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Michelle Bernstein Leads Culinary at Thompson Miami Beach

Michelle Bernstein Leads Culinary at Thompson Miami Beach


Michelle Bernstein and KNR Hospitality Group will oversee the exciting new food and beverage program at the Thompson Miami Beach

Michelle Bernstein Leads Culinary at Thompson Miami Beach

In collaboration with KNR Hospitality Group, James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein has been tapped to oversee the culinary direction of Thompson Miami Beach, with three restaurants slated to open in mid-November.

Two of those restaurants — the Floridian brasserie Seagrape and the small-plates restaurant 1930’s House — will feature chef Bernstein’s cuisine, and the hotel’s signature bar and lounge, Crown Room, will feature local expert bartenders specializing in mid-century cocktails.

The 267-seat Seagrape will focus on “locally sourced bounty from both land and sea,” and chef Bernstein will work with local farmers to provide specialty items exclusively for the Seagrape menu. Menu items will include crispy veal sweetbreads, housemade squid ink spaghettini, and whole Florida snapper. Designed by the award-winning Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS), Seagrape blends “elements of 1950s architecture with a warm, relaxed bohemian flair.”

1930’s House, built in the 1930s as a freestanding venue and later moved to the hotel, will feature innovative cocktails, Spanish-inspired small plates, and crudos. Chef Bernstein’s internationally-inspired menu for 1930’s House features fluke crudo, octopus carpaccio, and crispy chickpea panisse, to name a few.

At Crown Room, the beverage program will focus on artisan cocktails — a mix of enduring classics and reimagined revivals — in an intimate and inviting setting.

Slated to open in mid-November 2014, Seagrape, 1930’s House and Crown Room will be located at Thompson Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Avenue.

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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.


Chef Michelle Bernstein Goes Back to the Beach

Emily Saladino is a journalist and recipe developer in New York City. She has covered food, drinks, travel, and culture for Bloomberg, BBC, Travel + Leisure, and others. A former professional cook, she graduated from the International Culinary Center. She is currently the Editor in Chief of VinePair.

Trash can be treasure. It&rsquos a lesson James Beard award-winning, Bobby Flay-besting Iron Chef Michelle Bernstein knows well. And it&rsquos one she learned sitting on milk crates in Malaysia at 2 am eating street food with her mother. &ldquoWe ate fish head curry, hot goat&rsquos milk and flatbread made in a hollowed-out garbage can.&rdquo

These days, Miami&rsquos hottest chef stays closer to home. In addition to an overhaul of Michy&rsquos, the critically lauded restaurant she and husband David Martinez opened in 2005, Bernstein will soon debut the Seagrape, a Floridian brasserie in the city&rsquos swish new Thompson Miami Beach. _______________________________________________________

SHOP THE STORY: Thompson Miami Beach On Sale _______________________________________________________

Plenty of restaurants pay lip service to buzzwords like &ldquofarm-to-table,&rdquo but Bernstein&rsquos delivers. She commissioned several farmers in South Florida to grow specific products for the menu, which is heavy on seasonal vegetables and local seafood. Bernstein&rsquos favorite items on the menu include house-made squid ink buccatini, and salt-encrusted whole Florida snapper.

The Seagrape is also something of a homecoming for the Miami native. &ldquoI&rsquom returning to the beach after more than a decade,&rdquo she enthuses. Bernstein previously helmed Azul, an award-winning fusion restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Biscayne Bay. Bernstein likes the Thompson&rsquos location on Collins Avenue, calling it &ldquoan emerging area away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach.&rdquo

When the restaurant and hotel open on November 21, they&rsquoll bring considerable panache to mid-Miami Beach. Design firm Martin Brudnizki, creators of London&rsquos buzzy Dean Street Townhouse, give interiors a breezy, beach house vibe &ndash provided your beach house occupies a 1940-era Art Deco skyscraper, and comes fitted with Sferra linens and Frette bathrobes.

The Seagrape has terrazzo floors and Gio Ponti-esque chairs upholstered in yellow leather. It&rsquos no Malaysian milk crate, but we suppose it&rsquoll do.


Chef Michelle Bernstein Goes Back to the Beach

Emily Saladino is a journalist and recipe developer in New York City. She has covered food, drinks, travel, and culture for Bloomberg, BBC, Travel + Leisure, and others. A former professional cook, she graduated from the International Culinary Center. She is currently the Editor in Chief of VinePair.

Trash can be treasure. It&rsquos a lesson James Beard award-winning, Bobby Flay-besting Iron Chef Michelle Bernstein knows well. And it&rsquos one she learned sitting on milk crates in Malaysia at 2 am eating street food with her mother. &ldquoWe ate fish head curry, hot goat&rsquos milk and flatbread made in a hollowed-out garbage can.&rdquo

These days, Miami&rsquos hottest chef stays closer to home. In addition to an overhaul of Michy&rsquos, the critically lauded restaurant she and husband David Martinez opened in 2005, Bernstein will soon debut the Seagrape, a Floridian brasserie in the city&rsquos swish new Thompson Miami Beach. _______________________________________________________

SHOP THE STORY: Thompson Miami Beach On Sale _______________________________________________________

Plenty of restaurants pay lip service to buzzwords like &ldquofarm-to-table,&rdquo but Bernstein&rsquos delivers. She commissioned several farmers in South Florida to grow specific products for the menu, which is heavy on seasonal vegetables and local seafood. Bernstein&rsquos favorite items on the menu include house-made squid ink buccatini, and salt-encrusted whole Florida snapper.

The Seagrape is also something of a homecoming for the Miami native. &ldquoI&rsquom returning to the beach after more than a decade,&rdquo she enthuses. Bernstein previously helmed Azul, an award-winning fusion restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Biscayne Bay. Bernstein likes the Thompson&rsquos location on Collins Avenue, calling it &ldquoan emerging area away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach.&rdquo

When the restaurant and hotel open on November 21, they&rsquoll bring considerable panache to mid-Miami Beach. Design firm Martin Brudnizki, creators of London&rsquos buzzy Dean Street Townhouse, give interiors a breezy, beach house vibe &ndash provided your beach house occupies a 1940-era Art Deco skyscraper, and comes fitted with Sferra linens and Frette bathrobes.

The Seagrape has terrazzo floors and Gio Ponti-esque chairs upholstered in yellow leather. It&rsquos no Malaysian milk crate, but we suppose it&rsquoll do.


Chef Michelle Bernstein Goes Back to the Beach

Emily Saladino is a journalist and recipe developer in New York City. She has covered food, drinks, travel, and culture for Bloomberg, BBC, Travel + Leisure, and others. A former professional cook, she graduated from the International Culinary Center. She is currently the Editor in Chief of VinePair.

Trash can be treasure. It&rsquos a lesson James Beard award-winning, Bobby Flay-besting Iron Chef Michelle Bernstein knows well. And it&rsquos one she learned sitting on milk crates in Malaysia at 2 am eating street food with her mother. &ldquoWe ate fish head curry, hot goat&rsquos milk and flatbread made in a hollowed-out garbage can.&rdquo

These days, Miami&rsquos hottest chef stays closer to home. In addition to an overhaul of Michy&rsquos, the critically lauded restaurant she and husband David Martinez opened in 2005, Bernstein will soon debut the Seagrape, a Floridian brasserie in the city&rsquos swish new Thompson Miami Beach. _______________________________________________________

SHOP THE STORY: Thompson Miami Beach On Sale _______________________________________________________

Plenty of restaurants pay lip service to buzzwords like &ldquofarm-to-table,&rdquo but Bernstein&rsquos delivers. She commissioned several farmers in South Florida to grow specific products for the menu, which is heavy on seasonal vegetables and local seafood. Bernstein&rsquos favorite items on the menu include house-made squid ink buccatini, and salt-encrusted whole Florida snapper.

The Seagrape is also something of a homecoming for the Miami native. &ldquoI&rsquom returning to the beach after more than a decade,&rdquo she enthuses. Bernstein previously helmed Azul, an award-winning fusion restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Biscayne Bay. Bernstein likes the Thompson&rsquos location on Collins Avenue, calling it &ldquoan emerging area away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach.&rdquo

When the restaurant and hotel open on November 21, they&rsquoll bring considerable panache to mid-Miami Beach. Design firm Martin Brudnizki, creators of London&rsquos buzzy Dean Street Townhouse, give interiors a breezy, beach house vibe &ndash provided your beach house occupies a 1940-era Art Deco skyscraper, and comes fitted with Sferra linens and Frette bathrobes.

The Seagrape has terrazzo floors and Gio Ponti-esque chairs upholstered in yellow leather. It&rsquos no Malaysian milk crate, but we suppose it&rsquoll do.


Chef Michelle Bernstein Goes Back to the Beach

Emily Saladino is a journalist and recipe developer in New York City. She has covered food, drinks, travel, and culture for Bloomberg, BBC, Travel + Leisure, and others. A former professional cook, she graduated from the International Culinary Center. She is currently the Editor in Chief of VinePair.

Trash can be treasure. It&rsquos a lesson James Beard award-winning, Bobby Flay-besting Iron Chef Michelle Bernstein knows well. And it&rsquos one she learned sitting on milk crates in Malaysia at 2 am eating street food with her mother. &ldquoWe ate fish head curry, hot goat&rsquos milk and flatbread made in a hollowed-out garbage can.&rdquo

These days, Miami&rsquos hottest chef stays closer to home. In addition to an overhaul of Michy&rsquos, the critically lauded restaurant she and husband David Martinez opened in 2005, Bernstein will soon debut the Seagrape, a Floridian brasserie in the city&rsquos swish new Thompson Miami Beach. _______________________________________________________

SHOP THE STORY: Thompson Miami Beach On Sale _______________________________________________________

Plenty of restaurants pay lip service to buzzwords like &ldquofarm-to-table,&rdquo but Bernstein&rsquos delivers. She commissioned several farmers in South Florida to grow specific products for the menu, which is heavy on seasonal vegetables and local seafood. Bernstein&rsquos favorite items on the menu include house-made squid ink buccatini, and salt-encrusted whole Florida snapper.

The Seagrape is also something of a homecoming for the Miami native. &ldquoI&rsquom returning to the beach after more than a decade,&rdquo she enthuses. Bernstein previously helmed Azul, an award-winning fusion restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Biscayne Bay. Bernstein likes the Thompson&rsquos location on Collins Avenue, calling it &ldquoan emerging area away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach.&rdquo

When the restaurant and hotel open on November 21, they&rsquoll bring considerable panache to mid-Miami Beach. Design firm Martin Brudnizki, creators of London&rsquos buzzy Dean Street Townhouse, give interiors a breezy, beach house vibe &ndash provided your beach house occupies a 1940-era Art Deco skyscraper, and comes fitted with Sferra linens and Frette bathrobes.

The Seagrape has terrazzo floors and Gio Ponti-esque chairs upholstered in yellow leather. It&rsquos no Malaysian milk crate, but we suppose it&rsquoll do.


Chef Michelle Bernstein Goes Back to the Beach

Emily Saladino is a journalist and recipe developer in New York City. She has covered food, drinks, travel, and culture for Bloomberg, BBC, Travel + Leisure, and others. A former professional cook, she graduated from the International Culinary Center. She is currently the Editor in Chief of VinePair.

Trash can be treasure. It&rsquos a lesson James Beard award-winning, Bobby Flay-besting Iron Chef Michelle Bernstein knows well. And it&rsquos one she learned sitting on milk crates in Malaysia at 2 am eating street food with her mother. &ldquoWe ate fish head curry, hot goat&rsquos milk and flatbread made in a hollowed-out garbage can.&rdquo

These days, Miami&rsquos hottest chef stays closer to home. In addition to an overhaul of Michy&rsquos, the critically lauded restaurant she and husband David Martinez opened in 2005, Bernstein will soon debut the Seagrape, a Floridian brasserie in the city&rsquos swish new Thompson Miami Beach. _______________________________________________________

SHOP THE STORY: Thompson Miami Beach On Sale _______________________________________________________

Plenty of restaurants pay lip service to buzzwords like &ldquofarm-to-table,&rdquo but Bernstein&rsquos delivers. She commissioned several farmers in South Florida to grow specific products for the menu, which is heavy on seasonal vegetables and local seafood. Bernstein&rsquos favorite items on the menu include house-made squid ink buccatini, and salt-encrusted whole Florida snapper.

The Seagrape is also something of a homecoming for the Miami native. &ldquoI&rsquom returning to the beach after more than a decade,&rdquo she enthuses. Bernstein previously helmed Azul, an award-winning fusion restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Biscayne Bay. Bernstein likes the Thompson&rsquos location on Collins Avenue, calling it &ldquoan emerging area away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach.&rdquo

When the restaurant and hotel open on November 21, they&rsquoll bring considerable panache to mid-Miami Beach. Design firm Martin Brudnizki, creators of London&rsquos buzzy Dean Street Townhouse, give interiors a breezy, beach house vibe &ndash provided your beach house occupies a 1940-era Art Deco skyscraper, and comes fitted with Sferra linens and Frette bathrobes.

The Seagrape has terrazzo floors and Gio Ponti-esque chairs upholstered in yellow leather. It&rsquos no Malaysian milk crate, but we suppose it&rsquoll do.


Chef Michelle Bernstein Goes Back to the Beach

Emily Saladino is a journalist and recipe developer in New York City. She has covered food, drinks, travel, and culture for Bloomberg, BBC, Travel + Leisure, and others. A former professional cook, she graduated from the International Culinary Center. She is currently the Editor in Chief of VinePair.

Trash can be treasure. It&rsquos a lesson James Beard award-winning, Bobby Flay-besting Iron Chef Michelle Bernstein knows well. And it&rsquos one she learned sitting on milk crates in Malaysia at 2 am eating street food with her mother. &ldquoWe ate fish head curry, hot goat&rsquos milk and flatbread made in a hollowed-out garbage can.&rdquo

These days, Miami&rsquos hottest chef stays closer to home. In addition to an overhaul of Michy&rsquos, the critically lauded restaurant she and husband David Martinez opened in 2005, Bernstein will soon debut the Seagrape, a Floridian brasserie in the city&rsquos swish new Thompson Miami Beach. _______________________________________________________

SHOP THE STORY: Thompson Miami Beach On Sale _______________________________________________________

Plenty of restaurants pay lip service to buzzwords like &ldquofarm-to-table,&rdquo but Bernstein&rsquos delivers. She commissioned several farmers in South Florida to grow specific products for the menu, which is heavy on seasonal vegetables and local seafood. Bernstein&rsquos favorite items on the menu include house-made squid ink buccatini, and salt-encrusted whole Florida snapper.

The Seagrape is also something of a homecoming for the Miami native. &ldquoI&rsquom returning to the beach after more than a decade,&rdquo she enthuses. Bernstein previously helmed Azul, an award-winning fusion restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Biscayne Bay. Bernstein likes the Thompson&rsquos location on Collins Avenue, calling it &ldquoan emerging area away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach.&rdquo

When the restaurant and hotel open on November 21, they&rsquoll bring considerable panache to mid-Miami Beach. Design firm Martin Brudnizki, creators of London&rsquos buzzy Dean Street Townhouse, give interiors a breezy, beach house vibe &ndash provided your beach house occupies a 1940-era Art Deco skyscraper, and comes fitted with Sferra linens and Frette bathrobes.

The Seagrape has terrazzo floors and Gio Ponti-esque chairs upholstered in yellow leather. It&rsquos no Malaysian milk crate, but we suppose it&rsquoll do.


Chef Michelle Bernstein Goes Back to the Beach

Emily Saladino is a journalist and recipe developer in New York City. She has covered food, drinks, travel, and culture for Bloomberg, BBC, Travel + Leisure, and others. A former professional cook, she graduated from the International Culinary Center. She is currently the Editor in Chief of VinePair.

Trash can be treasure. It&rsquos a lesson James Beard award-winning, Bobby Flay-besting Iron Chef Michelle Bernstein knows well. And it&rsquos one she learned sitting on milk crates in Malaysia at 2 am eating street food with her mother. &ldquoWe ate fish head curry, hot goat&rsquos milk and flatbread made in a hollowed-out garbage can.&rdquo

These days, Miami&rsquos hottest chef stays closer to home. In addition to an overhaul of Michy&rsquos, the critically lauded restaurant she and husband David Martinez opened in 2005, Bernstein will soon debut the Seagrape, a Floridian brasserie in the city&rsquos swish new Thompson Miami Beach. _______________________________________________________

SHOP THE STORY: Thompson Miami Beach On Sale _______________________________________________________

Plenty of restaurants pay lip service to buzzwords like &ldquofarm-to-table,&rdquo but Bernstein&rsquos delivers. She commissioned several farmers in South Florida to grow specific products for the menu, which is heavy on seasonal vegetables and local seafood. Bernstein&rsquos favorite items on the menu include house-made squid ink buccatini, and salt-encrusted whole Florida snapper.

The Seagrape is also something of a homecoming for the Miami native. &ldquoI&rsquom returning to the beach after more than a decade,&rdquo she enthuses. Bernstein previously helmed Azul, an award-winning fusion restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Biscayne Bay. Bernstein likes the Thompson&rsquos location on Collins Avenue, calling it &ldquoan emerging area away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach.&rdquo

When the restaurant and hotel open on November 21, they&rsquoll bring considerable panache to mid-Miami Beach. Design firm Martin Brudnizki, creators of London&rsquos buzzy Dean Street Townhouse, give interiors a breezy, beach house vibe &ndash provided your beach house occupies a 1940-era Art Deco skyscraper, and comes fitted with Sferra linens and Frette bathrobes.

The Seagrape has terrazzo floors and Gio Ponti-esque chairs upholstered in yellow leather. It&rsquos no Malaysian milk crate, but we suppose it&rsquoll do.


Chef Michelle Bernstein Goes Back to the Beach

Emily Saladino is a journalist and recipe developer in New York City. She has covered food, drinks, travel, and culture for Bloomberg, BBC, Travel + Leisure, and others. A former professional cook, she graduated from the International Culinary Center. She is currently the Editor in Chief of VinePair.

Trash can be treasure. It&rsquos a lesson James Beard award-winning, Bobby Flay-besting Iron Chef Michelle Bernstein knows well. And it&rsquos one she learned sitting on milk crates in Malaysia at 2 am eating street food with her mother. &ldquoWe ate fish head curry, hot goat&rsquos milk and flatbread made in a hollowed-out garbage can.&rdquo

These days, Miami&rsquos hottest chef stays closer to home. In addition to an overhaul of Michy&rsquos, the critically lauded restaurant she and husband David Martinez opened in 2005, Bernstein will soon debut the Seagrape, a Floridian brasserie in the city&rsquos swish new Thompson Miami Beach. _______________________________________________________

SHOP THE STORY: Thompson Miami Beach On Sale _______________________________________________________

Plenty of restaurants pay lip service to buzzwords like &ldquofarm-to-table,&rdquo but Bernstein&rsquos delivers. She commissioned several farmers in South Florida to grow specific products for the menu, which is heavy on seasonal vegetables and local seafood. Bernstein&rsquos favorite items on the menu include house-made squid ink buccatini, and salt-encrusted whole Florida snapper.

The Seagrape is also something of a homecoming for the Miami native. &ldquoI&rsquom returning to the beach after more than a decade,&rdquo she enthuses. Bernstein previously helmed Azul, an award-winning fusion restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Biscayne Bay. Bernstein likes the Thompson&rsquos location on Collins Avenue, calling it &ldquoan emerging area away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach.&rdquo

When the restaurant and hotel open on November 21, they&rsquoll bring considerable panache to mid-Miami Beach. Design firm Martin Brudnizki, creators of London&rsquos buzzy Dean Street Townhouse, give interiors a breezy, beach house vibe &ndash provided your beach house occupies a 1940-era Art Deco skyscraper, and comes fitted with Sferra linens and Frette bathrobes.

The Seagrape has terrazzo floors and Gio Ponti-esque chairs upholstered in yellow leather. It&rsquos no Malaysian milk crate, but we suppose it&rsquoll do.


Chef Michelle Bernstein Goes Back to the Beach

Emily Saladino is a journalist and recipe developer in New York City. She has covered food, drinks, travel, and culture for Bloomberg, BBC, Travel + Leisure, and others. A former professional cook, she graduated from the International Culinary Center. She is currently the Editor in Chief of VinePair.

Trash can be treasure. It&rsquos a lesson James Beard award-winning, Bobby Flay-besting Iron Chef Michelle Bernstein knows well. And it&rsquos one she learned sitting on milk crates in Malaysia at 2 am eating street food with her mother. &ldquoWe ate fish head curry, hot goat&rsquos milk and flatbread made in a hollowed-out garbage can.&rdquo

These days, Miami&rsquos hottest chef stays closer to home. In addition to an overhaul of Michy&rsquos, the critically lauded restaurant she and husband David Martinez opened in 2005, Bernstein will soon debut the Seagrape, a Floridian brasserie in the city&rsquos swish new Thompson Miami Beach. _______________________________________________________

SHOP THE STORY: Thompson Miami Beach On Sale _______________________________________________________

Plenty of restaurants pay lip service to buzzwords like &ldquofarm-to-table,&rdquo but Bernstein&rsquos delivers. She commissioned several farmers in South Florida to grow specific products for the menu, which is heavy on seasonal vegetables and local seafood. Bernstein&rsquos favorite items on the menu include house-made squid ink buccatini, and salt-encrusted whole Florida snapper.

The Seagrape is also something of a homecoming for the Miami native. &ldquoI&rsquom returning to the beach after more than a decade,&rdquo she enthuses. Bernstein previously helmed Azul, an award-winning fusion restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Biscayne Bay. Bernstein likes the Thompson&rsquos location on Collins Avenue, calling it &ldquoan emerging area away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach.&rdquo

When the restaurant and hotel open on November 21, they&rsquoll bring considerable panache to mid-Miami Beach. Design firm Martin Brudnizki, creators of London&rsquos buzzy Dean Street Townhouse, give interiors a breezy, beach house vibe &ndash provided your beach house occupies a 1940-era Art Deco skyscraper, and comes fitted with Sferra linens and Frette bathrobes.

The Seagrape has terrazzo floors and Gio Ponti-esque chairs upholstered in yellow leather. It&rsquos no Malaysian milk crate, but we suppose it&rsquoll do.


Chef Michelle Bernstein Goes Back to the Beach

Emily Saladino is a journalist and recipe developer in New York City. She has covered food, drinks, travel, and culture for Bloomberg, BBC, Travel + Leisure, and others. A former professional cook, she graduated from the International Culinary Center. She is currently the Editor in Chief of VinePair.

Trash can be treasure. It&rsquos a lesson James Beard award-winning, Bobby Flay-besting Iron Chef Michelle Bernstein knows well. And it&rsquos one she learned sitting on milk crates in Malaysia at 2 am eating street food with her mother. &ldquoWe ate fish head curry, hot goat&rsquos milk and flatbread made in a hollowed-out garbage can.&rdquo

These days, Miami&rsquos hottest chef stays closer to home. In addition to an overhaul of Michy&rsquos, the critically lauded restaurant she and husband David Martinez opened in 2005, Bernstein will soon debut the Seagrape, a Floridian brasserie in the city&rsquos swish new Thompson Miami Beach. _______________________________________________________

SHOP THE STORY: Thompson Miami Beach On Sale _______________________________________________________

Plenty of restaurants pay lip service to buzzwords like &ldquofarm-to-table,&rdquo but Bernstein&rsquos delivers. She commissioned several farmers in South Florida to grow specific products for the menu, which is heavy on seasonal vegetables and local seafood. Bernstein&rsquos favorite items on the menu include house-made squid ink buccatini, and salt-encrusted whole Florida snapper.

The Seagrape is also something of a homecoming for the Miami native. &ldquoI&rsquom returning to the beach after more than a decade,&rdquo she enthuses. Bernstein previously helmed Azul, an award-winning fusion restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Biscayne Bay. Bernstein likes the Thompson&rsquos location on Collins Avenue, calling it &ldquoan emerging area away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach.&rdquo

When the restaurant and hotel open on November 21, they&rsquoll bring considerable panache to mid-Miami Beach. Design firm Martin Brudnizki, creators of London&rsquos buzzy Dean Street Townhouse, give interiors a breezy, beach house vibe &ndash provided your beach house occupies a 1940-era Art Deco skyscraper, and comes fitted with Sferra linens and Frette bathrobes.

The Seagrape has terrazzo floors and Gio Ponti-esque chairs upholstered in yellow leather. It&rsquos no Malaysian milk crate, but we suppose it&rsquoll do.