David Bracha

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Chef David Bracha brings more than two decades of culinary experience to Oak Tavern in the Miami Design District. The talented chef/restaurateur, a mainstay on the Miami dining scene since he opened his first critically-acclaimed South Beach restaurant, 411, in 1992, also owns the landmark downtown Miami seafood restaurant, River Seafood & Oyster Bar which has garnered consistently stellar reviews for cuisine, service and ambiance since he opened its doors in 2003. His culinary career began taking shape in the early 1980s in New York where he honed his culinary skills and technique at the legendary La Caravelle, Manhattan's temple to French gastronomy, before spending the next three years rounding out his experience in all aspects of kitchen operations, working with top chefs from New York to St. Thomas.

In 1988, he relocated to South Florida, where he joined Chef Norman Van Aken and Proal Perry at Hoexter's Market and Supper Club, in Boca Raton. Bracha then went on to assist Van Aken in opening two of South Florida's most important restaurants, Stars & Stripes Café and A Mano, at the Betsy Ross Hotel, in South Beach. In 1992, he decided to branch out on his own and opened South Beach's contemporary hotspot, 411, a venerated restaurant located south of 5th Street. In 1995, he envisioned and created a casual upscale seafood concept, Fishbone Grill which opened in downtown Miami, followed by a second location in Coral Gables. In 2001, Bracha opened Jake's Bar & Grill, a critically successful contemporary American restaurant, in South Miami.

A longtime advocate of utilizing local seafood, farmers, and vendors, in 2003, Bracha opened River Seafood & Oyster Bar using the freshest product available to create a menu of dishes reflecting his decidedly modern twist on classic seafood cuisine. The restaurant went on to earn critical acclaim, and became a major downtown Miami dining destination before moving to its new location on the Miami River in early 2014. Oak Tavern, opened in 2012, is a convivial neighborhood restaurant and bar with contemporary take on American cuisine and a selection of delicious small and large plates, nightly specials, daily happy hour within a beautiful indoor/outdoor setting.

Chef David Bracha brings more than two decades of culinary experience to Oak Tavern in the Miami Design District. The talented chef/restaurateur, a mainstay on the Miami dining scene since he opened his first critically-acclaimed South Beach restaurant, 411, in 1992, also owns the landmark downtown Miami seafood restaurant, River Seafood & Oyster Bar which has garnered consistently stellar reviews for cuisine, service and ambiance since he opened its doors in 2003. His culinary career began taking shape in the early 1980s in New York where he honed his culinary skills and technique at the legendary La Caravelle, Manhattan's temple to French gastronomy, before spending the next three years rounding out his experience in all aspects of kitchen operations, working with top chefs from New York to St. Thomas.

In 1988, he relocated to South Florida, where he joined Chef Norman Van Aken and Proal Perry at Hoexter's Market and Supper Club, in Boca Raton. Bracha then went on to assist Van Aken in opening two of South Florida's most important restaurants, Stars & Stripes Café and A Mano, at the Betsy Ross Hotel, in South Beach. In 1992, he decided to branch out on his own and opened South Beach's contemporary hotspot, 411, a venerated restaurant located south of 5th Street. In 1995, he envisioned and created a casual upscale seafood concept, Fishbone Grill which opened in downtown Miami, followed by a second location in Coral Gables. In 2001, Bracha opened Jake's Bar & Grill, a critically successful contemporary American restaurant, in South Miami.

A longtime advocate of utilizing local seafood, farmers, and vendors, in 2003, Bracha opened River Seafood & Oyster Bar using the freshest product available to create a menu of dishes reflecting his decidedly modern twist on classic seafood cuisine. The restaurant went on to earn critical acclaim, and became a major downtown Miami dining destination before moving to its new location on the Miami River in early 2014. Oak Tavern, opened in 2012, is a convivial neighborhood restaurant and bar with contemporary take on American cuisine and a selection of delicious small and large plates, nightly specials, daily happy hour within a beautiful indoor/outdoor setting.

Chef David Bracha brings more than two decades of culinary experience to Oak Tavern in the Miami Design District. The talented chef/restaurateur, a mainstay on the Miami dining scene since he opened his first critically-acclaimed South Beach restaurant, 411, in 1992, also owns the landmark downtown Miami seafood restaurant, River Seafood & Oyster Bar which has garnered consistently stellar reviews for cuisine, service and ambiance since he opened its doors in 2003. His culinary career began taking shape in the early 1980s in New York where he honed his culinary skills and technique at the legendary La Caravelle, Manhattan's temple to French gastronomy, before spending the next three years rounding out his experience in all aspects of kitchen operations, working with top chefs from New York to St. Thomas.

In 1988, he relocated to South Florida, where he joined Chef Norman Van Aken and Proal Perry at Hoexter's Market and Supper Club, in Boca Raton. Bracha then went on to assist Van Aken in opening two of South Florida's most important restaurants, Stars & Stripes Café and A Mano, at the Betsy Ross Hotel, in South Beach. In 1992, he decided to branch out on his own and opened South Beach's contemporary hotspot, 411, a venerated restaurant located south of 5th Street. In 1995, he envisioned and created a casual upscale seafood concept, Fishbone Grill which opened in downtown Miami, followed by a second location in Coral Gables. In 2001, Bracha opened Jake's Bar & Grill, a critically successful contemporary American restaurant, in South Miami.

A longtime advocate of utilizing local seafood, farmers, and vendors, in 2003, Bracha opened River Seafood & Oyster Bar using the freshest product available to create a menu of dishes reflecting his decidedly modern twist on classic seafood cuisine. The restaurant went on to earn critical acclaim, and became a major downtown Miami dining destination before moving to its new location on the Miami River in early 2014. Oak Tavern, opened in 2012, is a convivial neighborhood restaurant and bar with contemporary take on American cuisine and a selection of delicious small and large plates, nightly specials, daily happy hour within a beautiful indoor/outdoor setting.

Chef David Bracha brings more than two decades of culinary experience to Oak Tavern in the Miami Design District. The talented chef/restaurateur, a mainstay on the Miami dining scene since he opened his first critically-acclaimed South Beach restaurant, 411, in 1992, also owns the landmark downtown Miami seafood restaurant, River Seafood & Oyster Bar which has garnered consistently stellar reviews for cuisine, service and ambiance since he opened its doors in 2003. His culinary career began taking shape in the early 1980s in New York where he honed his culinary skills and technique at the legendary La Caravelle, Manhattan's temple to French gastronomy, before spending the next three years rounding out his experience in all aspects of kitchen operations, working with top chefs from New York to St. Thomas.

In 1988, he relocated to South Florida, where he joined Chef Norman Van Aken and Proal Perry at Hoexter's Market and Supper Club, in Boca Raton. Bracha then went on to assist Van Aken in opening two of South Florida's most important restaurants, Stars & Stripes Café and A Mano, at the Betsy Ross Hotel, in South Beach. In 1992, he decided to branch out on his own and opened South Beach's contemporary hotspot, 411, a venerated restaurant located south of 5th Street. In 1995, he envisioned and created a casual upscale seafood concept, Fishbone Grill which opened in downtown Miami, followed by a second location in Coral Gables. In 2001, Bracha opened Jake's Bar & Grill, a critically successful contemporary American restaurant, in South Miami.

A longtime advocate of utilizing local seafood, farmers, and vendors, in 2003, Bracha opened River Seafood & Oyster Bar using the freshest product available to create a menu of dishes reflecting his decidedly modern twist on classic seafood cuisine. The restaurant went on to earn critical acclaim, and became a major downtown Miami dining destination before moving to its new location on the Miami River in early 2014. Oak Tavern, opened in 2012, is a convivial neighborhood restaurant and bar with contemporary take on American cuisine and a selection of delicious small and large plates, nightly specials, daily happy hour within a beautiful indoor/outdoor setting.