Through almost 3-years of intensive construction, street closures, and landscape altering conditions, David Bracha and his team at the River Oyster Bar have stood their ground continuing to serve loyal patrons 7-days a week. Enduring the demolition of its neighbor, Tobacco Road, and the closing of numerous other restaurants and area businesses, Bracha had remained unsure about the fate of his neighborhood favorite, which he opened over 10 years ago, before Brickell became what it is today.
Adding additional excitement to The River will be a revitalization including new decor and new menu items, some of which will be favorites from Bracha’s sister restaurant, Oak Tavern, which closed earlier this year when the building was sold. The Oak’s Chef de Cuisine, Curtis Rhodes, will be a full-time fixture in the River Oyster Bar’s kitchen preparing River favorites, and those form Oak, which include Tuna Poke with avocado & sweet soy; Scallop Tostadas; Crispy Suckling Pig; and Mushroom Crusted Ribeye. Even the most popular Oak cocktails will be available including The Green Mile and a Mai Tai.
Guests will have their first chance to enjoy the Oak additions on Tuesday, June 30th as The River kicks off the Independence Day holiday weekend at a special POP-OAK dinner. The River Oyster Bar will remain open at 650 Miami Avenue for regular dinner service, happy hour and lunch, which includes complimentary parking in The River’s adjacent parking lot.