From date night to girls’ night to family night, we’ve put together a go-to guide for new restaurants. The influx of eateries at the start of summer shows how the Sunshine State has transitioned into a year-round destination for residents and visitors alike (and how much Florida East Coasters love to dine out). Whether farm dinners, sporty suppers or romantic waterside tables, you’re sure to find your next meal here.
Omakase newcomer Shingo has entered Miami’s hungry market for exquisite Japanese cuisine. Though namesake chef Shingo Akikuni faces some tough competition, he’s already winning over patrons—including those from his former place of employment, the Michelin-starred Hiden. His authentic Japanese experience features imported and local ingredients, a 14-seat counter of sacred Hinoki wood and custom ceramic plates and chopstick holders.
From Mediterranean-Revival architecture to the iconic Biltmore Hotel to lush greenery, the historic Coral Gables neighborhood has so much to offer. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Coral Gables | Gables Estates
Congaree and Penn
Congaree and Penn farm and its onsite restaurant offer fun additions in June. Book a table for the classic Friday night fish fry served family style on June 30. All ages can grab a basket and hit the blackberry patch, whose different varieties peak through early July. Another u-pick option starts with a jar to fill with wildflowers throughout 330 acres.
Jacksonville, the largest city geographically in the contiguous U.S., boasts an incredible variety of green spaces and beaches, as well as prime waterfront from the Atlantic Ocean to St. Johns River with its iconic bridges. The city’s vast network of neighborhoods and islands further invites nonstop adventure. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
The 19th Hole Virtual Golf Bar & Grill
The Treasure Coast claims a new family-friendly destination for dining and entertainment. The 19th Hole Virtual Golf Bar & Grill combines Full Swing Pro Series golf simulators with yummy fare. Order charcuterie, oysters, ravioli, NY strip and more paired with strawberry Moscow mules, Walking Tree Brewery craft beers and Patio rum punch, a nod to the space’s former eatery.
Vero Beach has blossomed beyond the beach and golf course. Its vibrant lifestyle beckons with fitness, family-friendly events, hip breweries and more. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar
With locations throughout Latin America, Los Angeles and Miami, Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar expanded to Weston Town Center. The 5,000-square-foot addition brings its signature Latin-Asian fusion concept to be enjoyed inside or on the terrace with lounge seating and live music or DJs. Gather a group to share tiraditos, flatbreads, parrillada and other crowd pleasers like rum- flambéed provolone.
A renowned master-planned community, Weston offers the best of both worlds—the Florida Everglades in its backyard and easy access to the vibrant cities of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The family-friendly enclave is also popular for Weston Town Center, parks, bike trails and Cleveland Clinic Weston. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
After making a name for himself on “Top Chef,” Stephen Asprinio opened AquaGrille and Joscō Bar & Oven. The latter has been reinvented as Joscō Garden with a gorgeous makeover and new executive chef/partner Aaron Black who came from PB Catch. The glam setting is perfect for diving into seafood towers, crudos, pastas and wood-fired specialties of the house.
Jupiter’s bike trails, Loxahatchee River, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Riverbend Park appeal to nature lovers who also have access to upscale restaurants and shops. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
North Palm Beach | Tequesta
The House On The River
The local hospitality group behind establishments like Sistrunk Marketplace and Wild Thyme resurrected a couple of historic homes along the New River that have served as restaurants for decades. Besides a charming setting, The House On The River benefits from produce sourced from its chef’s nearby family farm. Highlights also range from pita-crusted salmon to squid ink tagliatelle with seafood.
Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, is a boater’s and beachgoer’s paradise. But it’s also home to a burgeoning art scene that spills over into art-centric neighborhoods and annual events.