It took the folks who brought us The Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami two years to transform the quaint two-story house on the hostel’s property into the coziest space for eclectic home cooking. Open for dinner and weekend brunch, 27’s menu has an interesting set of globally inspired dishes made with fresh ingredients from local farms and purveyors, as well as herbs and vegetables from the rooftop garden above the kitchen. Start at the cocktail lounge upstairs where The Shaker’s proven bar principles are applied with enthusiasm. Downstairs in the dining room, we recommend The Shakshuka (aka the Israeli breakfast of champions), an enticing blend of North African spices with a mixture of tomatoes, red bell peppers and two fried eggs. Sop up the goodness with chunks of sourdough bread from Zak the Baker in Wynwood. The daily fish with Israeli couscous and avocado slices in a coconut-curry broth is always top-notch. Willing to share? Order the arepa platter for four with house-made Colombian corn cakes, ropa vieja, queso de mano and hogado (sautéed onion, tomato and cilantro). Don’t leave without indulging in dessert: The banana pudding is dreamy.
|Venue name:||27 Restaurant at Freehand Hostel||Contact:|
2727 Indian Creek Dr
|Cross street:||at 27th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 6:30pm–midnight; Sat–Sun 11am–4pm, 6:30am–midnight|