Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Andu Restaurant and Lounge

The Brickell corridor is now nightlife central. Except without the velvet ropes, the door snobs and slicksters. Thanks to Andu resto and lounge, post-work tipplers can segue into a haute night out without moving an inch.
Nestled in the ground floor of the Miami river's hip Neo Vertika building, this 150-seat martini-heavy hang cranks up the glam with glossy white leather banquettes, shimmering silver curtains framing floor-to-ceiling windows and a semi-private dining area bedecked with hundreds of multi-colored, hand-blown glass bubbles created by Norwegian glass guru Terje Lundaas.
Gourmet goodies are courtesy of consulting chef Jason McClain (Nikki Beach, 8 ½) who counsels head chef Nate Martin (8 1/2, pearl) in the ways of luxe Mediterranean eats. Think white bean bruschetta, charred beef carpaccio with panzanella salad and Moroccan spiced calamari. Wash it all down at the marble wrap-around bar with a cilantro martini, made with aloe vera juice and lime.
Escape the clutches of tourists and head south.
Andu Restaurant and Lounge
141 SW 7th street

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