Stephen Starr has quite the year ahead of him, and it's about to get even busier. The restaurateur announced he's opening another eatery in Bal Harbour Shops in the space La Goulue once called home. It will be just seconds away from Makoto, Starr's popular Japanese restaurant. Details such as the venue's name and overall concept are still under wraps, but the Philadelphia restaurateur told Miami.com, "maybe French with a twist." The space will be designed by Shawn Hausman who has worked with Starr on some of his other concepts and designed the Standard Hotel in Miami.
In addition to Starr's second Bal Harbour spot, Ted's at YoungArts, a Frank Gehry designed restaurant is slated to open later this month. And in 2015, the hip Philadelphia eatery with a Chinese flair, Continental will arrive at 2360 Collins Ave.
Starr told Miami.com the unnamed restaurant will open before June, and also hinted he might have more planned for the Magic City. Though he began his restaurant empire in Philly back in 1976 at 21 years old, Starr's first foray into South Florida was in 2009 with Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale.
He then went on to open Makoto in 2011, and most recently, Verde inside the PAMM in 2013. Last year he also started a catering company here called Starr Events.
"There is no city in America where I feel this surge of excitement and optimism more than I do in Miami," Starr said to Miami.com.