Table Talk: STK

STK Miami

Gansevoort South Beach Hotel
2377 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

We all know The Gansevoort is one of the hottest spots in South Beach, so of course the STK restaurant in the hotel is the place to see and be seen. The moment you walk through the doors you'll notice the sleek decor, beautiful chicas and loud music. As my friend and I were escorted to our table, we couldn’t help but strut across the dining room to the beat. With a resident DJ, a second floor VIP section and a massive bar scene, it's easy to forget you’re in a restaurant and not at a club.

Once our server came over with the menu we got straight to business: We ordered a few dishes and a nice bottle of red. Our surprisingly inexpensive ($42) Cabernet was delicious with the octopus salad we ordered as an appetizer ($15, served with sweet seasonal cherry tomatoes and mango). We shared a large steak with "blue" butter (butter mixed with blue cheese) for our entree, served with mac n’ cheese and brussels sprouts ($9) as our side dishes; but we kept picking at the amazing home-made chive bread. The steak was cooked just right--not an easy feat. The mac n’ cheese was rich, creamy and sinfully satisfying, and the Brussels sprouts were slightly charred, which imparted a really great flavor and texture.

But what topped it off for us was the dessert. They served us three flavors of mini ice-cream cones (chocolate chip, cookies n’ cream, and Dulce de Leche), spicy caramel popcorn, and green apple cotton candy. It totally took us back to being children at a carnival. We even began to take funny-face pictures with the sweets...then we remembered that we were at one of the hippest spots around.