Miami's Five Best Poolside Dining Spots
If Miami is synonymous with ocean views and gorgeous beaches, why is it so hard to dine by the water? As locals know and tourists quickly find out, there are very few Miami joints that actually offer waterfront dining. And with the recent collapse of the Shuckers deck, many are left scratching their heads wondering where they can they can enjoy the water, sunsets and seafood one expects from the Magic City.
The Raleigh Pool
Instead of chasing rainbows all summer, try checking out some of Miami's top poolside dining spots for an equally tropical dining experience. You get the sun and light fare you'd expect from ocean side dining, and at many of the restaurants you can take a dip to cool off. We rounded up five spots where you can dine by the cement pond here in Miami. It might not be an ocean view like the one in the brochures for the city, but these spots guarantee an authentic Miami atmosphere and a good time this summer.
Restaurant Michael Schwartz
One of the city's most recognizable pools is home to an equally beloved chef, James Beard Award-winning Michael Schwartz. Occupying the upper deck of the Raleigh's iconic baroque pool, Restaurant Michael Schwartz's captures the timeless atmosphere that has defined Miami Beach over the years while adding a touch of new with a menu of innovative martini cocktails that feature fresh twists on the classics.
Nestled between the Fontainebleau Miami Beach's luxe pool and Atlantic Ocean, La Côte's French Riviera vibe has been a go-to for locals in the know looking to enjoy an al fresco lunch, delectable drinks or an early sunset supper. Now, the beach club has announced extended hours for those who wish to linger longer, remaining open until 9 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. The new evening menu includes hamachi ceviche with lemon and coriander oil, mahi mahi bouillabaisse in a tomato saffron broth with mussels, clams and chorizo and lobster thermidor with mushrooms, chives, béchamel and gruyere cheese.
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL