MI­AMI BEACH

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BAKE­HOUSE BRASSERIE Menin Hos­pi­tal­ity has gone Parisian at this French-style bistro dish­ing out break­fast and brunch daily. Nitro cof­fee cock­tails, ba­con-guava-chèvre pastelitos, and crois­sant French toasts are part of the hap­pen­ings. 808 First St., Mi­ami Beach, 305-434-8249; bake­hous­esouth­beach.com

THE BAZAAR BY JOSÉ AN­DRÉS

Celebrity chef José An­drés’s whim­si­cal and molec­u­lar dive into gas­tron­omy re­sults in an amal­ga­ma­tion of Span­ish and new-world tapas reimag­ined. Think foie PB&J, frozen blue cheese sand­wiches, and yucca chur­ros, en­joyed in an in­door-out­door space de­signed by Philippe Starck. 1701 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-455-2999; sbe.com

BEACHCRAFT

From Top Chef host/judge and mul­ti­ple-time James Beard Award win­ner Tom Colic­chio, Beachcraft brings the chef’s farm-to-ta­ble Craft brand to Mi­ami, and it’s sus­tain­able­seafood ap­pro­pri­ate. Try the blue crab and sea urchin bu­ca­tini. 1 Ho­tel South Beach, 2395 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-6046700; 1ho­tels.com

BIG PINK

Peak time at Myles Che­fetz’s retro South Beach diner is all day long, from 8 AM when surfers are try­ing to catch any wave till 5 AM on the week­ends for rev­el­ers get­ting out of Story and crav­ing fried chicken and waf­fles (one of the 200-plus menu items). 157 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-532-4700; mylesrestau­rant­group.com

BODEGA TAQUE­RIA Y TEQUILA

A sta­tion­ary Airstream trailer slings Mex­i­can street-style tacos, bur­ri­tos, and fried jalapeño pep­pers. In the back (through the bath­room door), a speakeasy and spicy cock­tails beckon. 1220 16th St., Mi­ami Beach, 305-704-2145; bode­ga­south­beach.com

BYBLOS

What is Mid­dleter­ranean cui­sine? Find out first-hand at this Toronto trans­plant that fuses fla­vors from Greece, Le­banon, Is­rael, and Morocco in a bounty of mezzes, freshly baked wood-fired pi­des, and fra­grant pots of rice à la minute. Did we men­tion baklava ice cream? 1545 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-508-5041; by­blos­mi­ami.com

THE CON­TI­NEN­TAL

Stephen Starr’s trop­i­cal mid­cen­tury eatery The Con­ti­nen­tal makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a Mad Men episode, only Don Draper trav­eled to Mi­ami on busi­ness. In which case, he’d en­joy tiki cock­tails, cheese­cake egg rolls, and pas­trami fried rice. 2360 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305604-2000; con­ti­nen­talmi­ami.com

DRUNKEN DRAGON

Look for the tinted win­dows and MAR­KET sign at the non­de­script strip mall and you’ll find the clan­des­tine Korean-style bar­be­cue joint revered by lo­cals for its ta­ble­side cook­ing, Cuban banh mi, cracked spare ribs, hot­pot ra­men, and bar­be­cued mush­rooms baked in foil. 1424 Al­ton Road, Mi­ami Beach, 305397-8556; drunk­endragon.com

THE DUTCH

An­drew Carmellini’s Mi­ami out­post of his craft Amer­i­can kitchen at the swank W South Beach serves up his no­to­ri­ous lit­tle oys­ter sand­wiches, along with lit­tle lob­ster rolls. Pie wizard Josh Grip­per han­dles the sweets. 2201 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-

938-3111; the­dutch­mi­ami.com

ES­TIA­TO­RIO MI­LOS

Costas Spil­iadis has stan­dards like serv­ing only the fresh­est catch (flown in daily and avail­able for view­ing and choos­ing on a beau­ti­ful ice dis­play) and in­gre­di­ents at his fine Mediter­ranean eatery in South of Fifth. Grilled oc­to­pus, do­rade, and Greek yo­gurt sums up a per­fect meal here. IN­SIDER TIP: Get all three dur­ing prix-fixe lunch. 730 First St., Mi­ami Beach, 305-604-6800; mi­los.ca

THE FORGE RES­TAU­RANT AND WINE BAR

Sha­reef Mal­nik’s Mi­ami Beach land­mark is equally leg­endary for its fab­u­lous guest list (ev­ery­one from Michael Jack­son to Frank Si­na­tra) as it is for its in­cred­i­ble wine cel­lar (more than 25,000 bot­tles) and delectable steak dishes from Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Ju­lia Doyne. 432 W. 41st St., Mi­ami Beach, 305-538-8533; the­forge.com

FUNG KÚ

Korean bar­be­cue and sushi abound at this lively Asian-cen­tric eatery in­side The Catalina Ho­tel & Beach Club, fea­tur­ing open-mic nights on Sundays. 1720 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-5347905; catali­na­ho­tel.com

HAKKASAN

Feast more than your eyes on the ex­quis­ite Chi­nese cre­ations (think dim sum ga­lore, jas­mine smoked ribs, and Pek­ing duck with Pet­rossian caviar) at Lon­don restau­ra­teur Alan Yau’s in­au­gu­ral US lo­ca­tion, at the Fon­tainebleau Mi­ami Beach. 4441 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 786-276-1388; hakkasan.com

HALVES & WHOLES

This New York-style deli prof­fers colos­sal sand­wiches stacked with house-roasted meats, ar­ti­sanal cheeses, freshly baked breads, se­cret sauces, and ice cream sand­wiches for the fin­ish. 1600 Al­ton Road, Mi­ami Beach, 305704-3600; halvesw­holes.com

IL MULINO

From Abruzzo to Mi­ami, Il Mulino New York brings its un­for­get­table, clas­sic Italian cui­sine to South of Fifth, com­plete with a sleek new set­ting and the same stel­lar ser­vice it’s known for. 840 First St., Mi­ami Beach, 305-372-1221; il­mulino.com

JAYA

En­joy five-star, trans-eth­nic cui­sine with a strong Asian in­flu­ence from chef Mathias Ger­vais at the Se­tai Ho­tel. 2001 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-520-6402; the­se­tai­ho­tel.com

JU­VIA

What hap­pens when you fuse French, Ja­panese, and Peru­vian tech­niques and cook­ery? You get a tri­fecta of fla­vors. With strik­ing views and a rooftop ter­race over­look­ing South Beach, Ju­via aims to im­press. 1111 Lin­coln Road, Mi­ami Beach, 305-7638272; ju­vi­ami­ami.com

KATSUYA

Omakase, ro­bata, kan­pai hour, rare sake, and more await at Uechi Katsuya’s Ja­panese tem­ple at the SLS South Beach. 1701 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-4552995; kat­su­yarestau­rant.com

LARIOS ON THE BEACH

Mu­si­cal moguls and too-many-to­count Grammy Award win­ners Glo­ria and Emilio Este­fan’s tra­di­tional Cuban res­tau­rant, too, is award win­ning, and a go-to des­ti­na­tion for any­one crav­ing bar­be­cued guava ribs. 820 Ocean Dr., Mi­ami Beach, 305-532-9577; lar­ioson­the­beach.com

LEY­NIA

Never had Ja­panese-ar­gen­tine fu­sion be­fore? Change that with a visit to Ley­nia, where the wood­burn­ing grill is the star of the show and eggs Bene­dict beef em­panadas with hol­landaise and guava dulce de leche French toast are what’s for break­fast. 1685 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305674-6400; mor­gan­shotel­group.com

THE LIDO RES­TAU­RANT & BAY­SIDE GRILL

Where else can you watch the sun­set, hang by the pool, and have a ve­gan eg­g­plant and nut “cheese” lasagna? Only at The Stan­dard’s low-key, fla­vor­ful bay­side grill. 40 Is­land Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 786245-0880; stan­dard­ho­tels.com

LURE FISHBAR

Josh Capon’s shrine to seafood fea­tures fresh oys­ters and lo­cal catch cooked by chef John Ia­trel­lis, along with pris­tine sushi. There’s also surf and turf and an award­win­ning burger that’ll light up your taste­buds. 1601 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-695-4550; lure­fish­bar.com

MACALUSO’S

Straight outta... Staten Is­land? The third-gen­er­a­tion eatery serves home­made Italian food and old-school red sauces in the com­fort of Mi­ami Beach. 1747 Al­ton Road, Mi­ami Beach, 305604-1811; macalu­sos­mi­ami.com

MAX­INE’S

Max­ine’s Bistro at the Catalina Ho­tel & Beach Club is some­thing of a gath­er­ing place for in­ter­na­tional trav­el­ers on Collins Av­enue, serv­ing Amer­i­can bistro fare with a global twist, 24 hours a day (for when you’re jet-lagged), seven days a week. 1756 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-674-3527; catali­na­ho­tel.com

MEAT MAR­KET

Chef Sean Brasel’s sexy steak­house is a car­ni­vore’s dream

thanks to its sig­na­ture steaks, re­served cuts, and house cre­ations like Amer­i­can-style Kobe meat­loaf. Top your meat with one of Brasel’s rich but­ters (like lob­ster or chorizo) or im­pres­sive steak sauces that in­clude pep­per­corn Co­gnac. 915 Lin­coln Road, Mi­ami Beach, 305-532-0088; meat­mar­ket.net

MORENO’S CUBA AT THE RIVIERA SOUTH BEACH

Ex­pect pastelitos, fritas, guava mar­ti­nis, and of course Cuban cof­fee at Latin Grammy Award­win­ning Cuban record­ing artist Jorge Moreno’s ode to Ha­vana and the speakeasy his un­cle owned dur­ing the Cuban rev­o­lu­tion. 318 20th St., Mi­ami Beach, 305-538-7444; morenoscuba.com

MR CHOW

Never mind the 123-foot gold lead and Swarovski crys­tal chan­de­lier de­signed by Michael Chow him­self; lo­cals and tourists alike flock to this so­phis­ti­cated Chi­nese res­tau­rant at the W South Beach for a taste of Bei­jing. 2201 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-695-1695; mr­chow.com

NAUTILUS CA­BANA CLUB

South­ern France and Mi­ami come to­gether at this pool­side ca­bana club lo­cated in­side Nautilus, a SIXTY Ho­tel, dish­ing out mod­ern Mediter­ranean cui­sine (mezzes ga­lore!) made with Florida in­gre­di­ents. 1825 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 786-483-2650; six­ty­ho­tels.com

NOBU

Leg­endary Ja­panese chef Nobu Mat­suhisa’s em­pire spans 40 lo­ca­tions across the globe, in­clud­ing the one at his name­sake Nobu Ho­tel Mi­ami, where you can find old clas­sics like his sig­na­ture ar­ti­choke salad and new cre­ations such as Ja­panese-style fish and chips with triple-cooked fries. 4525 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-695-3232; nobu­restau­rants.com

PIZZA & BURGER BY MICHAEL MINA

Award-win­ning chef Michael Mina does burg­ers and pizza jus­tice at this casual yet el­e­vated sub­ter­ranean joint at the Fon­tainebleau. Case in point: Korean bar­be­cue sal­mon topped with kim­chi, cu­cum­ber, jalapeño, and cilantro; beef and chorizo patty with smoked pa­prika and crispy potato; or butter-poached lob­ster and charred cau­li­flower pie. 4441 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305674-4636; fon­tainebleau.com

PRIME FISH

Fish shack meets fine din­ing at renowned res­tau­rant owner Myles Che­fetz’s oceanic ven­ture equipped with an im­pres­sive and well-stocked raw bar and vast menu that’s sure to please seafood lovers. Come for brunch when booze and co­mestibles are both bot­tom­less. 100 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-532-4550; mylesrestau­rant­group.com

PRIME ITALIAN

What started with a one-pound Kobe meat­ball turned into Myles Che­fetz’s up­scale in­ter­pre­ta­tion of mod­ern Italian cui­sine and sis­ter res­tau­rant to Prime One Twelve (for when the wait next door is in­suf­fer­able). 101 Ocean Dr., Mi­ami Beach, 305-695-8484; mylesrestau­rant­group.com

PRIME ONE TWELVE

A Mi­ami in­sti­tu­tion for years, Myles Che­fetz’s claim to res­tau­rant fame is still one of the tough­est ta­bles to se­cure in town, prob­a­bly be­cause of the gen­er­ous por­tions, celebrity clien­tele, loyal pro-ath­lete fan­base, and fried Oreos. 112 Ocean Dr., Mi­ami Beach, 305-5328112; mylesrestau­rant­group.com

QUAT­TRO GASTRONOMIA ITAL­IANA

Chef Lu­ciano Sautto brings two decades of ex­pe­ri­ence to the award-win­ning eatery to stir up tra­di­tional North­ern Italian cui­sine (plus a sea­sonal truf­fle menu) on fre­netic Lin­coln Road. 1014 Lin­coln Road, Mi­ami Beach, 305-531-4833; quat­tro­mi­ami.com

RED, THE STEAK­HOUSE

For the ul­ti­mate ex­pe­ri­ence at this con­tem­po­rary steak­house with a “yuge” lo­cals scene and floor-to­ceil­ing wine racks, call ahead and try to get your­self and your friends a seat in the 16-per­son glassen­closed pri­vate VIP din­ing room. 119 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-534-3688; redthesteak­house.com

SCAR­PETTA

Celebrity chef Scott Co­nant serves mouth­wa­ter­ing Italian fare (creamy po­lenta and spaghetti and basil, any­one?) in a mar­itime set­ting com­plete with a side of wa­ter views, at the Fon­tainebleau. 4441 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-674-4660; fon­tainebleau.com

SMITH & WOLLENSKY

What de­fines a clas­sic Mi­ami steak­house? One that has been around 20 years and is still con­sis­tent in food and ser­vice. Pic­turesque South Pointe views and a re­vamp that in­cludes a sec­ond-floor over­look deck for even more al­fresco din­ing add to the piz­zazz. 1 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-673-2800; smithand­wol­len­sky.com

THE SO­CIAL CLUB

Fresh juices, pi­mento mac-and­cheese, lamb em­panadas, and

96-hour St. Louis ribs are just a few of the un­ex­pected of­fer­ings at this ho­tel-lobby res­tau­rant on Collins and pre­mier pool party spot. Sur­f­comber, 1717 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-6041800; so­cial­clu­bat­sur­f­comber.com

STK MI­AMI BEACH

Nightlife and din­ing meet at this high-en­ergy steak lounge serv­ing up its sig­na­ture Lil’ Wagyu Brgs and cow­boy rib steaks with a side of live beats. 2305 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-604-6988; togrp.com

STRIPSTEAK

Leonardo Dicaprio chris­tened Stripsteak its open­ing week­end. Since then, Michael Mina’s pop­u­lar and sul­try mod­ern steak­house has con­sis­tently drawn nu­mer­ous celebri­ties. 4441 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-674-4780; fon­tainebleau.com

SUSHISAMBA

Peo­ple-watch­ing on Lin­coln Road is so much fun when you’ve got Ja­panese-brazil­ian fu­sion cui­sine, a DJ, a bustling bar scene, and an en­er­getic crowd. 600 Lin­coln Road, Mi­ami Beach, 305-673-5337; sushisamba.com

TALDE

If you’re lucky, you might just catch Top Chef alum Dale Talde at his name­sake laid-back Asian-amer­i­can eatery on Mi­ami Beach. And he might just make you what Food & Wine dubbed the best chicken wings in the coun­try.

IN­SIDER TIP: Week­ends here are made of late-night noo­dles and hip-hop. 4041 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 786-605-4094; taldemi­amibeach.com

TAQUIZA

The hip Collins Av­enue walk-up taque­ria serves au­then­tic Mex­i­can tacos wrapped in house­nix­ta­mal­ized and -pressed corn tor­tillas. Fan fa­vorites in­clude al pas­tor and chorizo tacos and the mouth­wa­ter­ing veg­e­tar­ian op­tions like the ra­jas and huit­la­coche. 1506 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-748-6099; taquiza­mi­ami.com

UMI SUSHI & SAKE BAR

A com­mu­nal yet in­ti­mate, first-come, first-seated sushi and sake ex­pe­ri­ence in the lobby of the De­lano. If the set­ting doesn’t woo, the poached Maine lob­ster or spicy tuna caviar roll cer­tainly will. Then, head to FDR for post-sake cock­tails and danc­ing. 1685 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-674-5752; mor­gan­shotel­group.com

Nonna’s se­cret meat­balls. 2426 NE Sec­ond Ave., Mi­ami, 305-6405507; jacksmi­ami.com

LAGNIAPPE

Of­fer­ing over 150 wines and beers and a va­ri­ety of grilled basics, cheeses, and char­cu­terie along with live mu­sic ev­ery night makes this a fa­vored hang­out for young pro­fes­sion­als and hip­sters alike. 3425 NE Sec­ond Ave., Mi­ami, 305-576-0108; lagniappe­house.com

MAN­DOLIN AEGEAN BISTRO

En­joy au­then­tic coun­try­side cui­sine from Greece and Turkey at this Aegean bistro com­plete with its own veg­etable gar­den out back. On clear nights, ask them to roll back the rain cover for a clear view of the Mi­ami-ter­ranean sky. 4312 NE Sec­ond Ave., Mi­ami, 305-576-6066; man­dolin­mi­ami.com

MC KITCHEN

From famed TV chef Dena Marino, this Mi­ami De­sign District vibe-y ta­ble scene with mod­ern Italian cui­sine uses green-mar­ket sen­si­bil­ity to of­fer sea­sonal dishes with in­gre­di­ents se­lected on the ba­sis of qual­ity, har­vest ma­tu­rity, and farm­ing in­tegrity. 4141 NE Sec­ond Ave., #101a, Mi­ami, 305-456-9948; mck­itchen­mi­ami.com

MICHAEL’S GEN­UINE FOOD & DRINK

The res­tau­rant that started Michael Schwartz’s em­pire, and the first place to eat in the De­sign District, the eatery still up­holds its rep­u­ta­tion as the per­fect spot for a celebrity sight­ing, lunch meet­ing, or lo­cal salad. 130 NE 40th St., Mi­ami, 305-573-5550; michaels­gen­uine.com

MIGNONETTE

At this raw oys­ter bar with an invit­ing New Or­leans feel, seafood lovers can share a bot­tle of bub­bly (af­ter a pink-pep­per­corn aper­i­tif) while slurp­ing a dozen (or two) of ro­tat­ing East and West Coast bi­valves, some of the fresh­est in the coun­try. Plus: Danny Ser­fer’s mag­i­cal veg­gies and must-have Maine lob­ster roll. 210 NE 18th St., Mi­ami, 305-374-4635; mignonet­temi­ami.com

OTL

The Mi­ami De­sign District café from nightlife guru Dave Grut­man is the per­fect spot to re­cover from a night at LIV, with cof­fee, su­per­seed toast, sand­wiches, sal­ads, and plenty of Snapchat and In­sta­gram ac­tion. 160 NE 40th St., Mi­ami, 786-953-7620; otlmia.com

SUG­AR­CANE

There’s never a dull mo­ment at this Mid­town hot spot from the same guys be­hind Sushisamba and helmed by Ti­mon Bal­loo, es­pe­cially when you’re sip­ping on beet mo­ji­tos and nosh­ing on ba­con-wrapped dates with manchego. 3252 NE First Ave., Mi­ami, 786-369-0353; sug­ar­caner­aw­bar­grill.com

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