The theatrical Queen Miami Beach restaurant and lounge has expanded its onsite offerings with an intimate new omakase space.
Nestled into the upper wing overlooking the grand dining room, the glamorous Queen Omakase entices guests with a gastronomic experience crafted by the restaurant’s designer, Carlos Rodriguez of Modplay Studio. “The space is marrying the concept of maximalism with the traditions of an omakase experience,” Rodriguez says. “Transcending guests with diverse visual interests layered through architecture, textures, colors, and lighting to create an overall immersive experience within the grandeur of Queen. A space that is both subtle and grandiose and can stand on its own to draw guests in.”
Sheathed behind crimson curtains, Queen Omakase awaits following guests’ arrival via a speakeasy on the second floor. In harmony with the existing Art Deco aesthetic, the secluded dining retreat is bedecked in handpainted wallcoverings layered with textured buckles, while a warm walnut tonality permeates the atmosphere. Vintage lighting further elevates the glitz as it shines upon an eight-person bar composed of black Calacatta onyx. “We worked to maintain that grandeur within the intimacy of the space,” Rodriguez says. “Queen is space to be seen and the omakase is an experience to be felt.”