Miami’s seafood fans have got quite a lot to be excited about this month, as two new restaurants are sharing a plethora of creative fish options — one of them offers panoramic ocean views, the ideal accompaniment for those fresh flavors. They’re joined by two new internationally inspired, chef-driven spots (one boasting a Michelin-star-spangled background to boot). Meanwhile, a veteran of the local Italian food scene has branched out with a new Neapolitan concept sure to conquer the hearts (and bellies) of any pizza fans. (Read: all of us.)
You’re here because: This 10,000-square-foot rooftop space owned and designed by Matthew Rosenberg’s award-winning M-Rad is right out of a fairy tale. Enchanting interiors complete with custom furniture are complemented by a unique fragrance designed to inspire nostalgia and a veritable storybook of a menu, organized from “forward” to “epilogue.”
You’re dining on: Selections rooted in the Mediterranean and inspired by the globetrotting team led by executive chef Ian Fleischmann. Begin with a “forward” of house-made dips like the signature labneh with Aleppo chili crisp, and continue with three “chapters” of choices like malted baby beet salad with pistachio crumble, whole roasted heritage chicken with taouk spice or ember-blistered greens with halloumi and preserved lemon. Pair your choices with a house cocktail like the Sumac Fields, which unites the tartness of the ruby red Middle Eastern spice with strawberry, watermelon and tequila. Or opt for a bottle from a wine list curated by Master Sommelier Christopher Miller. For the “epilogue,” don’t miss the halva chocolate chunk cookie with ras el hanout — a happy ending for sure.