South Beach just got another restaurant/lounge hybrid.
The eatery is the work of entrepreneur Romain Zago, managing partner for sister venue Mynt Lounge, with which Myn-Tu shares a wall. Zago, who was born in France and worked for years in the fashion industry, began at the nightclub as a bartender. Five years later, he took on a leading role, helping turn Mynt into a staple of South Beach nightlife.
With the opening of
Zago oversaw every detail of the year-and-a-half development. "We are targeting a high-end clientele that comes to Miami for a whole experience," he says. He made Mynt's doorman José Leonardo a junior partner at the eatery as a reward for his 17-year loyalty to the club. "Mynt is almost a concierge vision, and after 17 years of hearing clients talk about how they went to a place and liked the party but hated the food and vice versa, I decided to give them the whole package. Now they can start the night at
The lineup of starters includes crispy rice caviar with maguro or sake, spicy aioli, and Kaluga caviar ($28); sea bass
Main-course options include truffle spaghetti with wild mushrooms ($28); grilled organic chicken with soy sauce and sesame seeds ($30); sushi signature specials; and a whole section devoted to Japanese Wagyu in dishes such as tacos with avocado, miso, tofu, and truffle oil ($15) and carpaccio with hot olive oil and sesame seeds ($56).
The dessert list incudes green tea cheesecake,
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Entertainment, Zago says, plays a supporting role at
In mid-February, the eatery will launch Tantric, a Monday party that will turn the restaurant into a thumping lounge until 5 a.m.