Anyone living in Miami has, at one point or another, experienced the inevitable task of taking out of town friends on a shopping spree to Lincoln Road, which is usually immediately followed by the even lovelier task of picking out a restaurant out of the sea of tourist traps that this street is known for. This of course changed abruptly ever since Yardbird Southern Table opened its doors three years ago, bringing my Lincoln Road stress to an end.
This Southern gourmet restaurant is the perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Lincoln Road and its located just half a block away.
|Fried Green Tomato BLT|
One thing you must know about Yardbird is that their main courses are enormous and meant to be shared. Unless you are with a big group of people (or with a very hungry date) I would recommend to order several appetizers in order to try a little bit of everything. My absolute favorite is the Fried Green Tomato BLT, which is topped by their homemade cheese sauce and a mouth-watering slice of pork belly.
Yes, the star of the restaurant, as the name implies, is the chicken, and it would be downright rude to come to Yardbird and not try it. Here, you have two options: you can totally pig out with their Chicken & Watermelon & Waffles, or you can have their Mama’s Chicken Biscuit sandwich, which allows you to try their fried chicken while also leaving enough space to try their other menu items. A side order of their crunchy and creamy mac n cheese is always a good idea, as well as their butter biscuits served with bacon butter and jam.
|Mamma's Chicken Biscuits|
One last thing! If you are going to Yardbird, make sure that you wear clothes that can stretch a bit... and prepare to have one of the best meals in Miami!
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, 1600 Lenox Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139