Sadly, Miami Spice is over, which means most South Florida restaurants are filled with people who think paying $47 for a steak is normal (aka: tourists), and you've gotta look harder to find sweet multi-course meal deals. Or just check out our list of six new money-saving prix fixe specials that'll help you keep the discount dining going FOREVER. Or at least until 2015...
Miami's 6 new can't-miss prix fixe menus
First Course: Bruschetta w/ capocollo, artichokes, and mozzarella; Tortino puff pastry w/ sea bream, eggplant, and chicory; Nutriente w/ hearts of romaine, cherry tomatoes baby spinach, and grilled chicken
Main course: Fusilli w/ veal strips, tomatoes, and stracciatella; pork scaloppini w/ baby artichokes
Dessert: Chef’s selection
When you can get it: 11:30am-4pm daily
$19-23: Council Oak
First course: Brandy lobster bisque; scallop ceviche; roasted beets w/ grilled watermelon and strawberry-ginger vinegarette
Main course: Chimichurri skirt steak with hand-cut fries, beef slider trio w/ dry-aged brisket; Steak House salad w/ beef tenderloin, arugula, teardrop tomatoes, crispy onions, and avocado ranch; classic chicken Caesar
Dessert: Pumpkin spice cheesecake; carrot cake; homemade ice cream trio
When you can get it: noon-3pm on Fridays
$25-32: La Mar
First course: Tiradito Nikei w/ tuna, scallions, passion fruit leche de tigre, and honey sesame reduction; Cebiches barrio w/ yellowtail, mussels, snapper, shrimp & crispy calamari
Second course: Causa cangrejo w/ crab, avocado, huancaína sauce, kale, and a quail egg; Anticucho chicken w/ potatoes, choclo, chalaca, & ocopa sauce
Main course: Arroz norteno w/ cilantro rice, shrimp, octopus, calamari, peas, choclo, salsa criolla & huancaína sauce; Grouper chorrillana w/ tamarind chorrillana sauce and mashed yucca with smoked bacon
Dessert: Lucuma brownie; Chica Morada sorbet
When you can get it: 11:30am-3:30pm daily
*They’ve got a four rotating menus, so check to see what’s on week to week
$49: Il Mulino New York
First course: Buffalo mozzarella caprese; grilled octopus; tuna carpaccio; mussels in white wine sauce
Main course: Filet mignon; chicken marsala; poached salmon; Fontina cheese pesto risotto; pistachio-crusted lamb chops; gnocchi Bolognese; Spinach manicotti w/ mascarpone béchamel
Dessert: Chocolate cake; tiramisu; cheesecake
When you can get it: 5-6:30pm daily
First course: Wedge salad; gorgonzola salad; fish of the day tacos
Main course: Nanny’s Brisket w/ smoked mac & cheese; pan-seared Scottish salmon w/ citrus herb quinoa; oven-roasted 1/2 chicken w/ maple-bacon Brussels sprouts
Dessert: Fried Oreos
When you can get it: All day, every day
First Course: Red beet and orange soup
Second course: Steak tartare w/ pickled mushroom, Gouda, Chinese mustard, and a quail egg
Main Course: Alaskan king crab pasta w/ lemon pappardelle, grape tomato, butternut squash, Thai basil, pumpkin seeds, and bacon
Dessert: Fresh goat cheesecake w/ poppy seed almond crumble and honey gelato
When you can get it: Daily starting in December
Moye brings upscale Italian to Brickell, with two successful locations already in ACTUAL ITALY (Florence and Milan). The pre fixe menu is killer, with options like tortino puff pastry with sea bream and fussili with veal strips, tomatoes, and stracciatella.
Located in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL, you'll know you've arrived at Council Oaks when you spot the giant window filled with prime cuts. Select your meat of choice from "The Butcher Shop" while you sip from an extensive collection of Napa Valley and Old World wines. Council Oaks' Sunday brunch, complete with a full raw bar, carving stations, and made to order sushi, is not to missed.
Peruvian culinary maestro Gaston Acurio is mixing Andean and Asian flavors into a bold menu that highlights his home country at this chic restaurant inside the Mandarin Oriental. The menu includes made-to-order ceviche; tiraditos, or Peruvian-style sashimi; and causas, a traditional dish of potatoes whipped with seafood, avocado, tobiko, tomato, and egg. The drink selection is equally quintessential Peru, offering various takes on the pisco sour.
This SoFo spot is cooking a lot of the food in the actual dining room at remote cooking stations and giving you bruschetta with mussels and fried zucchini before you even order. Be sure to try the Champagne truffle ravioli.
This Aventura hidaway has lunch, dinner, and a great happy hour. You can choose to go family-style too when you dine at the seafood-centric spot.
Don't pre-judge Azul, inside Mandarin Oriental, as just another overly priced, elaborate hotel restaurant. Because it's not. The menu boasts a range of Asian fusion dishes, like yellowfin tuna carpaccio and hibiscus-glazed short rib, available à la carte or part of a multi-course tasting menu. Then of course, there's the waterfront ambience: the restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Biscayne Bay.