Patrick-Gruest-Desneiges and New York developer Jack Cayre are bringing SENSES to Midtown Miami later this year. The 6,100 square foot space will encompass a bar, lounge, 110-seat terrace, 120-seat restaurant, wine shop, wine lounge, and art gallery. Wine bottles in the restaurant will cost the same as in the shop, with only a corkage fee added. Culture will be provided via wine seminars and classes and art exhibits, the first showing the work of Cuban artist Wilfredo Lam.
"European Contemporary cuisine" will include lots of seafood, lobsters-in-a-tank, and raw bar (appetizers from $6 to $14, entrees from $19 to $30). An "aggressive happy hour program" (phrasing which somehow makes it sound a little less happy) will feature a full-size hamburger and fries for just $2.95, and other snacks for under $5 -- contingent on purchasing two drinks. No word on how much the drinks will cost.