Steaks are first charred on a gas grill, which burns and blazes with hickory wood. They are finished in the broiler, heated to about 1,200 degrees. The resulting flesh features a coal-black crust and succulent interior. On one visit, the rib eye — paired with an excessively dense, bland shiso béarnaise — lacked seasoning. On another evening, the butcher steak — coupled with an earthy, potent black truffle soy sauce — oozed with meat juices and the delectable scarlet remnants of blood. That butcher cut, the most affordable steak on the menu, was impeccable.

For dessert, there is chocolate soufflé, apple pie, and an item oddly named texture de fruit. Twenty-one-year-old pastry chef Maria Orantes — who worked under Michelle Bernstein at Michy's and Crumb on Parchment — pipes a raspberry sponge onto a platter and studs the foam-like fuchsia mass with fresh berries, spun sugar, and lychee sorbet. But the dish emits a crackling sound as it approaches the table. The popping grows louder in the mouth. Nostalgia glides in; Orantes finished the dessert with a childhood classic: Pop Rocks. Much like the Pubbelly restaurants, this treat is not only a good time but also a well-constructed triumph.

Steak tartare sliders. See the slide show "Closer Look: PB Steak in Sunset Harbour."
Steak tartare sliders. See the slide show "Closer Look: PB Steak in Sunset Harbour."
French onion soup dumplings
French onion soup dumplings

Location Info


PB Steak

1787 Purdy Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: South Beach


PB Steak

Lunch Monday through Friday noon to 3 p.m.; brunch Sunday noon to 4 p.m.; dinner daily 6 p.m. to midnight.

Steak tartare sliders $5
Florida heirloom tomato salad $15
French onion soup dumplings $14
Rib eye $39
Texture de fruit $8

See also: "Closer Look: PB Steak in Sunset Harbour"

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mjorizondo topcommenter

Oh boy! Another place to buy "sliders".