New Yorkers always migrate our way during winter. But they’re usually old and have nothing to offer us other than the finger.
But there is one snowbird we’re happy to welcome: the much-anticipated (and hyped) The Dutch. From the guys behind the namesake Manhattan restaurant and celeb-adored Locanda Verde comes this innately hip eatery, which opened yesterday inside the W South Beach.
Chef Andrew Carmellini spent years in Miami, so the new space reflects his childhood memories of the city at a time when his grandfather ran The Surf Club: cream brick walls, gray and white marble, vintage Florida photography and prints, and an impressive whiskey collection.
Unlike its Northeastern brethren, The Dutch is open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. NY favorites like deep-fried oyster sandwiches and seasonal (to-die-for) pies share space with Miami-centric dishes like Florida red snapper.
There’s also a raw bar stocked with local shrimp, oysters, lobster, and stone crab.
Don’t pass it over.
The Dutch, 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (305-938-3111 or thedutchmiami.com).
Photo: Noah Fecks / Courtesy of The Dutch Miami