3540 Main Highway
Miami, FL 33133
Critics' Pick
Best Of
Ariete +

Photo by Charlie Garcia


  • Tuesday through Saturday noon to 3 p.m. and 6 to 11 p.m.; Sunday brunch noon to 3 p.m. and dinner 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Local ingredients, Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended
Chef Michael Beltran and co-owner Jason Odio's Ariete returns an air of refinement to Coconut Grove not since the days when industrialist James Deering caroused on its shores. The 72-seater in the space that long housed Calamari is where you can now find foie gras served with crisped plantain and tea sandwiches lined with velvety egg salad dotted with trout roe. But there's something more amid the elegance offered by this young chef who has trained under Norman Van Aken and Michael Schwartz. The Little Havana native twists bits of Cuba into every dish. The chicken livers are whipped with dark Zacapa rum. Beltran's sauces — elegant and luscious — are bound with whipped calabaza, just the way his grandparents taught him. A meal ends with a ginger-infused meringuito, and you won't stop thinking about the sweet treat until the next time you're at Ariete.

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