South Congress Hotel’s second phase begins on Thursday, December 17 with the debut of Central Standard. The centerpiece of the bar and grill is massive raw bar, where oysters, crudos, and seafood towers will be served. Lobster rolls, prime rib roast, grilled lamb kebab will be featured on the menu, devised by the hotel’s executive chef Michael Paley. On the desserts side, pastry chef Amanda Rockman will whip up cinnamon sugar doughnuts and other sweets.
Cafe No Se, the all-day California-inspired eatery from Paley and Rockman, opened with the hotel in September. Still on the way is Otoko from Paul Qui, which had its opening pushed back to January. His Miami restaurant, Pao, opens this month within Faena Hotel. South Congress Hotel will also include a juice and coffee bar, Manana, with snacks and baked goods.
Central Standard’s hours are from 5 to 10 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday, and until 11 p.m. on Thursday to Saturday.