Sometimes the same old restaurants just won’t do. Whether you’re a traveler who wants to make the best of their stay in Homestead or you’re a local who has been visiting the same chain restaurant for date night for years, we have pulled some of the best upscale restaurants to help you transform your evening out into something special.
Today we’ll be covering:
With so many options, we are sure we have exactly what you are looking for. I will also include links anytime one of these restaurants accept our super convenient GiftYa cards!
As a reminder a GiftYa digital gift card is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A gift card that functions just like every other gift card. It lets you make purchases at a participating bar, restaurant, or store up to the face value of the gift card. However, unlike traditional gift cards. GiftYa digital gift cards come with a few additional benefits. For instance, unlike a traditional gift card, a GiftYa can be sent straight to your phone in seconds. That way you don’t need to deliver a GiftYa in person if you want to give it as a gift. You don’t even have to go to a store in person if you want one for yourself. You can just visit the GiftYa website and pick one up today.
Since GiftYa cards are sent directly to your phone you never have to worry about misplacing them or forgetting to take them with you. In most instances you are going to have your phone with you so in most instances you will have your GiftYa cards right in your pocket. In addition to that, your GiftYa also keeps track of the balance for you. Which is so much nicer than having to try to remember how much was left over on those antiquated plastic gift cards. I mean you can’t write it on them very easily so idk what you’re supposed to do if you don’t use the total value the first time? Just guess the next time you are in town?
5 S Flagler Ave | Homestead | www.chbhomestead.com
Situated in a historic hotel, City Hall Bistro and Martini bar is located in one of the oldest buildings in the Redlands. But just because it’s historic doesn’t mean it’s old – chef and owner Alma Flores has made keeping the restaurant fresh a priority. Infused with an international twist, you can still find fine dining classings like juicy steak and fresh seafood, but now in a more casual atmosphere.
Be sure to explore the offerings at the martini bar and stop by the Blue Cigar Lounge as well. City Hall Bistro & Martini Bar truly brings the past and present together under one roof.
“Wasn't quite sure what to expect but all reasonable expectations were met on a recent visit. The restaurant occupies much of the ground floor of a restored historic hotel. Nice atmosphere. Pretty broad menu. Everything was fresh and tasty. Good portions too. Chef Enrique personally checked in himself. Prices are very fair. It's worth a drive. We will definitely be back.” - Yelp Review
BLANK isn’t accepting GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check here for all the other GiftYa available for KEYWORD in Homestead
27667 S Dixie Hwy | Homestead | www.flamasteakhouse.com
Flama is not your traditional American steakhouse. Like other Brazilian Steakhouses, guests pay a fixed price for their plate, which opens the door to endless possibilities. The gourmet salad bar has a variety of delicious sides to choose from, and cheese bread and fried bananas are served to the table. But the real attraction of dining in a Brazilian steakhouse is the meat. Served on skewers fresh from the kitchen, waitstaff will stop and serve you portions until you say stop.
What can you expect to see on the skewers? Dinner service includes a number of options, like bacon-wrapped chicken, picanha, flank steak, maminha, pork loin, pork sausage, filet mignon, grilled shrimp, lamb chops, and more. With so many things to sample, you’ll definitely want to come hungry.
“Impeccable. Clean facilities. Friendly staff. My husband loves every meat he was offered. As a vegan, I had PLENTY of options in the salad bar and the grilled pineapple was just outstanding. The caipirinhas were exquisite. Highly recommend the passion fruit caipirinha.” - Yelp Review
As always we’re busy adding attractions and KEYWORD in Homestead to GiftYa all the time but you can’t get one for BLANK just yet. Check back soon.
35202 South Dixie Hwy | Florida City
Seafood restaurants are usually pretty upscale establishments. While Krab Kingz does serve up upscale quality food, the vibe is noticeably more casual. Open for lunch and dinner, it’s one of the best places to find fresh seafood near Homestead.
Not sure what to try first? Here are a few local recommendations. Some of the most popular dishes on the King Krabz menu include their fried shrimp, blackened salmon, shrimp pasta, snow crab, and po boys. Is your mouth watering yet?
“Absolutely the best place for Crab Legs. We were in the area for a few weeks and ended up going back several times before we left. I wish we had one where we live...although I might go broke if we did!” - Yelp Review
Right now you aren’t able to get a GiftYa digital gift card to BLANK but check back because there’s more KEYWORD and stores in Homestead added all the time.
8705 SW 136th St | Miami | www.craftycrab136.com
Another great option for seafood near Homestead, FL is the Crafty Crab, located in Miami. This upscale restaurant is decorated with ocean-themed decor, including fishing nets draped from the ceiling, to provide a unique ambiance for your meal. But while the ambiance is enchanting, what we’re really here to talk about is the food.
Crafty Crab Seafood offers a wide variety of options fresh from the sea, including fried, boiled, and fresh plates. Locals love the fried oyster basket and the steamed scallops, but don’t forget to save room for dessert! The Crafty Crab also has key lime pie on the menu – the perfect way to end any meal in a southern state like Florida.
“Everything about this place is AMAZING! The decor, the ambiance, the employees; it was all beyond exceptional. From the minute my boyfriend and I walked in to the Crafty Crab the vibes were so good we were instantly in a good mood.” - Yelp Review
You can’t get a digital GiftYa gift card to BLANK at the moment but be sure to check back soon as new KEYWORD and locations in Homestead are added all the time!
33 Ocean Reef Dr | Key Largo | www.oceanreef.com
The Islander at Ocean Reef Club is another excellent option for upscale dining near Homestead, FL. Unlike some of the restaurants on this list which take a casual approach to fancy food, The Islander is a reservations-only, dress-code establishment. Men are expected to wear a collared shirt, but walking-length shorts and nice jeans are permitted. Ladies are expected to choose attire of an equivalent level of formality. Be sure to leave the ripped up jeans at home.
Once inside, guests can enjoy a variety of fresh options prepared by Chef Kareem Anguin and Sushi Chef Eric Andreu. Seafood served in the restaurant is sourced fresh from local fishermen, and sushi and sashimi items are made to order. Pair your meal with the perfect wine or cocktail, and you have a recipe for an unforgettable meal.
“I can't even explain the deliciousness of this restaurant! Everyone's meal was thoughtfully and freshly prepared, the breads were fab as were our cocktails and service! It's expensive, but well worth it!!!” - Yelp Review
Unfortunately BLANK isn’t one of the KEYWORD in Homestead participating with GiftYa just yet, but check back soon cause they might be any day now.
935 N Krome Ave | Florida City | www.dinecapri.com
Seafood and steak are upscale staples, but if you’re looking for something Italian-inspired, Richard Accursio’s Capri Restaurant has you covered. Located in nearby Florida City, this popular restaurant serves everything from pizza and pasta to chicken marsala and veal florentine.
Visitors rave about the crab stuffed mushrooms and French onion soup, so consider starting off your meal with one of these fan-favorite appetizers.
“We are staying in the area on vacation and like to try local restaurants. Once we tried Capri's we knew we would have to come back! Food was amazing and service was amazing. We even requested the same sever the second time we went. Great atmosphere and great people. Also, the bread is TO DIE FOR!” - Yelp Review
BLANK doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding KEYWORD and attractions in Homestead!
100 E Las Olas Blvd | Ft Lauderdale | www.eddiev.com
According to Eddie V’s, “Man can not live by music, wine, and fine dining alone… but it’s worth exploring.” This national restaurant chain is well known for it’s jazzy interior and exceptional food, making it a great option for an elegant evening out if none of the other upscale restaurants near Homestead, FL have been the right fit.
Enjoy fresh seafood and perfectly cooked steak, but be sure to save room for dessert. Eddie V’s also boasts an impressive wine selection, so you’re sure to find the perfect pairing for any meal you choose.
“This is probably one of the best restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale. Making reservations is a must. It is a beautiful place with a great entrance and interior located on Las Olas in the Downtown area. We had a table in the dining room but they also have an outdoor patio. The large bar area also has seating for those without reservations.” - Yelp Review
There you have it! All the most popular upscale restaurants you can find in Homestead. Whether you’re visiting Everglades or Biscayne, in town to do some shopping, or you’re a local, we hope we’ve introduced you to your next big dinner plans today.
And remember, if someone you love is out in Homestead looking for a fine upscale restaurant, we marked off which of the restaurants on this list accept convenient GiftYA digital gift cards. But even if you choose an upscale restaurant that doesn’t accept GiftYa, you’ll be sure to find some delicious food. Homestead and GiftYa definitely have something to offer.