1. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
It's hard to find a Miami restaurant with more (well-deserved) accolades. From this minimalist Design District spot, Chef Michael Schwartz has built himself a growing restaurant empire. His philosophy is simple: fresh, good ingredients done in a way that highlights what makes them good. All that would be enough, but a meal here ends with cookies or a sundae from Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith, which is an accolade in and of itself.
130 NE 40th St., Design District (305-573-5550)