Miami’s dining scene is growing vast and quick. Add the following restaurants to your radar.
What: French elegance glows make this restaurant a quintessential destination from the soft lighting to charming décor to the fountain filled with fresh rose petals and floating candles, every touch sets the mood for your evening.
Must: French Onion Soup made with Brie, Emmental cheeses and puff pastry; a recipe that has been passed down to Andreas Trilik through three family generations of master chefs.
Where: French 27 is located at 850 Commerce Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
What: Former Zuma teammates Chef Michael Lewis and General Manager Steven Haigh are bringing their dynamic duo to Wynwood. In an open exhibition kitchen as a centerpiece plates are designed to be straightforward and shareable, enabling a warm social environment. Barbecue aficionados will notice elements of American Southern barbecue peppered throughout the menu including the traditional “slow and low” technique.
Must: Korean Fried Chicken with butter braised chicory or go for the $95 tasting menu for 2
Where: KYU is located in Wynwood at 251 25th St., Miami, FL.
Zest (opening Monday Feb. 29th)
What: Zest marks the first South Florida expansion for Hutson and Shirley since the dynamic duo opened their esteemed Ortanique on the Mile in Coral Gables more than 17 years ago. Scheduled to open in March, Zest MRKT, helmed by Chef de Cuisine Barbara Scott, will share Zest’s open kitchen.
Must: Surf ‘n’ Turf Ravioli with oxtail and lobster, cream corn velouté and truffle oxtail jus ($22)
Where: Zest and Zest MRKT will be located in the Southeast Financial Center at 200 South Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami.
What: Restaurateurs Jonas and Alexandra Millán and Chef Partner Sunny Oh of Juvia Miami Beach are honoring the Japanese culinary philosophy by utilizing the freshest and finest ingredients, with bold and innovative takes on traditional classics.
Must: Miso Maple Seabass ($36), Truffle Shitake Nigiri ($8) and Yuzu Raspberry cocktail made with Chopin Rye Vodka *Yuzu Sake *Raspberries ($12)
Where: “Restaurant Row” of the locals-friendly and foodie-centric Sunset Harbour neighborhood on 1784 West Ave