Miami, FL 33131
Opened in 2017, LPM Miami sits in the Brickell neighborhood of Greater Downtown Miami, one block from the main thoroughfare, right in the heart of the financial and business district and surrounded by consulates, high-end fashion shops, and hotels such as the Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental. The restaurant has both an informal entrance bar, a terrace for up to 25, a covered dining terrace for 53, and room for 100 guests inside. A delightful zinc bar with a double-height ceiling greets your entrance, giving way to a triple-height ceiling above the adjacent dining area. There are several examples of Belle Epoque styling and details inspired by the French Riviera – Villa Ephrussi in particular – but possibly the biggest talking point of all (besides the food and the drinks, nous esperons) is the extraordinary Barbedienne reproduction of an 1875 bronze sculpture by Anton Mercie: Gloria Victis. The sculpture commemorates the Franco-Prussian War: a vanquished soldier is carried from the battlefield by his muse. Quite, quite beautiful.