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Where to Stay + Dine During Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix

Miami is a culinary and hospitality hub and now that Formula 1 tickets have hit the market, fans are eager to find the best places to stay and eat during the thrilling event. Luckily for them, there is an abundance of luxurious hotels and delicious restaurants not too far from the event’s epicenter at the Miami International Autodrome.


We've rounded up a list of some of the best places to dine at the race, in Miami and where to book a stay for the exhilarating weekend to help any F1 enthusiast make the most out of their experience.


AT THE RACE


Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar

If you’re heading to the race this year, make sure to check out this local Midtown Miami favorite for fusion bites. With a menu of fusion dishes from Peru to Tokyo, Negroni Bistro and Sushi Bar presents a Nikkei sushi bar that offers a special variety of rolls, nigiri, tiraditos and ceviches. The overarching menu also features an array of diverse comfort fare, such as antipasti, salads and burgers.


Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar

Pink Love Donuts & More

Guests with a sweet tooth at the race can’t miss Pink Love Donuts & More, the family-run bakery and donut shop based in South Florida with locations in Oakland Park and Miami Beach. The restaurant serves up more than 80 rotating flavors of gourmet donuts, including over 20 vegan options, plus a selection of artisanal croissants and Argentine empanadas. This year, Pink Love Donuts & More has launched a new all-day breakfast menu featuring a variety of flavorful French toasts, chicken and waffles, breakfast sandwiches with donut buns, and a new Pink Burger. Don’t miss them at the race!


WHERE TO EAT


Kosushi Miami

Located in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood, Kosushi Miami is known for its authentic yet contemporary take on traditional Japanese cuisine with bold Brazilian flavors created by five-time Michelin-starred Chef George Koshoji. Guests can choose from various cold and hot dishes like the chilled King Crab Truffle, steaming Wagyu Gyoza and a variety of sushi. Kosushi also serves an exclusive cocktail selection created by the talented Brazilian mixologist Márcio Silva, featuring drinks like Shokobutsuen, with ginger-infused Roku Japanese gin, basil, cucumber and lemon, as well as a curated list of wine and sake showcasing flavor profiles for every palate.


Kosushi Miami

Villa Azur Miami Beach

The chic French supper club Villa Azur is a classy culinary and lifestyle experience. Upon entering, guests are transported into a world of European elegance, where they can pair their dinner with a sophisticated and lavish evening of live music, entertainment and art that parallels the glamour of the French Riviera. In celebration of the F1 Miami Grand Prix, Villa Azur will be offering a special cocktail, the Formula 1 Grand Prix ($23), made with Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Anchos Reyes, fresh lime, strawberry purée and a flavorful Tajín rim. Guests can also enjoy fresh and extravagant dishes from Villa Azur’s menu, including the roasted Chateaubriand Au Poivre, 2 pounds of prime filet mignon paired with bordelaise and béarnaise sauces, and the Dover Sole Meunière, made with whole fish, caper, lemon and brown butter and prepared tableside for a stunning visual. Additional bites include the cognac-flamed Pâtes à la Meule pasta served tableside.


Casa Sensei

Located only 30 minutes from the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix, Casa Sensei brilliantly blends traditional Latin American cuisine with Pan-Asian staples to create the best of both worlds. The fusion eatery presents a deliciously dynamic environment for an immersive dining experience in the restaurant’s elegant dining room, on the dog-friendly waterfront patio or via a scenic Riverfront Gondola Tour along the Himmarshee Canal. Authentic comfort dishes include favorites like the Korean BBQ Beef and Kimchi Fried Rice and tantalizing specialties like the freshly fished Lobster Guacamole. After an elegant meal where East meets West, guests can satisfy their sweet tooth with a complimentary cloud of cotton candy.


Verde at PAMM

Located at Pérez Art Museum Miami, Verde offers sweeping views of Biscayne Bay and boasts an elevated menu of seasonal-inspired dishes with locally sourced produce. The modern-casual restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, featuring an expansive terrace with lush vegetation cascading from the canopy’s overhang. The patio, which leads to the entrance to the museum’s sculpture garden and Maurice A. Ferré Park, is a scenic outdoor experience for diners looking to bask in the South Florida weather and immerse themselves in the city’s cultural offerings and views of Downtown Miami.


Verde at Pérez Art Museum Miami

Food@Science Café at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Come for the science; stay for the food. Visit Food@Science at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science for a science-inspired lunch while enjoying Downtown Miami’s Maurice A. Ferré Park. After exploring the showstopping oculus lens aquarium, watching an eye-opening show at the planetarium or digging for dinosaur bones at the Dino Explorers Mini-Camp, aspiring scientists can munch on some brain food to power through the day. The café elevates the Frost Science experience by offering themed menu items related to the museum exhibitions.


Accent Café at the Adrienne Arsht Center

Accent Café is a NEW full-service bistro at the Adrienne Arsht Center led by the food and beverage experts of Constellation Culinary Group. It welcomes theater-goers to grab a bite before their show with a selection of ready-to-go boxes, artisanal sandwiches, house-made pastries and a variety of snacks. The quick-service café will open two hours before all shows at the Ziff Ballet Opera House. It can also be rented out for private events and gatherings of up to 40 people.


KAO Sushi & Grill

With roots in Buenos Aires, KAO Sushi & Grill serves top-level fusion cuisine, combining Japanese and South American flavors with European tapas. Located on Miracle Mile, KAO brings culinary delights on every level, thanks to masterfully crafted creations that make it one of the top foodie destinations in the Gables. Its modern and artsy dining room and bar evoke an elegant ambiance while also being family-friendly. Guests can experience a menu of grilled meats, seafood, sushi rolls and a wide variety of small plates perfect for sharing.


Mamey

Landing on the New York Times’ list of the “50 Best Restaurants in America for 2022” and “36 Hours in Miami” guide, Mamey is an island-inspired restaurant by James Beard Award nominee and Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef of 2020” Niven Patel. Located inside THesis Hotel Miami, Mamey is inspired by Chef Niven’s travels throughout Asia, French Polynesia and the Caribbean and showcases the exotic flavors and spices commonly found in the islands. Like all of Chef Niven’s endeavors, Mamey features locally grown produce, most of which is sourced from his own farm, Rancho Patel, in Homestead, Florida. Mamey’s seasonal offerings are complemented by fun, innovative cocktails that transport guests to the tropics. Draping leaves, rich textures, warm woods and tropical artwork create a relaxed yet exciting atmosphere.


Mamey

Mamey on 3rd

Mamey on 3rd is an island-minded oasis by Chef Niven Patel serving happy hour, flavorful bites and live music daily. This vibrant rooftop extension of Mamey is a tropical retreat on the third floor of THesis Hotel Miami and one of Coral Gables’ best hidden gems.


Orno

Located inside THesis Hotel Miami in Coral Gables, Orno is a modern restaurant with an open-kitchen concept helmed by five-time James Beard Award nominee and Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef of 2020” Niven Patel. Also named “Best New Restaurant” by Miami New Times, Orno offers guests a true farm-to-table experience using locally sourced ingredients from Chef Patel’s very own farm, Rancho Patel. The menu consists of new-American cuisine featuring the finest selection of meats and seafood. Wood-fired culinary creations are complemented by specialty cocktails inspired by literary classics, which can be enjoyed in the main dining room or The Library, Orno’s hideaway lounge and private dining room.


WHERE TO STAY


Downtown


The Elser Hotel

To celebrate the Formula 1 festivities, The Elser Hotel partnered with Float Factory, a pool float company, to feature a new line of race car pool floats May 5-7. The hotel will also host a two-hour tequila tasting with Eleven20 Tequila on Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7. The Elser Hotel is an all-new 49-story, 646-room property with accommodations ranging from studios to three-bedroom suites and direct proximity to world-class entertainment, arts and dining. It shares the same bustling locale and glimmering views of Biscayne Bay previously enjoyed at Elser Pier, an early 1900s tourist attraction that ultimately shaped the vision for Downtown Miami and the thriving bayfront metropolis we know today. Visitors who book a room during Formula 1 weekend can enjoy access to an abundance of well-appointed amenities, including a two-story state-of-the-art fitness center and a 19,000-square-foot sun deck offering sweeping views of Biscayne Bay, a 132-foot-long pool, a 16-foot LED screen to watch the races and an expansive event lawn serving as the ultimate destination for outdoor celebrations.


The Elser Hotel

The Gabriel Miami

The Gabriel Miami is a 129-key lifestyle hotel in Downtown Miami offering spacious rooms and suites and views of Biscayne Bay. On Saturday, May 6, guests can hang out at the rooftop pool on special race car floats by Float Factory while enjoying a tequila tasting by Eleven20 Tequila – the ultimate venue for relaxation in the city’s cultural epicenter. Select rooms feature balconies with outdoor seating, perfect for watching the sunrise over the Miami skyline.


Wynwood


Arlo Wynwood

Just opened in November 2022, Arlo Wynwood is the first-ever hotel in Miami’s preeminent creative and cultural district, which is home to the largest concentration of street art in the world. An experience-driven 217-room boutique hotel, Arlo Wynwood serves as the cultural hub for residents and visitors while offering savvy travelers prime access to the best of the region. Designed by Meyer Davis, an award-winning firm at the forefront of global, upscale commercial design, Arlo Wynwood draws on the neighborhood’s bold and curated artistic nature while embracing an eclectic industrial aesthetic where organic meets modern. Arlo Wynwood has an all-star culinary team led by award-winning Bar Lab and James Beard alum Chef Brad Kilgore. The hotel also has more than 250 works of art throughout the property and offers guests multiple complimentary wellness activities and live music programming.


Arlo Wynwood

Miami Beach


The Gabriel South Beach

The Gabriel South Beach is a boutique property centrally located on Ocean Drive directly across from South Beach. The 132-room hotel comprises four buildings designed to blend art deco modernism with tropical allure, creating a lively yet functional space for guests while honoring Ocean Drive’s rich history. Featuring a lush landscape, the courtyard pool adjacent to the hotel’s outdoor eatery offers a tranquil retreat in the midst of a bustling city. Guests can also lounge by the showstopping glass-bottom pool situated six stories above the open atrium of the Floridita Building.


The Gabriel South Beach

Nautilus by Arlo

Nautilus by Arlo, the first Arlo Hotels property to open outside New York, is an eight-story, 250-room beachfront hotel that entered the South Beach market in 1951. The property is home to a 1,890-square-foot heated saltwater pool with an underwater sound system. Guests and locals alike are welcome to dine at the Mediterranean restaurant, Nautilus Cabana Club, which boasts a 2,000-square-foot outdoor dining terrace and 12,000 square feet of outdoor event space. This property has been an evolution of the Arlo experience, maintaining the same core brand identity while providing guests with more space, amenities and programming for a new take on Miami.


Coral Gables


THesis Hotel Miami

Landing on the New York Times’ “36 Hours in Miami” guide, THesis Hotel Miami is a modern property that serves as a cultural hub in Coral Gables with 245 contemporary guest rooms and suites in a strikingly designed building. Amenities include a sun-filled rooftop pool with tropical views, a poolside bar perfect for soaking up the Florida sun and two on-site restaurants, Mamey and Orno, led by Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef of 2020” and James Beard nominee Niven Patel. With a robust year-round calendar of programming and events – all open to the public – THesis is not only a hotel but a destination where curious, like-minded individuals exchange ideas, celebrate art, discover new cultural experiences and engage with the community.


By ML Staff. Images courtesy of each featured property on this story.



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