One of Miami’s most anticipated new restaurants, Red Rooster Overtown, will officially open its doors to the public on Thursday, December 3, in its new Overtown location. It will feature plenty of the dishes that made its counterpart in Harlem a hit, alongside Miami-inspired touches and a nod to its historic Overtown location.
The restaurant was originally slated to debut at the end of March, but was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As the space was nearly complete when the pandemic hit, the restaurant decided to pivot to a World Central Kitchen community kitchen cooking up meals for those in need for several months.
For this new location Samuelsson teamed up with Grove Bay Hospitality Group — the same team behind eateries like Stubborn Seed, Glass & Vine, and Root & Bone — to operate the space. The menu features Red Rooster classics found at its Harlem location like hot honey fried chicken and Obama’s short ribs, in addition to new dishes like ceviche, grilled local fish, and nods to Miami’s Haitian and Caribbean communities with items like griot (pork shoulder) and accra (malanga fritters).
The eatery is housed inside of the former “Clyde Killen’s Pool Hall” in Overtown, a popular nightlife spot in the 1960s. The bi-level restaurant design was led by partner Derek Fleming, and includes a 209-seat main dining room, outdoor garden, large patio, balcony terrace, and multiple private dining rooms. Throughout the restaurant commissioned original artwork by artists like Derrick Adams and Mickalene Thomas can be found, alongside furnishings by Theaster Gates. The venue also plans to offer performance and exhibition space for local musicians and visual artists as well as room for local community groups to meet.
“Engaging the community through art that affirms and promotes cross-cultural conversations and the community’s rich artistic heritage, will be a mainstay of what we do here” says Fleming.
Red Rooster opens to the public on Thursday, December 3 and will be open Sunday to Thursday from 5 to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until midnight. For more information or to make a reservation visit here or call 305-640-9880.