THE CATCH OF THE DAY GETS ELEVATED TO DIZZYING HEIGHTS AT BAZAAR MAR, THE NEWEST ITERATION OF THE POPULAR BAZAAR BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS CONCEPT OF SLS HOTELS AND CHEF JOSÉ ANDRÉS. Located within the luxurious SLS Brickell Hotel & Residences in downtown Miami, the 210-seat Bazaar Mar evokes all the bounty of the oceans, with a seasonal emphasis on Miami and the Caribbean. As its name implies, (mar is Spanish for sea), the vibrant menu features everything from ‘sea snacks’ like ceviches, seaweeds and tiraditos to whole fish prepared in a variety of ways and a extensive raw bar. Hand-crafted cocktails join a curated list of Spanish and international wines to complement the cuisine. Here is more information about Bazaar-Mar :
According to Eater :
"Seafood is the star of José Andrés’ second Bazaar concept in Miami, Bazaar Mar, now open inside the newly opened SLS Brickell Hotel & Residences. As the name alludes, its menu focus will lean towards seafood served in his signature tapas style format. Think dishes like bacalao croquettes, sashimi, grilled whole fish, full raw bar offerings and for the more adventurous eater, offal seafood dishes like seared monkfish liver. Like all his Bazaar spaces, this one was designed by Philippe Starck, featuring decor inspired by famous sea ports from Mykonos to the South Pacific. The white and blue color palette reigns supreme, with marble table tops and floors and handprinted tiles by artist Sergio Mora with whimsical designs — mermaids, unicorns, and even Andrés himself can all be spotted if you look closely — found all over the walls of the massive 7,200-square-foot, 210-seat restaurant. Helping keep the room well lit are large windows and lamp shades signed by friends of the restaurant." written by Olee Fowler.
According to New Times :
"The dishes are, as expected, an over the top celebration of sea life. Andres fashions mini fantasies for his dishes. A bagel and lox ($12), made with Russ & Daughters smoked salmon, air bread, cream cheese, and pickled onions, looks like a school of frolicking fish. A "classic" cobia ceviche ($26) is fashioned into one perfect rose and garnished with leche de tigre, nasturtium leaf, sweet potato, and corn nuts. A whole salt-baked red snapper ($65) is prepared with romesco sauce and mojo verde. Bazaar Mar also offers an extensive raw bar including oysters, sea urchin, and scallops. Also find an uni souffle and a whole fried lion fish ($38). If you prefer to stay on land, jamón ibérico de bellota Fermín, a 48-month cured ham from free-range, acorn-fed, black-footed Iberico pigs, is hand cut for $56 a serving." written by Laine Doss.
According to Yelp :
"My wife and a couple friends tried several different items on the menu and were blown away by the creativity, flavor, and satisfaction. First, when you walk into the restaurant you immediately realize you are in a different place. The tile on the floor and walls is full of art representing the sea and there are huge fish heads with horns on the wall inside the bar and near the kitchen. You also see the salt water tanks where they keep their prized sea food items alive until it is ready for your plate such as lobster, clams, and oysters. Our server was Amos (?), who was extremely helpful and truly added to the positive experience we had at bazaar mar. I can say with a straight face that this was the best meal of my life. Thank you bazaar mar and Croix for the amazing experience." written by Nick D. (rated 5 stars)
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