BEAKER AND GRAY
With a bounty of fresh ingredients from the sea and land and year round summer weather, Miami's foodie scene is really as hot since it's nightlife and beach scene. Whether going through the artistic enclave of Wynwood or even the chic SoFi district in South Beach, here are some of our favorite new eateries within the ocean front city that never seems to sleep.
As Wynwood happens to be noted for its artistic nod, new hotspot Beaker & Gray brings an artful method of its globally inspired menu with Mediterranean and Latin influences. An ideal location for brunch, dinner or late night bites, a mixture of hipsters and other Wynwood cool kids come for that tasty and ambitious assumes global comfort food. Created by chef owner Brian Nasajon and bar manager/ owner Ben Potts who retained the area's warehouse aesthetic with the aid of local design firm Saladino Design Studios to create an understated chic feel replete with industrial steel bar stools, exposed brick walls, and repurposed wood furnishings.
Experience a mélange of flavors within their brunch menu with unique tapas and sharing dishes like the heirloom tomato salad with cilantro coulis and coconut sorbet or even the chilaquiles with crispy yucca chips topped with pollo asada and a savory chipotle sauce. Other delectable crowd pleasers range from the creamy shrimp and polenta with blue corn, bacon and pineapple, a waffle panini with pork rillette, gruyere and maple mustard, or an eggs benedict with wild mushrooms and queso fresco with a side of coffee glazed bacon. These brunch favorites pair perfectly with Potts' reimagined bespoke libations like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle- a brand new take on the classic Bloody Mary created using a fresh green tomatillo ginger and house pepper blend. If you are feeling ambitious opt for the 2 hour bottomless mimosas for only $30 before exploring the vibrant Wynwood neighborhood.
2637 North Miami Avenue
305.699.2637 | beakerandandgray.com
LOBSTER BAR SEA GRILLE
Known for creating upscale VIP food experiences, the glittering Lobster Bar Sea Grille is Buckhead Life Restaurant Group's first foray into Miami South Beach. Paying homage to the nautical theme the posh dining room resembles a luxury yacht with plush warm wood, art deco lights and curved tiled archways.
Offering first class seafood, lobster, and steaks, diners can choose the selection of prime seafood from their sprawling display. Other customer favorites include the Mediterranean octopus, lobster, and sea bass served with a sushi rice cake and tomato jam. The mastermind behind Lobster Sea Grille's delectable cuisine is executive chef Arturo Paz who brings a wealth of experience towards the kitchen. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, his passion to cook originated in his grandfather at an early age from learning everything you should know about cooking and making recipes. For Paz, each dish is all about creation and harmony, something he learned being an architect and sees cooking as the ultimate talent, “It's the only real type of art that you can taste, smell, see, and feel.”
Open nightly for dinner or Sunday Brunch, Lobster Bar Sea Grille also provides a twilight happy hour menu and a 3 course celebration menu for $49 from 5:30-7 pm.
404 Washington Street, Miami Beach
305.377.2675 | buckheadrestaurants.com/restaurant/lobster-bar-sea-grille-miami-beach