Located in historic Matheson Hammock Park on the shores of Biscayne Bay - the iconic restaurant dates back to the 1930s and shuttered after Hurricane Irma. The space that housed Red Fish Grill - a longtime staple in the community - is back with celebrated chef Adrianne Calvo at the helm. Expect a menu that blends new American seafood with traditional fish house classics, from New England clam chowder to tuna tartare on cripsy wontons and whole fried Florida snapper.
The historic interiors have been preserved and now incorporate organic elements and a nature-inspired color palette. Diners can choose to drive down a long dirt road to get to this secluded seafood haven, or boat through the Matheson Hammock Marina to dock at the restaurant. Best to request a table on the outdoor terrace to make the most of the romantic vistas.
Waterside dining, seafood suppers
Small table outside overlooking the water
Littleneck clams with fried garlic and sofrito broth; jumbo lump crab cakes served with Dijonnaise, sliced green apple, and peach; fish and chips, with pan-seared sea bass, caviar fries, and caper cream sauce; buttermilk-brined fried chicken with hot honey and lemon and a 28-ounce porterhouse steak served with truffle au jus and crispy onions.