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.
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.
- The Federal and Haven team up for a Halloween-inspired menu
- Izzy's Fish & Oyster to swim in to South Beach
- What's the Best? South Florida restaurants with a view
- Amaize, an arepa-teria, to open in Doral
- The List: Eating in Miami with Miguel Aguilar
- Celebrate Halloween early at Tongue & Cheek's Saturday brunch
- 'Top Chef' favorite Fabio Viviani gives Miami recipes today, food next month
- Guide to South Florida's October wine and beer dinners
- Michelle Bernstein taps Steven Rojas as Seagrape's chef de cuisine
- Esquire's new restaurant guru is a Miami homeboy