Restaurants in Florida

Occupying two circa-1903 yellow clapboard houses right on the New River, this restaurant is a picturesque place to sit with a plate of the tenderest Florida grouper in town and watch the boats go by.

Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort features buffet dining for breakfast and dinner enhanced by a little Disney magic in the form of appearances by Mickey Mouse and his friends.

In a town where bars have a way of veering into the terminally raucous, this is a sanctuary for a sophisticated, older crowd, working a quiet groove to jazz singers Valerie Tyson and Nicole Henry.

Come for a hearty Sunday brunch—desserts are a standout, especially the blueberry-pecan waffles.

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.