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STK to open second Miami restaurant by the end of the summer

Restaurant is in the 67-story Marquis Tower, which is part condo and part hotel
By Katherine Kallergis and Sean Stewart-Muniz | June 20, 2016 10:30AM

A second STK restaurant is coming to Miami.

STK’s parent company, the One Group, is completing the buildout for its newest restaurant in downtown Miami. It will open along with the property’s new hotel, ME Miami by Melia, by the end of the summer, a spokesperson told The Real Deal on a construction tour of the restaurant.

Designed by ICrave Design Studio, the black and white-themed space features pops of color via a neon wall installation, pixelated patterns and gold lighting. Its capacity is 326, with private dining rooms, gazebo seating on the lawn, and outdoor seating on the terrace, which fronts Biscayne Boulevard.

The nearly 4,900-square-foot restaurant, at 1100 Biscayne Boulevard, is across the street from the new Frost Museum of Science, PAMM and Museum Park. Helmed by executive chef Rafael Linares, STK Miami will feature a menu that’s 70 percent “core STK” and 30 percent location-specific.

Local artists Chris Dudot, Derek Hunter, Katy Hirschfeld and the DOWW will be featured at the restaurant – in the form of black and white tigers on the walls and colorful geometric shapes.

Unlike STK Miami Beach, the downtown Miami location will serve lunch and offer outdoor seating in addition to its dinner menu. STK has restaurants in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Los Angeles; Orlando; London and other cities. Aaron Taylor is the company’s corporate chef.

The restaurant is attached to the 67-story Marquis Tower, which is part condo and part hotel. It will also provide food and beverage services to hotel guests.

CGI Merchant Group is the developer behind the new 129-room hotel, which marks Meliá Hotels International’s first U.S. location for its ME brand. It was previously Casa Moderna, a 56-room mixed-use hotel. The 290-unit condo portion of the building were sold after it was completed a few years ago and are not part of the redevelopment plans.