Regatta Set To Open Early 2023 In Coconut Grove, With Capacity For Nearly 1000 People

Regatta, a waterfront entertainment and dining venue, announced that it will open in early 2023 in Coconut Grove.

Miami Building Department records show that a construction permit was issued for the restaurant buildout on November 28.

The venue will have five kitchens and indoor/outdoor capacity for 981 people, according to a press release:

 

MIAMI (Nov. 23rd, 2022) — Today Breakwater Hospitality Group’s co-founders Emi Guerra and Alex Mantecon announced its fifth concept Regatta, poised to open Winter 2023. Located on the baywalk overlooking Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Regatta’s design and atmosphere will draw inspiration from its surroundings to create an elevated, yet laid back coastal vibe. With award-winning chefs at the helm of its five kitchens, Regatta’s robust menu will pay homage to the community of Coconut Grove.

“Being locals in Miami and having a knowledge and appreciation for the city and the community, we wanted to cater to what the locals love, and give an unparalleled experience back to the hometown that’s given us so much,” says Alex Mantecon, co-founder of Breakwater Hospitality Group. “We wanted to create a venue that would resonate with the people of Coconut Grove. Our goal is to provide an unforgettable experience in a one of a kind location. Regatta was inspired by the sailing and boating community that we all grew up enjoying in Miami, and has the best bay view in all of South Florida.”

Regatta will expand to just under one acre, totaling 42,710 square feet and encompass three large outdoor bars and 412 seats with a total capacity for 981 people seated and standing. The nautical new concept is inspired by the coast and the project itself is meant to resemble the bow of the boat, surrounded by green lawn space for a variety of new entertainment and wellness programming, multiple decks, a walkway to the waterfront, and direct access to the marina and a dockage for boats. The architect behind the project is John Cardello from Cube 3, with finishes designed by Hexecute.

“One of the reasons Regatta is different from our other venues like Carousel Club and The Wharf is because of the uniqueness of the location,” says Emi Guerra, co-founder of Breakwater Hospitality. “We’re creating this venue around the location, and we wanted to create the right experience for the area. It’s a beautiful spot, and we wanted to do something we knew the locals would love. It’s situated directly on the water with sweeping views of the bay, and it’s really paying tribute to our beloved Coconut Grove. While structurally there are some similarities, everything from the food and beverage outlets, the variety of unique new programming, and the finishes and design are different.”

 

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Melo is sigma and Chad
2 months ago

Classy wharf

Anonymous
2 months ago

We need a classy wharf in Brickell, West Brickell would be perfect with the influx of high-end residencies and would dress up the highway area with greenery and lights and provide shade.

Anonymous
2 months ago

High end residences in west Brickell?? Name some lol

Anonymous
2 months ago

Look them up or take a walk along 2nd Avenue. It sounds like you haven’t been in awhile and should see first hand how nice it’s becoming.

Rick
2 months ago

Lofty coming

Anonymous
2 months ago

The Chetrit development, which will serve that purpose.

anonymous
2 months ago

Can’t wait! The Chetrit development in western Brickell looks beautiful and is going up quick. It looks like it will greatly enhance the riverfront experience.

Lenny
2 months ago

Chetrit’s billion dollar project with 300+ hotel rooms and 1,700+ apartments on SW 3rd Ave.
Stern’s 1 Southside Park on SW 2nd Ave.
Keep up…

Anonymous
2 months ago

Between these ultra-lux projects and existing new luxury developments, the western front will become even more high-end. Retail and residential/pedestrian spaces will be added or enhanced and bring value to greater Brickell ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Anonymous
2 months ago

There was one: Riverside. Too bad they got shut down over noise

Anonymous
2 months ago

Glorified picnic pavilion. Even Bayside Marketplace has more class, at least for the first couple decades of its existence.

Joe CARollo
2 months ago

Hater alert!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Beautiful design! We need more high-volume open venues like this in Brickell, within walking distance to luxury residences. It would be beautiful on the new riverfront or near the metro stop along the underline.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Riverside didn’t last despite having a spacious prime waterfront location. Air rights are too valuable so any concept will likely be part of a tower if directly on the river especially in the Brickell core.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Not if the city rezones it properly to accommodate a small parcel for such a space. The city needs some breathing room as it becomes more dense but not just any basic plot in the center block – it has to be the right location and setting.

Rick
2 months ago

Riverside was exactly that. Shame it shut down, we need another.

Anonymous
2 months ago

No “We” don’t need to see more venues like this in Brickell. Let the Brickell area have its own vibe. Too many venues so close to one another will only lead to cannibalism.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Sure Jan. Nice open air venues where people can thrive leads to cannibalism. You sound like Dr. Fauci.

Anonymous
2 months ago

^
Dr Fauci is a world renowned physician and scientist. But I guess you just listen to all those intelligent people on the right like Gase and president 45 who told you you need something unnecessary like a “Space Force” when we already have an “Air Force.”

Hahahahahaha….

Anonymous
2 months ago

Just a satirical joke. He probably did his best given circumstances. It’s just a metaphor that some might get, since he was extra cautious.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Correction, more of a hyperbolic simile.

Anonymous
2 months ago

^
You can take anything said as a “satirical joke,” that is, unless its said negatively about you

Anonymous
2 months ago

It wasn’t meant to be negative toward anyone. Just referenced a public figure who is associated with public health. Wish him well with gratitude.

Anonymous
2 months ago

^
I see.. when you mention someone, anyone reading your comment should just assume it as just a form of satire. But when somebody cracks back, they’re just being unreasonable.

I think you’re really confused concerning anything you’re talking about.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Don’t disrespect physicists and scientists like that.

Anonymous
2 months ago

So world renowned, he had the once and a lifetime opportunity to exhibit his scientific expertise, ended up being wrong every time he flip flopped, and retired in shame. LOL…

Anonymous
2 months ago

“Masks don’t work. Two masks work.”

Lenny
2 months ago

Dr. Fauci is a career bureaucrat and the highest paid person in the US Government.
His extraordinary work in moving gain of function research overseas and masking the US Taxpayer funded grants was a shell game, and sadly, he won’t be held accountable for any of this.

Jerome
2 months ago

He likely saved more lives by making masking a part of public policy than you’ll ever meet

Anonymous
2 months ago

“Gase”??…Adam Gase screwed up Space Force as well as the Dolphins and Jets?

J.M.
2 months ago

Well, that escalated quickly.

anan
2 months ago

He lives in their heads rent free.

Rick
2 months ago

No, Brickell DOES need some more cool venues like this. Everything opening in the area is fancy “clubstaurants”like Sexy Fish, WET, Alma Rosa, Dirty French, Marion, etc

There’s NOWHERE to hang out other than Moxies, Batch, American Social. We need more hang out spots, less fancy red carpet restaurants.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Amen Rick! Give us some place spacious shaded with cool drinks shade and trees by the water to chill in our flip flops on the weekend. We don’t always want to dress up, but we can. It doesn’t even have to be tall, or have tons of condos as long as there is a bar, food and lots of lawn space.

I think the riverfront would be ideal spot for this given is proximity to I95, metro, central Brickell and downtown

Anonymous
2 months ago

^
Well, don’t you want everything you listed in Little Havana or Hialeah?

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s not as dense of a neighborhood and I think those areas already have chill hang out spots and are less at risk of high density cities swallowing up the open air hang out spaces.

Anonymous
2 months ago

^
The Miami river flows by Little Havana and Hialeah, and Little Havana has a population of about 76,000 people and Hialeah has a population of about 220,400 people.

Brickell only has a population of about 32,000 people.

What kind of density are these two (Little Havana and Hialeah) areas missing?

anonymous
2 months ago

Density means the amount of people within a square footage. Although those places may have more people (not sure is still true), the population is spread out. Those places should have nice updates too. I’m just saying it’s good to preserve some thoughtful open space in Brickell, so it doesn’t feel too congested over time.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Go to Miami Beach or Sunny Isles. Brickell has its own vibe and it should stay that way.

Anonymous
2 months ago

There’s a huge population in Brickell and people want to walk everywhere since there’s so much traffic around the area. People don’t want to drive that far to have a laid back leisure spot.

Anonymous
2 months ago

^
Bingo!..

Anonymous
2 months ago

^
That bingo is for the comment that said “Go to Miami Beach or Sunny Isles. Brickell has its own vibe and it should stay that way.”

Anonymous
2 months ago

Miami Beach and Sunny Isles are great for retirees, remote workers, and tourists, but they are too far to drive to the larger economic hubs of Miami, Brickell and Downtown. Also there’s no metro to these places yet.

It’s important to make sure parts of Brickell and greater Downtown have thought out and inviting residential neighborhoods to attract top tier talent who want to walk to work.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I applied to work at Breakwater Hg HQ, they never hired me! B.i.tches

Anonymous but Famous
2 months ago

There has to be a combination of palm trees and shade trees, as long as the latter don’t block the water views (which local culture loves to do at every turn). The former in the form of royal or coconut palms are also a must; we’re a tropical area not Cincinnati.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I love the date palms or any palms with a pattern on the trunk. They look more exquisite, especially when uplift at night.

anonlatino
1 month ago

this isn’t dubai. this is miami. keep it tropical.

Anon
2 months ago

Nice! Is is accessible from the coconut grove metro stop?

Anonymous
2 months ago

No it’s not. About 20 blocks from the Grove Metrorail stop

Anon
2 months ago

Oh what a bummer – thanks

Anonymoose
2 months ago

just depends on your capacity for walking. 1 mile walk or so isn’t the worst thing in the world. you’d go straight down 27th which is a safe walk for the area, too.

anon
2 months ago

yeah but the walk back plus the travel from the other end, killer

Anon
2 months ago

If you like 2 mile walks.

Anon
2 months ago

1.5 miles I mean.

anonymous
2 months ago

def not a quick walk but hopefully they do something like Freebie where they pick you up from the station and take you into the Grove

Anonymous
2 months ago

no Freebie…pay for your own rides to go get drunk

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s just over a mile from coconut grove station to city hall. It’s not a bad walk at all

Lenny
2 months ago

Yes.
Everything is within walking distance if you have enough time.

Anonymous
2 months ago

There is the free trolley that can get you from the metro station to that area.

Anonymous
2 months ago

This will be fun…

Anonymous
2 months ago

Not if you have police and high end venues to regulate traffic and keep orderly peace.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Obviously you don’t live here. Otherwise you’d know that anyplace with enough shade as this place, with open air fans and breeze from the water is as nice as Spring all year around.

Anonymous
2 months ago

what a great project! Miami winning!

Ok ok
2 months ago

North coconutgrove is really turning out to be an amazing area. Great job with this project

Anonymous
2 months ago

Terrible design. No ambiance. Ping pong tables on grass ??? Not a single tree?? Who will seat on those tables in the Miami heat for dinner or drinks ?? Is it a night time use only place??

anonymous
2 months ago

its a private property so very unlikely youll see that. Maybe youll see them in the area but that can be the same for somebody who lives in Brickell. You could have a bum sleeping right outside your lobby

anon
2 months ago

replace the palm trees with some of the beautiful full ones that line the roads so people can walk along that broadwalk without passing out

Avigdor Mandelbaum
2 months ago

It’s a shame that there are no water features. Miami has very few fountains, etc.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Not impressed.
It should have resi, office and commercial all around the regatta to give it density and livability

J.M.
2 months ago

You must be new here?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Another classy boring restaurant in grove. All these new superficial high end restaurants ruins our beloved neighborhood.

Anon
2 months ago

A new destination for the Mercedes M Class people/ Range Rover Venezuleans.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Downtown Doral serves that purpose. This is for classy native Miamians.

anonlatino
1 month ago

i’m not sure, a lot of them were pushed further west and replaced by new york parasites.

Winter 2023
2 months ago

Winter 2023 is considered “early” 2023???

A calendar.
2 months ago

Winter is until March 20th.

Lenny
2 months ago

The construction permit was pulled November 2022. They will be lucky to be completed by Winter 2023.

Winter 2023
2 months ago

Winter 2023 means October, November or December 2023. Dont be purposefully obtuse. That means this project wont be complete for another 12 calendar months

Anonymous
2 months ago

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, Winter has been at the beginning of every year for about 2 billion years now, catch up.

anon
2 months ago

winter is dec, jan, feb

Anonymous
2 months ago

If you want to be technical, Winter starts December 21st, well into the second half of the last month of the year.