MOTOR OVER TO DINNER

Dine in style at a seafood brasserie​ on the banks of the Miami RiverWith sophisticated decor, the restaurant offers stunning views of DowntownMake an entrance aboard your private boat charterSeaspice is part of a new generation of Miami restaurants that are as much destinations as places to refuel. Opened in late 2013, the restaurant is designed as a modern “seafood brasserie” with a strong focus on the local catch of the day paired with simple, unfussy, healthful culinary techniques. But beyond the restaurant’s tasty menu—think octopus a la plancha, an elaborate raw/caviar bar, and simply prepared market fish—Seaspice’s location cannot be beat. Set on the still-under-the-radar Miami River, the indoor/outdoor restaurant offers jaw-dropping, truly panoramic views of Downtown Miami from its waterfront dining room. The crowd here is sophisticated and chic—visitors and locals residents who think nothing of gliding up to the restaurant on their private yachts. Upon arrival, they’re rewarded with a beachy, breezy décor featuring vintage terrazzo-tile floors, line-wrapped furnishings, and blond wooden furniture that feels as much South Beach as St.-Tropez. Seaspice is admittedly pricey, but worth the splurge for its singular location and buzzy, festive vibe. Head to Seaspice via a 15-minute Uber ride or arrive in serious style on a private boat by renting a vessel of your size and budget from Captain Joe’s Boat Club. Seaspice is near Downtown, right on the Miami River. Head to the intersection of NW North River Drive and NW 6th Avenue, and you’ll see it. If you’re looking to rent a boat, get over to Captain Joe’s Boat Rentals, which is on the small island of North Bay Village. Take the 934 bridge until you hit West Drive and there’s the boats.​​SEASPICE: 422 NW North River Drive; 305-440-4200; seaspicemiami.com​​​​CAPTAIN JOE'S BOAT CLUB, RENTALS, TOURS & CHARTERS, INC.: 7904 West Drive; 305-218-2249; miamicaptainjoe.com​