A girl can have many mojitos in her life, but the true, classic mojito full of sugary, minty goodness can only be found in one place — Nikki Beach. (Believe it or not, I haven’t had a chance to try out the one in Miami, but it may very well be more stellar than the one in NYC since it’s the original).
The mojitos are served up several ways: in a tall, slender glass (my favorite because it feels like you’re getting your money’s worth), with fruit, or in a pitcher if you come for dinner – a great way to go if you’re spending a night out on the town with your friends (it’s $65 and there were four of us drinking them, so you do the math).
Interestingly, I had never eaten at Nikki Beach (a.k.a. Nikki Midtown) as my friends will tell you it’s my favorite spot for dancing, so I wasn’t sure what to expect as we arrived a bit before the dinner crowd and I had never seen it so stark. However, the waitress and waiters were extremely attentive, even when the dinner crowd picked up, and there were quite a variety of choices on the menu.
As we were all starving, we ordered a few apps including the bread and dips which is served up with several choices of dipping sauces including a creamy spinach mix, classic hummus and olive oil, all of which were excellent, especially the spinach mix.
I also had to try the sushi, so I ordered the Tropical Roll which comes with spicy tuna, cilantro, masago and avocado – the sauce over the roll was very tasty and the rolls are also served up with cold edamame already shelled. Brilliant!
As we moved on to the main course, some of the gals stuck to the rolls and two of them split the sushi platter which is a great option if you’re hungry and looking to try a nice mix of the rolls of your choice. I opted for something out of the sushi family, the grilled 16 oz. sirloin marinated in chimichurri sauce served with an avocado mash and papa fritas. The sirloin was excellent, but I was hoping for some plump fries versus the skinny shoestring potatoes, but they were still great.
None of us had room for dessert, there’s always room for more drinks! And after you’re finished with your meal, the tables turn into a dance floor with lively house music, a girl with an electric violin and even a girl singing in the background to the house music, so you’re guaranteed to have a great time. I’m more than happy because it has “my scene” criteria (see my about section), great food and drinks, good music for dancing and really good-looking people. All in a night’s work.