El'eat in North Miami Beach: '70s Excess Meets Decadent Comfort Food
Walking into El'eat Restaurant & Lounge in North Miami Beach is like walking onto the set of American Hustle; you fully expect to see Amy Adams and combed-over Christian Bale dining in the shadows, which are plentiful in this dimly lit restaurant despite multiple chandeliers.
Photos by Dana De Greff Grilled Red Snapper
"I came in here and I didn't want to touch it," chef Will Biscoe, formerly of Biscayne Tavern, says of the decor. "It's all part of the 'Me' generation."
This past February, the space was bought and the menu left in the hands of Biscoe. "I was told to come in and make a delicious menu," he says. "And I wanted to give the people what they want."
The selections show that Biscoe went down the more-is-more path. Food offerings are divided into categories -- Garden, Flatbreads, Apps, Mains, and From the Grill -- as well as caviar and oyster options. You can even get a deviled egg with osetra caviar, as long as you're cool with dropping $100.
A recent media dinner allowed tasting of much more of tis excess-meets-decadent approach. Some examples follow: