Where to Find the Flavors of Fall in Florida Restaurants


Hearty seasonal cuisine at Villa Azur in Miami Beach

Villa Azur is Miami Beach’s premier French supper club, known for scintillating dishes and nightly entertainment. This fall, the restaurant serves seasonally inspired dishes that no fall connoisseur should miss. Nut aromas merge flush into the savory Baked Bucheron Cheese ($24), a buttery goat cheese delicacy filled with butternut and hazelnut honey and served with filone toast. Fruit fans will find their apple filling with the Apple Crab Louie ($27), made with mint, citrus, mashed avocado, lemon emulsion, apple batonettes and served with a fennel salad.

Address: 309 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Leafy flavors at the Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar

Right in the heart of Midtown Miami, Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar brings a variety of international comfort food with Latin roots to the table, from a Nikkei sushi bar to burgers, sandwiches and more. Those looking for healthier fall fare that doesn’t compromise on flavor can enjoy this year’s novelties Florence ($19), an artfully arranged salad of mixed vegetables, burrata cheese, quinoa, beets, almonds, and sweet potatoes drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. The crunchy textures mixed with the flavors of fall make for a delicious combination to ring in the season.

address: 3201 Buena Vista Boulevard, Miami, FL 33127

Farm Fresh at True Food Kitchen

Nobody knows seasonal specials better than True Food Kitchen. The simple yet nutritious menu changes its varied offerings with each change of season, and this fall the Center for Healthy Eating is serving up a brand new selection from healthy dishes to refreshing cocktails. Beginning September 7, guests can sample some delicious fall classics, including this Roasted Acorn Squash Flatbread, delicious blend of truffle honey, lemon-almond ricotta, pistachios, Calabrian chili, arugula and garlic puree; the Pesto pasta in autumn, made with roasted mushrooms, roasted acorn squash, marinated pepper, parmesan and cilantro pumpkin seed pesto; or the Tea time Cocktail with Tomatin Dualchas whiskey, Barrow’s Intense Ginger, chamomile and lemon.

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address: 8888 SW 136th St Ste 340A, Miami, FL 33176

Fall in love with fresh tropical flavors at Mamey

In the heart of Coral Gables at THEsis Hotel is Mamey, James Beard nominee and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef of 2020, Executive Chef Niven Patel. This fall season, Chef Patel is curating dishes based on ingredients harvested from his five-acre ranch, Rancho Patel, for a new flavorful seasonal selection that foodies can rave about. As Chef Niven plans for next season, guests can keep an eye out for new seasonal menu items, including freshly harvested fall produce like a fresh fall salad with honey-crisp apples, crunchy carrots, sweet pumpkin dishes and more.

Address: 1350 S Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Seasonal harvests and new American cuisine in the Orno this fall

Named by the Miami New Times as Miami’s Best New Restaurant, Orno by Chef Niven Patel welcomes the fall season with fall-themed dishes full of flavors featuring fresh produce harvested on Chef Patel’s farm, Rancho Patel. Look forward to a creamy risotto or pasta with pumpkin and various herbs that reflect the autumn season. A big highlight this fall is cranberry tartare with Grand Mariner. Chef Niven will also create wood-fired dishes using harvested carrots, beans and root vegetables.

Address: 1350 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Unique umami fashion at Kosushi this fall

In Miami Beach’s trendy South of Fifth neighborhood, Kosushi Miami brings a refreshing twist on Japanese classics by blending new flavors with modern techniques. This applies to a unique take on the Old Fashioned cocktail. For all brown sugar lovers, Kosushi presents the Umami fashion ($18) blended with mushroom-infused Japanese whiskey, umami bitters, and plain brown sugar. The lightly sweetened blend features hints of autumn flavors, making it a festive choice to pair with one of Kosushi’s signature tasters, created by five-Michelin-star chef George Koshoji.

Address: 801 S Pointe Drive, Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Jungle brunch at Chotto Matte


Kicking off this October, global Japanese and Peruvian restaurant Chotto Matte presents its long-awaited Jungle Brunch. Delve into the depths of the rainforest every Sunday with exotic cocktails, champagne and exclusive brunch offerings like never before Strip roast Bao and Sweet potato jungle curry. Other key dishes are Spicy Chicken Karaage, Lychee ceviche and Sato Maki. As well as the succinct main menu featuring various cuts of meat, an equally delicious vegetarian option is available to suit all tastes. As you dine, let yourself be carried away by the sound of Chotto, whose resident DJ and live drummer provide the perfect soundtrack to end the weekend in style.

Address: 1666 Lenovo Ave. #1664, Miami Beach, FL 33139

It’s corn in Sweetgreen Sunset Harbor

Corn is in the spotlight, and Sweetgreen Sunset Harbor intends to keep it that way with its corn-tastic fall menu featuring a-corn dishes with this golden grain. In September, corn lovers can get famous at Sweetgreen’s Elote bowl, made with roasted corn, peppers, heirloom tomatoes, goat cheese, flavorful sunflower seeds and more. This special offer is available at Sweetgreen Sunset Harbor or online… and we can’t think of a better one!

Address: 1929 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Fort Lauderdale

Celebrate the festivities with furry friends on the Quarterdeck

With five locations, Quarterdeck is Fort Lauderdale’s friendly seafood bar and neighborhood grill, offering guests a casual dining experience with convenient fare, ideal for all friends and family (and dogs too!). With the arrival of autumn, guests can enjoy brunch Chicken and Waffles ($12) served with a Belgian waffle, honey butter, crispy fried chicken, maple syrup, and candied toasted pecan. For all furry friends, Quarterdeck also offers a special pooch menu – only one waiter on arrival!

Several locations: Fort Lauderdale | Fort Lauderdale Beach | David | Dania Beach | sawgrass

Sip Apple Spice this fall with Casa Sensei’s Whiskey Orchard Spice

Casa Sensei creates the best of both worlds, combining Pan-Asian staples with the flavors of Latin American cuisine and blending whiskey with the flavors of fall. This fall, Casa Sensei is serving the Whiskey Orchard Spice ($14), a flavorful blend of whiskey with simple syrup, citrus, lemon zest, apple and cinnamon. The sweetness and spiciness of this fall cocktail create a comforting feeling of warmth that’s sure to get the fall mood going.

address: 1200 E Las Olas Blvd STE 101, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Florida’s west coast

Apples to apples mixed by Hotel Effie Sandestin

As the weather finally cools, the Hotel Effie Sandestin celebrates with its Apples to Apples cocktail. This craft drink was created by mixologist Kellie Thorn, who has worked in the hospitality industry for over twenty years, including almost nineteen as a bartender. It is made with apple brandy, apple cider honey syrup, angostura bitters, cardamom bitters, lemon juice and angostura bitters, cardamom bitters and garnished with a cinnamon stick and a lemon wheel.

Address: 1 Grand Sandestin Boulevard, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Salty cider served at Marina Bar & Grill at Sandestin

Created in honor of the emerald saltwater and salty Sandestin air, Marina Bar and Grill’s ‘Salty Cider’ is perfect for those craving autumn flavors in warm weather. Made from a base of Fireball cider and ice, topped off with whipped cream, a cinnamon stick and topped with salted caramel and a slice of apple, this specialty drink has all the goodness of the season.

Address: 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Miramar Beach, FL 32550