I was recently in Miami Florida and being the foodie guy that I am I decided to visit one of the top restaurants in Miami known as Milos (they are a lot of great restaurants in Miami) but this is indeed one of the popular restaurants to dine in and I have to say it has become one of my favorite restaurants I’ve been and I cannot wait to come back. Milos It’s a Greek restaurant that it’s located right in Ocean Drive carrying a refreshing spirit of the Mediterranean. Don’t worry, if you don’t live in Miami, Milos has a variety locations available such as: Montreal, New York, Athens and Las Vegas so if you are visiting those places, be sure to go in for an unforgettable experience and delicious food.
The focus at Milos is always on finding the best the world has to offer: the best produce, the best wines, the best honey, the best yogurt, and above all, the best fish and seafood.
With that ethos in mind, we have gone to the edges of the world to find suppliers that meet our uncompromising standards of quality and uniqueness. Our years of extensive travel and research have been rewarded time and time again, with long-standing relationships and unparalleled foods.
When products are of such flawless quality, covering them up with sauces and forceful flavors is exactly what should not be done. Milos prides itself on the clarity of its food, following an edict of perfect simplicity, to preserve each ingredient’s distinct flavor and nutritional value.
Why interfere with what nature has already mastered?
What to expect from Milos and their different menu options:
- The “Take Home Menu” available that features the following: Greek Classics, Appetizers and Salads, Main course dishes and desserts.
- The “Lunch Menu” Marked at a price of $25 which I find it extremely reasonable because you will get the following: Appetizers, a Main course meal, and your dessert of choice. From the appetizer list they offer two of their signature dishes which is the Grilled Octopus which is my favorite and the Bigeye Tuna Tartare at supplementary charge of $10USD.
- The “Dinner Menu” this is a more complete and full menu and the other two I have recently mentioned because the options are endless, they feature the following: From The Raw Bar dishes, a bigger list of options on the Milos Classic, a variety of side orders, from the sea and the land dish options and last but not least, salads and vegetables.
- The “Sunset Menu” which is open on the following days and times: Monday to Saturday: 5:30PM-7:00PM Sunday: 5:30PM-Closing – very similar to the lunch menu that you can order your first choice of appetizer, main course and dessert. but they also feature something unique within the menu called: “Presenting Greek wines” in which you have 3 courses of different wines to try and as they consider it (First course, second course and third course, out of those three choices the second course only features 1 wine selection and the other two, 2 wine to select from).
The Bar section of Milos Miami, this photo doesn’t do justice to how big the bar section is, they offer seating of all kinds and the alcohol selection is large, beautiful and relaxing ambience.
My Dinner dishes & selections:
- Bigeye Tuna: Sashimi – yuzu kosho, dill, extra virgin olive oil & Tartar – orange, micro basil, Serrano chili.
You will also have the opportunity to ask the chef if he has any recommendations, the unique thing about this is that you are the one in charge of selecting the fish you would like to eat and he will sliced it and prepare it for you, once ready the chef will bring it to your table. This is considered on their menu as: “From The Raw Bar”. The Bigeye Tuna was incredible and done to perfection, there two sides within the dish and the quantity of sashimi is endless, I highly recommend it.
- Octopus: Sushi quality Mediterranean octopus grilled.
- Sardines: Fresh Portuguese sardines grilled (when available).
- Milos Special: Lightly fried zucchini, eggplant, tzatziki & kefalograviera cheese.
The Octopus was simply delicious and the sauce they use was incredible. I asked the waiter what type of sauce it was and they couldn’t tell me because it’s considered a secret sauce, the presentation of the dish was incredible, it looked too good that I took a bite right when it got to my table and forgot to take a picture 😉 – but you get an idea of how it looks like. I ordered 2 more sides of the Octopus, couldn’t get enough of it.
Once finished with the octopus, the sardines came around and needless to say – they were tasty and crunchy. The plate comes in a simple presentation with a piece of lime, if you haven’t eaten sardines before – I highly recommend you sprinkle some lime on top of them, the flavor will be richer and much better – otherwise while eating them it will taste very “dry”.
After the Sardines, the Milos Special came around and this was a great dish. The presentation was great. If you are curious where to found all of this dishes on the Dinner menu you can find them under “Milos Classics”.
The cucumber garlic with the greek yogurt combination was simply delightful – If you haven’t had this type of dish before make sure you dip the cucumber with the greek yogurt its what gives that rich flavor to the cucumber and makes it taste even better – the quantity is large but that won’t matter after you take your first bite into it. The garlic isn’t your typical garlic that leaves your breath stinky and have to drink endless of water to get rid of that, it wild mild and just to perfection. This dish can be found under “Sides”. Highly recommend it.
- The Carabinieros: Spain’s Crevette Royal and Served with a shot of Sherry to shoot the head.
The last plate for the feast of food was the jaw dropping, this can be found under “From The Sea” Category. It was cooked to perfection and the meat inside of the Carabinieros was super tasty. This is not like a lobster that you need a “special utensil” to open it up, but simply with a knife you can cut up the middle of it and take a bite from it – shortly after you can pour one of sherry shot and suck on the tip and the rest of the meat will come – the meat was so tender that it was effortless. I recommend sprinkling some lime on top for extra flavor. It was messy plate but I couldn’t pass the offer of trying this dish.
The Grand Finale – Dessert:
- “The Real Greek Yogurt” with Thyme Honey and a platter of fruits.
I am a big fan of yogurt and specially greek yogurt style – This was by far the best yogurt I’ve had aside from the ones in Istanbul. The texture of it, the honey and walnuts was just perfect. In combination with the fruits, you cannot go wrong. I highly recommend this dessert if you are a fan of yogurt.
- I highly recommend if you are wanting to dine in, to call in advance and book a reservation. This place gets busy and the wait time for a table might be long especially for a large group of people, so consider reserving your table.
- The service was simply incredible. One thing I noticed, there were multiple waiters serving me – one of them was in charge of the meals, the other one was in charge of my wine, and another patrolling making sure we were all satisfied while refilling my water. Super attentive, friendly and caring.
- The meals did not take very long to order, as soon as we were done with one plate – the other one would come around. I do suggest you let the waiter know in advance what you would like, their timing was perfect on delivering the food.
- It is a pricey restaurant if you decide to do the dinner menu and order multiple entree’s but it is worth it because the food was to die for.
- The wine selection is endless, ask the waiter what he recommends so you can try a sample of it. I am a fan of pinot grigio so thats what I chose to have during dinner.
- They have valet parking at front – which I recommend to use, the parking situation in Miami especially in front of the restaurant is chaotic, so just hand the keys to the driver and relax.
- Overall, my experience at the restaurant was unforgettable and can’t wait to visit again in the near future.
Have you been to Milos before? Do you all have any restaurant recommendations I should visit?