Every dish is made to order at III Forks, which means steaks stay warm, salads stay crisp, and mashed potatoes stay creamy. It's a simple way to keep diners satisfied and gives guests time to enjoy the upscale atmosphere and peruse the wine list, which is composed of thousands of bottles. The sommelier can recommend a wine to pair with III Forks's USDA Prime new york strip steak or fresh and buttery cold-water rock-lobster tail. The restaurant also serves sides such as creamed corn, saut?ed spinach, and a variety of potato-based dishes. To conclude meals, diners can select housemade treats, such as cr?me br?l?e or a chocolate ganache so rich it earned a spot on the Forbes 500 list.
Gamaroff?s Bar and Grill combines the cuisine of an upscale dining establishment with the atmosphere of a laid-back sports bar. Within an unpretentious dining room and bar, waiters serve up plates of richly prepared steak-house fare, such as signature prime ribs that the chefs age for 28 days before slow roasting for a full 24 hours. Patrons can daintily cut into ritzy delicacies?such as shrimp scampi, escargot, and grilled filet mignon kebab?while rooting for their favorite sports team on multiple flat-screen TVs, just like Warren Buffett does during football season. Of course, the cooks also prepare good old-fashioned burgers, new york strip steaks, and chicken club sandwiches.
The Knife Restaurant is a place of extremes. Meals are strictly all-you-can-eat, fueled by freshly sliced meats and plenty of salads and starters to go with them. But while the Argentine?style steakhouse may not favor moderation, this diversity of options can satisfy the finicky and the adventurous alike. The charcoal-grilled meats come in more than a dozen varieties, including flank steak, beef short ribs, pork ribs, house-made chorizo, stuffed chicken breast, and a seafood catch of the day. The grill?or "parrilla"?is self-service, too, allowing diners to select their own cuts of meats rather than having to win them in a traditional meat lottery.
The burnt-orange walls of Parrillada el Gaucho echo the welcoming heat of the grills in the kitchen. There, steaks acquire charred stripes before they reach diners in several cuts, from rib eye to T-bone. Uruguayan-style parrillada meals layer impressive amounts of meats and garnishes on pans, often piling enough skewers of shrimp and crisp sausages for two. This traditional South American style of cooking typifies the warm, convivial venue, whose dining room is decorated with horseshoes and ranching artifacts. Though steaks remain its most popular offering, the menu also boasts entrees such as chicken parmesan and custom-mixed pastas, with housemade flan to bring meals to an authentically sweet conclusion. Party packages, late hours, and Friday-night musical performances conspire with tender bites, luring festive groups to tables without coaxing trails of confetti.
Although Maya Tapas & Grill's chefs embraces the eatery's Latin roots by highlighting classic Argentine cuisine, they also push their boundaries by incorporating numerous pan-European dishes. The tapas selection includes small plates of housemade empanadas and grilled chorizo sausage, plus Mediterranean-style hummus and beef carpaccio for a bit of international flair. This flair is also evident in the various pizzas, pastas, and paninis that appear alongside traditional Argentine entrees, including grilled skirt steak with chimichurri sauce.
Diners can enjoy the dishes and their margaritas and mojitos inside or outside on the sidewalk patio. Large red umbrellas form a sturdy canopy over the tables, protecting crowds from sunshine during the day and from rogue shooting stars during the night.
The historic Plaza de España in the heart of South Beach may be a slightly trendier spot now than it once was, but Flame Caffe & Grill combines the area's modern allure with the neighborhood's inviting past. According to Miami New Times, the eatery "brings casual elegance reminiscent of the old days of Lincoln Road when little cafés that peppered the sidewalk were places to chill with friends." Although local, wild-caught seafood may be the star on the menu, these fresh catches appear in dishes that draw inspiration from cuisines throughout the world. New Orleans–style seafood gumbo and smoked Kansas-style barbecue ribs demonstrate the chefs' commitment to familiar American classics. The rest of the menu includes options with international roots, such as salmon ceviche and pan-seared yellowfin-tuna steak with ginger-soy glaze and wasabi mashed potatoes. The dining room's concrete floors and stark-white chairs embrace an industrial-chic aesthetic befitting the neighborhood's trendy vibe. However, Flame Caffe & Grill's outdoor section gives guests the timeless indulgence of alfresco dining beneath a canopy of leafy green plants, sun umbrellas, and awnings.