‘Top Chef’ Alum Spike Mendelsohn Opens Sunny’s at The Hall

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Alex Guerra (Caviar Chronicles), Chef Spike, Katy Coffield (RandoMiami)

Alex Guerra (Caviar Chronicles), Chef Spike, Katy Coffield (RandoMiami)

Spike Mendelsohn isn’t new to the culinary scene by any means. Having grown up in St. Petersburg, FL and Montreal, Canada, where his parents operated a restaurant, Spike knew very early on that he wanted to focus his career in the culinary scene.

Most recently, Spike was seen in Top Chef: Chicago Season 4, and opened up an award-winning burger joint in Washington D.C. called Good Stuff Eatery. And, now he has brought his talents to South Beach – literally.


Last year the rumor was confirmed that Spike was opening his restaurant, Sunny’s, at The Hall, the first East Coast hotel from Joie de Vivre, a boutique hotel brand from San Francisco. Sunny’s is true to its South Beach location and casual vibe. The restaurant takes its inspiration from beach cultures experienced by Spike throughout his travels and will welcome all guests to enjoy a delicious, relaxed meal however they please – whether in flip flops while returning from the beach, or dressed up before a night out.


His idea is simple, "a casual courtyard eatery inspired by classic seaside cafes and beach bars from around the world."


In the spirit of casual good food you can expect dishes like the Higgins Beach Lobster Roll, Sunny’s Smokehouse Burger, Islamorada Ceviche, and Aloha Tacos. All I have to say is this – you won’t be disappointed with anything you order at Sunny’s. It’s a guaranteed win.