Eden South Beach - CLOSED
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami New Times's Description
Eden is located in the former Talula space on subdued 23rd Street (but just 'round the corner from the two Chows). The formerly staid decor has been minimally enlivened indoors, although the lush outdoor patio is set in barren manner. Music is too loud, too. If the original Garden of Eden looked and sounded like this one, Adam and Eve would've bolted long before banishment. The cuisine is called "new American classics," which pretty much translates to a T.G.I. Fridays-style starter selection of hummus, quesadillas, crab rolls, tuna tartare, and so forth. The quality of ingredients used is higher of course, as are prices - appetizers mostly cost $11 to $18, entrees $26 to $39. Much of the food is tasty, such as apple-chestnut ravioli, blackened chicken quesadilla, miso black cod, and lamb loin with hummus. A full bar pours creative cocktails. And some 70 global wines are offered in a very sample-friendly format - two-ounce sips, six-ounce tastes, a bottomless glass, or by the bottle. Waiters are friendly too, and for the most part efficient. But management of the room feels more corporate than neighborly - and the clientele seems tilted towards tourist rather than local. Eden's main sin is that consulting chef Christopher Lee, from New York City, has created a drab, completely unoriginal menu that seriously underestimates the increasing sophistication of Miami diners.
Tips from foursquare
The menu at the secret garden-like spot offers everything from oysters to rack of lamb to a Cuban sandwich with an upscale twist.
Amazing mini lobster rolls! SOBEFOODTOURS.COM
The calamari and apple walnut ravioli are two of the best dishes on the menu; but I really loved everything we had. The service was a pleasant surprise. Check out “The Garden of Eden”. SINFUL!
SHOW EDEN STAFF THAT YOU HAVE CHECKED IN AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY ROUND OF COCKTAILS FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS!!!
Mixology Heaven!!! Good & Evil is to die for. Ask for it with Riazul Tequila
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