Addikt

485 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-503-0373, WMiamiHotel.com

W Miami hotel in the Icon Brickell building has replaced the 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar with this new global concept on the 15th floor, boasting dramatic views of Key Biscayne.

“Addikt delivers on what might be considered traditional fare, but with a twist — for example, using lentils as a base rather than traditional quinoa or rice,” says executive chef Christian Quiñones, a Puerto Rican native. “My culture and background have influenced my style by using a variety of ingredients and flavors, specifically garlic, annatto, cilantro, peppers, bay leaf, plantains and coconut. My parents have this recipe for these incredible red beans that I use throughout the menu. I’ll be looking to incorporate more of my family’s traditional Puerto Rican recipes.”

Those red beans and rice appear with a grilled skirt steak with yuzu chimichurri for lunch ($25). Quiñones’ homeland also inspired the Octopus Aficionado with rocoto-pepper marinade and watercress-zucchini puree ($16).

These Miami-Dade County restaurants received 3.5- or 4-star reviews by SouthFlorida.com's dining critics.

Another of Quiñones’ favorites is Bang Bang Tuna Tartare with a lighter-than-usual marinade of citrus flavors from Laos ($15).

Dessert also has an Asian citrus twist, with Japanese yuzu curd, pistachio sponge cake and ginger ice cream ($16).

Cocktails ($15) feature the tropical W Crush with tequila, mescal, lychee-infused pineapple and jalapeno.

Three meals are served daily, plus weekend brunch, amid a dark-gray, sleek ambiance with wraparound, floor-to-ceiling windows and metallic-silver, high-backed banquettes. Terrace seating is expected at the end of September with a view of the 200-foot infinity pool.

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Ariete in Coconut Grove, chef Michael Beltran's cozy and comfortable restaurant that blends his Cuban heritage with highbrow culinary experience (with chefs Norman Van Aken and Michael Schwartz) in dishes such as venison tartare, headcheese croquetas with kimchi, bone marrow with black beans and pastrami-style short rib with fennel slaw.

Ariete in Coconut Grove, chef Michael Beltran's cozy and comfortable restaurant that blends his Cuban heritage with highbrow culinary experience (with chefs Norman Van Aken and Michael Schwartz) in dishes such as venison tartare, headcheese croquetas with kimchi, bone marrow with black beans and pastrami-style short rib with fennel slaw.

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Ariete in Coconut Grove, chef Michael Beltran's cozy and comfortable restaurant that blends his Cuban heritage with highbrow culinary experience (with chefs Norman Van Aken and Michael Schwartz) in dishes such as venison tartare, headcheese croquetas with kimchi, bone marrow with black beans and pastrami-style short rib with fennel slaw.

Ariete in Coconut Grove, chef Michael Beltran's cozy and comfortable restaurant that blends his Cuban heritage with highbrow culinary experience (with chefs Norman Van Aken and Michael Schwartz) in dishes such as venison tartare, headcheese croquetas with kimchi, bone marrow with black beans and pastrami-style short rib with fennel slaw.

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Olivia restaurant at the new Circ Hotel and Residences on Young Circle in Hollywood brings a whole new vibe to the downtown area.

Olivia restaurant at the new Circ Hotel and Residences on Young Circle in Hollywood brings a whole new vibe to the downtown area.

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Located in Margate, Pasta And ... is a charming and cozy, family-run Italian restaurant with housemade pastas, decadent risottos and very good Northern Italian dishes.

Located in Margate, Pasta And ... is a charming and cozy, family-run Italian restaurant with housemade pastas, decadent risottos and very good Northern Italian dishes.

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El Vez restaurant is the new Mexican eatery from acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr. It opened in May at the W hotel on Fort Lauderdale beach next to Starr's Steak 954 at the W, and has been packing in tourists and locals at its festive dining room, bar and patio overlooking the beach.

El Vez restaurant is the new Mexican eatery from acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr. It opened in May at the W hotel on Fort Lauderdale beach next to Starr's Steak 954 at the W, and has been packing in tourists and locals at its festive dining room, bar and patio overlooking the beach.

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The Balcony in Fort Lauderdale is a two-story restaurant and bar complex that evokes the French Quarter in New Orleans. The Balcony, from former Miami Dolphins player Kim Bokamper's restaurant group, is stylish and gorgeous and a great place to drink and people-watch. The food is mixed, though, with some items that are good (andouille sausage appetizer, gumbo) and some that were mediocre (crab cakes, jambalaya, crawfish etouffee.)

The Balcony in Fort Lauderdale is a two-story restaurant and bar complex that evokes the French Quarter in New Orleans. The Balcony, from former Miami Dolphins player Kim Bokamper's restaurant group, is stylish and gorgeous and a great place to drink and people-watch. The food is mixed, though, with some items that are good (andouille sausage appetizer, gumbo) and some that were mediocre (crab cakes, jambalaya, crawfish etouffee.)

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Source: southflorida.com


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