RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. announced that Scarlett’s Cabaret Miami is opening the first Rick’s Steakhouse and Lounge on Wednesday evening, featuring upscale dining as well as a sophisticated upscale lounge, bringing the Rick’s Cabaret New York steakhouse experience to the South from Florida.
The 3,000 square foot Rick’s Steakhouse and Lounge, which seats up to 150 people, is next to Scarlett’s, located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, off Hallandale Beach off I-95, the north-east highway. south that runs through Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Scarlett’s is considered one of the best adult nightclubs in the country, known for its lively nightlife scene that attracts both men and women.
Ed Anakar, president of RCI Management, said that in addition to its menu and selection of premium spirits, wines and cigars, Rick’s will be one of the few, if any, restaurants of its type in the region at accept Bitcoin and open 8 PM to 5 AM, Wednesday through Saturday. Table reservations are required for dinner or bottle service, unless you are already at Scarlett. Rick’s is also available for private parties.
The kitchen is overseen by Executive Chef Bryan Doell, who worked under the direction of Chef Allen Susser, winner of the prestigious James Beard Award. “We focused on developing a select number of high-quality dishes,” says Doell. “Although the steak is the star of the show, there is something for everyone.”
Top steak choices include a 10-ounce Angus tenderloin, cut in the top two-thirds, which has the tenderness of prime tenderloin with the distinct, bold flavor of Angus beef; a phenomenal 18-ounce top two-thirds Angus rib eye steak; and a classic New York 16-ounce striploin.
Top seafood selections include a 9-ounce Faroese Bakkafrost Salmon, with a delicious, rich taste that melts in your mouth; a colossal cocktail of crab meat that lives up to its name; and Key West-style crab cakes with real Key Lime aioli.
Shawn Barnes, general manager of Scarlett’s, created a decor reminiscent of a luxurious and timeless speakeasy, with elegant black and gold leather sofas and banquettes; marble tabletop streaked with black and gold; a black felt pool table; and low, soft gold chandeliers. “Rick’s was designed to appeal to its own clientele as well as complement Scarlett’s party experience with a quieter, more relaxed environment, complete with enticing house music,” says Barnes.