6 Degrees and Rising

A Beach novelty: Solid food at fair prices at a club/lounge

The hamburger, on the other hand, was strongly supported by a delicious thicket of crisp, truffle-oiled homemade French fries. The burger was topnotch, too, a hefty, hand-formed, honest patty of grilled ground sirloin, nicely charred on the exterior, juicy medium-rare within, and plopped in a soft bun with a thick disk of sweet white onion, tomato slice, and romaine lettuce leaf.

I imagined that the chocolate tower for two would arrive as some soaring architectural construct of cocoa components, but it was really more a mound of fudgelike brownie and disks of bitter and semisweet chocolate cakes bound with stiff chocolate mousse. Perhaps some at the table were disappointed with the less-than-spectacular presentation, but they surely weren't let down by the intense (but not intensely sweet) chocolate flavors, vanilla ice cream, and Baileys-boosted chocolate sauce. We also enjoyed the berry cobbler, a hot, baked casserole of sweetened strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries beneath a sugary battered crust -- they should consider removing some sugar from the filling, though, since the fruit and crust are sweet enough.

Waiter, I'll have some drag with my sirloin...
Steve Satterwhite
Waiter, I'll have some drag with my sirloin...


305-538-2212. Open for dinner daily, Sunday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Bar stays open until 1:00 a.m. weeknights, until 5:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
685 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

In some cities a handsome new restaurant offering good food and service at a fair price might be considered superfluous. In Miami Beach it's a novelty, and one to be relished by locals for all the right reasons.

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