Lunch, dinner. Moderate. Reviewed 3-10-17. Sushigo — 477 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-347-7888. You’ll find near perfection on a plate at this Japanese restaurant run by a chef who spent five years at Nobu in Miami Beach. Moderate-very expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 7-15-16.
Rocksteady Jamaican Bistro —2399 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-465-3167. Small, comfortable and cozy, Rocksteady serves flavorful, sophisticated Caribbean food. Lunch, dinner. Moderate. Reviewed 9-7-16.
Gretl’s Bistro – 2399 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-409-2787. German and Austrian comfort food including schnitzels, bratwurst and pork, with tasty sauerkraut, spätzle and red cabbage on the side. Don’t miss chef-owner Sherry Michel’s signature strudels for dessert. Reviewed10-5-16.
Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino — 522 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-865-5923. A certified member of the Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani, this restaurant specializes in – you guessed it – Neapolitan pizza. Homemade fettuccini is the noodle of choice. Moderate. Dinner. Reviewed 3-11-16.
Patio Tapas and Beer — 205 SE First Ave., Boca Raton, 561-419-7239. Chef Bryant Fajardo and wife Nathalia bring a bit of authentic Spain to their tiny restaurant, where the best seats are indeed on the patio. Recommended dishes include chicken croquetas and pork belly montadito. Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed10-16-15.
Gyromania Grill — 7036 W. Palmetto Park Road, Garden Shops, Boca Raton, 561-288-8737; 5760 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, 954-345-4511. This locally owned, fast-casual eatery has all the dishes you’d expect to find in a Greek restaurant, from gyros and souvlaki to falafel and moussaka. Order from a counter and wait for your number to be called. Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed11-04-15. 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, 561-404-1334. 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. Bazaar Mar by Jose Andres — 1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-615-5859. A shimmering seafood dream, you just might eat an entire aquarium’s worth of fish and sea treats at this joyous Philippe Starck designed dining room in the SLS Brickell. The Spanish-born Andres has trained his crew well – nearly every plate is a delicious culinary adventure. Dinner. Expensive-very expensive. Reviewed 3-3-17. Beaker & Gray -- 2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami. 305-699-2637. Two childhood friends from Miami have opened a bar and global small plates eatery in Wynwood that manages to be trendy and warm at the same time. The food is ambitious and sometimes misses the mark, but you can’t go wrong with cocktails and bar bites. Lunch, dinner. Moderate. Reviewed 2-3-17. Byblos — 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-508-5041. This is Middle Eastern like you’ve never seen, with intricate small plates that are both traditional and experimental. Lamb ribs, duck kibbeh and yogurt baked fluke are among the highlights served in an eccentrically decorated dining room that’s 1970s chic. Dinner. Reviewed11-20-15. Corsair by Scott Conant — 19999 W. Country Club Drive, 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, 305-200-5268. 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. Reviewed 12⁄ 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. Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann – 3201Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-655-5600. A stunningly gorgeous restaurant at the Faena Hotel from acclaimed Argentine grill master Mallmann. Indulge on flame-charred and smoke-kissed meats and sea creatures, and don’t miss the chocolate profiteroles for dessert. Very expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 7-28-17. 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, 305-989-4019. 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. Plant Food + Wine — 105 NE 24th St., Miami, 305-814-5365. A stunning restaurant with gorgeous, innovative food and topnotch service from acclaimed California-based chef Matthew Kenney. The things the kitchen does with plants, vegetables, fruits, nuts, flowers, herbs and even seaweed is amazing — and delicious. Expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed10-28-16.