Miami Restaurants

Florida Cookery

  • 1545 Collins Ave. Map It
  • South Beach
  • American

Published 09/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Originally the brainchild of award-winning Miami chef Kris Wessel (of Chopped fame), the Florida Cookery redefined Florida cuisine when it opened. Now that Wessel is gone, it lacks the wow factor it once had but it still delivers taste sensations crafted from just about all things Florida—local fish, spiny lobster, alligator, locally grown tomatoes, Indian River County citrus, and more. Start with the empanadas trio (curry chicken, ropa vieja, and alligator) or the corvina tiradito (a Peruvian-style ceviche-like dish without the onions) Splurge on the Florida Cookery Jambalaya for your main—a massive skillet of Florida fresh seafood, house-smoked chicken, and house andouille sausage.

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The James Royal Palm, 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, Florida, 33139, United States

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Published 09/18/2015


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