Affordable dishes and wine coupled with ocean views?
This could be dangerous.
There are very few outdoor restaurants that are worth braving the summer heat for in Miami. Smith & Wollensky’s waterfront patio bar is one of those places. And now that the restaurant group unveiled its new Summer Grill menu (think seafood, grill favorites, sandwiches and salads), there’s even more of a reason to visit. The new menu will be available through September 6 during lunch and dinner.
Ok, so let’s get to the good stuff. What’s on the menu? There’s everything from pork chop Milanese and marinated Cajun rib eye to shrimp cobb salad and tenderloin and spinach salad. But we all know the best part is the side dishes. Try the truffle macaroni and cheese, sautéed mushrooms and cream spinach. And of course, the menu is packed a ton of lobster options like lobster bisque, surf and turf Maine lobster and filet mignon, plus lobster mashed potatoes. If you’re not one for lobster (who isn’t?) there’s the Ahi tuna niçoise, miso glazed Chilean sea bass and seared scallops with peanut vinaigrette. A few miscellaneous items include the grilled mozzarella BLT, and watermelon and feta cheese salad.
But don’t expect big potions. In a press release, the dishes are said to be “sized right for the summer appetites.” But at least the prices match. On the low-end, you can get a Wollensky’s butcher burger for $13, and on the high-end there’s the medallions of filet mignon with garlic shrimp for $36. There’s also an extensive wine list with affordable choices started at $40 a bottle.
Smith & Wollensky
1 Washington Avenue (At South Pointe Park)
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: (305) 673-2800