Waiter, the Grill Please

Since they seem to have lost the grill, stick to the bar

The eatery's service was also split in a predictable way -- right down the middle of "Bar" and "Grill." The bartender was very helpful when asked for recommendations not on the list of cocktail "specials" (which were all frozen slushy things), delivered a dynamite drink fast and efficiently, and followed up to check my progress. Food servers, on the other hand, were friendly but fairly clueless. An inquiry to one about the difference between two sauces, for instance, elicited the response, "I have no idea," with no offer to find out. Our waitress on another visit disappeared for 40 minutes after our entrées had been cleared, long enough for the whole table to totally lose interest in ordering dessert.

Of a follow-up visit's three desserts, key lime pie had a texture reminiscent of Vaseline. Coconut cake had one of those mass produced-tasting icings so sweet it made my fillings ache. And chocolate seven-layer cake was a soggy tiramisu-like affair that tasted like watered-down liquor; the only discernible hint of chocolate came from a dusting of dry cocoa powder.

You go, grill! Oh wait, you already went
Bill Cooke
You go, grill! Oh wait, you already went


305-531-0050. Open daily 7:30 a.m. to roughly 2:00 a.m. weekdays and 5:00 a.m. weekends (dinner from 4:00 p.m.).
1000 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Bartender! Another supersized Cosmo! I need to forget.

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