GROOT HOSPITALITY IS AT IT AGAIN, INTRODUCING ITS LATEST CULINARY PARTNERSHIP WITH BAD BUNNY.
The A5 wagyu hot stone is one of the restaurant’s signature dishes. PHOTO BY: LIBBY VISION
Taking decadence by the reins, Groot Hospitality has introduced its latest concept to Miami’s Brickell neighborhood in partnership with reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny—Gekkō. A Japanese-inspired steakhouse with an adjacent lounge area, you can expect to find all of the outrageous ingredients one could imagine at this celebrity hot spot, including the finest cuts of wagyu beef, elevated sushi offerings and chophouse staples with a luxe twist, such as the tiger prawn cocktail; wedge salad topped with smoked bacon and yuzu buttermilk ranch dressing; and Japanese milk bread with nori and miso butter.
The interior of the restaurant fuses Japanese design elements. PHOTO BY: MICHAEL STAVADIRIS
Translating to “moonlight” from Japanese, Gekkō attracts both culinary adventurers and night owls who want to enjoy the evening into the late hours in a hip and sultry setting amid Miami’s most beautiful residents.
As with all Groot Hospitality destinations, the decor is elevated and created with the intention of the ultimate photo moment. Designed by Rockwell Group, the space features rich, deep tones and elegant architecture complemented by a striking red dip-dyed rope installation that grounds the space. Find graphic wallcoverings and velvet drapery that add a sophisticated touch of sexiness lending to its nighttime atmosphere.
Fugu Kiss cocktail PHOTO BY: LIBBY VISION
On opening evening, guests ranging from David and Victoria Beckham to Derek Jeter, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, Future, Candice Swanepoel, Jake Paul and Devon Windsor, among others, all attended to support David Grutman and Bad Bunny on the celebratory affair.
Of his first restaurant endeavor, Bad Bunny shares, “Sitting down with friends to enjoy a good meal is one of the moments I value most. I am thrilled that I will now have a hand in creating this experience for others.” 8 SE Eighth St., Miami, @gekkomiami