Food & Drink

6 New Dining Spots to Savor

Whom to Take, What to Eat

salumeria 104!

Ethan Hunt. Great spy, but doesn’t he ever get hungry?

Your culinary mission, should you choose to accept it: to check out a slew of new restaurants. Consider your epicuriosity sated.

Head to: Salumeria 104, Midtown’s latest Italian eatery from chef Angelo Masarin (Casa Tua, Sardinia Enoteca, Cecconi’s).
When you want: Paradise Farms organic radicchio salad, homemade breads and pastas, and delicately sliced prosciutto san Daniele.
Take: A carnivorous beau you want to wow.
Note the: Spacious dining room’s open kitchen, 290-pound meat slicer, overhead salamis, selection of 70 wines, and rolling barrel tables.
Address: 3451 NE 1st Ave., ste. 104 (305-424-9588).

lantao kitchen + cocktails!Head to: Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails at the Kimpton’s Surfcomber South Beach for Southeast Asian street food courtesy of chef Ferdinando Ortiz Jr. (China Grill, Asia de Cuba).
When you want: Far East flavors with a twist, like beef, pork belly, pickled veggies, cilantro, and spicy mayo on a baguette; blue crab spring rolls; and Madurese street noodles in spicy coconut broth.
Take: The girls from book club, your birthday party, or the whole fam.
Note the: Menu’s four categories — gansig (snacks), shala (salads), bo ling (bowls), and zhuban (main plates). Add a fifth with Flying Dutch Boats (gin, cardamom, vermouth, and orange bitters).
Address: 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-604-1800).

Head to: The Miami Beach debut of world-famous Serendipity 3.
When you want: Frozen hot chocolate or an array of sundaes in combos even Willy Wonka couldn’t concoct.
Take: Your best gal, your sister’s kid, your mom, or anyone who likes to share.
Note the: Sizeable portions (see: triple-decker grilled cheese with three pieces of bread and eight slices of cheese or the bigger-than-big avocado, brie, and caramelized onion burger).
Address: 1102 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach (305-403-2210).

bar tanaka!Head to: Bar Tanaka, the first-ever Florida outpost of chef Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka’s Philly-based sushi joint.
When you want: Edamame tossed with truffled sea salt, seared yellowtail on tempura avocado maki, double shrimp dragon rolls, and Japanese libations.
Take: Your boss, celeb-stalker friends, and jet-setting neighbors.
Note the: Thirty-item menu, which includes a colorful collection of sushi flown in daily from Japan.
Address: Shelborne South Beach, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-531-1271).

Head to: Lokal, the Coconut Grove burger and beer joint with focus on local brews.
When you want: A freshly pressed burger topped with guava jelly, melted Gruyere, and chopped fries or other daily-ground, grass-fed options.
Take: Your hipster friends, your dying-to-be cool dad, and your had-too-much-fun-last-night rumbling tummy.
Note the: Cork logo, graffiti art, recycled cassette bar, pieced-together pallet tables, and other outside-the-box decor.
Address: 3190 Commodore Plz., Coconut Grove (305-442-3377).

house of dog!Head to: House of Dog, the 41st Street beer and hot dog haven.
When you want: Either the classic or new-age variety (think dogs infused with beer and topped with pineapple and peaches). Wash it down with fizz from the flavored-soda bar or one of 50 craft brews.
Take: Your brother, your bros, and the college crew with whom you still hold court.
Note the: Vintage signage, latticework, and the menu’s quirky descriptions (Tinker Bell veggie dog, anyone?).
Address: 456 41st St., Miami Beach (305-397-8733).

Photos: Courtesy of Salumeria 104; Quentin Bacon / Courtesy of Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails; Courtesy of Bar Tanaka; Courtesy of House of Dog

1102 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
3190 Commodore Plz
Miami, FL 33133
1717 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
1801 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
3451 NE 1st Ave
ste 104
Miami, FL 33137
456 W 41st St
Miami Beach, FL 33140