The Hoxton: Recommended by Ryan Goodspeed
“It’s a cool spot,” says Ryan Goodspeed, the beverage manager for Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink and The Cypress Room. Think a casual, Hamptons-meets-Miami hangout with bar-driven small plate dishes by chef Matt Hinckley, who's also the chef of Box Park. Hinckley suggests ordering the fish-n-chips to go with your cocktails. 1111 SW 1st Ave., Miami, 305-677-8466
Macchialina Taverna Rustica: Recommended by Gabe Orta and Allegra Angelo
Family-style Italian dishes from the Pubbelly crew. Sommelier Allegra Angelo (Yardbird, Khong River House, Swine Southern Table & Bar) says, “Order chef Mike’s taglioni with abalone mushrooms. It’s insane.” Bartender Gabe Orta of The Broken Shaker loves the spaghetti bolognese. “It’s tomato, spaghetti, basil, and beef, just so simple and delicious,” says Orta. 820 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305-534-2124
Mandolin Aegean Bistro: Recommended by Roel Alcudia and Makoto Okuwa
“I love the outdoor atmosphere here,” comments chef Makoto Okuwa of restaurant Makoto. “The octopus and Greek sampler are the best.” Chef Roel Alcudia of The Cypress Room loves to go on a Sunday afternoon. “Their rosé by the glass is delicious, which effortlessly turns into rosé by the bottle,” says Alcudia. 4312 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-576-6066
Regent Cocktail Club: Recommended by Ben Potts and Ryan Goodspeed
“It’s staffed by the best bartenders in Miami,” remarks bartender Ben Potts. “They are focused on spirit-forward cocktails.” Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink beverage director Ryan Goodspeed recommends visiting on Wednesday nights to see Julio Cabrera for Havana Nights. “You’ll be playing dominoes and drinking Cuban-style drinks,” says Goodspeed. Gale Hotel, 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0199
The River Seafood & Oyster Bar: Recommended by Sam Gorenstein
Chef Sam Gorenstein of My Ceviche calls this seafood restaurant one of his favorites, saying, “Their selection of oysters is top notch and they always use fresh, local fish.” Chef Matt Hinckley picks the Coromandel oysters. “They transport me back to New Zealand,” says Hinckley. On the wine selection, sommelier Allegra Angelo (Yardbird, Khong River House, Swine Southern Table & Bar) loves the wines by the glass: "You can always bet on grower Champagne, a flinty Chablis and a mineral-y riesling.” 650 South Miami Ave., Miami, 305-530-1915
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