Ritzy Restaurant: Bourbon Steak Miami Is A Foodie’s Dream Dining Destination

by Leslie J. Kraft

Come for happy hour and stay all evening when you visit Bourbon Steak Miami to satisfy your inner-foodie’s craving for fine dining. 

Located in Aventura, Bourbon Steak Miami — Celebrity Chef Michael Mina’s sophisticated steakhouse — takes all of what we love about the genre and gives it a modern refresh. Smoky mirrors, glass-enclosed wine cases displaying an impressive collection and leather banquettes set the scene for what promises to be an unforgettable meal.

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Craft cocktails are the draw at the bar with The Bramble earning high marks. Made with Bombay Sapphire or Tito’s Vodka (diners get to pick), crème de mûre (blackberry liqueur), lemon, crushed blackberries and a touch of sugar (it really isn’t a sweet drink), it’s heady heaven in a glass.

Of course, there’s steak — but not just any Prime Angus Beef or rib-eye. Choices of cuts abound, with the 8-ounce Chef’s Favorite Cut ‘Rib Cap’ serving as the star of the show as it is the restaurant’s top selection which lends itself particularly well to Mina’s renowned butter-poaching steak technique, which renders an extremely tender result.

The seafood selection is also impressive, highlighted by Michael’s Tuna Tartare: fresh tuna complemented by Asian pear, pine nuts, habanero pepper, a quail egg and sesame. For caviar aficionados, Marky’s Caviar Selection, which offers a choice of Kaluga Imperial Gold and Russian Osetra, does not disappoint.

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Salads and sides also steal the show at Bourbon Steak Miami, beginning with the restaurant’s Caesar salad which arrives with a flavorful twist. Prepared with baby gem lettuce and white anchovy then topped with garlic streusel, the restaurant elevates a timeless favorite, making it an instant hit among its patrons. The Creamed Spinach garnished with crispy shallots presents the right balance of crunchy-to-creamy, while the fragrance of the herbed Grilled Vidalia Onions is enough to send even the most committed carnivore back for seconds.

Be sure to save room for the Nutella Cheesecake, which arrives crowned with Nutella whipped cream and a sprinkling of chocolate shavings. It’s a surefire way to wrap up an incredible culinary experience. 

Bourbon Steak Miami is located in the JW Marriott Turnberry Resort, 19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura. For more information, call 786-279-6600 or visit bourbonsteakmia.com.

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