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Reviews are in for Klima Restaurant and Bar

And it's a mixed bag to say the least


This week Spanish newcomer Klima Restaurant and Bar was reviewed both by the Miami New Times and The Miami Herald, but garnering very different opinions.

The Miami Herald was seemingly wow-ed by the restaurant with its food critic Victoria Pesce Elliott giving it three-and-a-half stars. In her review she describes the place as having "effortless perfection" with the look of "a rich cousin’s Barcelona apartment" with "museum-worthy artwork" hanging on the walls.

As for the food the highlights included "rib-eye served sliced on a platter with a magazine-cover char and a ruby interior excels in its primitive rusticity," the "perfectly cooked" red snapper and "a single perfect oyster topped with a pop of golden salmon caviar." Overall she adds, "the professionalism, wines, beautiful setting and really remarkable food make me realize it has been a long time since I have hung out with such a natural beauty."

Over at the Miami New Times it was a different sentiment altogether. Critic Zach Fagenson opens the review describing the renovated space but adding, "despite the face-lift, Klima will have a difficult time standing out." As for his meal(s) he notes that "for every success, there is a failure" with "too roughly chopped" steak tartare, under-salted New York strip steak and the red snapper that had "supple, flaky meat hiding beneath a flabby, oily layer of skin that should have been a crisp crown." All in all he ends by adding that the, "new restaurant will have to step up its game to stop diners from moving on to the next pretty thing."


210 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (786) 453-2779