December 11, 2013 | by Lane Nieset
Bal Harbour's Makoto is our pick for an aprés-shopping lunch date.
Miami has no shortage of world-class sushi restaurants. Whether you crave fresh rolls, nigiri, or sashimi for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these over-the-top spots will satiate your sushi craving.
ZUMA’s prime location in the EPIC Hotel is great for those looking to arrive via boat on the bay and dine along the water. Many locals rave that this modern Japanese restaurant delivers some of Miami’s finest sushi, but the real draw is the Sunday brunch spread, with sushi, sashimi, and maki rolls. Definitely come with an appetite. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-577-0277 >>Read More
December 11, 2013 | by julia ford-carther
Located on the 16th floor of the Epic Hotel, Area 31 also offers breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and Brickell Key.
Executive Chef Wolfgang Birk’s recent appointment at Area 31 is a reunion of sorts, as he finds new—and higher—ground in Miami’s culinary scene. The award-winning Birk first made a name for himself in Miami at the helm of the five-star Casa Casuarina. At Area 31, he lends his luxury-gourmet lean to the restaurant’s sustainable approach to seafood. >>Read More
December 10, 2013 | by Lane Nieset
PB Steak will transform into a retro fine-dining steakhouse on New Year’s Eve.
New Year’s Eve at PB Steak: On New Year’s Eve, the Sunset Harbour hot spot is turning back the clocks to mirror a fine-dining steakhouse of the past, complete with white tablecloths and tableside gueridon trolley service. In typical pubbelly style, the 10-item tapas-style menu ($75 per person) will include classic dishes like Maine lobster rolls and oysters Rockefeller, as well as inventive twists like Wagyu steak tartare, chopped tableside; buffalo style veal sweetbreads; and foie gras crème brûlée with blueberry marmalade and brioche toast. Reserve a spot for the 6 p.m. or 9 p.m seating. 1787 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-9550 >>Read More
December 06, 2013 | by Lane Nieset
Giorgio Rapicavoli's new pop-up cocktail and tapas bar, Drinking Room, holds court in Hotel Astor.
Drinking Room aims to be as simple as its name—just a bar serving up quality libations that people crave. And with Eating House chef Giorgio Rapicavoli behind the project, we expect the temporary Hotel Astor watering hole (open through New Year's Eve) to be quite the hit among the Art Basel Miami Beach crowd. >>Read More
December 04, 2013 | by Lane Nieset
Red, the Steakhouse is serving a "Red Basel" tasting menu through Dec. 8.
Chef Michelle Bernstein blends food and art in a beautiful pop-up restaurant at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. Dine at the Michy’s Miami Beach Art Basel pop-up through Saturday, Dec. 7 at the 6:30 or 9 p.m. seating. The four-course meal ($135 per person) includes passed hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail, but you can add a wine pairing ($55 per person). 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, 305-759-2001
Miami’s outpost of Red, the Steakhouse is serving up a "Red Basel" family-style tasting menu ($99 per person) curated by chef Pete Vauthy today through Sunday, Dec. 8. Nosh on five courses ranging from stone crabs to stuffed hot peppers, bone-in filet, and wild salon or tuna “filet mignon.” The menu requires a minimum of four people. 119 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-3688 >>Read More