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The 10 Best Places to Dine Like an A-Lister During Miami F1 Week

From popups like Carbone Beach to Michelin-starred restaurants, we get you ready for a weekend unlike any other.

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Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix will be back for its second year May 5–7, and the city’s most buzzed-about restaurants are shifting into overdrive for what might be their biggest weekend ever.

“We’ve recently opened our kitchen until midnight Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,” says Rob van den Blink, co-owner of Doya, a Wynwood hot spot where F1 world champion Max Verstappen has dined multiple times. “And for Formula 1, we’ll keep the kitchen open as long as needed.”

“Last year, the economic impact of F1 in Miami was about $350 million, so we expect more of the same, if not a little bit more, this year,” says Daniel Solomon, operating partner of E11even Miami, the popular downtown nightclub that opened swanky restaurant Giselle on its rooftop in February. “Typically, we’re looking at about a $200-per-person check average at Giselle at the moment. We’re expecting to do at least a 50 percent, if not a 100 percent increase on that, just simply from the demand and the clientele that’s in town. And our reservations are all the way up until 2 a.m. We’re looking at potentially having four table turns per night during that weekend, which is incredible.”

Solomon’s bullishness comes after seeing how E11even’s business during the last F1 weekend was up 250 percent compared to a “traditional first week of May, pre-pandemic.” And this year, E11even is teaming up with the Zouk nightclub from Resorts World Las Vegas on parties headlined by elite DJs like Tiesto and Deadmau5.

The goal for Miami’s top hospitality operators, of course, is to amp things up and surpass even the frenetic levels of last year’s F1 weekend.

“This is the biggest weekend that Miami has,” says Jeff Zalaznick, co-owner of Major Food Group, who’s partnered with American Express to create the $3,000-per-seat, four-night Carbone Beach pop-up in Miami Beach for a second year after attracting guests like Serena and Venus Williams, David Beckham, and LeBron James last year. “The level of excitement and pandemonium is going to be nothing short of spectacular. It’s a crowd that really appreciates the type of luxury experiences we provide. Last year, we demonstrated that Carbone Beach really set a very high bar for a dinner party and entertainment that kind of embodies the next frontier of luxury events. And with us, our only intention is to exceed that this year.”

Here’s a look at 10 sizzling spots to eat like a boss during F1 weekend and maybe even see a few A-listers doing the same.

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