First Bites

The Island Bistro: Now Helmed by Michelin Star Chef Steven Rojas

Brickell Key is home to Naoe, one of the city's most elusive eateries. And although the Japanese restaurant serves delicious food, it doesn't exactly scream neighborhood joint.

The Island Bistro is hoping to fill that gap.

The restaurant opened in September, offering Panther Coffee and freshly-baked goods. But now it has a new leader: Steven Rojas, a Michelin star-rated chef that recently ran the kitchen at George's in Midtown.

Short Order was invited to try Rojas' new menu and chat about his latest offerings.

See also: The Island Bistro Opens Friday: Free Coffee and Pastries This Week

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.