Michelle Bernstein's Seagrape: A Florida Brasserie Helmed by Michelin-Starred Chef de Cuisine Steven Rojas
Remember the Mad Men episode where Don Draper travels to California and tries on this other life -- one filled with banana leaf lawn chairs and retro vintage pool homes? Walk into Seagrape, Michelle Bernstein's restaurant at the newly renovated Thompson Hotel, and you'll feel like you're in California of that era.
All photos by Carla Torres
But then a patterned pathway leads you through the lobby and into the 250-seat "Floridian Brasserie," where a green marble horseshoe-shaped bar provides Seagrape's first and lasting impression. Walk past it and into the retro tropical dining room separated by geometric space dividers. Relax on one of the celeste-colored booths, or sink into one of the bright yellow mod chairs. You might not want to open the mangrove-textured menu, but if you don't, you'll be missing out on all the locally inspired cuisine that Seagrape proffers. Think local catch ceviche, heirloom tomato with whipped burrata, and housemade garganelli.More »