Seawell Fish N’ Oyster celebrates the best of coastal American sea fare with the appointment of a new culinary team. Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach welcomes Raymond Fiorello, Executive Chef, and Eric Kramer, General Manager, Restaurants, Bars and Events, to lead the culinary program for Seawell Fish N’ Oyster, Minnow Bar and Kimpton Angler’s.
Seawell Fish N’ Oyster’s newly appointed Executive Chef Raymond Fiorello brings nearly 30 years of experience in the kitchen to his current role, along with a flair for combining flavors and textures in novel ways to create memorable, palate-pleasing dishes. Together with General Manager Eric Kramer’s energy and experience, the two are also tapping the spirit and flavor of Miami by teaming with local purveyors, makers, and producers – from neighborhood breweries to bakeries – to create an unforgettable dining experience.
Under the direction of Kimpton Angler’s General Manager, Sinem Kaya, Fiorello and Kramer will drive the property’s new dining and cocktail offerings, debuting all-new dinner and brunch menus at Seawell Fish N’ Oyster, and a new bites menu at Minnow Bar, that feature innovative plays on the classics. The duo has also introduced a new pool deck menu and will be expanding the food and beverage offerings with a robust program that includes the following:
Seawell Fish N’ Oyster
Bottomless Bubby Brunch – Daily – 8:00am to 3:00pm – all-new menu
Oyster Hour – Wednesday through Saturday – 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Dinner / Seawell Bottles Overboard – Tuesday to Saturday – 5:00pm to 10:00pm – all-new menu
Grilling on the Patio – monthly – debuted August 25
Chef’s Table on The Breezeway (private dining experience) – coming soon
Happiest of Hours – Daily – 4:00pm to 6:00pm – all-new bites menu
Daily – 3:00pm to 10:00pm – all-new bites menu
All-new cocktail menu – coming soon
Daily – 11:00am to Sunset – all-new menu
Just in time for fall, the new menus at Seawell Fish N’ Oyster are a combination of tried-and-true classics taken up a notch, alongside inventive entrée selections that include finfish, shellfish, and non-seafood items. Together, they offer a broad range of flavors that appeal to all palates. Adding a fresh touch and bright flavors to each dish, are homegrown herbs from Kimpton Angler’s Breezeway Garden, curated by Little River Cooperative, a multidisciplinary farming project based in Miami’s Redland agricultural district.
Seawell’s new dinner menu includes such dishes as Coquille Aquahile (sea scallop, serrano chile, kumquat, avocado, cilantro); Jersey Style Jump Lump Crab Cakes (with Old Bay fries, chipotle mayo, seasonal vegetables); and Bacon-&-Eggs (Southern deviled eggs, crisp pork belly, spicy pepper jelly glaze).
Meanwhile, on the new brunch menu, sweet meets savory with dishes like Cannoli Cream Stuffed French Toast with Amaretto Syrup; Bodega Bagel Sandwich (fried egg, griddled ham, pepperjack, jalapeño cheddar bagel by Bagel Max, and potatoes); and Acai Bowl with Mixed Berries, House Made Granola, Bananas, Toasted Coconut and Honey.
“While the approachable, coastal food favorites that have made Seawell Fish N’ Oyster a North of Fifth Washington Avenue favorite remain the focus, the new vision for the restaurant is to get creative with our fresh fish and shellfish selections and present a menu where each dish – from appetizers to entrees – is a specialty of the house,” said Fiorello. “Seafood should be savored, and I look forward to incorporating Miami’s virtually endless array of local and international influences into everything we do to bring seafood dining to a whole new level.”
Added Kramer, “Seawell Fish N’ Oyster has an unmistakable vibe that is sophisticated, yet relaxed and inviting, making it the perfect place to enjoy a casual afternoon of cocktails and oysters with friends, or an evening celebration where the conversation comes easy with each beautifully presented course. With Miami Beach as our backdrop, I look forward to working alongside Chef Fiorello to create a dining experience across the restaurant, bar and hotel that is exciting, fun, and inspired.”
About Raymond Fiorello, Executive Chef – Chef Raymond Fiorello is an accomplished chef recognized for his artful ability to blend the highest quality seasonal ingredients with superior technique and creative composition. A self-described perfectionist, Fiorello has spent much of his career developing menus and recipes as Executive Chef for restaurants, hotels, and conference centers in destinations best-known for their seafood offerings, including Baltimore’s Kimpton Monaco; Roosters Southern Kitchen in North Carolina; New York City’s Po’ Restaurant (where he had an opportunity to work alongside Chef Mario Batali); and the Doral Forrestal Conference Center in New Jersey near Chesapeake Bay. Throughout, Fiorello’s responsibilities have included all facets of restaurant management and food production, from menu planning to banquets to concepting. A graduate of the New York Institute of Culinary Education, Chef Fiorello has been cooking professionally for almost 30 years. He looks forward to celebrating seafood with the abundance of flavors and influences only found in Miami to make Seawell Fish N’ Oyster a stand-out among the destination’s best of the best.
About Eric Kramer, General Manager, Restaurant, Bar and Events – Eric Kramer joins Kimpton Angler’s following close to three years as Director of Food & Beverage at Kimpton’s The Shore Break Resort – Pacific Hideaway in Huntington Beach California. Kramer graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Throughout his 20+ years in the food and beverage industry, Eric has worked with such acclaimed concepts as TAO Group/Dream Downtown Hotel and Hakkasan Group in New York, and Sushi Samba Group in Miami. Kramer was also a partner in the opening of Bounce Sporting Club in Chicago before fully embarking on his hospitality career. Kramer is excited to bring his wide range of experiences – from high volume craft beverage programs to managing culinary programs at Michelin-star venues – to Kimpton Angler’s as he looks to make Seawell Fish N’ Oyster and Minnow Bar industry-leading destinations in Miami Beach.
Seawell Fish N’ Oyster: The Experience – With both indoor and outdoor seating available, Seawell Fish N’ Oyster’s inviting entrance is adorned with lush, green foliage surrounding the 16-seat covered patio that leads to the interior dining room. Black and white striped awnings and stringed lights cover the outdoor patio paired with teak tables, canvas director chairs and floor lanterns giving the space a warm, cozy experience perfect for any alfresco dining occasion.
Inside, guests are greeted with a relaxed, nautical-inspired 38-seat dining room embellished with organic design elements that set a warm and neutral tone such as nautical ropes, white linen banquettes, rustic wood dining chairs with maple-top tables, and soft leathers. Chic lighting and two sets of French doors peer out onto the surrounding Tuscan-meets-tropical garden space.
Located just steps away in the restaurant’s back patio, is the Mermaid Lounge which hosts a 36-seat “secret garden” named after its original decorative wall mosaic of a sea siren. The Mermaid Lounge offers additional relaxed al fresco seating with teak tables, canvas director chairs, communal lounge areas, and floor lanterns combined with greenery all around and stringed lights above creating an enchanting, elevated yet intimate oasis in the heart of Washington Avenue.
ABOUT SEAWELL FISH N’ OYSTER
Located at 660 Washington Avenue in South Beach’s vibrant North of Fifth neighborhood, Seawell Fish N’ Oyster is an American seafood restaurant offering an approachable menu of rustic coastal sea fare inspired by locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and flavors. Menu highlights include a raw bar, a variety of finfish and shellfish preparations, and a concise selection of non-seafood items patrons can pair with a curated collection of wines, beers, and craft cocktails. Seawell is open for brunch and dinner and features an outdoor dining terrace in addition to its indoor dining room. For reservations, hours of operation and more, visit www.seawellmiami.com or follow on Instagram @seawellmiamibeach.
ABOUT KIMPTON RESTAURANTS
Kimpton manages over 80 distinctive restaurants, bars and lounges across major metropolitan cities, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Caribbean, and Europe. Helmed by renowned chefs and skilled bartenders, each Kimpton restaurant and bar is an original, from the cuisine to the craft cocktails, to the décor and ambiance — creating a truly immersive experience for guests. Set in warm and welcoming spaces, Kimpton’s restaurants and bars are a gathering place in the communities and reflect the local flavors of each location. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com/dine.