Miami is all about presentation. The heels are higher, the skirts are shorter, the portions are larger, and the drinks are works of art.
Meat Market is a steak house with a chic, romantic vibe that could fool you into thinking it's more of a nightclub than a restaurant.
The Crudo Bar is where I like to sit, chatting up my favorite bartenders during happy hour. The "drink chefs" create a variety of hand-crafted cocktails, including my favorite, the Lychee Martini. The variety of citrus flavors in the sweetened vodka combined with fresh lychee and juice is a mouthwatering (and sometimes dangerous) combination.
Other popular drinks include the "Tangerine Dream"—a libation of gin, Prosecco, citrus juices and fresh kiwi. The "Some Like It Hot" lets you choose your fate: Reposado tequila, raspberry, fresh lime juice, jalapeno infused agave nectar and a choice of mild, medium, or hot. After a couple sips, I agreed with the name.
It's not all about the drinks though. The food is absolutely sensational. The menu features a variety of prime cut meats, fresh seafood and innovative side dishes. The prices are heavy, but that's to be expected in South Beach.
Highlights include the super-sized wedge salad, the Drunken Oyster Shooters, the creamy lobster mashed potatos, and the decdant Gouda tater tots.
To share, try the big boy Kobe Beef steak, it weights a good 32oz. It's bigger, and it's better. That's just how it goes in Miami.