North Africa meets South Beach at this ritzy Moroccan eatery..
Tucked inside the icon Astor Hotel in the heart of South Beach, this is a bold bet on Moroccan cuisine rubbing elbows with haute cuisine. The ambience oozes Arabian romance, with hanging lamps casting subtle beams of light on the dining room as North African relics and framed portraits fill the walls. If that doesn't strike you as sultry, the mesmerizing belly dancing will. The Mezze Platter is the starter of choice, offering a sampler of appetizer staples like hummus, olives, minty apricot jam and feta cheese. Deep-dive entrees include braised beef short ribs served with coconut couscous or a roasted lemon chicken with a citrus-y, ginger-spiked couscous. If you've saved room for dessert, Moroccan pastries and ice cream sundaes are waiting to give you one final Arabian smooch.