The Capital Grille on Brickell by Ray Raposo

The Capital Grille on Brickell Avenue is one of those old world fancy restaurants with excellent service and an American Menu of food that always satisfies. They are by far the fanciest restaurants of the Darden Family extensive collection of eateries and are located in more than half of the 50 states, with the majority being in Florida. We visited...

Crust Italian Restaurant by Ray Raposo

Our group of eight good friends enjoyed a nice dinner at Crust on a recent Saturday for the first time.  Crust Restaurant serves unparalleled pizza and modern Italian cuisine in the scenic and trendy area by the Miami River.  The restaurant has been in business for 3 years.  The restaurant is located in what was once a stand-alone private home built...

Fine Italian Cuisine at Salvatore D. by Ray Raposo

A group of ten long time friends met for dinner recently at Salvatore D., a fine Italian restaurant in Kendall. Some of us have eaten at this little piece of Italy, formerly known as “Il Piatto Italiano” many times, for others it was their first visit. This restaurant, tucked in a strip mall on Sunset Drive and 87th Avenue has...

Marfil Bistro in Doral by Ray Raposo

Recently a party of six friends met for dinner at Marfil Bistro in Doral. This group of longtime friends travel together and we regularly get together for meals all around town. We have all been to Marfil as couples before, separately. Marfil Bistro bills itself as Mediterranean meets modern. They offer Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner menus. As usual we...

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar by Ray Raposo

Four of us visited the upscale Fleming’s Steakhouse in Coral Gables recently. They are almost finished with elegant renovations to the restaurant, all done after hours. The restaurant features a large dinning room, a long bar to the left of the entrance and a smaller room past the bar area. They can also host Private Parties for groups of...