The primary US department of London’s celeb-magnet Asian-fusion restaurant Novikov debuts on Biscayne Bay in Downtown Miami this month. The brainchild (and namesake) of Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov, it serves a mix of Chinese language and Japanese delicacies. As in its outposts in Moscow and Dubai, count on a blinding show of contemporary seafood and in-season greens. Company are inspired to peruse the choice and choose their components. Conventional dishes get luxed up with expensive extras — suppose: Peking duck with caviar, and sushi with truffles. Novikov Miami.
This hopping Wynwood Mexican joint, which opened in February, has a secret. Certain, the 45-seat restaurant up entrance (the primary East Coast location of a California minichain) serves up nice burritos, carne asada fries and churros. However tucked within the again, behind an unmarked door locked with a keypad, is an eight-seat omakase restaurant referred to as Hiden. Brazil-born chef Edo Lopez meticulously carves and tenderly shapes every morsel of fish for a spectacular multicourse meal. A reservation will get you a code that opens that inconspicuous door. Hiden Miami.
Nautical vibes abound at this Greek joint in Midtown, named for the non-public island owned by the late Aristotle Onassis. Turkish chef Erhan Ozkaya oversees the Mediterranean staples that come galloping out of the kitchen. Take in punchy dips with fresh-baked bread, then feast on heartier mains like leg of lamb, rooster souvlaki and fresh-caught fish. Onassis reportedly hosted many a bash on his isle (together with one in honor of his bride, Jackie O), so proprietor Eric Milon pumps Mediterranean pop music and ups the get together vibe with loads of outside seating. Skorpios Miami.
Amara at Paraiso
Perched on Biscayne Bay, the most recent eatery from James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz is an elegant oasis inside an in-progress apartment improvement in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood. Schwartz makes use of wood-fired grills and Josper charcoal ovens to churn out tasty Latin-infused dishes, from corn-leek empanadas to cobia fish wrapped in a banana leaf with coconut chutney. Sunday brunch is a deal with; along with the common menu, carts ship always-changing candy and savory small plates (dulce flan, tilefish tacos) tableside. Amara At Paraiso.
Planta South Seaside
Nightclub king David Grutman’s empire expands once more with Planta, a plant-based spot he introduced from Toronto to this barnlike South of Fifth area. From cocktails made with cold-pressed juice, activated charcoal and kombucha to fake “sushi” (the “tuna” is dehydrated watermelon) and “octopus” (constituted of mushrooms), the choices are largely domestically sourced — and good for you, too. Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal, Patriots tight finish Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski and actor Mark Wahlberg have all just lately stopped by. Planta Restaurants.