Mandolin is truly a hidden gem in the middle of Midtown Miami. When you walk through the blue double doors you find yourself in an enchanted outside patio with wood tables and chairs that are covered with blue accents. The restaurants owners have made sure to bring authentic food that can be found by the Aegean Sea, which has been called the “pearl of the Mediterranean.”
At Mandolin they are proud and very passionate about the food they grew up eating. They are dedicated to creating and serving the locals homemade specialties that are simple, yet authentic.
When you go to Mandolin you have to eat the Turkish Sampler, which has a pretty healthy serving of homemade hummus, tomato walnut dip and fava bean purÉe. Make sure to not over due it with the hummus because then you have to try the Greek village salad with chicken. So light and refreshing.
And, of course, you have to eat their baklava. All I’m going to say is you might want to order seconds.
And make sure to pair all of this delicious food with their very own Aegean Sangria, which is absolutely perfect for these hot summer Miami nights. Their sangria is made with white wine and rose water.
Mandolin is truly a place to not only feed your stomach, but also your soul.
Location: 4312 NE 2nd Ave. | Miami, FL 33137