The Real Deal Miami

New York restaurateur brings trendy eatery to Miami beach

September 07, 2011 12:48PM

Andrew Carmellini, owner of hip New York restaurant the Dutch, is opening a Miami Beach branch of the eatery, he told the New York Times. He called the decision a sort of “homecoming,” as his father is from Miami. “[Miami’s] always been my second home,” he said. “My grandfather ran clubs and hotels and my grandmother still lives there.” Carmellini and business partners Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom will operate the restaurant, which is slated to open inside the W Hotel on Collins Avenue in November, replacing Solea, the hotel’s original restaurant. The restaurateur will be adding dishes to the menu that he associates with Florida, he said. [NYT]