Longtime South Beach denizen dishes up tasty treasures of the deep.
This is pure South Beach, in all its exciting, enervating, energizing
glory. There's a handsome dining room with a large bar for those who
want a calmer dining experience. But for a real taste of the never-a-dull-moment
Ocean Drive scene, snag a table on the outdoor patio or in the heart
of the crush on the sidewalk. Luckily, one thing isn't pure South Beach:
The personable, attitude-free service.
The seafood-oriented menu trots all over the culinary globe, from Frenchified
dishes like salmon wrapped in puff pastry (surprisingly light and quite
good) to Japanese-style seared/raw tuna with ponzu sauce and stir-fried
veggies. Order the oysters, especially the delicate, creamy specimens
from Secour Bay in Alabama. Snapper with black bean salsa and orange
sauce is solid "Floribbean" cookery that's fun to eat. Start
with spicy, succulent Bang-Bang shrimp or a fine tropical calamari salad;
end with a suave Key lime pie