Shikany Unlocked…Finally!

IMG_9269IMG_9260Shikany’s namesake restaurant has finally opened in Wynwood and it is every bit as spectacular as I expected it to be. Designed as one big open space, everything is in plain view from the second you enter; a quaint atrium with seating welcomes you, the bar sits to the left, the main dining room right at your feet, and the kitchen in the far back. The decor is mostly in neutral tones with some color pops of aquamarine. The very sexy chandeliers stand out as a focal point throughout the restaurant: clear crystals softly shine through stringed shades. A mixture of clean lines, light and dark wood finishes, and intricate wood wall patterns is shown in all of the furniture throughout the restaurant . The bathrooms were not forgotten here either. You must check out the airplant suspensions while in there. Don’t know where those are? Just look up!

IMG_9312The outdoor garden is both hidden and a hidden gem. Cozy sofas, small cocktail tables, benches and stools combined with a vertical garden backdrop have the IT factor written all over them! The garden area offers its own light-bites menu (separate from the main dining room menu) and is the perfect choice for some before or after dinner lingering.

Chef Shikany’s signature logo is shown off in the all-leather menus, napkins, and even the bathroom towels. Every single detail has been perfectly executed. Everything has a rhyme and a reason here, and I’m sure that’s just how he envisioned it.

Needless to say, my dinner was incredible. The flavors in each dish are complex. You might have so stop, close your eyes, and take them all in one bite at a time.

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Spicy Old Fashioned

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Rock Shrimp Tiradito: delightful amuse bouche

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Wagyu Tenderloin Tartare: beyond delicious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each course is plated beautifully and some even come with instructions on what to do prior to taking that first (incredible) bite. I won’t give much more than that away. Despite it being opening weekend, service was on point: that’s usually very hard to achieve (especially in Miami). Impressive.

Scallops & Sweetbreads

Scallops & Sweetbreads

Signature Logo

Signature Logo

Butter Poached Maine Lobster Mac: this is what dreams are made of, really.

Butter Poached Maine Lobster Mac: this is what dreams are made of, really.

 

Sous Vide Baby Octopus: perfectly cooked and exploding with flavor.

Sous Vide Baby Octopus: perfectly cooked and exploding with flavor.

Asparagus & Morels Tagliatelle: creamy, dreamy and decadent!

Asparagus & Morels Tagliatelle: creamy, dreamy and decadent!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Textures of Chocolate Verrine

Textures of Chocolate Verrine

Avocado Mousse

Avocado Mousse

Beet is on Fire

Beet is on Fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casually elegant, fine dining describes restaurant SHIKANY. I am counting the days until I return!

 

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2 thoughts on “Shikany Unlocked…Finally!

  1. Sara

    Agreed! Was impressed with every element of the place, from the sleek-yet-comfortable seating to the complex dishes to the sophisticated vibe. Lobster mac was definitely a highlight, as was the kona kampachi sashimi. Beets on fire were fire!

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