Top Ten Restaurants in Miami BeachOwner Brian Lieberman borrowed Executive Chef Horacio Rivadero from perennially outstanding OLA, and utilized his strengths, such as artfully crafted ceviche, and dropped them into the intimately addicting The Dining Room in the ideal neighborhood of South of Fifth. Essensia is the restaurant for foodies: sustainability, local product, presentation, quality, and atmosphere. The Fontainebleau’s Hakkasan, whose London counterpart is a Top 50 restaurant worldwide, features Chinese cuisine at its finest, while Scarpetta is no Italian slouch, combining fresh seafood dishes with an equally refreshing view of the Atlantic. Naoe is simple, minimalistic, and one of the most beautiful dining experiences in South Florida or anywhere. Wish’s tranquility and consistency, despite balancing Chef Marco Ferrero between here and Wynwood Kitchen & Bar the past year, is amongst the most satisfying restaurants on the Beach. Brazilian steakhouse fare shines at Fogo de Chao. Indomania is the Beach’s best kept secret, with the 30-seat restaurant serving Dutch-influenced Indonesian dishes. AltaMare is new and cool, saying and doing all the right things that make it one of the hottest restaurants in Miami Beach
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The Dining Room Packs Charm and Taste Onto Little Plates and Into a Tiny SpaceFrom Miami New Times: Appropriately nestled south of Fifth, in South Beach, The Dining Room is the two-month old, intimately-sized restaurant of OLA owner Brian Lieberman. Pulling double duty between Lieberman's kitchens is The Dining Room's executive chef, Horacio Rivadero. Sous chef, Christian Alvarez, is the man in charge on the two or three nights a week that Chef Rivadero is at The Sanctuary. Recently, they hosted us for a complimentary tasting of the menu's most exciting dishes. Reminiscent of a family-owned gem hidden in a Manhattan neighborhood, The Dining Room offers elegance that you can sense from the curb. Outside, a handful of candle-lit tables accommodate 24 people. The same number can sit inside, where a pleasant mix of Motown and jazz soothes the ears. The Dining Room is colored in a neutral palette including mocha walls and copper-tiled floors. A large mirror on the south wall makes the space seem larger than it is. Anchoring the interior -- and also serving as the restaurant's logo -- is a beautiful chandelier. Simple centerpieces decorate tables dressed in crisp, white linen. Family photos are conspicuously hung on the walls. Click here to read the full article on MiamiNewTimes.com
Examiner.com: South Beach: The ultimate 'where the stars are' spring break from LASouth Beach bursts with energy, itsy-bitsy bikini wearers (both men and women, especially at the Delano), gorgeous stretches of sandy beach and top restaurants like the Dining Room, a chic new hip spot just around the corner from Collins Avenue, at 6th Street and Washington Avenue.
The Dining Room opens its doors onto the trendy street that during the day hosts thousands of SoBe locals and visitors as well as scores of partiers who line up outside the thumping clubs during the hot Miami nights.
Set in a block of art deco modernist buildings, this sister restaurant to the larger and popular Ola is a cozy and welcoming newcomer to a neighborhood of trendy eateries and flashy shops and clubs.
The beige and dark wood interior, with its linen-covered tables and subdued lighting from a glittering crystal chandelier and subtle sconces that are perched above the room, lends the dining experience a sultry and nourish feel that is the perfect setting for this historic district. Outdoor tables are placed on the sidewalk of Washington Avenue with sturdy rattan and wood chairs that are the right accent to the Art Deco neighborhood. But enough about the décor, the food is the headliner here.
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Eater.com PressQuietly opened in the space left vacant by the expanded La Locanda, which moved next door, The Dining Room is a so-called "modern bistro" that features small plates "made with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients" by chef Horacio Rivadero of OLA, who is pulling double duty in both kitchens. The diminutive Dining Room has both indoor and outdoor seating and free beer and wine until March.
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