Oyster bars have been showing up all over Miami as of late, but the clear leader of the pack is Downtown Miami’s Mignonette. Started by Blue Collar’s Danny Serfer and restaurant blogger and lawyer Ryan Roman, Mignonette channels a classic oyster bar in a laid-back modern setting.
Those who are familiar with Serfer and Roman know their “bromace” is one born of the digital age. Serfer followed Roman’s blog while in New York City and the two eventually connected over Twitter. Soon after, Roman started coming into Blue Collar and a friendship was formed. A few years later they decided to take their relationship to the next level — no, not that level — and opened Mignonette together in the summer of 2014.
While oysters are very much the star at Mignonette, with the day’s varieties displayed predominately on a board in the middle of the restaurant, the restaurant also carries plenty of fresh Florida seafood prepared every which way along with a veggie board made famous at Blue Collar. But if you aren’t a seafood fan, no need to fret, they made it a point to add non-seafood items to the menu like the prime rib and turkey dinner for those more carnivore inclined.
Want to find out how Roman inadvertently blew Serfer off? Or how they came up with their catch phrase #fuckingfancy? Find out all that and more in the video above.