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Lettuce & Tomato Gourmet Gastrobar


Name: Cindy Milewski
Restaurant Pick: Okeechobee Steakhouse
Reviewed: Lettuce & Tomato Gourmet Gastrobar

I made a reservation for two. They mentioned that they had an outdoor area so I asked if I could bring my dog (Lexi) and they said sure. We had a 6:30 reservation and we were timely seated outdoors. There was ample parking. The ambiance outdoors is very cute— decorated with green plants hanging within the open area. You basically do not even feel as though you are sitting outside in small strip mall. I did not even have to ask, and the staff brought over a dog bowl full of water for Lexi. The waitress asked as about drinks and recommended the sangria. So, I ordered a red sangria and my friend, Susan, ordered a soda. The menu is divided in four sections and the food is an Asian / Argentinean fusion. In one section, you have sushi and then in another you have custom burgers. We went ahead and ordered the spicy tuna roll and the braised short rib steamed buns. My drink was good very good and full of fruit— you almost needed a spoon so you could scoop out all the pieces of fruit. The appetizers came out super quickly. We tried the steamed buns first and they were absolutely amazing. We both enjoyed them. We then tried the sushi. Perhaps we should have had the sushi first, because we thought the sushi was good and very fresh, but not as good as the steamed buns. We then decided that we would split the entrée. We figured since the beef in the short ribs was so good, we would try one of the custom burgers. We ordered the au jus and truffle burger, cooked medium. The staff was very attentive to us, always clearing our plates and making sure everything was to our liking. The burger came out and it was very nicely plated. We both tried the hand-cut fries and they were absolutely perfect. I am not a big fan of fries, but when they are fresh, hand-cut and seasoned with sea salt you know the difference. They were perfectly cooked and seasoned and had a creamy middle. We then poured some of the au jus on our burgers and took a bite. We both thought that the burger was cooked well rather than medium, but the flavors were there. We were both full, but once the staff cleared the table and the waitress said the desserts, we knew we needed to give one a try. We chose the Dulce de Leche Mousse. The dessert came out in a beautiful presentation with fresh berry coulis. It was perfect— not too sweet and very light, which was perfect since we were already full from the meal. The experience was a good one and I would definitely come back if I was in the area for the steamed buns. And I would like to try the truffle tuna bites on my next visit.

Name: Chris Henry
Restaurant Pick: El Tayta Peruvian
Reviewed: Lettuce & Tomato Gourmet Gastrobar

The restaurant was a little hard to find, located in a small, unknown neighborhood corner strip mall in a world by itself. However, walking towards it. It was very charming and reserved. We were nicely greeted by a hospitable hostess who sat us down immediately. Our server explained the full menu and she was excellent. The food was delightfully tasty; however, the portions were a little small. Mother always used to tell me, always have veggies with your food. I was a little disappointed that there weren’t any vegetables offered with my main course. The Dulce De Leche Mousse was out of this world. Overall, I highly recommend it.

Name: Derrick Perez
Restaurant Pick: Lettuce & Tomato Gourmet Gastrobar
Reviewed: Lettuce & Tomato Gourmet Gastrobar

From the moment you park, you don’t expect to be “wowed”, but the flavors at Lettuce and Tomato will blow you away. You walk up to the restaurant and the ambiance is immediately is warm. The lighting is inviting, and décor is rustic chic. Everyone who works there is spectacular from the smiling hostess to the knowledgeable waitress. The portions will leave you full, and the price won’t break the bank. But most of all, the delicious quality of the food will stand out and bring you back again to try some unique dishes like the steamed buns and lamb burger. From the fish like the Branzino and octopus to the organic chicken and chicken wings, this menu takes you on a journey. Enjoy yourself with a, Not So Mimosa with Prosecco or sangria, then finish with delicious dessert like the Chocolate Chocolate and enjoy this little treasure of a restaurant.

Restaurant Information

Location: : 17070 West Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach, FL 33160
Parking: Self park in lot
Phone: (305) 760-2260
Restaurant Owners: Chef Roy Starobinsky
Executive Chef: Norma Melgarejo
Pastry Chef: Lidia Starobinsky

Type of Cuisine: Gastrobar, fusion foods
Signature Dishes: Truffle tuna bites, 16 hour short rib, steamed buns
Vegetarian Options: Yes
Alcohol Served: wine, beer, sake
Corkage Fee: $35
Bottle Limit: N/A

Restaurant Hours: 
Monday– 11:30am – 10:00pm 
Tuesday– 11:30am – 10:00pm 
Wedensday– 11:30am – 10:00pm 
Thursday– 11:30am – 11:00pm 
Friday– 11:30am – 11:00pm 
Saturday– 11:30am – 11:00pm 
Sunday– 11:30am – 10:00pm 

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Prix Fix Menu: For private events
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: Yes
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $40
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $40
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? Yes, all major credit cards
Accept Reservations: Yes
Need Reservations: Highly recommended
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: Same day or week

Accommodations for Children: Yes
Dining Style: Fast casual
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 65 seats
Accommodate Groups: Yes
Private Dining Room: Yes
Tables with Scenic Views: None
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Entertainment: None