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.
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.
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.