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Fish Fish Restaurant Bar and Market Brings Fresh Seafood to North Miami

We live in South Florida, a subtropical paradise, surrounded by some of the bluest waters in the world. And yet, somehow, we have a surprisingly low number of places in which to enjoy fresh seafood. Sounds fishy, no?

Fish Fish Restaurant Bar and Market (13488 Biscayne Boulevard) is a new source of fresh, local seafood for North Miami. Owner Rebecca Nachlas is a lawyer by trade. She and her husband originally wanted to open a seafood market, selling products from local fisherman in Islamorada, but expanded the concept with the addition of a full-service restaurant after meeting with Oscar Quezada, a chef at iconic Lazy Days restaurant in the Keys. Quezada was looking to take charge of a kitchen from the ground up and Nachlas agreed to the venture.


Fish Fish, which opened quietly late December, features a market selling local

lobster, stone crabs, and fish, fresher and more affordable than the

offerings at upscale chain markets. "We don't have a middleman, so we're

bringing the seafood directly from the boat here," said Nachlas. For

instance, stone crabs to take-out sell for about $43 per pound for

colossals, $49 per pound for super colossals (the prices are slightly

higher when served as a meal with sides at the restaurant).

In

addition to local seafood, Nachlas flies in Maine lobster, New England

oysters and clams, and even Dover sole from across the pond. A selection

of prepared foods will be available soon.

The restaurant,

helmed by chef Quezada, featured a large selection of seafood, or guests

can pick their own fish at the market and the chef will prepare it

whole.

Selections include sauteed snapper with lemongrass basmati rice

with chef Oscar's Key lime butter sauce ($28); fish & chips from day

boat Icelandic cod, with house made tartar sauce and English mushy peas

9$26); and pan roasted grouper with truffle mushroom risotto and fresh

orange cream sauce ($30).



In addition, the restaurant offers a full bar with specialty cocktails named after denizens of the deep.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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