New Waterfront Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour: Artisan Beach House – The SoFla Sage

We recently took a visit to celebrated chef Paula DaSilva’s new waterfront restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Artisan Beach House.  We enjoyed craft cocktails and menu highlights by Paula while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the beautiful ocean front property.

(L) Fog Cutter 


LOCAL WAHOO CEVICHE carrot juice, fresno chili, yucca chips
SHISHITO PEPPERS bonito flakes, salt

Don’t worry – the peppers are not spicy!



OCTOPUS vadouvan carrots, yogurt, cilantro sauce

Great texture, an important characteristic for octopus. Nice flavor, too.




This was a really interesting take on tuna, I loved that it was encrusted with spices.


CRISPY PORK BELLY rice cracker, lime aioli, homemade kimchee

Chef Paula DaSilva was recently named the “Queen of Pork” at Miami’s Cochon 555. I can see why! Surprisingly, this dish was one of my favorites of the evening, right down to the rice crackers. The texture of the crispy pork belly was amazing! I’m usually not a huge fan of kimchee, but I enjoyed it here.



DIRTY RICE anson mills grits, chorizo, red peas

Lot’s of flavor in this side dish – possibly not the most picture worthy, but good.


TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CAKE hazelnut mousse, orange jam

Oh yes, that’s what I’m talking about! I love a good mousse, make it hazelnut, layer it on a cake and I’m SO IN!




Churro BITES? Yes please!

Guests can enjoy open-air seating on the restaurant’s expansive terrace while taking in sprawling ocean views, hang out in the bar and lounge, or take in the coastal vintage décor of the main dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour is located at 10295 Collins Avenue. Artisan Beach House is open daily, with a new Sunday brunch offering! For more information or to make a reservation, please email or call (305) 455-5460.

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All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes, property of

Disclosure: I received a complimentary tasting at Artisan Beach House. All opinions are my own. 

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