Blackbrick Opens This Week: We Get a First Look

All photos by Laine Doss
Cold roast chicken with chili sauce at Blackbrick.
Blackbrick, Richard Hales' new restaurant, brings Chinese cuisine to midtown this week -- just in time for Art Basel.

Chef/owner Richard Hales gave us a tour and a taste of things to come, telling Short Order that he hopes to open the restaurant this Thursday, December 5, with a limited menu for Art Basel. Although the restaurant will have a full liquor license, cocktails will likely not be available in time for the Basel opening.

The former Acme Bakery space is barely recognizable, going from a Kansas-meets-Miami vibe to a kick-ass rock 'n' roll sensibility. Generals Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and Keith Richards watch over the room, which pops with bright red and wicker lighting fixtures.

A mural featuring pop icons takes over the bar, while black-velvet-flocked skulls greet you in the bathroom.

The intimate restaurant makes full use of its 1,780 square feet by seating guests at tables, a bar, and a chef's counter, where diners can watch the action at the open kitchen. There are additional tables outside.

Location Info


3451 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Daniel Encinosa
Daniel Encinosa

Jenni; will defiantly have a vegan 5 course tasting menu


what happened to the picture of Richard with his bare hands on the noodles???

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