The Royal at the Raleigh Hotel

The Royal Restaurant at the Raleigh

The Royal restaurant at the Raleigh Hotel

The Royal is located at the Raleigh Hotel which enjoys a rather off-the-radar vibe in spite of the fact that it is one of the most popular spots for celebrities seeking refuge on South Beach. The paparazzi often stalk the exits of the Delano Hotel just next door to catch a snapshot of Paris or Lindsay lounging in a bikini. But the landmark Raleigh and it’s ultra-glamorous Esther Williams-inspired pool have escaped the glare of the flashbulbs—until now that is…

Enter Chef & Restaurateur John DeLucie who put New York’s Waverly Inn/The Lion on the foodie map. Following an interview with the Wall Street Journal in which he sung the praises of opening a new venture in the heart of the South Beach scene, all eyes were riveted on the romantic poolside patio tables which would become the most prized destination for a taste of DeLucie’s American-style fare. The decidedly brief opening menu features a precious few starters of tuna tartare, grilled baby octopus and beef carpaccio, four salads and a selection of oysters, stone crabs and shrimp. Entrees from the grill include a NY strip steak, Colorado lamb and a choice of fish, chicken under a brick or braised beef short ribs. Once DeLucie has a chance to unpack his bags, odds are the menu will evolve. For the moment, scoring a table may require proof of a royal bloodline.

The Royal at the Raleigh Hotel
1775 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139