Name: Yudelka Tavera
Occupation: International Art Dealer and Consultant
Lives In:Fort Lauderdale
Restaurant Pick: Il Paesano
Reviewed: The Spillover
I really had a nice afternoon at this restaurant. It is very centrally located in Coconut Grove in a commercial area where you can walk around. It has a sort of vintage, rustic, artsy vibrancy. The décor is an eclectic mix of brick, distressed wood, subway tile, funky lighting art and vintage imagery that nod at Latin American culture. They had tons of seating, both indoor and outdoor. Indoor you feel like you are in Portland or Brooklyn because of the décor but sitting outside is just as enjoyable on a beautiful day with a nice cocktail. While I found the conch strip appetizer to be over fried and rubbery, the Florida fish tacos were very enjoyable. The grouper was soft, flaky, well-seasoned, topped with lots of cabbage which I dressed with their signature spicy Kush sauce (all their sauces were pretty amazing). The tortillas were also fresh and made in-house. Our key lime pie dessert was the highlight of my meal, and I don’t usually order desserts! It is very obvious why this pie is award-winning, it is hands down best I have ever tasted. It was perfectly creamy, smooth, the perfect sweetness, even a bit coconutty. The crust was fresh and tasty and it was served with a LOT of whipped cream. Another thing that stood out to me was how animal friendly they were – they had a doggie menu! I really liked the fact that they had a selection of in-house ciders and sodas, as well as an extensive list of exotic and award-winning meads – which I definitely look forward to sampling on another visit. I definitely recommend this place as I like a diverse menu like what they offer. They had lots of options, I can see this being a good place where meat-eaters, vegans, kids, dogs are all welcome and can find something on the menu. We could have stayed all day trying all the cocktails, meads, and sampling small dishes from the farm.
Name: David Auslander
Lives In: Miami
Restaurant Pick: Titanic Brewery & Restaurant
Reviewed: The Spillover
Highly recommend this fine restaurant. It has great atmosphere and creative and well prepared food. And it's always nice to be in Coconut Grove. I'm in my late 50s, and my wife in her early 60s. As is the case with many Miami restaurants, we're easily the oldest diners there. To steal from Cormac McCarthy: Miami is no city for old men. That said, Spillover was excellent. The cauliflower was the best ever. My redfish was perfectly cooked. My son in law's lobster mac and cheese was outstanding. The martinis were generous and well priced. The desserts were memorable. The server was terrific, and the general manager came over to ensure that all was well, and gave us a history of the other restaurants owned by the company that owns Spillover -- including the wonderful fact that they're taking over Stephen's Restaurant in Hialeah. Lovely dinner at Spillover -- highly recommended. The four of us gave it 8 thumbs up.
Name: Diana Botta
Occupation: Project Manager
Restaurant Pick:The Spillover
Reviewed: The Spillover
Luckily, I live walking distance so the walk from Bird Ave to the restaurant is under 10 minutes. I walked up to the restaurants with my husband and dog. We choose to be seated outside because we had our dog with us and the evening was pleasant. We were of coursed greeted with a hug and a big smile because the staff knows us and my dog very well. Two of the waitresses sat us down and chatted with us for about 5 catching up with her to see how we were doing. They asked us if we wanted sparking or still water and if we needed time to think about what drink we wanted to order. Since we are regulars, we ordered our drinks right away along with a fish dip because I was hungry. The waitress came back with our drinks and fish dip (a large scoop of fish dip big enough for 2 or more people with slices of lemon, a mini bottle of tabasco sauce and a couple of crackers. She also came back and brought my dog some water. They are super dog friendly and even have a menu for pups! Since it was a slow night we took our time and enjoyed our fish dip and drinks before placing our dinner order. After 20 min or so, we ordered another round of drinks and also placed our dinner order. I had the crab cakes. The dish come with two large sautéed lump crab cakes seasoned with Old Bay served on a bed of our homemade aioli sauce, our homemade Asian slaw. I also ordered a side of grilled asparagus! My husband ordered his favor which is the Bababooey Burger with a side of 50/50 fries that comes with homemade honey mustard and ketchup. The burger is a ground in-house beef topped with brie, caramelized apples, cinnamon butter, grilled onions, crispy bacon and honey mustard, served on a challah bun. This burger isn’t for everyone but if you’re into it like we are – it’s pretty awesome! Oh, since we brought my dog along with us last night we ordered him his favorite doggie dish – the meatballs with veggies which Marley eats in like 2 mins! We ended our meal with a key lime pie. I’ve never had any other dessert but this one because their Key Lime pie is one of my favorite desserts and it’s pretty hard to find a good one in Miami other than the one at Joe’s Stone Crab! I’m pretty picky when it comes to my baked goods as I’m a baker so this one has my seal of approval! By the end of the night we couldn’t get up. We ate so much! Honestly, we normally share an app and a dish between my husband and I because the portions are big enough to share – at least for my husband and I! The waitress came over towards the end our meal, asked us if we wanted anything else, we said no. She brought our check over to us, we paid, left her a good tip and walked back home.
Location: 2911 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133 Suite 400D
Type of Cuisine: Farm to Table/ Spear + Line Caught fish/ coastal American twist cuisine
Meals Served: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations for Children: Yes- Brunch we have cookie decorating for children