It’s about views and dining at Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.
New Yorker’s love views. This vertical city I live in has lots of them. I’ve lived all over Manhattan and I’ll give up “charming” anytime for a view. So when I travel the first thing I do when I walk into my hotel room is check out the view. Next, I check out the dining options. Acqualina has great views whether I’m facing the magical aquamarine Atlantic to the east, or overlooking Miami to the west. From this high-rise luxury hotel, the lights sparkle at night reminding me that I’m in another unique city. The rooms are beautiful and spacious, even the entrée level ones are impressive in their size and décor.
Acqualina has recently added another dining venue – AQ by Acqualina. This new option has an open dining room with an outdoor veranda and a raised bar. All of this – yes it’s about the view – commands front-row seats overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The menu by acclaimed chef Dewey LoSasso offers “farm-to-table” modern American fare and creative libations. The variety of dishes includes snapper croquettes, rough falafel fritters and sunflower crostini with spaghetti squash. Recognized favorites like grilled skirt steak and a raw bar with sushi are offered as well. Innovative and classic cocktails, along with an extensive wine list, are also available. For more formal dining Acqualina still has the world famous Il Mulino New York which is known worldwide for gourmet Italian cuisine. Then, of course, there’s always room service. One of the best parts of staying at a true luxury resort like Acqualina is the ability to kick back in a beautiful room, order up great food and watch a large-screen TV, or, guess what, gaze at the view!