Michy which was closed June last year now reopened as Cena last week. Still located in the same location before at 6927 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33138, comes with a completely new name, decor and menu. Cena what it’s called, which roughly translates to supper in Spanish, is Michy’s transformation into a more approachable restaurant in style. It will house a blend of chef Bernstein’s favorite dishes along with some new creations. Chef Bernstein notes that when she launched Michy’s about a decade ago she never meant it to be a fancy special occasion restaurant. The chef says that she and her husband opened it around the corner from our house because this neighborhood needed a restaurant the locals could call their own. Here is more information about Cena :
According to Urban Daddy :
“Yes, the much-awaited successor to Michy’s is finally upon us. And it’s opening tonight for dinner right on Biscayne. Michelle Bernstein. No introduction needed. Just know that she’s lifted the shutters on your beloved Michy’s and given it a bit of a freshening-up. Lots of white, gold art and starburst chandeliers. They’ve also raised the roof and given the wooden beams a gray coat. It looks a bit like Don Draper’s former penthouse. It’s situated up toward the front so that you can drink your Negroni while perusing the action out on Biscayne. Michelle Bernstein testing your palate’s mettle with small plates of sweetbread tacos, roasted sunchokes and snapper moqueca from her new rotisserie.”
According to Miami.com :
“It officially opens for dinner service Friday, although the kitchen crew has been banging out dishes for a full dining room for the past few days. Located in the former Michy’s at 6927 Biscayne Blvd., Cena is the result of an 11-month remodel and rethinking of Bernstein’s heralded restaurant, from menu to decor to wine list. Bernstein says she’s focusing her food on “adventurous yet approachable” dishes meant to be shared, with renewed attention to vegetables. Cena sports a full bar for classic and modern cocktails, plus a wine program that leans toward Old World bottlings.” written by Evan S. Benn.
According to Eater :
“Helmed by Michelle Bernstein and her husband/partner David Martinez, it promises to feature completely new dishes that have a more “rustic” feel. The menu has a “cornucopia of small plates” that are, of course, meant for sharing like roasted sunchokes, spinach and feta croquettes, porchetta and a reappearance of her popular fettucine Carbonara. The space itself has gone under some major renovations as well. Gone are the bright colors and cottage decor, which have made way for a raised roof, exposed wood beams and gray walls. The bar has also moved its way to the front of the space and serves signature cocktails along with a European and Mediterranean-centric wine list.” written by Olee Fowler.
According to New Times :
” Although located at the same address, much has changed about the restaurant. The slightly fussy floral cushions and feminine furnishings have been replaced by a simple, rustic decor that features an open kitchen and open dining room. A clean white palate will allow the chef’s creations to shine at the intimate 63-seater. Bernstein’s kitchen staff includes chef de cuisine Mike Mayta, a Johnson & Wales graduate who previously worked with the chef at Michy’s. Mayta is joined by his Illegal Bakery partner, Kelly Vazquez, who will serve as pastry chef at Cena.” written by Laine Doss.
According to Yelp :
“Food was excellent, endive salad, octopus, and short rib. Bread pudding desert was delicious as well. This was their first week and I know other reviewer had service issues but I foud it to be very attentive. Overall an excelllent dining experience.” written by Donn K. F. (rated 5 Stars).
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