Nightlife veteran and Opium Group founder Roman Jones is already behind several of Miami's most sought after new spots; including the boho-chic Kiki on the River and the Asian 'clubstaurant' The Mandrake. This venture (replacing long-standing Tarpon Bend in Coral Gables) features “an approachable menu of updated American classics" such as lobster melts, table-side tossed Caesar salad etc. and a lively atmosphere - with design nods from “New York power dining rooms” - think exposed brick and opulent beaux-arts touches - a small sushi bar and outside courtyard. Open daily, from 11.30am.
Power dining, American brasserie cuisine
Truffle caviar deviled eggs; shaved artichoke salad and jumbo shrimp cocktail; the “The Gram” Burger made with a nine-ounce Waygu Beef patty, Maytag blue cheese, caramelized onion, and frisee on a potato bun and a 16 oz. prime rib served with natural au jus and horseradish sauce and a massive banana split topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce and maraschino cherries.
The “Creme De La Creme” made with vodka, coconut liquor, vermouth and a watermelon ice cube to the “Smoke & Mirrors” with rye whiskey, Montenegro amaro, cynar, orange bitters and truffle tincture to the “Savvy Botanist” made with gin, green chartreuse, pineapple-blueberry syrup, dill and lime.