Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Miami

Azul
Needing little introduction, Azul at the Mandarin Oriental is one of Miami's hottest tables; the M-Bar, at the other end of the hotel, adds to its allure.
Barton G
Barton G is one of the quintessentially OTT South Beach restaurants, lavish decor, beautiful people, over-inflated egos and great popcorn shrimp...
Blue Collar
Lashings of waistband-busting comfort food classics are the draw at Blue Collar, Daniel Serfer’s laid-back restaurant in the MiMo Historic District.
Café Prima Pasta
Lionel Richie says it's the place to eat, but the food really is of high quality.
Caffe Abbracci
While its interiors could do with a style overhaul - the décor is more Miami Vice than Miami Nice - Caffe Abbracci has succeeded where others have failed through good service and a reliable menu of Italian favourites.
Cantina La Veinte
Cantina La Veinte, with chef Santiago Gomez at the helm, is a riot of a restaurant with Mexican flavours and bold, bright design in Downtown Miami.
Casa Tua
Extortionately priced food but it is out of this world.
De Rodriguez on Ocean
Owned and run by chef Douglas Rodriguez - something of a celebrity in South Beach and once name-dropped by Newsweek - De Rodriquez on Ocean serves up high-end Cuban cuisine on Ocean Drive.
Dolce Italian
Drag yourself off the beach and into this haven of Italian refinement for the finest Italian on the landmark Collins Avenue. 
El Palacio de los Jugos
El Palacio de los Jugos is a firm family favourite in the Flagami neighbourhood, serving up authentic Cuban food and fresh, natural juices.
Escopazzo
Highly rated authentic Italian cuisine in an unlikely location.
Garcia’s Seafood Grille
A pleasing local restaurant which runs alongside it's sister fish market which means this is about as fresh as fresh gets when it comes to seafood.
Joe’s Stone Crab
Joe's Stone Crabs are where it's at if you are a crab fanatic.
Juvia
With the panoramic, penthouse view, the lithe, Latino bods languidly lounging and the exquisite creations on your plate you'll need a third eye to soak it all up.... 
Katsuya
Undeniably some of the finest sushi in Miami in equally delicious surroundings. 
Khong River House
Sublimely authentic Thai food with a gin selection to match. 
La Locanda
Two small-time restaurateurs stick two fingers up at the flashy South Beach restaurants.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio
A Peruvian restaurant in the luxe surrounds of the Mandarin Oriental, La Mar by Gaston Acurio offers superlative cuisine and views of the Miami skyline.
La Provencal
Fabulous French fare is served up at La Provencal, where culinary superstar chefs Terrou and Antoniotti have crafted the perfect menu.
Macchialina
As it says on the menu, 'Life is a combination of magic and pasta' and Macchialina does a pretty good job of delivering on both....
Meat Market
As the name suggests, Meat Market is where bloodthirsty carnivores come to indulge in doorstop-sized slabs of perfectly-cooked meat; vegetarians beware!
Mercadito
Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink
Michael's Genuine Food and Drink is a rarity among Miami restaurants: simple, snazzed-up comfort food based on green, 'slow food' credentials, that doesn't cost the earth.  
NIU Kitchen
A Catalan tapas restaurant, NIU Kitchen casts a gastronomic glow over its corner of Downtown Miami with its flavour-packed dishes.
Nobu
There's sushi, and then there's Nobu Matsuhisa's sushi. Opened in 1999, Las Vegas Nobu, which earned a four-star rating from Mobil, is one of the brightest stars in Matsuhisa's stellar culinary empire.
Ola
Ola's cerviche's hit the spot.
Ortanique
You'd never guess that co-owner and chef Cindy Hutson was self-taught; the menu at Ortanique is to-dine-for, fusing together cuisines from South America, North America, Asia and the Caribbean.
Osteria del Teatro
Top Italian in the heart of the South Beach freak show.
Pasta, Paris and DJ SLOK
Electronic music genius DJ Slok, shares his thoughts on pasta, Paris and the DJ game in this quick interview.
Prime One Twelve
Excellent steak, a prime location and the type of clientele that the paparazzi loves.
Pubbelly
A critically acclaimed gastropub in Miami Beach, the small dishes at Pubbelly have an Asian twist and more than one nod from the James Beard Foundation.
Romeo’s Café
Romeo will take your breath away in his darling little café.
Setai Grill
Be lulled into the sumptuousness of dark wooden panelling and pearl that cocoons the Setai and prepare for a feast. 
Smith & Wollensky
Meaty classics by the waterside.
Spiga
No attitude, just good Italian food in a smart setting.
Sugarcane
Spacious and sumptuous, Sugarcane draws on inspiration from Havana Nights with beamed ceilings and oversized fans; its menu, which combines a number of different cuisines, is a triumph.
Sushi Samba Dromo
Spot the celebrities between mouthfuls and then pretend you weren't looking.
Swine Southern Table and Bar
As Homer said, 'Mmmm......bacon'. 
Talavera
Waving the flag for authentic Mexcian cuisine in Miami is Talavera, which champions a menu of intense flavours. Be sure to wash everything down with a margarita or three.
The Cypress Room
A timely reminder that fine dining still has its place and starched table cloths and buttoned-up waiters aren't just the reserve of period dramas.

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