Courtesy Rubell Museum, Miami. © Allison Zuckerman
LEKU brings the pleasures of eating in Spain's enchanting Côte Basque region to 1100 NW 23rd Street in Miami's Allappatah neighborhood, at the new Rubell Museum, opened in December 2019. The new museum is housed in six former industrial buildings, connected and transformed by Selldorf Architects. Located less than a mile from its former home in Wynwood, which opened to the public in 1993, the new Museum is closer to downtown Miami and readily accessible via public transportation. Open for lunch and dinner, LEKU will feature innovative cuisine without losing sight of its Basque roots, following the same principle of adhering to seasonal local ingredients and simplistic cooking methods based on tried and true techniques.
LEKU is-operated by an impressive international group of veteran restaurant and hospitality professionals who understand the level of excellence needed to run a successful fine-dining establishment. The management group includes Jeffrey Chodorow of China Grill Management, Alejandro Muguerza of Le Basque Catering in Miami; Andreas Schreiner of Schreiner Hospitality; Terry Zarikian of the New York and South Beach Wine & Food Festivals, and the 30-year old Executive Chef Mikel Goikolea, formerly of Azurmendi Prêt à Porter.
LEKU's all-day lunch and dinner menus, created by the partners along with Sous Chef, Esteban Martinez Lamas, will please guests with full-flavored, fresh, seasonal offerings served in a magical indoor and outdoor setting, and an impressive Basque outdoor wood-fired Josper grill, the centerpiece for the outdoor area, is the transformative power that imparts flavors of embers and flames to Leku’s seafood and meat dishes. The design aesthetic for LEKU was conceptualized by Alejandro Muguerza and has been carefully curated to feel like a gallery restaurant, an extension of the Rubell Museum.
DRESS CODE POLICY
Whilst Jacket or tie are not required, we do prefer casual elegant when dining at Leku. For men, no tank tops, shorts, or flip flops are allowed.