Oysters are said to be an aphrodisiac, much like a bottle of red wine or a powerful brain visibly pulsing beneath a skull. Start the evening off right with this Groupon.
- $15 for $30 worth of American fare
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It's pretty easy to peg 101 Ocean as a seafood joint. There's its beachside location—just 50 yards from the shore and fishing pier—and its raw bar loaded with lobster tail, Blue Point oysters, and P.E.I. mussels. Plus, more than half of the eatery's dinnertime entrees, such as plantain-crusted grouper and sesame-seared ahi tuna, spotlight fresh seafood. But 101's culinary team doesn't just stay ocean-locked: its menu also incorporates Italian and American flavors, from flatbreads with wild mushroom purée to Kobe burgers with caramelized spanish onions.
Cooks hang up their spatulas at midnight every evening, but 101 Ocean's bartenders keep at it until 2 a.m., pouring wine from an extensive list and serving a dozen draft beers chilled to a maximum of 34 degrees. For guests craving something stronger, they can even craft frozen drinks such as the Miami Vice, a piña colada layered with a signature blend of rum and fruit-flavored liquors.
The hardworking bartenders man an indoor/outdoor bar that's equipped with flat-screen TVs, which broadcast all the latest sports games and home videos of the referees' vacations. Though tucked away from the outdoor area's stunning beach views, the restaurant's interior creates its own maritime wonderland with help from a stunning waterfall and a massive fish tank.