Like the refreshing combo of a waterfront setting and a cold cocktail.
You'll find them both at Smith & Wollensky's new Patio Bar, open now after a year-long closure, ready to serve frosty beverages with a side of crashing waves.
Perched at the southern edge of Miami Beach, where the ocean meets the bay, the steakhouse has always been a power-lunch player. But it's the Friday afternoon happy hours where the spot can show off its full repertoire. A spacious paved veranda frames views of cruise ships making their way to sea, as ferry boats putter past to Fisher Island. It's the kind of place Miami doesn't have enough of—water views, plenty of seating and lots of steak sizzling around.
Make a point to stop by this evening around sunset with a handful of thirsty friends and claim one of the tables near the bay. Order up platters of beer-battered shrimp and oysters Rockefeller, along with a few well-chilled martinis.
It works equally well with just one friend.