27 Restaurant & Bar, the long-awaited restaurant concept by the Bar Lab guys finally opens its doors to the public tonight, November 24.
Sitting right next door to The Broken Shaker, the restaurant is situated in an converted two-story house. The first floor holds the restaurant seating filled with plenty of mismatched tables and rustic Florida decor. The upstairs is a lounge with a full bar and numerous comfortable couches to lounge on before or after your meal.
While the guys have built their name on their stellar drink making capabilities, they know what they are doing in the food department as well. The menu is an ode to all the different flavors and cultures you find in Miami, featuring dishes from all over the world with South American, Caribbean and Middle Eastern influences. Some stand out items include Bubbie’s Latkes with house made sour cream; Elad’s Shakshuka a play on the classic “eggs in purgatory dish” with Homestead Eggs, Yousef Spices and Zak the Baker bread; Gabe’s Arepa Platter with house made arepas, ropa vieja, queso de mano and hogado; Local Daily Catch topped with a coconut-curry broth, Israeli couscous, and Avocado; and the Banana Puddin’ with house made mamey, vanilla and mamey ice cream and candied pepitas. Things couldn’t have ended sweeter with a boozy finale Clarified Rum Milk Punch and Cookies with sea salt.
But we all know it wouldn’t be a Bar Lab concept without plenty of cocktails and the menu features plenty of new libations such as the Up In Smoke with smoked strawberries, Ramazotti Amaro and Wild Turkey Rye Whiskey; Born to Ride with zucchini, fennel, St. Germain Liquer and Absolut Vodka; and the tiki-esque Walk This Way made with hibiscus orange water, passion fruit and creama sherry. A full line of mocktails, wine and beer are also available.
The restaurant is open nightly for dinner with lunch and weekend brunch service coming very soon. Until you make it in for yourself, check out all the drool worthy pictures below. We have a feeling this will be everyone’s new home away from home soon.