The Thompson Miami Beach may have officially opened this past Friday, but its restaurants and bars were closed to the public until yesterday.
Finally, people longing for Michelle Bernstein's cuisine or a Julio Cabrera-designed cocktail can do so with the opening of Seagrape restaurant, the Crown Room bar, and the 1930's House.
Although Seagrape officially opens for breakfast and lunch today, the restaurant is not serving dinner until Friday, November 28.
Breakfast items include a farmer's omelet ($16), made with three farm fresh eggs, kale, caramelized onions, and aged manchego; a breakfastwich ($15) made with scrambled eggs, kale, caramelized onions, and maple breakfast sausage on a cave-aged cheddar, brioche; and a royal red benedicy ($23) made with royal red shrimp, griddled grit cake, slow-poached egg, and tabasco seafood nage.
Lunch offerings include a chicken club ($19) made with rotisserie chicken, Miami Smokers bacon, cave-aged cheddar, house aîoli, heirloom tomato, and butter lettuce on a crusty sourdough bread; a Maine lobster roll ($21) with tarragon aîoli, avocado, celery, and heirloom tomato; a salmon Niçoise salad ($16) with wild salmon, gem lettuce, potatoes, french beans, olives, fennel, tomatoes, and quail eggs; and hand-cut fettuccine carbonara ($24) with Miami Smokers guanciale, sous vide egg, and aged parmesan.
Dinner items include crispy skin Florida snapper ($27) with paella rice cake, sugar snaps, shrimp chorizo, and sofrito broth; roasted halibut ($35) with Sultana grapes, Swiss chard, caramelized salsify, marcona almonds, and sherry-soy jus; and braised short rib ($39) with cornbread foam, Brussels sprouts, pickled pearl onions, mizuna greens, and maple-vinegar glaze.
The Crown Room features cocktails by Thompson Miami Beach director of beverages Michael MacDonnell and mixologist Julio Cabrera. A mix of classics and new creations, offerings include the Airmail ($14), made with Brugal 1888 Rum, lime juice,
honey syrup, and prosecco; the Bacardi cocktail ($15), made with Bacardi Superior,
lime juice, housemade grenadine, and Peychaud's bitters; and the Fernet Flip ($15) made with Fernet Branca, Knob Creek bourbon, egg, and Angostura bitters.
Finally, the 1930's House offers a selection of small plates, sashimi, and crudos including tuna carpaccio ($18) Sra-style ceviche ($17) made with jalapenos, crispy garlic, avocados, and lime; elote ($12); lardo wrapped figs ($14); an open-faced sea urchin sandwich (MP); and a selection of croquetas ($12).
<Seagrape is open Sunday - Thursday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to midnight. The Crown Room is open Monday - Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. 1930's House is open Sunday, and Tuesday - Thursday from 6 p.m. to11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight (closed Monday).