Plans Filed To Build Multi-Level Restaurant At Historic Miami Woman’s Club By Groot Hospitality & Tao Group

Groot Hospitality is partnering with Tao Group on a big name restaurant set to open at the Miami Woman’s Club on Biscayne Bay.

A spokesperson for Groot confirmed that they are partnering with Tao on the project. The restaurant name has not yet been decided, but it won’t be called Tao.

The new venue will be open 7 days a week, from 11:30 AM until 3:00 AM, according to documents filed with city planners.

A total of 558 seats are planned, with 250 inside and 308 outside. Outside diners will have views of a fountain feature that will be built.

There will also be three full bars serving liquor.

A 75-space surface parking lot is planned in front, with valet parking.

Miami Hospitality Operating Group, LLC filed the plans. The company is managed by Marc Packer and by Tao Group Operating LLC, itself controlled by The Madison Square Garden Company of New York, a publicly traded company.

Tao operates restaurants in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Singapore, and Sydney.

Kobi Karp is the architect of record, with interior design by San Francisco’s Ken Fulk. Richard Heisenbottle is overseeing historic restoration, while Raymond Jungles is doing landscape design.

Miami’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board is scheduled to review the proposal on February 4.

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Baywalk got built in front of this location only months ago, then we get a new waterfront restaurant! Can’t wait for all of Edgewater bay walk to connect. How about they make the Herald site bay walk open up? The huge concrete pad they poured should have triggered that clause.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Before any else posts

Winning!
World Class!
Game Changer!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Density ! Just build it ! Shore Power ! No parking !

Anonymous
1 year ago

… bike lanes, parks, coastal link!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Oh My – you are getting me moist

Anonymous
1 year ago

YES _ Build baby build just cause you say so

Anonymous
1 year ago

Well, that’s what they do in a city, “build.” If you don’t like it, there are plenty of farming towns you can move to.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Metromover extension right next to FEC!

Anonymous
1 year ago

yes – just like NYC !!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Long, long way from it…

POLO
1 year ago

Great the historic building was saved, instead of building another condo tower.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Don’t you just hate seeing capitalism in action?

Anonymous
1 year ago

don’t you love seeing our history and heritage sold to the highest bidder for tax monies for epic-ally corrupt, graverobbing, scumbag politicians to squander away on shite that will never benefit you ?!?

Anonymous
1 year ago

You mean, I was somehow benefiting from the Miami Woman’s Club on Biscayne Bay?

Gee, why didn’t anyone ever tell me?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yes, people benefit from history and a sense of place, which is why suburbia and planned cities like Brasilia are sad hellholes.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Dang, all those broke years I went through and all the while I didn’t know how much enrichment these old structures in Miami where giving me.

Man I’m so glad you’re here to make me aware of that. Those people fleeing Cuba don’t know what they’ll be missing.

Anonymous
1 year ago

All in moderation dude. If everything stayed the same because it was historic there would be no progress. Some things are worth saving and somethings are not. In my opinion this was a good save.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I think you are confusing capitalism with ignorance?

Magazine
1 year ago

Figured this was only a matter of time once David Grutman sold to Live Entertainment. It was always said he and the Tao partners had a gentlemen’s agreement that Tao would not operate in Miami. But this is absolutely great news for Miami nightlife / upbeat dining. They are world class operators.

Anonymous
1 year ago

they are considered tacky in other cities.

Magazine
1 year ago

They are the dominant nightlife / restaurant group in NYC and Las Vegas. Tacky? Perhaps, but that is subjective. Successful? Incredibly so.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Very cool.. Edgewater heating up

Anonymous
1 year ago

Wow, I’ve been to their location in downtown NYC and it’s amazing! I hope they build something even more majestic here❤️

Anonymous
1 year ago

I am groot.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I am groot.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Absolutely no to the parking!!

There is a giant public parking garage right across the street.

KRR
1 year ago

umm someone needs to relax… people enjoy valeting their cars. not everyone wants to go through the hassle of looking for street parking

Anonymous
1 year ago

T-6-8-O They could request a 30% wavier for required parking as they are near transit (metromover + omni terminal).

Anonymous
1 year ago

No way! Need MORE parking!

Tear down the Freedom Tower for a new parking garage!

Anonymous
1 year ago

LOL – I see what you did there 😉

Anonymous
1 year ago

Stuck in a steel cage IS freedom!

Anonymous
1 year ago

great news this is a game changer for this side of bay look forward to going

Anonymous
1 year ago

Where will all the woman go now?

Anonymous
1 year ago

In the kitchen.

Most of them don’t know how to cook anyway.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Surprising location

Anonymous
1 year ago

yeah traffic nightmare

Anonymous
1 year ago

If that bothers you, stay home.

Anonymous
1 year ago

International fine arts collage

Anonymous
1 year ago

Should have done the same with the Unity on the Bay mansion, which could’ve been incorporated into the site plan with a tower (like Paramount before a crane fell on a preserved house), alas “THIS IS MIAMI! SHORE POWER!”

Anonymous
1 year ago

Right on top of Historic Kenny’s House.

Anonymous
1 year ago

tacky