Oceanside Dining

By Lane Nieset

With four stunning restaurants unfolding along the sea, you can spend days eating your way around Acqualina Resort with meals transporting you everywhere from Italy to Asia. Start with a waterfront lunch at Costa Grill, where longtime Acqualina bartender Franco Amendola, originally from the Amalfi Coast, will shake up a spectacular cocktail like a pineapple leaf-garnished Copacabana.

That evening, make your way to the elegant Il Mulino New York and dine outside under the new retractable roof, stargazing while sampling some of the best Italian cuisine in town. If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, pop over to Avra Miami and sidle up to the swanky bar for a nightcap, choosing between hundreds of spirits, including Greek classics like mastika or ouzo. Start Sunday off right on the patio of Il Mulino, sipping endless Bloody Marys or Mimosas while listening to the sounds of the waves and dining on plates of sushi and specialty pastas at the brunch buffet. Switch up the Mediterranean fare you’ve been enjoying and prepare for a pan-Asian feast with dinner on the patio at Ke-uH, where you can try a mix of playful plates like wasabi aioli-topped tuna pizza and Hamachi crispy rice with yuzu truffle. And if you really want the ultimate waterfront meal, reserve a romantic, beachfront dinner for two—the perfect place for popping the question or simply celebrating spending time together with your other half.