Sunny Isles Beach and its al fresco spreads are stuff of which legends are made. Whether your pocketbook has just enough for an affordable budget meal or is geared towards more luxurious fine dining, you’ll find a lot of sinfully delightful international flavors that represent the best of Miami right here.
Discover these wonderful dining spots that bring the word “sumptuous” to a whole new level:
17315 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
With a name inspired by the nomadic Baleen whale, BALEENKitchen brings stellar international casual dining to The Portofino Hotel & Marina. Enjoy the ocean views and have a breakfast of their superb wild mushroom omelette with a side of bacon al fresco on the patio overlooking the marina and fire pits. Or nibble on the parmesan truffle fries and an excellent flatbread pizza by the pool and beach lounge.
Sit down to an excellent meal that starts off with the charcuterie sampler or their ahi tuna tacos, then move on to one of the perennial favorites on the acclaimed menu, the Surf and Turf.
Of course, not to be missed are their seafood delicacies: oysters, mahi-mahi, calamari, seafood cioppino, Key West shrimp, and lobster sliders. Give their more exotic Caribbean conch chowder a try as well.
For dessert, their signature Key lime pie gets a definite thumbs-up, while the bread pudding nails it with a healthy dose of butterscotch!
BALEEN Kitchen also creates premium handcrafted drinks to perfectly complement your meal.
Currently, only outdoor dining, take out, or room service with a limited menu is available.
AQ by Il Mulino
17875 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Maximize your visit to Sunny Isles Beach and stop by Acqualina by II Mulino, a Mediterranean restaurant that provides al fresco dining. If you’re on a special diet, dig into their vegetarian-friendly appetizers or try their gluten-free Cavatelli pasta and Spaghetti al Pomodoro for dinner.
Start your morning with Acqualina’s Bagel al Salmone – smoked Atlantic salmon, cream cheese, capers, and red onions. Or choose between Bacon Classico and Al Salmone eggs Benedict, both of which are served with Hollandaise sauce, roasted potatoes, and grilled asparagus.
Enjoy a gorgeous seaside experience with Acqualina’s two-course special lunch menu. Try their Mediterranean Grilled Octopus with frisée and oranges or Calamari Fritti with a spicy marinara sauce for the first course. For the second course, choose from a variety of pastas, poached salmon, and sautéed and grilled dishes.
Gourmet picnics and beachfront dinners under the stars can be arranged with prior reservation.
Timo Restaurant & Bar
17624 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Timo Restaurant & Bar is in the RK Beach Plaza on Collins Avenue, right in the heart of Sunny Isles and less than two miles from Aventura Mall. This four-star neighborhood restaurant offers up a variety of seasonal Italian-Mediterranean pastas, fish and seafood, and meat dishes to tickle your palates.
Order up some wood-fired truffle or oxtail pizzas with wild mushrooms, or their affordable small plates, featuring pan-seared diver scallops with English peas and gnocchetti and fresh Maine lobster burrata.
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