About a year after the real-estate company Terranova announced plans to open a food hall off Lincoln Road, concrete details about the project have finally emerged.
The Lincoln Eatery, a 9,600-square-foot food hall on the corner of Lincoln Lane and Meridian Avenue in South Beach, is schedule to open this fall.
Terranova founder and chairman Stephen Bittel says his company intends to extend Lincoln Road's footprint north, with the Lincoln Eatery as the focal point. That block already holds a Marshall's and Macy's and, in the past, has been home to several restaurants, a combination bar/laundry, and a tanning salon. In 2019, the real-estate company will open a rooftop terrace at the Lincoln Eatery as a second phase of the project. Michael Schwartz's Genuine Pizza and Havana 1957 will also occupy this new shopping and dining area.
The food hall, designed by the renowned Miami-based firm Arquitectonica, will gather 16 food and drink concepts under one roof, with indoor and outdoor seating for more than 200 people. A central bar will serve wine, beer, and cocktails.
Unlike the upcoming Time Out Market — which will boast some of Miami's most established culinary names, such as Jeremy Ford, Jose Mendin, Michael Beltran, Michael Pirolo, and Alberto Cabrera — Lincoln Eatery is banking on new concepts that don't seem attached to major Miami players.
According to Bittel, the restaurant tenants will be different from one another in order to offer a dining experience for every palate. "We are thrilled with the creative and delicious mix of cuisines and concepts that are joining forces us.”
The concepts announced so far are as follows:
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- Necessary Purveyor, offering sandwiches, teas, and house-made granola.
- Fresh Garden Bowls, serving salads, wraps, and fresh juices.
- Chill'N, a Miami-based nitrogen-ice-cream counter.
- Marble & Rye, a New York-style kosher deli.
- Tyo Sushi, a Japanese sushi spot serving modern takes on traditional items.
- Toast & More, a French bakery offering sweet and savory tartines.
- Gotam Pizza and Gotam Chimney Cakes, specializing in pizza and Hungarian chimney cakes.
The full roster of tenants will be announced later this year. The names of the restaurateurs and chefs behind the concepts haven't been revealed yet.
The Lincoln Eatery will join an ever-growing list of Miami-area food halls, including La Centrale and Casa Tua Cucina at Brickell City Centre, Treats at Aventura Mall, St. Roch Market, 1-800-Lucky, and Jackson Hall. Other food halls on the horizon are Time Out Market, Wynwood Food Hall, Central Fare at Brightline, and the Citadel Miami.
The Lincoln Eatery. 723 Lincoln Ln., Miami Beach; thelincolneatery.com. Opening fall 2018.