CEN­TRAL PALM

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that moves the genre from retro clubby to sexy farm-to-ta­ble. How does house-cured ba­con with peanut and jalapeño jelly sound? Ex­pen­sive-very ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 5-15-15. Sea­grape — 4041Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 786-605-1043. South Florida’s fa­vorite chef, Michelle Bern­stein, de­lights lo­cals and tourists at this ocean­side oa­sis that’s been exquisitely re­done to ac­cen­tu­ate its midcen­tury glam­our. Ex­pen­sive-very ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 4-17-15. Skip­pers Dock­side — 528 Caribbean Drive, Key Largo, 305-453-9794. A 2,000-square-foot tiki hut is the set­ting for up­graded Keys-style food, in­clud­ing house-blend burg­ers, loaded flat­breads and ex­cep­tional mahi sand­wiches. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 5-20-15. Vagabond — 7301Bis­cayne Blvd., Mi­ami, 786-409-5635. Set in­side a “Mad Men”-wor­thy 1953 ho­tel, chef Alex Chang de­liv­ers big-fla­vored, glob­ally in­spired small plates. From roasted car­rots with Mex­i­can mole to but­ter­milk fried quail, ev­ery dish is in­cred­i­ble. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­view 3-6-15. Zuma — 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Mi­ami, 305-577-0277. This small-plates Ja­panese spot is per­pet­u­ally packed, and for good rea­son. Ev­ery dish of­fers a dif­fer­ent take on Ja­pan’s culi­nary canon. Ex­pen­sive, Din­ner, lunch, brunch. Re­viewed 9-24-14.

Amer­i­can

Av­o­cado Grill — 125 Datura St., West Palm Beach, 561-623-0822. French-born owner Julien Gre­maud com­bines ex­quis­ite tech­nique with as many lo­cally grown in­gre­di­ents as he can find in his mostly small-plates menu. Or­der any­thing with av­o­ca­dos, and you won’t be dis­ap­pointed. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Din­ner, lunch, brunch. Re­viewed1-30-15. Kitchen — 319 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, 561-249-2281. The chic, 36-seat Amer­i­can brasserie serves up­dated clas­sics and ex­cel­lent grilled fish. Amer­i­can. Ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 7-7-14.

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