Catch at James Royal Palm to Open Next Week

Catch is set to open at the James Royal Palm Hotel the first week of 2013, making it one of the first restaurants of the new year.

The restaurant is the second Catch, the flagship restaurant having opened in Manhattan's Meatpacking district in 2011. As you can tell by it's name, Catch focuses on international seafood, helmed by Top Chef season three winner Hung Huynh, who will serve as executive chef.

The nearly 4,000-square-foo,t two-story restaurant will feature honey-toned walls, hand painted murals, and exposed brick walls. The 175-seat restaurant features different seating options, including a 40-seat patio.

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Menu items include po "little rich" boys, fried oysters with spicy remoulade and caviar on a potato roll ($16); grilled prawns with pineapple and chili ($21); and a shorecrest roll with spicy tuna, cucumber, and salsa verde ($14).

Catch Miami is scheduled to open next week, with seasonal hours of operation. Pre-opening reservations can be made by calling 212-627-1235.

After dinner, keep the party going at SL Miami, a new ultra-lounge that has just opened at the James Royal Palm. The 2,160-square-foot ultra-lounge and nightclub also has a flagship in New York's Meatpacking district, and features 150 backlit X-ray light panels and a corridor of champagne coolers.

The James Royal Palm is also home to Florida Cookery, Kris Wessel's restaurant that opened in November.

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