Chef Andrew Carmellini—whom New Yorkers know (and love) for Locanda Verde, Little Park, Lafayette, and the Dutch in SoHo—took his act on the road opening inside the W South Beach. (Fun fact: Carmellini’s grandfather ran the Surf Club down the street back in the 1950s.) The seafood-heavy menu features crowd-pleasers like the diver scallops and Faroe Islands salmon; the Biscayne Platter (a dozen oysters, little neck clams, corvina ceviche, and more) is good for a group while the sheep’s milk ricotta is a no-brainer. The dining room, designed by the New York–based Meyer Davis Studio (the Dutch SoHo, Lure), marries a mod beach look with driftwood beams overhead, light oak floors, and a zinc-top bar. At lunch, ask for a table outside in the garden.

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