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1200 Washington Ave. (12th St.) Send to Phone
A bit over-conceptualized, but how could “beauty cuisine” not be a hit on vanity-obsessed South Beach?

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED afterglo Restaurant Review

: Afterglo gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “feed your ego.” The restaurant's guiding concept is beautritional cuisine, fare that's filled with ingredients (chia seed, goji berries and gotu kola, to name a few of the more obscure ones) that make your eyes shine, skin glow and hair grow. So, of course, the place is overrun by clients---models, celebrities and the like---who don't need such enhancement, and who are looking for the atmosphere of proprietor Tim Hogle's sister restaurant-nightclub, Tantra. But there's plenty here for the health-minded and planet-conscious diner who's also serious about good food. The kitchen takes what is essentially an all-organic, sustainable, seasonal and free-range pantry and creates some truly outstanding dishes such as parsnip-miso soup with sautéed leeks and wild mushrooms; bison ceviche with jungle peanuts and crispy shallots; vegetable and pignoli ricotta tartlette with sage pesto; and pan-roasted breast of wild pheasant with raw chocolate mole. In truth we could do without the hooey---does anyone really want to eat a wild sockeye salmon cake called the beauty pill?---but if you can manage to suspend your disbelief for an evening, you can believe in the promise of afterglo.


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