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Blue Collar

Restaurants, American Little Haiti / Lemon City
4 out of 5 stars
Blue Collar
Photograph: Tess Gostfrand Blue Collar

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Diehard fans of Danny Serfer’s Blue Collar know to arrive early to avoid a long wait for a table. The tiny three-year-old restaurant in an old-school motel in Miami’s Upper East Side/historic MiMo District is consistently packed, and it wasn’t until recently that it started accepting reservations for lunch, dinner and brunch service. Blue Collar’s allure stems from the chef/owner’s unpretentious approach to American classics and comfort food in dishes like conch fritters with spicy tartar sauce, fried green tomatoes with buttermilk dressing and a braised brisket sandwich on Portuguese muffins with Dijon mustard, jus and latkes and apple sauce. The veggie-only chalkboard boasts a selection of more than 20 plates for side dishes or a vegetarian smorgasbord; pair the curried cauliflower puree and the sauteed kale with crushed red pepper, shallots and white butter. A rave-worthy chocolate cake made by the lead cook’s mother (it’s literally homemade!) is the restaurant’s secret weapon. Margaret uses Valrhona chocolate from France, and one slice is oftentimes not enough.  



Address: 6730 Biscayne Blvd

Cross street: at NE 68th St
Opening hours: Lunch daily 11.30am-3.30pm; dinner Sun-Thur 6-10pm, Fri & Sat 6-11pm
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