There are an abundance of really tasty, new, restaurants in the downtown Mary Brickell vicinity.

The area has become a dining destination for the young and fit and the rest of us.  Among the batch is Batch Gastro Pub which has been around for a couple of years and is still one of the favorite hangout places for the Brickell crowd.

Walk into a friendly bar atmosphere.  Numerous flat screen sets offer various sports stations located in different parts of the restaurant.  Brick walls, outdoor patio and live bands make the place super cool.   There are also several closed off areas for the superstars and party crowd. 

The wait staff is happy.  Why do I mention this?  Happy waiters/waitresses make customers happy.   

They have a summer menu that includes a pizza topped with wild Mushroom Medley, garlic comfit, baby spinach and a farm egg.  The Mac & Cheese is smothered with aged Gruyere cheese and a choice of toppings.  Also on the flashy menu Nashville hot fried Chicken and (be still my heart), waffles and rum soaked French toast.  There are also vegan and gluten options too. 

Actually I had the feeling that you could ask the Chef for just about anything, no matter how unbelievable and he would be delighted to prepare it for you and your entourage.  There are no restrictions as to what they will do to please your palate.

Affordable with surprising menu items. 


BATCH Gastro pub: 30 SW 12th St., Miami 33130.