2024 – Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay today announced the launch of its new restaurant, Gold Coast Kitchen + Cocktails – a coastal cuisine concept featuring seasonal menu items, a citrus-forward menu of handcrafted drinks, and a curated selection of white, rosé, and sparkling wines. Influenced by the bold international flavors of Miami, the new bayfront dining experience is being led by widely-respected Executive Chef, Craig Tooker.

Located alongside the waterfront on the ground floor of the hotel, the elevated outlet features a bright, contemporary Streamline Moderne interior, and seasonal breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus that showcase locally sourced ingredients. Offering indoor and outdoor waterfront views, patio seating, and special monthly events, the new restaurant is part of Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay’s recently completed multimillion-dollar renovation and is under the direction of Executive Chef Craig Tooker and Executive Sous Chef Yatóne Still.

Gold Coast’s dinner menu highlights shared plates such as swordfish crudo, beet cured salmon, and goat cheese + artichoke croquettes; mains such as pompano with parsnip puree and relish served with PEI mussel mousseline, and hanger steak served with crispy fries, caramelized onions and shallots with chive butter; and sides such as cannelloni beans with chorizo, and braised red cabbage. Lunch offers a selection of raw, cured, and chilled options, along with elevated handhelds, flatbreads, and salads. For breakfast by the bay, diners can choose from egg specialties like a smoked salmon omelet or pork belly benedict; healthy alternatives such as egg white frittata or avocado toast; and sweet indulgences like tres leche french toast.

The restaurant offers a diverse array of libations to satisfy all taste buds. The bar features several locally-crafted brews, including Laces IPA, La Rubia Blonde Ale, La Playita Pilner, La Tropical Nativo Key, among others. Additionally, guests can enjoy a selection of house wines and signature craft cocktails, including the El Bandito (tequila, mezcal, chile liqueur & pama liquor) and the Old Cuban (rum, lime, mint, demerara sugar, bitters, prosecco). As part of its tremendous selection, Gold Coast Kitchen + Cocktails places a special focus on a variety of high-quality tequilas, aged whiskeys, and spirits – including an award-winning Kentucky Straight Bourbon Barrel 1792 through Marriott’s Gold Standard Barrel Allocation Bourbon Program.

“We are ecstatic to unveil Gold Coast Kitchen + Cocktails as a distinctive addition to Miami’s culinary scene for your next special occasion,” said Julissa Kepner, general manager of Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. “With Chef Craig Tooker leading our culinary team, guests can expect a delightful and immersive dining experience that celebrates the richness of our local ingredients with the incredible backdrop of our beautiful Biscayne Bay.”

“I am excited to bring a unique culinary experience to Gold Coast Kitchen + Cocktails,” Chef Tooker added. “My vision was to create a menu that not only appeals to our guests but also becomes a destination for locals seeking exceptional dining. It’s my commitment to elevate our restaurant to a standard of excellence that Miami can be proud of.”

For more information on Gold Coast Kitchen + Cocktails, or reservations, please visit www.goldcoastkitchenandcocktails.com or call 305-536-6410.