Miami has its share of classic restaurants – and it runs the gamut from Joe’s to Shorty’s. But, over the years, we’ve discovered that simply by being Realtors we come across new restaurants regularly and have become a source for some of our longtime clients.
With that in mind, we thought we’d share a few of the new spots you should consider trying on your next night on the town.
- The Gibson Room – This swanky spot is the perfect combination of unique and familiar. Yes, there’s a marlin on the wall and a line of barstools, but there’s also likely to be a jazz combo playing live and the menu is full of unexpected, and delicious, selections. They also make a great double cheeseburger if you’re not feeling adventurous. We can definitely imagine becoming regulars at this Coral Gables gem. Stop by for dinner, or Sunday brunch.
- QP Tapas – The concept of a “restaurant in residence” is one we weren’t familiar with until recently. The idea is that when an existing restaurant finishes their service for the day another team comes in to serve after hours. In this case when MKT Kitchen closes for the evening QP Tapas takes over. Their menu is subject to change, so being open to trying something new is a must. QP also has a great selection on their bar menu from cocktails to bottles.
- Klaw – Make a reservation, and get all dressed up for a visit to Klaw. This is a great place for a special occasion, or just a fantastic date destination. Their waterfront Edgewater location is gorgeous whether you choose their dining room or patio. Order the king crab legs if you want dinner and a show – they open them tableside with fancy scissors. They also have amazing dry-aged steaks on their menu. Klaw even offers private dining experiences which we can’t tell you about firsthand, but doesn’t it sound cool? They also have a daily Rooftop Happy Hour that’s a great place to meet friends.
- Kitchen – This Coconut Grove eatery has been serving lunch and doing a great take-out business for more than a year, but they’ve just recently launched a full dinner menu as well as a weekend brunch menu. Krüs is upstairs from their sister restaurant, Los Félix, and has a cozy, homey feel. Almost like going to a dinner party at a friend’s house. Their menus change seasonally, but you can always expect great pasta and fresh vegetable options. Their fresh bread is worth a visit all on its own.
- Jholano’s Deli – Jholano’s – across US-1 from UM – is the only entry on this list that doesn’t have a dining room. It feels like sharing a local secret to even mention it. This take-away sandwich counter is located within an apartment complex. You have to know to look for the red door with a faded sign that was there when Jholano’s moved in. There are a few picnic benches out back if you don’t want to wait to taste your amazing lunch.
Part of having our finger on the pulse of Miami neighborhoods is knowing about the businesses nearest to our client’s homes. If you ever need a recommendation, from a restaurant to a handyman, give us a call – we’re always happy to help. And if you’re ready to buy or sell a home, we can certainly help you prepare for that next endeavor.