The dynamic duo that is Pharrell Williams and David Grutman have debuted their latest restaurant in Miami, Strawberry Moon inside their new hotel, The Goodtime Hotel. The 30,000-square-foot outpost serves up a variety of casual Mediterranean dishes and cocktails aside the hotel’s whimsical pastel Art Deco decor. This is the second time the two have collaborated on a restaurant, debuting Swan together in the Miami Design District in 2018.
Strawberry Moon boasts an outdoor pool area, which serves as a swim club by day and a restaurant and lounge by night. The space, designed by Ken Fulk Interiors and landscaped by Raymond Jungles, covers 30,000 square feet on the third floor of the hotel. The restaurant channels vibes from mid-century Caribbean and Central American resort towns like Havana and Acapulco. Outside guests will find stripe pastel tiling, vintage scalloped bar seating, pinstriped awnings, and more. Inside, there are blond wood floors and turquoise grasscloth walls, while scalloped shell barstools, and Art Deco chandeliers.
On the culinary front, chef Roel Alcudia, who previously honed his skills at Mandolin Aegean Bistro, developed Strawberry Moon’s menu. The menu keeps with the Mediterranean feel of the space, with a variety of mezzes, small plates, Turkish pizzas, kebabs, and more. Highlights include the mezze platter with hummus, babaganoush, and spicy feta; the Lahmacun pie with spice lamb and bell pepper; branzino with chickpea tabbouleh; prawn kebabs; swordfish shawarma; and saffron rice.
Strawberry Moon is now open at 601 Washington Avenue on Miami Beach. The restaurant is open Monday to Thursday from 6 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday until midnight; Sunday evenings to 10 p.m. and for lunch on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information call 786-745-8050.