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Bill Beck

On any given night, when you wander into Red, the Steakhouse in Miami’s South Beach, you’re likely to catch a glimpse of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James or any other number of Miami Heat players chowing down on what can only be described as the most mouthwatering cuts of prime beef and Kobe steak that you’ve ever eaten. An offshoot of the original Red in Cleveland (and sister to the recently opened Red, the Steakhouse in Boca Raton, Fla.), this isn’t your ordinary Miami steak house — it’s actually got the chops to back up its swankiness.

In the case of Wade, James or any other celebrity in the vicinity, you have to be quick to spot them, because they’re usually whisked off to a VIP area behind a curtain (the buzz that spreads through the restaurant as they enter or leave ensures you won’t miss them). But don’t worry, there’s plenty of other eye candy to take in while you dine, from red-leather booths to a cozy ornate wood bar and glass-enclosed, floor-to-ceiling wine closet with a sliding wooden ladder that waiters scramble up to grab those hard-to-reach (read: mind-blowingly expensive) bottles. Oh, and did we mention that there’s a lobster truffle mac and cheese that’s so sinfully melt-in-your-mouth good that you might actually wonder whether what you’re eating is real? You’ve been warned.

119 Washington Ave., (305) 534-3688, www.redthesteakhouse.com.