The Gibson Room
When Michael Beltran saw a space become available just a few short blocks from where his grandparents lived in Miami's Shenandoah neighborhood, the chef knew he had to turn it into something wonderful. The Gibson Room is a dark, sophisticated place that offers upgraded versions of classic cocktails like its namesake (a martini garnished with a pickled onion in lieu of an olive) while listening to live jazz. That in itself would make this lounge noteworthy. But Beltran's food menu takes it up several notches with offerings like a trout tartine, grilled oysters, and an oxtail-and-shrimp ramen. Plus, what other cocktail lounges offer Sunday brunch? It's no surprise that Michelin recently added this classy venue to its Florida Guide.
2224 SW 22nd St., Miami, 33145