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The Brick

100 Southeast 4th St.
Miami, FL 33131


  • Mon-Thu 7-10:30 a.m.(breakfast) 11 a.m.-4 p.m.(lunch) 5-10 p.m.(dinner); Fri-Sat 7:30-10:30 a.m.(breakfast) 11 a.m.-11 p.m.(lunch/dinner); Sun 7-10:30 a.m.(breakfast) 5-10 p.m.(dinner)
  • $$$
  • Banquet Facilities, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
The Brick really isn't. It's not much to look at, to be sure -- a long, narrow, hugely unstylish space in back of a hotel stuck in the shadow of an I-95 flyover. But it does have a few tables butting up against the Miami River and food that's better than its lackluster ambiance suggests. Prices are reasonable and portions are big enough to feed you and your tapeworm. A birdbath-size bowl comes filled with plump, juicy mussels swimming in a wine-y, garlicky broth perfect for sopping up with bread. Salads are big and filling, pastas too. Rack of lamb arrives as a trio of double-cut chops with a tangy Dijon mustard-pesto crust. Solid, uncomplicated fare -- just like a brick.

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