The bayfront, high-rise epicenter known as Edgewater is making room for something other than condos this fall. Opening in November, Klaw is set to debut in the historic and completely renovated Miami Women’s Club. Entrepreneur Sasha Krilov and Russian restaurateur Mikhail Zelman—who’s behind some of London’s hottest restaurants, including Burger & Lobster—team up on this upscale surf-and-turf concept.
Klaw, as its name suggests, focuses on king crab sourced from Norway’s Barents Sea, which will go into a large aquarium inside the space until they’re ready to serve. (Kids of the ‘80s, this will not look like the lobster tank inside your neighborhood’s Winn-Dixie grocery story.) It’s also getting serious about its beef, flying in USDA Black Angus from Nebraska, where farmers curate the cattle’s diet to enhance the meat’s texture and flavor. As with the crab, the beef will be dry-aged in a massive display case for all who enter the restaurant to see.
Perhaps more remarkable than the menu is the space itself. Klaw’s home will be the 95-year-old Women’s Club, a five-story Spanish Rennaisance structure overlooking Biscayne Bay. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, which worked on Soho House and the Surf Club Restaurant, completely restored and modernized the sprawling 14,800-square-foot space. “It is rare that you find a building with such history and character in Miami, and we’re excited to usher in the next chapter of the Women’s Club’s life. The interiors will have a beautiful balance between airy and intimate, casual and elegant, and rustic and luxury,” says architect Martin Brudnizkim.
Guests can expect grand dining rooms spread out across three floors, an open kitchen and—the true icing on top—Edgewater’s only rooftop bar offering unhampered views of Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach.
Klaw, you had us at rooftop.