THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Michelle Bernstein's at The Omphoy
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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Michelle Bernstein's at The Omphoy Restaurant Review: At Michelle Bernstein's eponymous restaurant, the Miami-based celebrity chef isn't the executive chef actually in the kitchen; that would be Lindsay Autry, who executes Bernstein's recipes admirably. But Bernstein's touch imbues every taste. Seafood is the specialty---a natural choice given the elegant room's floor-to-ceiling ocean-view windows (though frankly the Atlantic looks mostly like a wall of blackness at this dinner-only place, unless one dines early). But we'd go for whatever dishes on the daily-changing market-driven menu are closest to Bernstein's classics at her Michy's, whether they're fish dishes or not. As befits this chandelier-festooned space, some signatures are upscaled in both presentation and ingredients, like Marcona almond-grape-cucumber white gazpacho, here enhanced with lobster bits and a sherry gel but, bottom line, still the same impossibly silky soup. Other best bets: Michy's famed fried poussin (a young chicken with traditional trimmings) and "shrimp on toast," a witty reinvention of the traditional creamed dish using super-sweet sourced Caribbean white shrimp and blistered tomatoes. The wine list is more of a book, globally ranging well-known and boutique bottles (as well as many by-the-glass selections) picked to pair with Bernstein's flavors.