Seagrape, one of Miami's most anticipated restaurant openings and the first hotel opening for celebrated chef Michelle Bernstein, is just weeks away from its big debut. Bernstein along with husband/business partner David Martinez and Miami-based KNR Hospitality Group will open their joint venture this November at Thompson Miami Beach. The hotel's new 267-seat eatery, described by reps as a casually elegant Floridian brasserie, boasts indoor and outdoor seating, locally sourced foods and a menu rich with regional influences. According to a press release Bernstein has commissioned a handful of local farmers to grow specific products exclusively for her Seagrape menu, which will feature an abundance of simply prepared vegetables, small plates, a-la-carte steaks and a raw bar.
As for its design, which is rapidly approaching completion, it's being handled by the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio to blend the "modern casual glamour" of 1950s architecture with "relaxed bohemian flair." Think terrazzo floors, light oak walls, Giò Ponto-style wooden chairs upholstered in yellow leather and a green marble horseshoe-shaped bar. Stay tuned for official opening dates.