Editors Picks Dining

Costa Med
260 Crandon Blvd., Ste. 46
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Why we picked it: ranks Costa Med #1 out of 25 restaurants on the Key. Regulars are raving about the always excellent food, reasonable prices and cozy location.

Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Cswy.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Why we picked it: Newly transformed, this waterfront restaurant, lounge and special events venue is a favorite amongst savvy local diners and cuisine-seeking foodies the world over.

Plaza Restaurant
200 Crandon Blvd., Ste. 104
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Why we picked it: This charming restaurant is perfect for a date night or for a family meal. Thanks to inside and outside seating and a private dining room, there’s a place for everyone to take a seat and enjoy.

15 SE 10th St.
Miami, FL 33131
Why we picked it: The hearty, traditional Italian fare at this Brickell landmark is a favorite among local residents and area professionals. Add excellent service and an intimate ambiance, and it’s a recipe for an unforgettable meal.

1395 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
Why we picked it: We’re not sure if dining on the 25th Floor of a Brickell high-rise makes food taste better, but at Atrio, Executive Chef Jonathan McCann’s use of natural, locally-grown ingredients allows the food to speak for itself.

Zuma Restaurant
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, FL 33131
Why we picked it: Love at first bite. Forget its A-list clientele and swanky ambiance — those are a given at this chain of restaurants with locations in Dubai, London, Istanbul and Hong Kong — you’ll be mesmerized by the exquisite cuisine.

777 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
Why we picked it: Featuring the freshest Florida stone crab, a constantly updated fresh-catch seafood menu, and a selection of succulent steaks, Truluck’s is already a Brickell culinary icon.

Tuyo Restaurant
415 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
Why we picked it: This much-anticipated hotspot sitting atop the Miami Culinary Institute offers beautiful views of Miami and exquisite gastronomic offerings by Chef Norman Van Aken.

Mint Leaf
1063 Southeast 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
Why we picked it: If you’re looking for the best Indian fare in town, this place has got it. It’s also got some great drinks and desserts waiting for you to eat up for lunch or dinner.

Mare Nostrum
& The Lucky Clover
1111 SW 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
786.691.2770 / 786.691.2750 /
Why we picked it: What a combo! On one side you have a modern Mediterranean restaurant with a strong focus on seafood; On the other, a two-story Irish pub with casual fare.

Hy Vong
3458 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33135
Why we picked it: With a history stretching back more than 30 years, this Vietnamese eatery is known for its authentic food, gracious owners and great service. The crowd isn’t bad, either.

Georges in The Grove
3145 Commodore Plaza
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Why we picked it: After 15 years as the owner of another well-known French restaurant, George-Eric Farge opened Georges in The Grove to rave reviews.

278 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Why we picked it: With the beautiful décor, impeccable service, and delicious Caribbean eats, Chef Cindy Hutson has created the jewel of The Mile, no matter what your stomach craves.

16th St. & Lenox Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Why we picked it: This newcomer to the beach specializes in outstanding southern classics as well as the best and most unique cocktails anywhere in Miami, with an emphasis on bourbon libations and cocktails.

131 26th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Why we picked it: This Indonesian restaurant has become a favorite of in-the-know South Beachers since they opened their doors in 2007. Run by a lovely Dutch couple their menu is as authentic as it is delicious.

1418 20th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Why we picked it: Believe the hype, the flagship of what has now become 3 different restaurants on a single block serves Asian-inspired cuisine in a unique gastropub atmosphere.

Sra. Martinez
4000 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
Why we picked it: Modern, innovative and tasty to the very last bite, this tapas-style restaurant promises familiar flavors mixed in with delicious surprises that’ll make your mouth water.

The Daily
2001 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 109
Miami, FL 33137
Why we picked it: This place has it all and then some, including sandwiches, wraps and great sides to satiate just about any craving. The names on the menu are pretty cool, too.

Delicias Peruanas
2590 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
Why we picked it: If authentic Peruvian fare is what you’re after, this place has you covered with the most amazing Latino cuisine offerings around this part of town — and their ceviche is absolutely to-die- for!