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Best Hotel Restaurant Miami 2010 - Eos at Viceroy Miami

Eos at Viceroy Miami

Eos at Viceroy Miami

485 Brickell Ave.

Miami, FL 33131


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Chef Michael Psilakis has put together the lightest, brightest, most brilliant hotel menu in town. Chef de cuisine Jason Hall executes the cooking impeccably: Lobster-and-sea-urchin risotto brings a bowl of yogurt, caviar, fried herbs, and a barely poached egg, and then the lobster and risotto get mixed in. Smoked octopus is shockingly good with diced pineapple, sopressata sticks, and paper-thin ringlets of fennel. Greek "paella" is jammed with clams, mussels, Merguez sausage, and jumbo head-on prawns in a saffron-spiced sauce spiked with Espelette pepper. Restaurateur Donatella Arpaia has trained the waitstaff to be one of Miami's finest, the room is gorgeous, and the outdoor terrace of the 15th-floor restaurant affords breathtaking views. Yet Eos charges noticeably less for its superior dining experience than every other top-tier hotel in town: Most plates, including that paella, run $10 to $16, and a dessert of two tropical fruit cannoli shells made from dried pineapple and filled with papaya, mango, passion fruit foam, and baby basil sprouts on coconut-vanilla tapioca goes for $6. Then comes the complimentary plate of petite sweet treats. Psilakis has already won a James Beard Award, and Eos was a Beard semifinalist for Best New Restaurant this year. Did we mention $5 valet parking?
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Um - this place rejected my 3 best friends bc the restaurant thought they had "fake" IDs (this was my friend's belated 26th birthday). I am a resident AND in law school, we are all 25+++ AND IN LAW SCHOOL and had both our drivers licenses AND law school IDs. Eos called security (one guy said I "hit" him - he is also a bouncer I know well and I touched his arm) and then they called the police. Eos would not serve us ANYTHING and accused my friends of illegally using fake IDs that were their own (and they all had CCs + law school IDs + other forms of identification) . It was a Friday night at 9 p.m. and it was DEAD and the restaurant was ridiculously rude, absurd and irrational.

Do not go here. I requested an apology - and never ever heard back - AND I LIVE HERE.