Closer Look: Restaurant Michael Schwartz in South Beach

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Pan-roasted half Poulet Rouge chicken
South Beach has never looked as good as it does this sun-drenched afternoon. You're sitting beneath the sea grape tree at Restaurant Michael Schwartz and watching two dudes play catch with a foam football in the Raleigh Hotel pool. Children romp in the water and beg their parents for more soda and fries. Under the black-and-white umbrellas, an ageless couple, immortalized by plastic surgery, smokes cigars and drinks rosé. In a few weeks, this deck will feel different — teeming with socialites, celebrities, and New Yorkers in floppy sun hats. But right now, you aren't thinking about that. Read the full review on Restaurant Michael Schwartz in South Beach.