Fresh off participating in SOBEWFF’s Best of the Best with their young Coconut Grove restaurant Ariete, restaurateur Jason Odio and chef Michael Beltran are back at it again, this time with a laid-back bungalow of cocktails and burgers called Baby Jane.
A collaboration between Odio (who also owns Sidebar) and longtime mentor, former Opium Group honcho Roman Jones, this spot aims to cater to Brickell-ites with remastered American classics and craft cocktails. Executive chef Michael Beltran will oversee the menu which will be executed by Chef de Cuisine Gio Fesser (formerly of Tuyo). Menu highlights include short rib pastrami tacos, duck and foie croquettas, steak tartare with harissa and malanga and desserts made by Ariete pastry chef (and Hedy Goldsmith protégé) Dallas Wynn that include pie pockets, turtle brownies and lemon bars.
The 40-seater will be designed by Mark Lehmkuhl of Ghosthouse Design who designed Bodega, and will be outfitted with brick walls, fireplace, church pew seats, elk horns on the wall and a tile bar.
Baby Jane is slated to open by the end of March.