We only had one night in Miami and wanted to get a good idea of the Miami nightlife and head somewhere with an upbeat vibe. We arrived late into Miami, and made a late dinner booking at KLIMA Restaurant & Bar located just off 23rd St, a short walking distance from our hotel, Z Ocean Crown Plaza.
ATMOSPHERE & SERVICE
We walked into a beautiful modern style restaurant with a gorgeous feature bar that catches your eye as soon as you walk in. The restaurant is separated into a few different sections including the front dining room with large windows overlooking the street (where we were seated), a back dining room which is more intimate and their beautiful outdoor terrace with modern outdoor furniture.
Opening its doors in March, the team have perfected the skill of fantastic customer service. The service throughout the night was flawless and friendly. Our waiter gave us fantastic recommendations on the cocktails and food, and explained their menu concept.
This 7,700 sqft Miami Beach restaurant has ticked all the boxes in creating the true ‘Miami vibe’. It’s welcoming & modern with a touch of sophistication. Pieces of art work are scattered through the restaurant, which are handpicked by the owners themselves, which create a beautiful contrast to the space.
KLIMA offers a beautiful range of Mediterranean inspired dishes, using local products to create a contemporary style menu. Dishes on the menu may seem simple, however have been carefully put together to create authentic taste of the Mediterranean.
We started the night with a round of specialty cocktails put together by their well-trained barmen. I stuck with my favourite and order a Cosmo, which was one of the better ones I’ve had. MC ordered a Moscow Mule with vodka, lime juice and ginger beer.
We ordered a variety of different starters to share, all on the recommendation of our waiter. MC ordered a single ‘Oyster’, just to sample, served with a beautiful Ceviche sauce at $4 each.
Our second starter was the ‘5 Jotas Iberian ham Pata Negra’ served with bread and fresh tomatoes. Probably one of the best tasting cured meat’s we’ve had in a while. Placing the meat on the bread with fresh tomato helped bring out the amazing flavours.
Next up was another one of MC’s picks, ‘Tuna Toast’ served with chipotle, leek & lime. I’ve never been one to like tuna, however I actually LOVED this dish! There is no hints of fishy flavours here! The chipotle and leek worked wonders for the dish and squeezed with lime added a beautiful finish.
Our final starter, if we already didn’t order enough, was the ‘Beef Tartare’. The dish was a bit too harsh on the raw flavouring and unfortunately wasn’t able to eat much of it. Probably the only dish of the night that wasn’t a stand out.
For mains I ordered the ‘Veal Stuffed Paccheri’ served with a beautiful Porto sauce & finished with Parmesan cheese. Rich, beautiful flavours came from this dish all cooked beautifully. The meat was tender and juicy and the pasta was cooked al dente which I love.
Dessert was the highlight of the night, and was a great way to end our only night in Miami. The ‘Disaronno Soaked Almond Sponge Cake’, served with chocolate cream and vanilla ice cream was our dessert of choice.
Only open for a few short months, I can definitely see this restaurant heading quickly to the top of the Restaurant list in Miami. Everything about this experience was top notch and a definite 5-star experience. The food was amazing, the service was flawless and the atmosphere was moody yet chic.