3540 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
August 31st, 2018
What I tried:
HIT There is no wrong way to order off Ariete’s Miami Spice menu. Every item on it can be a stand-alone star. When combined, it only makes the decision-making hard on the diner. I’m still in love with the Foie Gras (remember my 2016 obsession?), but another dish stole my heart this year. The badass Smoked Short Rib ($15 supplement). Not new to their menu, but certainly new to me! I can’t stop thinking about it. Layers of layers of pastrami-style meat and with a side of shaved vegetable Caesar salad. You can taste the passion in the seasoning and the feathered texture as it silkily shreds apart. TO. DIE. FOR.
MISS: Nada. Ariete continues to deliver: a true Coconut Grove gem. Miami Spice or not. Go!
September 9th, 2016
What I tried:
HIT Ode to the Foie Gras at Ariete. I am naming it not only the best and most unique in Miami, but the very best dish on a Miami Spice menu this year. Yes, it comes with a $19 supplement price, but one bite in and you will not regret it. Although the regular menu lists it as $24/$36 for different sized portions, I found this portion on the Spice menu to be extremely generous. Let me walk you through this one…sour orange vinegar, Cuban-style temptation caramel, ember roasted plantains, and cocoa nibs. In case you missed it, that is foie gras over PLATANOS MADUROS, sweet plantains, aka Cuban crack. I cannot believe it took me this long to find it. Holy Miami, this one is for you!
After a six-year Coconut Grove hiatus, I was happy to be back. I loved the vibe at Ariete. The open kitchen worked non-stop. Service was warm and casual yet on point. Next, I hope to try their brunch.