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