Those who know me know that I live to eat (not eat to live). And nothing makes me happier than a mouthwatering piece of steak. So when EDGE Steak & Bar invited me to experience their restaurant in Miami, I jumped at the opportunity!
If you’re vacaying in South Beach, you need to cross the bridge to get a sense of the real Miami. So last Friday, me, my hubby and my lovely photog hopped in a cab from SoBe to the heart of Brickell for dinner (about a 20 min ride). It was a beautiful ride over the bridge…
After our mini art tour, we headed up to the 7th floor to begin our foodie adventure. We felt a really great buzz as soon as we stepped inside the restaurant. We decided to dine on their beautiful terrace where we could listen to the live DJ and take in the fresh, summer air.
We were welcomed by Pedro – our amazing Peruvian Server – and Samuel – the gracious Assistant Manager from France. One thing I’ll say right off the bat is that the Edge had the best service we experienced in Miami – by a long shot. Everyone was knowledgable (something that seemed to be lacking in Miami restos), friendly and attentive.
We started the night off with a specialty cocktail called The Cat Walk (meow). It was a refreshing blend of St. Germain, Aperol, Passion Fruit, Vanilla Rooibos Tea and Sparkling Wine. Slightly acidic and not to sweet, it was a great aperitif cocktail. Cheers!
First up was the Try Them All Tartare platter ($19). A selection of Corvina, Beef, Octopus and Ahi Tuna, it’s a great dish for those who want to sample a bit of everything. The Beef (angus tenderloin, pickled jicama, fried shallots and fresh horseradish) and Ahi Tuna (pickled shallots, watermelon and italian parsley) were the standouts.
Then came one of the highlights of the evening: the Seafood Mixto for Two ($45). While all the seafood on this platter was outstanding, the oysters were the BEST we’ve ever tasted. We asked Pedro how he likes to dress them and devoured them his way: with the Chef’s homemade “Hot Source” (made with fresh ingredients from the EDGE’s garden), the Chipotle Cocktail Sauce and fresh lime. This dish had us drooling and left us wanting more!
And then came the beautiful steak. We each got a different dish so we could try a bit of everything: the Surf & Turf special (with lobster and filet mignon), the 12 oz New York Strip ($36) and the 12 oz Delmonico ($32). The Delmonico steak was to die for. The beef is from Creekstone Farms and is charbroiled at 1800 degrees which perfectly seals in the juices. We’ve had some pretty awesome steak around the globe and can truly say these ranked among the best.
The steaks were served with three signature sauces: Malbec Jus, Chimichurri and Classic Bearnaise. Our fave was the Malbec Jus – it was rich and complex. We also ordered two sides: the Chorizo and Cheddar Croquetas ($7) and the Blue Cheese Mac & Cheese ($7). We really liked the Mac & Cheese – who doesn’t love comfort food?!
Next up: dessert! We ordered the Chocolate (warm blackout brownie, pretzel nougat and vanilla ice cream – $8), the Strawberry (strawberry mousse, rhubarb jam and pistachio ice cream – $8) and the Apple (braised apples, spice cake and lemon cream – $8). We weren’t huge fans of the strawberry mousse, but thought the pistachio ice cream was heavenly. We devoured the Apple dessert! It was a perfectly balanced and beautifully presented.
We decided to take a quick stroll through Chef Aaron Brooks’s garden after our meal. EDGE is a firm believer of the farm to table philosophy. They buy their ingredients from local farms and even harvest their own herbs and peppers to create homemade sauces, rubs and drinks! Not only is this sustainable, but you can really taste the difference in their dishes.
With a great ambiance, superb service and mouthwatering food, EDGE is a resto you don’t want to miss out on in Miami. We can’t wait to go back and make s’mores by the fire!
Special thanks to EDGE Steak & Bar for hosting us for dinner. As always, all reviews and opinions are entirely our own.