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Those traveling to Miami for Art Basel (Dec. 7–10) and the several satellite fairs can find our newest issue of Whitewaller—a guide to the city’s top hotels, bars, and restaurants, alongside a list of top art fairs, exhibitions, and events not to be missed. Below, we’re highlighting not-to-miss bars and restaurants in the Design District.
In March, internationally known couple Emilio and Gloria Estefan opened the fine-dining Cuban restaurant Estefan Kitchen with longtime friend Craig Robins, CEO and president of DACRA. In Palm Court, visitors can find bold flavors in native cuisine, presentations of live music, performing servers and bartenders, and an interior reminiscent of Cuba in the 1950s.
Whitewaller recommends: Visiting the restaurant’s express café.
Sleek in design with a welcoming nature, OTL is a community hangout with coffee, breakfast, drinks, sandwiches, pastries, and more. The two-story, 7,000-square-foot space also features an upstairs creative area that welcomes wellness classes and designer pop-ups.
Whitewaller recommends: Stopping by for coffee and avocado toast.
Roberta’s, the iconic Brooklyn pizza place New Yorkers know and love, opened its Miami location in Jungle Plaza in October. Signature pizzas—like the Bee Sting and the Famous Original—are available in two sizes. “We love the vibe, style, and continual evolution of the neighborhood and are thrilled to be a part of its next phase,” said co-founder Brandon Hoy.
Whitewaller recommends: Ordering a few pizzas to share.
Blue Bottle Coffee
Blue Bottle Coffee officially opened its doors to Miami on October 25 in Magic City. The well-known coffee is complemented by a seasonal menu and a Cold Bar—serving zero-proof coffee cocktails. “In Miami, we were particularly drawn to the vibrancy of the city,” said Bryan Meehan, CEO of Blue Bottle Coffee.
Whitewaller Recommends: The New Orleans–style ice coffee.