M Bar - CLOSED
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
- All Major Credit Cards
- Full bar
New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description
A spiffed-up corner hangout from Jack Mancini, M Bar's plate glass windows and 360-degree bar offers a slew of vantage points for people-watching. Flat screens animate overhead at the bar. Orange accents, dark floors, and leather upholstery warm up the 3,500-square-foot space. Apparently there's a garden as indicated by the Handcrafted Drinks From the Garden list, which features herbal, fruit-forward cocktails such as the East Las Olas with Mount GayEclipse, cilantro, mint, kiwi, lime, and simple syrup ($13). It's a salad in a pint glass that's big on flavor but needs a tweak of refinement; soggy greens aren't an ideal condiment. The drink menu also chronicles a solid collection of hand-crafted beers and wines by the glass as well as a laundry list of -tinis. The menu, arranged by small, medium, and large plates -- with call-outs such as foie gras PB& J and lamb lolly pops -- makes it abundantly clear this tapas place isn't simply Spanish tapas. Despite the riffs on childhood food, the cuisine at M Bar isn't child's play. Brother sister chef team Kevin and Lauren Anderson showcase a huge menu with an extensive ingredient list in its first go-round of the farm-to-table concept, with ingredients that may be local, but many of which are in season elsewhere. Take the super fresh hamachi with an umami miso butterscotch and shaved cucumber ($6), though at three bites, they're not kidding about small plates. We swooned over the sweetbreads, a play on chicken and waffles garnished with a fried quail egg ($13). Despite that the dish is overdressed- potatoes AND hazel nuts AND a waffle? It's pretty freaking delicious -- as guilty a pleasure as the plate that lends inspiration. A stunner is the charred octopus, creamed fresh hearts of palm and sea beans ($7). More conservative diners can gravitate toward flat breads ($8-$10), farm burgers ($8), or a good ol' New York strip ($38), though if the Andersen's ambition prevails, they'll be missing out on a series of compelling flavors.
Tips from foursquare
Voted Best Guacamole for 2010 -"Everything is mashed together in front of your salivating stare. The result is addictive"
The bistec con chiles rajas is awesome.
Named Best Place For Drinks, Not Food by New Times Broward Palm Beach! The margaritas are so good where there's a menu dedicated to tequila, you might just quit your job and join a mariachi band
AMAZING guacamole!!! Must get.
Derek is the BEST bartender.. Don't get confused!!
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