I'd like to share with our readers my informal "Top 10" list of local Miami Beach restaurants. These are the ones I recommend to friends and clients who visit our South Beach paradise, and are all located within walking distance of all of the luxury condos that we specialize in selling (Murano at Portofino, Portofino Tower, Continuum South Beach, Apogee, Icon South Beach, Murano Grande, The Il Vilaggio, and The Bentley Bay.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Yes, it's an expensive chain steakhouse, but what really makes this place standout is the impeccable service, and the incredible location in the middle of South Point Park facing government cut. Request an outside table, with amazing views of the cruise ships, Fisher Island and the downtown Miami skyline.
Address: 1st street and Washington Avenue

DaLeo Trattoria on Lincoln Road- Affordable local favorite with homemade Italian dishes ranging from classic pastas to gnocchi and speciality chicken dishes. Extremely attentive and friendly staff, located just off the busy Lincoln Road and Meridian Ave. cross streets. THE place to people watch on the pedestrian Lincoln Road Mall.
Address: 819 Lincoln Road

Prime 112 Steakhouse- Another South of Fifth street local and tourist favorite. A bit pricey, but the service and food are outstanding. This is the "in" steakhouse to see and be seen.
Address: 112 Ocean Drive

Joe's Stone Crabs- Located next to South Pointe Park and the Nikki Beach club complex, this is probably one of the most famous stone crab restaurants in the country. A "must visit" for fans of stone crabbs and locally caught fresh seafood.
Address: 11th and Washington Avenue

Joe Allen's- Located on Purdy Avenue, across the street from The Sunset Harbour condominiums. This NYC transplant is an out of the way local favorite with great service and a diverse menu that features everything from salads to pastas and steaks. Reasonably priced and a great place to mix with local Miami Beach residents.
Address: 1787 Purdy Avenue

Burger and Beet Joint- Located right around the corner from Joe Allen's, the very best burgers with different meat choices (including Kobe beef) in Miami Beach with a friendly staff.
Adress: 1766 Bay Road

DeVito's South Beach- This is one celebrity-owned restaurant that beats expectations. Try the homemade meatballs and the Lemoncello martini, and to finish it all off the cotton candy dessert is not to be missed! Not cheap, but excellent & unique food, great ambiance, and conveniently located in Miami Beach's South of Fifth Street District.
Address: 150 Ocean Drive

Sylvano Italian Restaurant- This is another local favorite and not be missed. Reasonably priced (not a fancy ambiance & discreetly located on Alton Road and 9th Street) some of the best homemade pasta dishes in all of South Florida. Everything is homemade and the service/staff are friendly and aim to please.
Address: 820 Alton Road

Baires Grill- Recently relocated to Lincoln Road, featuring homemade empanadas (oven cooked, not fried), outstanding meats, and an extensive wine collection. The staff and service are friendly and relaxed and the prices reasonable. Located underneath the Regal Cinemas on the Western end of the pedestrian mall.
Address: 1116 Lincoln Road

Meat Market- A sexy and glamorous take on the traditional steakhouse, executive chef Sean Brasel creates truly unique dishes. Featuring contemporary and elegant decor, this restaurant provides one of the finest dining experiences in all of Miami Beach.
Address: 915 Lincoln Road