The schmuck who greased the maitre d’s palm into your reservation slot. The I’ve-drunk-my-rent-at-the-bar-waiting-to-be-seated scenario.
One more It restaurant and you’re ready to throw in the napkin.
Set the scene for a better dining experience at Charles St., a neighborhood gem opening this Friday.
Parked on the ground floor at Boulan South Beach, the welcoming space has clean, neutral-toned banquettes and tables and bistro fare by chef Wolfgang Birk (Maso Hospitality Group). Menu standouts include almond-crusted crab cakes, grilled flatbreads, beet salad with warm goat cheese, chicken pot pie with black truffles, and all-day breakfast. Save room for warm crepes and passion fruit desserts.
Or beeline to the lengthy bar for craft cocktails and late-night snacks like salmon sliders.
Soon, everyone will know your name.
Charles St., 2000 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (305-763-8983 or charlesstmiami.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Charles St.