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Meat Market Miami

That does not seem to affect the hoards of local carnivores who flock to Meat Market to savour Chef Sean Brasel's hot steak and seafood menu. From the dazzling new raw bar installation to the cosy banquettes along the wall, the restaurant's designers showcase not just the entrees but also the well-heeled patrons who definitely dress to impress.

Serving beef from buffalo to Kobe, offerings from the grill are available in smaller and larger cowboy-friendly cuts. A starter of Kobe sliders tops the tiny, designer beef patties with sharp cheddar or foie gras for some pretty highbrow fast food. If raw seafood does not entice, the white truffle Kobe tartare might tempt you to the pricey pampered meat. Sides of truffled mac and cheese are not as successful as the tangy Gouda tater tots but both brought smiles to our table.

Hungry couples seem to zero in on the 30 ounce bone in Harris Ranch NY strip steak which makes one wonder why everyone is bitching about the economy. It seems dieters dedicated to the low carbohydrate lifestyle have made it possible to gorge on huge quantities of protein in public, so the days of ladies daintily grazing on endless salads are thankfully at an end.

If your wallet is plump and your wardrobe is willing, reserve a table at the best new steakhouse.