City Hall The Restaurant has appointed Luis Lopez — formerly of Soyka restaurant and Williams Island —as their new executive chef. While keeping the menu’s  favorite selections and the Express Lunch at $11.50 per person, Chef Lopez and owner Steven Haas have introduced healthy options such as Gluten Free and Vegetarian selections.

New menu items include Traditional white & black bean hummus - with warm pita, cucumbers, carrots and a roasted red peppers spread; Grilled vegetables and mozzarella pizza with classic marinara sauce; Seared Ahi Tuna with vegetable stir fry, green tea soba noodles with fermented black bean vinaigrette and sriracha aioli; Seafood stew, with fresh fish, mussels, scallop, shrimp in seafood tomato broth served with cilantro white rice.  Chef Lopez, originally from Puerto Rico, has added his own touch to the American comfort menu by adding a 12 oz. grilled rib eye steak with parmesan French fries and truffle butter and Shrimp & grits with Tasso cream, among many others.

City Hall The Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd. (west corner of 20th and Biscayne Blvd.) Miami, FL 33137.   305 764 3130.  Self parking available directly behind City Hall the Restaurant.