How 3 Thriving Restaurants on the Outskirts of Miami Built a Loyal Clientele

How 3 Thriving Restaurants on the Outskirts of Miami Built a Loyal Clientele

By Kerri Adams, Foodable Contributor

Miami, like most big cities, is made up of many different neighborhoods with an array of culinary delights. Since August 2013, Foodable Labs has been tracking the top restaurants in the area each month by pulling consumer social data from the Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI). The “Miami Top 25 Restaurants” ranking features restaurants that diners praise the most on social media over the span of a given month. But some of these restaurants are not actually in Miami. They are a bit north of the action, yet are still standing their ground against the best of the best restaurants in Miami.

Below, we take a look at these not-so-Miami gems and see what their formula is for success:

Bourbon Steak: Creating a Special Experience for Each Guest

Fine-dining American steakhouse Bourbon Steak is a Foodable Top 25 veteran, and has landed in the coveted No. 1 spot several times. Located 15 minutes from South Beach in the snowbird haven of Aventura, this Michael Mina restaurant is managed by two industry veterans, Executive Chef Gabriel Fenton, who directs the back of house, and Anibal Macias, the general manager. The team collaborates to achieve a singular goal: make the customer feel special.

“All we talk about in our lineups and meetings with the staff is how to make sure we go the extra mile for guests,” says Macias.

This is Macias’ seventh Michael Mina restaurant, so it’s safe to say he understands what diners want. He also recognizes the importance of consistently training restaurant staff. The staff is regularly educated with seminars to strengthen service techniques, wine and menu selections. It’s an ongoing training process.

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A Deeper Look Into the No. 1 Restaurants for This Month's Foodable Top 25

A Deeper Look Into the No. 1 Restaurants for This Month's Foodable Top 25

By Jessica Bryant, Managing Editor

Our Foodable Top 25 Restaurants have been released for this month, featuring Boston, Denver, Miami, New Orleans, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

These rankings are based on March 2015 data from our sister company’s proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI), the most comprehensive index for the restaurant industry.

This Month’s No. 1's

Boston: Liquid Art House.

Located in Boston’s Bay Village neighborhood, Liquid Art House is more than a sight to be seen. Though it may be visually stimulating with wall art and murals (with a mantra of “Eat Your Art Out”), Liquid Art House appeals to all senses (and to a wide variety of guests). The menu is rounded out with local ingredients, whole communal roasts, and a fair balance of veg-friendly dishes and meat. With a heavy hand in supporting the arts with pop-up gallery and style events, and with Chef Rachel Klein — named “Best New Chef” by The Boston Globe and Boston Magazine — steering the concept, it’s no wonder it's a front-runner status this month. Check out the full Boston Top 25 Restaurants for March here.

Liquid Art House
The Arlington, 100 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116

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