Address:2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (inside the Miami Beach Edition)
By: Sarah Dunn
Jean-Georges has cultivated a classic at the Miami Beach Edition
What to wear: Miami chic, and we’d probably wear heels.
What to expect: Once you step inside the Miami Beach Edition, South Beach seems far away. You’re only a few blocks north, but this is an airy, impeccably designed resort where you can get a drink, eat dinner, dance, go bowling, and ice skate, all under the same roof. But let’s focus on the centerpiece: the Matador Room. The sunken dining room is designed as a glamorous supper club, complete with a dazzling chandelier overhead. While the inside is beautiful, we recommend considering dining outside on the terrace. The patio is covered in lush greenery and glittering lights, overlooking the pool and the beach beyond. Regardless of where you sit, you will be treated to Latin American tapas from Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
The Menu: The menu features a seasonal selection of large and small plates, organized into creative categories such as “Light & Bright” and “Golden & Crispy”. It also includes a variety of pizzas, tacos, and meat dishes.
What to order: The crowd favorite from the “Table Snacks” section is the Sweet Pea Guacamole, a Matador Room classic. This is a take on traditional guacamole, topped with toasted sunflower seeds for a crunchy texture and served with fresh tortilla chips.
The Arroz Con Pollo is a must, with tender chicken, perfectly cooked rice, tasty crackling skin and lemon zest.
For dessert, we loved the Tres Leches Cake with playful meringue and fresh strawberry, pineapple, and kiwi for a light yet tangy finish to the meal.
How to score a table: After several years at the Edition, the Matador Room has established itself as a dining destination. We definitely recommend booking a table beforehand! Save some energy for after dinner, when you can work off your meal downstairs at Basement on the ice, at the bowling lanes, or on the dance floor!