Over a decade has transpired since Baleen in Coconut Grove closed after the change of ownership. In those days, the upscale eatery received New Times’ award for best restaurant in Coconut Grove. The restaurant reincarnated as part of Solé Miami, A Noble House Resort on Sunny Isles Beach, into a varied, more eccentric fine-dining experience with a marine backdrop to the seafood-centric menu. Pulsing with Latin rhythms and artistic vibes, new BALEENkitchen became a casual and energetic cousin towards the Coconut Grove location, also it would be a massive hit among Miamians. The new 4,200-square-foot space features the dining room and veranda inside a calming color scheme with comfortable seating and a floor-to-ceiling wine room.
You cannot get Chef Adam Votaw to recreate the award-winning menu, however, and not simply since the recipes are long gone. Overpast dishes seem like a shadow to the creative style of the brand new restaurant. Adam Votaw, who gained tons of experience crafting global dishes in the Dining area at Little Palm Island in the Keys, is behind a diversity of seafood and meat plates. The menu, inspired by the restaurant’s namesake, the baleen whale, an ever-moving, magnificent migrator, celebrates omnifarious flavors of the known world by bringing nomadic lifestyle to the dishes.
Make certain to try the nicely crafted heirloom tomato and burrata plate with arugula pesto and crostini ($14). Sample “Cioppino,” a fantastic seafood plate made up of fresh catch, shrimp, calamari, clams, mussels and tomato-fennel broth ($32). And don't forget concerning the extensive cocktail list, featuring international mules ($11).
With a revival from the restaurant, Chef Adam Votaw, combined with Chef Matthew Richman, were able to produce a colorful palette of unique tastes for vacationers and locals alike, bringing an improved space to greater culinary heights. We recommend you attempt an outing towards the Kilimanjaro of flavors with BALEENkitchen.