Construction has been completed in time for a February opening for Cote Miami, a New York City-based Michelin-starred restaurant that blends the flavors of Korean barbecue with the prime cuts of an American steakhouse. The highly anticipated dining destination is opening at the corner of 39th Street and NE 2nd Avenue in the Miami Design District.
Designed by architecture studio MNDPC, the 5,892-square-foot, 100-plus seat dining room will offer its signature interactive experience, in which each table is inlaid with bespoke, state-of-the-art smokeless charcoal grills for cuts to be cooked to perfection by Cote’s experienced servers. The smokeless grills are verified by safety certification programs world-wide and are known for ventilating air 6.6 times more frequently per hour compared to a standard restaurant.
The décor features blue chip modern art pieces, an oval-shaped bar celebrated in New York for its “see and be seen” allure and a red light dry-aging room. There are two private dining spaces: the ultra-exclusive Simon’s Room and the PK Room, an ode to the developer T.V. Moore (nicknamed the “Pineapple King”), who turned his pineapple farm in the 1920s into the neighborhood known today as the Miami Design District.
“Our team was honored to have been selected as the general contractor for this highly sought-after Michelin-starred concept,” said Robyn Raphael-Dynan, president of general contractor RCC Associates, which built the restaurant. “It’s rewarding to have been part of the team bringing the renowned restaurant to fruition in Miami, partnering with COTE’s talented and respected proprietor and hospitality visionary Simon Kim and Executive Chef David Shim, along with their design and operations teams.”
As general contractor, the RCC team is responsible for the project management, coordination, construction progress documentation and all construction and work-site management of the build-out, including delivering the project on schedule and within budget.