Although we’ll always pick the food, the ambiance of Restaurant Michael Schwartz in South Beach Florida is also a reason we can’t get enough of this locally sourced, hip and modern restaurant. Old trees frame the outdoor dining space and dangling lights hang above, which give it an ultra romantic, yet still relatively casual vibe. James Beard award winning chef Michael Schwartz serves up seasonal and locally sourced dishes with a modern, bistro edge like grilled octopus, duck confit, grilled pizza topped with duck confit (do you see a theme here?), grilled skirt steak with heirloom tomatoes and pan seared local fish topped with chorizo and Swiss chard. Don’t miss a legendary cocktail from the bar to pair with your meal, such as The Candidate, made with 18 year old Chivas, lemon and ginger or a Privilege, a swanky drink mixed with Hennessy VSOP, Galliano ristretto and a dash of lemon.