Food News

New Estiatorio Milos to Compete With Joe's and Prime One Twelve

​So there's no more rumor-mongering, let's get all the facts straight, starting with the name of the new restaurant opening across from Joe's Stone Crab in mid-April: Estiatorio Milos. No, it's not in the former Au Pied de Cochon space. Yes, you have been getting the name wrong. But that's okay -- so have we, apparently.

"Milos" is Greek for "windmill," so the look of this expansive, high-end eatery will reflect that in the form of a revolving door entrance, lots of wood, and and overall airy feel. It's chef will be Sean Bernal who, while admittedly jumping from restaurant to restaurant recently. was most likely the right choice. We argue that few people in this market know seafood better and we're hopeful this commitment will stick. If you also heard that this place will charge top dollar, that's pretty accurate, too. The average check per person may easily hover around $100, with alcohol, but with neighbors like Joe's and Prime One Twelve, that's hardly unjustifiable if the quality of eats served is any match.

Rand says a prix-fixe lunch with an appetizer, entree, and dessert will be offered upon opening and it should hover somewhere around only $20. Perhaps that's your best way to gauge where you should throw down the big bucks when you park near SoBe's version of the restaurant Bermuda Triangle, the place where your dining dollars evaporate and all you are left with to remember them by is a (hopefully) full stomach.

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Riki Altman