Restaurants in Florida
A funky 24/7 diner that remains a shrine to kitsch, down to the "Champagne room," with a chandelier and pinup photos of Marilyn Monroe.
Located inside a 1925 Mediterranean-style beach home, which is also a boutique hotel, Casa Tua serves Italian cuisine.
After turning the original New York Scarpetta into a smash hit, chef Scott Conant opened this nautically themed outpost in Miami Beach's Fontainebleau hotel.
Opened in 1972, the Donut Gallery Diner has remained a favorite among Key Biscayne locals. Ironically, the restaurant does not sell donuts, but it does serve traditional “greasy spoon” breakfast and lunch dishes.
Located in Wynwood, this no-nonsense Latin American dive is known for fresh, affordable food.
Health-minded sea grill
The restaurant is housed in a rebuilt historic cottage gutted by fire five years ago; the menu’s heavy on fish, of course—try the Gulf Coast sampler, groaning with scallops, grouper, shrimp, and crab cake.
YUCA, which stands for Young Upscale Cuban-American, caters to just that crowd, and power brokers and the political class love to network at this Miami Beach destination.
Inside the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, is the award-winning restaurant of chef Norman Van Aken, a member of the James Beard Who’s Who list. The New World cuisine of Norman’s fuses the flavors of different global regions including Latin, Caribbean, and Asia.