In late fall, South Floridians look forward to two things: the end of hurricane season and the beginning of stone crab season. Here’s where to get the freshest crabs in South Florida.
Where: 5205 NE Second Ave., Miami
What: This season, the restaurant offers Tagliolini Nero with squid ink noodles with fresh stone crab, vin jeaune, truffle and fine herbs.
Contact: boiaderestaurant.com; 305.967.8866
StripSteak by Michael Mina
Where: 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
What: Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s BleauFish Ocean To Table program delivers fresh catches to the resort, including stone crab claws. Try the Stone Crab Oscar with house yuzu kosho bernaise (emulsion of clarified butter, egg yolk, white vinegar, salt, pepper, shallot, yuzu kosho, tarragon) and four ounces of stone crab meat. Or Cracked and Chilled Stone Crab Claws served with dijonnaise sauce (pictured above).
Contact: fontainebleau.com; 305.538.2000
Try the best of the ocean with stone crabs available at market price at the following locations.
Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina (formerly Versace Mansion)
1116 Ocean Drive, South Beach
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne
Burlock Coast at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
3030 Ocean at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale
BLT Prime at Trump National Doral Miami
4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral