On a recent trip to Miami I tried Seaspice with a group of friends. Located on North River Drive in the Miami River neighborhood. This restaurant has great décor both chic and trendy, and with tables both inside and outside makes it a perfect spot a get together with friends. If you get there by boat you can also make arrangements to get it tied at their dock.
You will need to reserve your table ahead but you can easily do it via OpenTable. You will need to be sure you will be able to make your reservation and that for your entire party as the restaurant will charge you 50$ per person who will not make it.
After some drinks at the bar we were guided to our table that had a nice view both on the restaurant and the Miami River. As it`s often the case since we wanted to try as much of the dishes as possible we decided to share them.
To start off we had the King Crab tempura, Tuna Tataki, Hamachi Tuna. The King Crab tempura was very good, I like crab just as is but the light batter kept the taste of the crab present. Both the Tataki and Hamchi were very fresh and tasty. We then had some Aushak Dumplings filled with a mix of leek, shives and veal ragu. The black truffle, parmesan, gorgonzola and pear Ravioli were also very good.
For main we did our own twist on Surf and Turf ordering the Seafood platter that came with lobster, jumbo prawn, oyster and Alaskan King Crab and the Hot Stone cooked Prime US bone – in Rib eye. I have to say that for a seafood restaurant I was pretty amazed at how good the steak was. Tender, juicy and so tasty it was a perfect match with the seafood platter.
Overall, staff was very friendly and helpful, drinks and food were good, but the place was noisy. Not sure if it`s always like that, keep in mind we were a Saturday night but if it gets quitter this would also be a great place for a date.
BY SEBASTIEN ROBILLARD