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Boia De, a beloved neighborhood gem from James Beard Award Semifinalist couple Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer, is located just outside Miami’s Design District neighborhood and steps away from all the Art Basel action. The funky, intimate eatery boasts a retro-modern style, comfortably chic furnishings and modern American menu with touch of Italian influence. Reservations at Boia De are a hot ticket in town, so it is highly recommended to book a table in advance. Boia De located at 5205 Northeast Second Avenue. www.boiaderestaurant.com
With locations around the world in cities including Paris, Tokyo, and New York, the South Florida outpost of Chef Joël Robuchon’s groundbreaking concept, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon’s Miami Design District outpost is an Art Basel hotspot in the heart of the action. The restaurant offers diners modern French cuisine served at a signature 34-seat dining counter that faces directly into the open kitchen. The format of the menu at L’Atelier allows diners the flexibility to create their own experience by ordering a la carte or one of the various tasting menu options. www.LAtelier-miami.com.
Le Jardinier, a modern vegetable-driven restaurant rooted in classic French technique and created by longtime protégé of Chef Joël Robuchon and Michelin-starred chef, Alain Verzeroli, is an ideal outpost to eat, drink, see and be seen. The casually sophisticated concept features a menu where local, seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs and greens are complemented by wild and sustainable fish, meat and poultry. Located on the first floor of the bi-level plaza (with L’Atelier located upstairs), the restaurant features a lush outdoor dining area. www.Lejardinier-miami.com.