Florida March 07, 2017
The Most Whimsical Restaurant In Florida Belongs On Your Bucket List
Stuffy, uptight, understated … might be how you’d describe your local steakhouse. This upscale eatery in Miami proves that dining can be fancy and still tons of fun. Take a look with us. We guarantee these dishes are like nothing you’ve ever seen:
Though you'd never guess it from the very normal-looking exterior, which is almost hidden by foliage, Barton G. The Restaurant in Miami Beach is anything but typical.
Inside, the atmosphere is lovely, but nothing seems unusual.
The outdoor seating area is gorgeous, but again, gives no hint at what surprises are in store.
You see, the mission of Barton G. is to make every meal a production, starting with the smoking cocktails from the bar.
The restaurant was created by a famous event planner, who really knows how to craft memorable moments.
Presentation is everything here. Check out the Laughing Bird Popcorn Shrimp, served in, of course, a popcorn machine.
Or how about the Lobster Pop Tarts, presented in an actual toaster?
Steaks are served with ridiculous three-foot-tall silverware. (Don't worry, you're not expected to actually use them.)
Macaroni and cheese is served with -- what else? -- a giant mouse trap.
Perhaps the most outlandish presentations, however are saved for dessert. The Chocolate Indulgence comes to your table in a treasure chest with a shovel.
The Carnival Funnel Cakes arrive with an actual, working carnival game. (Shoot the ducks!)
And perhaps the wildest dish of all, this is the "Marie Antoinette's Head - Let Them Eat Cake." A huge bouffant of cotton candy adorns a ceramic head, with a glowing plate of treats below.
Of course, an experience like this will cost you. (Most bills are in the triple digits.) But as a once-in-a-lifetime experience or to really wow someone special, it might be worth the expense.
Barton G. The Restaurant is located at 1427 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit
What’s your favorite whimsical restaurant in Florida? Is it as over-the-top as Barton G.?