On our recent trip to Miami, we stayed at the Angler’s Hotel, located in the vibrant South Beach neighborhood, just two blocks away from the ocean. The best thing about staying at this property, besides its impeccable guestrooms and service, was its on-site American seafood restaurant, Seawell Fish N’ Oyster.
Seawell enjoys an exceedingly convenient location in the hip and happening Art Deco District of Miami. Many popular attractions are within easy reach of this place, including the Ocean Drive, Bass Museum, Artechouse, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, and the Lincoln Road Shopping District. You can plan a whole day’s trip to the South Beach area with so many options to explore, and as you do so, visit Seawell for a laidback lunch or dinner and enjoy their scrumptious delicacies.
If you visit this place after sunset, you are greeted by a giant LED light sign saying ‘Seawell Fish N’ Oyster.’ Next, you enter the premises through a garden-like outdoor pathway that leads to their glorious, white door, which has traditional baronial pillars on both sides. The setting is so picture-perfect that you’ll find tons of #instaworthy photographs clicked at this junction by so many previous restaurant guests.
The overall vibe is rustic, ocean-inspired, and laidback, with lots of greenery, woodwork, and warm lighting. You can sit outdoors, which feels like an elegant cafe setting, or inside, where the vibe is more conventional but still far away from a boring restaurant-style layout.
Food and Drinks
As the name suggests, this place is all about mouth-watering fish and oyster preparations. A ‘daily menu’ highlights the fresh catches of the day like branzino, black grouper, or Caribbean snapper. On the regular menu, you’ll find a hearty mix of regional seafood favorites and exciting twists on American classics like Rhone Island lobster roll, Peruvian chicken sandwich, and Connecticut clam strips.
The menu keeps evolving from time to time, which means you are in for a surprise every time you visit. However, some dishes are always there, like their chilled seafood terrace with oysters, shrimp cocktail, coquille aguachile, tuna poke, and truffled chive crab. Others include – South Beach fish and chips, a selection of raw oysters (half or full dozen), a Seawell omelet, and lobster rolls. Besides these, it would be criminal not to try their chef’s benedicts, smoked salmon bagel, and avocado toast.
For drinks, they have a decent enough selection of wines, beers, and cocktails. They even serve a few options: rum, vodka, agave, bourbon, and gin. You can also start your meal with a glass of fresh juice if you want. Coffee and hot chocolate are also on the menu.
For cocktails, we’d highly recommend ‘Mamasita,’ a blend of St. Germain, Prosecco, and strawberries, and ‘Espresso Martini,’ a fun mix of Ketel One Vodka, coffee liqueur, and La Colombe.
The overall experience of dining at Seawell was amazing, owing to their quality preparations, fresh ingredients, large portion sizes, and reasonable prices. The oysters were sourced from Prince Edward Island! The service was outstanding too.
Keep an eye on Seawell’s website for their special events and offerings like –
- Seawell Bottomless Bubbly Brunch – Enjoy select bottles of Bubbly at $35 per person (2 hours limit), which means bottomless Bellinis, Tropical Mimosas, and Spritzes, daily from 8 am to 3 pm.
- Seawell Oyster Hour – Half off on oysters and pay $9 for Prosecco + Aperol Spritz. Happy Oyster Hour is from Tuesday to Saturday, 5 pm to 6 pm.
- Seawell Bottles Overboard – Again, Tuesday to Saturday, 5 pm to 10 pm. Choose from their rotating selection of unique wines at just $40 a bottle during the Bottles Overboard.