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Ken Lyon The Cape Cod Room The man, the myth, the legend. We exaggerate only a bit about the renowned restaurateur, who wooed us first with Fratelli Lyon (and his catering company, Lyon + Lyon) and sealed the deal this year with his charmingly retro New England seafood resto.
Originally published November 3, 2009
The Cape Cod Room Restaurant Opens
You wouldn’t want to join any club that would have you as a member.
Inside the infamously private The Bath Club, The Cape Cod Room opens tomorrow for dinner. Revealing the retro space to the public is Fratelli Lyon’s Ken Lyon, who splashed his New England roots all over the seafood-laden menu.
Addictive corn bread sets the stage for starters like clam chowder, Wellfleet oysters, and crab cakes. Northern staples like codfish, Nantucket bay scallops, and gray sole arrive daily. Lobster makes a welcome showing in potpie and Provincetown seafood stew. And the to-die-for Indian pudding dessert recalls homemade pumpkin pie.
From the grand arched windows and pale blue chairs to the lavish powder room and impressive foyer, the decor harks back to Miami’s Sinatra-filled past.
You’ll be president of the fan club.
The Cape Cod Room, inside The Bath Club, 5937 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (305-864-1262).
Photo: Courtesy of John B Gynell