As one of the most sought-after vacation destinations, Miami is known for its beautiful beaches, amazing culture, and equally diverse food scene as no two eateries are the same. Everyone has their own unique style, and while there a a multitude of establishments to chose from, a few of the more well-known restaurants can be difficult to get a table at and reservations are highly recommended. Check out our list of Miami restaurants that require reservations and remember to call in advance if you plan on dining at any of these great places.

Prime One Twelve

This well-known steakhouse is a popular location for those seeking a great cut of steak, a great ambiance, and the occasional celebrity appearance. If you try to walk in for one of their delectable cuts of meat, you may find yourself waiting all night. Even those with reservations may find themselves waiting for a bit, but this top-notch restaurant in Miami is well worth the planning and waiting.

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Scarpetta Miami

In one of the most distinct hotels in Miami there is an Italian restaurant worthy of praise. Scarpetto’s is one of the best Italian restaurants in Miami as patrons rave about their delicious courses while enjoying the décor and overlooking the Atlantic. Don’t forget to make your reservations early as it’s near impossible to walk in and be seated here.

Hakkasan Miami

This award-winning Cantonese restaurant is known for their signature cocktails and authentic cuisine. Their interior design will make you feel like you're right on the beach, and dining right next to the ocean certainly adds to the feel. You can find Hakkasan inside the famous Fontainebleau right next to its sister restaurant, Scarpetta, and, like Scarpetta, a reservation is strongly encouraged if you and your party are not into waiting a long time for your table.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

Nestled in Midtown, you'll find Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink where reservations are highly recommended, but if you read the reviews about this wonderful steakhouse, its clear why: the delicious food and attentive staff draw in the droves for dinner.

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Estiatorio Milos Miami by Costas Spiliadis

At this Greek restaurant, reservations are more than recommended: they're required. Estiatorio Milos is known for having some of the freshest seafood in Miami. Although their price tag is probably the highest on our list, anyone who has had the pleasure of experiencing their cuisine will testify that it is well worth it! Did we mention that 90% of their wine selection comes straight from Greece?

Any of these Miami restaurants that require reservations are more than worth of taking the extra time to plan and call ahead. Each provide a unique experience that's unmatched anywhere else in South Florida, so, whether you make a phone call or visit a website, pick a date and time to experience one of Miami's most sought-after restaurants!

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