The 2,300-square-foot restaurant will serve rustic American comfort food with Latin and Asian influences. Barley will also feature a raw bar, Sunday brunch, and a daily mac 'n' cheese dish. The eatery will also offer craft beers, cocktails, and a select wine menu.
Menu items include charred octopus with seaweed and miso aioli, along with farro salad; braised beef tongue served with yuca mofongo and sofrito salad; and a Latin burger topped with chorizo Cantimpalos, sweet plantains, manchego, and chimichurri aioli. Prices of the dishes are not yet available.
Ramos, who opened the Faith & Pizza pop-up in May and donated proceeds to local charities, is excited to open his brasserie. "Barley has been a year in the making, and we are excited to finally open the doors. Faith & Pizza has done extremely well at Downtown Dadeland, and we are confident that Barley will share the same success."
Ramos, you might recall, has owned gastropubs in Kendall. He opened Barley & Swine four years ago at 9059 SW 73rd Ct. and then changed its moniker to B&S Gastropub after the Austin restaurant Barley Swine complained. Then the condo building in which the restaurant was located blocked visibility of the restaurant to make repairs. B&S Gastropub eventually closed.
The intrepid Ramos next tried a sandwich shop and then opened Barley, an American Brasserie in the same spot in January 2015. "We've been fighting from day one," Ramos told New Times last year.
Now, finally, Ramos has a chance with a new location that's becoming a food oasis for Kendallites. Barley joins Niven Patel's soon-to-open Ghee Indian Kitchen and Michael Schwartz's Harry's Pizzeria as tenants of Downtown Dadeland.
Barley will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday for brunch from 11:30 a.m. from 3 p.m. In addition, the restaurant will offer happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m.