The Rusty Pelican

If you’re looking to dine next to the ocean, then look no further than The Rusty Pelican located in Key Biscayne. This restaurant offers the best waterfront dining experience that offers an upscale contemporary American cuisine. Whether you opt to sit inside or outside, you will have a spectacular view; of the Miami Skyline and in the evening, you’ll experience a breathtaking sunset view, many take this opportunity to take pictures for that memorable moment. You can come in between 11:00 am and 11:00pm. They offer brunch, lunch and dinner; and even a happy hour from 4:00-7:00 pm. The Rusty Pelican offers a grand variety of wines by glass or bottle along with cocktails, specialty drinks and much more!

After my guest and I decided to sit outside to enjoy the ocean breeze, we ordered a couple of glasses of red wine. I was amazed at their extensive wine list! For starters, we had the waiter bring us an order of The Spicy Tuna Roll, and the Salmon Roll. The Spicy Tuna Roll was brought to our table perfectly plated and garnished with scallions, spicy Mayo, and sriracha. This roll had the perfect amount of spice, which I loved, and I highly recommend. The Salmon Roll looked tasty as well and I couldn’t wait to dig in. The Salmon Roll was prepared with ginger cilantro relish, sliced Fresno peppers, avocado, cucumber, and greens. It had a creamy texture with the refreshing taste of the cucumber and ginger cilantro relish.

After eating the sushi rolls, we were ready for the next dish of Pistachio Scallops. This entrée was colorful and inviting. The Pistachio Scallops were laying on a bed of sunchoke cream and topped with blood orange gastrique accompanied with a side of roasted baby carrots garnished with greens. The scallops were tender and full of flavor, while the roasted carrots enhanced the flavors making it a great accompaniment. There are many dishes to choose from, so I’ll be back for more!


By Vanessa C. Guzman


Vanessa is an outgoing person who is always trying to keep the peace and the positivity flowing. She loves the beach, going out with her friends, and being a great THINKer as Editorial Director.