3252 N.E. 1st Ave.
AWARD: Best New
Midtown Miami was waiting for a martini with mango lassi foam on top. Check, thanks to Hemant Mathur, the only Michelin-starred Indian chef in the US. His chic style and smart flavors shine at lunch, dinner and amazing brunch with tacos of jackfruit, vegetable kabobs and pompano in banana leaves. His tandoor oven cooks cauliflower and lamb chops, not just chicken. A full parade of Indian breads, stuffed kulcha and fermented rice crepes, too.