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Miss Dee Nov 10, 2007 02:52 PM

So, so sad... I LOVED their drinks, probably some of the best cocktails in town... they came with a little shaker... great deal for $13. Never ate there, only tried their sushi which was excellent... What the hell Miami?!!

  1. Larry Jan 26, 2008 02:30 PM

    Any update on the re-opening? I tried calling, and couldn't get to a human being. I also tried email, and got no response. Googling turns up nothing newer than what has already been mentioned in this thread.

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      The Chowfather AKA sobe Dec 13, 2007 01:11 PM

      David Bouley at South Beach is coming to town. According to Mr. Bouley, a new ownership group has taken over, and the renamed restaurant is expected to open soon. The menu will be similar to that of Upstairs at Bouley Bakery in New York, which features an eclectic menu of smaller plates from sushi offerings to burgers and Japanese-influenced fish dishes. David Bouley at South Beach, 1669 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-6090.

      http://www.davidbouley.com/

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      1. re: The Chowfather AKA sobe
        lax2mia Dec 13, 2007 01:42 PM

        The concept sounds way more promising.

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          tpigeon Dec 13, 2007 04:20 PM

          Agreed.

      2. Miami Danny Nov 11, 2007 06:51 AM

        I ate at Evolution and I can say that, well, let's just say I sent back the lobster. If you can't cook lobster ($45 more or less) you don't belong in a kitchen. The barman was great,I agree, fantastic, but the room was ugly and cramped, and the main dining room was weird. Sushi in SoBe? Let's not even go there. I'm sure the barman and Bouley will be happy in NYC. They obviously gave Bouley a truckload of cash-who's next for this doomed space? My money's on STEAK!

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          Frodnesor Nov 11, 2007 08:12 AM

          I'm very disappointed the bar and bartender are gone. Definitely the high point of the place.

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            tpigeon Nov 11, 2007 03:55 PM

            agreed about the bar. It was a hidden gem behind an overpriced restaurant.

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              Sobe Nov 15, 2007 02:00 AM

              "David Bouley Evolution, which opened a year ago just in time for a throng of Art Basel Miami Beach parties, has closed, but only temporarily, says the star chef whose name is on the marquee.

              'It is going to be settled this week and a new operating group with much more restaurant experience is taking over,' Bouley said in a telephone interview Monday."

              http://www.miamiherald.com/226/story/...

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                tpigeon Nov 15, 2007 04:26 AM

                Hope the more experienced operators keep the shaker policy. Those drinks are a bargain.

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                  Miami Danny Nov 18, 2007 10:12 AM

                  'It is going to be settled this week and a new operating group with much more restaurant experience is taking over,' Bouley said in a telephone interview Monday."

                  Do I see a Chodorow?

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