New Restaurant to Try This Month in Brickell: Ch’i in Brickell City Centre

Brickell City Center Miami
June 8, 2021

Brickell City Centre now hosts The Garden and Mercado at Ch’i, “a high-energy, multi-faceted Chino-Latino concept, combining a cocktail lounge, upscale dining, outdoor garden and market area…”

Located in Brickell City Centre, Ch’i fuses several immersive concepts into one. The 12,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor space boasts three full-service bars, two DJ booths, multiple lounge and dining areas, and a menu of Chino-Latino cuisine inspired by the Chinese cafés that once dotted the streets of Latin America (and later New York City and Miami). The experience begins with the Garden, a verdant open-air terrace with cozy cabanas and plenty of seating, and the adjacent Asian-themed market, Mercado, offering dim sum and other casual bites.

This week, patrons can preview both the Garden and the Mercado. The main dining room, helmed by executive chef Rafael Perez Cambana, opens to the public on Friday, June 18.

Advance reservations are now available online via Open Table.

Hours through June 18 are Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight.

The new name, Ch’i, is a Chinese word for energy. The partners issued the following statement:

“Collectively, Breakwater Hospitality Group and Grove Bay Hospitality Group, have created more than 10 award-winning food and beverage concepts in South Florida. Each concept is born from a place of love and built with the intention to create a fun, safe and inclusive experience for everyone; our first joint venture together will be no different. While the original moniker of our forthcoming concept, Los Chinos, was inspired by only the fondest childhood memories, today we have made the collective decision to change the name to CH’I which means “energy” and better suits and describes the concept and experience we plan to deliver to our guests.

We have worked hard to bring Miami something very special, and we can’t wait to introduce CH’I, set to open in Brickell City Centre this spring. CH’I will be a high-energy, multi-faceted Chino-Latino concept, combining a cocktail lounge, upscale dining, outdoor garden and market area and will be an inclusive experience for everyone to enjoy.”

The Garden and Mercado at Ch’i
701 S. Miami Ave., Miami (in Brickell City Centre)

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