Cultures collide in the most delicious way possible at Capri Sushi and Italian. From house specialty sushi rolls to rich risottos, pizzas, and pastas, the chefs prove their grasp of both Italian and Japanese cuisine. Other original mash-ups include the Capri Asian pasta, which is tossed in a sweet and spicy soy sauce with seared ahi tuna, and the orange pecan french toast. All of the cuisine is kosher.
Café food goes kosher at Montefiore Café & Restaurant. This breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot’s French- and Italian-inspired menus contain only Cholev Yisroel and Pas Yisroel food, all certified by Kosher Miami supervision. And that includes everything from the chocolate croissant and cheesy mushroom crêpe to the paninis, pastas, and personal-sized pizzas. Montefiori’s team includes English, Hebrew, Spanish, and French speakers who can accommodate a wide variety of guests and share in how weird the word “cushion” sounds out loud.
The founders of Pizza Dude got the idea for their business from an unexpected source?Cosmo Kramer from the '90s sitcom Seinfeld. Inspired by the potential for fun and interaction, they ran with Kramer's idea to open a pizza place where customers make their own pies. The eatery's "Kramer experience" enables diners to build their own pizzas with ingredients brought to their tables. For the "traditional experience," guests approach Pizza Dude's counter to watch staffers assembled their custom pies.
In the pizza-making process, saucy creations materialize out of a choice of white, wheat, or gluten-free dough, six sauces, and more than 40 toppings. The menu also shows the blueprints to Pizza Dude's signature pizzas, including the Rio Bravo with free-range chicken, jalapenos, and cilantro. When it comes time to cook pizzas, Pizza Dude's team pops them into a high-speed conveyor oven that gets crusts browned and cheese bubbling in just five minutes.
Nestled inside the Red South Beach Hotel, Barok draws sun-kissed tourists and non-vacationers alike into a pristine dining room for fresh seafood and elegant Italian cuisine. Chefs grill filet mignon, sauté plump bay scallops for their specialty seafood risotto, and crown juicy burgers with slices of brie. Above the dining room, bold crimson chandeliers stand out against the stark white floor, tablecloths, blinds, and chairs. Outside, patrons can lounge around patio tables alongside a shimmering poo to sip cocktails and hold up makeshift placards rating dives on a scale from 1 to 10.
Bâoli Miami takes after its sister location, Bâoli Cannes, with an internationally inspired menu and a nightclub ambiance that makes guests feel like they've been transported to the French Riviera. A veteran of the Bâoli Cannes kitchens, Executive Chef and Argentina native Gustavo Vertone serves up worldly appetizers such as tenderloin tartar, housemade foie gras terrine, and jumbo crab cakes. Dover sole is prepared tableside in the classic French fashion, whereas the Chilean sea bass takes on Asian accents of edamame purée and orange miso sauce. Kobe beef and filet mignon sate the cravings of meat eaters, and an array of European desserts offers a sweet ending to romantic dinners or highbrow food fights. Bâoli's outdoor garden terrace allows for al fresco dining amongst leafy branches adorned with twinkle lights and chandeliers. Celebs and industry types can often be spotted making merry at the nightclub, sipping cocktails and dancing while DJs spin until the wee hours.
Inside the National Hotel lies a unique reminder of the building's history: Tamara Bistro. The restaurant hearkens back to the culture of the late 1930s, when the hotel was built, with an elegant art deco interior. The centerpiece, though, is a vibrant mosaic ceiling, done in the style of period artist?and restaurant namesake?Tamara de Lempicka. While the atmosphere is distinctly American, the bistro's food evokes the rustic cuisine of the French countryside. Modern interpretations of classic bistro salads, fish, shellfish, and steaks flow from the kitchen in a cloud of aromas. Wide windows provide views of the hotel's infinity pool, and an outdoor patio allows for dining under the sun, stars, or bi-annual migration of North American banner planes.