Philippe Chow—of New York’s famed Mr. Chow—has brought his inventive take on Chinese fusion cuisine to Miami Beach  in the form of Philippe (2305 Collins Ave., 305/674-0250, lunch noon–4 p.m. Mon.–Sat., dinner 6 p.m.–1 a.m. daily, main courses from $42). Located in the trendy Gansevoort South Hotel, service is blasé even by Miami Beach standards, but the high-priced menu of reinvented standards like Peking duck and vegetable fried rice eschew the greasy, heavy style most Americans associate with them in favor of more healthful and airy preparations. The atmosphere is suitably modern and upscale.
The “Indo-” in Indomania (131 26th St., 305/535-6332, 6–10 p.m. Tues.–Thurs., 6–11 p.m. Fri.–Sat., main courses from $16) doesn’t refer to India but Indonesia, making the cuisine stand out in a crowded Miami  dining scene. Fried rice and noodle dishes may seem the most familiar, but digging into a chicken curry or stewed-beef rice plate—which come with an array of delectable and unusual side dishes, some of which are Dutch—is a thoroughly unique experience. The dining room is quite small but contemporary and unpretentious.