Designed by Miami-based design firm Saladino Design Studios, AQ Chop House was inspired by a throwback to mid-century European design, culminating in a cross between the bold, modern designs of the 1970s and the quieter style of 19th century Italian residential classicism.
The moment guests arrive at AQ Chop House, their eyes will be instantly drawn to the giant, 1930s art-deco style chandelier that hangs from the soaring ceiling. The sweeping ocean views and natural sunlight pouring in through the majestic windows shed light on the handmade walnut dining tables and plush seating. The natural elements of the earth and ocean are drawn into the space with subtle tones of the white and gray terrazzo floor set against a backdrop of hand painted gold millwork details, gold leaf wall treatments, and pops of warm blue chenille fabrics.
The restaurant will highlight the resort’s Mediterranean heritage and feature approachable cuisine that blends a modern steakhouse with Italian flavors offering prime cuts of meat, a selection of crudos, and seafood. Menu highlights include sheep’s milk ricotta with sea salt & extra virgin olive oil, branzino crudo with blood orange & frisee, grilled octopus, short rib ravioli with sage & butter, grilled fish and prime dry-age meats as well as delectable sides from truffle french fries, broccoli rabe to cream of corn and sauté cauliflower with raisins.
The world-class service standards that hotel guests, residents, and locals alike have come to associate the five-star brand with will be the common thread tying this new restaurant to the exquisite oceanfront resort.
To make a reservation or to learn more about the new menu, please call 305.466.9191.