Brasserie Laurel I Miami Worldcenter | Miami

Michelin star-rated Chef Michael Beltran’s Brasserie Laurel restaurant will open at downtown Miami’s Miami Worldcenter megadevelopment.

Beltran and his Ariete Hospitality Group’s restaurant leased almost 3,000 square feet at the base of the Caoba apartment tower at 698 Northeast First Avenue and along the Seventh Street pedestrian promenade, according to a Miami Worldcenter news release. Brasserie Laurel will set up shop this month, making it the first tenant to open at Miami Worldcenter.

The restaurant will combine old world and modern by offering French brasserie-inspired cuisine with a Miami twist and classic wines, as well as contemporary cocktails. Chef Ashley Moncada will helm the kitchen.

Also in store for Miami Worldcenter are two other Ariete Hospitality concepts: Chug’s Express, a ‘ventanita’ diner serving croquetas, pastelitos and coffee; and El Vecino cigar and liquor bar, offering mussels, an assortment of meat and cheese, a grúyere burger, foie torchon, and a selection of snacks.

The master developers of the 27-acre, $4 billion Miami Worldcenter are Art Falcone and Nitin Motwani, in partnership with CIM Group.

Aside from Caoba, completed portions of the project include the Bezel Miami apartment tower and some of the 300,000 square feet of planned retail. Among projects on tap are the 351-key citizenM hotel, the 52-story Miami World Towers, and the 50-story Legacy Hotel & Residences with 310 condos, 219 hotel keys and over 200,000 square feet of medical offices.

Related Group and Merrimac Ventures’ plan the 450-unit The Crosby condo, and Naftali Group envisions a pair of supertalls.

Miami Worldcenter also recently scored Rihanna’s lingerie brand Savage X Fenty as a retail tenant, as well as Lululemon, Ray-Ban and Posman Books.

Sports & Social, a dining and entertainment venue, will open at the development’s glass-encased “Jewel Box” retail building and include a third-story rooftop.