Miami's 10 best restaurants with chef Jimmy Carey of Jimmy'z Kitchen

Chef Jimmy Carey of Jimmy'z Kitchen
Chef Jimmy Carey of Jimmy'z Kitchen

Chef Jimmy Carey opened his first Jimmy’z Kitchen in South Beach in 2008 and has since expanded the fast-casual concept to Wynwood, Pinecrest and Brickell. Here, the Johnson & Wales University graduate shares his favorite places to eat around Miami: 

1. Sardinia 

La Bistecca. If you have never had it and are a meat lover, you are missing out.

1801 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-2228

2. Mi Rinconcito 

Tostada de Ceviche de Camaron. A hidden gem for Mexican food.

1961 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-644-4015

3. Midtown Oyster Bar

Fresh Oysters. Great happy hour selection. 

3301 NE First Ave., Miami; 786-220-2070

4. Suviche

Spicy Tuna Causa.

2751 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-501-5010

5. Smith & Wollensky

Cajun Bone-In Rib Eye. Twenty-four ounces of splendid meat cooked just right.

One Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-2800

6. Juvia

Hamachi Spuma. Chef Sunny Oh’s creations are wonderfully done and deliciously executed. Always imaginative. 

1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-763-8272

7. Yardbird 

Cheesy Corn Grits. Southern food done right.

1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-5220

8. Oliver’s

Steak Frites. My go-to-neighborhood place, where everyone knows my name and they know exactly how I like my steak cooked.

959 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305-535-3050

9. Tropical Chinese

Dim Sum. All of the choices are wonderful.

7991 SW 40th St., Miami; 305-262-7576

10. Cvi.Che 105

Trilogia de Ceviche. Chef-owner Juan Chipoco is a friend who has great business acumen and high quality of service – the ceviche is always fresh and fantastic.

105 NE Third Ave., Miami; 305-577-3454