Poseidon on the Beach

Located on Washington street between 11th and 12th Streets, Poseidon is one of the very few good Greek restaurants in the area that serves something other than than gyrosThe busy restaurant boasts a rather large menu, from simple dishes like Greek salad to a Greek version of egg noodles and chicken (in the writers, opinion the best dish) and other typical Greek selections like souvlaki. All are served in a very nice setting with both inside and outside seating (which is where the writer sat).

Poseidon made it apparent from the beginning that it was a great restaurant, the server was nice and knew the menu perfectly and able to answer even the most minute of questions. While the wine list was large and looked great, the price was quite high even for a single glass of wine. Bread was brought out soon after the order was taken and was seasoned and coated in olive oil which was absolutely delicious and served to set the precedent of the quality of food offered here.

Food came out a short time later and was HUGE. All the dishes even the salads were much bigger than one would expect. Even with a stingy amount of sides, the main dishes more than made up for it and makes the idea of a side obtuse. The egg noodles and chicken dish was by far the biggest dish with an equal amount of chicken to pasta so not just using cheap pasta as filler. It was surprising that none of it was taken home though breakfast the next morning was a ludicrous idea with how filling it was. Other dishes tried included a delightful Greek salad that was more thoughtful and varied in ingredients than the usual offering. A mixed green salad covered with pine nuts, asparagus and pomegranate named Aphrodite was as beautiful as its name sake

Poseidon it usually open from 12:00-11:00 with extended hours on the weekend, so it makes it a prime location for a later dinner when it is cool enough to enjoy the beautiful outside seating matched by the lovely garden towards the entrance. However, the dishes are somewhat pricy. Yet, the price definitively pays for the atmosphere making Poseidon one of the nicest restaurants in South Beach.

· Location: 1131 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
· Menu: http://www.poseidonmiami.com/menu-2

Phone: (305) 534-4434

· Hours:

Mon 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 12:30 pm – 12:30 am