photo credit: Sebastian Bednarski
There is a moment of “wow” when you walk into Queen. Whether or not the massive South Beach clubstaurant is your kind of vibe, one can't deny the sheer spectacle of the space, which used to be a historic art deco theater. It is grand and shiny and feels like a movie set, if that movie was some cross between The Great Gatsby and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Glamour—not sloppy drunken bottle service—is what Queen aims for. And it mostly hits the mark. The food is a vaguely Japanese mix of seafood, steak, and sushi. It’s just good enough to not make you mad, which is about as good as it gets for clubstaurant cuisine. But the reason you’re coming here is to dress up and spend too much money at Miami’s most beautiful clubstaurant. The dressing up part is non-negotiable, by the way. You will be denied entry unless you adhere to their ridiculously strict dress code that requires a blazer and dress shoes for men.