Miami >Food & Dining > Duo Restaurant and Bar
1421 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL | Directions 3313025.760809 -80.193399
Mon-Thu 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10:30pm;
Fri-Sat 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown Miami
Oustading food and Great Wine Selection – Their wine collection is one of a kind!!, they run the extra mile to treat you with their outstanding menu and good service
Unmatched restaurant in Miami – Simply put, fantastic. My wife and I went here for my 40th birthday, and we were simply blown away by the décor, quality, service, wine list, basically everything. We started with the shrimp, which impressed with freshness and flavor. I second the reviews of the foie gras --- which was simply fabulous. My wife started with the green lip mussels, and that was similarly exquisite. The Duck Duo was delicious, while the Lamb Duo was just right. We had Chablis premier cru by the glass to begin and then a spectacular 2004 Loring (Santa Rita Hills) Pinot Noir. The latter was a little too chilly due to being cellared, but later opened up nicely. The sommelier Christian provided a decanter for attaining full bloom, a great touch.
An excellent place, that I highly recommend!
Miami favorite – If you have a special date, this is the place to bring her/or him. Visited Duo on several occasions. I continue to return, so they must be doing something right! Some items I'd highly recommend are the tuna tartare, the lamb duo (one of the best lamb dishes I've ever had), and the desserts! My fav was the rhubarb tart with blackberry ice cream, the dessert was heavenly and brought back wonderful memories growing up in the Midwest, where rhubarb is in abundance during the summer. Can't wait to go back, again!
Gourmet pasta and seafood – One of the best in South Florida, and getting better every time. The service is corteus and professional. Elegant and chic environment to enjoy the best pastas and seafood that Miami can offer. We love the fish en croute, so unique!. Thank you and we'll be back.
A Miami restaurant must-visit – It's hard to strike a balance between stiff formality and the relaxation of homey comfort. Duo pulls it off seemingly without effort -- an amount of thought goes into their dining experience that would earn someone a doctoral degree in any other field. We were seated immediately and the service was quick and attentive. Everyone from hostess to busboy was very well educated. The ingredients were amazingly fresh, and the attention that went into their preparation, from the humble to the exotic, seemed clear, starting with the fennel soup; The rest of the meal maintained the clarity of that high note. When we were done, there was space in front the bar where we could continue conversations and sample their Scotch. Quite a memorable evening. Well definitely be going back.
Exquisite – It is easy to see why Duo is so widely and fervently loved.
A grab bag of eclectic, multicultural influences that is, at heart, modern American
In this city full of ornate restaurants, none of them manages to exude the class and quality the way this one does. Without any overweening glitz, the impeccable service, the modern room; and then theres the chef, Maria Frumkin, who, unlike most super-chefs in town, tends to stay in her kitchen and cook. All her food is excellentfrom white tuna crudo to barely cooked salmon with miso and her own Argentina's steakbut if its on the menu, order Mrs. Frumkins shrimp poached in sweet French buttersublime. Or consider a dinner appetizer of sweetbreads, decadent on their own, they are nonetheless paired with a sauce of aged balsamic and a puree of fennel! For an ultimate effect that one of my friends called 'whimsical indulgence'.
The wine list is one of the best in Americalet the sommelier choose the wines.
They love what they are doing there and it shows. Bravo Duo !!
Best low-profile restaurant in Miami – This may be the best low-profile restaurant in town.
Without any overweening glitz, the impeccable service, the modern room; and then theres the chef, Mme Frumkin, who, unlike most super-chefs in town, tends to stay in her kitchen and cook
The wine portfolio contains an astonishing 12,000 bottles, which is why Duo has become the latest gathering spot for the citys ever-growing population of wine geeks, including myself. But if youre wise, youll save some of your money to spend on the food. Maria Frumkin is a refined, painstaking chef who builds flavors on the plate with a kind of painterly precision.
She is a fanatic for the integrity of fresh ingredients and simplicity in cooking and have made a virtue out of constancy, quality, and general good sense.
Then theres the food: clean, modernist dishes like roast duck with duck ravioli and pinot marmalade and cod crusted with little rounds of kale and tomato.
Also for Frumkins impeccable dessertstoffee-steamed pudding bombed with fresh-made rum-cinnamon ice creamwhich, for my money, are the best in town.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – An upscale, mod-influenced space with a kitchen that expertly fuses Italian and French cuisine with a subtle Argentinean foundation.
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