Thursday, February 04, 2010

Gibraltar: Solid as a Rock

The old Baleen space at the Grove Isle Hotel is now Gibraltar. Go there. The food is beautiful, creative and good. It's a bit on the pricey side - starters average about $12 and mains in the high $20's - but you don't have to go all the time. Just go at least once, if only to experience the snapper crudo (above), a dazzling arrangement of fish, mango puree, pink radish and crisp cassava chips. Another standout dish is the smoked salmon loin that comes with sweet corn beignets, what you'd get if you crossed cornbread with a doughnut and then patted yourself on the back for being a genius.
See photos of the redone interiors here.
Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, 4 Grove Isle Dr, Coconut Grove; 305.857.5007.


SteveBM said...

Nice! Thanks for taking the plunge and sharing the good word. I used to love Baleen for the location. The food was way too inconsistent. Looking forward to giving Gibraltar a shot.

sara said...

The only time I ate at Baleen the food was completely forgettable. Now that's not the case. I'm surprised you haven't been here yet, it's right in your hood. It's kind of a trek for me so I may save it for special occasions.