Pléthore et Balthazar

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Lobster and Sangria by the Beach

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Grilled lobster.

Pitchers of sangria.

Ocean.

And that pretty much sums up this past weekend.

Oh, by the way—you’re doing it all over again tonight.

Jauntily wave at Pléthore et Balthazar, a beachside bastion of deftly concocted drinks, prime steaks and shared shellfish experiences, soft-open now at the Hilton Bentley. (See the slideshow and the menu.)

This place comes to you from a French maître restaurateur who opened the original in Lyon. And he’s transformed the old De Rodriguez dining room into an edgy bistro with leather walls. But they’ve got plans for black-and-white-houndstooth chairs and graffiti columns drawn up by local artists soon. Textbook Miami.

Goes without saying, but you’ll want to come here for an impression-making meetup. Lunch. Dinner. Either one will work. First, situate yourself next to the glass-enclosed wine case. Then, order the “Casa Lucio” Revistados to share. That’s a 64-degree egg and warm ibérico ham served with mashed potato and chips. Followed by a 14-ounce prime New York strip steak and Maine lobster thermidor.

To drink: water. Kidding—a pitcher of sangria or a Caribbean Smash with tequila, passion fruit and mint should do the trick.

Okay, and some water if you’re going to insist.

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