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Shula’s Steakhouse at the Alexander Hotel

October 28, 2009

For those of you who do not know, Shula’s Steakhouse at the Alexander Hotel (5225 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL) is a fine dining restaurant themed after the undefeated season of the 1972 Miami Dolphins. They are the only team in NFL history to have accomplished such a feat. That will probably be the nicest thing I will ever say about the Dolphins.

Although this restaurant is located in the Alexander Hotel, it is located way back, where one must make a five minute walk to get to the entrance of the restaurant. We were seated promptly, as there were only three other groups that were at this steakhouse. Service was obviously excellent.

The football menu for the steaks was a creative idea, although a little too touristy for my taste. There were many sizes and types of steaks, one including their 48oz Porterhouse steak. Anyone who finishes one of those goes onto the hall of fame. Although, I thought it should be a 72oz steak since the restaurant is themed after the 1972 Miami Dolphins. I asked the waiter, and the 48oz really does not signify anything.

We started off with bacon covered barbeque shrimp, which surprisingly was succulent and the bacon and sauce complemented the crustacean well. We ordered the 22oz. Cowboy steak (which is a bone-in rib eye steak) and the 14oz filet mignon with a side of sautéed spinach. The meal was not anything spectacular.

Overall, this is one of those restaurants where the décor and service will wow you, but the food is generally bland.

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