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Menin Hos­pi­tal­ity goes Parisian at this French-style bistro dish­ing out daily break­fast and brunch. Nitro cof­fee cock­tails, ba­con-guava-chèvre pastelitos, and crois­sant French toasts are part of the hap­pen­ings. 808 First St., Miami Beach, 305-434-8249; bake­hous­esouth­


Celebrity chef José An­drés’s whim­si­cal and molec­u­lar dive into gas­tron­omy re­sults in an amal­ga­ma­tion of Span­ish and new-world tapas reimag­ined. Think foie PB&J, frozen blue cheese sand­wiches, and yucca chur­ros, en­joyed in an in­door-out­door space de­signed by Philippe Starck. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-455-2999;


From Top Chef host/judge and mul­ti­ple-time James Beard Award win­ner Tom Colic­chio, Beachcraft brings the chef’s farm-to-ta­ble Craft brand to Miami, and it’s sus­tain­able-seafood ap­pro­pri­ate. Try the blue crab and sea urchin bu­ca­tini. 1 Ho­tel South Beach, 2395 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-6700; 1ho­

BIG PINK Peak time at Myles Che­fetz’s retro South Beach diner is all day long, from 8 AM when surfers are try­ing to catch any wave till 5 AM on the week­ends for rev­el­ers get­ting out of Story and crav­ing fried chicken and waf­fles (one of the 200-plus menu items). 157 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-4700; mylesrestau­rant­ BODEGA TAQUERIA Y TEQUILA

A sta­tion­ary Airstream trailer slings Mex­i­can street-style ta­cos, bur­ri­tos, and fried jalapeño pep­pers. In the back (through the bath­room door), a speakeasy and spicy cock­tails beckon. 1220 16th St., Miami Beach, 305-704-2145; bode­ga­south­


What is Mid­dleter­ranean cui­sine? Find out first-hand at this Toronto trans­plant that fuses fla­vors from Greece, Le­banon, Is­rael, and Morocco in a bounty of mezzes, freshly baked wood-fired pi­des, and fra­grant pots of rice à la minute. Did we men­tion they serve baklava ice cream? 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-508-5041; by­blos­mi­


Stephen Starr’s trop­i­cal mid­cen­tury eatery The Con­ti­nen­tal makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a Mad Men episode, only Don Draper trav­eled to Miami on busi­ness. In which case, he’d en­joy tiki cock­tails, cheese­cake eggrolls, and pas­trami fried rice. 2360 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-2000; con­ti­nen­talmi­


Look for the tinted win­dows and

MAR­KET sign at the non­de­script strip mall and you’ll have found the clan­des­tine Korean-style bar­be­cue joint revered by lo­cals for its ta­ble­side cook­ing, Cuban banh mi, cracked spare ribs, hot­pot ra­men, and bar­be­cued mush­rooms baked in foil. 1424 Al­ton Road, Miami Beach, 305-397-8556; drunk­


An­drew Carmellini’s Miami out­post of his craft Amer­i­can kitchen at the swank W South Beach ho­tel serves up his no­to­ri­ous lit­tle oys­ter sand­wiches, along with lit­tle lob­ster rolls. Pie wizard Josh Grip­per han­dles the sweets. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3111; the­dutch­mi­


Costas Spil­iadis serves only the fresh­est catch (flown in daily and avail­able for view­ing and choos­ing on a beau­ti­ful ice dis­play) and in­gre­di­ents at his fine Mediter­ranean eatery in South of Fifth. Grilled oc­to­pus, do­rade, and Greek yo­gurt sums up a per­fect meal here.

IN­SIDER TIP: Get all three dur­ing prix-fixe lunch. 730 First St., Miami Beach, 305-604-6800; mi­


Korean bar­be­cue and sushi abound at this lively Asian-cen­tric eatery in­side The Catalina Ho­tel & Beach Club, fea­tur­ing open-mic nights on Sun­days. 1720 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-7905; catali­na­ho­


Feast more than your eyes on the ex­quis­ite Chi­nese cre­ations (think dim sum galore, jas­mine smoked ribs, and Pek­ing duck with Pet­rossian caviar) at Lon­don restau­ra­teur Alan Yau’s in­au­gu­ral US lo­ca­tion, at the Fon­tainebleau Miami Beach. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-2761388;


This New York-style deli prof­fers colos­sal sand­wiches stacked with house-roasted meats, ar­ti­sanal cheeses, freshly baked breads, se­cret sauces, and ice cream sand­wiches for the fin­ish. 1600 Al­ton Road, Miami Beach, 305-704-3600; halvesw­


One of Oprah’s fa­vorites, Icebox of­fers sal­ads and sea­sonal cui­sine with the fresh­est in­gre­di­ents, plus some of the finest desserts in Miami Beach. 1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-8448; ice­box­


From Abruzzo to Miami, Il Mulino New York brings its un­for­get­table, clas­sic Ital­ian cui­sine to South of Fifth, com­plete with a sleek new set­ting and the same stel­lar ser­vice it’s known for. 840 First St., Miami Beach, 305-3721221; il­


En­joy five-star, trans-eth­nic cui­sine with a strong Asian in­flu­ence from chef Mathias Ger­vais at The Se­tai ho­tel. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-520-6402; the­se­tai­ho­


A must-try Miami in­sti­tu­tion since 1913 (and clos­ing this month till Oc­to­ber), Joe’s put the stone crab species on the map as a del­i­cacy of the sea. But it’s not all stone crabs and bibs; the fried chicken and Key lime pie are just as iconic. Don’t want to wait (reser­va­tions are nonex­is­tent)? Hit up Joe’s Take­away next door. 11 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0365; joes­


What hap­pens when you fuse French, Ja­panese, and Peru­vian tech­niques and cook­ery? You get a tri­fecta of

fla­vors. With strik­ing views and a rooftop ter­race over­look­ing South Beach, Juvia aims to im­press. 1111 Lin­coln Road, Miami Beach, 305-763-8272; ju­vi­ami­


Omakase, ro­bata, kan­pai hour, rare sake, and more await at Uechi Kat­suya’s Ja­panese tem­ple at the SLS South Beach. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-455-2995; kat­su­yarestau­


Mu­si­cal moguls and too-many-to­count Grammy Award win­ners Glo­ria and Emilio Es­te­fan’s tra­di­tional Cuban restau­rant, too, is award win­ning, and a go-to des­ti­na­tion for any­one crav­ing bar­be­cued guava ribs. 820 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532-9577; lar­ioson­the­


Never had Ja­panese-ar­gen­tine fu­sion be­fore? Change that with a visit to Leynia, where the wood­burn­ing grill is the star of the show, and eggs Bene­dict beef em­panadas with hol­landaise and guava dulce de leche French toast are what’s for break­fast. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-6400; mor­gan­shotel­


Where else can you watch the sun­set, hang by the pool, and have a ve­gan egg­plant and nut “cheese” lasagna? Only at The Stan­dard’s low-key, fla­vor­ful bay­side grill. 40 Is­land Ave., Miami Beach, 786-245-0880; stan­dard­ho­


Josh Capon’s shrine to seafood fea­tures fresh oys­ters and lo­cal catch cooked by chef John Ia­trel­lis, along with pris­tine sushi. There’s also surf and turf, and an award-win­ning burger that’ll light up your taste­buds. 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-4550; lure­fish­


Straight outta... Staten Is­land? This third-gen­er­a­tion eatery serves home­made Ital­ian food and old-school red sauces in the com­fort of Miami Beach. 1747 Al­ton Road, Miami Beach, 305-604-1811; macalu­sos­mi­


Maxine’s Bistro at the Catalina Ho­tel & Beach Club is some­thing of a gath­er­ing place for in­ter­na­tional trav­el­ers on Collins Av­enue, serv­ing Amer­i­can bistro fare with a global twist, 24 hours a day (for when you’re jet-lagged), seven days a week. 1756 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-3527; catali­na­ho­


Chef Sean Brasel’s sexy steakhouse is a car­ni­vore’s dream thanks to its sig­na­ture steaks, re­served cuts, and house cre­ations like Amer­i­can-style Kobe meat­loaf. Top your meat with one of Brasel’s rich but­ters (like lob­ster or chorizo) or im­pres­sive steak sauces that in­clude pep­per­corn Cognac. 915 Lin­coln Road, Miami Beach, 305-5320088; meat­mar­


Award-win­ning chef Michael Mina does burg­ers and pizza jus­tice at this ca­sual yet el­e­vated sub­ter­ranean joint at the Fon­tainebleau. Case in point: Korean bar­be­cue sal­mon topped with kim­chi, cu­cum­ber, jalapeño, and cilantro; beef and chorizo patty with smoked pa­prika and crispy potato; or but­ter-poached lob­ster and charred cau­li­flower pie. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4636; fon­


Ex­pect pastelitos, fritas, guava mar­ti­nis, and of course Cuban cof­fee at Latin Grammy Award-win­ning Cuban record­ing artist Jorge Moreno’s ode to Ha­vana and the speakeasy his un­cle owned dur­ing the Cuban rev­o­lu­tion. 318 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-538-7444;


Never mind the 123-foot gold lead and Swarovski crys­tal chan­de­lier de­signed by Michael Chow him­self; lo­cals and tourists alike flock to this so­phis­ti­cated Chi­nese restau­rant at the W South Beach for a taste of Bei­jing. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-1695; mr­


South­ern France and Miami come to­gether at this pool­side cabana club lo­cated in­side Nau­tilus, a SIXTY Ho­tel, dish­ing out mod­ern Mediter­ranean cui­sine (mezzes galore!) made with Florida in­gre­di­ents. 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-483-2650; six­ty­ho­


Leg­endary Ja­panese chef Nobu Mat­suhisa’s em­pire spans 40 lo­ca­tions across the globe, in­clud­ing the one at his name­sake Nobu Ho­tel Miami, where you can find old clas­sics like his sig­na­ture ar­ti­choke salad and new cre­ations such as Ja­panese-style fish and chips with triple-cooked fries. 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-3232, nobu­restau­


Fish shack meets fine din­ing at renowned restau­rant owner Myles Che­fetz’s oceanic ven­ture, equipped with an im­pres­sive and well-stocked raw bar and vast menu that’s sure to

please seafood lovers. Come for brunch when booze and co­mestibles are both bot­tom­less. 100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-4550; mylesrestau­rant­


What started with a one-pound Kobe meat­ball turned into Myles Che­fetz’s up­scale in­ter­pre­ta­tion of mod­ern Ital­ian cui­sine and sis­ter restau­rant to Prime One Twelve (for when the wait next door is in­suf­fer­able). 101 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-695-8484; mylesrestau­rant­


A Miami in­sti­tu­tion for years, Myles Che­fetz’s claim to restau­rant fame is still one of the tough­est ta­bles to se­cure in town, prob­a­bly be­cause of the gen­er­ous por­tions, celebrity clien­tele, loyal proath­lete fan base, and fried Oreos. 112 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532-8112; mylesrestau­rant


Broc­coli and Chee­tos, Parme­san waf­fle fries, and corn brûlée are just a few of the sides that chef-part­ner Craig Koketsu is cook­ing up along­side house-cured char­cu­terie and butcher’s-cut steaks at his South Beach out­post of Man­hat­tan’s top-rated steakhouse. 1501 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-340-3333; qual­i­tymeatsmi­


Chef Lu­ciano Sautto brings two decades of ex­pe­ri­ence to this award-win­ning eatery to stir up tra­di­tional North­ern Ital­ian cui­sine (plus a sea­sonal truf­fle menu) on ever-busy Lin­coln Road. 1014 Lin­coln Road, Miami Beach, 305-531-4833; quat­tro­mi­


For the ul­ti­mate ex­pe­ri­ence at this con­tem­po­rary steakhouse with a “yuge” lo­cals scene and floor-to­ceil­ing wine racks, call ahead and try to get your­self and your friends a seat in the 16-per­son glass-en­closed pri­vate VIP din­ing room. 119 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-3688; redthesteak­


Celebrity chef Scott Co­nant serves mouth­wa­ter­ing Ital­ian fare (creamy po­lenta and spaghetti and basil, any­one?) in a mar­itime set­ting, com­plete with a side of wa­ter views, at the Fon­tainebleau. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4660; fon­


Fresh juices, pi­mento mac and cheese, lamb em­panadas, and 96-hour St. Louis ribs are just a few of the un­ex­pected of­fer­ings at this ho­tel-lobby restau­rant on Collins and pre­mier pool party spot. Sur­f­comber, 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-1800; so­cial­clu­bat­sur­f­


Nightlife and din­ing meet at this high-en­ergy steak lounge serv­ing up

its sig­na­ture Lil’ Wagyu Brgs and cow­boy rib steaks with a side of live beats. 2305 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-6988;


Leonardo Dicaprio chris­tened Stripsteak its open­ing week­end. Since then, Michael Mina’s pop­u­lar and sul­try mod­ern steakhouse has con­tin­ued to draw numer­ous celebri­ties. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4780; fon­ TALDE If you’re lucky, you might just catch Top Chef alum Dale Talde at his name­sake laid-back Asian-amer­i­can eatery on Miami Beach. And he might just make you what Food & Wine dubbed the best chicken wings in the country. IN­SIDER TIP: Week­ends here are made of late-night noo­dles and hip-hop. 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-6054094; taldemi­ UMI SUSHI & SAKE BAR A com­mu­nal yet in­ti­mate, first­come, first-seated sushi and sake ex­pe­ri­ence in the lobby of the De­lano. If the set­ting doesn’t woo, the poached Maine lob­ster or spicy tuna caviar roll cer­tainly will. Then, head to FDR for post-sake cock­tails and danc­ing. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5752; mor­gan­shotel­

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