It's kind of sad to admit, but prior to last week I had never been to RED The Steakhouse. Not only is it a sad admission, it's a regretful one. Now that I've been to this restaurant, I've been kicking myself for not having been sooner. The restaurant is located in the SoFi (South of Fifth st) neighborhood in Miami Beach. It's slightly removed from the aneurism-inducing traffic located throughout the rest of South Beach, so parking and traffic isn't a complete nightmare. What prompted me to go to the restaurant was seeing an article in the New Times stating that they were recreating a version of the newly famous Cronut, the Kronut Kruller. Clearly, I had to go..."investigate."
I sat down and our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. He started us off with some freshly made bread. We looked over the menu and were a bit overwhelmed. The bread was nice and warm, but nothing really 'out of this world' about it.
|Mac & Cheese|
|Green Beans (Duh)|
|Potatoes Au Gratin|
At this point, I had unbuckled my belt and undid the top button on my jeans. Alas, I couldn't leave without having the one thing that had driven me here in the first place, the Kronut Kruller. We got kronut donut holes that had been rolled in powdered sugar, just diabetic heaven. We had their simple kronut cruller that comes topped with a maple glaze and we also had the kronut filled with a vanilla and rum infused crème. The dough was crisp, flaky and warm.The vanilla and rum crème filled kronut was my favorite. The donuts were set atop a raspberry sauce that had been drizzled over the plate, I felt the raspberry sauce overpowered the milder flavors of the maple frosting and the rum infused crème. Either way though, these were delicious. My understanding is that the Kronut Kruller will only be available for a limited time depending on their demand. So check them out before they're gone!
Red, The Steakhouse
119 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139