Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Market at EDITION is a casual eatery inspired by the renowned food markets of Barcelona and Madrid; La Boqueria and San Miguel.
Located within the Miami Beach EDITION, at 2901 Collins Avenue, the restaurant — a reinvention of the classic 24-hour Miami Beach coffee shop — features gourmet food counters which serve up the finest selection of global cuisine; putting fresh, locally-produced ingredients to work. Referring to itself as part patisserie, part boulangerie, part salumeria, Market at EDITION is on hand to satisfy breakfast cravings, late-night impulses and all in between; smoothies and juices, savoury and sweet indulgences, mouth-watering oysters from the raw bar, pizza, or a selection of premium quality cheeses and meat from the charcuterie.
The restaurant is accessed via its own entrance on Collins Avenue, or through the hotel lobby — flanked with tropical palms and ferns, and Donald Judd-inspired sofas; and accompanies The Matador Room and Tropicale in a trio of dining spaces at the hotel. Market occupies an impressive 4,600 sq ft space, minimal, contemporary, bright, and with a mixed seating arrangement. Communal tables made from solid American Black Walnut can house the larger parties and more sociable diners, the smaller tables are ideal for those wanting a more intimate experience, whilst the counter-height walnut Thonet stools at the food stations provide the perfect spot for the more curious parties. An outdoor terrace kitted out with potted tropical plants, custom teak tables, and imported Parisian woven bistro chairs, overlooks the famed bustle of Collins Ave.
As you may expect from an eatery created by a chef whose namesake restaurant holds three Michelin stars, the menu is creative, service impeccable — attentive whilst never intrusive — and I’d gladly return, if only to re-live those juicy West Coast oysters. Our dinner was a spectacular experience, the oysters followed by exquisite tuna tartare with avocado and spicy radish; seared salmon served with corn polenta and tomato salad; angel hair pasta; and the show-stopping veal Milanese with spring peas and mint. Dessert aficionados, make sure you leave room for Market’s decadent sundae with salted caramel ice cream, candied peanuts and popcorn.
A superlative bridging of coffee shop to fine dining, Vongerichten’s casual Collins Avenue homage to Spain’s iconic markets is a masterclass in delivering accessibility for the modern, fuss-free traveller, without ever succumbing to a dilution of quality and execution.