Spike Mendelsohn's newest restaurant will be in sunny Miami at the upcoming The Hall boutique hotel. Mendelsohn's first-ever Miami restaurant, Sunny's, will be a casual courtyard venue inspired by the seaside cafes and beach bars the chef has visited in his travels.
On the menu are entrees like a Gulf Coast grilled grouper "reuben" made with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Thousand Island and Cajun seasoning on marble rye and the Lifeguard Focaccia Myrtos Beach-Style, made with cherry tomatoes, feta, dried oregano, and Greek olive oil. The Jersey Shore Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwich involves ham, American cheese, a sunny-side up egg and root vegetables on a bulky roll.
Designed by Robert McKinley, Sunny’s is going to be a bit rustic with natural, hand-crafted wood tables, all-weather chairs made from reclaimed rebar and a Florida keystone main countertop. The restaurant is named after Mendelsohn's grandfather.
Mendelsohn will also create a menu that will be served at Campton Yard, the hotel’s backyard bar and outdoor lounge area. Made-to-order brick-oven pizzas are first on the agenda at Campton Yard. The Hall is slated to open in late summer 2015, according to a press release.