Seagrape: Michelle Bernstein's next restaurant has a name

 

The 'Floridian brasserie' is projected to open late this fall in Miami Beach's Thompson Hotel. 

Michelle Bernstein

By Evan S. Benn | ebenn@MiamiHerald.com

Chef Michelle Bernstein's forthcoming restaurant in Miami Beach's new Thompson Hotel has a name: Seagrape. 

The 267-seat "Floridian brasserie" will offer "lots of veggies, pedigreed steaks and a fantastic raw bar," according to a news release. 

Bernstein's Seagrape will handle room service, catering and poolside dining for the 380-room resort. Other on-site food-and-beverage outlets include the Crown Room, serving classic cocktails and wines, and the 1930s House, a speakeasy-style spot featuring small bites and modern mixology. 

The new Thompson is being built from a $75 million renovation of the former Crown Miami Beach Apartments at 4041 Collins Ave. Projected opening: late fall. 

Bernstein, meanwhile, is doing some renovations of her own. She temporarily closed her flagship Michy's in June to give the 8-year-old restaurant a face-lift and menu overhaul. Bernstein says that project is progressing according to plan, and she expects to debut the new Michy's 2.0 this fall. 

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