First Look: Biscayne Tavern

—LIANA LOZADA | April 9, 2013 | The Latest Homepage Latest

China Grill Management restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow will open a new Downtown Miami gastropub, Biscayne Tavern, inside the recently unveiled B2 hotel on April 17. The 90-seat spot was designed with low lighting and rustic wood accents to be a casual hangout with HD TVs, chalkboard beer specials, and a kitchen stocked with plenty of organic, local, and sustainable ingredients. Manning that last effort is executive chef Will Biscoe, who last worked for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant will focus on comfort food, with sandwiches like a Florida grass fed beef burger and a pastrami bacon Reuben on grilled rye bread, and mains like duck shepherd’s pie in a twice-baked potato. Other menu highlights include fried oysters with Rockefeller dip; a selection of sliders filled with everything from braised short rib to blue crab cakes; and a dressed up meatloaf with blue cheese smashed potatoes and mushroom gravy, as well as daily specials like veal and duck foie gras schnitzel on Thursdays and rigatoni with Sunday gravy on Sundays.

And in addition to a solid selection of craft brews, more than a few of which are sourced from Florida breweries, like Ft. Lauderdale’s Native Brewing, the tavern will offer daily beer specials, too. Just look for the chalkboard menu. 146 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-358-4555

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