Dine Out at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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(Mirror) The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has already redefined the skyline of South Florida with its spectacular and massive guitar shaped hotel complete with a dazzling light show.

The 450-foot tower is shining brightly in every direction, its exterior bathed in red, blue, purple, green and yellow. The big guitar can be seen for miles from points in Broward and Miami Dade. There is nothing anywhere that resembles it.

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The new portion of the gambling and entertainment resort also aims at redefining dining with  a mix of high end, and more affordable, eating options (There are no big chains and no big names in the form of celebrity chefs of bold-face names ):

RISE: 24 hours, 260-seat deli & diner set in slick and modern interior featuring eggs galore, bagels, sandwiches, quiches, burgers and salads, surrounded by dramatic lighting fixtures from a 28-foot ceiling.

CONSTANT GRINDa café’ serving pastries, sandwiches and gelato.

CIPRESSO: 220-seat Italian restaurant. A contemporary twist on Italian-American fare, with a menu of time-honored classics based on old world traditions. The menu features creative, unique interpretations of handmade pasta, sauces, breads, pizza and composed specialty dishes.

ABIAKA ( which means Warrior) is a live-fire grill, seats 160 and offers a spectacular picture-view of the guitar and surrounding lagoons.

It specializes mainly on sea food from scallops to oysters to local fish  and blue crab but also grilled dry-aged rib eye and spice-rubbed meats.

The resort’s mainstay and most famous signature dining spot, the COUNCIL OAK STEAK & SEAFOOD, has moved from inside the original Casino To the Seminole Paradise Venue with 268-seat floor-to-ceiling windows framing a cascading waterfall two story high. You can order  a $300 ounce of caviar with a $2,000 bottle of wine. Or veal chops, crab cocktail, sole meuniere, beef tartare, rib-eye for two, steak au poivre.

On the older side there is the revamped food court, The Hard Rock Café’, KURO ( the upscale Japanese-sushi restaurant that opened in 2015), BOL (Authentic Asian Cuisine inspired by Chinese and Vietnamese recipes ), FRESH HARVEST ( Las Vegas style buffet restaurant with eight food stations and a $38 Sunday brunch).

On the way there is also a Korean barbecue do-it-yourself restaurant. You will not go hungry at this resort, in all there are at least two dozen food options covering the spectrum of any possible taste or preference therefore don’t spend all your money on gambling save some  for a touch of decadence and indulgence.

 

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