5 Great Restaurants Walking Distance From Icon South BeachMarch 17, 2017
Icon South Beach is a luxury high-rise condominium on the southwestern tip of Miami Beach that overlooks Star and Hibiscus islands, as well as Fisher Island. Designed by architectural genius Philippe Starck, this 40-story tower combines sophistication and style with ultimate comfort and convenience. This gorgeous upscale property offers nine different floor plans to give each unit a customized feel. There is an elegant café on site, along with a fitness center, spa, two pools, a library, billiards room, valet parking, 24-hour security, and even dry cleaning.
But there’s another reason Icon South Beach is a magnet for investors and new home buyers around the world: its proximity to amazing cuisine. There are just five of the best restaurants all within walking distance of Icon South Beach.
Smith & Wollensky — For a mouthwatering steak along the water, this classic Miami establishment is a favorite for tourists and locals alike. It is a popular place to enjoy a glass of wine and perfectly prepared steak and watch the sun slip behind the Miami skyline. The lobster BLT is a customer favorite, along with the filet mignon and the delectable coconut dessert. The professional staff is extremely knowledgeable and bends over backwards to provide top-notch customer service in an upscale steakhouse-on-the-water environment. For a romantic date night or formal business dinner, this Miami staple combines award winning food with the sexy and sleek attitude that Miami is famous for. This five star restaurant is a 15-minute walk from Icon South Beach.
Joe’s Stone Crab — When you think of Miami, you think of the beaches, the beautiful weather… and Joe’s Stone Crab. For over 100 years this Miami seafood restaurant has served incredible dishes to Miami locals, tourists, and celebrities. The Lobster Reuben is always a hit, and if you visit between October and May, you have to try their famous hard shell crab claws. This Miami hot spot will take less than 15 minutes to get to from Icon South Beach, and can get crazy in the late evenings (around 7:30 or so). If you don’t want to wait you can do what the locals do and take advantage of Joe’s Takeaway. You get the same great food and can take it home, enjoy it on the beach, or grab a picnic table at a nearby park. Make sure you save room for dessert, as repeat customers highly recommend the Key Lime Pie. If seafood isn’t your thing, the fried chicken gets great reviews and so do the baby back ribs. Located on Washington Avenue, it’s worth the wait (and the price tag) for arguably the best seafood in the city.
Prime 112 — This high-energy steakhouse gives a whole new meaning to fine dining. Known as a “chef-driven boutique steakhouse,” its inventive menu and highly trained staff is unlike any steak house you’ve been to before. The goal of Prime 112 is to give you the classic steakhouse meals you love, in portion sizes that do not disappoint, and with an elegant twist that takes the whole thing up a notch. This high-end restaurant is popular spot for Miami’s top brass, as they’ve come to love and appreciate the upscale ingredients and creative menu options hat Prime 112 is famous for. From a 14 oz. New York Strip to the impressive 22 oz. rib eye, Prime 112 does meat right. For a five-star dinner experience, Prime 112 is an experience your taste buds won’t want to miss out on. And although you probably wouldn’t want to walk the 15 minutes from Icon South Beach in your formal clothes, you definitely could. (But seriously just call an Uber.)
Forte dei Marmi — Three words can describe this gorgeous Miami restaurant: Local. Organic. Genuine. The thought and passion behind each dish is what sets this restaurant apart from the other Italian options nearby. The creative plating of each dish will make you hesitate to disrupt the beauty of the artwork on your plate. The Maine Lobster salad is a great place to start, and the glazed veal chop is a mouthwatering masterpiece. Antonio Mellino (two-time Michelin star winner) and his son Raffaele take pride in combining farm raised meats, organically grown produce and wild caught seafood to create a sophisticated yet simple Italian dining experience. The aesthetics, along with the specific textures and tastes, transport you to Italy with every bite. The restaurant itself is designed by architectural genius Henry Timi and is a combination of quiet indoor spaces with romantic outdoor gardens and intimate landscaping. It’s more than dinner, it’s art. You could walk there from Icon South Beach in less than 15 minutes, or drive there in less than five.
Estiatorio Milos — Known as one of the best seafood restaurants in the world, this exquisite restaurant offers the freshest fish available and locally grown vegetables and creative side pairings. Along with incredible seafood selections such as Mediterranean Sea Bream and Faroe Islands Organic Salmon, the Lamb Chops and Sea Lobster Pasta is a popular choice amongst the patrons who dine here. Here, the waiter serves as a captain to help you navigate the ever-changing menu to create a meal that is customized just for you. From the fish and how it’s prepared, to the delectable side dishes and wine pairings, this exclusive Miami restaurant allows guests to fully customize their meal to their utmost satisfaction. Private dining for large groups is available, and reservations are highly recommended. Out of all the restaurants on this list, this one is the closest to Icon South Beach.
The list of luxuries and amenities that the Icon South Beach offers to its residents is endless, and its close proximity to some of Miami’s most impressive restaurants is just another benefit to living in this breathtaking high-rise.
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