MI­AMI-DADE COUNTY

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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.

Caribbean

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.

Ger­man

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.

Ital­ian

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.

Latin/Mex­i­can/Span­ish

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.

Mediter­ranean

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.

Ital­ian

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.

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