Jose Mendin’s top 10 Miami restaurants

Top picks from the culinary director for Pubbelly Restaurant Group and executive chef for L’echon Brasserie, Pubbelly, Pubbelly Sushi and PB Steak

  • db Moderne. My favorite place. I am in love with their food, techniques and flavors. 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami; 305-421-8800
  • Zuma. Amazing flavors and their robata grill is incredible. 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami; 305-577-0277
  • Yakko-San. I love their chicken liver, tuna sashimi salad and bok choy. 3881 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach; 305-947-0064
  • Scarpetta. Their pastas are insanely good. 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-674-4660
  • Eating House. Really cool ideas and bold flavors. 804 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables; 305-448-6524
  • Barceloneta. Chef Juliana’s rices are ridiculous.  1400 20 St, Miami Beach; 305-538-9299
  • Makoto. I love Makoto’s food. He’s always thinking outside the box. 9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour; 305-864-8600
  • Harry’s Pizzeria. I usually go for their brunch; they have a killer pizza of the day. 3918 N Miami Ave, Miami; 786-275-4963
  • Edge Steak and Bar. Chef Aaron is doing a terrific job with their menu. 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami; 305-381-3190
  • Tongue and Cheek. I love what chef Jamie DeRosa is doing with that beef cheek burger! 431 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-704-2900