Roman Jones took over the old Tarpon Bend location with The Gramercy, a beautifully decorated venue featuring a creative and lively menu representing American Brasserie cuisine with a wide range. The combination of indoor and outdoor dining is an asset.
The elaborate bar is first class, with a competent staff that knows how to make classic and trendy cocktails. Some of the best original creations include Jazz Connection, Vintage Java, and Potion Number 9.
For lunch, consider the express menu including soup of the day, sushi or sandwich and coffee for $24.
Readers recommend starters like truffle fries, escargot, mac ‘n cheese, truffle caviar deviled eggs, crispy brussel sprouts, and Tuna Tartare.
Chef Sylvio rules the sushi station, with fabulous creations like the Gram Roll, the Aburi Salmon Avocado Roll and the Wagyu Surf and Turf Roll.
Standout entrees include the Wagyu Bolognese, seared tuna, pappardelle pasta with ricotta cheese, prime rib and the porterhouse steak for two.
Finish the meal with a rich créme brûlée, or chocolate lava soufflé cake with vanilla ice cream.
The Gramercy is located at 65 Miracle Mile. Call 786-747-4854. http://thegramercymiami.com