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HaSalon Miami


404 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
Earn 3X Points


open table

Despite making its Miami debut with one of the most spectacularly stupid unforced errors in recent memory, HaSalon is among the better options for a dinner that feels like a big, loud party—especially in South Beach.

The Israeli restaurant has a sort of Jekyll/Hyde personality. Before 9pm, it functions as more or less a regular restaurant. The atmosphere is reasonably calm and it’s possible to hold a conversation with the person sitting across from you. After 9pm, the music gets louder, and as the night goes on, things evolve into napkin-waving, table-dancing mayhem. Needless to say, skip this place if that doesn’t sound fun to you. But the silver lining of HaSalon is that the food is actually decent for a clubstaurant.

To be clear, everything is way too expensive. And lots of dishes are rather mushy and lacking in texture. But there are some hits. The grilled local catch is perfectly cooked and has a super crispy skin. The “terrifying hammer” is a parmesan-dusted beef carpaccio, pounded thin in a tableside presentation that is both fun to watch and slightly damaging to the eardrums. It’s a strange, but unique, dining experience perfect for people who are ready to spend a lot of money on a dinner that feels like a wedding reception where everyone’s on ecstasy.

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