Restaurateur Brad Friedlander, owner of Red, The Steakhouse and Moxie, The Restaurant in the fashionable Beachwood, the Suburb, of Cleveland, the City -- along with partners Peter Vauthy and Jonathan Bennett -- premieres the second Red tonight at 119 Washington Avenue in South Beach. What to expect: "A unique blend of classic cuisine and the freshest seasonal ingredients served in a contemporary steakhouse."
The 7,200 square foot restaurant, according to Bennett, possesses "the hip, modern feel of Cor-Ten steel, stone, glass and splashes of mahogany". Executive chef Vauthy will trot out ten appetizers, ten sides, and 20 entrees, including certified Angus Beef Prime (on and off the bone), veal chop, kurbota pork chop, rack of lamb, seafood dishes and pastas. "We're not one of a chain of steakhouses," he says. "We can afford to be picky. We order and work with the best. If we don't have what the world says is the best, we search for it until we track it down." Over 500 wines and an extensive list of cocktails should help perk up the restaurant's lounge area.
Red, The Steakhouse is open for dinner only, weeknights 5:30 p.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday until 1:00 a.m. The bar stays open later.