For some the joy of a vacation is exploring tourist traps. For others, the best part of a vacation is the nightlife. For others still, the fun of a vacation comes from getting in touch with the local arts and cultural scenes. If you are going to be visiting the greater Miami Beach area and consider yourself a foodie then why not check out some of the exciting eateries that the world-famous Brickell area is known for.
Brickell has been known for its incredible dining scene for years. For those who visit the popular arts and restaurant area of Miami, the exploration of the hot spots, the old favorites, and the interesting new comers is more exciting than the surf and sand of the beach, or the roar of the roller coasters a few miles further inland. Among the best restaurants in Brickell you will find the kind of food and service that you would not normally expect to find in a beach side community. But then this isn’t any beach side community, this is Miami, and in Miami, everything is more interesting,
Odds are if you walk up to anyone in the area and ask them to tell you about the best Italian restaurant in Brickell they will no doubt say Toscana Divino where one simply has to try the headline item of the menu which is Le Bruschette with heirloom tomato, garlic, basil, bufala ricotta, Florida honey and walnuts. This is one of those culinary experiences that will literally change your life. It is not what you would call a heavy meal, but it is defiantly not for the faint of heart.
For those who want something on the lighter side, the top choice on the menu is the Risotto Carnaroli Acquerello with wild mushrooms, truffle, shrimps, tomato, and zucchini blossom. The chef has a way with vegetables that will leave you speechless. The combination of modernity and tradition may be scary for some, but it is to be trusted, that here they walk hand in hand and give the diner the most realistic impression of what modern Italian cuisine looks and feels like.
No discussion of the finest dining in Brickell could happen without bringing up Gyu-Kaku. Gyu-Kaku is a popular gathering spot and Japanese restaurant in Brickell for locals and visitors alike. Gyu-Kaku is a Japanese BBQ restaurant where you can be your own chef for every course. The establishments motto of Grill, Sip, Love is appropriate to be sure because you will have fun grilling your items on the in-table flame Yakiniku grills, sip from among the massive selection of wines, beers, and cocktails, and love every second of the time that you spend with your family and friends.
Among the best items on the menu are Hirami Skirt Steak Miso, the Garlic Shrimp, and of course Kalbi Short Rib. All of these wonderful items are grilled by you to your taste right at your table. The Garlic Noodles are a wonderful addition to the meal and one should make sure that they order the Gyu-Kaku Salad and Spicy Tuna Volcano as a starter. You can choose from the Ala carte menu, or one of the course menus, or if you are in the a particularly hungry mood, then you can choose the premium all you can eat menu which provides either 35 or 51 menu items to choose from, served 2 at a time over a period of 90 minutes and includes dessert and appetizer items as well.
There are a lot of new restaurants in Brickell as well, ones that bring the innovative, the exciting, the unexpected, and in some cases the outright weird to be enjoyed, no matter what your tastes are, you can be assured that there are eateries in the Brickell Miami area that will make your vacation seem more like a stay in heaven.