HOT SPOTS

Who needs a postprandial nightclub when you’ve got a restaurant that both cooks and sizzles? Style rivals substance at these three eatery/bar newcomers.

Beverly Hills
Temple
14 N. La Cienega Blvd.
(310) 360-9460
After generating big buzz with their Isani clothing line, brother-sister duo Jun and Soyon Kim swapped fashion for food. And the buzz returns. Their Temple engages mind, spirit, and body with sleek minimalist looks, calming Zen aura, and globe-sampling Korean cuisine. Sip a Korean-Brazilian hybrid “soju caipirinha” cocktail from a white leather bar stool, then move on to sup on kimchi crab cakes and slow-braised oxtails in the airy, patio-peeking dining room.

Miami
Rumi
330 Lincoln Rd.
(305) 672-4353
Floribbean cuisine in a sultry setting conjures up Rumi, namesake of a 13th-century Sufi mystic and 21st-century supper club. Very-now designer Nancy Mah marries vintage-’40s simplicity with luxury fabrics and sci-fi lighting at the new SoBe nightspot. Go for the fresh, chef-caught fish (really, he likes to fish!) and seafood dishes dressed in Caribbean spices. Order a kumquat martini and linger post-meal in the restaurant-turned-drinkery when the music amps up, queen-size Murphy beds snap down, and the place is transformed for serious lounging. Ooh la la.

New York
Man Ray
147 W. 15th St.
(212) 929-5000
Actors Johnny Depp and Sean Penn, with new investor John Malkovich, take Man Ray — their très chic Parisian restaurant — stateside. But don’t call it a clone. The New York sibling veers from the sleek cool of the Parisian boîte into neo-opulence, both decorative and natural (check out the waterfall). The menu? French-Asian, when you can tear your eyes from spying on who’s who ascending the diva staircase to dine.