Editor’s Picks Dining

Costa Med
260 Crandon Blvd. #46
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Why we picked it: It is uniquely situated as an authentic neighborhood eatery with anything but a small-town feel. It has truly become an extension of every family’s dinner table on the island.

The Lighthouse Café
1200 Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Why we picked it: Nothing complements a day at the beach like a nostalgic meal at this Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park staple. If you’re hungry for history, make sure to stop into this seaside eatery. Just make sure to wait a bit before taking a dip!

Cioppino, Ritz-Carlton
455 Grand Bay Dr.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Why we picked it: Capture the romance of Old World Italy amid memorable flavors oceanside in the outdoor terrace area of this authentic, award-winning Tuscan gastronomic wonder situated right in the water.

La Boulangerie
328 Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Why we picked it: : This place has the best cup of coffee in town and the aroma of fresh baked goods daily. Definitely a great way to start your day off right without breaking the bank or your diet.

The Links Restaurant
6700 Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Why we picked it: Nothing beats some good ‘ol fashioned comfort food after a day on the greens, and this place definitely delivers on its promise to satisfy hungry golfers on the Key.

Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Cswy.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Why we picked it: Can you say views?! Whether it’s the breathtaking welcome you get as you drive over the bridge or the expansive views of pelicans and skyline from your dinner table, this place has a location as delicious as its menu.

Sir Pizza of Key Biscayne
712 Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, FL
Why we picked it: Sometimes pizza night brings families together like no other food can, and this place does it like none other! If you’re going to indulge, at least aim to do it with their signature loaded veggie option!

15 SE 10th St.
Miami, FL 33131
Why we picked it: The patrons and specials here are among the best in Brickell, and the service is top-notch. Plus, there’s that baked brie berry appetizer to look forward to!

1395 Brickell Ave., 25th Floor
Why we picked it: : This stylish, comfy and appetizing dining option is the only restaurant and lounge in Miami situated 25 stories in the sky. Stunning vistas of the glittering city complement any meal.

353 SE 2nd St.
Miami, FL 33131
Why we picked it: The owners and staff at this restaurant are as friendly and welcoming as the patrons who visit. Everyone feels like family the moment they walk through the door and no request is impossible.

Casa Felipe
900 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33130
Why we picked it: Nothing beats sipping some of the world’s smoothest wines while puffing on a flavorful cigar amongst friends. The vibe inside will ensure your first visit isn’t your last.

Ole Tapas & More
1441 Brickell Ave. #310
Miami, FL
Why we picked it: When you launch an eatery atop the Four Seasons Tower in Miami, the sky is literally the limit, and this place has taken power lunches in the city to a whole new level.

Eos at Viceroy Miami
485 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
Why we picked it: This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant is headed by Chef Michael Psilakis and Restaurateur Donatella Arpaia, two of the most respected culinary minds in the world.

Garcia Seafood Grille
& Fish Market
398 NW North River Dr.
Miami, FL 33130
Why we picked it: Ask any local where the best REAL seafood in town is and they will point you to this family-owned and operated hub on the Miami River.

Chef João Carlos Oliveira
1751, 1753 & 2225 SW 3rd Ave.; 2525 SW 3rd Ave.
Miami, FL 33129
305.857.0709; 305.858.0909; 305.858.2525;;
Why we picked it: This Italian trio of eateries helmed by the same chef is where it’s at when the occasion calls for an authentic, progressive and fresh menu that will keep you coming back for seconds, thirds and fourths.

Romeo’s Café
2257 SW 22nd St. Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
Why we picked it: There’s no menu here. The chef comes out within minutes of being seated in the intimate dining room to ask you what your likes and dislikes are. Six hearty, custom-made gourmet courses ensue for the next 2.5 hours!

Anokha Indian Restaurant
3195 Commodore Plaza
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Why we picked it: This is about as authentic as Indian food gets in The Magic City. With a variety of dishes infusing traditional flavors with modern interpretations, there’s something for every taste here, and for every spice level. Just make sure you ask your server for the mild-medium-high-ultra spice test.

Canyon Ranch Grill
6801 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL
Why we picked it: The health-conscious cuisine is portion-controlled yet surprisingly filling. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and the GM, executive chef and sous chef are extremely passionate about the menu’s mission.

RED: The Steakhouse
119 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Why we picked it: Sometimes the simplest culinary combinations yield the tastiest dishes, and this modern steakhouse takes that concept a step further with a “this-is-the-place-to-be” vibe and excellent service.

Clarke’s Miami Beach
840 1st St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Why we picked it: As the most authentic Irish establishment on Miami Beach, the vibe is augmented by the presence of South Florida’s “who’s who” every day of the week. It truly is a place where everyone knows your name!