Matador Room

2901 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
786-257-4600
Critics' Pick
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  • Sunday Brunch 11 AM - 4 PM Lunch 11 AM - 4 PM Monday - Saturday Matador Terrace Bar: Small bites menu 4 PM - 6PM Daily Dinner 6 PM - 11 PM Sunday - Wednesday, until 12 AM Thursday-Saturday Matador Bar 4 PM - 2 AM Sunday-Thursday, until 3 AM Fridays and Saturdays
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Full service bar, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
Located inside the sleek Miami Beach Edition (formerly the Seville Beach Hotel), Matador Room is celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's interpretation of Latin cuisine. The pièce de résistance is a massive white chandelier reminiscent of an octopus -- a restoration of the one from the Seville Hotel's original Matador Room, whose spherical layout has also remained intact. Meanwhile, the leafy outdoor area is a nod to the Tropicana nightclub in Havana. In the recommended signature arroz con pollo -- prepared to order -- the jasmine rice resembles a creamy risotto in both taste and texture. As for the accompanying chicken, brined dark and light meat are flash-fried and submerged in a broth of kombu (edible kelp) and rosemary before going into the oven. Lemon zest, black pepper, and crackling slices of chicken skin round out JG's twist on the Latin classic that earned itself an olé. Not every dish is a clear winner, but this is a restaurant determined to take charge of its surroundings and succeed beyond the initial hype. And the light cooking is perfect for a little postdinner ice-skating, bowling, or dancing. None of those your thing? Get the multilayered almond cake and call it a night.

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