Estiatorio Milos, South Beach, FL

Time flies when you’re having fun!  Diva #2 & Ranger were on vacation in Miami with some of the Savages when it was time to celebrate an anniversary.  So we celebrated with a little shout out to home, at Milos Miami. We had already fallen in love with Estiatorio Milos in Montreal, so we walked in with huge expectations, for our Estiatorio Milos Montreal review, see HERE.Milos, Miami Greek restaurant - fish seafood

Located on 1st Street in Miami Beach, Milos Miami is a gorgeous loft-style restaurant that embodies how restaurants should be run and managed.  It was like watching a well-oiled machine perform all around us!  We were seated near the fish bar, with a great view of the bustling kitchen.  We decided to take advantage of the Miami Spice menu, an event that runs the entire month of August and September at Miami restaurants, and offers three course meals at reduced prices either for lunch (23$) or dinner (39$).

“Zucchini flowers: filled with Mediterranean herbs and cheese, lightly fried”

“Zucchini flowers: filled with Mediterranean herbs and cheese, lightly fried”

We started with stuffed zucchini flowers which were lightly breaded and fried.  A perfect summer dish, the bread coating was light and crisp and the flower was generously stuffed with a mix of fresh herbs and cheese which melted perfectly and oozed out when you cut into the flower.

“Charcoal grilled octopus: sushi quality Mediterranean octopus, grilled Holland peppers and wild mushrooms”

“Charcoal grilled octopus: sushi quality Mediterranean octopus, grilled Holland peppers and wild mushrooms”

We’ve had octopus many times in restaurants and often, we’ve been disappointed.  We feel that these unnamed places would benefit from tasting the charcoal grilled octopus dish at Milos Miami, and experience what perfectly grilled octopus should taste like!  The octopus was tender and had so much flavour.  Very few ingredients were used or necessary because when cooked properly, grilled octopus is a stellar dish.  It was also served with grilled mushrooms and peppers and some pickled red onion for a little bite.

“Dorado Royale: Mediterranean sea bream grilled and served with steamed vegetables”

“Dorado Royale: Mediterranean sea bream grilled and served with steamed vegetables”

One of the unique features at Milos Miami is their fish bar piled with ice and fresh fish located near the kitchen which you can take a “tour” of in order to choose your piece of fish.  We opted for the sea bream which was served whole, head and all, which is something that we love, especially since we were able to eat the cheek.  The fish was flaky and buttery and perfect in its simplicity of olive oil, lemon and capers and fresh herbs.

“All natural lamb chops: charbroiled and served with steamed vegetables & fries”

“All natural lamb chops: charbroiled and served with steamed vegetables & fries”

You expect a Greek restaurant to serve fantastic lamb and at Milos Miami, that is exactly what they do.  The lamb chops were two to a serving, served with steamed veggies and thick-cut fries.  The lamb chops were cooked on their open grill, giving them grill marks and delicious charcoal flavour to compliment the pink meat.

“The real Greek yogurt: thyme honey and seasonal fruit platter”

“The real Greek yogurt: thyme honey and seasonal fruit platter”

Everyone always says it, the yogurt you buy in stores does not compare to the yogurt you get in Greece.  And at Milos Miami, they are serving real deal Greek yogurt.  Thick and slightly sour, along with the honey drizzled on top, every bite was perfectly balanced.  And the fruit platter was a light and refreshing way to end our meal.

Milos, Miami Greek restaurant

Hands down, our dinner at Milos Miami was one of the best meals from start to finish.  Ranger summed it up best when he stated “I can eat my fork!”  From the service to the décor to the meal, Milos Miami is a must for anyone who wants to have a great dining experience.  Diva #2 and Ranger had the perfect celebratory dinner and will definitely return to Milos Miami on our next visit!

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Our Rating: Always on Thursdays

http://milos.ca/restaurants/miami
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