Lobster Bar Sea Grille Joins Miami Beach Restaurant Scene
By Laura Carson Miller
“I am very excited to bring this restaurant to South Beach,” said Buckhead Life’s Founder and CEO, I. Pano Karatassos. “From the atmosphere, to the menu and service, this restaurant will be extraordinary, with the energy and culture of Miami Beach.” Having had his eye on South Beach for a while, when space in this iconic building on Washington Avenue became available he jumped at the chance to bring the Lobster Bar Sea Grille to life. It is the newest concept from the national award-winning Buckhead Life Restaurant Group of Atlanta, Georgia, and owners of the popular Chops Lobster Bar and City Fish Market in Boca Raton and sister restaurant Lobster Bar Sea Grille in Fort Lauderdale.
The culinary team Lobster Bar Sea Grille is headed up by Executive Chef Arturo Paz and the menu offers four signature categories: Live Lobster Experience, Whole Fish Experience, USDA Prime Signature Steaks, and Unique Seafood Specialties & Appetizers. A secret source told me the Chili Lobster is quickly becoming a local favorite.
Along with the fabulous fare, prepare to be wowed by the design of the restaurant both inside and out. Karatassos worked with Bill Johnson of The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry and Oliver Carter of Oliver Carter and Associates to create a stunning and unforgettable atmosphere. At the entrance to the dining room, a white Thassos marble ice display showcases each day’s catch. The dining room features soft white herringbone subway tiled walls and arched ceilings – a signature for Buckhead Life and reminiscent of the famous Oyster Bar in New York City’s Grand Central Station. Warm custom lighting creates an intimate and inviting ambience. Just off the main dining room is a Honduran mahogany paneled private board room that can accommodate up to 20 guests and a large private dining room for 100 guests. Principle designer and award winning architect, Bill Johnson, noted, “The design is timeless and packed full of energy.”
The vibrant spacious lounge has a white Carrara communal marble bar top and three exquisite one-of-a-kind led crystal chandeliers, custom-made to resemble light house lenses. Adjacent to the lounge is a fully covered outdoor patio with cushioned furniture, ideal for cocktails and light dining.
Lobster Bar Sea Grille will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. For more information, please visit buckheadrestaurants.com or call 355.377.2675.