Touted by Condé Nast Traveler as one of “Miami’s Buzziest Restaurants”, Meat Market, the contemporary South Beach steakhouse by restaurateur David Tornek and acclaimed chef Sean Brasel, both formerly of Touch, has proven to remain a bustling hot spot for celebrities, local foodies and Miami Beach’s trendsetters. The 4,400 square-foot, 180-seat indoor/outdoor eatery is a truly contemporary steakhouse, boasting a sophisticated ambiance sizzling with New York City style energy, a happening bar scene, and a savvy menu featuring prime cuts of beef, wonderful fish, seafood and poultry dishes and a wide range of price points geared to draw both locals and visitors.
“We wanted to bring the American steakhouse into the 21st century,” says Chef Brasel, who co-owns Meat Market with Tornek and was known for his creative American fare at Touch. “We believe Meat Market offers foodies and steak lovers a much needed fine dining destination on Lincoln Road mall,” Brasel notes.
With its fresh, contemporary take on typical steakhouse design, the dining room dazzles. Masculine distressed woods with metal rivets are softened by gentle feminine accents such as iridescent metallic wall tiles, pony hair wall panels in a cool cream color and a pristine terrazzo floor. Golden fabrics and polished nickel add warmth and sparkle, while – lining the center of the room – custom made embossed white leather banquettes flanking end-block wooden tables, create a dramatic effect. Above, stunning Lucite fins stretch across the ceiling, carrying a wave of flame colored lights that cascade down the back wall, washing the room in subtle crimson hues that mix delightfully with rows of golden glass candles. The clever lighting creates a magnificent glow, making guests look and feel as stunning as the room. Demanding attention, are three floor-to-ceiling wine display cases with reflecting infinity mirrors. A semi private area with four chef tables seating up to six each on plush brown leather sofas, taupe colored wood arches overhead and a wall decoration of curtain-like gold metal chains encasing wine corks, sits across from the kitchen where guests can peer through the golden stained glass and see Chef Brasel in action.