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AREA 31— Seafood. This breath­tak­ing restau­rant on the 16th floor of the Epic Ho­tel brings a menu of fresh, premium seafood prepared with a Mediter­ranean in­flu­ence. Stop by for a hand-crafted cock­tail and take in views of Down­town Miami. www. area 31restau­rant. com. Epic Ho­tel, 270 Bis­cayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305.424.5234. ATRIO— Amer­i­can. From the spec­tac­u­lar, 25th-floor sky lobby in the beau­ti­ful Con­rad Miami, UK-born Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Jonathan McCann brings more than 25 years of Miche­lin-starred restau­rant and lux­ury ho­tel ex­pe­ri­ence to this

sleek, down­town ho­tel. Atrio fo­cuses on lo­cally sourced, sus­tain­able pro­duce and seafood. B, L and D (daily). con­rad­ho­ 1395 Brick­ell Ave., Miami, 305.503.6500. BROTHER JIMMY’S BBQ— South­ern & Bar­be­cue. Brother Jimmy’s BBQ brings North Carolina, slow-smoked bar­beque to South Florida. Try any of the “down-home” items on the menu like hush pup­pies with maple but­ter, BJ’s hu­mon­gous BBQ na­chos, sliced mar­bled brisket and many more mouth-wa­ter­ing en­trees. Brother Jimmy’s BBQ is a ca­sual din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with a south­ern com­fort feel. www. broth­er­jim­ 11401 NW 12th St., Miami, 305.517.5124; 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.517.5124; 5701 Sun­set Drive, South Miami, 305.667.6627. DB BISTRO MODERNE— French. Chef Daniel Boulud’s restau­rant, lo­cated in the JW Mar­riott Mar­quis in down­town Miami, shares the en­ergy and style of its famed Man­hat­tan coun­ter­part. The menu is a mix of tra­di­tional French bistro cook­ing with sea­son­ally in­spired, con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can fla­vors. Din­ner of­fer­ings in­clude ri­cotta ca­vatelli, but­ter-poached hal­ibut and crispy duck con­fit. Also: Lunch L’Ex­press or quick sand­wiches served at the bar with home­made soup du jour. The stylish bar and lounge, as well as the ter­race, over­look the Miami River. www. daniel­ 255 Bis­cayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305.421.8800. EL CARAJO— Span­ish. In­side the Mo­bil gas sta­tion off US1, in the Shenan­doah neigh­bor­hood of the city of Miami, you’ll find a Span­ish tapas bar, bak­ery and wine store like no other. The small plates and paella are meant to be shared, and show off the best of Span­ish cui­sine. L, D seven days a week. 2465 SW 17th Ave., Miami, 305.856.2424. 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. M-F 11 am-10 pm; Sa-Su 11 am-11 pm. www. gar­ci­as­mi­ 398 NW N. River Drive, Miami, 305.375.0765. MIGNONETTE— Seafood. From the owner of Blue Col­lar restau­rant in the Miami Mod­ern (MiMo) his­toric dis­trict comes an oys­ter bar called Mignonette. Try the oys­ters, a bot­tle of cham­pagne and en­joy clas­sic seafood prepa­ra­tions like oys­ters Rock­e­feller and clams casino, and scrump­tu­ous prime rib at this 1930s gas sta­tion turned seafood restau­rant. www. mignonet­temi­ 210 NE 18th St., 305.374.4635. 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.ver­saillesrestau­ 3555 SW 8th St., 305.444.0240.

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