| Best Miami Restaurants
by: Samantha Ferguson
Baleen Miami, perfectly set with the shimmering ocean and the illuminated
Miami skyline, this Miami restaurant has topped the charts for http://www.restaurantplace.com
favorite Miami restaurant for a romantic evening. Located in Grove
Isles Hotel and Spa, Baleen Miami offers one of the best oceanfront
dining experiences that is a seafood lovers dream come true.
Although very expensive, it is well worth it for those special occasions,
as whoever may accompany you will truly appreciate your pick. To
ensure that your experience is the best that it should be, request
a table that faces the ocean before hand as these tables are limited.
Baleens Menu: We had the opportunity to enjoy a few great
appetizers and entrees that were overlooked by executive chef Donna
Whyter formerly of Nikki Marina and Donnas Bistro. Our table
expressed rave reviews for the Lobster Bisque with Lobster &
Crème Fraiche ($13.50), the Tuna Tataki with Ponzu sauce
($14.95), and the abnormally large Crab Cakes with Avocado Salad
($13.50). For the Entrees, the Chinese Fried Snapper was cooked
to perfection which was accompanied by coconut rice ($29.95) and
the Kansas City Sirloin Steak that had a delectable herbed butter
($48.95). The Latin Mahi, which encompasses the local Miami flare,
was served with a roast jalapeno-tomato mash and chimichurri sauce
Ortanique on the Mile, located on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables,
is Restaurantplace.coms favorite all-round restaurant in Miami.
This small yet splendid restaurant, which features eclectic Caribbean
cuisine, is perfect for any occasion such as Mothers Day,
a first date, or a get together of old friends.
Ortaniques Menu: While dining at Ortanique, we enjoyed the
West Indian Curried Crab Cakes ($16.00), which had a subtle but
noticeable curried taste, and Ceviche Del Mar, which was the catch
of the day. For the Main Course, we recommend the Black Angus Beef
Tenderloin ($40) accompanied by manchego-truffled mashed potatoes.
Another favorite is the Jerk Chicken Penne Pasta ($19) accompanied
with sun dried tomatoes and shitake mushrooms in a cream sauce.
The Horseradish Crusted Scottish Salmon ($28) is also very delicious.
Novecento in Brickell is RestaurantPlace.coms favorite happy
hour restaurant in Miami. Novecento, an Argentinean Miami Restaurant
with a hint of Mediterranean and Pan-Latin cuisine, is a favorite
among locals as it is great place to start your Friday evening.
This restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, which for the latter,
is especially lovely in the cooler months from November to February.
Novecento is a fun place to wind down, meet new people, and have
a few drinks with a great meal.
Novecentos Menu: For happy hour, we recommend the Quesadillas
($7.95) and Seafood Tempura ($7.95). These scrumptious appetizers
should keep you satisfied while you enjoy your drinks. For an entrée,
we suggest trying the Milanga ($11.95), which is pounded beef or
chicken that comes lightly breaded.
Las Culebrinas in the Grove, located on SW 27th Avenue and east
of US 1, is our choice for best Cuban restaurant in Miami. If you
cant speak Spanish, dont be intimidated as the staff
is always accommodating and happy to serve you. With three other
locations to serve you, Las Culebrinas in the Grove is always packed
Las Culebrinass Menu: Las Culebrinass bread and garlic
herbed butter is a mighty combination that gets the appetite going.
With an abundant menu items to choose from, you will most likely
need a couple extra minute when your server comes by for your order.
We recommend the Salpicon de Mariscos ($7.50), which is a seafood
combo in vinaigrette sauce, and the Camarones al Ajillo ($6.95),
which is shrimp sautéed in garlic sauce.
Tantra restaurant is the place to try if you want to get a real
sense of South Beach. If you are not a local or unaccustomed to
the Miami Beach restaurant scene, Tantra may be a bit shocking to
you. RestaurantPlace.com picks Tantra as the Best Miami Beach Restaurant
to bring your out of town friends to. After entering Tantra from
the fresh cut grass, get ready to have your senses aroused with
scented Jasmine candles, music, sexual décor, and most importantly,
the eclectic cuisine. Currently, Tantra is one of the trendiest
restaurants in Miami and is considered to be a Monday night hotspot.
Be prepared to see the chic locals here.
Tantras Menu: Dont get too overwhelmed by the sultry
names given to their appetizers. The Tantra Love Apple is definitely
worth a try. Layered with Laura Chenel goat cheese, this Homestead
tomato is sliced and drizzled with basil oil and pomegranate seeds.
For a seafood entrée, we highly recommend the Florida Keys
Black Grouper pan seared or the Ginger Kissed Salmon. For the Land
lovers, the Double Cut Rack of Veal with Porcini will never disappoint
To get more information on Miami Restaurants or to view the menu,
About The Author
Samantha Ferguson is the co-founder of http://www.restaurantplace.com,
which is a free restaurant guide featuring restaurant menus for
consumers to view when making dining decisions.