Wynwood Diner is thrilled to announce it will open to the public on Friday, August 14th, bringing a fresh concept to Miami’s most creative neighborhood. The highly anticipated restaurant venue will anchor the newly developed Wynwood Block, with an expansive indoor-outdoor venue that lends itself as a central gathering place for Miami’s urbanite to work, dine, and play.
With a modern take on the classic American diner, Wynwood Diner is a vibe-driven concept that offers a sleek, yet comforting escape. The multifunctional venue unites three distinct spaces, from the diner to the cafe to the outdoor patio, with each area designed to flow into the next, encouraging guests to wake up with a coffee, host a lunch meeting, and end the day with dinner or cocktails with friends.
The energetic diner space features tufted maroon banquettes, industrial lighting fixtures, unfinished concrete walls and an open kitchen tucked behind a wrap-around diner counter, creating a modern sensibility with a nod to the past. Envision Diner 2.0 – Wynwood Diner reinvents one of the most iconic pieces of Americana and dropkicks it into the 21st century with hints of an old-world European café.
“As a native from Holland, I am happy to be in a space that merges the charming European café culture with a cool, nostalgic vibe of an American diner,” said Jerry Böck, General Manager of Wynwood Diner. Böck brings with him more than eleven years of experience in the Miami food scene, having worked as General Manager at Cecconi’s, Prime Italian, Nikki Beach and Prime 112.
The diverse menu features diner favorites, and steps them up a notch with better quality ingredients and inventive twists. Paying tribute to the classic diner, the menu also features all-day-breakfast options, including nutmeg and bourbon French toast, and specialty omelets like the pork belly, feta and baby arugula omelet. Don’t miss the mouthwatering chicken and waffle club sandwich, made with fried heirloom tomatoes and chipotle mayo with a side of crispy truffle fries.
Head chef Michael Castino aka “Commander In Chef,” comes from an impressive background, having trained with top chefs Jean George and Kerry Simone, with work experience ranging from Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis, to Pride & Joy, and Tavern on the Green in NYC. He believes in using fresh and natural ingredients, remaining conscious of the sustainability within his food resources. The diner serves premium natural beef, nitrate free pork, and all natural chicken and eggs, along with daily baked bread by Zak the Baker and coffee by Relentless Roasters.
Wynwood Diner also offers a unique all-day cocktail menu created by Vanessa Hulsey formerly of Broken Shaker and 27, that features handcrafted cocktails, wines, and an impressive craft beer selection. The den-like hangout is equipped with all things necessary for a proper cocktail, coffee or conversation, with an alfresco cafe extension serving as a prime location for private events, live music, countless happy hours and everything in between.
Wynwood Diner is located at 2601 N.W. Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33127. For more information please visit wynwooddiner.com or call 305.747.7888.