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Miami’s Delightful Lunch Destinations in the Miami Design District

Miami Design District is known as the premier destination for all things luxury retail, art & culture, hospitality, and has become a popular destination for lunch! Here are lunch spots worth visiting.

Now introducing lunch at ZZ’s Club! The highly anticipated lunch menu has finally arrived and includes ZZ’s classics such as the Wagyu Sando, Yellowtail & Jalapeño Tartare Crispy Rice, Salmon, Tuna and Beef Carpaccios, Sushi Rolls, Caviar & Avocado and much more. Major Food Group has partnered with two well-known sushi and Japanese cuisine pros, Masa Ito and Kevin Kim, who created a cult following before relocating from New York City to run the new Miami restaurant. ZZ’s Club remakes the space into a high-end Japanese restaurant with a private 16-seat omakase chef’s choice sushi bar with ingredients flown in from Tokyo. An adjacent dining room serves modern Japanese cuisine with an a la carte menu, from raw dishes to cooked plates of premium Japanese beef on custom-built charcoal grills, perfect for a midday bite.

Address: 151 NE 41st St Suite 117, Miami, FL 33137

Lunch Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 12PM-3PM

Lunch items available all day? Sign us up! A wellness-driven hotspot beloved by locals, Pura Vida, is South Florida’s go-to wellness eatery and all-day café, offering a balance of nutritious and delectable dishes, sourced using all local and organic ingredients whenever available. Pura Vida’s menu features an array of fresh juices and superfood smoothies, canned kombucha, artisanal coffees, avocado toast dishes, free-range egg sandwiches, fresh bagels, wraps, and bowls, raw organic Açaí Bowls, crisp and refreshing salads topped with wild ahi tuna, chicken, salmon, or vegan-lentil based adashah - perfect for your lunch break.

Address: 3818 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Lunch Hours: Monday-Sunday: 8AM-8PM

Feel like being transported to the tavernas along Aegean coastal towns where the Greek Islands meet the Turkish coast? Look no further than Mandolin Aegean Bistro. Founded by husband-and-wife team Ahmet Erkaya and Anastasia Koutsioukis, Mandolin Aegean Bistro opened in Miami in 2009, bringing traditional Greek and coastal Turkish cuisine to the Miami Design District. The menu offers seasonal ingredients, freshly caught fish of the day as well as vegetarian options. The garden terrace is the place to see-and-be-seen and a perfect spot to spend an afternoon lingering over an expansive Mediterranean meal.

Address: 4312 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Lunch Hours: Monday-Sunday: 12PM-3PM

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink is back and lunch is served! Michael's Genuine boasts a delectable lunch menu for district-goers all in one beautifully renovated space. Favorites such as the MGFD Pastrami Sandwich, the Housemade Salumi Pizza, Pan Roasted Poulet Rouge ½ Chicken and Housemade Rigatoni are the perfect dishes to spice up your daily lunch break.

Address: 130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137

Lunch Hours: Monday-Saturday: 11:30AM-3PM

If you’ve heard anything about New York culinary giants coming to Miami, you’ve heard about COTE - who now offers lunch! Adding to the district’s wide array of lunch hotspots, the 5,892-square-foot restaurant emulates its flagship, high-energy New York City-based locale synonymous with marrying the fun and fire of Korean Barbeque with the hallmarks of a classic, regal American Steakhouse. The result is a unique and convivial atmosphere infusing a fine dining experience with world-class ingredients and service complemented with a show-stopping beverage program. COTE’s lunch standouts include a $38pp all inclusive Butcher’s Luncheon, a $52 Caviar Service, and an “Optimus Prime” Sandwich including a 8oz, thinly sliced Prime Rib on a Sullivan Street Bakery Baguette, and more.

Address: 3900 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Lunch Hours: Monday-Sunday: 12PM-3PM

The French word for "gardener," Le Jardinier's cuisine and setting evoke a modern greenhouse in the heart of the Miami Design District. Le Jardinier’s menu focuses on the use of the highest quality local vegetables, seasonal ingredients, and fresh herbs—some of which will be harvested from an on-site garden—complemented by wild and sustainable fish, meat and poultry. The restaurant features a large outdoor dining area, and innovative cocktail program in harmony with Chef Verzeroli’s menu.

Address: 151 NE 41st St Suite 135, Miami, FL 33137

Lunch Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 12PM-2:30PM | Sunday: 11:30AM-3:30PM

Not to be mistaken with your average coffee shop, OTL offers the right atmosphere with coffee, breakfast, drinks, sandwiches, pastries, and more in an airy, Instagram-worthy location. Located right in the heart of the Miami Design District, OTL is a lunch hotspot, attracting district goers looking for a quick bite to eat while indulging in delicious menu items. The nut butter toast is obsession-worthy and the matcha lattes and rotating kombuchas are a welcome coffee alternative. Plus, there are plenty of vegan and gluten-free dishes offered.

Address: 160 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137

Lunch Hours: Monday-Thursday: 12PM-6PM | Friday-Sunday: 9AM-7PM

By ML Staff. Image courtesy of Miami Design District


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