It’s easy to build-up an appetite while shopping at Aventura Mall. And although there are plenty of dining options at the North Miami mall, one restaurant that is combining delicious American fare with wallet-friendly prices (leaving more money for shopping, of course!) is The Grill on the Alley.
The Miami outpost of Beverly Hills famous power lunch spot recently revamped its happy hour menu just in time for summer season with new food items and cocktails. And we’re not just talking about weekday happy hour. The Grill on the Alley offers Saturday and Sunday specials, as well. Happy hour is available Monday-Friday from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday-Sunday from 11:30am to 6pm.
You’ll want to take advantage of the “Chef Bites” section on the menu, which features mini versions of a number of the restaurant’s signature dinner items. Don’t miss the Colorado lamb chop with mint-mashed potatoes and demi-glaze ($8); the braised short rib with roasted garlic mashed potatoes ($7); or the peppered filet medallion with Roquefort cheese sauce ($9).
In addition to the “Chef Bites,” there’s a $3.95 and $4.95 menu. The $3.95 menu includes hummus (traditional hummus served with grilled flat bread and cucumbers), popcorn shrimp (tempura battered rock shrimp, served with Cajun tartar sauce) and blue cheese fries (crispy French fries topped with blue cheese crumbles). The $4.95 menu offers classics like crab cake side kicks (two mini jumbo lump crab cakes served with remoulade coleslaw), seared ahi tuna sashimi (coated with black and white sesame seeds, and served with pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce), Kobe side kicks (two mini Kobe burgers with blue cheese, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato) and chicken pot pie (fresh chicken, carrots, onion, peas and mushroom, topped with a flaky crust).
If your shopping experience wasn’t successful, perhaps the cocktail menu will ease the pain? The new happy hour menu introduces several new handcrafted cocktails for a discounted $9. Highlights include the Raspberri Tart (Absolut Raspberri, raspberry puree and fresh-squeezed hand shaken lemonade); Frozen Summer Peach (Belvedere Vodka, Peachtree Schnapps, fresh citrus juices and peach puree); and The Grill 75 (Grand Marnier and fresh-squeezed lemon juice, topped with sparkling wine). Other drink specials include Finlandia vodka martinis for $7, a selection of beer for $3.50 and wine by the glass for $2 below the regular menu price. We’ll cheers to that!
The Grill, Aventura
19501 Biscayne Blvd.
Aventura, FL 33180