This Pizza Has Fried Chicken for Crust
Stepping into The Restaurant at The Raleigh is something like entering Narnia, sans wardrobe. The restaurant sits on its own terrace, with white-light-wrapped tree branches hanging over wicker chairs and tables like an untamed ceiling. In spite of the fact that it sits in the center of a Miami Beach hotel, this place feels like a genuine departure from the city motion waiting just outside. The menu focuses on modern American cuisine that is just as filling as it is tasty -- things like braised short rib with brussels sprouts, baked Maine lobster, and foie gras sliders. The place is armed with a raw bar and a martini bar, where patrons can gulp fresh oysters and Grey Goose, alike.