Be prepared for exclusive dining, where guests are seduced with a first-class culinary experience. From the moment you enter The Deck at Island Gardens, via land or sea, you are immediately immersed into a sensory overload of sights, sounds and taste.
The Deck, Miami’s most exquisite super-yacht marina outdoor lounge, entices guests with the opportunity to experience a Mediterranean inspired gourmet cuisine while overlooking unparalleled, panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and the South Miami skyline.
Alfresco seating includes everything from full-sized tables to waterfront cabanas, where you can view the sensual Miami sunset.
The acclaimed chefs at The Deck are dedicated to creating an unbelievable, fine-dining experience for every one of their guests. Inspired by the beloved yachting port of Ibiza and the excitement of Miami, the international gourmet menu consists of the finest seafood and locally sourced produce and meats.
Tempt your palate with various dishes; starter’s such as their Charred Octopus and Prime Beef Tenderloin followed with entrees consisting of Salt-Crusted Branzino, Rack of Lamb, Chilean Sea Bass, brick over pizzas, and savory Filet Mignon.
Their signature Sunday Brunch offers an abundance of choices. There’s a dish for every palate at the table, including hot and cold stations from made-to-order omelets, meat and fish carving stations, mozzarella and heirloom tomato salad and roast beef with chimichurri sauce. If you’re in the mood for something light, then you’ll be pleased to find choices of specialty salads, mezzes, imported cheeses, fresh fruit and a variety of desserts, like raspberry tarts and chocolate nemesis.
Each menu item is made to perfection with a flawless blending of flavors. We would be remiss if we didn’t highlight The Deck’s beautifully presented signature appetizer, their Seafood Tower; consisting of their chef’s selection of freshly sourced oysters, whole lobster, jumbo prawns, king crab legs, tuna tartare and ceviche served with lemon, shallots mignonette and horseradish.
Their cocktail lounge combines a variety of boutique cocktails, extensive wines and spirits with their world-class DJ that will cap off your evening with an unforgettable party experience.
The Deck at Island Gardens is far more than just a restaurant filled with beautiful food and beautiful people. It encompasses an afternoon and evening of sheer satisfaction and euphoria.
About the Deck at Island Gardens and Chef Longo’s New Menu
Internationally applauded Alfio Longo joins the restaurant as Executive Chef. Trained in multiple Michelin-starred restaurants, Chef Longo’s vast culinary expertise stems from Le Cirque New York to Casa de Campo. The new Mediterranean menu is inspired by his native coastal Italian regions and reflects sun-drenched destinations such as Cote d’Azur, Mykonos and Costa del Sol.
Signatures include Chef Longo’s Trofie Pasta tossed in his award-winning basil pesto recipe and served with pine nuts and Parmigiano Reggiano; Oven Roasted Chilean Sea Bass is nestled in marmalade leeks drizzled with Champagne sauce and topped with caviar;Colorado Rack of Lamb is brick oven roasted and prepared tableside with porcini mushroom and spinach; Parmigiano Arugula Salad is prepared tableside and served in a 24-month aged Parmesan cheese wheel; and Mediterranean Salt Crusted Branzino features a whole fish sealed in a traditional salt crust and brick oven baked.
The Deck’s in-house pastry chef turns out stunning desserts including Chocolate Nemesis, a flourless chocolate and cacao cake served with Italian hazelnut gelato and traditional Pistachio Cake sprinkled with fresh pistachios served with vanilla custard and rose petals.
Sparkling Sunset Hour sets a stunning stage for iconic Miami afternoons. Enjoy $12 Taittinger Brut by the glass, $2 oysters, and rotating cocktail specials Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 to 8 pm and Sunday 4 to 6 pm.
The Deck at Island Gardens is the place to be Sunday. Brunch is served from 12 to 4 pm, and includes luxurious hot and cold stations, delectable dessert bars and a welcome Bellini or Mimosa for $65.00 per person. Settle in for Sundays #OnDeck for happy hour with global DJs and live drum performances beginning at 4 pm. Dinner is served from 6 pm until late and the restaurant’s dock-side cabanas create a perfect setting for large groups and celebratory occasions.
For more information visit www.islandgardens.com
888 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132
images courtesy of The Deck at Island Gardens
writing credit Jacqueline Elling