The view in Wynwood is going to be a whole lot better with the debut of Astra, the 10,000-square-foot, open-air restaurant, bar and lounge whose name is Greek for “star.” The space debuts on Friday, January 11, above its sister restaurant, Sette Osteria at 2121 NW 2nd Avenue.
Behind the menu is executive chef Kosme Sanchez, who’s creating Mediterranean dishes like a Greek salad; a meze mashup of fried zucchini, squash and eggplant, cheese, lemon and tzatziki sauce; charcoal grilled baby lamb chops; and the galaktobóuriko, a Greek dessert made with filo, semolina custard, honey and lemon syrup. The bar will be serving cocktails incorporating classic Greek liqueurs such as Mastika and Ouzo.
The space combines the “ambiance of Mykonos” with the industrial and artsy feel of Wynwood boasting large wooden beams, a retractable roof, overhead strings of light, a vertical garden over an entire wall, and a lobby and entrance with an art installation by artist Punk Me Tender in a bright pink 3D arrangement of butterflies.
Astra is open seven days a week at 5 p.m. Weekend brunch with live music in addition to yoga classes and private events are also in the works.