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Here's What You Need To Know About Fresh American Bistro

Newest concept from chef Phillip Ruiz

Get ready, Sunny Isles. You're about to get F.A.B.

F.A.B., which is short for Fresh American Bistro, opens its doors to the public tomorrow, January 22. Heading up the kitchen is Executive Chef Phillip Ruiz who has a notable resume including a 12-year stint at the Biltmore Hotel's Palme d'Or along with stops at several of Europe's two-Michelin-starred restaurants like Château de Divonne, Le Chat Botté and Le Vieux Moulin.

The American bistro concept housed inside the Sole on the Ocean Resort and Spa in Sunny Isles promises not to be a typical "hotel restaurant."

"It's a destination for diners from all over the world and  locals alike, with expansive menus that enhance the guest experience," says Ruiz via a press release. "Our hotel guests can stay with us for a whole week and not have to order the same thing twice."

F.A.B. will offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch options, like any good hotel restaurant would, featuring a menu filled with, "classic American favorites executed with timeless French techniques."

To design the ocean-front space, the restaurant called in Stephane Dupoux, who is credited with developing spots like Buddha Bar, Nikki Beach and Seasalt and Pepper. The 90 seat restaurant is filled with repurposed wood treatments, wainscot detailing and, naturally, a massive restored American flag over the bar ceiling. Because no good American restaurant would be complete without that.

Starting tomorrow it'll be open seven days a week, with breakfast service at 7:30 a.m. daily, lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., dinner 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m., and brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 786-923-9300. 

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