Smith & Wollensky Miami Completes Major Renovation
On January 11, Smith & Wollensky celebrated 20 years in Miami and the completion of its extensive restaurant renovation, hosting a grand bash with some of Miami’s most notable names in the media and hospitality industry. Regarded in many circles as “America’s Steakhouse,” Smith & Wollensky showcased upgraded and modernized dining and private event spaces, an expanded indoor bar and lounge and its stunning new Overlook Deck; an uncovered second-story terrace that features breathtaking views of South Pointe Park plus a full bar, lounge and table seating. Guests can look forward to dining and live entertainment at the Overlook Deck on Thursday through Sunday evenings starting January 26th.
“We are so thrilled to debut Smith & Wollensky Miami’s new look,” said General Manager Henry Delgado. “The restaurant has the most beautiful views in South Beach and its new design will give everyone a front row seat. The uncovered upstairs deck and maximized water views create a magical setting for our loyal customers ”
Smith & Wollensky Miami is the company’s highest grossing restaurant and the second to undergo major renovations with the help of long-time collaborators Peter Niemitz Design Group and Shawmut Design and Construction, both based in Boston. The massive 22,000 square foot South Beach restaurant opened in 1997 and has served USDA Prime steaks and premium seafood to locals, celebrities and international tourists from around the globe, averaging nearly 170,000 guests. The upgrades have increased private event capacities, allowing for larger groups and partial buyouts. The first floor main bar has been transformed into an expansive racetrack marble-top bar with 36 seats spanning two full rooms, no longer divided by walls. Barstools, dining chairs and other furnishings have been modernized throughout with new textures and vibrant colors. Floors, wall coverings and lighting have been refinished and upgraded as well.
The upstairs dining rooms and private events spaces have been redesigned with new textures and finishes while the layout reconfigured to add flexibility in accommodating groups of varying sizes. This capacity opens up the indoor space to the newly renovated and expansive outdoor deck overlooking the Government Cut Channel – allowing for a versatile event setting with a private bar to service the area.
Smith & Wollensky thanks guests for their attendance and thanks event partners Ocean Drive Magazine, Breakthru Beverage Group and charity partners A Safe Haven for Newborns. A portion of event cash bar proceeds will benefit A Safe Haven for Newborns.
Check out a few renovation photos below and full event and renovation albums here.
About The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, Inc.
Since its establishment in 1977 as America’s classic steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky has been committed to delivering unparalleled hospitality and the best USDA Prime steaks, dry-aged for tenderness and flavor and hand cut on site daily. Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group is headquartered in Boston, Mass., and owns and operates seven iconic Smith & Wollensky locations in the US: Miami Beach; Chicago; Las Vegas; Columbus, Ohio; Houston; and two restaurants in Boston. The first international location is now open in London. The acclaimed wine list, rich ambiance and exceptional service are designed to provide guests with a truly memorable steakhouse experience. Smith & Wollensky has received numerous local and national awards, including the “Grand Award of Excellence” from WINE SPECTATOR® and the “Award of Excellence” from Distinguished Restaurants of North America. Check out Smith & Wollensky Miami Beach on Facebook at facebook.com/smithandwollenskymiami, Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group at facebook.com/smithandwollenskysteakhouse and Wollensky’s Grill Chicago at facebook.com/wollenskysgrillchicago.
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