Address:660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139,
Photos by: Seawell Fish N’Oyster
What to expect: Here in Miami, there is no shortage of seafood. We can’t get enough of it. However, it’s harder to find an eatery that has a unique selection and interpretation of seafood dishes. A couple of weeks ago, Seawell Fish N’ Oyster opened in the Anglers Hotel on Washington Avenue in South Beach. Seawell is one of those special seafood spots. The restaurant has a cozy, nautical ambiance, with knotted ropes adorning the walls and sailboat-inspired booths. The food offerings are impressive and the Anglers boast a well-known cocktail program and an impressive natural wine selection.The Menu: The menu features a raw bar, sea flight samplers, a daily catch, playful appetizers, fish and meat entrees, and veggie sides. Don’t forget to save room for dessert!What to order: The Lobster Poutine is a meal in itself – juicy lobster chunks and gooey cheese curds atop a bowl of french fries, drizzled with homemade gravy.We also recommend the Baked Oysters Bingo, a platter of large oysters swimming in baked Parmesan cheese and an herb glacage (glaze), topped with chunks of tasso ham and scallions.Our favorite entree was the Snapper “Perloo” – fresh, tender Snapper served on a bed of Carolina rice mixed with andouille sausage, clams, and mussels, all soaked in a yummy seafood broth (the ‘a la nage” French method of poaching seafood).For dessert, don’t miss the Whoopie Pie Alaska: a fluffy toasted marshmallow puff with a treasure trove of vanilla ice cream, chocolate cake, and toffee underneath. Can we get seconds, please?!
How to score a table: We recommend making a reservation, especially on weekends. This holiday season, don’t miss their festive tiki pop-up bar, Sippin’ Santa, featuring handcrafted holiday cocktails from November 29th through the end of the year. We know where we’ll be stopping by for some Christmas magic during Art Basel!