O Miami Spice Restaurant Months is back and runs until September 30, 2021. Miami Spice returns in August with prix-fixe discounts at some of the area’s finest restaurants. Spice, which runs August 1 through September 30, is back for its 20th year. O Miami Spice showcase the very best of Greater Miami diverse cuisine and world-renowned chefs, featuring three-course meals at top eateries for just $28 for lunch/brunch and $42 for dinner.
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau wishes to help those impacted by the tragedy in Surfside. All proceeds from Miami Spice restaurant OpenTable reservations booked on the Miami Spice website in 2021 will be donated to relief efforts.
The program is designed to encourage visitors and locals to discover new restaurants and visit old favorites, by providing discounted three-course meals. The promotion also helps restaurants survive Miami’s summer, when tourism drops.
This year, as Miami’s restaurant scene recovers from a year fraught with challenges, Miami Spice can also provide a financial boost, as discounts lure diners back to restaurant dining.
As of today, nearly 150 restaurants throughout Miami-Dade have confirmed their participation, including establishments in Miami Beach, Brickell, Doral, Coral Gables, Kendall, Little Havana, MiMo, South Miami, Wynwood, Sunny Isles Beach, Key Biscayne, and Bal Harbour.
Others, like Fontana at the Biltmore, Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau, and Byblos have been with the program for more than a decade. Prices are up slightly this year to offset rising operating and supply costs. Lunch and brunch are now $28 per person, and dinner is $42 per person (excluding tax and tip). For the sake of comparison, last year’s lunch/ brunch cost $25 and dinner cost $39.
Still, each Miami Spice dinner averages about a 30 to 40 percent discount from a regularly priced comparable dinner at each establishment — meaning it’s still worth checking out.
The official 2021 Miami Spice website, miamiandbeaches.com, lists participating restaurants and sample menus. Here’s the full lineup of participants, with more restaurants likely joining in the coming weeks. For additional information on Miami Spice Restaurant Months, please visit www. miamibeaches.com.