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Review of Blue Collar

Blue Collar
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Ranked #65 of 4,389 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 18, 2012

The name is Blue Collar. It's decorated with blue collar style lunch boxes. They serve coffee in workman's thermos bottles and the food is outrageously good. It's a nice menu selection with a long list of sides. We had Latke's for an appetizer and had to order a second round. We also ordered the Vaca Frita Tostones - excellent. I ordered the Crispy Skin Snapper which was served on a bed of Rock Shrimp Fried Rice. The Snapper was perfectly cooked and I was very pleasantly surprised by the flavors in the fried rice - not at all like your typical Chinese fried rice. My wife ordered the Veggie plate and the star there was the Roasted Artichoke Hearts (tangy!) and the Curried Cauliflower Puree. The only mild disappointments were the Roasted Corn (a little starchy) and the Sweet Maduros (a little unripe and not as good as what you get in a typical Cuban restaurant). The waiter said one of their "must have" desserts was the Butterscoth Heath Bar Bread Pudding and she was right on about that one (warm, sweet, comforting).

It's a little noisy, lot's of kitchen noises which added to the "blue collar" atmosphere. Parking seems a little scarce at first but half a block north on 68th Street there are a dozen or so parking spaces at the back of a motel that are reserved for Blue Collar patrons.

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Thank Mike B
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

I heard from two coworkers that this was a new spot on the Blvd and worth a visit. I arranged with some friends and my husband to visit this evening for dinner. We sat outside as there was already a crowd at 6:45pm inside the restaurant. It was actually a good choice as Miami weather at this time of year is fantastic for dining alfresco. we started with wine by the glass, with alot of interesting selections. We tried the chop salad with Manchego and a great veggie combination and a light balsamic dressing. Everyone tried something different for their main course. I had the crispy skin snapper filet. I comes with a delicious fried rice and curry sauce. My husband had Chicken Cordon Bleu which had serrano ham and Manchego. The Veggie choices are wonderful like grilled asparagus
with blue cheese and garlic Spinach. Decor is modest but food makes up for ambiance.
service was good, they tried hard but still new and learning. Iknow this will be a favorite for our Friday night Date nights. only negative is parking which is limited so 68th street is alternative for that. Definitely give it a try!!!!!

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Thank Rymarjon
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

Visited late on a Saturday night and the place was hopping...reservations might be recommended. This small but quaint place is set up like a modern, truck stop. The outdoor seating is basically right off Biscayne Blvd, in what is called the MiMo district. The menu is a spin on American comfort food with a twist, blended with latin accents. You can have pork and beans or platanos maduros as appetizers, for example. We had the braised oxtail and the vegetable platter. The oxtail was "melt in your mouth" and sitting on a bed of mashed potatoes with a pretty amazing gravy. We had our pick of four vegetable side dishes: really enjoyed the roasted beets and the warm potato salad. It was somewhat warm inside the restaurant the day we visited. Hope that the air conditioning is not a problem in the future as the right temperature is conducive to the overall eating experience. We appreciated that the chef came by to ask if we enjoyed the dishes: YES!!

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Thank Foodiemia
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