Bellasera Resort, 221 9th St. S.
AWARD: Best New
While seafood towers and plateaus wow us in many restaurants, this place delivers the whole brasserie experience, gleaming with marble, chrome and copper and heaps of well-iced seafood. Hot with traditional trimmings and smart additions like lobster frites, scallops with chipotle corn, jerk shrimp and grits and an osyter-stuffed carpet bagger steak. Gilt-edged “millionaire’s shortbread” and beaucoup bubbly, too.