Pharrell Partners with Chef Jean Imbert and David Grutman to Open Miami Restaurant

Pharrell Partners with Chef Jean Imbert and David Grutman to Open Miami Restaurant

Groot Hospitality’s David Grutman, in partnership with Pharrell Williams, will open Swan and Bar Bevy in Miami’s Design District, located at 90 NE 39th Street, this fall. The 13,500-square-foot, 250-seat restaurant and second floor lounge will introduce executive chef Jean Imbert’s Modern Chic Cuisine. Imbert has personally tailored the menu to include favorites from around the world while embracing Miami’s locally sourced ingredients and influences. The menu will emphasize clean eating, ensuring that each ingredient’s origin is known.

As the Miami Design District attracts locals and tourists alike to its high-end retail, Swan and Bar Bevy will be the must-visit dining destination open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, with Bar Bevy open nightly for hand-crafted cocktails. Whether coming for a quick lunch or an elevated dinner, Jean Imbert’s curated menu will satisfy any palate. To complement the global menu, Ken Fulk designed the interior space featuring elegant tones in an upscale and sophisticated environment. Kobi Karp Architecture designed the structure and Raymond Jungles created the magical outdoor garden. Together, each design element will work in harmony to create the ultimate Instagramable setting, a feature that Grutman is known for worldwide.

“Pharrell and I decided to partner because of our shared love of hospitality, food, entertainment and making people smile,” David Grutman said. “We both love Jean Imbert, it was only natural that he would be our first choice to design the culinary experience,” says Grutman.

Imbert began cooking at a young age and now brings over two decades of experience and whimsical culinary style to Swan and Bar Bevy. He won season three of Europe’s Top Chef and his rise to fame soon followed, leading Imbert to become one of the most well-known and sought-after chefs.

“Since first meeting David, I could tell he was the man to know in hospitality,” said Jean Imbert, executive chef. “Together, with Pharrell, we are creating a culinary adventure. I can’t wait to hang my apron in the kitchen.”

Swan will feature an overarching palette of soft hues, fashion-inspired fabrics and jewelry-like finishes including shell pink, creamy opal, and jade green. The main dining room’s horseshoe-shaped bar is sure to be a showstopper, covered in scalloped tile, topped with pewter and backed with glowing pink onyx. Custom banquette seating will be outfitted with a picture ledge, displaying works by distinguished fashion illustrator David Downton. The interior of Swan not only references the slender and graceful habitués of the Design District but also its proximity to the water.

Tucked upstairs above the beautiful restaurant sits Bar Bevy, an upscale cocktail lounge that will feature classic craft cocktails and specialty items. The sophisticated venue is perfect for drinks before or after dinner and will serve as a local speakeasy. A lounge tented in a refined Moroccan-style zebra stripe and illuminated by a brass drum will give guests the option to remain privately secluded or be out in the scene. The sultry and bohemian atmosphere is enhanced with dark wood floors, rich velvet seating, tapestry-like wallpaper and brass accents. The vibe continues outdoors to a rooftop lounge where twinkling string lights and weathered wood seating are softened with Indian block-printed fabrics and accents of velvet and brass.

Swan and Bar Bevy will join David Grutman’s distinct trademark hospitality ventures under his collective, Groot Hospitality. This portfolio includes world-renowned nightclubs LIV (2009) and Story (2012), as well as Grutman’s hit restaurants Komodo (2015), OTL (2017) and Planta South Beach (2018).  With one foot still firmly planted in the nightlife industry, Grutman continues to make major strides as a restaurateur with the other. As leader of Groot Hospitality, he brings his high-energy, high-impact “ fun” to the dining room.

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