THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Mark's Las Olas
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Mark's Las Olas Restaurant Review: Mark Militello, frequently lauded as one of Florida’s finest chefs, started with local restaurateur Dennis Max at Café Max, then became co-owner of Max’s Place in North Miami Beach, which finally became Mark’s Place (now defunct). He opened this stunning contemporary location in 1994 with floors of flagstone and warm wood to tone down the metallic contemporary touches. Militello is known for his imaginative creations and combinations, such as a salad with roasted organic beets and carrots, feta cheese and a golden-raisin vinaigrette infused with cumin and his signature Maine lobster brûlée, a base of truffled potatoes topped by a piece of Maine lobster, which is then topped with slices of baked and fried potatoes. Elegantly executed, yet hearty, main plates include grilled beef tenderloin stuffed with roasted garlic and served with caramelized sweet onion, Swiss chard, and marrow on toast. The chef’s New World take on crispy yellowtail snapper is outstanding, served with pumpkin-scented rice and sauce of macadamia nuts, mango and rum. Designer wood-oven pizzas, paired with one of the superb wines offered by the glass, offer a great way to take advantage of the high-profile bar scene. Service is terrific. Militello also has Mark’s South Beach, Mark’s at the Park in Boca Raton and Mark’s City Place in West Palm Beach.