Miami’s Iconic Restaurant from the 50s is back with a local and fresh flair
With a new name comes a new chef and a new menu. Chef Roberto Dubois will bring more than 10 years of experience in fine dining restaurants to Vagabond Kitchen and Bar and incorporate it into the new menu, which will debut at the soft opening on July 7th and the grand opening later this summer. Vagabond Kitchen and Bar will be the place for the neighborhood to dine and unwind more than once a week.
Chef Roberto Dubois became passionate about food when he learned to cook from both his grandmothers and started working as a teenager in his father’s restaurant. He learned the art of butchering and the finer aspects of organic gardening, which led him to later open a restaurant. He enrolled in culinary school in El Salvador where he graduated as Valedictorian of his class. After graduating, Chef Roberto Dubois traveled around the world learning different types of cuisines. He continued to gain experience through his time at Juvia, Makoto, Juniper on the Water, Klima and Azul at the Mandarin Oriental. Dubois is developing seasonal specials and incorporating them into the menu by passing down his knowledge to ensure the highest possible quality and attention to detail at point of service.
This new menu has a variety of different style dishes to choose from at fair price points. Whether you are in the mood for small plates and shares, something from the garden, plates or large plates you can find it all at Vagabond Kitchen and Bar. Begin your experience with one of the small plates and share options, a delicious Tuna Pizza with fresh tuna, jalapeno, aioli, tomato and onion, or treat yourself to one of Vagabond Kitchen and Bar’s raw bar options, Ponzu Oysters with ponzu, yuzu and ikura. Enjoy dishes from the garden such as a Cauliflower Steak with whipped feta, chives, nuts and crispy garlic chips or opt for the Cucumber Gazpacho with tomato sorbet, olive oil, almond powder and mint. When it comes to plates, your options are never limited. Have your choice of a seafood dish such as the King Salmon, or main dish such as Steak Frites or Cheese Ravioli with parmegiano, black truffle cream and shaved black truffle. If you’re visiting the Vagabond Kitchen and Bar for a family affair, well, they have you covered. Choose between mouth-watering dishes like the 36oz Bone-In Rib eye, Whole Red Snapper or the Whole Rotisserie Chicken. If you thought the new menu stopped there, you are in for a real treat – this new menu also comes with a bar menu, where there are many delicious options to choose from. The bar menu includes Salmon Gravlax, Pork Belly Buns and Octopus Pinxto, just to name a few.
Enjoy this tasty food while sipping on a delicious cocktail, or a few. Cool off this summer with their Vagabond Club a gin and apple based cocktail made with fresh cucumber juice. Just in time for mango season Vagabond is crafting the perfect rum cocktail made with mango puree and lemon juice called Cross the Street. Berry lovers will rejoice as they sip on Berrylicious, a cocktail crafted with vodka créme de framboise, basil leaves, lemon juice and a fresh mix of berries. The Floradora cocktail is a staple to beat the Miami heat, this vodka based cocktail has hibiscus tea, ginger, lemon and mint. All cocktails are moderately priced at $12.
The cherry on top to this delectable menu is that Vagabond Kitchen and Bar is bringing items found in Wynwood to MIMO. They are popping in local fan favorite dessert staples from a few surprise local favorites. Now this is menu that will bring guests coming back for more to try and enjoy every dish.
Vagabond Restaurant is located at 7301 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33138. Dinner hours include Tues-Thurs 6:00pm till Midnight, Friday and Saturdays 5:00pm till 2:00 am and Sundays 6:00pm till Midnight. Brunch will be served on Sundays from 11:00am – 4:00pm which includes a $29 buffet & $18 unlimited mimosas. Learn more about Vagabond Restaurant at Vagabondrestaurant.com or call (786) 409 – 5635. Email [email protected] to make a reservation.