Zeru demonstrates the Spaniards’ unrivaled ability to elevate simple ingredients and transform them into very special dishes. The concept arrives via Mexico City, and here, corporate chef and partner Israel Aretxiga tapped the inventive and talented Gabriela Guitrón Ramírez to run the kitchen in a very chic space at the bottom of the AKA Hotel. In a city where Spanish food is plentiful, Zeru stands out, both with dishes you’ve seen before, like the Galician octopus, and those that will be entirely new, including a truly mind-blowing manchego cheese fondant.
Within just a few blocks in this dense Miami neighborhood, you’ll find literally dozens of restaurants that cost seven or eight figures to open, boasting star chefs who have truly earned the title and menus full of both exciting new dishes and exemplary classics. Perhaps most impressive, though, is the fact that Brickell is still just a baby: Until just a decade ago, Miami’s financial district was the sleepy, unremarkable stepchild of Downtown.
Now, in the restaurants that occupy the glamorous highrise jungle of Brickell, you might find yourself dancing on the table between courses, enjoying one of the finest steaks of your life or being taken on a culinary journey that’s very much a theater performance. It’s all possible at the best restaurants in Brickell, which we’ve ranked taking into account ambiance, service, value and, of course, the quality of the food.