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Vagabond Restaurant & Bar, the vision of global restaurateur and art curator Alvaro Perez Miranda, is the newest addition to the Vagabond Hotel, the stylish renovation project by famed developer Avra Jain at 7301 Biscayne Blvd. This casual fine dining experience creates an experience fit for the modern-day vagabond, according to Mr.  Perez Miranda who tapped exciting young chef Alex Chang as Executive Chef and 27-year-old Chris Wang as General Manager.

Perez Miranda brings 30 years of experience spanning the globe from Venezuela to Italy to Tokyo to Los Angeles to New York City.  He has opened nearly 80 restaurants, most of which are still in operation today. With a knack for discovering talent, Perez Miranda is confident that he has assembled a dream team for the Vagabond Restaurant & Bar, his first venture in Miami.  “Chris Wang brings with him natural leadership skills, business savvy and financial innovation from his days in private equity in New York City,” he said. “To have a partner of his caliber is a true luxury for a restaurateur like me.  As for Chef Alex, I believe I have found one of the most promising rising stars of the culinary world that I have seen in my 30 years of industry experience.  This is a true dream team.”

Executive Chef Alex Chang is an accomplished self-taught talent, with previous positions at world-renowned restaurants including Animal in Los Angeles, Michelin-starred Pujol in Mexico City, Les Creations de Narisawa in Tokyo and In De Wulf in Belgium. The 25-year-old¹s cooking reflects the tastes of the contemporary vagabond.    The menu includes distinct flavor and new tastes with dishes like Chapulines (Grasshoppers sourced from Oaxaca, Mexico and sautéed with marcona almonds and Szechuan peppercorn), Ibérico skirt steak (marbled pork from Spain served with a decadent xato sauce, charred scallion and mojo canario) and classics like the Vagabond Burger (a no-frills dry-aged beef burger served on a potato bun with American cheese, pickles, remoulade and fries).

High-energy and understated elegance pervade the entire space, while hospitality and service are priority at The Vagabond Restaurant & Bar.  The modern interior designed by Perez Miranda is reminiscent of an art gallery with young, edgy and unique art.

The bars, a centerpiece of the space, features classic cocktails with modern twists, and the wine cellar features carefully selected, small production wines. The cocktail menu and wine lists were carefully curated by Beverage Director Jack Colombo and Chef Alex to complement the food menu.

The Vagabond Restaurant & Bar, 7301 Biscayne Blvd. in the Miami Modern Historical District, is open for dinner 6PM-11PM Sunday - Thursday and 6PM-12AM Friday & Saturday. www.vagabondrestaurant.com