Catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrities in our top celebrity sighting spot list.
Ever wonder where Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga or the Kardashians eat and stay at when they visit Miami? It can be difficult to spot a celebrity at inexpensive restaurants or affordable hotels outside of downtown and Miami Beach. In order to find your favorite stars it’s important to think like one.
So, head on over to private luxurious resorts and indulge in delectable dishes at fine dining restaurants. Here is our list of 12 hotspots for celebrity sightings in Miami.
4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
The Italian restaurant originates from Venice, Italy and has a romantic aura due to the vine-filled dining patio adorned with fairy lights. The founder of Cecconi’s is named Olimpia Bortolotto, and currently has 8 open locations around the world including the one in Miami. The intimate setting is perfect for an anniversary dinner or to spot celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Ivanka Trump, or Will Smith. When dining in Cecconi’s, the grilled octopus appetizer and the Gnocchi pasta entree are a must-try dish. Lastly, for a spectacular dessert, don’t miss the Tiramisu or Tres Leches.
4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
By far one of the most famous hotels in Miami is the Fontainebleau Hotel, due to all of the celebrity sightings reported at this luxurious two-building hotel. The famously large hotel is known for their frequent celebrity guests including: Demi Lavoto, Kim Kardasian, Lady Gaga and many more. Throughout the resort there is infectious lively energy, which makes Fontainebleau an easy location to let loose and have some fun. The hotel is an architectural masterpiece of modernist art designed by Morris Lapidus. Every hotel suite is designed with neutral colors and elegant flair, so it can be easier to focus on making memories with style. Each hotel room balcony offers a fantastic view of either Biscayne Bay or an ocean view.
Palm Island and Star Island
Millionaire’s Row is home to Miami’s richest celebrities such as Enrique Iglesias, Floyd Mayweather, Gloria Estefan, and many more. Both Palm and Star Islands are man-made islands constructed in 1922. Palm Island is 82 acres and Star Island is 85 acres, both are only accessible from Macarthur Causeway highway. There is tight security on the islands, so the best way to enter Palm Island would be to tell security you are visiting the park, and you will be let through. Oftentimes the celebrities are jogging around the island or hanging out at the park. (Note: Remember this is their home, so please be respectful and polite when asking for a picture.)
29 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132
E11even is located in downtown Miami and has regular celebrity guests including but not limited to Bad Bunny, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B. The 24/7 nightclub offers gourmet dining, over 13,500 square feet of party space, and is known for intense after hours experiences for guests.There are frequent events and performances held at E11ven creating an alluring environment with a high-level of sophistication. As a notice, there is a dress code of no flip flops, tank tops, beachwear, shorts, jerseys, or baseball caps allowed. VIP bottle service and tables can be reserved, however, the price varies by quote.
4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
LIV Nightclub is located in The Fontainebleau Hotel and has had frequent celebrity sightings including: Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Leonardo DiCaprio, etc. The nightclub is known for being difficult to get into and offers 18,000 square feet of party space, can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, and has four full-service bars. Djs Calvin Harris, and Steve Aoki have performed at LIV in previous events, making it a popular choice for celebrities since opening in 2008. As a notice, there is a dress code of no tank tops, Sleeveless T-Shirts, shorts, excessive baggy clothing, sandals, flip flops, dirty athletic sneakers, no flats for women, beachwear, hats, or jerseys are allowed. Tables can be reserved by request, however, the price varies by quote.
2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The hotel suites in the Setai are Asian-Inspired with world-class amenities and age-reversing spa packages.The Setai resort has had celebrity guests Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Madonna, and more since opening in 2004. Aside from a breakfast buffet offered daily to guests, there are also heated pools available. The Setai offers easy access to in-house restaurants like Jaya and The Ocean Grill. Between every Thursday to Sunday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. there is Asian Night Bazaar, where exotic group performers entertain guests during dinner service.
112 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Prime 112 is by far the best hotspot in Miami to find celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Justin Bieber…etc. The Prime 112 chain is owned and operated by Myles Restaurant Group. There are different locations to offer a variety of cuisines, including: Big Pink for a retro dining experience, Prime Italian, and Prime Fish. All other locations are within a 5-mile radius of Prime 112 in Miami Beach. Must-try dishes are the Crab Cakes as an appetizer and the Wagyu Churrasco as an entree. For a delicious dessert, don’t miss the carrot cake or the skyscraper chocolate cake with schlag.
736 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Papi Steak fuses Golden Era Hollywood swag with modern day Miami energy to create an entirely new steakhouse experience. Drake, Nikita Dragun, and Jennifer Lopez have been spotted dining in this steak house which blew up after a viral TikTok video demonstrating the way Papi Steak serves its $1,000 Wagyu Tomahawk dish to a large party. This fashionable eatery is reservation-only and also owned by David Grutman. Don’t forget to try the Yellowfin Tuna appetizer and the Wagyu Australian skirt steak entree. Papi Steak also offers private event space by request, however, the price varies by quote.
270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
Located in the heart of downtown Miami is Zuma, an internationally acclaimed, modern Japanese izakaya done by chef Rainer Becker. The first Zuma location opened in London back in 2002. The location in Miami opened in 2010 and since then, it has has attracted plenty of attention from celebrities for its elegant design. Will Smith and Lennox Lewis have been spotted eating in Zuma. A fan-favorite dish is the black cod marinated in saikyo miso wrapped in hoba leaf entree and the shiitake mushrooms with garlic and soy butter appetizer.
Nikki Beach Miami
1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Nikki Beach is a restaurant and posh club situated in South Beach with other locations in Greece, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Montenegro. Ricky Martin, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson have been spotted dining here. In 1998 Jack Penrod opened the first original Nikki Beach luxury beach club. Expect warm and friendly service and stunning views with exceptional music. Don’t forget to try the Salmon poke bowl or Nikki’s famous chicken satay and for dessert the table-side tiramisu.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131
Only the most sophisticated and well-mannered celebs enjoy their stays in Miami at this elegant hotel. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel is situated on a small private island with aerial views of downtown Miami and the bay. Jennifer Aniston and John Mayor have been spotted in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for a 5-night stays at at time. Opened in 2000, the Miami location is a tranquil oasis away from bustling downtown. Art deco and luxury from the East are the design essence of the posh resort. The Mandarin Oriental spa was given five stars from the Forbes travel guide, making it the best in all of Florida. The hotel group owns and operates 33 luxury hotels in 23 different countries across the globe.
888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132
The marina right off of the MacArthur Causeway is a popular spot for celebrities to enjoy some sun as a break from their boats or boat rentals. The Deck at Island Gardens is where fresh seafood and Mediterranean fare are served by reservation-only. Guests can choose between dining at a table or in private cabana with an aerial view of boats cruising by the energetic downtown Miami. Don’t forget to try the Tuna tartare, Octopus Ceviche, and the grilled lamb chops which comes with a blueberry caper relish and roasted pistachios. Superyacht owners like Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen find Island Gardens to be their favorite marina and dining experience.