Apr 3, 2024 - News

Rubell Museum restaurant Leku changes name, menu

An assortment of food offerings from Leku

Photo: Courtesy of Leku Fish & Garden

Leku, the upscale Spanish restaurant at the Rubell Museum, is rebranding to cater to seafood lovers.

State of plate: The Allapattah eatery is changing its name to Leku Fish & Garden and overhauling its menu, though it will continue to specialize in Basque food traditions.

  • New menu items launching this Friday include artisanal tinned seafood "preservas," a crab rillette with caviar and homemade brioche, and a tuna loin with coffee, blue cheese and pine nut sauce.
  • You can choose how your fish is prepared with new "Fish Your Way" options.

But don't worry, some of our favorite dishes — like the creamy Basque cheesecake — are staying on the menu.

  • Other holdovers include the Cantabrian bread with housemade smoked butter, the Spanish croquetas, the fondant calabaza and the tartar de Ibérico.
  • And there are still meat options, like an Australian wagyu picanha and an oxtail stew with pine nuts and chickpeas.

💭 Martin's thought bubble: I'm going to miss the carrillera de wagyu and all its creamy, tender goodness!

  • But I'm very relieved that Leku's famously fluffy cheesecake made the cut.

If you go: 1100 NW 23rd St.

  • Open Wednesday–Saturday, 12pm–3pm (lunch) and 6pm–10pm (dinner). Open Sunday for brunch, 12pm–8pm.

This story has been corrected to reflect one of the holdovers from the previous menu is a tartar de Ibérico (not a tartar de remolacha).


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