Seaspice 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.