The Weekly Dish: Cote NYC heads to Miami, Sushi Garage opening at CocoWalk & more

Cote is expected to open in a nearly 6K sf space next year

Aug.August 23, 2019 12:00 PM
CocoWalk at Coconut Grove

CocoWalk at Coconut Grove

Cote | Miami Design District
Cote, a high-end Korean barbecue steakhouse, is coming to Miami. The Michelin-starred restaurant will open in a 5,892-square-foot space at 3930 Northeast Second Avenue in the Design District, according to brokers Lyle Stern and Sara Wolfe of Koniver Stern Group.

Wolfe brokered the deal. The restaurant is expected to open in the fall of 2020, she said.

New restaurants in the Miami Design District include chef Brad Kilgore’s Ember, which opened in May, and Pura Vida, which opened last week. Le Jardinier opened a week ago, and Joël Robuchon’s L’Atelier is opening on Wednesday. Robuchon, a famous French chef and restaurateur, died last year.

Sushi Garage, Botanico Gin & Cookhouse | Coconut Grove

A platter from Sushi Garage

A platter from Sushi Garage

Federal Realty Investment Trust, The Comras Company and Grass River Property signed two new restaurant tenants at CocoWalk, the open-air shopping center that the owners have been redeveloping to include new office and retail space. The re-opening is scheduled for the spring of 2020, according to a release.

Sushi Garage, owned and operated by The Juvia Group, is led by chef and partner Sunny Oh, Kaoru Chang and pastry chef Gregory Gourreau. At CocoWalk, the restaurant will take 3,310 square space. The group owns Juvia at 1111 Lincoln Road, Sushi Garage and Sunny Poké in Miami Beach, as well as La Estación American Brasserie at Virgin MiamiCentral.

Botanico Gin & Cookhouse is leasing 2,951 square feet at CocoWalk. The bar and restaurant is led by executive chef and co-owner Gerardo De Negri. It’s the eighth food and beverage concept for De Negri.

Michael Comras, Irma Figueroa and Sam Noddle at The Comras Company are handling leasing along with Stuart Biel at Federal Realty Investment Trust.

Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar | Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach

Tommy Bahama is opening two Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar locations in Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach.

The retailer is bringing its hybrid retail-restaurant concept to 740 East Las Olas Boulevard in a 7,500-square-foot space, and in a 6,900-square-foot space at Dania Pointe, a new luxury entertainment, restaurant and retail destination. Both locations are expected to open in late November, according to a release.

Seventeen of Tommy Bahama’s 160 retail locations include a restaurant and bar or the Marlin Bar concept.

Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar | Coral Springs

Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar signed a 10-year lease with Bristol Group to open a new location at 3111 North University Drive. Tom Prakas, owner of Prakas & Co., brokered the deal.

Tap 42 is leasing 5,000 square feet, plus an outdoor patio, for the new restaurant. It’s expected to open in January 2020, according to a release. The restaurant will mark the seventh for Tap 42.

Mila | Miami Beach



Mila hired a general contractor, RCC Associates, to build out its space at 800 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. The restaurant, lounge and mixology bar is taking 13,000 square feet at the Lincoln Road building. It will have a 150-seat dining room, and a 5,000-square-foot waterfront terrace with two bars.

Construction is underway and the restaurant is expected to open in the fall, according to a release.

Ovlo Eats | Plantation

Ovlo Eats opened in a 2,500-square-foot space at 7626 Peters Road in Plantation. Saladino Design Studios designed the interiors. The fast-casual meets fine dining California-style restaurant is owned by Steven Stolberg, Josh Bernstein and chef Jeremy Shelton. They plan to expand to 10 locations, according to a release.

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