The Restaurant People

Forbes: Miami | Food City Of The Year: Giselle

There’s no doubt that Miami deserves its title as “America’s Hottest Dining Scene.” Bon Appétit has just named Miami as “2023 Food City of the Year.” And, arriving in Florida for the first time in 2022, the Michelin Guide awarded new stars to some of the city’s favorite restaurants, plus eight local restaurants, chefs and bakeries are finalists in the 2023 James Beard Awards. A recent Greater Miami and Miami Beach Visitor Industry Report showed a 50% increase in food tourism in 2021, surpassing pre-pandemic numbers. Along with offering a wide range of international cuisines, Miami’s diverse food scene is influenced by its own multicultural population, a blend of Latin American, Caribbean and American, with a heavy emphasis on seafood and tropical fruits. Showing the vast variety of dining options, here’s a selection of some of the best places to eat in this vibrant foodie hotspot.

Giselle Miami

One of the city’s top nightclubs (open 24 hours) E11even now features a rooftop restaurant and lounge merging Asian, Mediterranean and French cuisines. The chic terrace has great views of downtown Miami and serves moreish seafood dishes like Chilean sea bass and flaming lobster thermidor as well as truffle toast and pork ribs. Also on offer is a six-course tasting menu.