Tucked away inside the newly opened Generator Hostel on South Beach is cozy bar and eatery, The Jim & Neesie. Originally conceptualized by Gui Jaroschy to be a bar with elevated food, once opened, the team running it realized it was so much more than that.
We started off the meal created by chef Daniel Roy with some fresh West Coast Oysters topped with a cucumber mint mignonette that really wakes up the palate, followed by a light yet satisfying Kale Salad tossed in a lemon dressing, and topped with trumpet mushrooms and spiced pecans. We then moved on to the citrus roasted Carrots with carrot top pesto, hazelnut crumble and spiced yogurt.
Moving onto the heartier “serious food” portion of the menu, don’t skip out on the crispy skin Airline Chicken with ref quinoa, pistachios, poblano emulsion and chicken jus, which is probably one of the best chicken dishes in Miami right now. The Cacio e Pepe served at Jim & Neesie is an amplified version of the classic Italian dish with house-made fettuccine, summer black truffles, a spicy crumble and lemon zest, while the decadent Burger is also another solid choice made with white cheddar and caramelized onion.
Aside from its delicious food, cocktails are also a highlight. All the drinks are served table-side like the perfect Dirty Martini with Belvedere vodka and a truffle pecorino olive brine plus a splash of “good.” Also, we got to try the Manhattan made with Aberfeldy whiskey, Santa Teresa rum, Cardamaro, and a toasted pecan tincture, and the Negroni supreme with raspberry and pistachio gin, red bell pepper Campari, Cocci di Torino, and lavender mist. If cocktails aren’t what you’re in the mood for, it also features an impressive (and well priced) natural wine menu with all bottles coming in under $60.
Whether it’s a romantic date night or a fun night with friends, The Jim & Neesie is the perfect spot to check out next time you head to Miami Beach.