Cascading ortaniques, a Jamaican hybrid orange, are hand-painted on columns in this warm, welcoming yellow dining room. Food is vibrant in taste and color, as delicious as it is beautiful. Though there is no denying that the strong, full flavors are imbued with island breezes, chef-partner Cindy Hutson's personal "cuisine of the sun" goes beyond Caribbean refinements. The menu centers on fish, since Hutson has a special way with it, and the West Indian Style Bouillabaisse
is not to be missed. Ceviches and soups change nightly. The mojitos here—and the cocktails in general—are amazing! Beyond the original Coral Gables location, Ortanique has now spread its island love to the islands themselves, with a location in Grand Cayman and another in Harbour Island, Bahamas.