Winker’s Diner: A Brand-New Casual Eatery

GROOT HOSPITALITY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE ARRIVAL OF WINKER’S DINER, WHICH JUST OPENED ON MIAMI BEACH’S ALTON ROAD. DELIVERING CLASSIC FOOD AND DRINK WITH CURRENT TWISTS.

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This 240-seat, day-to-night outpost offers staple fare under a sleek, retro-modern . The restaurant gets its title from Groot Hospitality founder David Grutman’s pet cat; the one-eyed feline, who goes by the same name, is a cherished member of the Grutman family. Each of Grutman’s properties are deeply personal projects; Winker’s Diner stands as a heartfelt wink-and-nod to a communal atmosphere and experience. “Winker’s is my version of a classic neighborhood diner—a place where you know you’ll always find a familial atmosphere and easygoing comfort food,” says David Grutman. “It’s also a spot that has something for everyone. From families to friends, we’ve got you covered.”

Winker’s Diner serves up an expansive menu including shareable dishes, all-day breakfast plates, upgraded deli-style sandwiches, salads, and traditional mains—yet everything is done with an elevated hand. Where all-day breakfast menus may have once solely included omelets and pancakes, Winker’s adds an inventive Cinnamon Roll French Toast. Highlight sandwiches include Winker’s signature The Club, Jah Mama’s Crispy Chicken, and Dave’s Pastrami. For a hearty salad, there’s a Lobster Cobb, while comfort-style entrees include Prime Rib, Coconut Shrimp, and much more. And, no diner would be complete without extravagant desserts including banana pudding, Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake, and one-of-a-kind milkshakes in custom flavors such as Key Lime and Orange Creamsicle.Designed by the New York-based firm ICRAVE, Winker’s Diner features teal blue pullman leather booths, nostalgic bronzed-metal accents, and three-dimensional pastel walls that are layered with starburst panels and custom triangular sconces. At the same time, the Art Deco-infused aesthetic is balanced by a modern-day Miami Beach gloss—sleek space. Winker’s Diner captures all of the charm of a classic coffee shop, but it fits perfectly into the 2020’s. Those walls make for an Insta-worthy moment, too.