Nestled on Level 3 of Bal Harbour Shops beside Neiman Marcus, Bianco Gelato is your destination for elevated Italian gelato. With a tradition of making gelato the Italian old-fashioned way, Bianco Gelato crafts Italian ice cream from seasonal and vegan ingredients. Offering gourmet gelato, cookies, brownies, coffee and more.
The Italian restaurant has been abuzz since it opened its doors over 25 years ago, and continues to be the restaurant of choice for power brokers, politicians, sports stars, socialites and celebrities alike who find themselves coming back for the crispy pizza Margherita, citrusy Riviera salad, and of course its paper-thin, succulent beef, tuna and salmon carpaccio. The indoor dining room is centered around a full-service bar, but the real scene is outdoors where guests vie for the coveted power tables on the sun-drenched patio.
Discover why Bon Appetit ranks Hillstone as America’s favorite restaurant. Devoted fans all have “their” signature favorites from cheeseburgers to Thai Steak and Noodles Salad, from veggie burgers to grilled artichokes and who can resist the decadent hot fudge sundaes. The friendly service and open air décor with a view of the palm grove just adds to the allure Hillstone’s memorable dining experience.
Stephen Starr brings his signature mix of cutting-edge hospitality and haute design to Bal Harbour Shops celebrating timeless French-Mediterranean flavors. The food, drawing deeply from the refined cooking of Provence, is a transporting experience, featuring classic bistro fare like steak frites and trout almondine. A thoughtfully curated wine and champagne list and classic cocktails perfectly complement the cuisine, lending to an environment perfect for romantic dinners or a more laid back “al fresco” experience alongside the lush palm tree-covered patio. Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Le Zoo brings out Francophile in all of us.
Makoto Okuwa ushers Japanese cuisine into the 21st century at his eponymous eatery, located on South side Level 1 of the Shops. One of Miami’s most accomplished chefs, Okuwa, a master of Edomae-style sushi, reshapes tradition for a savvy audience eager for something new. In a dark, sleek room whose understated elegance jives with the quiet sophistication of the cuisine, Makoto delivers a truly distinct Japanese culinary experience, one built around pristine raw fish, premium Japanese and American beef, soulful skewers cooked over a charcoal robata grill and more.
With a long heritage in custom made chocolates, Vasalissa Chocolatier offers Bal Harbor Shops’ customers a delicious assortment of chocolate treats from delicate truffles to bonbons and ice cream pops, plus gourmet pastries, macarons, special coffees and teas in an elegant and sophisticated setting on Level 3 of the Shops.