Wildly popular New York City Korean-style steakhouse Cote is opening its first outpost outside of the Big Apple next year in the Miami Design District. The one-Michelin starred eatery — which is also a member of Eater NY’s Essential 38 — is the brainchild of restauranteur Simon Kim and chef David Shim.
The Korean-style steakhouse made a splash on the New York City dining scene by serving up 45-day, dry-aged beef, which is typically found in high-end steakhouses, in a Korean barbecue format that is prepared at the table on a smokeless grills.
“At Cote, the mantra is pretty simple, it’s ‘meat plus fire plus booze equals smile,’” notes Kim. “When I went to Miami there’s an abundance of Latin vibes, super fun, super lively the people love beef and I was like ‘Oh my goodness, this is the perfect home for the second Cote.’”
The most popular order at Cote is the butcher’s feast, which features a selection of the chef’s choice of cuts along with different vegetables and kimchi, egg soufflé, two stews, rice, and soft serve for just $54 a person. A steal by New York and Miami standards.
The rest of the menu boasts spins on classic American steakhouse dishes like a wedge salad with sesame dressing, shrimp cocktail with gochujang sauce, and steak tartare with pear and crispy puffs. Higher priced cuts of meat are also available like A5 Japanese wagyu, 110+ days aged prime cuts, and even a steak omakase. A fun and lively cocktail menu and extensive wine program focused on varietals served in magnum bottles is also available.
While Kim acknowledges they are still working out details of the menu, it won’t be a replica of the New York outpost. The restaurant team plans to incorporate dishes that are a reflection of South Florida, its culture, and its produce — but all the star dishes will still be found. As far as its popular basement bar, Undercote, will be making it down to Miami as well, Kim was coy, saying, “we’re definitely going to have a great bar program, whether we’re going to bring Undercote or a different version of that into Miami, I’m not exactly sure.”
The restaurant has won many accolades over the two years its been open including being named on Eater’s Best New Restaurants list in 2018, earning a spot on GQ’s Best New Restaurants in America, and earning three stars from Eater NY’s food critic Ryan Sutton.
The restaurant plans to debut in the Miami Design District in the fall of 2020. Stay tuned for more details.