Bourbon Steak, a Michael Mina Restaurant

19999 W. Country Club Drive
Aventura, FL 33180
786-279-6600
Critics' Pick
Best Of

Details

  • Sun-Thu 6pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-11pm
  • $$$$
  • Banquet Facilities, Kid Friendly, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking, Parking Validation
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Bourbon Steak is a contemporary American steak house and as such does not serve the style of cuisine traditionally associated with the uppermost echelon of establishments. Yet when à la carte entrée accompaniments include butter-poached lobster tail, grilled foie gras, and roasted marrow bones, well, let's just say this latest Michael Mina venture is, by nearly any standard, as fine as it gets around here. So is the sleek setting, within the hitherto inviolable confines of the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club. Mina, for those who don't yet know, is a celebrated chef who made his name in the San Francisco area. The menu's 18 appetizers are divvied into a half-dozen categories (lobster, tuna, crab, greens, foie gras, and American Kobe beef), each proffered three distinctive ways. For instance, lobster floats in a grilled cheese crouton atop heirloom tomato soup; is swirled into bacon-and-shiso-wrapped fritters with yuzu crème fraîche; and gets butter-poached and bolstered with chanterelles and a squared crêpe oozing corn pudding. Steaks are tripartitioned as well, this threesome thing being a Mina signature. So is his means of poaching all meats in fat before grilling: steaks in butter, lamb in olive oil, and pork in bacon lard. The trio of choices is all-natural certified Angus beef, American Kobe beef from Masami Farms, and the legendary, exquisitely marbled Japanese A5 Kobe. Seafoods such as miso-glazed black cod and an outrageous lobster potpie are equally inspiring. Bourbon's menu is steeped in luxe comestibles, but nothing gets the crowd buzzing like duck-fat fries. The skinny, twice-fried spuds come three ways: truffled, spiced with smoked paprika, and doused in herbs, each with a matching dip. Desserts are good too. Bourbon Steak is one of our finest.

Related Stories (39)

  • Mother's Day 2015 Brunches in Miami
    25 days ago by Laine Doss

    She birthed you, fed you, and lived through all your ungrateful tantrums. She's mom and this coming Sunday, May 10, is Mother's Day — the day to repay at least some of the debts you owe her. While a nice beachfront condo or a new Me...

  • Michael Mina on Chefs Needing Social Skills, Miami's Strip Steak
    8 months ago by Zachary Fagenson

    Pretend for a moment you're chef de cuisine at one of Michael Mina's 22 restaurants and want to add something to the menu. You must first face the "Recipe Exchange." You conceptualize, execute, and sell the dish as a special for thr...

  • The Good of Miami Spice 2014, Part One
    10 months ago by Zachary Fagenson

    Another steamy summer, another Miami Spice. The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is back with the oft-beloved, sometimes maligned dining deals that help fill restaurants during the slow summer months and give less well-to-...

  • Kentucky Derby Watch Parties in Miami: Big Hats and Bourbon
    1 year ago by Laine Doss

    They might be just 3 years old, but the 20 horses expected to start this year's Kentucky Derby are some of the most talented athletes in the world. Most of the thoroughbreds -- including the favorite to win this year's run for the r...

Load More Articles

Menu

View All

More Contemporary Restaurants in Aventura/North Miami Beach

View All

More Contemporary Restaurants in Miami