Art Basel Dinning & Drinking Spots

Bazi: From the team behind Miami Beach’s wildly-popular Macchialina – Chef Michael Pirolo and front-of-the-house veteran Jen Chafesky – comes this sophisticated, cool new Asian restaurant at the historic Marlin Hotel.  Opened September 2015, the menu at Bazi represents the Chef’s reinterpretation of the complex flavors of classic Far East cuisine imbued with his own unique, contemporary twist. The restaurant encompasses a chic bar, dining room, and a second-floor mezzanine private dining space.  Featuring an inspired craft cocktail menu by beverage director William Rivas, Bazi ranks as one of the hot new restaurants of the 2015/2016 season.  Located in The Marlin Hotel at 1200 Collins Avenue. http://bazimiami.com

The Rum Line: On a vibrant deck set under the stars on Miami Beach, The Rum Line is a Caribbean-inspired alfresco bar that evokes the rich cocktail history of the 1930s to the 1960s. The Rum Line features an array of cocktail offerings including classic punches in scorpion bowls, hand-shaken daiquiris and a selection of nautical-inspired libations. A menu of small bites complements the bold flavors of the cocktails, creating the perfect synergy. Located at the Loews Miami Beach – 1601 Collins Avenue http://www.therumline.com

TALDE Miami Beach: Chef Dale Talde along with his partners, David Massoni and John Bush, the team behind TALDE, one of Brooklyn’s most beloved restaurants, are bringing their popular Asian American fare to the Thompson Miami Beach in November 2015 with TALDE Miami Beach. Chef Talde blends his Asian heritage into his menu with signature items like Pretzel Pork & Chive Dumplings with tahini mustard and Korean Fried Chicken with spicy kimchee yogurt sauce. Eager to embrace Miami’s energy, culture, and cuisine, Talde has already begun experimenting with some of South Florida’s signature spices and flavors which will be incorporated into new dishes. Located at the Thompson Miami Beach – 4041 Collins Avenue  http://www.taldemiamibeach.com

1930s House at Thompson Miami Beach: 1930s House is an inviting cocktail hideaway and a premier destination for creative hand-crafted cocktails and celebrated cuisine. The historic Spanish-inspired lounge offers bites from Thompson Miami Beach culinary partner and James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein’s beloved Spanish tapas restaurant, Sra. Martinez. The venue’s weekly entertainment line-up features guest DJs and lives Cuban music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday starting at 9 PM. Located at the Thompson Miami Beach – 4041 Collins Avenue http://www.thompsonhotels.com/hotels/thompson-miami-beach/eat-drink

Meat Market: A definitive Miami Beach restaurant and a hot spot for foodies and trendsetters, Meat Market is a truly contemporary steakhouse boasting a sophisticated ambiance and a nationally-renowned mixology program. Chef Sean Brasel’s savvy menu features prime cuts of beef, wonderful fish, seafood and poultry dishes – the Crudo Bar features an eclectic raw bar and Crudo menu with fresh oysters and clams, creative ceviches and tiraditos. 915 Lincoln Road http://www.meatmarket.net/miami_beach 

Quality Meats: The second location of the acclaimed Manhattan restaurant, Quality Meats, opened February 2015 in the heart of South Beach’s historic Art Deco district. Chef/Partner Craig Koketsu and Executive Chef Patrick Rebholz offer a menu that enhances elements of a classic butchery with large cuts of beef that are cured, smoked or aged in-house. Designed by AvroKO, guests can experience the restaurant in a variety of settings – the main dining room, a lush outdoor patio or in the comfort of a private dining room. 1501 Collins Avenue. http://www.qualitymeatsmiami.com

Michael Mina 74: From award-winning chef and restaurateur Michael Mina, Michael Mina 74 is Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s cool and casual modern American tavern, serving a delicious and dynamic menu of comfort food with inspirations spanning the globe. Hand-crafted cocktails and expert, house-made infusions complement the eclectic cuisine, while DJ transport guests from high-energy restaurants to sexy, lavish ultra-lounge. Located at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach – 4441 Collins Avenue. www.fontainebleau.com/web/dining/michael_mina_74

StripSteak: The second Michael Mina restaurant to open at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in the last year, joining Michael Mina 74. A swank, sophisticated destination for steaks, gorgeously composed specialties, and luscious libations. Located at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach – 4441 Collins Avenue. www.fontainebleau.com/stripsteak

Hakkasan: This world-famous upscale Cantonese restaurant is as renowned for its authentic cuisine as its cool, sexy décor, and features favorites such as indulgent roasted silver cod in Chinese honey and Champagne. Located at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach – 4441 Collins Avenue  www.fontainebleau.com/hakkasan

Scarpetta: The AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant, from award-winning chef/restaurateur Scott Conant, offers refined Italian cuisine composed of farm-fresh ingredients and clean, earthy flavors in a light, airy space. Led by newly appointed chef de cuisine Marlon Rambaran, the seasonally-inspired Italian fare includes delightful spaghetti with tomato & basil and creamy polenta with a fricassee of truffled mushrooms. Located at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach – 4441 Collins Avenue.  www.fontainebleau.com/scarpetta

 

 

 

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