Restaurants in Florida

An ode to all things Southern, Yardbird has been packing in patrons since the moment it first opened its doors in 2011. Oversized plates are meant to be shared—though not every diner is so willing to do so.

Dubbing itself "Diner 2.0," the Wynwood Diner is a sophisticated take on the classic American roadside establishment, thanks to luxurious leather banquettes and an outdoor patio.

Oenophiles flock to Uvaggio for the wine, but stay for the food. Chef Tanner Gil logged time on the Austin food scene before making his way to Miami, and he's brought his love of all things smoky, spicy, and meaty with him.

The vibe at James Beard Award-winning chef (and Miami native) Michelle Bernstein's Seagrape, with its low-slung dining room and bohemian vibe, is more beach house than party pad.

Located in South Beach's SoFi neighborhood, Red Ginger makes use of local ingredients to craft an Southeast Asian-influenced menu, with a large menu of omakase, sushi, and robata dishes.

Like its Manhattan sibling, Quality Meats pays homage to classic New York butcher shops. Even the restaurant's interior, designed by the award-winning AvroKO design group, evokes the theme, right down to the quite literal, custom meat hook chandelier.

There's much to admire at Ian Schrager's newest property, The Miami Beach EDITION, and that includes Matador Room, the 1950s glam-inspired eatery from renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

When Joe's reopens its doors each October for stone crab season, it's a near-holy event.

What looks like an unassuming gastropub is actually a culinary journey that takes diners from Cuba to Peru to Korea with a menu of beer-friendly eats inspired by the chef's world travels.

Restaurateur Stephen Starr has a magic touch when it comes to knowing when, where, and how to open new eateries. In the case of Miami Beach, he opted to expand his Continental concept (there are versions in both New York and New Jersey).

Like its Los Angeles counterpart, this jewel of a restaurant takes its inspiration from Cleopatra, both in cuisine as well as decor.

A sister restaurant to the Toronto hotspot, this Royal Palm South Beach Byblos takes its inspiration from the Eastern Mediterranean. Starters include Maltese spiced olives and organic and housemade labneh.

Chef Richard Hales (the man behind Sakaya Kitchen and the Dim Ssam A Gogo food truck) used his personal travels through China as the basis for the menu at this midtown eatery.

It was only a matter of time before celebrity chef Tom Colicchio made his way down to Miami. His signature restaurant at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach is as eco-friendly as the hotel itself, with petrified wood tables and reclaimed wood ceilings in the dining room.

Executive chef Brad Kilgore, who was formerly at the helm of Jean-Georges Vongerichten's J&G Grill in Bal Harbour, is doing amazing things with local ingredients at Alter—both on the plate and in the glass.