I was bored and decided to get a room in Miami for the July 4th weekend. The Edition Hotel has two Jean-Georges restaurants: The Matador and Market. They are both very good by New York standards, and Three-Star-Michelin by Miami standards (Michelin does not visit Miami because the service is so bad).
The Matador is the flagship operation for fine dining. It is Mexican with some Asian fusion.
Market is an all-day affair, for breakfast, lunch, and casual dinner. It is like a small Eataly.
Tacos are usually a very boring meal. They lack texture. It is a blob of meat on a tasteless tortilla. The meat is usually too runny and makes the tortilla soggy. However, these from Matador were on a perfect tortilla, not soggy, and had crunchy texture from the fried chicken skin strips.
It is very difficult to find decent food in Miami. I got lucky by staying near these restaurants.
Don’t expect New York service, though. This is Miami where they add on 18% “tip” regardless of the service quality.
Ian Schrager is setting up these Edition Hotels. He has done a good job partnering with good chefs. In the Madison Park Edition, the Clocktower is one of my favorite restaurants.