Traveling can expose you to fascinating stuff, like realizing you can get away with it every single time just by calling it a "crab dribble"...you so sneaky, LeBron! For seafood from a chef who picked up cooking techniques while traveling travel-style, hit Sea Bar.
Taking over the former Luna spot on Biscayne and now boasting an airy white interior with blue lighting/banquettes and an elegant marble bar, Sea's helmed by a Mexican chef who picked up seafood secrets while working all over the Old and New Worlds, which he's now leveraging to create international takes on marine life, also a board game where instead of getting to be a lawyer or doctor or movie star, you're pretty much always a pirate. Mex-leaning apps include crab or shrimp tostadas w/ guac, plus lobster tacos w/ chipotle sauce, beans & chives, while there's also a lineup of ceviches and cocktails (snapper, shrimp, scallop, tuna, octopus), and shellfish like raw oysters, longneck clams, and clams casino, although almost everyone loses when playing shell games. Bigger plates include house specialties like two-person paella and whole octopus cooked in a wood oven, plus a main course of fish (fried or grilled) where you choose a swimmer (whole snapper or branzino, tuna steak, swordfish loin, lobster tail) and sauces like arriera (onions & peppers w/ a touch of soy) or talla (guajillo peppers, achiote, cilantro), or just get it blackened with a spice rub -- which is about all Beckham gets when Victoria's in one of her moods.
Mixed drinks're poured at the table until you say "when" (so...don't), and there's a nifty cocktail list including micheladas, the Cubana (beer w/ lime, Tabasco, Maggi sauce, clamato, and a spicy salt rim), and a simple one with gin and a touch of olive brine called the "Dirty" -- much like the encounter that got you your own case of the crab dribbles.