Byblos, located adjacent to South Beach’s Royal Palm Hotel is a blend of Mediterranean cuisines, focusing on Greek, Israeli and Moroccan flavors, mezes and pides. All dishes are served family style, contributing to the restaurant’s convivial atmosphere.

Best bet: the Lamb Ribs with dukkah, buttermilk sauce, carob molasses, and red chili schug, a Middle Eastern hot sauce. Other popular selections include the Black Truffle Pide with buffalo mozzarella, Halloumi and tartufata; and the Short Rib Kebab with chemen, truffle tzatziki, pine nut dukkah and oregano.

Visit: 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-508-5041;