Where to Find Dramatic Dining in Miami

Our favorite spots for interactive dinners.

In Miami, we like to be dramatic and the Magic City is one of the best places (outside of Vegas) for dramatic dining. Think extraordinary plating, highly interactive dining experiences, dinner and a show and dining venues that transform into nightclubs. Here are a few of our favorites. 

Marion: The Asian-inspired menu, tropical decor and beautiful crowd make you feel like you’re somewhere utterly exotic. Once settled into your booth or chair, get ready for inventive cocktails and killer sushi. If you’re looking for intimate dining, this ain’t your spot—an all-out party ensues around 9 pm and includes a DJ, fog machine, celebratory sparklers and live music. 

El Cielo: Ever have a fantasy about diving into a pool of macaroni and cheese? While we can’t make that happen, we can send you to this cool venue offering interactive dining experiences meant to awaken your senses. Cover your hands in decadent chocolate and then lick it off or order Colombian yucca bread plated to resemble a famous tree found in the Amazon. 

Barton G: This Miami staple has cocktails, main dishes and desserts whimsically served atop a plate that’s decorated like a mini-movie set. Indulge in a cotton candy dessert shaped like a Marie Antoinette bouffant hairstyle or a 48-ounce steak served on a mini lawn mower. 

Riviera Live: This vintage-inspired spot will take you back to 1950's Cuba. On Fridays and Saturdays, get dinner and catch a live, hour-long show featuring classic Cuban music and dancing. Feast on international fare by Jose Davila while enjoying the performances. Post-show, the space transforms into a Latin dance club.