Last Saturday ( that cold, wet, disgusting day, brrr... ) left the movie theatre on Lincoln Road looking for a soothing lunch without having to move the car. We were very pleased to find Baires Grill on the same block, since we were really in the mood for some cold weather comfort food ie: red wine and steak frites. So it's Argentine, not French, but it really filled the bill.
Shockingly tasteful room for Lincoln Road, nice simple decor, cosy booths, long bar. We decided to sit at the bar,( and watch some inter-regional Italian soccer too! Go Siena! ) and ordered glasses of the pinot noir. I had an arugula salad, which was crisp and tangy and very nice, but my husband's pear/gorgonzola mesclun plate was really terrific and I had a bit of salad envy. ( the pear was poached and stuffed with the cheese / mousse ).
I ordered a flap steak medium rare, and it came out perfectly charred outside and nice and red inside - the meat was really flavorful. Husband had a half chicken, boned and grilled flat, lots of flavor, and moist too. A little side condiment tray with chimichurri type sauces was provided. Good bread with nice seasoned butter.
Very gracious staff. Apparently they moved from Washington Ave, though I don't remember them, hoping for more traffic on the Road. Right now there's the drawback of the construction of that new pedestrian section right in front of them, but once it's done it should be a lovely spot for outside dining too. It's nice to see another more upscale place there, and it's perfect for meal/movie combo.
1116 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139