Miami Spice — Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann

Chilled Beet Soup

What we had: From Garutti chandelier sculptures to banquettes upholstered in leopard print, everything about Los Fuegos is gilded and over-the-top. And from August through September, you can savor some of Francis Mallmann’s most satisfying flame-kissed creations during lunch or dinner for a fraction of the price. We started with a chilled beet soup served with feta cheese, charred leek, breadcrumbs and mint before moving onto the heartier fare: Mallmann’s famous Hi-Rise Thin Sliced NY Strip. Piled over crispy thin potato crust and brushed with chimichurri, it’s like a layer cake for meat lovers. If you’re in the mood for something lighter, you can opt for the local catch of the day, served with tapenade crust, or a roasted eggplant milanesa. Desert is a choice between grilled pineapple and coconut ice cream, and a dulce de leche flan prepared with mascarpone cream (we went with the flan, because, Miami).

Who should go: Los Fuegos is located inside the Faena hotel, so you’ll definitely see families with some very well-dressed kiddos, but after sundown the space takes on a more grown-up vibe. It’s a great place for a date night — all that dim golden light does wonders for any complexion (no filter needed).