Thursday, May 24, 2012
Style File: Beachside Restaurants
Even though there are plenty of beaches to enjoy in South Florida, it's hard to find restaurants where you can actually dine beachside. Get your toes ready to hit the sand. 7's Belkys Nerey has dinner with a view in tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- Step into the sand for a splashy-scene at the new Bella Beach Club in Sunny Isles.
Sofia Calvin, Customer: "Great vibe, great music, great cocktails. I'm just looking at this gorgeous water, this beautiful weather. Nice breeze, doesn't get any better than this."
For those of us who can't get enough of the surf and sand Bella Beach Club at the Trump International Resort' on Collins Avenue is literally right on the beach.
Tommy Pooch, Bella Beach Club: "We have a beautiful dining room right on the sand. I don't know if another one exists. We're very close to the water."
Tylah Smith: "I like the access."
You can have lunch or dinner on the patio or really get the feel of the ocean by dining on one of their lounge chairs.
Tommy Pooch: "For $50 you get our beautiful lounge chair and included in that is $50 worth of food and beverage."
Just order food or drinks and stay all day lounging on day beds and on the weekends a d-j keeps the party going into the night.
Tommy Pooch: "It's about drinking Rose, champagne and jumping' in the water."
Sofia Calvin: "The ocean seems to be prettier over here. I don't know if it's the Bella magic or what, but it's gorgeous here."
Bella Beach has their own brand of rose straight from St. Tropez and expect a menu with a mediterranean twist.
Belkys Nerey: "If you head a little further south on Collins Avenue, you'll end up at La Cote at the Fontainebleau. You can enjoy dinner, drinks, a cool breeze. And here at the bleau, they throw in the view for free."
Brooke Wilson, Customer: "We have a little breeze, coming of the water, it's so nice."
La Cote used to be open for lunch only, bBut now you can enjoy this gorgeous oceanfront view into the night.
Christina Coupet-Executive Chef, La Cote: "We just wanted the guests to come and enjoy a moonlight dinner, have a view of the Atlantic Ocean, and just have a cocktail relax after a long day at work."
You can dine until 9 on anything from surf and turf to tuna crudo.
Christina Coupet: "One of the biggest dishes we have is the Garlic shrimp. It comes with jumbo shrimp, octopus and artichoke bottoms."
Or if you just want to party by the ocean head downstairs where a DJ pumps out the tunes so you can dance and sip the night away.
Belkys Nerey: "La Cote is open for dinner Thursday through Saturday."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Bella Beach at Trump International Beach Resort,
18001 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles
(305-692-5777 or bellabeachclub.com
La Cote at Fontainebleau
4441 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33140
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Lunch & Early Dinner: 11 AM - 6 PM Daily
Dinner: 6 PM - 9 PM Thursday - Saturday