Fans of South Beach’s luxe vegan eatery, Planta, have a new place to eat high-end plant based cuisine: Planta Queen Coconut Grove (3015 Grand Avenue), the Asian-cuisine focused offshoot of Planta.
Inspired by chef David Lee’s travels throughout Asia, Planta Queen Coconut Grove will be the first U.S. outpost of its sister restaurant in Toronto, and marks the sixth restaurant in total for Steven Salm’s Chase Hospitality Group. The menu features vegan takes on Asian-influenced dishes like plant-based nigiri, maki, and sushi; small plates like the taro tots; scallion pancakes; pad Thai; and coconut ceviche, alongside a variety of dumplings. Large wok-prepared dishes round out the menu like the truffled fried rice, General Lee’s cauliflower, and bao-burger.
The 7,000-square-foot, 160-seat restaurant is brought to life by the team at Icrave, who were inspired by Chinese courtyards and other architectural features found throughout Asia. The front bar and dining area features a large U-shaped concrete bar surrounded by rose gold penny-round tiles with pink velvet seats and quartzite tables. The main dining room is wrapped in glass and overlooks the tree-lined street, with custom Planta Queen wallpaper, featuring white oak and dark wood planks, with custom light fixtures and wooden trellises above that give the feeling skylights in the space.
Planta Queen debuts in Cocowalk on Thursday, November 5 and will be open daily from 5 to 10 p.m. To make a reservation visit here or call 786-600-2825.