Chef Niven Patel’s presence inside the Thesis Hotel Miami has expanded with the addition of Orno. Located next to his popular Mamey restaurant, it offers wood-fired cuisine using produce from Patel’s own Homestead-based farm, Rancho Patel.
For this restaurant Patel puts a major focus on the ingredient driven dishes with many of cooked in the restaurant’s wood-fired oven. The meal kicks off with starters like roasted squash blossoms, vadouvan cauliflower, grilled octopus, roasted bone marrow, beef tartare, and red snapper crudo. Hearty pastas including options like clam bucatini and tomato rigatoni can be found alongside larger items like whole grilled branzino, Australian lamb, Iberico pork pluma, and roasted half chicken. Vegetable-centric sides like grilled okra, brocollini tossed in Caesar dressing, roasted mushrooms in truffle butter, and a stuffed Vidalia onion gratin round out the menu.
The cocktail program features cocktail named after key players and names in literary classics like the Holly Golightly mixed with St. Germaine and a lavender bitter soaked sugar cube topped with champagne; the Master Copperfield with rum torched with lemon peel and sugar, cognac, black tea, and lemon; and the Old Sport with bourbon, muddled lemon, mint, and bitters. There’s also a wine cellar with more than 400 bottles of wine on hand, including more than 100 different varietals from sparkling and rose to white and red vintages.
The space itself gets it decor inspiration from nature with plenty of greens, golds, and earth tones found throughout the space in the chairs, banquettes, and large pendant lighting. Nestled within Orno is The Library, the restaurant’s private dining room with seating for 20 guests. The space features floor-to-ceiling bookshelves hand painted in navy with yellow accents filled with classic books, velvet blush drapes, and a neon sign reading “Knowledge is the food of the soul.”
Orno is now open at 1350 South Dixie Highway. It is open Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturdays from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. For reservations visit here.