Leisurely Sunday dinner with the (Argentinian & and avid grill master) in-law. He's been to most Argentinian stops in Miami and we figured this would be a good choice. Ultimately, it was. But the road to come to that conclusion was paved with a couple of nuisances.
The restaurant is spacious and drop-dead gorgeous. No cost was spared there. I love the use of brick, wood, and iron throughout. We met our party at the bar and walked to our table right on time. It wasn't too busy then.
Our waiter promptly introduced himself as water and bread service started. Corkage fee is a steep $50, but still more affordable than ordering from the (overpriced) wine menu. You can always guarantee you will like what you are drinking if you bring it. Initially, instead of drinking the wine we brought though, we ordered a specific vintage off the menu "to try." He brought out one two years older. Not the same, but thanks-no thanks. Ours would do.
Placed our appetizer order and debated what to choose for dinner. In doing so, our waiter felt the need to lecture our party about the "misconception" that "bone-in meat is juicer and more flavorful" than a regular cut. Blank stare. It wasn't an animated discussion, it was a full blown lecture. How dare us prefer the bone-in cut? Gulp. Awkward party of four? It was a similar situation when I asked where they purchased their wagyu. I got an instructional lecture on the who-what-when of wagyu practices. Um, the answer in PM's case is Nebraska. I asked WHERE! That's all I needed to know. I might have been short tempered already by then because I was hungry and wasn't in the mood to get a sermon with every single thing I ordered or asked. But I digress...
Chorizo- very good
Provoleta- very good
Morzilla- didn't try it, but everyone else seemed to like it
Rib Chop Madero (for two- bone in-ribeye)- ordered it medium, arrived "medium rare." Sent it back and it was brought back "medium well." Beggars can't be choosers? It still tasted great though! Must have been that bone. ;)
NY Strip Steak- Didn't try it, but both Argentinians in our party enjoyed it. Good sign.
PM Specialty Souffle Potatoes a la cream cheese- AMAZING! Quite the hit!
Roasted Potatoes, Onions, & Peppers- good
Panqueques de Dulce de Leche- good and they use real dulce de leche which is a plus
Alfajor de Dulce de Leche- more like a mille feuille (Mil Hojas) and not an authentic alfajor, but still decadent and delicious.
Creme Brûlée- just OK.
Overall, even with the lecture and wine mix up, service was good, nice, and attentive. They tend to cut into every dish you order table-side with the purpose of serving each person their portion. I, for one, prefer to do it myself or within our party. Once I noticed the pattern, we requested to do it ourselves. Just personal preference, I guess.
The outside courtyard looks very nice. Making a mental note to return on a cool day. I rounded to a four because I would love to return and try other things off the menu. Hopefully the process won't be as stressful then.
Happy Hour Miami at PM Fish and Steak House
What makes a fantastic Happy Hour Miami? Value food & drinks that are scrumptious in a fun and inviting setting. Luckily PM Fish and Steak House has introduced a kick ass Happy Hour Miami. From Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. patrons can get comfy at the lovely indoor and outdoor areas. The renovated patio is one of my favorite Brickell venues. It is huge, was not hot the day I attended and is filled with lush plants and serene water. You can easily talk to your friends and the ambiance is quite nice.
There is a pond, with a water fountain & lovely trees create an enchanting setting among the mix of lounge and table seating areas and the bar. The garden has a spandex covering the top to create a ceiling to cool the setting down fashionably. Together, with all sorts of trees bordering the patio, you felt like you were somewhere else, and not in the middle of the concrete jungle in Brickell.
Guests are invited to wind down with a Miami Happy Hour that boasts martinis, signature cocktails and classic cocktails for 50 percent off. The Tierra de Fuego –a Jalapeno-infused Caipirinha, made with muddled Limes and Passion Fruit Puree was insanely good. It is the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and smooth. If you have a hardcore sweet tooth then go with the Bariloche – Stoli Vanilla vodka, Chambord, crème de cacao, coconut milk.
Guests can also pair cocktails with bites from the happy hour menu featuring the highest quality Argentine cuisine with items like Beef Empanadas, Crispy Tuna Taquitos and Roasted Toast of Tuna Tartare ranging from $3 to $4 each. Quality bar bites under $4 is a Brickell Happy Hour steal.
Happy Hour Bites $3:
White Fish Ceviche Spoon
Sautéed Shrimp Crostini
Roasted Toast of Tuna Tartare
Smoked Alaskan Salmon Grisini
Brie and Chorizo Crouton
Provoleta & Roasted Red Bell Pepper
Spicy Tuna Tartare on Crispy Nori
Tenderloin Mini Brochette
Beef Homemade Small Empanada
Octopus Homemade Small Empanada
Ham and Cheese Homemade Small Empanada
Skirt Steak Taquito
Happy Hour Bites $4:
Skewered Grilled Octopus with a Touch of Olive Oil
Crispy Tuna Taquito
PM Fish and Steak House Miami – A Bit of Paradise in Brickell Village
The grand feeling you get as you’re walking into PM Fish and Steak House Miami is overwhelming in the best way. The first thing you see is the Argentinian steakhouse’s huge, almost floor to ceiling wine cellar – and I thought to myself, well this is a good sign! My boyfriend and I chose a Thursday night and sat outside in the beautiful garden patio and lounge.
There is a pond, with a water fountain, reflecting a bit of paradise that is PM Fish and Steak House Miami. Beautiful trees create an enchanting setting among the mix of lounge and table seating areas and the bar. One of the things I really liked about the garden was that it had a spandex covering over the top to create a ceiling. Together, with all sorts of trees bordering the patio, you felt like you were somewhere else, and not in the middle of a bunch of concrete buildings in Brickell.
At our table, we were welcomed with an assorted bread basket filled with Sun Dried Tomato Bread, Olive Focaccia, crunchy Bread Sticks and white French Bread- but that’s not even the best part! Along with the bread basket came unexpected little silver cups of garlic butter, plain butter, red adobo, chimmichurri and salsa verde sauces.
If there is any way to my heart it’s through bread and sauces. The Chimmichurri had great flavor and wasn’t too oily as some can be, and the Salsa Verde was everything I wanted it to be, full of garlic and not too cilantro tasting.
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the cocktails! I ordered the Tierra de Fuego –a Jalapeno-infused Caipirinha, made with muddled Limes and Passion Fruit Puree. So good that I had to remind myself to slow down!
Our server was very helpful in giving us suggestions as to what we should order for our appetizer. We decided on their signature dish – the Grilled Octopus, simply seared in Olive Oil and Salt, and paired with duo sauces of Red Adobo and Salsa Verde.
I was actually really hesitant to order this for a couple of reasons, but mainly because I know octopus can be very tough and chewy if not done correctly. But, cutting into the octopus was like slicing into butter; extremely tender and sweet tasting as well. Least to say, I had no regrets.
We also decided to order the Crab and Lobster Rolls because who can turn down a the combo of thin Tuna Rolls filled with Crab Meat and Maine Lobster, Shallots, Capers and a touch of Black Pepper.
The fun part about these is that they come with chopsticks! Fresh tasting and delicious the rolls come with a balsamic emulsion on the plate as well as a soy balsamic mix on the side for dipping.
For our entrée we ordered the Argentinean-style Skirt Steak which comes out served on a hot griddle plate. The meat had a great intense flavor, but I suggest requesting the steak plated, since it will continue to cook if left sitting on the serving griddle at the table.
As a side, we had to try the soufflé potatoes because they sounded so fun. They were crispy, salty and delicious just as I suspected, plus it came with a cheese dipping sauce on the side.
Deciding on dessert is probably one of the hardest decisions for me because I want it all. Our server was so sweet to make us a sampler plate of the Alfajor Puff Pastry layered with Caramel and topped with Pecans, and the Cheesecake.
Though we couldn’t eat another bite, we graciously agreed to try their after dinner cocktail, Carajillo. A server brought over a little side table full of all of the makings – Espresso and a golden liqueur from Spain, Cuarenta y Tres. She shook it tableside and poured it into nice big short-stemmed glasses. It tasted like a better iced coffee – very good!
Needless to say, I will be back to try everything else I wanted to but didn’t have a big enough room for!
PM Fish and Steak House is an Argentinian Restaurant located at 1453 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130. For reservations or more information, call: (305) 200-5606 or, visit: pmrestaurantes.com
PM Fish & Steakhouse is a dining establishment located in Miami FL, that has a background of serving a wide variety of seafood cuisine. Please take note that according to many reviewers, the executive chef here is off on Sundays, but another tip many recommend to try the Argentine cuisine as well.
PM Fish & Steakhouse serves a wide selection and different variety of seafood cuisine as well, which includes the customer favorite dish, the Grilled octopus. While some reviewers may find some of the prices here are over $10, many others also recommend ordering the souffle potatoes they offer as well.
Most people who visit this place say the atmosphere is that of a blue collar work force. People here love to relax and feel at home here and enjoy their meals.
Most people will say the service can get slower when its busy, but that it picks up again because the servers are working hard with a smile on their face.