Situated in Miami Beach, Red restaurant serves exquisite steaks and has an extensive wine list. With a new Bar Bites menu perfect for football season, dig into a variety of shared plates and interesting cocktails.
By Brenda Benoit
Red, The Steakhouse is no ordinary restaurant and I could not refuse.
Upon entering, the ambiance was warm and classy, a place suitable for a romantic dinner or a business meeting – it is a versatile venue appropriate for any occasion.
We sat at the bar and started with the House Made Pastrami. Decadent is the first word that comes to mind – melted Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing enveloped the pastrami like a veil, the brioche buns, the perfect vessel to carry this wicked combination of ingredients.
The Duck Confit Nachos came next. These were the most unusual nachos I have ever had – duck confit, goat cheese fondue, scallions and jalapeños made this dish quite surprising and delicious.
The Tuna Tacos were just so good! Sashimi tuna, avocado and wakame, all drizzled with a spicy aïoli. Need I say more?
The Chef surprised us with a Lobster Ceviche. The presentation was amazing – served with two whole lobster claws on top the actual ceviche and the lobster head as decoration. Needless to say, the ceviche did not stay too long on the plate; it quickly disappeared into our stomachs without leaving a trace on the dish.
The Bar Menu at Red does not stay static; it changes every so often in order to surprise the diners.
We were in a steakhouse so we had to have a steak, right? I ordered the 16oz Ribeye, medium rare. It was delicious and perfectly cooked.
Chef Peter Vauthy hails from New York and developed a keen sense of culinary artistry early in life. He learned to cook from his Grandmother and up to this day, her teachings are still a source of inspiration.
Red, The Steakhouse specializes in Certified Angus Beef ®, all seasoned with Kosher salt, peppercorns and “Aglio (garlic) Brushing”. They can be served by themselves or accompanied by a variety of sauces – Horseradish Crème Fraîche, Béarnaise, Chimichurri, Diane, Green Peppercorn, Garlic & Chiles, BBQ Sauce or House Made Gravy. The choice of toppings is also attractive – from artisanal blue cheese to king crab.
The bar offers a selection of over 500 wines, including its own private blends and handmade signature cocktails.
A visit to Red is a must if you are an insatiable carnivore but come with a stuffed wallet as the experience is going to cost you. The price is worth every precious ounce of beef though so I will be back as soon as I can. Hopefully sooner than later.
Red, The Steakhouse
119 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139