Restaurant Reviews

Sneak Review: Fin & Q

A little bait to hopefully hook you into reading next week's Cafe review of Eismann's two:

Fin:
A fisherman would consider our experience here extremely successful: All the big ones were hooked, even if some small fries got away -- meaning main plates of grouper, halibut, and striped bass were fresh, adeptly prepared, and accompanied by simple yet flavorful sides, while predinner bread slices were dried out, and a cellophane packet alongside clam chowder was filled with stale oyster crackers

Q:
The ribs were meaty, juicy, and assertively rubbed with dry spices. Some patrons might be put off by the firm nature of the meat -- more similar to Chinese spare ribs than fall-off-the-bone soft -- but I liked the freshness and appreciated the texture: tender but not mushy. The chicken was especially noteworthy -- smoky mahogany-hued skin protecting a moist, flavorful, prebrined bird. This is a great plate of food for $18.

Q American Barbeque/Fin
4029 N. Miami Ave., Miami
305-227-2378

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