Morgan's Restaurant Opening in Wynwood for Art Basel, Hopefully

Richie Effs and Barclay Graebner outside of Morgan's Restaurant in Wynwood.
Richie Effs and Barclay Graebner outside of Morgan's Restaurant in Wynwood.
Jacob Katel

Get ready for real homecooked food in Wynwood. Morgan's Restaurant is a conversion from a house built in the 1930's that offers two stories worth of direct views into a neighborhood on the rise. Windows face west to North Miami Avenue club The Electric Pickle, North into 29th street and Midtown, East to an MSG Miami Style graffiti wall (and beyond to the New Times building), and South to the city from whence it draws its vibe.

The restaurant will serve modern American cuisine from a kitchen helmed by Chef Andrew Gilbert, currently of Northeast Kingdom restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.

Morgan's is jumping through the last of the city's inspection hoops before it opens at 28 NE 29th Street.

Morgan is owner Barclay Graebner's mother's maiden name. Barclay is seen above with Richie Effs, producer of Shottas, a Jamaican gangster flick starring Wyclef Jean, Kymani Marley, and Spragga Benz.

Here are some more sneak preview images of Morgan's Restaurant in Wynwood.


Vinny, the restaurant's general manager, gave us a tour of the place.

The bar, located on the first floor, and made from recycled glass.
The bar, located on the first floor, and made from recycled glass.
The kitchen.
The kitchen.
Seen in kitchen.
Seen in kitchen.
The main one of several rooms upstairs that tables will populate.
The main one of several rooms upstairs that tables will populate.
View South detail.
View South detail.
View North.
View North.
View Northwest detail.
View Northwest detail.
View East, as seen from ground level, parking lot.
View East, as seen from ground level, parking lot.
Please be open in time for Basel, please be open in time for Basel.
Please be open in time for Basel, please be open in time for Basel.
Going back downstairs.
Going back downstairs.
Two ten-tops on the front porch face the action on 29th street.
Two ten-tops on the front porch face the action on 29th street.

Vinny says, "Depending on how things go we may just open for Basel with a limited, smaller menu, just so we're open and have the buzz going. This is a neighborhood place for people that live and work in the area. We want to establish rapport with them and see the same faces in here 3 or 4 nights a week. This is a place where you can have a good meal, enjoy yourself, go home, pass out, and come back for breakfast."


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