The Continental opens at South Beach

Stephen Starr brings his popular eatery, The Continental, to South Beach. The restaurant embodies the spirit of the original, now in its 20th year, with a menu of eclectic global dishes, many designed to share. Dine in the mid-century modern dining room or chill on the lush tropical patios. Also a great spot to grab a drink, the cocktail list is as creative as the cuisine with a focus on curated spirits, fresh ingredients, and tiki inspired recipes. Open for dinner (breakfast and lunch coming soon), make The Continental your go-to place for all things food and drink. Here is more information about The Continental :

 

According to Urban Daddy :

“Stephen Starr, professional restaurant launcher and the guy behind Makoto and Steak 954, has two of these Continental places in Philadelphia.  But this one’s a mid-century-modern throwback of a joint with hovering greenery, brick mosaic walls and mismatched light fixtures. There’s also an outdoor patio with picnic tables, banana-leaf curtains and blue umbrellas. But it’s way too damn hot to be outside right now … and so you’ll go inside for your martini and/or something of the classic-cocktail ilk.  Which means you should probably order something to eat.  Martinis don’t soak up themselves. But the cheesesteak egg rolls and Foie Gras “McGriddle” with fried egg, cheese, bacon and hollandaise on maple griddle cakes should help complement the aforementioned martinis.”

 

According to Eater :

“Heading up the kitchen is Matthew Oetting, who most recently was executive chef of Starr’s Caffe Storico in New York City, but who is no stranger to South Florida heading up the kitchen at BLT Steak and the now closed Tosca prior to his work with Starr. On the menu expect “shareable” dishes like build-your-own sushi, “vegetables on ice” (aka crudité) and burgers. Drinks were apparently a “driving force behind the success of the original Continental” and therefore will be a focus of the Miami Beach version of The Continental as well. The 225-seat restaurant features “modernized throwback glamour” designed by Shawn Hausman Design. The Continental is now open daily lunch and dinner, with breakfast and brunch coming soon. To make a reservation call 305-604-2000.” written by Olee Fowler.

 

According to Herald :

“The Continental is Starr’s fourth restaurant in South Florida, joining Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale, Makoto in Bal Harbour and Verde at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. And it isn’t his last: Starr, a 2015 South Florida Food 50 winner, has a French restaurant coming this fall to the Shops at Bal Harbour. He talked Monday — between test bites of shrimp cocktail, tuna tataki and angel hair pasta — about his bullishness on the South Florida food scene and his philosophy behind what makes a successful restaurant. Starr said he’s still ironing out a name for his French-leaning concept in Bal Harbour’s luxury mall. The restaurant is going into the former La Goulue space, neighboring Makoto, which Starr opened in 2011.” written by Evan S. Benn.

 

Stay tuned at Miami City Social for more information.