Chef Rocco Carulli from R House.
Chef Rocco Carulli from R House.
Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Bravo

R House Featured on Best New Restaurant Tonight

Bravo's Best New Restaurant is really showing Miami establishments in a great light.

The new culinary competition that grades restaurants on both front of the house and back of the house skills and expertise, has been on for less than a month and, already, two Miami restaurants have advanced to the next level.

See also: Bravo's Best New Restaurant: The Federal Advances

In the season premiere, Dolce Italian beat Doma in California in a battle of Italian restaurants. The following week, the Federal Food Drink and Provisions proved too much for Austin's Swift's Attic.

This week, Miami's in the game once again, when Wynwood's R House takes on Barlata Tapas Bar in Austin. Since every episode needs a name, this one's being called "Operated by Couples" since, coincidentally, both restaurants are, um, operated by couples. R House is a collaboration between executive chef Rocco Carulli and his husband, general manager Owen Bale.

Tom Colicchio, Maggie Nemser, and Jeffrey Zurofsky at R House.
Tom Colicchio, Maggie Nemser, and Jeffrey Zurofsky at R House.
Photo by Jeff Daly/Bravo

Although Carulli can't give up the outcome of tonight's episode, he says, "It was such an honor to be selected for the show, especially bearing in mind that when we filmed, we were only five months old, compared to some of the restaurants which were up to three years old."

By the look of the sneak preview, tonight looks to be a nail biter, for sure:

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