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Solea - CLOSED

Map & Directions 2201 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Spanish
  • Sun-Thu 7am-11pm, Fri-Sat 7:30am-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Banquet Facilities, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Online Reservations Available, Recommended
  • Meters, Valet


Miami New Times' Description

All comebacks are impressive by dint of courage to change and the grit to make it work. But not all are alike. Chef Allen revived his long-standing landmark restaurant in brilliant fashion last year via refurbishment and a revamped menu concept. Solea first opened its doors around that time, but the highly anticipated venue in the glittering new W Hotel South Beach was greeted with sparse business and sluggish reviews. The jump-start occurred with the hiring from Por Fin of Marc Vidal, who had been named one of the top young chefs of Spain in 2005. Vidal installed a menu of small bites ($6 to $16) such as Iberico ham and fried egg over crisp potatoes, chanterelle mushrooms, and truffle oil; rice dishes and paellas served in cast-iron pans ($24 to $28); Mediterranean seafoods ($24 to $34) such as branzino with lentils, smoked sweet paprika vinaigrette, and potato purée; and meat dishes ($21 to $34) found nowhere else — like braised veal cheeks with porcini-Idiazabal cheese toast. Critics have loved the changes, and the swank indoor/outdoor space is buzzing. Solea was a James Beard semifinalist for Best New Restaurant this year. That's what you call a comeback.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Miami New Times on 11/21/10

    Voted "Best Restaurant Comeback" - Best of Miami 2010 - "Critics have loved the changes, and the swank indoor/outdoor space is buzzing."

  • AskMen on 08/30/10

    As if Chef Marc Vidal's menu wasn’t reason enough to visit, the restaurant recently unveiled its first cocktail menu made with elements like bison-grass-infused vodka to cardamom bitters.

  • ARIEL S. on 05/10/10

    There is the simply one of my new favs...and the only official great spanish restaurant on South Beach.

  • Robert R. on 07/01/10

    ...when here take advantage of outdoor dining! Enjoy and savor Spanish inspired flavorful cuisine of both traditional & innovative plates while a soft downtempo music complements your mood...

  • Alina B. on 05/07/10

    If you come here for breakfast get the French Toast and don't look back at the menu. They are most likely the best I've EVER had.

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