Nestled inside the Newport Beachside Resort, Kitchen 305 serves sea-inspired dishes in a modern dining room with linen-draped tables illuminated by vibrant blue lights. Chef Julius Brown, who brings talents perfected at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, directs the creative plating of seafood dishes including bluefin tuna, crab cakes, and steamed salmon. Turf options include chicken, rack of lamb, and skirt steak. On select evenings, a resident DJ pumps out tunes from the 80s, 90s and present day, and a master chef bestows expert sushi-making techniques during on-site culinary classes.
Beer 360's beer selection encompasses more than 300 specialty beers, including 40 on tap and 320 by the bottle. This encyclopedic menu spotlights both domestic and international beers, ranging from Funky Buddha Floridian on draft to Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale from England. Beers here hail from Germany, Belgium, Haiti, and the Czech Republic, imported from afar but served as cold as the day they fell from the magical tap in the sky.
Beer is only part of the draw here. Also contributing to Beer 360's appeal is an extensive international food menu with a hot twist: servers carry cooked-to-order sirloin, pork ribs, and pan-seared shrimp to diners' tables in Brazilian personal brick ovens. The sizzling, tender meats come with sides such as fried polenta and boiled yucca. Beer 360 regularly hosts live bands and outside seating is available.
The H Restaurant's casual ambiance and homey Mediterranean cuisine help to put diners at ease, prompting Miami.com to say in 2010, "The owners . . . make you feel as if you had just walked into their living room." Although the menu is mainly populated by rustic French classics—including steak au poivre, crusted racks of lamb with truffle oil, and seafood-laden bouillabaisse—it also features a selection of pizzas and Italian pasta dishes.
Oversize light bulbs dangle from the dining room's ceiling fans, lending a touch of whimsy to the décor. Framed mirrors line one of the plastered walls and potted plants add a verdant splash of color to the space. Outdoors, the covered patio seating invites diners to enjoy their meals al fresco while avoiding the moon's sad eyes begging for a bite.:m]]
Live music plays a few nights a week at Azzurro Italian Restaurant & Bar, but diners don't need to plan ahead to hear the gentle music of the Atlantic Ocean just beyond the patio. Decked out in palm trees, grass-thatched awnings, and white curtains that flutter in the breeze, the atmosphere is pure coastal Florida. But the menu draws from a different aquatic inspiration: the Mediterranean Sea, which inspires maritime Italian and Sicilian cuisine such as fish soup topped with pizza dough, lobster ravioli, and spaghetti tossed with clams. It's not all seafood, however—there are also terrestrial delights such as beef carpaccio, grilled filet mignon, and rack of lamb. Servers pair these plates with bottles of international wines that drifted up onshore and the restaurant’s signature cocktails.
La Barra introduces diners to the meaty, mouthwatering cuisine of Argentina with a spread of grilled fish, chorizo, skirt steaks, breaded chicken milanesa, and toasty golden-brown empanadas. Like the world’s longest tin can phone, the extensive bill of fare spans across the Americas. Guests chow down on hearty American burgers topped with bacon, eggs, and homemade mayo, savor Argentine chorizo and short ribs, and dive into Caribbean pineapple salads. Musicians arrive each Saturday to serenade dinner parties, while breakfasts of veggie omelettes and piping hot paninis help regulars start the day with a delicious meal and newfound energy.
Mozart Cafe’s chefs draw culinary inspiration from modern Israeli cuisine, and the result is an eclectic mix of made-from-scratch kosher dishes ranging from pizza and salad to breakfast salmon platters. The Balkan pizza blends Israeli and Italian flavors with olives chunks of smoky eggplant sitting atop a bed of sauce, mozzarella, and feta cheese. Though the café is decidedly health-focused, plates arrive piled high with portions as generous as what you’d find in a neighborhood diner or your mom’s kitchen.