MI­AMI BEACH

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BAKEHOUSE BRASSERIE

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

THE BAZAAR BY JOSÉ AN­DRÉS

Celebrity chef José An­drés’s whim­si­cal dive into molec­u­lar 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; sbe.com

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; mylesrestau­rant­group.com

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; bode­ga­south­beach.com

BYBLOS

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 baklava ice cream? 1545 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-508-5041; by­blos­mi­ami.com

DRUNKEN DRAGON

Look for the tinted win­dows and MAR­KET sign at the non­de­script strip mall and you’ll find this 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, 305397-8556; drunk­endragon.com

THE DUTCH

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

ESTIATORIO MI­LOS

Costas Spil­iadis has high stan­dards, like serv­ing 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 sum up a per­fect meal here. IN­SIDER TIP: Get all three dur­ing prix-fixe lunch. 730 First St., Mi­ami Beach, 305-604-6800; mi­los.ca

THE FORGE RESTAU­RANT AND WINE BAR

Sha­reef Mal­nik’s Mi­ami Beach land­mark is as leg­endary for its fab­u­lous guest list (ev­ery­one from Michael Jack­son to Frank Si­na­tra) as it is for its in­cred­i­ble wine cel­lar (more than 25,000 bot­tles) and de­lec­ta­ble steak dishes from Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Ju­lia Doyne. 432 W. 41st St., Mi­ami Beach, 305538-8533; the­forge.com

FUNG KÚ

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, 305-5347905; catali­na­ho­tel.com

HAKKASAN

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, 786-276-1388; hakkasan.com

HALVES & WHOLES

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

IL MULINO

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

JAYA

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; the­se­tai­ho­tel.com

JU­VIA

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, 305-7638272; ju­vi­ami­ami.com

KATSUYA

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, 305-4552995; kat­su­yarestau­rant.com

LARIOS ON THE BEACH

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

LEY­NIA

Never had Ja­panese-ar­gen­tine fu­sion be­fore? Change that with a visit to Ley­nia, where the wood-burn­ing 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 group.com

THE LIDO RESTAU­RANT & BAY­SIDE GRILL

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, 786245-0880; stan­dard­ho­tels.com

LOB­STER BAR

The sub­way-tiled walls, high arched ceil­ings, and chic drinks at Lob­ster Bar Sea Grille trans­port you to old-world New York in the heart of South Beach. Opt for the lob­ster—it’s the restau­rant’s name­sake for a rea­son. Whether lightly fried or still alive, it’ll hook you into com­ing back for more. 404 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-377-2675; buck­head­restau­rants.com

LURE FISHBAR

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 award­win­ning burger that’ll light up your taste buds. 1601 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-695-4550; lure­fish­bar.com

MACALUSO’S

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, 305604-1811; macalu­sos­mi­ami.com

MAXINE’S

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; catali­na­ho­tel.com

MEAT MAR­KET

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 the im­pres­sive steak sauces that in­clude pep­per­corn Cognac. 915 Lin­coln Road, Mi­ami Beach, 305-532-0088; meat­mar­ket.net

MORENO’S CUBA AT THE RIVIERA SOUTH BEACH

Expect pastelitos, fritas, guava mar­ti­nis, and of course Cuban cof­fee at Latin Grammy Award­win­ning 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; morenoscuba.com

MR CHOW

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, 305-6951695; mr­chow.com

NAU­TILUS CABANA CLUB

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; six­ty­ho­tels.com

NOBU

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; nobu­restau­rants.com

PIZZA & BURGER BY MICHAEL MINA

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; a 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; fon­tainebleau.com

PRIME FISH

Fish shack meets fine din­ing at renowned restau­rant owner Myles Che­fetz’s oceanic ven­ture, equipped with an im­pres­sive and well-stocked raw bar and a 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; mylesrestau­rant­group.com

PRIME ITAL­IAN

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; mylesrestau­rant­group.com

PRIME ONE TWELVE

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 pro-ath­lete fan base, and fried Oreos. 112 Ocean Dr., Mi­ami Beach, 305-532-8112; mylesrestau­rant­group.com

QUATTRO GASTRONOMIA ITAL­IANA

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

RED, THE STEAK­HOUSE

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 glassen­closed pri­vate VIP din­ing room. 119 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-534-3688; redthesteak­house.com

SCAR­PETTA

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; fon­tainebleau.com

SMITH & WOLLENSKY

What de­fines a clas­sic Mi­ami steak­house? One that has been around 20 years and whose food and ser­vice are still con­sis­tently ex­cel­lent. Pic­turesque South Pointe views and a re­vamp that in­cludes a second-floor over­look deck for even more al­fresco din­ing add to the piz­zazz. 1 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-6732800; smithand­wol­len­sky.com

THE SO­CIAL CLUB

Fresh juices, pi­mento mac-and­cheese, 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; so­cial­clu­bat­sur­f­comber.com

STK MI­AMI BEACH

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; togrp.com

STRIPSTEAK

Leonardo Di­caprio chris­tened Stripsteak dur­ing its open­ing week­end. Since then, Michael Mina’s pop­u­lar, sul­try mod­ern steak­house has con­sis­tently drawn nu­mer­ous celebri­ties. 4441 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach, 305-674-4780; fon­tainebleau.com

SUSHISAMBA

Peo­ple-watch­ing on Lin­coln Road is so much fun when you’ve got Ja­panese-brazil­ian fu­sion cui­sine, a DJ, a bustling bar scene, and an en­er­getic crowd. 600 Lin­coln Road, Mi­ami Beach, 305-6735337; sushisamba.com

TALDE

If you’re lucky, you might just catch Top Chef alum Dale Talde at his name­sake laid-back Asianamer­i­can 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, 786-605-4094; taldemi­amibeach.com

UMI SUSHI & SAKE BAR

A communal yet in­ti­mate, first-come, 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, 305674-5752; mor­gan­shotel­group.com

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