Brickell seems to be getting all the posh new restaurants lately, and now they’ve just got another great one: Lippi. A totally unique continental concept created by Tunu Puri, an investor in Zuma, Lippi has all the makings of an A-list hotspot. First there is the two-story bay windows that look out onto the growing, glittering Brickell Avenue, and the soft, warm tones communicated by thirty foot curtains, earthy marble and just enough wrought iron to make both South Americans and Europeans at home. The extensive, visible wine cave helps too.
And then there is the “New American Cuisine.” With Tunu Puri giving Lippi common ground with Zuma – expectations for the cuisine are understandably high… and met. The food is flawless, made from high-quality and often organic ingredients. A manned marble raw bar produces Peruvian-inspired ceviches, crudos, and creamy Blue Point oysters, while the kitchen sends out bites of perfect fois gras and smoked salmon with caviar. Main plates of classic dishes such as expertly grilled meats, and sides like truffle risotto, ratatouille, fingerling potatoes with rosemary are stellar and meant to be shared. Can’t make up your mind? Tasting menus of many courses are offered for $75, $95 and $125.