Miami is always sure to surprise when it comes to restaurants. Its ever-expanding culinary scene is energetic, youthful and always full of surprises. In fact, so many eateries have opened their doors recently it can be difficult to navigate the scene.
So, we are highlighting four new establishments for you to consider, one of which is sure to make dad’s dinner on Father’s Day 2022 extra special!
Hidden in the passages of historic Española Way in South Beach, Tropezón – an Andalusian gin and tapas bar – has taken its inspiration from Spanish village saloons where men gleefully play afternoon cards while the women chat over sips of Sherry. Tropezón means to stumble over or to trip over something. Tropezón bills itself as being “for the weary traveler and the lively local, a refreshing escape from the typical; an intersection of sacred geometry where mistakes are excused, and all slippery souls are welcome.” The team that owns and operates this popular restaurant was once behind one of downtown Miami’s favorite bars – Lost Boy Dry Goods. The restaurant has a tapas-style menu with shareable dishes like pan con tomate, tortilla espanola, patatas bravas, jamon iberico, and gazpacho. Gin is the celebrity of the drink menu, offering more than 20 house-infused gins along with other updated classics like rose sangria and gin martinis.
The Design District is home to Cote Miami – a Korean steakhouse offering everything from tangy ceviche to melt-in-your-mouth ribeye. The staff works like a well-oiled machine – like bees in a hive all vying for the queen’s approval, which in this case, is the guest. The restaurant’s ambiance is a futuristic feast for the senses. Cote’s New York site is a Michelin-starred restaurant and the Miami venue opened its doors in the winter of 2022. The premise is marrying fun and fire for fantastic fare. Cote infuses a fine dining experience with world-class ingredients and show-stopping beverages. Chef David Shim’s signature menu includes 45-day USDA prime dry-aged beef, a Butcher’s Feast featuring Shim’s four favorite selected cuts of meat served with an assortment of Korean sides and an elevated Steak Omakase experience. The veteran New York-based team at Cote has carefully woven the spirit of South Florida into the Cote Miami concept, giving it a distinct sense of local flare with Latin and South American touches, while mirroring Cote’s unwavering standard for excellence.
Serving delicious sushi, Mr. OmaKase in the downtown area, offers 10 14 and 18-course options. Omakase is the Japanese translation into the simple message of “I’ll leave it up to you” and is the tradition of letting the chef choose what is served based on seasonality, quality ingredients, and minimalist preparation. The menu changes frequently based on availability and seasonality, but, the 14-course dinner starts with a crisp bowl of arctic surf clam and daikon radish, a couple small bites of fried hamachi, a sashimi plate, eight phenomenal pieces of nigiri topped with horse mackerel, scallop, tuna, and more delicious things. Then there is chawanmushi, a handroll, miso soup, and mochi. Drinks are available á la carte and you get to pick your own ochoko from a selection of adorable glassware when you order sake, which is a fun experience. If you aren’t full when you walk out, something is awry.
Before you even order, jacketed waiters set down a plethora of complimentary bites: A cube of Parmesan, freshly pickled giardiniera, salumi, and a bread basket filled with crunchy garlic bread. Chef Mario Carbone says his namesake restaurant's rigatoni has become a sort of social-media calling card. Normally, it can take weeks to get into Carbone – the Miami Beach restaurant is that popular. Carbone is one of the most celebrated Italian restaurants of the last decade. The New York Times said, “It is a fancy red-sauce joint as directed by Quentin Tarantino, bringing back the punch-in-the-guts thrills of a genre that everybody else sees as uncultured and a little embarrassing, while exposing the sophistication that was always lurking there.” You must start with the prosciutto and mozzarella and move on to the lobster fra diavolo or if you love meat as your main, go for the veal marsala or the ribeye Diana with potatoes Louie. The margaritas are particularly delicious made with tequila, orange and cinnamon.
One of LVH’s goals is to make your every vacation experience extraordinary no matter where you are traveling or why – such as for a special Father’s Day. With LVH, not only will you be staying in a phenomenal home, but we will also plan a personal itinerary for you. Time is precious. We understand that. So, your itinerary will reflect only those experiences that will give you the utmost pleasure. We invite you to reach out to an LVH client relations professional to get your vacation plans started to say Happy Father’s Day in a big way!