Cote Miami is the second restaurant developed under the Cote brand and uniquely celebrates the city’s raw electricity and vibrant nightlife. Building on the success of the New York City location, the Michelin-starred Miami outpost opened in 2021 and evolves the original restaurant’s design concepts, adapting them to the new locale. In a nod to the original, and an homage to Miami’s historical use of architectural neon, Cote Miami’s design pushes the use of illumination, shadow and color to greater extremes. The space is at once theatrical—glowing whites meet dark jewel tones, while gnarled textures meet glossy sheens—and curated, making every visitor feel like a VIP.
The entry hall, a singular space entered prior to the main restaurant, immerses diners in a wash of mono-frequency colored light. The thump of muffled subwoofers momentarily arrest the senses, granting diners a respite from the bustling Design District before entering the high-energy dining room. Designed elements of the New York City location are modified for the space, yet remain familiar to the original.
Photos by Naho Kubota
“[If] the precise design didn’t make you feel like you’re eating 1,000 years in the future…It [all] adds up to create one of the most impressive restaurants in Miami.”
Page count of architectural Construction Drawing set required to build the project to our client's exacting standards
Linear feet of fireproof exhaust ductwork below the restaurant floor allows for the restaurant's signature smokeless tabletop grilling
Foot long production sink in the Fermentation Lab where kimchi is made daily
Miles per hour hurricane winds that the custom front door was designed to withstand
Service stations strategically hidden throughout the space allowing the restaurant team to seamlessly and discreetly serve guests
Linear feet of wooden screens
Color temperature of Maru lights
Square feet of soapstone
Number of Michelin stars received each year since the restaurant opened in 2021