The Surf Club Restaurant

Early this fall Thomas Keller of French Laundry and Per Se fame, opened his first restaurant in South Florida, and it is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. The atmosphere is a nod to Miami's elegant and storied past, on the site of the former playground of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Elizabeth Taylor. Formal, yet playful, the ambiance conjures the feeling of the golden age and Miami as America's favorite playground. The menu, with something for everyone, recollects the past as well with dishes like Oysters Rockefeller and Hass Avocado Louie. The continental food is prepared with precision and skill. Many dishes are assembled masterfully table side like the Classic Caesar Salad, the Dover Sole, and the Ice Cream Sunday bar. You will not leave this meal overly full, though your wallet will certainly be drained! Must say, though, it will be worth it.