MIAMI, FL -- The Spring 2014 opening of Earls Kitchen + Bar brings one of North America’s most successful, family-owned, independent restaurant groups to South Florida’s iconic Dadeland Mall. With 65 restaurants – 61 in Canada and 4 in the United States (Denver, Colorado and Bellevue, Washington) the move marks Earls highly anticipated expansion into the Eastern United States. With a fresh and exciting new concept for Miami, Earls is sure to be a destination for South Florida foodies looking for delicious cuisine, a spirited vibe and creative craft cocktails.
The successful concept marries irresistible food with beautifully designed dining rooms alongside fun, lively bars offering diners a comprehensive global menu that serves up fresh, made from scratch ingredients in a dynamic atmosphere.
Stan Fuller, owner of Earls’ restaurants is excited to bring the brand to Dadeland Mall’s redeveloped new wing. “At Earls we believe that the kitchen is our soul and the bar is our spirit”, offered Fuller. “This is apparent in the passion to deliver the best possible experience that goes into everything we do – from our house-made condiments and breads to our warm and friendly servers, to our carefully curated cocktail list. We believe that soul, combined with a great global menu and a beautiful, buzzy dining room will make us a perfect fit for Miami’s diverse, multicultural community and savvy dining public.”
The ingredient driven menu will be overseen by Executive Chef Luke Verkuylen and will feature a variety of authentic global and seasonal dishes, with an eye toward tapping local suppliers for ingredients. Diners will enjoy the expansive selection of appetizers, Certified Angus steaks, tempting salads, freshly baked breads and several unique menu items specially crafted for South Florida appetites. Appetizer highlights will include the crunchy Cambodian Prawns; flavor packed Los Cabos Chicken Tacos and the vibrant Spicy Tuna Sushi Cone. Made to order entrees are paired with dressings and sauces made in-house daily; among them are Earls’ signature New England style Lobster Roll; an authentically spiced Jeera Chicken Curry and a variety of main plate salads including the Champagne Berry Spinach Salad. In addition to great sandwiches, steaks and poultry, fresh sustainable fish will be abundant including Dominical Fish Tacos and Cobia Ceviche. Not to be outdone, tantalizing desserts are prepared in-house and will include classic Earls’ Warm Chocolate Sticky Toffee Pudding; fresh berry desserts and seasonal pies.
With a commitment to using only 100% fresh squeezed in-house juices and handmade syrups, Earls will feature a selection of craft cocktails infused with seasonal ingredients in addition to a curated list of local and regional craft beers. A well-priced wine list will offer a comprehensive wine by-the-glass program along with reserve bottles for special occasions. Beverage Director Cameron Bogue, who prior to joining Earls developed cocktails for Daniel Boulud’s restaurant group, is designing an innovative menu of updated classic cocktails and fun tropical libations; such as the Earls Old Fashioned and Pineapple Ginger Margarita.
The restaurant will be vibrant and multi-dimensional reflecting a refined, eclectic style that runs through the main dining room and lounge; both areas invite guests to dine, drink and converse. Design elements start with a breathtaking sixteen-foot high marble wrapped entrance and an open kitchen. Crisp white textured marble continues through the restaurant paired with warm natural leathers. Custom lighting, an Earls’ signature design element, is throughout. Creating a uniquely casual culinary experience, the kitchen is exposed with peek-a-boo views into the cooking line and even the prep kitchen. Perfect for a night out or just taking a break from shopping with friends, the inviting space includes leather banquettes, large communal tables and booths with seating for up to 300. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors separate the dining room from the wrap around, lushly landscaped outdoor terrace with seating for up to 100.
Earls Kitchen + Bar will be located on the second floor of Dadeland Mall’s newly redeveloped wing at 7535 North Kendall Drive. The restaurant will offer lunch and dinner daily with weekend brunch to follow. Ample parking will be available. www.earlsrestaurants.com
Earls Restaurants Ltd. and the Fuller Group of Restaurants is a family owned operation started by Montana native Leroy Earl (Bus) Fuller in 1982 with their first restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta. Earls is one of North America’s most successful, family-owned, independent restaurant groups, currently operating 65 restaurants - 61 of those in Canada and 4 in the United States (Denver, Colorado and Bellevue, Washington). Bus and his four sons own Earls Kitchen + Bar (Earls is not a franchise), operated by eldest son Stan Earl Fuller (there explains the lack of an apostrophe in the restaurant name) as well as other restaurants throughout Canada & US. This spring Earls opens their 66th restaurant in Miami, in the highly-anticipated new wing of the Dadeland Mall, and later this spring, their 67th location, in Boston, Massachusetts.