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“Beyond Tapas! Predict this will soon become Miami's HOT SPOT”
Review of Lippi Restaurants - CLOSED

Lippi Restaurants
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between SE 6th and SE 7th Street
Reviewed November 4, 2013

During a cloudy day in Miami, we decided it was a perfect day for a leisurely "upscale" lunch. We wanted to try Lippi because it was described as "Mediterranean Tapas". Being a 5 mite walk from from the JW Marriott/Beaux Arts, we strolled down in nice, but casual jean, attire. We were welcomed and escorted to a lovely table. The atmosphere is lovely, elegant and upscale yet with a very comfortable vibe. Note, pictures online did NOT do it justice at all. It has a beautiful onyx bar, marble flooring, elegant lighting, well stocked wine cellar. A very spacious bar area, indoor and outdoor dining. There is no bay view, but who cares once you realize you are in for a unique dining experience. The menu offers many unique plates. Since it was lunch, we selected items we felt would be lighter fare. Each tapas plate is perfect for two people to share. Perhaps at dinner we would try one of the three tasting menus ($75, $95, $125pp) - CHEF'S SELECTION. The wine list offers some excellent "by the glass" options as well as excellent wines from France, California, Italy, Spain - reasonably priced for those into quality wines. The menu has oysters and sushi but we did not try them because we opted for the unique items (ham, onion anchovy tart, langoustines, mushroom risotto, wagu). The steaks are the more substantial plates on the menu.
HOWEVER Please note, this is not a place for "hungry man" dinners-for that go to the nearby Capital Grille. Our waiter suggested a dessert plate, so we selected the Chocolate. OMG! HUGE PLATTER took us by surprise. Dessert consisted of three absolutely amazing homemade ice creams: a scoop each, Raspberry, Chocolate and Strawberry Daiquiri, six miniature cookies that were delicious and perfect with our cappuccino, plus the chefs interpretation of a snickers bar, another chocolate cream dessert, and fruit. For two people, this is a total sugar rush-each item was very good but a bit too much sugar. The ice creams were the best and would opt for those next time. So this restaurant offered upscale ambiance and unique upscale "tapas". To round out the experience, the staff is absolutely stellar - top notch service, seasoned professionals. Yes, it is expensive and the 18% gratuity is automatically included in the bill (which seems to be a Miami thing…). For us, this was a wonderful dining experience. We learned that the lunch and dinner menu are the same. Each plate was presented beautifully, portions are small tapas yet very unique preparations that offer flavor and quality over quantity. This is not a restaurant for anyone that wants large portions, nor is it for anyone that does not appreciate a skilled Chef's creations of "tapas plates". In Los Angeles, we like Jose Andres, A.O.C. for "small plates" - in Miami - LIPPI is the new "tapas experience" and I predict, the soon to be the "hard to get" reservation.

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Thank whocareswhoiam
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We went Saturday night and enjoy the food as well as the atmosphere - outdoor sitting is fantastic this time of year - , service was great too. In my opinion they confuse the clientele by telling us that we can share the plates, the plates are not meant for sharing since they are normal individual size. Overall the food was very tasty, we loved the Foie Gras, Duck and Risotto the best, expect to pay $ 90 to $ 100 (tax and tip included) per person for one appetizer, one entree and one dessert, along with a nice bottle of wine and coffee at the end of your meal. Worth visiting at least once.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Truly, the best Dover sole I ever had in Miami. Worth every dollar. Service is top notch, and the wine list is very fairly priced. A must go!!!

Thank gzaczac
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We just found out about Lippi this week and managed to get a 730 sitting on Friday night. It is a beautifully elegant room that quickly filled as the night progressed. Service was impeccable and everyone very friendly and attentive. Management worked the room to ensure everyone was having the experience you would expect of a quality restaurant like Lippi.

Food was delicious, I had the rack of lamb and my girlfriend had the beef sirloin. We also had lentil salad and shrimp tempura appetizers. Although we passed on the deserts they looked wonderful and very creative. Although on the pricey side, we felt we had value for the dollar. We will definitely return!

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Thank rocketman51
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Reviewed November 19, 2015
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Thank mily59
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