WHERE TO EAT IN MIAMI NOW

Top Chef alum Janine Booth on her go-to spots

In partnership with American Express Platinum and Centurion, Furthermore asked acclaimed Miami-based chef Janine Booth to curate her favorite local restaurants. If you’re headed to the coastal city for Art Basel Miami Beach, try out one of these eateries in your downtime. Consider this guide just one more way American Express has your back no matter where you go. 

When Janine Booth arrived in Miami from her native Australia eight years ago, a career in professional kitchens wasn’t part of the plan. Enticed by a beach culture that reminded her of Perth, her hometown, she planned to study public relations at the University of Miami. However, the city, which she calls “a melting pot of vibrant cultures,” made her reassess her career goals, and she decided to attend culinary school. 

Four years later, she competed as the youngest contestant in Season 13 of Bravo’s Top Chef, before joining forces with now-fiancé Jeff McInnis to open Root & Bone in New York and Stiltsville Fish Bar in Miami. The 30-year-old James Beard–nominated chef draws inspiration from the Southeastern town which, she says, “inspires me every day to get outdoors and be active.” 


Unsurprisingly, she’s very well-versed in the local food scene, and shared her favorite spots with Furthermore. Here, five places to eat while taking a break from the shows at Art Basel.