It feels like it was years ago that we took our little Miami getaway. Many inches of snow later, lots of cold dark nights, and another nasty fall on black ice later, and I am spending Travel Tuesday dreaming of a romantic seaside dinner we had in Miami at Red Fish Grill. If you are planning on a Miami trip, definitely do yourself a favor and book dinner around sunset.
We spent the day wandering around the beach and Coconut Grove, followed by some pool time at the Sonesta. When dinner time came around, we made the short drive to Coral Gables to the Red Fish Grill. The restaurant is in the opposite direction from the crowded, modern, sexy downtown Miami and is more remote, set in the Matheson Hammock Park.
It was getting a little chilly when we sat down for dinner, and since we were tired from so much sun (and not being used to sun!) we opted to sit inside for dinner, though there were plenty of people dining outside. There was also a wedding rehearsal on the beach. I love love, and this area would be the perfect setting for a wedding.
Once we were settled, we decided on a bottle of Iron Horse Vineyards sparkling wine, a favorite winery since we visited their fabulous tasting room a couple of years ago. Red Fish Grill only serves beer and wine, so cocktail lovers might want to stop somewhere for a cocktail before or after.
Our server was incredibly friendly and paced our meal perfectly. We decided to share a bunch of items, as we often do. I didn’t get to photograph everything because as the sun set, the light got very dim. It was bad for photography but excellent for cozying up and enjoying the view.
Our array of dishes included Corn and Crab Chowder and a perfectly fresh Tuna Tartare with black garlic puree. I am loving black garlic everything these days, and the flavors, along with the fish, just made for an amazing little dish.
We also shared a Black Mission Fig Salad with Goat Cheese and Crab Cakes.
The food was so good! Every bite was amazing, and it was evident that everything was super fresh and made with love. Everyone at the restaurant seemed very happy and invested in what they were doing, and that dedication made for a very special meal for us.
The next time we are in Miami, we will definitely be making a beeline to the Red Fish Grill. I would even plan on arriving an hour earlier next time to be able to have plenty of time to wander the beach and watch the boats going by. Better yet, Red Fish Grill is accessible by boat so if I can find a boat in Miami. . .