Florida Cookery is open Thursday to Monday. You can stop in for breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner. The restaurant chooses locally sourced ingredients for the dishes, which include many different types of food. It has a very casual and relaxed atmosphere, and there are many different types of food to try.
Some of the items on the menu that you might want to order include crab cakes, guava glazed ribs, curry chicken, Florida Cookery jambalaya, roast pork loin and braised yellowtail snapper. For dessert, the banana pecan pudding, as well as the Dominican Republic chocolate cake are good options that could sate your sweet tooth.
We saw this restaurant listed in a "10 best of miami beach" article. It must have been outdated or the restaurant bribed the author. The hotel where the restaurant is housed is beautiful in all the ways one would expect of a nice Miami Beach hotel. We ordered the jambalaya for two persons ($55), and though the pan that was brought to our table was impressive looking, the carpet of rice was chewy (perhaps it's supposed to be), and the chicken and shrimp had very little flavor. The andouille sausage, fortunately, offered something in the way of (charred) taste. The profitability margins on that dish must be huge. The real downer was the bill. After we paid, it struck as that the total was way too high. I asked to view the bill again, thinking they must have forgotten to delete a side item that they'd forgotten to bring us (fortunately). No. It was the 18% gratuity (on a party of TWO? Seriously?), in addition to our $25 tip. I expressed shock, and the waiter said he forgot to tell us -- that he always makes it a point to point this out to guests. I had them remove our tip, of course. Slimy way to do business. Maybe it's on the menu, and we just missed it.
Great kitchen, terrible service. Our baby octopus with watermelon Brule was delicious, as was my jambalaya. The service was non-existent. I actually had to get up to find someone to give us water even hough the place was empty.
Enjoyed our meals at the FC. We stayed at the St. James so it was very convenient to go downstairs to the restuarant for lunch ,dinner and drinks. The meals were tasty but a bit on the small size. The staff was very friendly and service good.
Innovative food in great setting! Lunch in the patio was fantastic. Kids loved the desserts. Serbice was great too!
The service was very slow and uneven. Sometimes drinks had a garnish, sometimes not. We were hungry when we arrived and asked for some bread right away while we looked at the menu. The hostess promised right away, as did the waiter and manager. Fifteen minutes later, corn muffins arrived. Food was uneven. Salmon sliders were good, but a shrimp appetizer was glutinous and unappealing. The "hot" soup arrived barely warm. A very disappointing lunch experience.
Sometimes the food is well prepared but other times it is not.
Not reliably good.
Food was excellent but the timing was a disaster. Party of 4 and the entrees came out spaced 20 minutes apart. The sides appeared after the entrees were eaten. What saved this place was the excellent quality of the food and the sweet nature of our server, not to mention our easy going nature. They were very good about compensating us with a glass of free wine and not charging for the sides!
Food was average at best. Way too expensive for an average meal at an average place.
I had reservations at 9:45 on a Monday. We get to the restaurant only to find out we were the only people there. Having been traveling all day we decided to eat there even though we were the only people. We felt as the servers were annoyed that we decided to stay. The whole time we felt rushed. The food part: ordered an appetizer.....30 mins later the waiters comes up and says " oh btw we are out of octopus forgot to tell you but your food is almost out". So it took 30 mins to let us they were out of octopus . My dinner wasn't that good, fish was small and the rice was undercooked . Deffenitly not worth 4 stars....very disappointed .
we were not informed that only the brunch buffet for $30 was available.
the menu online suggested that a la carte items were available.
we had coffee and juice and left.