London’s Sexy Fish restaurant opens in Brickell, Miami FL

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The main dining room at Sexy Fish Miami, now open in Brickell.

Seafood just got a whole lot sexier in Miami.

The luxurious Sexy Fish Miami seafood restaurant is finally open in Brickell, with an over-the-top design that includes high-end artwork and design and a world-class Asian menu.

It’s only the second location for the hot spot from restaurateur Richard Caring, who opened the first Sexy Fish in 2015 in London’s Berkeley Square. Originally slated to open in fall 2021, the Miami location has hosted celebrity-filled events, including an Art Basel party, but is now open to the public.

If you make a reservation, you better love the ocean, because the sea is depicted everywhere you look. Created by a collaboration between Caring and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, the restaurant features a giant aquarium from South Florida company SeaVisions with live coral and tropical fish. There are 26 bespoke fish lamps by architect and designer Frank Gehry and 10 sculptures and a large relief frieze by British artist Damien Hirst. There are 10-foot-tall mermaid sculptures and ocean-themed glass mosaics made up of 8 million hand-assembled pieces. And you thought you were good at puzzles.

Even the toilets take you on an underwater journey. In the women’s room, the sinks rest on mermaid tails. A hand-carved onyx octopus waits in the men’s restroom. Try not to get so overwhelmed that you forget to wash your hands.

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Another view of the dining room at Sexy Fish Miami in Brickell. KEN HAYDEN PHOTOGRAPHY

If you can take your eyes off the design, you can start thinking about food. Chef-Director Bjoern Weissgerber’s menu will replicate many of the original Sexy Fish’s signature dishes: duck salad, smoked tuna belly, crispy Eringi mushrooms, black cod, king crab and bone marrow.

You can also order dishes created especially for the Miami restaurant, like the Sexy Gold Fish & Crispy Caviar with gold-flake marinated sea bass finished on robata and served with caviar. This is Miami, after all. Every high-end luxury joint should put real gold on your plate. Ask Salt Bae.

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The men’s bedroom at Sexy Fish Miami features an onyx octopus in its design. KEN HAYDEN PHOTOGRAPHY

The bar offers an extensive collection of Dom Pérignon and Opus One, with signature cocktail flavors like elderflower and yuzu, chocolate and wine, lime and meringue, and raspberry and yogurt.

Unsurprisingly, Sexy Fish aims to take on more of a club feel later in the evening, with a late night menu on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and entertainment featuring mermaid dancers, DJs and costumes as stunning as the design of the restaurant.

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The sinks in the women’s room rest on mermaid tails. KEN HAYDEN PHOTOGRAPHY

miami sexy fish

Or: 1001 South Miami Avenue, Miami

Hours: Open at 5 p.m. daily; weekend lunch and brunch to follow

Reservations: www.sexyfishmiami.com or 305-889-7888

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Amberjack tartare at Sexy Fish Miami. BEN CARPENTER

This story was originally published February 3, 2022 06:00.

Connie Ogle loves wine, books and the Miami Heat. Please don’t feed him a mango.

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