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Emeril’s of Miami Beach, located in the lobby of the Loews hotel, captures both the essence of Emeril and the essence of a fine dining experience.

Emerils' Entrance of Miami Beach, Loew Hotel

Emerils' Entrance of Miami Beach, Loew Hotel

The decor was grand, polished, and posh with an inviting and comforting feel, reminiscent of a ballroom in an old southern plantation, yet modernized and chic.

I had ordered the tasting menu, and was surprisingly full by the time desert arrived. Every dish was cooked to perfection. The menu combined common southern dishes with wild cards of unconventional flavors that keeps your taste buds awakened and awaiting the next dish.

The Filet Mignon was cooked to perfection. The cut was not Peter Lugars, but the grilled flavors and juices worked.

The fourth course was a black bass, again cooked to perfection. The fish meat fell apart and melted in the mouth.

My only complaint was the smoked duck, which I felt was very heavy, and overpowered with the “smokey” flavor. Please note that this is biased, since I am not a fan of smoked poultry.

Finally, for dessert I ordered the strawberry guava cheesecake. Delicious, but I would not compare this to a typical cheese cake. It was fantastic as a dessert. Again, this could be due to my bias to Juniors.

Service was attentive and hospitable. Great wine list. And for a fine dining establishment, our bill came out to about 80 dollars per person, including wine. Quite reasonable.

OVERALL RATING: 5 of 5 stars!

Emeril’s of Miami Beach
1601 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
ph: 305 695 4550
fx: 305 695 4551