Meet The MJRGroupe


MJR Groupe | Luxury Real Estate Agency in Miami

The moment we walk through your door is the moment our relationship begins.

It starts with listening followed by understanding what is most important to you.

It’s innovation.
It’s communication because to us, words and promises do matter.
…and it’s follow-through.

We know that home is where you build your
community and where your life is happening.

We view philanthropy as an essential component of good citizenry; a way of paying it forward on behalf of those who have put their trust and faith in us, so we make a charitable donation in the name of each client after a completed transaction.

Our mission is to provide and end to end curated experience for each person or family that focuses on what happens before, during and after every negotiation.

For us, it’s all about you.
Welcome life-long partner.

Welcome to working with us at the MJRGroupe

Melissa Jane Rubin

Melissa integrates her vast network of resources, global relationships, innovative marketing and longevity in the real estate business resulting in her becoming a preferred partner for Fortune 500 executives, international financiers, elite medical professionals, entertainment celebrities, foreign diplomats, and global investors.

Melissa’s concierge approach to business makes all of her clients’ transactions as seamless as possible. She has extensive experience in the most sensitive of situations, such as high-profile divorces, estate sales and distressed asset liquidation. The service she offers extends beyond the home buying and selling process; it is highly personalized, professional, discreet, empathetic, and thoughtful, enabling her clients to feel comfortable in Miami. She embraces a communication first philosophy which she devotes to her clients by keeping them fully informed about the trends and transformations occurring in the South Florida marketplace.

Born in Montreal with an extensive international travel dossier, Melissa’s global intelligence provides international clients with world-class excellence. Her 16-year career in fashion fostered her innate sense of style and elegance, as well as her deep understanding of cultural nuances. These advantages combined with visionary thinking, impeccable negotiation skills, inspiring creativity, and thoughtful discretion sets her real estate practice apart.

A community leader who views philanthropy as an essential component of good citizenry, Melissa serves as a board of director for Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation and The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. As giving back is paramount to her vision, a donation to the clients’ charity of choice is made in their name at the close of their sale, purchase, or lease.

Living in South Florida since 1997, Melissa constantly has her finger on the pulse of this vibrant community. From new restaurant openings, development projects to the best cultural events, sharing all of these exclusive lifestyle benefits South Florida offers is an added value when working with Melissa.

Notable Mentions

  • Author “An Essential Playbook: Winning Real Estate Tips During Divorce
  • 2019 Wall Street Journal Top 1000 Small Real Estate Teams
  • Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Most Innovative Marketing Award
  • Miami Beach SunPost Power Women in Real Estate
  • Certified mediator for the Miami Association of Realtors
  • Master Broker Forum Member
  • Past Board of Governor for the Miami Association of Realtors
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert
  • Certified International Property Specialist

Our Team

JoAnne Jones

JoAnne Jones has always been passionate about real estate. Over the years, she’s turned that interest into a successful career. In her role as a broker advisor, she provides a distinctive service to others while she does what she’s always loved to do…

Daniel Uribe | MJR Groupe

Daniel Uribe

Having lived in Colombia, New York, and now South Florida, Daniel knows what it’s like to relocate. He also knows how the guidance of an empathetic, supportive, and knowledgeable agent can help you ease the stress and overwhelm of the process…

Rachel Kader

Rachel thrives in a fast-paced, high energy environment and is quickly able to adapt to change. Rachel’s sharp listening skills and keen attention for details allows her to deliver an unparalleled experience to her clients. Her honed negotiation skills give…

Lance Hess

Lance embarked on his real estate journey in Brooklyn, where he partnered with his twin sister to establish The Hess Team. Throughout an intensive and dynamic period, Lance honed his expertise in the industry, immersing himself in market research and mastering the art of negotiating transactions for …

Stephen Degale | MJR Groupe

Stephen Degale

Stephen’s journey in the real estate world began at an early age, selling vacation homes in his hometown of Houston. Those early experiences laid the foundation for a remarkable career, including a thriving presence in New York and now in the competitive Miami market….

Eitan Gontovnik

Eitan Gontovnik

Eitan holds a Bachelors’s Degree in Building Construction Management from Michigan State University, where he also took many classes in Urban Planning. Eitan moved to Miami in 2007 to attend law school at the University of Miami…

What Our Clients Are Saying

Our family was introduced to Melissa when we relocated to South Florida a year ago. We were looking for a community, a good school for our teenage son, and great access to the amenities South Florida has to offer. Melissa took great effort to get to know us and find us a home that fulfilled all our needs. She provided recommendations for banks, schools, contractors, termite service, cleaning services. All of which we used with success, and which made the transition as smooth as it could be. We highly recommend Melissa to anyone taking on a relocation to this area. She’s a wealth of knowledge, and a consummate professional.

— The Hitt Family

In 2016, we engaged Melissa to lease a penthouse at Ten Museum Park. For the last four years, she has been successful every year in renting the apartment at a high level. In July 2020, in the middle of the pandemic, she even succeeded in renting it on a 12 month lease at a very favorable rent and because we were unable to travel during the lockdown, she went more than the extra mile by clearing out the apartment of unwanted clothes and furniture leftover by the prior tenants. We cannot recommend Melissa highly enough.

—  Peter Maddock, Manager, Wyatt Real Estates LLC.

I had to sell my home as part of my divorce settlement and Melissa and her team were there with me every step of the way. It was a difficult time however I knew the house was something I wouldn’t have to worry about. Melissa and her team took care of everything seamlessly, marketing and showing the home through negotiating and closing. Not only are they professional, they are supportive of their clients’ objectives. I cannot recommend Melissa and her team highly enough and am so grateful to have worked with them!

—  Regina M

Pavel was an incredible partner in finding our new home. He was always an advocate, very responsive, and never pushy. He supported us in sticking to our budget while at the same time level setting what the likely responses might be. He and his team made everything completely seamless from negotiating, to inspection oversight and closing day logistics. The entire process was turn-key and in the end we found the home that was perfect for our family.

— Drew K

Moving is always a difficult process, and Pavel made things very easy for me. He is a hard worker whose tireless efforts show results. His negotiation skills and experience were great assets. If you need a realtor, Pavel should be your first choice.

— Greg V

We have worked with Melissa in the purchase and sale of several local properties. In every instance, Melissa has proven to be exceedingly organized and tenacious in her advocacy for us, her clients. She manages every aspect of the transactions seamlessly, with no aspect of the process left to chance. She is a most generous person, and her support goes beyond what any client can reasonably expect from a sales agent.

— Rosie and Ben

Charitable Giving Program

Social responsibility is important to the MJR Groupe and our clients. We are committed to providing personalized service while also making a mark in the community. Through MJR Groupe Cares, we make a donation to our clients’ chosen nonprofit after each sale. On behalf of our clients, we’ve been able to make a huge impact in our community. MJR Groupe Cares has donated to a variety of organizations and causes, including: Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, Humane Society, the Junior League’s Inn Transition North Program, which provides housing and resources to women and children who are survivors of domestic violence, the United Way, the Red Cross, Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation, the Bahamas hurricane relief efforts, and Thanksgiving and Christmas drives

Our Miami – NY Relationship

Miami is full of charming neighborhoods, each with its own distinctive character, excellent restaurants, enjoyable attractions, and housing opportunities. As a former resident of New York, Melissa Rubin knows there are clear correlations between many South Florida neighborhoods and those in NYC and the suburbs. Melissa loves exploring Miami, trying new restaurants, and experiencing its latest attractions. Here are a few of her favorites. Many descriptions have been collected directly from their original source.


The Village of Pinecrest is like Great Neck

Located a short distance from Coconut Grove and 20 minutes from Brickell, Pinecrest is a beautiful neighborhood to raise a family. It’s known for stunning larger homes on considerable lots (acre +) and excellent public schools.

Red Fish by Chef Adrianne

Located in Matheson Park, this seaside restaurant will make you feel like you’re enjoying a meal on a tropical Caribbean island. The menu is seafood-centric, but the fried chicken is incredible for those who prefer food that comes from land instead of the ocean. If you happen to be there around sunset, ask for a table on their upstairs rooftop terrace. And don’t mind the large iguanas. Watching them sunbathe just adds to the ambiance.
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Anacapri Restaurant, Market & Wine Bar

This cozy, Italian eatery has been a local favorite since 1990. It serves classic Italian-American favorites in a relaxed, casual environment. And if you’re looking for imported Italian ingredients and delicacies, you’re sure to find them inside their market.
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Cafe Pastis

Café Pastis is a cozy bistro serving traditional French cuisine inspired by the Provence region of South France. Everything is prepared fresh daily using classical French cooking techniques. You can enjoy a variety of homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, and pastas.
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Old Lisbon

In the 1990s, restaurant owner Carlos Silva turned a once humble restaurant into an iconic seafood-heavy Portuguese fine dining establishment with three locations.
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Root & Bone

This upscale, farm-to-table restaurant is a tribute to the timeless recipes and traditions of rural America and the warm embrace of its hospitality. Soul-nurturing, conscientiously sourced, rural-inspired dishes include shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles.
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CRAFTSouth Beach

This casual establishment is comfort food paired with a modern, laidback atmosphere, ideal for breakfast, lunch meetings, a bite after work, or brunch on the weekend.
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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

Walking through the garden’s 85 acres full of extensive collections of rare tropical plants is a meditative way to spend an afternoon. Besides the incredible foliage, Fairchild often hosts special events, like the Chocolate Festival, the Orchid Festival, and even Dale Chihuly glass installations.
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Pinecrest Gardens

Pinecrest Gardens is a 20-acre arts park with attractions for all age groups, including a petting zoo, water playground, and a 500-seat outdoor amphitheater showcasing a six-month season of performing arts.
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The Deering Estate

This cultural destination was once the estate of Charles Deering, a Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, art collector, philanthropist, and environmentalist. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Deering Estate is now a top destination for signature events, programs, tours, and classes.
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Knaus Berry Farm

This place is a treat for the entire family! Knaus Berry Farm was founded in 1956 as a roadside stand where the Knaus brothers sold berries. Over the years, the brothers expanded their inventory. Today, they’re best known for their giant cinnamon buns. People have been known to stand in line for hours for the delicious treat.
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Coconut Grove is like Greenwich Village

It’s a charming, upscale neighborhood and also happens to be a walkable community. This bohemian community is filled with charming boutiques, galleries, gourmet restaurants, sidewalk cafes, beautiful parks, and magnificent views of the shoreline of Biscayne Bay. This leafy green community is a combination of high-rise condos, single-family homes, and townhomes. The Grove, as it is locally known, has always been appealing on both the residential and commercial side.

Sushi by Scratch

This 10-seat counter-only omakase den offers a 17-course meal consisting strictly of nigiri infused with original touches like sweet corn “pudding” and sourdough breadcrumbs. The menu changes regularly, but the experience is always fun and exciting.
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Bouchon Bistro

This French bistro is housed inside the historic La Palma building, constructed in 1924 and home to one of the longest-standing hotels in the city. The menu offers seasonally changing classic French dishes such as roast chicken, steak frites, and croque madame, and is complemented by Vin de Carafe, a unique wine program that brings recognition to local wine producers.
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Erba Miami

Erba is an Italian-inspired restaurant that embraces the vibrant spirit of Miami, showcasing a local adaptation rooted in a hospitality-forward mindset. Sourcing local, fresh ingredients lies at the heart and soul of Erba, with a significant portion of its produce coming directly from its own farm, Rancho Patel.
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Beauty & the Butcher

Since its opening, this contemporary American restaurant has garnered national recognition for its stellar cuisine and has been featured in the prestigious MICHELIN Guide. The menu redefines modern American fare with a variety of steaks, salads, and seafood selections paired with classic cocktails reimagined for the modern age.
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Pascals' on Ponce

Pascal’s on Ponce is an intimate 55-seat French restaurant with sublime contemporary French cuisine featuring local ingredients, prepared fresh when ordered, using classical French techniques. It’s been featured in Esquire Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, and the New York Times.
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Vinya Table

Vinya Table is a New American restaurant specializing in delicious dishes with locally sourced ingredients expertly paired with our curated fine wine and spirits.
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Coconut Grove Saturday Organic Market

Feed your soul, nourish your body, and replenish your kitchen at Glaser Organic Farms weekly market. In addition to fresh produce and a vegan cold-food bar, the market brings out numerous local vendors from the health and wellness industry.
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Coconut Grove Sailing Club

This club was established in 1946 to encourage the sport of sailing, promote the science of seamanship and navigation, sponsor cruises, races, and instructional classes, and foster a spirit of cooperation and good fellowship. Membership is not required to keep a boat on the mooring or partake in sailing lessons, but it does have its perks. This very social club with lots of private events is a fun place to learn to sail or enjoy a sundown cocktail.
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David T. Kennedy Park

2400 S. Bayshore Drive
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
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Peacock Park

2820 McFarlane Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
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Coconut Grove Dog Park

2171 S. Bayshore Drive
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
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Brickell is like the NYC Financial District

At the core of Miami’s downtown financial district, Brickell is ideal for urban-inspired living. There’s no need for cars between Uber, scooters, bicycles and the city’s excellent walkable design. Some of the newest condominiums are in this downtown area.

Motek City Center

MOTEK, the acclaimed Israeli Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, is known for its vibrant flavors and genuine interpretation of traditional Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. This favorite among locals and visitors offers an unparalleled dining experience that celebrates the rich flavors and diverse cultures of Israel, the Middle East, and the Eastern Mediterranean.
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The Henry

The Henry’s menu has something tempting for every palate. From simple but always satisfying smashed avocado toast to delicately roasted branzino, its crave-able food keeps locals and visitors coming back for more.
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Delilah Miami

Delilah Miami is a modern-day supper club that brings a vibrant flair to the heart of Brickell. This vintage-inspired sanctuary envelops guests in comfort while they indulge in exquisite American fare.
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Social 27

Social 27 is a love letter to Cuba in the 1940s and 50s. Supper clubs were destinations where members could spend an entire evening drinking socially, dining, and being entertained. Social 27 delivers a vibrant experience with its creative Cuban cuisine, carefully crafted cocktails, and lush, tropical dining room.
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Coyo Taco

Coyo Taco offers an authentic Mexican street food experience. Staying true to its todo fresco (everything fresh) philosophy means its ingredients are 100% natural. At Coyo Taco, guacamole is smashed to order, and tortillas are handcrafted on-site in an authentic Mexican tradition. Vegetables are farm-fresh and responsibly sourced. Meat and seafood are naturally raised and humanely treated. Agua frescas and margaritas are made from scratch.
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Paperfish Sushi

Paperfish Sushi is a contemporary Tokyo-inspired izakaya with masterfully crafted Nikkei cuisine. Artfully crafted dishes resplendent with Japanese elegance are combined with the seasonal tastes of Peru in a welcoming, modern-meets-traditional environment.
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Brickell City Center

This extraordinary multi-use outdoor mall in the heart of Brickell will eventually span up to five blocks to the west of Brickell Avenue and to the south of the Miami River.
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CMX Brickell City Center

Go to the movies in style. CMX luxury concept offers moviegoers the ultimate upscale yet relaxing experience with its high-end décor, amazingly comfortable reclining seats, in-house, chef-prepared cuisine, and signature handcrafted cocktails.
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

This European-inspired estate and National Historic Landmark is a 1916 waterfront museum with 32 decorated rooms and 10 acres of formal gardens. It was the former estate of businessman James Deering. It’s a breathtaking location to get your steps in and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the day.
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Virginia Key Outdoor Center

The best way to explore this 863-acre barrier island is to get out on the water with a paddleboard or kayak. The Virginia Key Outdoor Center also offers guided paddleboard yoga classes, full-moon kayak adventures, fishing trips, and manatee safaris. And between November to mid-April, the center also offers a nighttime paddle to see an underwater firework display put on by resident bioluminescent plankton.
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Southside Park

With a playground, open field, and benches for relaxation, this large urban park is popular with dogs.
140 SW 11th Street
Miami FL 33130
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The Arts and Entertainment District is like Upper West Side Lincoln Center

Ideally located 10 minutes from Miami Beach, 10 minutes from Brickell, 10 minutes from the Design District/Wynwood/Midtown, and 10 minutes from Miami International Airport, this quaint neighborhood is home to a growing arts and entertainment scene.

Kiki on the River

Arrive by car or by boat to this very happening spot on the Miami River. It boasts a superb St. Tropez vibe on the water with fantastic Greek food and fresh fish.
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This casual Italian spot with a charming outdoor terrace has a similar vibe as Carmines in NY but on a smaller scale. Portions are meant to be shared, especially their chicken parmesan, which is incredible and large enough to feed a family.
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Casadonna is an Italian-inspired waterfront restaurant housed in the same Mediterranean Revival building as Miami’s historic women’s club. Its name is derived from the setting and a fusion of Italian words meaning “house of the woman.” The menu features Riviera-style Italian cooking, the finest local and imported products, signature handcrafted dishes, and bespoke cocktails.
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Biscayne Bay Brewing company

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company is a locally owned, independent brewery committed to growing Miami’s beer culture. Focusing on classic styles of beer, Biscayne Bay Brewing has built a reputation for quality above all else.
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Julie and Henry's

Formerly the historic Walgreens in downtown Miami, Julia & Henry’s is a multi-level entertainment, events, restaurant, and bar destination that provides an extraordinary experience. The ground floor offers 11 eateries featuring Latin American and European specialties by top local and international chefs.
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Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Enjoy the incredible architecture, vibrant exhibits, hands-on workshops, educational programs, and community events at this contemporary art museum. After strolling through the museum, relax on the terrace with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy the water view.
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Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

This museum is dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation, and fueling innovation for the future. It’s a great place to take the children for an afternoon of fun and learning. And don’t forget to check out the planetarium.
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Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

One of the top performing arts centers in the world, the Arsht Center presents Broadway shows, symphony, opera, music, and dance. Prepare to be dazzled by its incredible acoustics and architecture.
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If you like live music, you’ll love Melinda’s. This casual neighborhood eatery and cocktail lounge sits in a stunning courtyard orchid garden. Wednesday night is live jazz night, and every night enjoy the best thin crust pizza in Miami.
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Jungle Island

Combining Miami’s tropical landscape with a jungle full of extraordinary animals, Jungle Island is one of Miami’s premier entertainment destinations.
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Miami Children's Museum

This interactive museum is dedicated to enriching all children’s lives by fostering a love of learning and enabling them to realize their highest potential. It inspires children to play, learn, imagine, and create.
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Miami's first live/work area, Midtown is reminiscent of New York's SoHo district

It’s walking distance to the Design District, Edgewater, Wynwood, and 10 minutes from Miami Beach and Miami International Airport.


Enjoy eclectic small plates and artisanal cocktails served in a cool space with lots of outdoor seating. If you want to try something different, the Brussels Sprout, sushi, duck & waffles will not disappoint.
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Salumeria 104

This charming restaurant is a combination of an Italian trattoria and neighborhood salumi (cured meats). It offers intimate seating inside and tables along the sidewalk outside.
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Morgan's Restaurant

Charming rooms create an ideal ambiance in which to enjoy modern home-style comfort food. With lots of outdoor seating in a modest old house with a covered porch, Morgan’s creates a relaxed environment for brunch and lunch.
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The Shops at Midtown

This urban, open-air shopping center offers a fun outdoor experience for retail therapy and dining.
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Known for its colorful murals, Wynwood is always buzzing with activity

It’s home to art galleries, boutiques, hip restaurants, and live/work spaces. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend the day, begin at the walls and wander everywhere.

Log Restaurant

LOG is a new wood-fired restaurant that showcases fire as a cooking technique and dining experience. The menu offers diverse choices, including Wagyu beef tartare served with mandioca chips, wood-fired oysters with thermidor sauce and grana Padano, grilled langoustines in chili oil and garlic aioli, and skirt steak with salsa verde and roasted peppers.
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Michael's Genuine

Chef Michael Schwartz’s flagship restaurant is as popular today as it was when it first opened over a decade ago. The courtyard is a lovely place to linger and enjoy simple yet skillfully cooked dishes like pizza, housemade pasta, crudo, pan-roasted chicken, and wood-oven-roasted fish.
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Oise Ristorante

Traditional Italian elegance meets the artful precision of Japanese cuisine at Oise. The menu features a tantalizing fusion of ingredients, expertly crafted and delivering a blend of tastes that redefine the boundaries of culinary delight.
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Mayami Wynwood

Mayami Wynwood is a Tulum-inspired restaurant and bar known for its Mediterranean-influenced cuisine. The 10,000-square-foot dining destination has attracted some of the biggest names in Latin entertainment and unveiled various new dining options. Featuring performances from aerialists and fire dancers to top DJs and live music, Mayami has made a name for itself as a celebration destination.
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Mary Gold's

MaryGold’s is a haven amidst the hustle and bustle of the Wynwood Arts District. Award-winning Chef/Partner Brad Kilgore uses seasonal and local ingredients to inspire a Brasserie menu that offers refined yet approachable dishes that are creatively conceptualized and classically executed. Chef Kilgore’s imaginative ingredients, meticulous technique, and timeless style have generated much attention for the brasserie.
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Uchi, which means house in Japanese, offers a delicate balance of elevated food and impeccable service. Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s signature non-traditional take on Japanese food keeps the restaurant booked up to a month in advance.
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Wynwood Walls

This unique outdoor destination features a collection of incredible graffiti art, galleries, and a restaurant called Wynwood Bar and Grill.
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Museum of Graffiti

This museum is intimate and informative about this art form. What was once a sleepy, industrial neighborhood, Wynwood has been transformed by Graffiti artists.
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The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse is a not-for-profit institution dedicated to presenting exhibitions and educational programs that explore contemporary art and culture. The Warehouse is operated and funded by the Martin Z. Margulies Foundation. Martin Margulies himself was an avid collector of photography, video and installation works, and sculpture.
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Rubell Museum

Inside a repurposed DEA warehouse, Miami residents Don and Mera Rubell share the contemporary art collection they’ve collected over the last 50 years.
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The Miami Design District is a creative neighborhood and shopping destination dedicated to innovative fashion, design, art, and dining.

Like Madison Avenue, the area encompasses the most luxurious brands in the world. Posh fashion and jewelry boutiques, cafes, and celebrity-chef restaurants dot the area.

Harry's Pizzeria

A Michael Schwartz concept of incredibly creative pizza, salads, and craft beers in an urban-rustic setting. Their outdoor sidewalk space is fun for people watching while enjoying a great meal.
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Casa Vigil

Casa Vigil is a rustic upscale dining concept with a focus on wine. The modern Mediterranean and Argentinean-inspired menu pays tribute to Chef Alejandro Vigil’s roots in Mendoza, Argentina. The restaurant has indoor, al fresco, and rooftop dining spaces where guests can enjoy lunch or dinner.
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With the concept of breaking bread together as a centerfold, the menu at Branja has been curated based on the idea of shareability. Chef Tom Aviv constantly infuses native Tel Aviv dishes with ingredients and methods influenced by his travels and limitless imagination.
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COTE is one of only two restaurants in the United States with MICHELIN stars in multiple cities. The restaurant combines the bold flavors of Korean barbecue with the classic vibe of an American steakhouse. The result is a fine dining experience featuring top-notch service, world-class ingredients, and a show-stopping beverage program.
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Tablé by Antonio Bachour

Tablé is a modern Parisian-style brasserie. Chef Bachour has created a menu showcasing classic technique and French flavors, cuisine deeply tied to his Lebanese roots and the cooking style he first learned growing up in Puerto Rico. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and a bakery counter with to-go offerings of Instagram-worthy desserts.
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Miami Design District

Located Between NE 2nd Avenue on the east and Miami Avenue on the west from 36th street to 41st Street, the District is home to more than 120 flagship stores like Balenciaga, Hermes, Fendi, Dior, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, and more – making it one of the world’s greatest shopping areas.
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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA Miami)

This contemporary art museum is dedicated to promoting continuous experimentation in art, advancing new scholarship, and fostering the exchange of arts and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally. The museum is deeply committed to providing open, public access to artistic excellence by offering year-round free admission.
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~South Beach & SOFI~

South Beach & SOFI, South of Fifth on Miami Beach

South Beach is famous for its sandy beach, swaying palm trees, and iconic pastel-colored Art Deco buildings. This neighborhood with a small-town feel offers a unique mix of homes. Here, you’ll also find some of the most exclusive high-rise condominiums in Miami Beach, surrounded by a laid-back, family-friendly, community-oriented experience.

SOFI, South of Fifth on Miami Beach, is a walkable area with spectacular condominiums, beautiful parks, and some of the city’s best restaurants. Just off the MacArthur Causeway, SOFI is a small affluent neighborhood centrally located to downtown Miami and the airport.


Zaytinya at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, offers an innovative menu inspired by Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines. Building on Chef José Andrés’ deep knowledge of Mediterranean cooking and years of research and travel, the menu features shared small plates of authentic and innovative fare, creative cocktails, and unique Mediterranean wines.
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Carbone Miami

Carbone is a sophisticated venue that honors the essence of the legendary New York Italian eateries of the 1950s. The dishes are meant to feel familiar and comfortable, like dining at Nonna’s home on Sunday evenings.
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Rao’s New York is a culinary national treasure dating back 127 years. Now with a second home at Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Rao’s is bringing its widely acclaimed authentic, southern Neapolitan Italian cooking and home-style family ambiance to South Beach.
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Byblos serves Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with strong influences from both traditional and local ingredients, using time-honored classic cooking techniques and modern methods. The menu is a true coastal and cultural mosaic, showcasing the regional spices and flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean seaboard, served family style in a convivial atmosphere.
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Indulge in the artistry of upscale brick-oven pizzas and delectable calzones paired perfectly with a selection of fine wines, all within the cozy embrace of a rustic yet stylish eatery. With inviting outdoor seating, Lucali offers a dining experience that satisfies the palate and the soul.
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Joliet is a neighborhood seafood bistro that combines the salty profiles of the Atlantic Ocean breeze and the comfort of the Gulf’s Cajun and low-country flavors. From hand-picked oysters to Po’ Boys that hit the spot, Joliet pairs its food with crisp wines, bright ales, and cocktails that seem to refill on their own.
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South Pointe Park

Recently redone, the park is at the tip of South Beach. It is a tranquil spot to soak in the views.
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SoundScape Park

This 2.5-acre urban park in the heart of Miami Beach is an ideal gathering place for cultural and special events. Share a picnic and watch the New World Symphony or a movie on the WALLCAST®.
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Lincoln Road Mall

Located just a few blocks off the beach, Lincoln Road Mall is South Florida’s premier outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.
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Duck Tours South Beach

Don’t be turned off by its hokeyness! This is a fun way to explore and a terrific way to understand the history of Miami Beach.
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Bass Museum

The Bass is a historic art deco space that’s been recently renovated and reopened. It features diverse art, artifacts, films, lectures, and sculpture garden.
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Miami Beach Botanical Gardens

These 2.6 acres of urban green space were founded in 1962 and transformed in 2011 with a landscape renovation by renowned landscape architect Raymond Jungles. The gardens are a relaxing way to spend some time.
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Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

In 1984 a small group of Holocaust survivors had an idea to create a memorial for the six million Jewish people who died at the hands of the Nazis. Visiting it is a powerful and emotional experience. The street numbers of the memorial’s physical address match the years of the Nazi regime, one reason why the committee felt the memorial belonged in this specific location.
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