It’s not often we make it out to Coconut Grove, but when we do, Ariete is always one of our first stops. Chef Michael Beltran (ex-Cypress Room) and his New American cuisine are crushing it in the neighborhood, and his lunch menu is quite possibly one of the best deals in town.
Let’s get right to it: drop whatever you’re doing and head over to Ariete, the recently opened New American restaurant taking Coconut Grove by storm. Located at the old La Bottega space attached to Taurus in the Grove — another favorite — the restaurant is run by Sidebar partner Jason Odio and former Cypress Room sous chef Michael Beltran. And by the looks of it, the duo already have a success on their hands. Read more