TUDOR HOUSE [ Miami, FL ]
Tudor House, presided over by Chef Geoffrey Zakarian - the renowned culinary name behind New York hot spots The Lambs Club and The National, cookbook author and top Food Network personality - occupies the ground floor corner space of the Dream South Beach Hotel and what was once the Tudor Hotel, keeping reverence for the building’s history and simultaneously reinventing it. The restaurant’s light, airy décor combines a unique perspective on modern design with accessibility that feels utterly Miami. The venue is adorned with stitched leather banquette seating and back-lit teak screen partitions, while the outdoor dining areas are furnished with striking teak benches, smoked glass dining tables and flowing floor-to-ceiling curtains. Inside, the bars - which once served as the check-in and concierge counters in the 1930s - highlight the original Art Deco aesthetic, skillfully marrying modern design with a storied history, a tactic that Zakarian champions and uses often to inform his restaurants and cooking.