Restaurants in Florida

Jonathan Eismann of Pacific Time, on the Design District’s Restaurant Row, has just opened this affordable joint, with tasty wood-fired pizza and a mozzarella parlor.

The ultra chichi spot is ideal for people watching. Every woman is freshly coiffed in the style known locally as the "Palm Beach Helmet". If that doesn't entertain, the vegetable soup and shiitake salads are standouts.

As it's name suggests, the Fish House spotlights fresh, local catch like black grouper, cobia, and conch. The dining room is decorated with seafood-themed art and strings of lights, but seating is also available at umbrella-shielded tables in front of the blue building.

The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach has changed management.

This upscale fusion restaurant reflects the cultural heritage of chef and owner Jean-Paul Desmaison, who was born in Peru and trained in Europe.

Sprawling from the street out onto the beach, this century-old spot serves surprisingly upscale food like sesame-crusted tuna.

Miamians love the views of pricey speedboats and overloaded cargo ships from the open-air tables set along the Miami River at this downtown joint, but the real star is the seafood. It comes fried, blackened, or grilled to perfection and is served with sweet or green plantains.

A traditional Argentine steakhouse, Graziano’s serves the classic parrillada (grilled meat prepared on skewers), but has set itself apart from area restaurants by offering a greater grilled variety, including blood sausage, free-range chicken, beef short ribs, and lamb.

A neighborhood staple since 1989, this oceanside seafood joint combines Caribbean cuisine with a Florida vibe. A three-part endeavor, Waterfront is a restaurant, tiki bar, and outdoor deck, also known as The Turtle Club.

The tony restaurant, with its private booths, is ideal for a low-lit romantic dinner of Florida lobster.

Outdoorsy and fun, this honky-tonk bar has free live music and tasty coconut shrimp.