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Florida Cookery, fully expresses the food culture of Miami. Unadorned by "influence" statements or backgrounds it accepts the multi-national, multi- regional, multi influence culture that is Miami, rolls it up and unabashedly brings "Miami, to Miami".
"We saw this restaurant listed in a "10 best of miami beach" article. It must have been outdated or the restaurant bribed the author. The hotel where the restaurant is housed is beautiful in all the ways one would expect of a nice Miami Beach hotel. We ordered the jambalaya for two persons ($55), and though the pan that was brought to our table was impressive looking, the carpet of rice was chewy (perhaps it's supposed to be), and the chicken and shrimp had very little flavor. The andouille sausage, fortunately, offered something in the way of (charred) taste. The profitability margins on that dish must be huge. The real downer was the bill. After we paid, it struck as that the total was way too high. I asked to view the bill again, thinking they must have forgotten to delete a side item that they'd forgotten to bring us (fortunately). No. It was the 18% gratuity (on a party of TWO? Seriously?), in addition to our $25 tip. I expressed shock, and the waiter said he forgot to tell us -- that he always makes it a point to point this out to guests. I had them remove our tip, of course. Slimy way to do business. Maybe it's on the menu, and we just missed it."
"Great kitchen, terrible service. Our baby octopus with watermelon Brule was delicious, as was my jambalaya. The service was non-existent. I actually had to get up to find someone to give us water even hough the place was empty."
"Enjoyed our meals at the FC. We stayed at the St. James so it was very convenient to go downstairs to the restuarant for lunch ,dinner and drinks. The meals were tasty but a bit on the small size. The staff was very friendly and service good."
Dined on 2/26/2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
"The service was very slow and uneven. Sometimes drinks had a garnish, sometimes not. We were hungry when we arrived and asked for some bread right away while we looked at the menu. The hostess promised right away, as did the waiter and manager. Fifteen minutes later, corn muffins arrived. Food was uneven. Salmon sliders were good, but a shrimp appetizer was glutinous and unappealing. The "hot" soup arrived barely warm. A very disappointing lunch experience."