Famous Foodies: 5 Miami Restaurants for Celebrity Sightings


Boasting some of the most beautiful beaches and hottest nightclubs in the Northern Hemisphere, Miami, Florida, has made a name for itself as a glamorous get-away spot. And, as host to the world-class Miami International Film Festival, it’s no surprise that the glitzy city is a favorite hang-out for celebs and tourists alike.


As a visitor to Miami, the list of renowned bars and restaurants to check out can be overwhelming. If you’re having trouble choosing your itinerary, why not follow the lead of the crème de la crème and visit some of the celeb’s favorite Miami destinations? Who knows – you might even cross paths with Beyoncé or Kim K!

  1. Stubborn Seed

In a recent interview, Moldovan cover model Elena Matei listed Stubborn Seed as her absolute go-to for a drink in Miami. Executive chef Jeremy Ford prides himself on showcasing the best of local, seasonal produce and whipping up innovative South Beach inspired cocktails. 

It’s no surprise that this fresh, contemporary venue appeals to Elena Matei’s unpretentious but sophisticated tastes. With such a demanding career, Matei favors venues like Stubborn Seed, diplomatically explaining, “I prefer a quiet place where I have been before and I am among familiar faces.”

  1. Scarpetta

Located in the super glam Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel, Italian restaurant Scarpetta offers diners a breath-taking view of the Atlantic Ocean. However, with celeb clientele like Leonardo DiCaprio as frequent visitors, the ocean isn’t the only thing you won’t be able to take your eyes off.

Whether you catch a glimpse of the gorgeous Wolf of Wall Street or not, the rustic but refined menu will leave you completely satisfied. Not only does the restaurant cater to vegans, but it also offers a tasting menu for diners that simply can’t decide which mouth-watering offering to tuck into.

  1. Prime 112

Prime 112, situated on star-studded Ocean Drive, is a tried-and-true favorite for celebs hitting up Miami. The up-market steakhouse’s menu is truly decadent, with a price-tag to match: Prime 112 is known for its use of succulent Kobe beef, even in its hot dogs and burgers. The venue is also known for its generous portions and signature salad. 

Having made Miami New Times’ list of Best Restaurants for 2020, you’ll need to make a reservation weeks in advance to dine at Prime 112. But with a high chance of sitting across from Kim Kardashian and hubby Kayne, we think it’s worth the wait!

  1. South Beach Wine & Food Festival

While not strictly a restaurant, we can’t talk about celeb food favorites without mentioning Miami’s biggest food festival. Taking place over five days each February, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is a chance to sample all of the greatest culinary delights the city has to offer while enjoying a bit of sun and a few glasses of wine.

With over 450 celebrity chefs on board, including Ted Allen, Guy Fieri and Scott Conant, you’ll likely need a brand new autograph book. That’s if you have time to schmooze between the burger battles and decadent wine tastings.

If you’re planning to hit up Miami for your next mini-break, check out the venues above for a star-studded dining experience that’ll make you feel every bit like the celebs you’re bound to spot.