The Smile, Robins and Grutman opening OTL Tuesday in Miami’s Design District

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7,000-square-foot restaurant and café is in a building owned by Robins’ Miami Design Associates

OTL, a new restaurant and café in Miami’s Design District, is set to open on Tuesday, marking developer Craig Robins’ first foray into the dining scene in the neighborhood he is transforming into a luxury shopping destination.

Robins partnered with the team behind the Smile NYC and nightclub owner David Grutman to launch the Miami eatery, which represents the Smile owners’ Carlos Quirarte and Matt Kliegman’s first Florida concept.

The two-story, 7,000-square-foot restaurant and café at 160 Northeast 40th Street, is in a building owned by Robins’ Miami Design Associates. It’s aimed to be a community hangout with coffee, breakfast, drinks, sandwiches and pastries with an upstairs creative space for yoga classes, panel discussions and designer pop-ups.

“For me, this was an irresistible opportunity to work with the team from the Smile and Dave Grutman,” Robins, who has previously owned hotels and restaurants in South Beach, told The Real Deal.

“David Grutman [the owner of LIV, Story and Komodo] is such a legendary operator of nightclubs and food and beverage, and Carlos and Matt from the Smile have such a unique and special touch…,” Robins said. “It’s going to be another great experience people can have in the Design District.”

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