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The Dining Room - CLOSED

Map & Directions 413 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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305-397-8444
  • American, Contemporary
  • Sun, Tue-Sat 6pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Online Reservations Available, Recommended
  • Meters

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Miami New Times' Description

A dimly lit chandelier and some table candles illuminate this intimate Washington Avenue venue; a large mirror and family-style photos of the owners serve as décor. Twenty-four seats surrounding linen-draped tables and a petite cooking station occupy the rest of the teeny arena (with about two dozen more seats outdoors). The palate gets teased from the start via slices of baguette served with soft white truffle-perfumed butter and a plate of pickled vegetables. Chefs Horacio Rivadero (executive) and Christian Alvarez (de cuisine) show a consistent knack for adding sharp flavors that puncture the routine nature of dishes. To wit: Celery sprouts, a small dice of green apple, and a splash of vanilla heighten a vegetarian butternut squash soup; a salad of arugula and duck confit bores through the stale, old French standard via grilled apricots and a kumquat vinaigrette; and grilled nubs of calamari are spicily spiked with chili, citrus, cilantro, and kalamata olive purée. Entrées, too, are scintillating, such as halibut that whirls with a carousel of Brussels sprouts, parsnip purée, and minced trumpet mushrooms. A hunk of slow-braised pork shoulder is no less impressive with sharp multicolored grain mustard, a meltingly luscious white-bean purée, and pickled radish slices. A small "Patagonia" dessert brings fresh, soft swirls of browned Italian meringue encasing layers of pistachio cake and dulce de leche ice cream; blackberries, blueberries, and dabs of passion fruit sauce dot the plate. The Dining Room is a simple spot and a simply wonderful place for dinner.

 
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  • AskMen on 03/18/11

    The brand new, 12-table eatery feels intimate but not crowded. The menu is elegant too, with dishes such as a hazelnut-herb crusted rack of lamb and crispy braised pork.

  • Eater on 05/14/12

    Horacio Rivadero's small plates made with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients are creating a huge buzz for this tiny, cozy, chic neighborhood spot. [Eater 38 Member]

  • @steveGOgreen on 05/04/12

    Amazing food & service! They are also #Foodiechats 1-Year sponsor on May 7th 2012

  • SaraDISH S. on 11/05/11

    Scallops & Serrano ham is amazing!!

  • Miami New Times on 09/06/12

    Great intimate little spot! The goat cheese takes the arepa to a whole other level! Nice place to get away from all the hustle and bustle.

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