Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami New Times' Description
It's a nondescript concrete block from the outside, but step within and you'll be privy to a boisterous warehouse setting that encompasses a wine market, wine bar, and casual French bistro. No walls separate the three, so the ambiance is lofty and hip. There are hundreds of modestly priced wine bottles ($7 to $30); the idea is to select one to accompany your bistro meal. Your waiter or the depot manager/sommelier deliver wine to your table and pour. The menu is a mix of informal bistro fare and Mediterranean-inspired small plates. Items include croque-monsieur; salads; charcuterie and cheese plates; foie gras and smoked salmon, each in more than one guise; and tapas such as Merguez sausages, marinated anchovies, and pan con tomate y Serrano ($6 to $13). Don't miss the octopus Provençal or shrimp in saffron butter sauce. A few main-plate blackboard specials are offered nightly -- might be filet mignon, corvina with creamy leek sauce, or veal stroganoff. Try the homemade fig tart for dessert. Perhaps 555's biggest selling point is the free parking lot on the side -- something of a South Beach miracle. This place is geared toward and priced for locals, who appreciate the value and are having a heck of a time doing so. You might consider joining the party one night.
Tips from foursquare
Stock your fridge at the small market selling caviar, cheeses, meats, & sausages; refresh your wine selection with bottles from the more than 40 wine racks. Hit the bar or bistro to try before buying.
Channel your inner sommelier at Wine Depot every Tuesday night during its August tasting series. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m (Registration is required; call to secure your spot.)
Running low on wine? Wine Depot can help! Pick up the perfect bottle of wine for dinner tonight.
I love Red Wine especially from my country!! :)
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