Saturday, January 28, 2012Bar Review: Edge at the Four Seasons
In an effort to be nasty or depressing, several people told us web we moved to Miami that we would miss the seasons. I assume they meant the Four Seasons, because it's been 12 hours and I already do. Thank God it's just across the street.
We tried Edge, the Four Seasons' newly opened steakhouse last night for happy hour. The experience was perfection. All other restaurants take notes.
Having never been to any Four Seasons, I was very excited to get dolled up and pretend to be fancy while secretly looking for famous people.
The lobby was gorgeous as any luxury hotel's is. Sleek and luxurious with a jewelry shop selling drool worthy baubles...for any season. Immediately, we were greeted by the entire team of the New York Knicks. Famous people count: very high. Could I identify any player? Of course not, but the fanciness factor was great.
So we headed upstairs to floor seven where Edge has a beautiful, intimate indoor/outdoor set-up. The interior looked very much like the Viceroy. Plush with just the perfect amount of twist. Leather in colors that couldn't possibly occur in nature but were oh so chic. That sort of thing. We opted for seats at the bar for optimal people watching.
Newbies to Miami take note of this happy hour. Two for one drinks. Any drink. This makes two glasses of Nicolas Feulliate $18 total or two cocktails $13 or two beers $6. They also offer oysters and marinated beef satay for $1. This happens from 3PM to 7PM everyday. At the Four Seasons. Wow!
We opted just for drinks and the adorable baskets of homemade kettle chips they kept in front of you. Seen here.
Thank you for reminding us they are fried, Four Seasons. Oh well, tiny things, even fryer baskets, are always cute and calorie free. Everyone knows this.
So we're enjoying our drinks and who walks in but two old guys. Not just any old guys, famous old guys. Again, did I know this? Nope. But the spouse about fell out of chair. It was John Bolton, US ambassador to the UN during the last administration. Google images confirmed this! The excitement was contagious. I strongly encouraged spouse to ask John if he needed legal representation or at least for an autograph, but his martini wasn't working. The other old man had us furiously Google searching to figure out why Bolton was in town and who he might be. We never got a great view of his face though since his back was to us all night (rude!) It remains a mystery.
Moral of the story, run to Edge! Now!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, the Four Seasons Hotel Miami is located in downtown Miami. 221 Guest rooms and suites feature Miami flair and European-style luxury within an architecturally striking tower of glass and granite that reflects the dazzling Biscayne Bay. The crown jewel of last year's multi-million dollar renovation, Edge, Steak & Bar offers an innovative, approachable menu of high-quality, interesting cuts of meat, indigenous seafood and locally-sourced fruits and vegetables. A two-acre rooftop terrace features lush landscaping, a swimming pool, separate kids’ area, and a wading pool shaded by towering majestic palms. The urban resort also features a 50,000-square-foot fitness center, spa and 15,000 square feet of function space dedicated to meetings, events and special occasions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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