Room Service Restaurant Lounge adapts the vocabulary of luxury hotels to a chic setting full of upscale cuisine, top-shelf liquors, and late-night entertainment. After bellmen escort guests to private suites equipped with flat-screen TVs, butlers supply dishes such as penne pasta tossed with housemade alfredo sauce and 12-ounce skirt steaks topped with bourbon barbecue sauce. To complement bites, barkeeps supply bottles—champagne, tequila, and scotch among them—and craft thematically named signature cocktails such as the Wake Up Call, a blend of lemon juice, strawberries, and Bacardi Dragon Berry.
At 11 p.m., Room Service's restaurant transforms into a lounge where DJs spin the latest tunes and prominently displayed bottles of wine, champagne, and spirits prompt guests to summon more rounds. Servers in French-maid outfits offer beverages along with small plates such as housemade crab cakes with clarified butter. Along with nightly soirees, Room Service hosts private parties for up to 30 guests, corporate and special events for up to 270 guests, and stuck-in-the-laundry-chute parties for up to three.
What should Jewish people do on Christmas? In 1987, the creators of MatzoBall revealed their answer to that question: party. The annual holiday bash began as an event for Jewish singles on Christmas Eve, a night when many public places are traditionally closed and Santa takes over the airwaves with his State of the North Pole address. Today, MatzoBall has spread to more than 20 cities across the U.S., including Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit. Tailored to folks 21?49, the nationwide Christmas Eve celebration sets the stage for a night of mingling, networking, and even love?and has sparked countless friendships and marriages over the years. Even when the holiday season passes, MatzoBall continues to connect people with ongoing events year round.
Beachfront dining and an expansive assortment of culinary delights create a commodious yet casual atmosphere as Nikki Beach sates eclectic appetites with a menu of fresh sushi, pizza, steaks, and more. An array of raw seafood, caviar, and succulent appetizer selections such as cornmeal-crusted calamari ($15) complement cocktails and sun-worshiping sessions, and gourmet pizzas created by Italian dough-diviner Enrico Sautto, such as the rocket and rocchetta pizza bubbling with rocchetta cheese and prosciutto crudo beneath fresh arugula, olive oil, and shaved parmesan ($16), satisfy followers of the latest circular-food diet craze.
Everything at Tantra Restaurant & Lounge is designed to awaken your senses. It starts with the setting: a softly lit marble water wall trickling in one corner, tantric sculptures spread across wine-colored walls, and fresh-cut grass?yes, grass?bristling beneath your feet. Of course, in an environment such as this, no ordinary food will do.
That's why Tantra doesn't pigeonhole itself by sticking to a single region or the recipes it finds on cereal boxes. Instead, the restaurant serves something it calls "aphrodisiac cuisine." Drawing inspiration from Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean, these bites range from succulent and salty to smooth and sweet, encompassing all types of flavors to tantalize taste buds. Guests savor pan-seared foie gras with candied walnuts, and they indulge on ginger-kissed salmon with soy sake glaze. Between bites, they sip on equally tempting martinis?such as the Chambord- and pineapple-laced Pure Ecstasy?all while bobbing to beats from a live DJ.
CitySightSeeing Miami encourages tourists not just to see the sights around them, but also to explore them. Professional multilingual guides educate tourists on historical facts and fun city locations, leaving visitors with a deeper knowledge about Miami. When the urge strikes to linger at a tour stop, guests can hop off their double-decker buses and roam alone. Throughout the day, more buses arrive at each stop in intervals to pick up wandering customers and continue their tours while pairing them once again with the bus’s free WiFi and interior AC.
A large Buddha statue guards the velvet-roped entrance to Bamboo Miami Beach, a nightclub primarily lit by smart lights and chandeliers. Partygoers can relax in the club’s elegant lounge or bury bottles of champagne in ice in the swanky VIP area. For entertainment, guests dance to live music during special events or crack open the ol’ backgammon board on the turntable of a resident DJ.