Rotisserie chicken and cocktails aren’t usually seen in the same sentence together, but that is changing with the opening of Le Chick (310 NW 24th Street), a Dutch-inspired restaurant that has officially opened its doors in Wynwood.
Inspired by Rotisserie Amsterdam, a Dutch eatery made famous by its rotisserie chicken, burgers and a cocktail bar, Le Chick is a counter-service spot with a similar menu and feel. Brought to Miami by co-founders and managing partners Coco Coig and Jorge Sanchez, along with managing partner Max Van de Put, the 4,700-square-foot space features a dine-in counter overlooking the kitchen, indoor bar and dining area, and a lounge that is curtained off after hours.
The menu from executive chef Victoria Delloca features items like fried chicken, onion rings, rotisserie chicken in both full and half sizes, pork ribs, burgers, along with five different types of fries. For dessert items like a smoked apple tart, carrot cake and its “signature” chocolate goodie jar will be available. After midnight a special late-night menu will be available with options like a royale with cheese with onion and coleslaw.
Creating the drinks is José ‘YeYe’ Ortega, who recently won Best Bubbly Cocktail at the IBA World Cocktail Championships this year in Copenhagen, and has made a menu that features cocktails named after different breeds of chicken. Options like the Old English Game made with bourbon, mint syrup and coffee bitters; Barnvelder made with vodka and pineapple beet syrup; and the Tito’s Vodka, Roy The Rooster created with tequila, orange juice and a spice reduction; are all available.
The restaurant also plans to offer live music programming on a weekly basis; while an outdoor patio, equipped with its own bar and lounge seating, later this spring. Le Chick is now open for dinner Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight; and Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. The rotisserie plans to open for lunch in the near future as well as launch a weekday happy hour in the near future.