By year's end, the space that once housed Gourmet Diner — the polished-steel Biscayne Boulevard eatery serving steak
The first Mignonette opened in Edgewater in late 2014, becoming a fast hit and helping kick off the city's oyster-bar obsession thanks in part to chef/owner Danny Serfer's reputation at Blue Collar and its comforting, high-low bill of fare. Where else could one find popcorn shrimp and oyster loaves on the same menu as lobster tails and caviar? Now the partnership between
"I think I know this neighborhood. I grew up my whole life there, and then I worked there at Chef Allen's for five years," Serfer says. "It's a real neighborhood, it's families, and I think it's underserviced when it comes to restaurants that are everyday affordable."
As for the menu, there will be some cross-pollination between the original Mignonette and this one, as well as
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Finally comes dessert, which will pay homage to the old-school diner via a rotating, fluorescent-lit case featuring cakes and pies, we hope mounded with skyscrapers of burnished meringue.