Went to Azul about a month ago, first time there so i cannot compare to where the touted chef was there.
In any case, we sat in the terrace which was a good choice, since we were only two, service was very good, attentive, knowledgeble, the view was nice if stark, the terrace views the west and so the water channel and the high rises of brickell were the main thing.
Prices were high, altough considering the hotel and the ambiance it was no surpris (I would average it at 90$ for three courses including tips and tax per person w/o wine or drinks)
The food, I had the crab soup which was very good (but hey, how good a crab soup be?) and then the ginger crispy snapper, wich seems to be their theme dish. Maybe my expectations were to high or I am growing tired of this fish dishes with mango and miso/wasabi broth, but i was not impressed, i mean it was good alright but to be touted as the best restaurant in Miami I was expecting somenthing better, for some contrast the following night I had a great meal in a place called The Crossing in St. Louis Missouri and for half the price of Azul i got a fix menu that blew my mind, I know it was in St Louis.....
In any case, worth trying, but will not go back for dinner, unless on a business dinner or to have a drink, after dinner we walk along the water it was very nice,