This winter, the second location of acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Quality Meats opens in a historic Art Deco hotel in the heart of South Beach. It is the first venture outside of New York City for Fourth Wall Restaurants, the group founded seven years ago by father‑son team Alan and Michael Stillman. Michael tapped longtime collaborators AvroKO to create a stripped‑down Art Deco atmosphere with raw edges and warm textural details, such as leather and canvas upholstery in the bar furniture and wicker‑caned screens in the main dining room. The family‑owned butcher shops found throughout New York City inspired the flagship Quality Meats, and here the concept is married with the beauty of worn Art Deco details in a Miami setting. The hotel’s original check‑in desk now serves as a butcher counter with cured foods available for purchase, the former reception desk functions as a service bar, and a custom meat‑hook chandelier is the centerpiece for the main bar and lounge.
At Quality Meats Miami Beach, executive chef/partner Craig Koketsu offers a menu that enhances elements of a classic butchery with large cuts of beef that are cured, smoked or aged in‑house. Diners can expect hearty, flavorful dishes such as a short rib for two, double tomahawk rib steak and roasted suckling pig, along with a variety of enticing seafood options and favorites from Quality Meats New York such as broccoli & Cheetos, parmesan waffle fries and corn crème brûlée. Guests can experience the restaurant in a variety of settings: in the main dining room, a handsome space that seats 120, a lush outdoor patio that accommodates 70, private dining rooms that can accommodate events from 15‑50 guests and a hidden wine nook for an intimate party of 8. With Quality Meats Miami, Fourth Wall Restaurants introduces a dining destination to South Beach that channels an old‑world perspective with a distinctly modern approach. Here is more information about Quality Meats :
According to Urban Daddy :
“There’s a wraparound terrace. With teak tables, canvas chairs and a lounge-adjacent patio with a rolling bar cart. But inside’s fine, too. Your steak will taste just as good in a hidden six-seat alcove or among old butcher aprons made of chain mesh at the bar.The meat. They’re not messing around. Aged bone-in sirloin. Rib steaks. Charcuterie boards teeming with soppressata, duck bacon and their very own mortadella made with pepper jack and pistachios.About that gin. They make it on the premises using a dry infusion. Fancy stuff. But you also have three drinks on draft, like the Negroni Soda with sparkling gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. Private dining. There are three rooms for that upstairs. But you’ll have to wait a bit longer for that.”
According to New Times :
“Designed by AvroKO, Quality Meats will feature a main dining room, outdoor patio, and a private dining room. Executive chef/partner Craig Koketsu explains the concept. ‘The original Quality Meats was inspired by the classic New York butcher shop, which not only formed the design, but the menu. Michael [Stillman] and I wanted to present a more holistic approach to a restaurant, where food and design go hand in hand.'” written by Laine Doss.
According to Real Deal :
“Launched in partnership with chef/partner Craig Koketsu, the restaurant will occupy about a quarter of the rehabbed building. Development plans are still in the works by other investment groups for the remaining space, which may include a Cabaret-style nightclub and a boutique hotel, Stillman said. The Galbut family of Crescent Heights owns the historic, former hotel. Miami-Dade property records show they bought the building, built in 1939, for $9 million in August 2013. While Quality Meats is Fourth Wall Restaurants’ first entry into Miami Beach, Stillman and his father, legendary restauranteur Alan Stillman, have their own history in South Beach. They were the original owners of Smith & Wollensky at South Pointe Park when it opened in 1997. They sold the restaurant to private equity investors in 2007 and retain a licensing agreement for the branded restaurants, Stillman said.” written by Ina Cordle.
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