With Coconut Grove’s proximity to the water, one would think seafood eateries would be a dime a dozen in the neighborhood. Surprisingly enough that isn’t the case, but newcomer The Spillover — from the team behind the Grove’s popular burger eatery LoKal along with Kush — is changing that starting today with the introduction of its casual, seafood-centric offerings.
Just like the other concepts, The Spillover focuses on locally sourced ingredients as the star of its menu. The menu features a variety of dishes filled with jewels of the sea like like Gulf Shrimp corn chowder, Bahamian conch strips, shrimp mac & cheese, lobster BLT croissant sandwiches, whole fried catch of the day and jambalaya. Plenty of non-seafood things are also on the menu like BBQ alligator ribs and lamb meatballs, salads and gluten-free pastas.
The highlight of the beverage program is unique in its own right focusing on all things cider, sours and meads, featuring a rotation of one of each on tap as well as a collection of 50 plus bottles and a reserve list. Other beverage offerings include a variety of European beers and alternating flavors of Counter Culture kombucha on tap, as well as Eternity Roasters cold brew on nitro.
The Spillover space is much larger than its sister restaurants housing seating for 50 inside, plus 20 more on the patio. Like the other spaces it features a variety of interesting interior touches like a brick blue focal with a map of Miami featuring each town name painted and old ripped up newspapers from the respective towns plastered all over it.
Additional idiosyncrasies can be found throughout like an old bike serving as a hostesses' stand to 100’s of cans of Old Bay seasoning adorning the front of the bar to vintage doors. As for the bathroom it pays homage to Spanish television stars Don Francisco and Chapulin Colorado painted by Miami artist Camilo Rojas, because we’re still in Miami after all.
The Spillover is located at 2911 Grand Avenue. Suite 400D, behind the Mayfair hotel. Hours of operation are Sunday to Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Wednesday - Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information call 305-456-5723.