Inspired by the tavernas of Aegean coastal towns, the original Mandolin Aegean Bistro was opened by Turkey-born Ahmet Erkaya and Greek-Canadian Anastasia Koustioukis in Miami in 2009. It was one of Nick Jones’ favorite places to east during the development of Soho Beach House, sowing the seeds of a happy partnership.
Anastasia Koutsioukis opened Mandolin Aegean Bistro in Miami with her husband in 2009. With a beautiful garden, homespun dishes and a fuss free ambiance it’s become a treasured hot spot with outposts in Soho Houses from London to Berlin and Istanbul. With Miami on our minds, Koutsioukis welcomes Lane Crawford into her home.
Whether you live in Miami or are visiting, having a meal at the city’s beloved, family-run mediterranean restaurant Mandolin Aegean Bistro is sort of a right of passage. Tucked modestly in Miami’s cool design district, the Mandolin crowd is alive with mirth and cachet and the Turkish- and Greek-inspired food is simple, fresh, unpretentious.
Down the block from Mandolin Aegean Bistro — Ahmet Erkaya and Anastasia Koutsioukis’ beloved restaurant — sits its cool younger sister, Mrs. Mandolin. The café-meets-lifestyle boutique is a Mediterranean haven for design lovers to sit and enjoy coffee and home-baked goods or shop global home and fashion brands.
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