Tonight is date night and you haven't any plans. Not to fear, Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour is here. Before you put your wallet away and wince with resentment, hear us out. Ritz-Carlton has added a new property to its Florida portfolio, clocking in the Sunshine State luxury resort count at 10. And as at all the others, there's a dining component. But unlike the others (with the exception of Dune Burger Lounge in Key Biscayne), this one's targeting locals with a seafood-centric menu. "The focus is to play with ingredients from the surrounding area," says executive chef Jorge Ramos,who transferred over from South Beach to helm the kitchen of Bistro Bal Harbour, And while Ramos will be leaving Bistro Bal Harbour the first week of January to assume his new position as executive sous chef of Tom Colicchio's mystery restaurant at 1 Hotel & Homes, he's made sure to add his Puerto Rican influence to the menu, which will be in effect for at least an entire season.
Bistro Bal Harbour 10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, FL