The team behind Bodega Taqueria y Tequilla, Radio Bar, and Pizza Bar have been busy. After successful openings of Ricky's and Halves & Wholes, Menin Hospitality is debuting Bakehouse Brasserie (808 First St., Miami Beach) today, marking the group's third restaurant launch this year.
Located in Miami Beach's South of Fifth neighborhood, the French marketplace/café will open its doors with breakfast, followed by all-day brunch and dinner. The bistro, located next door to Radio Bar, is meant to emulate a Parisian bistro, serving a fusion of traditional French with Miami style.
"We wanted to give the South of Fifth neighborhood another all-day, everyday option," says Jared Galbut, managing principal of Menin Hospitality, "and something that was approachable and accessible no matter the time of day or occasion."
The cozy 87-seat eatery features an open kitchen and a bright and spacious dining area. Most seats are padded and snug, giving guests a relaxed neighborhood spot to wind down with food and drinks. Led by Menin corporate culinary director Bernie Matz, chef Steve Frank and pastry chef Tatiana Vernot are behind Bakehouse's day-to-day operations.
"We created the concept around residents' feedback," Galbut says. "We made sure to take the time to ask the people of the community to see what they thought was missing and really built off of it."
Every day beginning at 7 a.m., the restaurant features grab-and-go baked goods, Panther Coffee drinks, freshly squeezed juice, and a selection of hot breakfast items. Expect an expansive pastry display counter packed with breads, croissants, pastelitos, cookies, brownies, cinnamon rolls, and cakes, all baked fresh in-house.
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At 11 a.m., Bakehouse rolls out its all-day brunch offerings ($3 to $20). The menu includes a croissant-based French toast, the Royale With Cheese sandwich stuffed with Angus beef, a traditional croque-madame, and a selection of eggs Benedict dishes.
Though the restaurant's early-afternoon options are available through the evening, its menu features dinner-centric plates as well. Find a selection of artisan cheeses, crawfish beignets with a citrus rémoulade, steak frites, a selection of burgers, and Bernie's classic Cuban sandwich, packed with pork, cheese, mustard, and relish.
Bakehouse Brasserie is open Monday through Friday for light breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. and brunch from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, it's open for light breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. and brunch from 10 a.m. to midnight.