Seasoned restaurant veteran Steve Haas, and acclaimed chef Tom Azar teamed up to create City Hall restaurant a new down-home, brasserie-style dining destination located on the bustling Biscayne Boulevard.
The two-story, 6,000 square foot eatery, located five blocks north of Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and a five minute drive from downtown Miami.
City Hall the Restaurant · Midtown
City Hall features an assortment of decadent creative specialties under the heading "Breaking the Law," ranging from thick-cut bacon with truffle sauce and cheese-studded onion soup dumplings; to an authentic Neapolitan meatball-filled "pasta dome" known as timpano di maccheroni. Rarely seen on any restaurant menu, this unique offering is best shared.
For guests who prefer lighter fare there will be a soup du jour on offer daily, as well as a choice of five farm fresh salads, including an iceberg lettuce wedge, made with caramelized Applewood bacon, vine ripe tomatoes and a creamy blue cheese dressing and a refreshing salad of burrata mozzarella and baby arugula topped with crispy pancetta, extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic.
Having just attended the symphony at the nearby Arsht Center we deiced to venture a couple of block north to the recently opened City Hall. The restaurant is the brainchild of veteran restaurant manager and first Board Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) Steve Haas.
City Hall is impressive; upon entering you are greeted with dark wood paneling, monochromatic floors, a large wooden bar and a massive hand painted art deco inspired mural that serves as the centerpiece of the restaurant.
We chose the Guinness Braised Mussels as a starter, these were so good we almost opted to have another order and skip the rest of our meal. The chorizo added a nice kick to the dish without being overly spicy. The onions melted in your mouths adding a layer of creaminess to the otherwise clear broth.
For our main we tried the Meatloaf and the Pork chops. The Meatloaf is served with green beans but we decided to swap these out for Brussel sprouts instead. The Maple Mac & Cheese was another twist on southern cooking and a must try side.
The Pork Chops were a little too well done for our taste but were hearty and easily shared between two people. The corn & bacon was a home run, bursting with down home southern goodness, this was a perfect accompaniment for the chops.
For dessert we choose the delicious Bread Pudding. This was served warm, dusted with powdered sugar, garnished with an assortment of berries, and a pot of Cream de Gran Mariner.
Our overall experience was wonderful, with a friendly staff and comfortable unpretentious surroundings. City Hall is a welcomed addition to the quickly evolving Biscayne corridor.
At the helm of Miami's newest hotspot, City Hall, is acclaimed Chef Tom Azar who continues to make his mark on Miami’s evolving culinary scene.View Profile