After months of anticipation, Byblos is officially opening its doors tonight at 1545 Collins Avenue — marking its first location in the U.S.
The menu features Eastern Mediterranean cuisine along with North African influences, created by executive chef Stuart Cameron. Expect a variety of small and large plates using "regionally specific-spices" and modern methods. Signature items include dishes like a 'la minute rice' and Turkish bread cooked in a stone oven.
As for what you'll be drinking, its "tableside spirit infused cold tea trolley" has made its way down to the Miami location along with a large selection of beers and wines from the Eastern Mediterranean coast and plenty of "creative" cocktails. The 200-seat space was designed by design firm Munge Leung — the same people behind places like the Alibi Cocktail Lounge at Aria Resort & Casino and 1OAK Las Vegas at Mirage Hotel & Casino.
Keeping with the Mediterranean theme, it features a "palette of soft blue, green, off-white tones and whitewashed oak flow throughout the restaurant," 17-foot-high ceilings, terrazzo flooring and accordion-style fabric-wrapped art panels.
Byblos will be open seven days a week from 5 p.m. to close beginning tonight. For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org.