The rock 'n' roll Sea Rock seafood restaurant in SoBe's Sunset Harbour has gone out to sea. Sunk. Kaput.
There are reasons restaurants fail, and it rarely has to do with bad luck. Here was Short Order's first impression this past October:
Help! My Eardrums Are Bleeding!
Or at least it felt like they were when my wife and I walked into SeaRock Restaurant. This new establishment is located on Bay Road in South Beach, two blocks north of the lively intersection where other newcomers Casale Pizzeria and Burger & Beer Joint are packing them in. SeaRock offers various ceviches and seafood dishes named after rock stars, but at 8:30 p.m. on a Saturday night, the music, as I say, was blaring, the room empty, the staff disinterested. Pumping the volume later on for the lounge scene would make sense, but that sort of din is anything but inviting for dinner. We left.
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.