Another brilliant concept of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. it was announced that famed chef Joël Robuchon would be bringing multiple restaurants to Miami. The restaurant is owned/operated by New York-based Invest Hospitality, and is connected to L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Debuting August 28) located on the second floor directly above Le Jardinier.
Le Jardinier boasts vegetable-focused cuisine created by culinary director Alain Verzeroli, who currently serves as executive chef of the restaurant’s location in New York City. Verzeroli served under Robuchon for 21 years before branching out on his own — impressively helping him maintain three-Michelin stars at his Tokyo outpost for 11 of those years. Regional chef Leo Pablo, who has worked at spots like Stubborn Seed and J&G Grill by Jean Georges, serves as the day-to-day chef of the Miami outpost.
Highlights on the menu include items like the Bass with fennel, tomato confit and Meyer lemon; Watermelon Salad with heirloom tomatoes, ginger, and mint; and desserts like the aptly named Blueberry made with blueberry and lemongrass with an eggless merengue.
The 4,200-square-foot, 108-seat restaurant was designed by award-winning French architect Pierre-Yves Rochon, and includes a 64-seat outdoor dining patio surrounded with plenty of plants. Le Jardinier is now open for dinner, with lunch service to begin shortly. Le Jardinier is open 6 to 10 p.m on Sundays, and Tuesday through Thursday; and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is closed on Monday.