BEST RESTAURANT IN SOUTH MIAMI (2005)
305-663-2100 Recognizing Two Chefs as the finest dining option in South Miami is like giving the New England Patriots an award for being the best football team in New England. Both are good enough to win outside such limited arenas. For eight years now this engaging contemporary American bistro has been consistently rewarding diners with fresh and innovative fare far from fashionable South Beach in both distance and style -- no pretension, just high-quality ingredients, solid cooking technique, intense flavors, and a deep passion for great food. Chef Jan Jorgenson and his veteran culinary staff, whom you can catch glimpses of through a partially open kitchen, conjure up an impressively eclectic range of menu options: flatbreads from a flaming brick oven in the back of the room with wispy, crisp crusts and creative toppings; inventive appetizers such as cured salmon with bacon and baby artichokes; an amazing risotto with smoked duck and homemade mozzarella; rustic comfort dishes like barbecued meatloaf or escargot potpie; a highbrow beef carpaccio with dwarf peaches and truffle; and soufflés in many flavors. The wine list is as quirky and exceptional as the cuisine, the waitstaff well versed in the selections, and the bar loaded with hard-to-find spirits. Two Chefs isn't hard to find, but for many it's too far off the beaten path. For appreciative residents of South Miami, it's a championship restaurant in their own back yard.
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