The Rusty Pelican, a Key Biscayne landmark dining destination known for its magnificent water views, will close temporarily July 5 for a major renovation of both the restaurant and the menu. The reopening is scheduled for mid-November.
But through July 3, the restaurant is offering the â€œSummer of 1972â€ fixed-price menu for $19.72 (celebrating the year the restaurant opened). The cost excludes tax and tip. Made up of some favorite dishes from nearly forty years ago, the retro menu will include a main course and the choice of soup or salad (for example, Nixonâ€™s â€œPerfectly Clearâ€ Consomme â€“ chicken consommÃ©, chives and vegetables – or a Waldorf Salad of apples, raisins, walnuts and grapes served over Romaine lettuce). In addition to the special menu, the restaurant is offering the 1970s classic dessert, Cherries Jubilee, as well as the classic drinks, Zombies and Gremlins.
On July 4, the restaurant will pull out all the stops for a huge holiday bash. There will be reserved seating in the main dining room, lounge and patio. In addition to the regular menu, there will be a special barbecue buffet offered, with ribs, chicken and fish, sushi stations, oysters, unlimited wine, champagne and draft beer. Cost for the buffet is $40 per person.
There will be live music and spectacular views of the downtown Miami fireworks.