South Beach’s popular Villa Azur, which is part of Shanti Hospitality, a C&C Alpha subsidary, have planted a flag in Miami’s Midtown. The famously French eatery, designed by Francois Frossard and owned by Michael Martin and Jean Philippe Bernard, is known for serious glamour, a beautiful indoor/outdoor terrace and great Mediterranean fare. Since its opening in 2012, it’s been a great way to soak up some serious beautiful-people scene without staying up too late.
Now you can feel the cool vibe even earlier at this more casual eatery at the new Brasserie Azur, which will be open day and night. Frossard came back to create an atmosphere is a bit beach club, a bit garden, with neutral tones, wood, stone and… foosball tables perfect for whiling away (at least part of) the day. The best part might be happy hour from 4-8pm, where light bites and certain libations will be very reasonable. It’s going to be an experience too, with full time stations on display including a rotisserie oven with chickens going nowhere fast, a seafood bar, and a large wine bar and communal table.