10 Toughest Tables: Miami

How hard IS it to get a primetime reservation at a city's most coveted restaurants?

Every month The Daily Meal will reveal how difficult it is to reserve a primetime table at a city's most booked restaurants. This month's Toughest Tables hones in on Miami.

We teamed up with Opentable.com's Chief Dining Officer, Caroline Potter, to find out which restaurants customers have established as the most-booked. The ten places below were determined by votes from more than 138,000 diners.

To help you score a much-coveted tables, we cross-examined each restaurant to determine how tough it really is to get seated.

 

Miami's Most Booked Restaurants

Seasons 52 - Boca Raton(561) 998-9952
Location: Boca Raton
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Can You Eat Dinner at the Bar? "Yes."
Will You Seat an Incomplete Party? "With a reservation, yes."
Do You Accept Walk-ins? "Yes."
What Time Can You Almost Always Get a Reservation? "Really all depends on the night, but you can pretty much always get a reservation at 5 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Between those times we book up weeks in advance."

 

Seasons 52 - Coral Gables  — (305) 442-8552
Location: Coral Gables
Cuisine: American
Can You Eat Dinner at the Bar? "Yes, full service, full menu, no smoking."
Will You Seat an Incomplete Party? "Yes Ma'am."
Do You Accept Walk-ins? "Yes Ma'am.
What Time Can You Almost Always Get a Reservation? "It varies. Thursday to Saturday we're completely booked by Wednesday, otherwise you can get a table."

 

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink — (305) 573-5550
Location: Miami
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Can You Eat Dinner at the Bar? "Yeah."
Will You Seat an Incomplete Party? "On occasion. We prefer seating when everyone's here."
Do You Accept Walk-ins? "Yes, we reserve every table, but we encourage walk-ins, and they can have the full menu at the bar, or we can seat them if we get a cancellation."
What Time Can You Almost Always Get a Reservation? "5:30 p.m."

 

Seasons 52 - Palm Beach Gardens  — (561) 625-5852
Location: Palm Beach
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Can You Eat Dinner at the Bar? "Yes."
Will You Seat an Incomplete Party? "Yes."
Do You Accept Walk-ins? "Yes."
What Time Can You Almost Always Get a Reservation? "Anytime."

 

Seasons 52 - Fort Lauderdale — (954) 537-1052
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Can You Eat Dinner at the Bar? "Yes Ma'am."
Will You Seat an Incomplete Party? "Yes Ma'am, if they request to be seated, there's no trouble."
Do You Accept Walk-ins? "We do."
What Time Can You Almost Always Get a Reservation? "From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and then after 8:30 p.m."

 

Hakkasan - Fontainebleau Miami Beach — (786) 276-1388
Location: Miami Beach/South Beach
Cuisine: Chinese
Can You Eat Dinner at the Bar? "Yes, you can."
Will You Seat an Incomplete Party? "Yes, we will."
Do You Accept Walk-ins? "We accept them, but we have to honor our reservations before we can take them."
What Time Can You Almost Always Get a Reservation? "Probably between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m."

 

Pinon Grill - Boca Raton — (561) 391-7770
Location: Boca Raton
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Can You Eat Dinner at the Bar? "Yes, you can."
Will You Seat an Incomplete Party? "Yes, we will."
Do You Accept Walk-ins? "We do."
What Time Can You Almost Always Get a Reservation? "We're busy from 6 p.m. to about 9 p.m.  We're pretty much booked between then. Everyone wants a 7 o'clock reservation."

 

Rusty Pelican - Miami — (305) 361-3818
Location:  Boca Raton
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Can You Eat Dinner at the Bar? "Yes, you can."
Will You Seat an Incomplete Party? "If they would like to be seated."
Do You Accept Walk-ins? "Yes, absolutely."
What Time Can You Almost Always Get a Reservation? "Weekends are very hard."

 

Mai-Kai Restaurant — (954) 563-3272
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Cuisine: Asian
Can You Eat Dinner at the Bar? "No. You can sit to have appetizers and drinks, but not the whole menu."
Will You Seat an Incomplete Party? "Yes."
Do You Accept Walk-ins? "Yes."
What Time Can You Almost Always Get a Reservation? "On a weekday around 5 p.m. Usually we're sold out on weekends. We require a reservation."

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