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The Setai is an elegant hotel, and Jaya follows suit with a stylish atmosphere. That said, Miami is a beach destination with a relaxed approach to dress codes in general. The restaurant calls its dress code as “resort casual,” which means shorts and flip-flops aren’t appropriate, but jeans, sundresses and sneakers will all pass muster. However, the décor and food are rather sophisticated, so we suggest wearing something suitably dressed up, especially if you plan on heading to the Forbes Travel Guide Four Star restaurant for dinner. You are in sleek South Beach, after all, where clubs and restaurants are filled with folks dressing to impress.
Most of South Beach’s restaurants and lounges are packed out with people wearing dialed-up, ultra-stylish apparel in the brightest of hues. But dinner at Jaya at The Setai, Miami Beach calls for something slightly more sleek and elegant. While the eatery certainly won’t turn you away for donning a fun-loving fuchsia sundress, the dimly lit ambience, dark wood décor and discreet service inspires darker, dressier clothing. So, ladies, flaunt your hippest, sleekest black dress with a sparkly pair of earrings, and, men, slip on a well-fitting, dark-colored blazer.