Stripsteak, big-time chef-restaurateur Michael Mina’s third Miami-area restaurant, is firing up its grills in anticipation of a November opening at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
The two-story, 12,000-square-foot, 340-seat steakhouse takes over the space previously occupied by Alfred Portale’s Gotham Steak, which has been operating as FB Steakhouse since Portale and the resort parted ways earlier this year.
It will be Mina’s second Stripsteak — the other is located in the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas — and his second Fontainebleau restaurant, following last year’s opening of Michael Mina 74, which received a three-and-a-half-star review from the Miami Herald and Miami.com.
“I’m thrilled to continue what’s been a wonderful partnership with the Fontainebleau,” Mina says in a statement.
(In related news: MM74 is hosting a beer dinner Wednesday with Miami’s most-anticipated new craft brewery, J Wakefield Brewing. Five courses, six beers, $135 a person. Info here.)
Mina’s San Francisco-based restaurant empire also includes Bourbon Steak, another three-and-a-half-star restaurant, in Aventura’s Turnberry Isle.
Stripsteak’s Miami menu hasn’t been finalized, but odds are it will look similar to Stripsteak’s Vegas menu. Press materials boast of a 50-ounce tomahawk steak; Australian, American and Japanese wagyu beef; and — because it seems you can’t operate a Miami restaurant today without one — “a killer raw bar.”
Stripsteak will serve dinner daily when it opens next month off the lobby of the Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave.