Food & Drink

8 spots to get the best new seafood in South Florida

Published On 12/10/2014 Published On 12/10/2014
SCARPETTA
MATT MELTZER
MIDTOWN OYSTER BAR
SCARPETTA
Flickr/Ines Hegedus-Garcia
YOKO SAN
VILLA AZUR
CVI.CHE 105
STEAK 954
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1. Go Bistro 2035 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33020 (Hollywood)

Your late-night ramen craving just got cured in Broward, where this spot in Downtown Hollywood is slinging authentic Japanese noodles until the wee hours (or during somewhat reasonable hours if you like your sleep). Plus there's fresh sushi, sashimi, fried avocado, and their specialty Gangnam wings.

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2. Midtown Oyster Bar 3301 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137 (Midtown)

Located in Miami's bustling midtown center, this shellfish spot offers an intimate reprieve of west and east coast oysters in a nautically themed, dimly lit space. If oysters are just a little too adventurous for you, they’ve got a full menu with New York strip, shrimp-stuffed monkfish, vegetarian curries, and even a mob burger made with bacon and angus beef.

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3. Scarpetta 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Miami Beach)

Scarpetta is a great spot in Fontainebleau. Be sure to order the creamy polenta, ravioli, local snapper, coconut pana cotta.

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4. Kitchen 305 16701 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 (North Miami)

Kitchen 305 is set in the lobby of Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, and boasts great seafood (special deals on Fridays! Yeah!), beachy cocktails, and tons of reasons to act crazy...like you're partying in a hotel...

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5. Yoko-San 99 SE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432

This high-tech Boca Asian joint makes it easy to photo-document your meal with with camera-equipped monitors AT THE TABLE that let you post your food selfies to social media at the touch of a button. You can also check in on Facebook, “like” items on the menu, and play video games against other tables.

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6. Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge 309 23rd St, Miami Beach , FL 33139 (South Beach)

From a couple nightlife/restaurant veterans and actor Olivier Martinez (aka, the dude who banged Diane Lane in a hallway), comes Villa Azur: a stately-but-relaxing French eatery aiming to capture the "glamour and allure found in the French Riviera" by hiring a ketchup-hating Franco-designer to dress up the sprawling indoor/outdoor space with vintage chandeliers, mod leather couches, and antique wood fixtures.

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7. CVI.CHE 105 111 NE 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33132 (South Beach)

The guys who brought actually-reasonably-priced ceviche to Downtown have also produced the unthinkable in this spot: a trendy, delicious, reasonably priced seafood restaurant in South Beach.

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8. Steak 954 401 N Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Fort Lauderdale)

NYC's Buddakan and Morimoto owner opened up some beachfront digs with 954, wielding decor like a 15foot-long jellyfish aquarium and an outdoor tropical garden; they're plating a full roster of prime 28-day dry-aged filets, ribeyes, and NY strips to help live up to its name.