I went to Grass on Tuesday night for the first time in spring of 2009 with one of my girls who no longer lives here (miss you girl, the mid-west got a wonderful addition with you), I was visiting at the time. We had a wonderful night; the first impression was good and lasting.
We went out early and had dinner. I believe I had the salmon, I do not remember for sure but I do recall that it was tasty and I was satisfied. That says a lot, my palette is not easily pleased.
I have since been back to Grass on Tuesday enough to have eaten every entree on their menu. And I am excited to say I enjoyed them all: the chicken w/ mashed potatoes & asparagus, the filet mignon…I love the chef here. According to my internet searches his name is Michael Jacobs; very impressive.
I was also impressed by the service of the wait staff. Although you would think in a place that is so based on hospitality that good service would be easy to find it is not. South Florida has notoriously poor service and I was pleasantly surprised to find the opposite experience here.
Do not be mistaken – they call it Lavish for a reason. This is not a place to go on a budget. Tuesdays at Grass is a time to splurge. Thankfully, I am not always the one treating. The gentlemen at this event also seem to be generous and willing to buy a ladies second, third…cocktail. (My first is usually on me.)
When you walk into the establishment the environment provided by the indoor/outdoor feeling of the space is simply divine. There is a large Tiki hut covering the main dining area and bar in the lounge.
The perimeter of the lounge area is open completely to the elements. This is still my favorite part of the place. Lined with cushioned benches and separated to provide multiple zones it can feel as if you are having a private party in public.
Later in the night, the back room is opened. The back room has an additional bar, a small dance floor and a VIP section. It can get a little crunk in the back room, which is alright with me. In here, you can scratch your itch to shake a leg and drop it like it’s hot, if that’s how your feeling.
Personally, I prefer the lounge area. I have a little claustrophobia in me and I feel like I can breathe in the lounge. I find myself lingering in the lounge even as the back room fills. And on a random night you may find Biz Markie taking over the turn tables in the lounge or comedienne Sommore dining at the table next to yours.
Overall, it’s a great experience…so when you’re ready to get Lavish take a chance on Tuesdays at Grass, it’s worth every penny.
Grass Restaurant & Lounge
28 Northeast 40th Street
Miami, FL 33131