We love a good import. New York, London, Paris—if it comes from another metropolitan city, you can bet Miamians will be all over it. This fall, expect all to swoon over Sexy Fish, coming to Brickell straight from the U.K.
It’s owned by Richard Caring, who you may not recognize but whose restaurants you might have patronized in the past: He’s a major stakeholder in several famous, members-only establishments in London, such as the Ivy, Annabel’s and Sexy Fish London. Though if none of that rings a bell, the celebrities who frequent Caring’s spots will—from Johnny Depp and Lindsey Lohan to Katy Perry have all been spotted there.
Sexy Fish Miami will equally be a glamorous haven for glitterati or, at the very least, for people who appreciate fine art. Its splashy interiors—designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio—will feature an installation by Frank Gehry comprising 26 fish lamps, a massive fish tank with live coral and a colorful assortment of tropical fish and 10 artworks by Damien Hirst. The British artist’s single woolly mammoth (Gone but not Forgotten, 2014) at Faena Hotel Miami Beach already draws incredible amounts of attention—10 of his pieces in one restaurant could potentially break the internet.
A large center bar will anchor all of that opulence and serve up the U.S.’s largest selection of Dom Perignon. Not to be outdone by blue-chip art and high-priced champagne, chef director Bjoern Weissberg promises a high-end menu of London’s most popular items: duck salad, black cod, king crab and bone marrow will all be available in Miami.
The restaurant isn’t set to open until later this year but folks can expect a teaser this month as Sexy Fish prepares to unveil its, well, sexy exteriors any minute now. Keep your eyes peeled for it.