"Certain to be one of the coolest and most visually striking new restaurants in the nation..." Good thing Tony Goldman and daughter/partner Jessica Goldman Srebnick aren't placing our expectations too high. Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, at 2550 N.W. 2nd Avenue, opened last Friday in its' namesake neighborhood. Original artwork from the urban street art scene will be on the walls, and brasserie-style cuisine will be on the plates. Chef Marco Ferraro is at the helm, fresh from his successful stint at Goldman's Wish Restaurant on South Beach.
This "ultimate American brasserie" promises to showcase Chef Ferraro's take on "contemporary American cuisine with an innovative spin, using exquisitely simple, farm fresh, local and organic ingredients at prices and sizes designed to encourage mix and match dining." Menu items will include small plates such as house made sausages, skewers, omelets, salads, and starters such as fried calamari with dipping sauces; garlicky mussels; and local tomato gazpacho with cucumber, watermelon, and house made croutons ($7 - $14).
Entrees ($14 to $29) include caramelized grilled rib eye with garlic-rosemary confit; roast chicken; and clay pot of local snapper and curried mussels. Sides range from Paradise Farms' wild mushroom sauté to mac and cheese. Other options include six burger selections, on brioche or multi-grain pita, numerous sandwiches (Gruyere cheese steak with strips of prime rib and crisped onions), and blackboard specials.
Forty prestigious international handcrafted beers are being poured along with six beers on draft, 20 wines by the glass, and a wine list of 70 reasonably priced vintages ($22 - $35). The bar also concocts cocktails, and is backed by an original mural by Shepard Fairey
The indoor/outdoor warehouse setting spans 5,000 sq. ft. and seats 200 (indoors and out). It is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; bar open until 1 a.m.
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Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
2550 NW 2nd Ave., Miami