Miami Spice starts today. For only $23 for lunch and $39 for dinner, diners can enjoy a meal they would often pay almost double for. Chefs, in return, receive increased business during the summer doldrums. More than 240 restaurants are participating in the two-month promotion, so answering the age-old question of "Where do you want to eat?" can be a decision fraught with uncertainty.
This week, we'll explore some of the best Spice values throughout Miami-Dade's most popular neighborhoods. Today, we bring you the spots in Coconut Grove.
For a light yet filling Italian dinner at Spasso
, start with the caprese salad. Then choose from homemade tortellini, filet mignon, or seared branzino for your main course. There's also dessert; either ricotta cheesecake or vanilla gelato topped with a shot of espresso. Though the Spice menu is concise, it's a representative sample of Spasso's full dinner menu.
4. Panorama Restaurant and Sky Lounge
A panoramic view is exactly what you get at this restaurant nestled atop the Sonesta Coconut Grove. Looking at the appetizer options of lobster mac 'n' cheese and braised short rib, you'd think the entrées couldn't get much better. However, lunch boasts an impressive selection of flat-iron steak, salmon, and fish 'n' chips. For dinner, choose from lamb chops, grouper, or shrimp. The best part of Panorama is it's flexibility. Despite the swank factor this restaurant provides, the specials are available even on weekends.