New Eateries with Staying Power
By Victoria Pesce Elliott
FROM LEFT: Yardbird Southern Table & Bar; The Dutch
Good, straightforward food, it turns out, is only part of the equation. Über-hot New York chef Andrew Carmellini just opened The Dutch, a fantastically unfussy concept of locally sourced American fare at the W South Beach that seems to be doing quite well. Classics also charm at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, where telegenic Top Chef contender, executive chef, and partner Jeff McInnis, formerly of Gigi, puts out exceptionally good Southern fare, including ridiculously delicious fried chicken. Big chefs are also lending their talents to satellite projects, such as Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh, Geoffrey Zakarian at Tudor House, and (according to rumor) chef John DeLucie at The Marlin Hotel.
photographs by greg clark (villa mayfair); darren trentacosta (the dutch, tudor house); Bill Wisser (Yardbird); tracey-ann jarrett (yardbird interior); karyn r. millet (spaghetti); courtesy of scarpetta miami beach (scarpetta)