great article. I like the culinary observations. I do not however agree with the overly formal service, or the 'over-usage of last names' comments. This is Miami afterall--great consistent service is mia in MIA. I think using someones last name in an effort to make a guest feel 'known and welcome' is not a problem with 99% of guests that frequent chef forward restaurants. I do not think this restaurant is trying to be a formal fine dining experience (hence the word "grille" in the name)....but rather, excellent fine dining food in a highly trained, warm, sophisticated but not stuffy environment :).
As for the unlit pool, and dark view after the sun goes down, (something I myself could not help but notice too), I was told that they are respecting the area turtles natural habitat.