AZUL— American. Discover modern American cuisine with an Asian twist at the Mandarin Oriental’s signature award-winning restaurant, Azul. Dine in the outdoor terrace to soak in the amazing water views of Biscayne Bay. With rising star chef Benjamin Murray at the helm, the menu brims with innovation and molecular gastronomy. The dress code is business casual but diners opt for dressing up here. D ( Tu-Sa). www.mandarinoriental.com/ miami. 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, 305.913.8288. BLUE COLLAR— American. The MiMo District’s Blue Collar restaurant is where you go for stick to your ribs comfort food in a simple atmosphere. It’s all about the menu here where owner and executive chef Daniel Serfer serves up a daily rotation of braised dishes, ribs and a wide variety of roasted veg-
etables. L (M-F), D daily and weekend brunch. www.bluecollarmiami.com. 6730 Biscayne Blvd., 305.756.0366. THE CAPITAL GRILLE— Steakhouse. Known for dry aged steaks, fresh seafood and seasonal daily features in a luxurious dining room, featuring African mahogany paneling and original oil paintings. The award-winning wine list offers more than 350 wines from France, Italy, Germany, South America and U.S., and a special “Captain’s List” of sough-after wines. www.thecapitalgrille.com. 444 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305.374.4400; 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561.368.1077. GARCIA’S SEAFOOD GRILLE & FISH MARKET— Seafood. This spot is one of Miami’s best-kept secrets and frequented by fishermen and dockworkers from Riverside. Fresh seafood is made to perfection by many different methods, including blackened, fried or sautéed. The Cuban-Caribbean cuisine also features Garcia old-family recipes such as the grouper chowder and conch fritters. The large patio is home to long, wooden tables to dine and an area where boats can dock. www. garciasmiami.com. M-F 11 am-10 pm; Sa-Su 11 am-11 pm. 398 NW N. River Drive, Miami, 305.375.0765. VERSAILLES CUBAN RESTAURANT— Cuban. A meeting place for everything from power brokers to political discussions, this Cuban restaurant is a glorified Cuban Cafe, with chandeliers and mirrors evoking its French namesake. Has an outside walk-up window, where you can order Cuban coffee. B,L, D daily. www.versaillesrestaurant.com. 3555 SW 8 St., 305.444.0240.