If the best things come in small packages, then it’s only logical that the best bites come on small plates. Miami Beach Caffé and Restaurant, Ocean Drive’s latest culinary establishment, provides all the sleek and sexiness the strip can offer. Imagine crystals dripping from the ceiling, a bar as white as the tablecloths, and a view of the stellar, blue sky.
The dishes are a far cry from Ocean’s casual, tourist-driven dining — there’s a trace of molecular gastronomy in each dish! Think ahi tuna tartare with a mango puree and marinated scallops with a lime-honey gelée.
Best of all, there’s live jazz on the weekends, so you can get your Billie Holiday fix while sipping on a Sorbetto di Lamponi (prosecco, raspberries, and sugar). So, next time your in SoBe, dodge the curbside hostesses and stride on over to Miami Beach Caffé, where the food is tasty and the livin’ is easy.
Miami Beach Caffé, 1412 Ocean Drive (at 14th Street); 786-691-1020.
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