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Seaspice

422 NW North River Dr. (NW Fourth St.) Send to Phone
Upscale seafood, celebrity sightings, stylish post-industrial décor, water views, and nightclub-glam ambience at this indoor/outdoor riverfront resto-lounge.
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Seaspice Restaurant Review

: In this stylishly converted indoor/outdoor warehouse space, with an artful industrial-glam décor that dramatizes its setting on the Miami River (historically a gritty, rather than pretty, working waterway), one can dine among the stars, as well as under the stars on an expansive riverfront deck. Unlike old raffish river restaurant/markets, Seaspice has a co-owner, Stephane Dupoux, who developed South Beach’s trendiest 1990s nightspots (Nikki Beach, Opium, The Strand and more), so the rich and/or famous flock to this seafood spot. Angel Leon is now the executive chef. The menu focuses largely on luxe but simple wood oven-cooked dishes, particularly seafood casseroles: prawns with madras curry and Pernod; and PEI mussels in herb sauce, with grilled crostini for mopping up the last flavorful drop. For dessert, we recommend another retro-modern item with some South Florida regional reinvention: the orange blossom Pavlova with passion fruit curd. The fairly extensive global wine list includes plenty of bottles that pair well with seafood. Many diners, anyway, opt for cocktails prepared via “tableside mixology” --- gimmicky but fun, and allowing for some customization. Note: This restaurant was formerly called Seasalt and Pepper.

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