Waxy O Connors – Downtown Miami

The dark and heavy wood bar that commands Waxy O’Connor’s and is its centerpiece was placed at the heart of the bar and eatery to remind patrons they’re in an Irish pub and the 7,000 square foot unit is authentic, it was built entirely in Ireland and shipped over to the United States.

The 20 brews and ales on tap and plenty more… Continue reading

Flamma Brazilian Steakhouse – North Miami Beach

Tucked in a corner of the Intracoastal Mall in North Miami Beach is a gem of a place where the Brazilian eats are first-rate, the décor chic and elegant and the view of the wine cellar as well as from the outdoor patio area are unbeatable and unforgettable. Problem is, finding Flamma Brazilian Steakhouse Churrascaria is tough but seeking it out is worth… Continue reading

Michy’s Does James Beard Winning Experimentation

Having fun and experimenting with the menu is what it’s all about at Michy’s, the swanky, hip restaurant created by James Beard Foundation-winning chef Michelle Bernstein. Named after her childhood nickname, Michy’s is a reflection of her Cuban and Jewish heritage.

This cozy spot is the perfect match for a menu filled with original creations that beckons hints of her Cuban background with… Continue reading

Genuinely Tasty Eats at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

Whether the hunger strikes at lunch or dinner, sitting down for a meal at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in the Design District is a trip to culinary heaven. The crowds that flock there are proof positive of this and also a good sign that reservations are a must.

Chef Michael Schwartz quickly made a name for himself at the three-year old spot… Continue reading

Killer Kobe & Clientele at Beach’s Prime 112

Housed inside a former hotel and looking more like a Key West-inspired structure than anything resembling Art Deco, the hotspot for dining south of Fifth Street on South Beach is Prime 112. Walk through the doors of this quaint yet brightly colored restaurant — seriously, it’s a cheery yellow wooden structure with white trim — and the sense of “this is the… Continue reading

Chow Down in Style at Mr. Chow

No matter where a Mr. Chow restaurant opens, it instantly becomes a spot where everyone must go, especially celebrities. In Miami – in South Beach’s swanky W Hotel no less- Mr. Chow is brimming with elegance and style.

The Asian food here has to be called cuisine, because of offerings like fresh steamed sea bass filet and fresh lobster noodles – lobster tails… Continue reading

Ooh La La, Le Provencal C’est Magnifique!

The classics of French cuisine and wine are expertly represented at the beacon that is Le Provencal restaurant in Coral Gables. For years, the place was nestled in a corner of Miracle Mile, and now finds itself a new home in the center of the ritzy street. The menu though, prepared by Chef Christian Antoniotti, hasn’t changed a bit. It’s… Continue reading

China Grill’s Still Doing Asian Right After All These Years

Take the MacArthur Causeway onto Miami Beach and one of the first recognizable structures is the colorful building that houses China Grill. On the beach for well over a decade, this is Asian and so much more done right.

Billed as Asian-inspired world cuisine and sushi, the decor here is as beautiful as the food presentation, something the chefs at China Grill pride… Continue reading

French Riviera Glamour at Award-Winning Palme d’Or

Mention the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables to anyone in the greater Miami area and the words classic, elegant, sophisticated and swanky will undoubtedly be repeated. So it’s fitting that the French restaurant Palme d’Or would be the hotel’s signature eatery. Featuring a menu brimming with French nouvelle creations by chef Philippe Ruiz, the cuisine is #1 with Zagat (it swept… Continue reading

Fratelli Lyon Takes Fresh to Another Level

Stroll along the heart of Miami’s Design District and discover a place where the decor is modern and the food is prepared with a heart. At Fratelli Lyon, the dishes are not only great tasting but made in the freshest way possible, with ingredients like grass-fed beef, sustainable seafood and organically grown produce. Even the water filtration system is special here, producing triple… Continue reading