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A Culinary Destination

 

 

Whether you’re looking for fine dining or a local eatery, South Florida has a multitude of choices available. Here are some of our favorites: Prime 112, popular with the A-list crowd, has made owner Myles Chefetz and chef Mike Sabin quite a success as it’s a favorite of the A-list crowd and reservations are hard to get. The fusion/steak house is set in Miami Beach’s oldest inn, the beautiful 1915 Browns Hotel. Known for its delicious selection of steaks, the menu also includes such delectable items as the soy marinated Chilean Sea Bass with steamed baby bok choy & sweet miso sauce. Prime 112,101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. 305.695.8484 or www.mylesrestaurantgroup.com

One of Miami’s oldest restaurants, The Forge has been around since the ‘roaring ‘20s.’ Today, owner Shariff Malnik and chef Dewey LoSasso make dining a special occasion. This Miami Beach institution has a new sleek look with a new menu courtesy of LoSasso that features dishes like lobster marmalade, lamb ribs, and shrimp waffles. The Forge, 432 41st Street, Miami Beach. 305.538.8533 or www.theforge.com

Bianca at The Delano, one of Miami’s newer restaurants, offers an innovative Italian menu and is run by Las Vegas nightlife heavyweights The Light Group. Executive chef Brian Massie’s inventive Italian menu features local organic ingredients with dishes like truffle agnolotti and imported langoustines. Bianca at The Delano, The Delano Hotel,1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. 305.674.5752 or www.delano-hotel.com

The Dutch (at W South Beach) comes to us via NYC along with chef Andrew Carmelli and restaurateurs Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom. Opening last fall, the New York crew has partnered with local scensters Karim Masri and Nicola Siervo hoping for the success of their SoHo hot spot.The Dutch serves up simple dishes like tasty sandwiches, chili, and fried chicken. The Dutch at W South Beach, 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. 305.938.3111 or www.thedutchmiami.com

Pascal’s on Ponce, with chef-proprietor Pascal Oudin at the helm, serves delicious contemporary French cuisine in the Coral Gables restaurant district. Open since 2000, this award-winning 55-seat restaurant serves dishes like oven-roasted duck with poached pears and diver sea scallops with beef short rib. Pascal’s also has an impressive wine list and excellent desserts like bittersweet chocolate soufflé. Pascal’s on Ponce, 2611 Ponce De Leon Boulevard in Coral Gables. 305.444.2024 or www.pascalmiami.com

Edge Steak and Bar, located in the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Miami, offers diners a gorgeous view overlooking the hotel’s two-acre pool area with sweeping vistas of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay. This new dining spots features an affordable menu of beautifully prepared meats and seafood, signature main dishes, and raw bar offerings like stone crab claw with mustard remoulade and Black Angus filet mignon. Chefs Aaron Brooks and James King’s menu showcases an impressive selection of expertly prepared steak. Edge Steak and Bar, at Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Avenue. 305.358.3535 www.edgerestaurantmiami.com

Mister Collins, a beautiful restaurant hidden away in ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Haulover inlet, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring delicious menu items like housemade guacamole, prime steak tartare and pan roasted organic salmon. Wine lovers can choose from over 60 select choices including whites, chardonnays, sparkling champagnes and pinot noirs. Mister Collins, ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, 10295 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour. 305.455.5400 or www.mistercollins.com

Serendipity 3, like the NYC flagship location, specializes in over-thetop beyond delicious desserts but don’t leave without checking out the rest of the menu. Located on Lincoln Road, Serendipity 3 offers an impressive menu that will satisfy almost any diner with choices like the Serendipity 3 chopped chicken salad, white party pizza, and Florida black grouper panzanella. The infamous desserts, a full page of choices, include concoctions such as tempting sundaes and cakes. Serendipity 3, 1102 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. 305.403.2210 or www.serendipity3.com.

Deck 84, a casual American waterfront restaurant with stunning views overlooking Delray Beach’s beautiful Intracoastal Waterway, offers inventive twists on traditional favorites like soy and ginger marinated skirt steak, wasabi-crusted tuna and Key Lime mahi mahi. Owned by legendary South Florida restaurateur Burt Rapoport, Deck 84 features aquatic blue and orange hued interiors and an outdoor deck with live entertainment. Deck 84, 840 E Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. 561.665.8484 or www.deck84.com

The Pirate Republic Bar, Seafood & Grill, located on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, offers a frivolous and fun adventure in dining. The Pirate Republic, adorned with authentic relics and well-made mannequins, offers “casual gourmet” with servers dressed as pirates and a menu filled with fresh and homemade seafood dishes, oversized burgers and overstuffed sandwiches. The Pirate Republic Bar, Seafood & Grill, 400 SW 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. 954.761.3500 or www.piraterepublicbar.com

Located at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, Bistro One LR wows with the recent addition of chef Felipe Arango Salazar and his new menu. Old fans and newcomers have a reason to stop by this sophisticated bistro. Inspired by the French and Spanish Riviera, Bistro One LR is known for its fresh local seafood, exceptional steaks, and creative desserts. New menu items include tuna tartare & wasabi ice cream, seared Florida grouper served with truffled gnocchi and broccolini. Bistro One LR at Ritz Carlton South Beach, One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. 786.276.4033 or www.ritzcarlton.com

STK Miami, Not Your Daddy’s Steakhouse, has recently added former Hell’s Kitchen and Iron Chef America contestant Ralph Pagano as Chef de Cuisine. Pagano has added his signature touches to the steakhouse’s menu that includes dishes like shrimp Rice Krispies, fois gras french toast and Lil BRGRS. STK Miami, 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. 305.604.6988 

Joey’s, a chic mainstay of the burgeoning Wynwood arts community, makes dining an experience with an impressive menu of Italian fare. The 75-seat café, with a casual yet elegant décor, offers dining inside or out on the private al fresco garden terrace. The open kitchen serves up a variety of classic dishes that include fresh innovative appetizers, antipasti, salads, and Joey’s signature thin-crusted pizza. Joey’s, 2506 NW 2nd Avenue, Wynwood. 305.438.0488 or www.joeyswynwood.com

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, a recent addition to the South Beach scene, offers a “burlesque inspired Mexican dining experience.” This eatery features red velvet walls, glass chandeliers, vintage rock and a tequila cage that boasts over 120 varieties. Guests are welcomed with a complimentary tequila-spiked mint-grapefruit granita at the door, in addition to the typical Mexican fare of tacos, quesadillas and carne asada. Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, 100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. 305.532.4550 or www.lolitasouthbeach.com

Philippe by Philippe Chow has two locations to enjoy(Miami Beach and Boca). Chef Philippe Chow wows guests with dishes like flavorful crab-meat soup dumplings, chicken satays, nine seasons spicy prawns and crispy beef. Chef Wai Ming Cheng mans the restaurant’s impressive noodle bar that serves hand-pulled noodles right at the counter. Philippe by Philippe Chow, 36 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. 305.674.0250; 200 E Palmetto Pk. Road, Boca Raton; 561.393.4666 or www.philippechow.com