Tongue & Cheek is a restaurant that embodies sophistication and whimsical humor.
Presenting innovative, honest food in a relaxed and classically modern surrounding, from the food to the décor, Tongue & Cheek is a place where guests can enjoy good food, good friends and good conversation.

As seen on Bravo TV’s Best New Restaurant by Executive Producers Tom Colicchio and Gordon Ramsay. Watch the full episode here.

Best New restaurant
  • Jamie DeRosa fell in love with cooking as a child, making paella with his grandmother. This laid the groundwork for a passion that would take him to Johnson & Wales University in Miami and later, under the wing of James Beard award-winning chef Allen Susser. In 2002, DeRosa joined the Wolfgang Puck restaurant empire, taking the reins of Puck’s Orlando restaurant then opened operations in Toronto, Las Vegas and South Florida. Following his stint with Puck, he earned the privilege of working with some of the country’s top toques including Mark Peel, at Campanile and Master Chef Joachim Splichal of Michelin Star-rated, Patina before traveling oversees for a three month apprenticeship at The Fat Duck and an executive chef position at Domus in Beijing, China. Returning to the states in 2009, DeRosa took the role as executive chef of Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s Tudor House in Miami Beach, Florida. It was there he garnered 3 1/2 stars from the Miami Herald’s Victoria Pesce Elliot . There he earned rave reviews for his playful take on contemporary American cuisine, building the foundation and inspiration for DeRosa’s next steps within Miami’s culinary community. In April of 2013, DeRosa opened the highly anticipated Tongue & Cheek Restaurant this time being awarded 3 stars by the Miami Herald and In addition to being featured as a competitor in Bravo TV’s “Best New Restaurant” with Tom Colicchio. DeRosa is also set to unveil a new restaurant in Spring 2015, Izzy’s Fish & Oyster, offering traditional New England seafood located just a few steps away from Tongue & Cheek.

  • Angelina Bastidas is one-to-watch in the booming Miami culinary scene with her thoughtful yet playful techniques and ingredient-driven philosophy. She remembers her first encounter with food while making Sancocho with her grandmother in Dominican Republic. Her culinary journey led her to attend Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in 2009. She has worked with acclaimed chefs including Chef Marco Ferraro at Wish restaurant in The Hotel, “Rising Star” Chef E. Michael Reidt at Area 31 in the EPIC Hotel, Michelin-starred Chef Gregory Pugin at Palme D’Or in Miami’s iconic Biltmore Hotel and James Beard Award winner Chef José Andrés at The Bazaar in the SLS South Beach. As she continues to excel in her career, she strives to mold the next generation of great Miami chefs by mentoring children of low-income neighborhoods with dreams of becoming a part of the industry. Bastidas joined the Tongue & Cheek team in 2014 as chef de cuisine.

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    Aside from daily discounted Valet parking we also have several parking options nearby including; metered street parking on Washington Ave and Collins Ave as well as parking structures located at 5th Street & Collins Ave and across the street at 4th Street & Washington Ave.

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