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Aven­tura, 786-279-6800. Co­nant, who built his rep­u­ta­tion on Ital­ian cui­sine, serves some of the best pasta dishes in South Florida, along with very good lo­cally sourced seafood. It’s deep in­side the Turn­berry Isle Mi­ami with a view of the golf course. Ex­pen­sive-very ex­pen­sive. Hours: Break­fast, lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed10-23-15. Glass and Vine – 2820 McFar­lane Road, Mi­ami, 305-2005268. A lovely spot for an out­door meal over­look­ing Pea­cock Park in re­ju­ve­nated Co­conut Grove. Chef Gior­gio Rapi­cavoli of­fers fresh sea­sonal dishes, in­clud­ing strac­ciatella cheese on Zak the Baker bread and sea scal­lops with cau­li­flower. Lunch-din­ner. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 3-31-17. Joe’s Stone Crab — 11Wash­ing­ton Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-673-0365. The cen­tury-old Joe’s is South Florida’s old­est restau­rant. It runs flaw­lessly and serves the best stone crab claws and Key lime pie in the re­gion. Ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed12/18/15. KYU — 251NW 25th St., Mi­ami, 786-577-0150. A nearper­fect restau­rant in vi­brant, artsy Wyn­wood, with pris­tine food and pol­ished ser­vice without fuss or for­mal­ity in a re­laxed, oaks­cented set­ting. Chef Michael Lewis, a well-trav­eled dis­ci­ple of Jean-Ge­orges Von­gerichten, calls the cui­sine “wood-fired and Asian-in­spired,” but you can sim­ply call it de­li­cious. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed10-14-16. Mignonette Up­town – 13951 Bis­cayne Blvd., North Mi­ami Beach, 305-705-2159. A seafood fes­ti­val from chef Danny Ser­fer (Blue Col­lar, Mignonette) in a con­verted 1950s-style diner. Sim­ple yet el­e­gant dishes abound, in­clud­ing oysters, caviar and crudos. Don’t miss the buf­falo scal­lops or the crispy-skin fish. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 6-23-17. Ms. Cheezious — 7418 Bis­cayne Blvd., Mi­ami, 305-9894019. While the food trucks that be­gat this stand­alone restau­rant are still serv­ing sig­na­ture grilled cheese sand­wiches, here you can or­der them and sit in the out­door gar­den. The Frito pie melt is highly rec­om­mended. Craft beer and fine wine are also on the menu. Lunch, din­ner. In­ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 9-16-15.

Amer­i­can

Ta­ble 26° — 1700 S. Dixie High­way, West Palm Beach, 561-855-2660. A so­phis­ti­cated restau­rant with a ca­sual look and a menu that melds global in­flu­ences with up­scale com­fort food. Ex­pen­sive. Din­ner, Sun­day brunch. Re­viewed 4-8-16.

Ital­ian

Grato —1901S. Dixie High­way, West Palm Beach, 561404-1334. This Ital­ian trat­to­ria of­fers a ca­sual en­vi­ron­ment where fam­ily and friends can en­joy great food and ser­vice. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 8-3-16.

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