Garzón: A New Brickell Favorite

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Garzon’s Bar | Source

Opening a successful restaurant in Brickell is no easy feat. As one restaurant survives its first year in the neighborhood, several others close without reaching that milestone. Porcao, a farm-to-table steakhouse that once occupied 901 Brickell Plaza, shuttered after a few short months. Previous tenants also met a similar grim fate.

Garzón, a family-run restaurant that fuses Uruguayan, Italian, French and Argentinian influences, has now taken over the same spot. Does it have what it takes to succeed where other ventures have failed? Our answer: absolutely. Read more

Brasserie Azur: French Classics Done Right

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After our Taco Tuesday haunt Mercadito shut down last year and took its Mexican bites with it, we wondered what would take over the huge Midtown Miami space. It wasn’t too long before we saw new window coverings with the name “Brasserie Azur” across them.

A few months ago, that paper finally came down and the French Brasserie opened its doors. Having visited sister property Villa Azur and enjoyed ourselves, we expected a similarly enjoyable experience. Our expectations were blown out of the water.

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Marion: A Welcome Addition to Brickell

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We don’t even know where to start with this article. Why? Because we’re still recovering from the mindblowing lunch we experienced at Marion, one of Brickell’s latest additions. The Mediterranean bistro, whose kitchen is led by Michelin-caliber Chef Jean Paul Lourdes, is pumping out some terrific cuisine in an equally terrific atmosphere.

Marion is actually five concepts in one: a restaurant, a bakery, a market, an oyster bar and a café. When you first walk in, it can be a little overwhelming with so much going on. But once you settle in, prepare for a culinary experience like no other.

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