10. Cipriani Downtown Miami
Cipriani is an easy spot for the city’s financiers to visit. It’s located in the heart of Brickell, Miami’s financial district, but feels a world away from the office. The restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide views of the Miami River and downtown, while Murano chandeliers and striped terrazzo flooring nod to Cipriani’s Venetian cousin. With restaurants in New York, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Dubai and elsewhere, Cipriani has an international feel that fits Miami, but the menu is firmly guided by Italian tastes: There’s burrata and bresaola, carpaccio and chicken alla Ca’ d’Oro. And if the meeting’s a success, you can congratulate yourself with a bellini: Harry’s Bar, opened by Giuseppe Cipriani in Venice in 1931, is where the prosecco and peach juice cocktail was invented.
Address: 465 Brickell Ave.
The Classics: Prime One Twelve, Joe’s Stone Crab, Capital Grille
Cost: $25 to $63 for entrees
Contact: 786.329.4090 | http://cipriani.com/