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Nemo Restaurant - Closed

100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139


  • Daily 12pm-3pm, Sun, Fri-Sat 6pm-11pm, Mon-Thu 6pm-12am
  • $$$$
  • Business Dining, Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Metered Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Nemo has been serving its Asian-influenced, contemporary American fare to popular acclaim since 1995. Some menu items are the same as on opening day, such as an appetizer of garlic-and-ginger-cured salmon wrapped around alfalfa sprout and a grilled Indian-spiced pork chop with sticky black rice and papaya salsa. They still taste good, as do starters of duck confit on French lentils, calamari stir-fry in mildly piquant broth, and a main course of sautéed yellowtail snapper with lobster hash browns. Raw bar selections of caviar, oysters, and shellfish cocktails remain strong choices; the wine list is filled with labels from well-regarded West Coast vintners; and brunch is, as always, the bomb. But appetizers run $13 to $19, most entrées cost $32 to $37, and desserts cost $11. That's expensive in light of Nemo's no longer being ahead of the times in terms of providing cuisine you couldn't get elsewhere.

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