Miami is notorious for its many rooftop restaurants, from wonderful waterfront enclaves to lush rooftop gardens. But one rooftop hideaway can be found in the 5-story Miami Women’s Club. Not only is it a historically rich site but, more importantly, involved in the creation of the fabric of Miami. And it’s absolutely enchanting and elegant!
Klaw, Edgewater’s only rooftop bar, is a surf-and-turf concept by the all-star duo Sasha Krilov and Misha Zelman, founders of London-based Burger and Lobster.
The star of Klaw’s menu, as the name implies, is king crab sourced directly from the depths of the Nordic seas in which they’re kept in giant, custom-made tanks on display at the restaurant. Other bites like lobster, prawns, diver scallops, East and West Coast oysters and more complete the “surf” component of the menu.
The “turf” side is the exceptional cattle-rearing program where farmers carefully curate each cattle’s diet, living conditions and age to produce the highest quality beef. Like the crab, the meat is housed and left to dry-age in custom-made cases on the restaurant’s fourth floor where guests are able to choose their cut of choice.
The drinks menu boasts over 250 labels of Old and New World wines along with a custom cocktail program featuring updated versions of classic drinks. There’s the Mignonette Martini, crafted with Mignonette Brine or The Solstice, Klaw’s signature whiskey sour paired with Kirshwasser, a Cherry Eau de Vie, and blood orange to bring a fresh take to one of Americas favorite cocktails.
If your mouth is currently watering, keep in mind that Klaw’s Happy Hour ranges from $6-$9 on Wednesdays through Fridays from 5:30 p.m to 7:00 p.m.
But now, for the part that has caught everyone’s eye the most — the venue. As mentioned above, Klaw is housed in the 95-year-old Miami Women’s Club in Edgewater. The beautiful building overlooking Biscayne Bay has been fully restored by the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio to retain its Spanish Reinassance allure with dark wood floors, colonial-arched windows, private dining room, open kitchen, and, of course, the neighborhood’s only rooftop.
The elegant 14,800-square-foot space is divided into three floors topped by the breezy and intimate rooftop with uninterrupted views of the bay — talk about stunning!