With a sexy city that prides itself on having some of the most beautiful people around, image is everything — and light healthy foods help provide it. However, there are times when the raw food and the small bites just won’t do, and when that happens there are these top 5 best comfort food venues serving up some hearty, heavy goodness.
1 Tongue & Cheek
Former Wolfgang Puck chef, Jamie DeRosa dishes out unique contemporary cuisine inside his Tongue & Cheek venue, with items that include Fried Mozzarella “Burrata Sticks," Moroccan Beef Short Ribs with garlicky naan bread, “Poutine” of braised brisket, cheddar, and pastrami spiced fries, along with the “Tres Leches” with polenta cake and strawberry soup.
431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach(305) 704-2900
2 Swine Southern Table & Bar
A bustling atmosphere with a loft-style design, Swine Southern Table & Bar is all about the southern barbecue soul food experience consisting of homemade cornbread, crispy brussels sprouts, cheddar cheese waffles with smoked country fried bacon, and a Warm Sticky Icky Bun with maple bourbon toffee syrup, pecan butter, and sweet potato pie ice cream.
4770 Biscayne Blvd., Coral Gables(786) 360-6433
3 Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
A place known for its farm-to-table concept and locally sourced seasonal ingredients, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink provides daily changing menus full of hearty options of Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder for dinner or Harris Ranch Black Angus Burger on a brioche bun for lunch, along with housemade ice cream served with a shortbread cookie from the infamous executive pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith.
130 NE 40th St., Design District(305) 573-5550
4 Red, The Steakhouse
Step inside the ultra sexy Red, the Steakhouse to enjoy devouring all the classics including Pappardelle Bolognese made with veal and beef ragout, the Aged Certified Angus Beef Brand Prime Ribeye with a side of savory parmesan tater tots, and ending it right with homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiched between two double chocolatey cookies for dessert.
119 Washington Ave., Miami Beach(305) 534-3688
Inside Michelle Bernstein’s modern bistro Michy’s, you’ll find ample comfort food menu options starting with Creamy Polenta with truffled poached egg, followed by Steak Frites with a Béarnaise pepper steak sauce, with a Deep Fried Apple Pie served on vanilla ice cream for dessert.
6927 Biscayne Blvd., Upper East Side(305) 759-2001