Sip, Savor and Take in the Sofi Sights at the Local House

Situated in the quiet South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach, The Local House is exactly what it sounds like — a warm and inviting restaurant that seeks to provide neighbors and friends with a welcoming spot they can proudly call their own. You’ll come for the food and drink, but you’ll stay because, quite simply, you are already home.

Yes, you are on South Beach, but not to worry. There will be no rush to get you out the door so that another table may be filled. Perhaps most importantly, The Local House offers respite from SOBE’s tourist-oriented establishments. You’re encouraged to bring your abuelita, your bro, your dog, and find out what it is that you’ve been missing. The Local House is where you reconnect with friends and loved ones, and in the process, you’ll inevitably re-establish an appreciation for what it is that makes this neighborhood so unique.

“We pride ourselves in making our guests feel like they are home as soon as they step inside The Local House,” says General Manager, Katherine Reyes.  “From our cozy dining room to our lush outdoor terrace overlooking the famed Ocean Drive, our guests always find a reason to pay us a visit and then stay a little longer.”

The interior is upscale and chic, while still retaining the charm of feeling that you’re comfortable at home. Natural light pours through patio doors, and random shelves are occupied by TVs and nautical knick-knacks. Outfitted with a mix of beautiful mid-century modern furniture, as well as reclaimed wood tables and wicker chairs, the outdoor dining area also showcases a subtle mural of tropical foliage wrapped around the building’s exterior, highlighting its laid-back, native roots. If the nearby ocean breeze isn’t enough, ceiling fans allow you to escape the heat while still enjoying the innate desire as Miami locals to eat outside.  

Enjoy brunch any day of the week and engage in thoughtful conversation over signature morning cocktails such as Summer Air; a mix of Prosecco and Champagne infused with Elderflower, Peach Bitter, and Lavender Bitter. Indulge in the Key Lime French Toast, or go lite and be pleasantly surprised by the Quinoa Avocado Toast.  Come later in the day to check out the incredible lunch menu, and laugh with friends over spiced Grilled Oysters and Cheese Croquettes stuffed with savory guava sauce and goat cheese. You’ll feel at home, without ever losing the comfort of it. 

Did we forget to mention dinner? Start with the Heirloom Beet Salad; it’s creatively garnished with orange, goat cheese, walnuts and espresso vinaigrette. Then, prepare your taste buds for the Lobster Mac & Cheese. It’s made up of black pasta, smoked gouda cream, truffle oil, bread crumbs, and fresh lobster. Want something on the lighter side?  Treat your taste buds to the Whole Red Snapper served with your choice of two sides, or theSalmon Roast, made with roasted root vegetables and preserved lemon cream sauce.  And don’t be afraid to share your food and feed each other across the table, it’s encouraged.

Indulge, or eat healthily. Either way, you’ll get the best. Marked by attention to presentation and detail, as well as a commitment to using quality ingredients, The Local House offers something for everyone, from sustainable light-fare to creative comfort food, all in an environment that is at once familiar and refreshing. Come in and take a seat, we’ve been waiting for you.  

The Local House is located within Sense Beach House in the South of Fifth neighborhood at 400 Ocean Dr., Miami FL. 33139.  For reservations, please visit  localhousemiami.com.

 

Zulma Torres

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