Small plates' petite size makes them ideal for sampling, and their artistic presentation lets them double as alluring earrings in a pinch. Accessorize your appetite with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of gourmet small plates and more at Q Restaurant Lounge in Aventura.
Q appeases ravenous appetites with a menu of original, gourmet dishes and refreshing drinks crafted in-house. Turn your table into a utopian commune and share a savory conglomeration of the house’s signature tapas, such as lamb chops served with potato gratin ($11.50/small plate) or grilled veggie pizza topped with artichoke pesto, roasted mushrooms, red onions, and sun-dried tomatoes ($9). Seafood favorers may opt to pass around dishes such as sushi-grade tuna tartare, paired with red onions, grapefruit, chili, and avocado purée ($13.50). Pitchers of red- or white-wine-based sangria quench collective thirsts ($21), and a frozen mojito can be used to remedy sunburned cheeks from the inside out ($11/glass).
Warm candlelight and soft music conspire to create a relaxing ambience in Q's dining room, where plush tableside sofas give tailbones a comfortable resting place while jaw muscles do all of the masticatory dirty work. Outdoor seating is also available for diners hoping to catch an ocean breeze or bicker about which stars comprise the legendary Fish in a Bear Suit, a constellation that can only be glimpsed after three drinks.