Proving he’s taking over the South of Fifth neighborhood one spot at a time, David Grutman is set to debut his latest restaurant, Papi Steak (736 1st Street) later this week in the South of Fifth neighborhood — down the street from his vegan eatery Planta and around the corner from Story nightclub.
For this latest venture Grutman teamed up with David “Papi” Einhorn, who created the popular “Papi Steak” at Grutman’s Brickell restaurant, Komodo, which is inspired by Einhorn’s kosher upbringing and years of traveling. The kosher-style cut Papi Steak will be the star of the menu, but in true steakhouse form the menu will also boast dishes like latkes, wagyu pastrami, Maine lobster, chicken schnitzel, mac ’n cheese, corn pudding, and various other meats grilled to order. In addition to a full list of 150 different wines, 12 cocktails will be also available and range from classic cocktails to more modern options.
“The Papi Steak at Komodo is one of our best sellers. We’re introducing the next chapter of this dish with the opening of Papi Steak — a completely new concept featuring a variety of classics with a twist that only our team could create,” adds Grutman.
The 93-seat space designed by ICrave channels “discreet drinking dens of the past” with walnut wood paneling, crushed red velvet booths, a bronze mirror strip that completely wraps the dining room, and walls adorned in an exotic floral print drawn and painted for Papi Steak by Candice Kaye.
Papi Steak opens to the public on September 12, and will be open Sunday through Wednesday from 6 to 11 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday. until midnight. For more information call 305-800-7274.