Closings

Design District's Egg & Dart Is Closed

The Design District restaurant Egg & Dart has closed.

Outside the restaurant recently, there was no activity during what would be an early dinner service. A blue handwritten sign proclaimed the restaurant "closed," and a rose bush, still chained to the building with a bicycle lock, was wilted and unwatered.

A local chef in the neighborhood confirmed the restaurant had, indeed, closed several weeks ago, very much under the radar. That's a shock in itself considering the city's increasing interest in the dining scene.

See also: Egg & Dart: Sleek Greek in the Design District

NamedBest Greek Restaurant in 2012 by Miami New Times, the restaurant was a sleek addition to the Design District when it opened in 2011 in the former Q barbecue space.

In a restaurant review, critic Lee Klein called it "a clean, contemporary space with a subtly upscale feel -- a way to dine on Greek food without having to worry about plates being smashed or ouzo-crazed tourists dancing on tables."

The restaurant, named for traditional Greek architectural design, specialized in "rustic Greek" fare such as shrimp saganaki, fried smelts, and lamb in a what partners Costa Grillas and Niko Theodorou called a "hip and modern" setting, leading Short Order's Lesley Elliott to call Egg & Dart "a confusing mashup of Old World flavors beneath a shiny mask of contemporary cool."

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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