Exit 1: Good Eats in a Secret Location
|All photos by Laine Doss|
|You've finally found it.|
"OK, it's after the tennis center but before Bill Baggs State Park," I helplessly told my husband as we drove through a monsoon.
After making several u-turns, we finally found the condo cluster in which the restaurant is located.
Hint: Exit 1 is on the north side of Crandon Boulevard, just before the entrance to the state park, as you head to the very tip of Key Biscayne. If you think a restaurant could not possibly be located where you're turning, you've found the right place.
|There's a restaurant hidden here somewhere....|
Named for the end of I-95 (and the exit to Key Biscayne), Exit 1 is decorated tastefully, with vintage photographs adorning the walls. The restaurant seems to cater to the locals who live in the adjacent high-rise towers -- affluent and dressed for an evening out.
Our server, Michael, introduced himself by name and recited the prices of that evening's specials. I especially liked that the seafood linguine was priced on par with the everyday menu offerings. It's especially irksome when an off-menu dish surprises you by being extremely expensive when the check comes.
There are quite a few wines by the bottle priced under $50, and a bottle of Rickshaw from California ($33) was a good value.