The concept of Izzy’s Fish & Oyster began with memories of growing up on the shores of Narragansett, Cape Cod and the Islands and summers filled with sunny days, balmy nights, sandy toes, and bellies filled with the freshest seafood coastal New England has to offer. For some, it will be a reminder of similar summer time memories and, for others, a first experience of New England seafood right here in Miami Beach. Their passion and desire is to create a memorable local seafood & beverage dining experience in Miami Beach’s vibrant South of Fifth neighborhood, serving traditional New England fare in a cool, fresh and hip South Beach setting. Here is more information about Izzy :
According to Urban Daddy :
“Oh, look, it’s another Jamie DeRosa spot. First, Tongue & Cheek. Now, this cozy house of bivalves with a wood ceiling, metal mesh accents and a whitewashed brick wall with a mural of a blue octopus drifting across it. You should stop in for dinner tonight. If you happen to find an open spot at the 15-seat marble bar, take it. Then make that gesture you make when you want a glass of crisp white wine and some fried clam bellies to go with your warm lobster roll.”
According to New Times :
“The restaurant is the culmination of plans by the DeRosas to open a family restaurant reminiscent of the New England clam shacks Amy grew up visiting. Jamie DeRosa who has worked with the likes of Geoffrey Zakarian, Allen Susser, and Wolfgang Puck before opening Tongue & Cheek had a seafood restaurant on his mind for years. That idea was solidified when the DeRosas came upon a little restaurant in Rhode Island when taking their young daughter to visit family for the first time. The intimate 40-seat restaurant is decorated with gray stone floors, antique tin ceilings, and leather banquettes. A giant octopus, painted by mural artist Claudio Picasso, floats across the entry wall. (Picasso, by the way, was also commissioned to paint artwork at Tongue & Cheek.) The restaurant’s 15-seat bar offers a view of the raw bar. There are 20 additional seats for dining outdoors.” written by Laine Doss.
According to Food E :
“On the menu you can expect a “Maine Lobster Roll” available in a hot preparation with lobster butter or cold with lobster mayo; “New England Clam Chowder” with potato, leeks and oyster crackers and “Golden Potato Gnocchi” with oysters, American caviar and fresh herbs. Additional highlights include a “Sugar Snap Salad” with grana padano, mint and Champagne vinaigrette with Marcona almonds; “Fried Clam Bellies” with bread and butter-pickled vegetables and lemon; and a “Crab Salad BLT.” Sides are a must including the “Parker House Rolls” with buttah and “Johnny Cakes” with local honey.”
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