WONDERFUL food and TERRIBLE service
Someone please tell the chef that the 'front of the house' is ruining his restaurant!
At a beautiful table outside overlooking the little river, we had an enjoyable but terribly frustrating meal. An app while looking over the menu with some fancy schmancy drinks, a large order of BBQ Shrimp $17], was delicious, the sauce and baguette for dipping were excellent. Then the apps came with the entrées [oh, there was a mixup in the kitchen or maybe I didn't order them]. So I sent my Ceviche back to the kitchen and the Oyster Bisque which never really reached the table was cancelled.
The entrées were good: small order of Tangy Spareribs [$10] was tasty and house smoked but not fall off the bone-good, Day Boat Scallops [$14] in an orange glaze were very good and had both bay and sea scallops, the Rib Eye [$14] was deemed excellent with a tasty melange of veggies laid over it but the side of Mac and Cheese never arrived [oh, do you want that to go? NO].
The kitchen was busy [less than 10 tables going], can I buy you dessert [NO]. So we left for the place across the river where we should have been in the first place, Anise [see review here].
January 10, 2010
Strange restaurant in a strange area with a strange menu and even stranger food. With that said, don't miss it!!!
Found it through Thrillist and you can read the article here. We had so much fun reading the menu and then eating the great food.
Started with an Artichoke appetizer special of the night. This was a HUGE artichoke that had been done in white wine and stuffed with breaded crumbs and then finished in the oven. The other app was 'bbq shrimp & dip bread' [$17] with a good sauce, good bite.
Main courses were: 'guava-lime & habanero glazed Swordfish, toasted corn red rice' [$18], 'duck cassoulet' special and my 'baby its cold outside' rabo encendido [oxtail] with white cheddar grits. We finished a bottle of 'It's the sh*t toro' - Elias Mora Crianza [$58] and then a glass of garnacha [me] or tempranillo [them].
Great experience, great food, great people - get the message; let's go back!
bloginfo: 7700 Biscayne Blvd at the Little River, Miami; 305.757.7773
blognote: Pay the $5 parking, the attendant will escort you into the restaurant which is part of the Blu Motel in a changing [for the good] part of town. Also you see Anise across the street; another favorite restaurant of mine.