Let’s get right to it: You need to visit River Yacht Club. The colorful maritime space is worth checking out for the decor alone — it’s beautiful on a sunny day — but the real draw here is the food. While we lamented the loss of Finnegan’s River at first, River Yacht Club has made it a distant memory. In other words, what we’re trying to say is that River Yacht Club is awesome.
When we last wrote about American Social, we raved about their monster portions. There was no chance in hell you would be leaving hungry. But sometimes, you don’t want to hate yourself after a meal. Sometimes, you just want a drink and a more manageable bite (or two).
Thankfully, American Social Brickell read our minds. While big plates still make an appearance on the menu, the Brickell hotspot has now added smaller, shareable dishes to their repertoire. If you want a giant, awesome burger — only $5 on Mondays — you can still have that. But if you just want a night out with a glass of wine, a craft beer or a cocktail plus a few tapas, American Social has you covered, too.
When we think of neighborhoods with good food, Shorecrest has typically been at the bottom of the list. Scratch that: it’s been nowhere on the list. But with recent additions like Pinch Kitchen and The Anderson in Shorecrest/El Portal/Mimo/Upper Eastside/whatever you want to call it, that whole area around the 79th Causeway is transforming into quite the foodie destination.
Antica Mare, with its delicious Italian offerings, should help bolster the neighborhood’s culinary identity even further. Read more
When we last visited Seaspice, we had one of 2015’s best meals in its sister concept Modern Garden, which had its own dedicated lounge within the Miami River restaurant. Since that visit early last year, the two concepts have merged; several of the MG options — most notably the hot-stone offerings — are now staples of the Seaspice menu.
At our recent media dinner, we got to sample new items from Seaspice Executive Chefs Angel Leon and Benjamin Goldman. While this iteration of the menu was indeed new to us, the experience has remained the same: excellent.