Miami Nights to Bring the ‘Sizzle of South Beach' to Westlake

Dr. Joseph Girgis, a medical doctor, aims to bring a taste of Miami Beach – bottle service and VIP area and all – to Westlake when he opens Miami Nights Grill, Bar & Lounge on Friday, November 6.

Described as a hybrid restaurant and nightclub, Miami Nights will transition from a steak-heavy contemporary American eatery to a DJ-driven dance club, complete with cover charge and dress code, following dinner service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

“I am inspired by the eclectic cuisine and colorful nightlife of Miami and wanted to bring that experience to Northeast Ohio,” Girgis explains. “I am passionate about gourmet food and believe that we are offering something completely new to the Cleveland dining and entertainment scene.”

The core of the menu will be centered on a selection of steaks and chops, mainly Certified Angus Beef Brand Prime cuts of beef, but also veal chops, lamb chops and a lamb porterhouse. Seafood options include shrimp pasta, grilled tuna and whole fried snapper with coconut rice.

A bar menu, served until close, features small plate style items like crab cakes, sliders, shrimp tacos and flatbreads.

Executive chef John Rey has spent much of his career cooking at Firestone Country Club in Akron and as executive chef of Morton’s The Steakhouse in Atlantic City.

Located at 857 Columbia Road, in the former Clubhouse Grill location, the space now features an all new interior with black and white leather banquets, sunset-hued walls and floors, and a light and sound system “beckoning people to dance the night away or simply socialize in a sophisticated, uber cool atmosphere.”