The Who: This restaurant/lounge/bar hybrid comes via Israel, where founder Itay Sacish has eight sister properties along with a London outpost called Gilgamesh. Executive chef Tal Aboav hails from the original 9beach in Tel Aviv.
The Space: A cavernous indoor dining room is outfitted in elevated, circular wood booths and walls mounted with opulent carved angel sculptures made in India. The massive outdoor patio (it was a former parking lot) also has those circular booths and a thumping sound system, perfect for all-day lounge parties.
The Dishes: Eastern Mediterranean with modern touches. Israeli classics share space with elaborate plating of global dishes as well as sushi and sashimi. Starters are $15-$19 and mains $23-$45. Start off with salmon tartare, which comes blanketed with avocado and mixed with herbs, served with Asian beet cream, while braised beef-cheek tortellini with seared scallops is festooned with corn and chestnuts. Larger mains include a grouper with black lentils, Moroccan chicken, branzino stuffed with vegetables, shrimp and mussels served with sautéed kale, and the 9beach skirt steak served with sautéed green beans and mushrooms with a cherry vinaigrette and pistachios.
Desserts keep the Med vibe going with halvah parfait and the Miami Fantasy with rose and orchid sauce, coconut flakes and pistachios.
The Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a Goa-meets-Ibiza vibe, this is the place for you.