Surf Club’s gilded past and a dedicated bar menu of light Mediterranean dishes. Photo @Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club.
Miami Beach Chocolates Surfside
Miami Beach Chocolates opened as a mother-son duo in 2009 with one goal in mind: to provide our customers with the finest quality product, unmatched service, and an exquisite presentation that they wouldn’t find anywhere else. All products are certified Kosher, and we are very proud to offer our customers Cholov Yisroel, Parve, and regular dairy options. Whether it’s by providing people with an unforgettably delicious memory, sending gifts to make your loved ones smile, or catering an event close to your heart, our mission is simple: to share the finest chocolate experience with customers like you.
This compact, family-run Italian pizza counter serves up a variety of fast Italian classics including pizza, sandwiches, salads and pasta for takeout or delivery. The large menu has an array of delights, including pizzas whole or by the slice. Styles vary from the gold standard Margarita to the flavorful Chicken Alfredo, which blends a classic pasta dish with a pizza base. For Italian stapes, there’s the three cheese calzone, a sought-after meatball sub and baked ziti. The portions are large and the service swift. If you’re looking for a solid meal, bring your appetite to Moncheese Pizza.
Morelia Gourmet Paletas
Handcrafted gourmet popsicles have come to Surfside! The Miami-based Morelia’s Gourmet Paletas are made with high-quality natural ingredients. Morelia’s offers a wide selection of artisanal pops handcrafted with natural ingredients that put a new spin on frozen treats. Beyond the expected fruit flavors, Morelia’s offers tropical fruits such as mango and coconut and ups the wow factor with chocolate dips, toppings and so much more. A far cry from the fluorescent freezer pops of the aughts, these are something to be experienced. The Surfside location is the brand’s fourth store in Miami.
Rita's Italian Ice Custard
Rita's Italian Ice serves up a variety of frozen treats. Brought to America by Italian immigrants, the many-flavored concoction dubbed ‘italian ice’ is a frozen dessert made with fruit or other natural food flavorings. It’s the sweeter, smoother sorbet. In addition to Italian Ice, the shop also serves cream ice, frozen custard, gelati, and Mista – a frozen blend of Italian Ice and custard. Come for the ice, stay for the sweets. With so many things on the menu, there are plenty of delights.
Rolling Pin Bakery
If you’re searching for a hidden gem bakery with a vintage vibe, look no further than the Rolling Pin Bakery in Surfside. This Lilliputian bakery offers kosher pastries, breads and cookies perfect for the holidays. Located on Harding Avenue and 95th street, the Rolling Pin bakery has amassed a loyal following for its fresh-baked challah bread and rugelach.
Rustiko Artisan Bistro draws from an array of Mediterranean and American influences for a wide menu but locally, it’s really known for its Italian dishes. If you’re into truffle, try both the truffle pizza - made in a wood-fired oven - and the pappardelle truffle pasta, with just the perfect touch of creamy sauce and parmesan cheese.
Serendipity Yogurt Cafe
Started in 2008 by local Jessica Levison, Serendipity has been serving small-batch ice cream by the scoopful to Surfside residents for years. Offering a treat for a variety of palates, all of the ice cream and sorbet is made from scratch, using organic ingredients from local purveyors such as Panther Coffee and Paradise Farms. The sweets shop is also certified kosher by Kosher Dairy Miami, and for non-dairy lovers, all the Serendipity sorbet is vegan, so there is something for everyone!
Sky Bar @ Grand Beach Hotel Surfside
A hidden gem in Surfside, the Grand Beach Hotel Sky Bar features sweeping views of Miami, providing an unforgettable cocktail experience at the end of an exciting day. Now Reopen on weekends! (weather permitting).
Specchio has been delighting diners with its authentic Italian dishes and great service for years. Owned by Surfside local Gianni, this neighborhood gem is known for serving quality Italian food in a cozy atmosphere. The wide ranging menus offers delectable pastas – order the handmade ravioli – and classic entrees such as Chicken Marsala and Filet Mignon. As locals and insiders know, everything at Specchio is delicious. If you have room for dessert, order the often raved about warm ricotta cheesecake, it is a satisfying end to a memorable meal. If you are exploring the neighborhood, this intimate café, located on the corner of Harding Avenue and 94th street, is the perfect spot for a lunch or dinner date.
New to Harding Avenue this year is STREET Kitchen, led by Chef David Benrey and his talented culinary team. Comfort food classics like fried chicken and burgers are made to perfection, as are the carefully prepared fish, lamb and meat dishes. Self-proclaimed fans of "birds, fish, meat and beer" the restaurant offers limited outdoor seating, so make sure you call for a reservations. Plus, be on the lookout for specials, including 'Kids Eat Free' nights & more. Photo @streetkitchen.miami
For reservations, call 305-763-8267 between 1 and 4 p.m.
For authentic Japanese fare, head to Sushi Republic. A locals’ spot, Sushi Republic is known for classic sushi rolls, tempura, katsu and other delicious Japanese cuisine at reasonable prices. Led by a chef trained in Japan, the petite space consistently boasts five-star reviews, great service, and fresh seafood. It also holds the title of Best Sushi in Miami. For a taste of everything good, order a sushi-sashimi combo, which can include up to 10 pieces of sushi, 16 pieces of sashimi, a tuna roll and an eel roll. The place is open for lunch and dinner, but consider going during non-peak hours, as there is usually a wait.
Using the freshest ingredients, fast-casual cafe The Carrot on Harding Avenue offers a variety of healthy eating options, from salads to smoothies. Specializing in breakfast and lunch, start with an Eggy White Wrap and a smoothie, the Acai Dream – Acai, blueberries, strawberries, fresh orange juice and banana – is a favorite. For something with more protein, salads come with your option of salmon or a burger, so you can power up for the afternoon.
The Greek Place
Surfside has an array of great restaurants to pick from – authentic Italian, gourmet burgers, sushi, and so much more. Take the family for a Mediterranean meal at The Greek Place, a relaxed space that dishes up small plates of fresh Greek staples like shish kabobs, grape leaves, gyros and feta salad. If Mediterranean isn’t a top choice, most of Surfside’s spots are kid-friendly, so let the kids choose your culinary adventure.
The Harbour Bistro
Located a few doors down from its sister restaurant, The Harbour Grill, this neighborhood bistro is known for international flavors. The lunch menu serves French classics that will tickle your taste buds including house-made artisanal charcuterie, dry-aged meats, refreshing salads and superb sandwiches. At dinner, the menu leans Asian with offerings of Bao, Ramen and a Hong Kong duck. If you’re feeling rich, order the Millionaire’s Ramen, featuring chicken soy broth, house made foie gras dumplings, corn, black truffle carpaccio, scallion oil, and a 6 minute egg. If you are looking for creative gastronomical dishes in a relaxed atmosphere, The Harbour Bistro is the place.
The Harbour Grill
The Harbour Grill is a destination for kosher preparations of elevated chophouse fare. A white-tablecloth experience, the restaurant and bar has been hosting its guests for over 10 years, consistently serving dishes that incorporate a little bit of everything: kosher cuisine, French flavors, and high-quality meats. The Harbour Grill also has a sushi menu with inventive rolls that incorporate tropical flavors and unexpected ingredients not typically seen in sushi. Unexpected but delicious, the Harbour Grill constantly aims at raising the bar in the Kosher restaurant industry.
(from Vish.rest/about) Forget about the cold hummus spread boxes you see in your local grocery store, and prepare yourself for a happy hummus experience: VISH is an updated urban hummus bar, serving hot hummus dishes with a variety of tasty toppings, alongside fresh Yemen pita bread, and… a warm smile. If you’re looking for a delicious vegetarian or vegan kosher meal rich in nutritional values that will give you a sense of satiety for a long time, sit back and relax at the bar or at one of our comfortable tables, and just tell us what kind of VISH do you wish. Visit the website to view the menu and place an order.
Winston's on the Beach
Ensconced within the lush grounds of the hotel, Winston’s on the Beach is yet another reason to visit The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club. A casual, al fresco dining environment, the pool restaurant and bar offers a selection of salads and light meals focusing on local Florida flavors. The name is a nod to one of The Surf Club’s original famous guests, Winston Churchill, who loved painting the blissful scenery with watercolors. The dining concept blends inspiration from the property’s history with South Florida’s flavors, serving a light a la carte menu that’s perfect for poolside eats. Split up into small and large bites, the menu also features veggie-focused dishes that are locally sourced. Photo @ The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club.