Niu Kitchen, New Tapas Restaurant at Downtown Miami

An extraordinary new eatery from Spain, Niu Kitchen quietly opens in Downtown Miami. Niu Kitchen, inspired by a Catalan style kitchen opens at 134 NE 2nd Ave between Dali’s moustache and Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. Niu Kitchen recommend their customer to order 2 menu per person to share and they ensure that their food is 100% freshly prepared. Here is more information about Niu Kitchen :

 

According to Eater :

“A new Catalan-inspired eatery and wine bar called NIU Kitchen quietly debuted in Downtown Miami. NIU is the brainchild of Barcelona-born chef Deme Lomas, Karina Iglesias (who formerly worked at Soya & Pomodoro) and Adam Hughes, three friends who together decided they wanted to open up their own restaurant. As for its name, Niu means nest in Catalan. The eatery’s walls are predominantly made of reclaimed wood found throughout Miami, Hughes explains, It’s a small restaurant so we wanted it to feel cozy, homey and inviting. For now, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.” written by Ana Heretoiu.

 

According to Urban Daddy :

“First off: this place is small. But go ahead and tell your date that it’s intimate. Not that they’ll notice when plates of pork cheek and mustard ice cream come flying out of the kitchen… Yeah, mustard ice cream. It’s sitting in some tomato soup. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s rewind a bit.

See, the chef here is from Spain. And he recently did a stint at Barceloneta. So the menu is primarily Chinese. (Kidding—it’s Catalan.) Anyway, he and a Soya e Pomodoro operative got together and decided that Downtown needed more Barcelona in its life. So they outfitted a hallway of a space with reclaimed wood from around town, Edison bulbs and banquettes. The date thing: that’s a possibility here. You can share some rioja and Catalan-style seafood rice. But you’ll also want to keep this place in your back pocket for a low-key business lunch.”

 

Reviews from Yelp :

Freddy A. rates 5 stars (6/7/2014) :

“Awesome experience! Amazing food, the lobster salad, the tartar, scallops, the deserts, everything was great. Small but really comfortable venue, great service and not expensive at all. nice selection of spanish wines and great ambiance. Will repeat soon for sure!”

John E. rates 5 stars (6/2/2014) :

“I went tonight with little expectation. I didn’t know where I was going but was told it was a new place and this was their first week in business. The menu was very small on first glance and the restaurant had only 7-8 tables. We walked in and it was very nicely done, clean and well presented. It seems like more of a NYC restaurant than Miami. Their wine list was very well thought out and the staff was very knowledgable about the selection and pairings.

I ordered the truffled eggs with potato foam to start. Epic! The potato foam was lighter than air yet filled me up. The eggs were cooked to perfection. The truffles were an amazing addition and finished off the dish perfectly with little slices of jamon on top. You must order this!”

Geanie A. rates 5 stars (5/31/2014) :

“My top priority in eating is always the quality of the food – not necessarily the aesthetics (which I appreciate), or the location (I will drive anywhere for great food). Niu has memorable dishes, fresh ingredients, a very intimate atmosphere, and is off the beat and track. My favorites are: the pork cheeks, the beef tartar, the spanish sausages with bread, and the most delectable flan. Niu is definitely my new favorite place.”

 

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