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Emeril's Miami Beach - Closed

1601 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139 | South Beach | 305-695-4550

Location Description:

Though you won't hear "Bam!" coming from the open kitchen at Emeril's Miami Beach, the celebrity chef has put his stamp on his eponymous New Orleans-style eatery. The food screams the Big Easy via spicy Creole dishes such as barbecue shrimp ($10.50), pan-roasted blue crab cake with Louisiana crawfish coleslaw ($12), gumbo ($9), andouille-crusted red fish with bordelaise potatoes ($34), eight-ounce filet mignon with blue cheese butter ($46), and caramelized sweet potatoes ($6). A can't-miss creation is actually on the dessert menu: Sink your fork into Emeril's luscious banana cream pie ($10), and you'll never order crème brûlée again. Brunch is just as decadent, with a three-course prix fixe menu ($36) offering kicked-up breakfast-style plates such as smoked salmon cheesecake, eggs Benedict with slow-roasted pork, and French toast with chorizo sausage. It's pricey at Emeril's, but you won't leave hungry. It's also a rare dining experience in a town marred by bad service: The waitstaff is attentive, the sommelier knowledgeable, and the atmosphere warm and inviting. And for the times when Mr. Lagasse is in town (mainly during the winter months), request a seat by the open kitchen so you can watch the world's most telegenic chef whip up your meal a few feet away. Maybe then you'll be saying, "Bam!" with him.

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  • Cuisine(s): Cajun, Creole, French
  • Hours: Sun 11am-2:30pm, Sun-Thu 6pm-10:30pm, Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-11pm
  • Price: $$$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended, Highly Recommended, Online Reservations Available
  • Parking: Meters, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Business casual
  • Extra Info: This restaurant will close on August 7, 2011.
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Fireplace, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

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