Urbanite Bistro Opens Downtown in Arts & Entertainment District September 10th

Downtown Miami's Arts & Entertainment District is getting another notch in its belt.

The Urbanite Bistro (62 NE 14 St, across the street from The Vagabond), serving what a press release calls "eclectic bistro fare" is scheduled to open to the public September 10th.

The press release says it's an 83 seat restaurant (52 dining, 38 bar), but somebody needs to check their math because 52 + 38 = 90.

The proprietors are Elliott Alexander and Eskander Haider. According to CorporationWiki they previously partnered in Sobe Sushi Inc., headquartered one block south of their new restaurant. That corporation is currently inactive.

The executive chef is Frank Imbarlina (click for bio), according to his website, a 20 year vet who has worked in Philly, NYC and Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The menu features a "tastings" section with items like alligator egg rolls (with mango roasted jalapeno cream). Entrees emphasize game and seasonal produce including roasted boar tenderloin (shoyu glazed and pecan crusted with purple sticky rice and grilled broccoli rabe), ancho glazed grouper (with cucumber salsa, blue cornbread, sautéed broccoli and malanga), organic roasted poussin (with challah stuffing, seasonal vegetable succotash and papaya-rum marmalade).

Urbanite Bistro also promises a monthly rotating gallery of local artists.

As of today UrbaniteBistro.com is just a front page with an under construction sign. The reservation line is 305-374-0662.

UPDATE: According to a phone call and email from a PR flack, the

incorrect math was the product of a "computer malfunction" and that "the

seat number changed at the last minute." A revised fact sheet was

promptly sent to Short Order thus confirming that 52 + 38 does in fact

= 90.

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.