By Marguerite Gil

DSC00862Earls Kitchens + Bar is one of North America’s family-owned, independent restaurant groups and it’s waiting for you to come in and taste the goodies. This newest iconic dining destination features authentic global and seasonal dishes with a focus on locally sourced, made-from-scratch ingredients. Guests can enjoy a robust selection of appetizers, Certified Angus steaks, garden-fresh salads, freshly baked breads and an assortment of specially crafted appetizers with an ever changing selection of locally featured menu items.

Many of the restaurant’s choices can also be customized to accommodate gluten-free and vegetarian diets such as the Thai Vegetable Bowl with toasted quinoa, ginger, crispy onions, peanuts and carrots in a coconut and lemongrass broth.

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Hearty main dishes include signature burgers and sandwiches such as the Bronx Burger which is served on a house-made brioche bun with red pepper relish, aged white cheddar cheese and beer battered onion rings. The chicken-brie topped with figs on a fresh ciabatta roll comes with roasted red apples, spinach and garlic aioli.

Bar choices offer a variety of classic cocktails and creative libations made with 100% fresh squeezed in-house juices and handmade syrups such at the Earls Old Fashioned mixed with demerara sugar, root beer bitters and Maker’s Mark bourbon for $12.00. Both the food and beverage menu is copious and delicious.

DSC00871The new restaurant is vibrant, multi-dimensional and reflects a refined, eclectic style that runs through the main vast dining room and lounge. The wait staff is professional and eager to serve. It’s conveniently located in the Dadeland Mall at 7535 North Kendall Drive in South Miami on the 2nd floor of the Kendall Fashion wing, where parking is free.

Details: 305.667.1786 or visit www.earlsrestaurants.com.