Upmarket Klaw Rooftop Restaurant and Bar opens in Edgewater, Miami
The high-rise bay-side epicenter known as Edgewater is giving way to more than condos this fall. Opening in November, Klaw is slated to debut at the historic and fully renovated Miami Women’s Club. Entrepreneur Sasha Krilov and Russian restaurateur Mikhail Zelman, who is behind some of London’s hottest restaurants, including Burger & Lobster, are teaming up on this upscale surf and turf concept.
Klaw, as the name suggests, focuses on king crab from the Barents Sea in Norway, which will go in a large aquarium inside space until it is ready to serve. (’80s kids, this won’t look like the lobster tank inside your neighborhood’s Winn-Dixie grocery story.) He also takes his beef seriously, stealing the USDA Black Angus from the Nebraska, where farmers organize the diet of cattle to improve the texture and flavor of the meat. As with the crab, the beef will be dry aged in a huge display case for anyone entering the restaurant to see.
The space itself is perhaps more remarkable than the menu. Klaw’s home will be the 95-year-old Women’s Club, a five-story Spanish Renaissance structure overlooking Biscayne Bay. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, who worked on Soho House and the Surf Club Restaurant, completely restored and modernized the sprawling 14,800 square foot space. “It’s rare that you find a building with such history and character in Miami, and we’re excited to usher in the next chapter in the life of the Women’s Club. The interiors will have a nice balance between airy and intimate, relaxed and elegant, rustic and luxury, ”explains architect Martin Brudnizkim.
Guests can expect large dining rooms spread over three floors, an open kitchen and, the real icing on the cake, Edgewater’s only rooftop bar with stunning views of Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach. .
Klaw, you had us on the roof.