David Bouley's "Evolution" Comes to The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
For those who need to be first in line - the soft opening is this week. Reservations are available starting Thursday to get the Art Basel crowd fed... 786-276-4000
From the press release >
"David Bouley, internationally acclaimed Chef/Owner of Bouley, Danube and Bouley Bakery & Market in New York, brings his unabashed culinary talent to The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in 2006 with his newest restaurant david bouley Evolution—his first outside of Manhattan. Designed by the world famous architect, Jacques Garcia (designed Spice Market & Danube in NYC, as well as Hôtel Costes in Paris); the sophisticated restaurant will bring to Miami Beach an unparalleled level of cuisine and service. The dramatic Art-Deco space will feature a lounge, sushi bar, dining room, and two private rooms."
Be sure to post your reviews as soon as you finish dessert!
I went on Saturday night. The service was amazing and the ambiance breath-taking. But the food left a lot to be desired. My salmon had little flavor, I ordered my lamb medium rare and got well done, and to top it all off, there was a fly in my wine. Hopefully this is just some growing pains since the restaurant isn't even a week old, but we were not impressed.
We had dinner at Evolution last Friday (December 15th) and I just wanted to take the time to commend the staff for a wonderful experience. I had the lobster, which was cooked perfectly, and my wife had the scallop-crusted sea bass, which she enjoyed immensely. The service was impeccable and the food was marvelous. If I had to "nit-pick" about anything, it would be the fact that our table was very close to the curtain separatiing the restaurant from the lounge, which sometimes made it difficult for the staff to serve/clear for my wife, who was closest to the curtain. My Mother, who is a vegetarian, was with us that evening and liked the fact that the staff put together a meal tailored just for her.
We had dinner at Evolution on the opening week! This restaurant is absolutely the best in South Beach right now. I do not like lobster and the lobster there was the best I ever had. The staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the food ingredients and preparation. Desert was excellent. The overall dining experience was outstanding.
We tried Evolution as well. It was the best dining experience we have had in South Florida. My husband had the tasting menu and I did not - I had an appetiser and entree. The chef felt badly that I would not be eating while my husband had his middle dish (salmon) so he served me the same dish at no charge. I had the seafood appetiser and scallop crusted seabass for my main entree. Everything was melt in your mouth delicious. Service was exceptional. Expensive but worth it if you can afford it. We will be back.