Business calls and you need to be at the Miami Beach Convention Center. But you know what else you need? Food and drinks in between meetings and the perfect dinner spot to wrap up that client deal. We’ve got a list of 10 dining options for brunch, lunch and dinner to satisfy all your cravings while being conveniently located as close as seven minutes by foot and as far as eleven minutes by car.

Walking Distance

Time Out Market Miami is a nine-minute walk from Miami Beach’s Convention Center. Recently opened this summer, Time Out Market is home to 18 of Miami’s best chef-driven concepts. Under one roof, this carefully curated line-up of restaurants has something for everyone, from Japanese, to Peruvian, to Italian. It’s the ideal one-stop-shop for your picky clients.

Go for: Lunch & dessert

What to order: Must stops include Jeremey Ford’s (Top Chef Winner of Season 13) Korean concept. Try the Hangover Stew and add a soy egg to this hearty smoked pork dish for a burst of flavors. If you’re looking for something sweet, we recommend you try the Dulce de Lèche Croissant or the Coconut Cheesecake from Antonio Bachour (winner of the 2018 ‘Best Pastry Chef Award’ at the Best Chef Awards in Milan). Suzy Buckley, queen of Cuban ice cream is serving her legendary scoops from Azucar. Try her classic flavors such as Abuela Maria and Mantecado.

What to wear: Pretty much anything. We recommend keeping it casual. However, if you’ve got to wear a suit no worries—nobody will stare.

How to score a table: No need for a reservation here. Order at the counters of these 18 restaurant concepts, pick-up your food when ready and grab a seat at one of the communal wooden tables.

Time Out Market Miami is located off South Beach’s Lincoln Road at 1601 Drexel Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Time Out Market Miami

Mister 01 is a nine-minute walk from Miami Beach’s Convention Center. You’re going here for the Neapolitan-style pizza and leaving room for dessert. It’s casual and you’ll feel like you’re at a local pizzeria in Naples, Italy. Interested in making your own pizza? Mister 01 also hosts pizza making classes from 7PM-10PM.

Go for: Lunch & dinner

What to order: Star Luca, which is a star-shaped pizza, filled with ricotta cheese, spicy salami calabrese, mozzarella and Italian tomato sauce, followed by their Nutella Pizza.

What to wear: We’d go casual, no heels needed.

How to score a table: Reservations can be made on the Mister 01 site. For same-day dinner reservations after 6 PM, call 305-397-8189.

Mister 01 is located at 1680 Michigan Ave #101, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Mister 01

Chotto Matte is an eleven-minute walk from Miami Beach’s Convention Center. This tropical Nikkei restaurant concept merges some of the most delicious Peruvian and Japanese flavors that can be found in Miami Beach. The menu includes sushi, dishes from the robata grill, and a sautee and tempura selection. We recommend sharing 4 to 5 small plates per person.

Go for: Dinner

What to order: Tentáculos de Pulpo with yuzu and purple potato and the Salmon Picante Roll with salmon, aji amarillo, pickled cucumber and Chotto-soy emulsion.

What to wear: Anything that falls under the category of Miami chic.

How to score a table: Book your reservation via OpenTable.

Chotto Matte is located at 1664 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Chotto Matte

Sweet Liberty is a seven-minute walk from Miami Beach’s Convention Center. This spot is calling your name if you’ve had a long day at work and are looking to stretch out your legs & kick it with some American grub. Open until 4 AM, this local favorite was ranked #21 bar in 2018 by 50 Best Bars—so you know the night is young and you’re starting with an A-class cocktail.

Go for: Late night dinner and drinks

What to order: Order the Katie’s Flower Shop drink with El Tesoro Reposado, St Germain, egg white, orange blossom, lemon, lavender and Pastis wash. For grub, order the Maine Lobster ‘Hot Pocket’ with lobster au jus and the Buns of Liberty Burger with two ground brisket & sirloin patties, American cheese, house pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion, special sauce and fries.

What to wear: Come as you are, jeans and a tee-shirt will do.

How to score a table: Reserve your table via Resy.

Sweet Liberty is located at 237 20th St Suite B, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Sweet Liberty

Ground Transportation

Yardbird is a five-minute car ride from Miami Beach’s Convention Center. This Southern classic will make you feel right at home. We’d make it a boozy brunch with a bourbon cocktail and order for the table for a family-style experience. Expect comforting dishes for the soul.

Go for: Brunch

What to order: Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles with honey hot sauce, chilled spiced watermelon Vermont sharp cheddar cheese waffle and bourbon maple syrup and the Macaroni and Cheese with trotolle pasta, five artisanal cheeses and a crispy herb crust.

What to wear: Something casual and comfortable with a pair of sneakers or flats.

How to score a table: Book your reservation via OpenTable.

Yardbird is located at 1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Yardbird

Upland is an eleven-minute car ride from Miami Beach’s Convention Center. Sometimes you have to work on the weekend so if you need to take out clients for brunch. Upland is the right call. This modern American menu with California-inspired dishes, delicious cocktails and a lively ambiance won’t disappoint.

Go for: Brunch

What to order: Chilaquiles with skirt steak, farm egg, cotija and tortilla chips.

What to wear: Your Sunday best.

How to score a table: Book your reservation via OpenTable.

Upland is located at 49 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Upland

Taquiza is a seven-minute car ride from Miami Beach’s Convention Center. It all starts with Taquiza’s blue masa, used to make the most delicious homemade gluten-free tortillas. This ingredient-driven gem of a taqueria serves authentic Mexican eats & street antojitos. Your client that knows good food will be impressed with these tacos.

Go for: Lunch

What to order: Carnita Tacos with a slow-cooked pork shoulder with cinnamon, clove and a hint of orange.

What to wear: Shorts, flip flops— whatever makes you feel comfortable.

How to score a table: No need for reservation, walk-ins welcome.

Taquiza is located at 1351 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Taquiza

Pubbelly Sushi is a five-minute car ride from Miami Beach’s Convention Center. This eclectic sushi bar isn’t anything like a traditional sushi joint – and we mean that in a good way. Prepare for surprising and delicious flavor combinations in a gastropub setting.

Go for: Lunch

What to order: Tostones con Ceviche with hamachi, ginger soy, cilantro, red onion and the Butter Krab Roll with goma soy paper, kanikama, ponzu and warm clarified butter.

What to wear: Day dresses and guys feel free to wear a tee-shirt.

How to score a table: Book your reservation via OpenTable.

Pubbelly Sushi is located at 1424 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Pubbelly Sushi

Lucali is a five-minute car ride from Miami Beach’s Convention Center. We consider ourselves lucky enough to have this New York City sister restaurant in Miami. For New Yorkers, the wait is easily two hours for some of the greatest pizza you’ll ever have, for us, it’s easy to just walk in. A great option for a party of 5 or more.

Go for: Dinner

What to order: Pie with mushroom and pepperoni, meatballs, and the calzone.

What to wear: Something loose and casual.

How to score a table: Walk-in, if you have to wait—grab a drink at the Bay Club next door. OR if you can’t wait they’ll actually bring you the pizza from Lucali to the Bay Club.

Lucali is located at 1930 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Lucali

Macchialina is a five-minute car ride from Miami Beach’s Convention Center. James Beard award finalist, Michael Pirolo, is the chef-owner of one of the most delicious, home-cooked, Italian restaurants in Miami Beach. This authentic concept has a rustic and informal ambiance. The menu items are simple, clean and prepared with fresh ingredients.

Go for: Dinner

What to order: Spaghetti Pomodoro with tomato and basil and for dessert the Tiramisu with ladyfinger cookies layered with dulce de leche mousse, topped with an espresso granita.

What to wear: Can dress down or dress up— really up to you.

How to score a table: Book your reservation via OpenTable.

Macchialina is located at 5506, 820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Macchialina

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