Midtown Miami, besides offering nearby residents much needed retail venues like Target, Home Goods, and Petsmart, has come to be one of the most exciting dining districts in Miami right now. It seems as if almost every restaurant that has opened its doors in Midtown has offered locals and visitors, alike, nothing short of delicious food whether it’s at Sugarcane, Sakaya Kitchen, Mercadito, 100 Montaditos, or several ofthe other newer restaurants that seem to be sprouting like mushrooms after a rainstorm. It goes without saying, then, that any restaurateur who’s really serious about food would be looking to have a spot among Midtown Miami’s roster of great eateries, which is exactly what George-Eric Farge has done. The gregarious French owner of George’s in South Miami and Coconut Grove is opening the doors to his newest venture, George’s Kitchen, today in Midtown, and he promises to make it not only an unparalleled dining destination, but also a mecca of nightlife for the area.
Local designer Sean Saladino of MS Management Group dreamt up the 2,000 square foot space with an exposed kitchen that acts as the focal point of the restaurant, as well as a custom-made Bisazza mosaic installation representing the larger-than-life Farge. On the first floor, the multi-level restaurant will offer diners Michelin starred Chef Steven Rojas’ French-inspired creations that fuse classic French technique with Spanish and other influences. Dishes like short rib tartare served “on the bone” with capers, poached bone marrow and caviar, as well as diver scallop and grilled pork cheek duo with watercress and mustard seed demonstrate Chef Rojas’ eclectic technique and refined palate. A fully suspended staircase leads patrons to The Loft at George’s Kitchen, which plans to be the destination for an casually elegant soirée. The lounge features a full service bar with drinks created by mixologist Mo Dahab, as well as a tapas menu.
George-Eric Farge promises to bring the playful, fun ambiance and genuine joie de vivre that have made his South Miami and Coconut Grove restaurants so popular. Add to that a sense of sophistication and much-needed French cuisine, and I can confidently say that Midtown Miami has another great restaurant to add to its already impressive roster.
3404 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127