You can't walk two steps on South Beach without encountering a place to eat. The trick is knowing where the choicest bites are. On Lincoln Road, for example, you'll be confronted by endless offers on Lincoln Road, and frankly it's hard to go wrong with a decent meal just about anywhere. But the classier establishments, like Rosa Mexicano, where celeb chef Jonathan Waxman oversees, and Todd Erickson's funky gastro-lounge Haven, where cocktails and desserts come fueled by a blast of liquid nitrogen, aren't so obvious.
Molecular gastronomy is also popular at the SLS Hotel's The Bazaar, where renowned Jose Andres has set up shop; Katsuya is also there, making waves with new-wave sushi. In fact, most of the boutique design hotels offer, like The Delano with Bianca and The Browns Hotel with Prime One Twelve, feature a stellar restaurant with all the modern bells and whistles.