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.
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.