Mandolin Aegean Bistro
Miami, FL 33137
- Daily noon to 11 p.m.
- Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
- Lunch, Dinner
- Street Parking
- Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Teeny tiny Mandolin Aegean Bistro is located in a former 1940s bungalow in the Design District, adorned in blue and white. The quaintness that fills the air is as tangible as the extra-virgin Greek olive oil that fills the vials placed on each table. Mandolin’s straightforward cooking is evidenced by a sweet, tender curlicue of grilled octopus misted with the aforementioned Mediterranean lubricant. Even chicken kebab — usually relegated to fodder for timid eaters — is unexpectedly rousing: five huge, juicy hunks of grilled white meat kicked up with a quick dip in the dish of tzatziki served alongside. Don’t miss the Greek salad: large ripe wedges of tomato, cucumber, and green peppers mingled with smaller shots of red onion, capers, and Kalamata olives, the radiant medley sneakgin shade beneath a wide white plank of feta cheese. New Normal: You’d be hard pressed to find a dining venue more charming than Mandonlin’s garden patio, which seats about 40.
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