Florida

Restaurants in Florida

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.

The restaurant dishes out southwestern food in a historic storefront—try the chipotle-doused crab cakes.

Share the yellowtail snapper for two, followed by a torta mattina or a torta caprese. Save your appetite for the house-made dessert. As you leave, remember to generously tip the blond valet who boldly indicates available parking spaces to new arrivals with the aid of a large flashlight.

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.

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.

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.