Miami chef Michael Beltran has officially opened the Gibson Room, an establishment the restaurateur calls simply “fun and delicious.”
Beltran tells New Times that when the opportunity arose to take over the space at the edge of Miami’s Shenandoah neighborhood earlier this year, it felt like he was coming home.
Formerly the Mighty, Beltran took three months revamping the longtime Coral Way establishment from a burger and beer bar to a more upscale take on a classic cocktail lounge.
“I grew up in that neighborhood and remember walking the streets as a kid. I feel very connected to this area. My grandparents still live just a few blocks away,” adds Beltran. “I always believed this space was special, but it was important for me to create a new school cocktail bar ambiance that felt comfortable and fun, without being stuffy.”