I understand that this topic has been touched on (most recently in a March 2009 post, I believe) but thought it warranted an update.
I will be vacationing in South Beach in early March 2009 for a week and would like some restaurant recommendations.
I have extremely high expectations and am very picky. I expect the highest-quality ingredients and prefer a restaurant with small portions and tasting menus. I regularly eat at five-star restaurants and (right or wrong) don't think it's worth settling for less. I don't mind neighborhood restaurants that are more casual as long as they have high standards.
Also, if a restaurant isn't doing something innovative (whatever that may be) I am not interested. Meat and potatoes and creme brulee bore me, no matter how good they are.
Of course, I will go to Michy's and Sra. Martinez. But I don't see any other clear favorites on this board. Any great seafood restaurants? Sushi?