When Rouge opened in November 2011, the owner didn't hold back the spirit of sensory overload that defines his latest creation. As guests filed into the grand-opening bash, a white tiger prowled in its pen, a multicultural ensemble of percussionists set pulses racing, and aerialists and fire-dancers sashayed and spun, resembling licks of flame themselves in crimson outfits chosen to match the interior. Amid the circus atmosphere, Leslie Gray of the Palm Beach Post also found space to happily notice the "canneloni, Brie and other delights, including the view."
On any average evening, diners might not find feline predators stalking the entrance, but they may well take in burlesque shows, performance art, and jazz trios as they spear thoughtfully accented bites of fish, steak, and creamy desserts from around the world. Seafood offerings range from appetizers of smoked scallops and tuna tartar to entrees of seafood pot pie and Scottish salmon. The restaurant's designers cultivate elegance but not formality, resulting in the kind of aesthetic that leaves the ductwork exposed but covered in white paint and hung with rococo candelabras. Crystals wink from padded walls, echoing the glint of cocktails being shaken at the bar. Outdoors, a waterfront patio finds patrons feasting on romantic dinners, toasting during champagne brunches, and napping between the two.
Sports Grill has perfected the recipes for its seven signature chicken wings over the course of a quarter century. Such culinary expertise fills the menu, from barbecued baby back ribs to philly Sports steak sandwiches with peppers and cheese. There's even seafood including a blackened fish fillet sandwich. The staff also serves beer and wine in front of major sporting events, which Sports Grill broadcasts across 17 flat-screen TVs.
Cafe Bambini combines stimulating play centers for children with a relaxing café for caretakers. Children frolic with no time limit in any of five areas designed to foster group play and creativity. Centers devoted to science and discovery, dramatic play, and areas with building materials and blocks all invite children to explore the backcountry of their imaginations. The Active Corner inspires climbing and extreme high-fiving, and the Dress Up & Princess Corner encourages make-believe with a variety of costumes.
Siam River Thai & Sushi’s masterful chefs animate years of experience when whipping together authentic Thai eats cataloged on the extensive menu. Blending Chinese and Indian delicacies, a lunch platter of meat and broccoli pad ke mow ($7.95) invites teeth to a flavor fete, and a dinner sampling of the Pirate Boat—brimming with a mixed seafood blend and old-fashioned Thai herbs ($16.95)—tempts even the most placid palates to bellow vociferous encomiums. Sautéed duck with wild basil backstrokes in a pool of chili and hot-pepper waves ($18.95), and colorful Japanese sushi creations, such as the Miami Hurricane roll with crab meat, cooked shrimp, and cream cheese ($7.50), high-five lonely tonsils. Siam River also weighs down plates with curry, noodles, misplaced dumbbells, and rice dishes.
Malnourished sports fans who've been too busy watching football to eat can enjoy an entire season's worth of sustenance in a single afternoon without missing the game. For $15, you’ll get $35 worth of all-American fare and drinks at Miami Prime Grill for $15. This Groupon can be used on any menu special and drink special, as well as special events and on holidays such as New Year's Eve and Super Bowl Sunday. And if you purchase one of Miami Prime's five featured appetizers, you'll not only end your hunger, you'll help end someone else's too.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Sushi Bar | Award-Winning Japanese Cuisine | Hot Pot Dishes | Local Seafood | Late-Night Happy Hour
Bok choy: this vegetable looks like a thick stalk of celery with a white stem and large, green leaves; it's also known as chinese white cabbage.
Nabemono: Japanese meals that are cooked in a pot of broth or oil at your table. These one-pot meals are usually placed in the center of the table and eaten family-style.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: If you want faster service, including takeout and delivery, head to Yakko-San's sister restaurant, Hiro's Sushi Express (17048 W. Dixie Highway).